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The Truth About Guns

LeoNeighn Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 7:49 PM
LOL. And I suppose the same goes for sharp rocks and pointed sticks ? When such useful things used to be taught in public schools, I got by with an average grade in metal-shop and chemistry, and I KNOW I could walk into an average hardware store and purchase what I need to MAKE a workable, useable firearm. Bring peace to society through disarmament ? I suppose we could ban those nasty pre-frontal lobes humans are born with. Yeah, thats it. Lobotomy for everyone !

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...