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The Truth About Guns

Silas Longshot Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 8:49 AM
If terrorists didn't already have ideas like the batman shooting in mind, they do now. What a fish in a barrel situation. Couple hundred victims packed in a can, with the probability of defending themselves at zero. All guaranteed by gun free killing zones like this. This kind of thing happened frequently in Israel, until they wised up. Now, EVERYONE carries anything they wish to or can afford. Handguns, rifles, Uzi machine guns. Surprisingly, terrorist activity is pretty low, considering the country is surrounded by muslim crazies who are foaming at the mouth trying to exterminate them.

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...