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The Truth About Guns

Luny Tune Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 7:36 AM
John, you can always spot a city boy trying to write an article about guns. So let a redneck make some corrections: First of all the only dangerous gun is one which does not function correctly. It can jam, misfire, or go off when safety is one, etc. Beyond that, guns are not dangerous, people are dangerous. Shotguns do have multiple pellets, from B-B size to full slug size. Except for the slug and Double Ought, it is not the pellet that kills. It is the blast. The pattern is generally less than the size of a basketball, and will not kill many people, maybe two. Read on...
Jay Wye Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 10:56 AM
that's a bunch of nonsense about the "blast" from a shotgun doing the killing and not the pellets.
MSgtJim Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 7:57 AM
Yo, Redneck, I don't know what you've been smoking, but it is indeed the pellets from the shotgun shell, whatever their size, that kill the target! The pattern of the pellets (or shot) varies with distance from the muzzle from the size of a golf ball to several feet in diameter as does the velocity. The number of pellets, where they hit and how deep they go determines whether the target is killed or only wounded. If it was the "blast" that killed then beanbag rounds would be just as lethal as double ought buckshot! Personally I use a shotgun for home defense with #6 bird-shot.
Kenneth L. Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 9:48 AM
Exactly, MSgt. Bird shot is recommended because it doesn't go through a wall and harm neighbors. This is expecially important in a residential area, less important on a ranch out on the great plains of Wyoming.
At close range even 7 1/2 bird shot will stop a bad guy in his tracks. This is what you need for a home invasion in a high-crime, urban area.
Mr. Goodman, thank you for an informative article. My only question is what happened at the end. Did you write more about laws?
Kenneth L. Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 9:48 AM
Imiss40 Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 9:54 AM
MSgt - Correct in the statement - I prefer No.4 Buckshot. It gives a great pattern.
Luny Tune Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 7:42 AM
Continued:
Assault rifles as already stated are a misnomer. A word created by the pundits. If there were such a gun, it would be a military weapon capable of fully automatic spray. Such guns are not available to the public except maybe through blackmarket (created by Fast and Furious?)
What the pundits call an assault rifle, as already stated, are simply semi-autos, hunting action/barrel in intimidating stock. They are not sought after by hunters as you say. To the contrary, they are bought for home defense and in fear of tyranny, a rogue government. That's what the 2nd Amendment is all about anyway.
John, next time you write an article about guns, research with a Redneck who has a better understanding instead of going to the library.

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...