We've all heard this rhetoric before. While he may have 'grown up around guns' as well as hunts and fishes, he has fallen for the classic lie promoted by the VPC and other gun control groups therefore confusing him on what a 'semi-automatic gun' really is:
The weapons' menacing looks, coupled with the public's confusion over fully automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons�anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun�can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons.Semi-auto: One pull of the trigger. One bullet. That's it.
And when you hear about 'AK-47 Assault Weapons' in the news, odds are good it's just a semi-auto, civilian legal clone, no different than any other semi-auto rifle except in appearance.
For mine, I have 5rnd, 10, 20, 30, 40 and 75 round magazines. The ones I use most often are the 5 rnd's for sighting in and the 20 rnd ones for target shooting. I don't hunt.
If he doesn't like them, that's fine. Everyone has their preferences. But make sure you know what you're talking about before stating it on national television. Here's your sign.