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The Dark Knight Movie Massacre & Why I Carry a Gun Everywhere I Go

Yrral Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 10:11 AM
.45 was designed to take people DOWN!
Jay Wye Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 12:39 PM
even 200 ft-lbs from a .380 round can hurt,especially a groin or thigh shot.
soft body armor doesn't prevent the impact from transferring to your body,it just stops penetration.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 12:37 PM
the average theater isn't that far a distance.
if you're sitting in the back rows and the guy is at the screen,sure,don't shoot.
if you're closer,fire away. you could save some lives,even if you didn't get a kill or drop the shooter. even if wearing body armor,nobody likes getting shot;it still HURTS. hit the groin,thigh,or a knee(low prob,yes),and they're gonna go down. then you can aim for their head,or someone can jump on them,hold them down until you can get closer.
Nobody72015 Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 10:30 AM
A couple of hits from a major caliber handgun will be temporarily disabling regardless of the type of body armor (except maybe ceramic, & this guy was reportedly using Kevlar) one is wearing, giving the shooter time to administer a more permanent fix, i.e. headshot. Ballistic armor just means that bullets don't penetrate (maybe). Several hundred foot pounds of energy from a 'double tap' .45 has to be dissipated somewhere & the vest sure doesn't absorb much of it. Perhaps you don't have much confidence in your ability or your .45 but there are those of us who do...
Marine's Dad Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 10:19 AM
Here we have another liberal sissy pretending to be a Conservative. He has NO armor over his face and a .45 bullet would definitely do a lot of damage when applied between the eyes.
MickeyG RVN 66-68 from CO Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 10:19 AM
You've never been in combat have you Steve !
I would venture to guess that the folks filing in to see the latest Batman installment in Aurora, Colorado last Thursday evening didn’t figure on over 70 of them getting shot before the credits rolled. The last count I received before filing this column was 12 dead and 59 wounded.

As the news starting pouring in about what happened in the theater this week when Satan’s spawn James Holmes donned Kevlar and a small battery of weapons and opened fire on an unsuspecting crowd, I kept thinking, “One fast-thinking and trained person who was armed/licensed with a concealed weapon...