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The Truth About Guns

LeoNeighn Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 8:18 PM
It think it was a Brit named Kipling who wrote . . ."When the Cambian Measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace. They said, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease ! But, when we disarmed they sold us, and delivered us bound, to our foe. And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said,"Stick to the Devil you KNOW". . . . When such things were taught in public schools, I managed passing metal-shop and chemistry, and I KNOW I could walk into a hardware store and purchase what I needed to MAKE a usable firearm. Ignoring reality does not make it go away. Unless, you want to outlaw pre-frontal lobes ! Yeah ! That'd even take care of sharp rocks and pointed sticks ! IDIOT!

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...