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Old May 18, 2000, 03:38 AM   #1
MrBigglesworth
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Whew, I would love to have one of these. Being a newbie to the forum I have had a hard time finding out what some of the Acronyms are meaning

RBKA= the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

FFL= Federal Firearms Licsense.
LEO= still searhing the net for this one and have since been unsuccesful.

Also what about desgnations for guns and forms that are filled out?
4473 forms?
1911 = I still have no idea what it is.

The reason I ask about an acronym page is because in my newbie status of owning a gun and learning new stuff all the time I dont want to be branded a newbie or chided for my current knowledge gun lingo by the population here.

Thank you for your time.
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Old May 18, 2000, 05:08 AM   #2
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LEO=Law Enforcement Officer
LEA=Law Enforcement Agency
1911=the best damn pistol ever designed, courtesy of John M. Browning (Government Model)

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Old May 18, 2000, 06:34 AM   #3
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Mr. B,

Here's a glossary of computer terms:
http://www.matisse.net/files/glossary.html

For more terms, you can use a search engine such as dogpile: www.dogpile.com or a host of others.

You're in trouble, bub! This darned internet thing can be contagious and chronic!

Have fun!

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Old May 18, 2000, 07:31 AM   #4
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SENSOP is putting together a list of acronyms that are used here at TFL. Should be done rather soon by now...
hint
hint
hint
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Old May 18, 2000, 07:34 AM   #5
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Those are very helpful links, Dennis. I learned quite a bit at the Matisse page.

I have a list of acronyms that I've seen on TFL from time to time. I have passed that list on to another TFL member who is compiling the "definitive" TFL list of acronyms and abbreviations. We hope to eventually post the list, or make it a permanent reference somewhere on the site.

Of course, Sensop will have to get his mind off mannequins before he can complete this project.

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Old May 18, 2000, 09:48 PM   #6
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Cool thanx guys. I am on the up and up for computer acronyms and all. Been in the ISP field for over 4 years. Its the guns and related acronyms I am having a hard time getting used to and memorizing.
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Old May 18, 2000, 11:24 PM   #7
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TBM,

You and Dennis have been very patient, I will concede. Check your email.

BTW, I see this as a growing, living document. Just like the Constitution.
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Old May 19, 2000, 06:10 PM   #8
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Oy! ... !
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Old May 20, 2000, 12:43 AM   #9
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Heh, heh.
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Old June 4, 2000, 12:11 PM   #10
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Many thanks to sensop and TheBluesMan for the contribution. You'll find the Acronym List is linked at the top of each page. It's permanently listed in the Library.
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Old June 4, 2000, 02:13 PM   #11
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Never mind.

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[This message has been edited by LawDog (edited June 04, 2000).]
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Old June 6, 2000, 03:31 PM   #12
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A few others I would add to the list

1) CRPA - should be amended to include California Rifle and Pistol Assoc.

2) FUMP - F*ckup of Massive Proportions

3) POTUS - President of the United States

4) SCOTUS - Supreme Court of the United States

5) KMA - Kiss my *ss

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