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The Truth About Guns

Dot462 Wrote: Aug 05, 2012 11:59 PM
The main issue to me is that a gun is an equalizer for women. I refuse to be a victim. If I carry, I can make sure that I can stand back from someone and discourage them from getting their hands on me. I'm too old to win a hand-to-hand combat.
MG formerly minnesotagrandma Wrote: Aug 07, 2012 4:10 PM
ABSO LUTELY DOT!!
I'm a packing grandma. I have said that many times. Happy to see someone who thinks the same.

The tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, has led to a lot of unfortunate misinformation about firearms. Let's try to add some facts to the justified emotion.

Are Some Guns More Dangerous than Others? The shooter in Aurora had three firearms when he entered the theater: a pump action shotgun, a semiautomatic rifle and a semiautomatic handgun.

In a closed, crowded setting like a movie theater, the shotgun was probably the most lethal of the three. Every shotgun shell can spray a half-dozen or more pellets, each capable of killing or maiming a person. Twelve-gauge shotguns often fire five shells, and...