Falcon, I am nominating you for a Joe Louis Award.
The award to the individual who most succeeds in displaying traits that are a credit to his race.
PS: This is much more prestigious than a Nobel.
Really, thats the only difference between a handgun and a rifle?
You can't just choose one characteristic and say - well, this small subset is equal, therefore the whole object is equal.
This has zero to do with my argument. I did not argue for, or against, banning. Merely that the ability to have the same number of rounds in a magazine and ability to go semi-auto does not mean they are the same as a whole.
Well what's the defining characteristic that makes it disingenuous to compare the two in that way?
Pistols are smaller and easier to conceal. Rifles often shoot higher caliber ammo, but some weapons defined as a rifle shoot the same caliber. They're both capable of holding similar amount of rounds and at the same rate.
Really, the difference is size, which changes conceal-ability and accuracy.