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The Truth About Guns

Imiss40 Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 9:52 AM
Again- The 5.56 is a hotter load than the .223. However, the .223 can be used in a firearm chambereed for the 5.56. The bullet was designed to tumble upon entry. As a military round it was designed to badly wound rather than kill, as when a soldier is wounded it removes two or three people from the field of battle (the wounded soldier and one or two to carry him off) rather than an outright kill that removes only one. The trouble was that the NVA and Viet Cong sucked up the losses and attacked without regard to casualites - cleaning up after the battle. Dead and wounded NVA & Viet Cong were seldom found on the field after a battle. Calculations had to be made to estimate their casualties based upon those bodies found.

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...