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  •  How could you even use 47 guns? (0+ / 0-)

    Two, one in each hand, I can comprehend.  Carrying two backups in case both guns break - well, there's paranoia involved and all.

    I can not comprehend any shooting spree plan which could use that many guns to begin with.  Fuck, how would he carry them all?

    •  You can't. (0+ / 0-)

      The number of guns he owned is irrelevant, it's being tossed around as a scare quote to further sensationalize the issue. Nobody can accurately fire two weapons at once. Nobody can take more than a few of them  at a time anywhere. Guns 3-47 were utterly redundant.

      The fact of this case is, a man owned guns and made threats and plans of violence, and has been arrested for it. Someone reported it, and the law responded. If and when convicted, his gun rights will be revoked. He is no longer a "law-abiding citizen", he is an accused felon. When convicted, he loses those rights forever.

      This is as it should be. The system worked in this case. It failed at Sandy Hook. But the gun laws and other laws against conspiracy and threats are designed to prevent exactly the situation that happened in CT and could have happened here.

      If someone had reported the Sandy Hook gunman when he was still in the planning or threatening stages, he'd be in jail and his victims would still be alive. That's the kind of outcome we should all hope to see in every such case.

      Responsive, effective law enforcement that gets information and investigates and prevents crimes before they happen is the only thing that has ever worked. We need more of that, not magical thinking about gun bans.

      "Is there anybody listening? Is there anyone who sees what's going on? Read between the lines, criticize the words they're selling. Think for yourself, and feel the walls become sand beneath your feet." --Geoff Tate, Queensryche

      by DarthMeow504 on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 04:46:39 AM PST

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