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Sandy Hook Shooting Demands More Than Knee-Jerk Anti-Gun Response

dieseldriver Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 11:45 AM
Fully automatic weapons are illegal to possess without a VERY expensive license and even then you cannot carry it around. NONE of the rifles that were banned as assault rifles are really assault rifles. They appear like one but are not. They have no automatic fire. What they do have is appearance. But they are functionally just like any other semi automatic in that one pull of the trigger and one bullet is fired. Automatics fire a stream of bullets or short bursts of bullets when fired. Huge difference between a real assault rifle and a regular rifle.

One week ago, a lone lunatic took the lives of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Sadly -- yet, predictably -- before the crime scene was even secured by police, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg took to his bully pulpit to issue another in his endless demands for more stringent gun control.

There is no question the Sandy Hook shooting is a tragedy of horrible dimensions. Nor is there any question the incident is another red flag that something is not right with the culture of our nation. Half of the...