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The Truth About Guns

Phoenomagus Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 3:32 PM
As any Samurai warrior can tell you, it is not the volume, nor the power. of the projectile it is the accuracy. Spraying a crowd of people with bullets, although potentially horrific, is not as effective as one projectile (arrow, bullet, or any other penetrating item) placed between the eyebrows. In a situation like Aurora, the shotgun was the most, potentially, harmful of the choices available. When used in an assault, EVERYTHING is an "assault weapon," even a rubber band or tennis ball. We need to address the "assaulter" not their tools. When we quit honoring them with all the attention, headlines and infamy they seem to get, we may remove most of their prime motivation for these particular acts of senseless violence.

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...