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The Truth About Guns

Victor56 Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 1:11 PM
As for the high murder rates in the U.S. . . . Does every murder involve a pistol or rifle? What proportion involving a shooting weapon relates to gang violence or other activity involving criminals? Aside from those factors, where is the largest proportion of deaths as they relate to a shooting weapon, Chicago, Washington D. C., New York? All bastions of gun control. Finally, where does a crazed shooter enact his rampage? In Gun-Free zones such as schools, shopping malls and movie theaters . . . When proposing an arguement for your beliefs, objectively look at both sides of the coin. Otherwise, all you're holding in your hands is a slug.

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...