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  •  Why not just ban the "semi-auto" part. (0+ / 0-)

    I'm pretty sure hand guns (or any guns) don't have to be semi-automatic.  As I've been told by someone else on Kos today:

    any gun can kill a lot of people efficiently and quickly in the wrong hands. Oswald didn't need an AR-15 to kill Kennedy. He used an old Mosin-Nagant variant. Something most people consider a junk gun, even by 1960s standards.

    The priest said, "Today's sermon is called 'Liars', but first I have a question. How many of you have read Chapter 66 in Matthew?" Nearly every hand went up. "You're just the group I need to speak to," the priest said. "There's no such chapter."

    by Back In Blue on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 12:27:52 PM PST

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    •  Not a junk gun at all (0+ / 0-)

      One of the best sniper rifles from WWII.   Vasili Zaitsev and Ivan Sidorenko both used modified Mosins.

      The thing is, you have to be well-trained to effectively use one.  The same can be said for any bolt action / single shot firearm.

      If you want a second shot quickly and on target, you really need a semi automatic.  Which is why they have surpassed the bolt action and make up the majority of the weapons manufactured today.

      •  Thanks for the info. (0+ / 0-)

        I have to say I do appreciate the technical info I'm learning from RKBA'ers and others here.  

        The priest said, "Today's sermon is called 'Liars', but first I have a question. How many of you have read Chapter 66 in Matthew?" Nearly every hand went up. "You're just the group I need to speak to," the priest said. "There's no such chapter."

        by Back In Blue on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 12:55:22 PM PST

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