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The Truth About Guns

Truthisthis Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 1:09 PM
This gun issue is SO OUT OF HAND! Anyone who thinks that by banning ALL guns, we will ALL live happy & safe. GET REAL! There will ALWAYS BE GUNS! NO ONE can take them away from us true Americans! This is our RIGHT! Yes, allot of bad things happen, all the time, that is called LIFE! Try this one out for size: since cocaine & heroin are illegal, that is why there isn't any! GET SMART!-Another fact: guns don't kill people, PEOPLE kill people. America is an experiment, with a high price to pay, for the many freedoms we have! The good, still outweighs the bad.
Jerome49 Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 3:13 PM
Look no further than the American prison system. How many murders are committed in prisons where none of the inmates have any guns? 100% of them, that's how many.

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...