"the gun control community has intentionally misled many Americans into believing that these weapons are fully automatic machine guns. They are not. These firearms fire one shot for every pull of the trigger."
This is where the gun prohibitionist lobby, through their allies in the media and academia, has been the most successful in their propaganda efforts.I have seen evidence of this through remarks made not only by the uninformed, but long-time gun owners who should know better. [Don't want to throw the Fudd label around, but they do in many cases fit that stereotype.]
It's up to each of us to shatter these myths. It's more than just semantics. Don't let them control the terms of the debate. Words have meaning.