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  •  dozens of people in seconds...really...? smh (1+ / 0-)
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    happy camper

    I don't think so...it would be great if all the gun banners actually took the time to learn about what they are ranting about...

    It was a semi-automatic...no more dangerous or capable of killing a dozen people in a few seconds then a hunting rifle...he could've done the same damage with a musket...actually he could've done more...

    •  Tell ya what. (0+ / 0-)

      Let's go have an old fashioned duel. You get your musket. I get the semi-auto AR-15. I can fire off six Magnum rounds from a .44 pistol in ten seconds without really trying. Rifle will be cake. Do I get the 30 round magazine, too? I'm sure you'll feel very confident of your prowess as you stand there with your powder horn, wadding and shot reloading after your first round went wild. There's no way I'll be able to turn you into Swiss cheese during that time frame. No way at all. I'm sure you'd win that one. Of course, no way for you to know that I also scored a nice Kevlar vest off of E-bay. I'll be very intimidated by your blunderbuss there, yep.

      "Nothing's wrong, son, look at the news!" -- Firesign Theater

      by SmartAleq on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 06:41:46 PM PST

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      •  The point is..even with firing 6 rounds in 10's (0+ / 0-)

        you wouldn't kill off dozens of people in seconds as you stated...it was a gross gross exaggeration....

        And yea standing in a range you could probably group them, if the .44 didn't put you on your ass...on your feet trying to hit moving targets in a mall....not so much....the spread of the powder and the buckshot would probably give you more of a chance to hit something, than a .44 would...

        •  You don't put buckshot in a musket. (1+ / 0-)
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          It uses a lead ball and the muzzle velocity was fairly pitiful. On the other hand, sending a nice spray of rifle rounds into a MALL at CHRISTMAS TIME is likely to have those rounds going right through some people on the way to hitting others. Especially little kids waiting to see Santa. Not much there to stop a bullet. Dozens. In seconds. I stand by my statement.

          "Nothing's wrong, son, look at the news!" -- Firesign Theater

          by SmartAleq on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 08:54:13 PM PST

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          •  There you go agian... (1+ / 0-)
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            KenBee

            gross gross exaggeration....you cannot spray with a semi-automatic weapon....a human is not capable of that many trigger pulls for a spray...and you wonder why no one will have a rational discussion.

            Oh and about that musket....you can use broken glass as ammo in a musket....but here's some more info for clarity...

            Musket Ammunition

          •  SA - you can't "spray" with a semi-automatic (0+ / 0-)

            weapon. A single round leaves the barrel each time you pull the trigger. If you hold the trigger down only one round will fire. You are confusing semi-automatic rifles with fully automatic weapons. Buckshot was routinely loaded in muskets. Because of its simplicity a musket will fire lots of things.

            "let's talk about that"

            by VClib on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 07:54:46 PM PST

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