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The Truth About Guns

TL671 Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 1:50 AM
2nd, Assault rifles do have three position selector switches, but the three positions are safe, semi, and either auto or three round burst. (M-16 A1, A3, A4, M4 full auto, M-16 A2 three round burst) The determining factor in whether or not citizens can buy one is not it's fire control setup, but an arbitrary date, on which the erroneously named "firearms owners protection act" was passed into law, May 19th, 1986, anything manufactured after this date is police, military only.

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...