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The Truth About Guns

john7099 Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 7:18 PM
How about facts rather than made up stuff - in Texas car jacking has gone to zero - why - you can conceal and carry or you can keep a weapon in the open legally. When a thug opens the door he may be looking at the business end of a gun - after this happened only a few times - car jacking goes to zero - had one person in Aurora had a gun - things could have been different.

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...