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

Lady Wolverine Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 10:33 PM
And you could do so much better, right?
Earl29 Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 11:05 PM
Actually, working the slide takes a finite amount of time and tends to take one off target momentarily, neither of which is a concern with a semi-automatic. Add to that the fact the slide must be operated fully and that requires a great deal more practice than with a semi-auto, and you can see why your point that a semi-auto is preferred is valid.
DaneChile Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 10:51 PM
Yes, I could. By pointing out that a pump-action rifle or shotgun can be nearly as fast as a semi-auto. The difference is in the capacity and the reload time.

I would also point out that the GREAT majority of firearms favor semi-autos so it should be considered the norm and not an aberration.

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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