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DHS: Semi-Automatic Handguns Weapon of Choice in Mass Shootings

deprogramming services Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 5:19 PM
The biggest mass murders have all been committed with things other than guns: The Oklahoma City bombing The 9/11 attack The Happy Land arson fire in NYC that killed 87 people An arson fire in Australia in '09 that killed at least 173 people Since the weapon of arson ranks so much higher than guns as a weapon of mass murder, it is useful to point out that the Glock pistol has much in common with the Bic lighter: Both consist of a steel firing mechanism attached to a plastic handle that is packed with as much firepower as it can hold. Both can be used as lethal weapons, but the Bic is capable of a far higher death toll. So should there be a limit on the amount of firepower the Bic is allowed to carry in its handle?
Luscious Lars Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 5:30 PM
Jeepers, I have a butane lighter which is in the form of an M16, combining the worst of both worlds, assault weapons mass killings and arson mass killings. I need to run out to my garage and destroy that thing before it either shoots up, or burns down, my neighborhood. I bought it for lighting my charcoal grill, but I didn't realize the dangers to society.
Carlos_7 Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 5:24 PM
Great point!

(but lost on the lost liberals)

A November 2012 Mass Shootings Analysis report issued by the New Jersey Intelligence & Analysis Unit (NJ ROIC) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security shows semiautomatic handguns are the most common weapons used to carry out mass shootings. The report was issued one month before the Newtown shooting in which, according to the coroner and police, the killer used a semi-automatic rifle.

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