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The Truth About Guns

Schism Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 8:22 PM
The law said that you were required to possess a firearm for purposes of defense of self, family and property, unless this would conflict w/religious or "other" beliefs. IOW, if you believed guns were bad and a threat to your kids, or that you simply couldn't afford one, you were covered.

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...