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  •  I'm not sure it's been shown that this weapon (2+ / 0-)
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    waytac, wilderness voice

    was used in the massacre.  A .223 was found in the car, that's all I've seen reported.

    But you are right, there is no right to strut about with huge amounts of firepower, Second Amendment or no.

    You have exactly 10 seconds to change that look of disgusting pity into one of enormous respect!

    by Cartoon Peril on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 06:44:42 PM PST

    •  In fact it was not (4+ / 0-)

      at least CNN is reporting the .223 never left his car.

      •  the very existence of such guns suggest massacres (4+ / 0-)
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        blueoasis, Cartoon Peril, myboo, wmholt

        Just because he didn't get a chance to actually use it in this case seems very much beside the point.  As I wrote above the handguns that are capable of this kind of massive firepower are just as bad.

        Are we going to quibble over the difference between assault rifles and assault handguns?  None of these mass-killing machines should be available to the general public.

        I grew up in a hunting family.  You want to hunt?  Great.  Gun ownership is large responsibility.  Take the tests, register, limit yourself to actual hunting guns.

        These other weapons are no more justifiable than allowing grenade launchers on cars of scud missiles in your back yard.

        Dulce bellum inexpertis [War is sweet only to those who have no experience of it].

        by Fatherflot on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 06:59:33 PM PST

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        •  The killers gun choice is "beside the point"? (0+ / 0-)

          A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward. Franklin D. Roosevelt

          by notrouble on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 09:02:04 PM PST

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