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  •  At the same time, a wound that a person (1+ / 0-)
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    recovers from today, was frequently a fatal in the 1700s.

    The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

    by nextstep on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 12:23:00 PM PST

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    •  So 1 dies not 30 (6+ / 0-)
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      cany, ExStr8, SoCalSal, Smoh, Debby, CA wildwoman

      in modern parlance... assault weapons are weapons of mass destruction. The evidence is quite clear on that.

      "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

      by Andrew C White on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 01:58:06 PM PST

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      •  You might have to go back and look at the (2+ / 0-)
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        original discussions on the 5.56NATO round in the qualification documents.

        I can't quote them, of course, but there was a lengthy deliberation on changing from the standard 7.62 round (.308) to the 5.56.

        The fact was noted that a wounded warrior takes more enemy combatants out of action than a dead enemy.  The 5.56 round met that objective better than a .308.

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