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The Truth About Guns

TL671 Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 2:03 AM
In addition to having to get ATF approval, one must get the highest ranking member of their local law enforcement to sign off on their application to own a transferable machine gun. They must also give up their 4th Amendment rights, as ATF came come knocking at any time to inspect your weapon, and it's storage. Then, and only then do you get the privilege to spend $12,000 - $25,000 to buy your transferable machine gun. I forgot to mention, the firearm one is looking to own must have been registered as well as manufactured prior to 5/19/1986.

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...