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  •  If I'm hearing you correctly. (14+ / 0-)

    I hear the complaint that people who are making the law don't really understand what they're regulating.  (Correct me if I'm wrong as to your criticism.)

    As a result we need to clearly and specifically delineate what we are attempting to ban, if we are going forward.

    The law needs to specifically address the capabilities, not model number, appearance, or any other factor, of the weapon.

    I don't blame Christians. I blame Stupid. Which sadly is a much more popular religion these days.

    by detroitmechworks on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 02:17:19 PM PST

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    •  Exactly! (5+ / 0-)

      And understanding the implications.

      Many people don't know that a pistol can be fired every bit as rapidly as a semi automatic rifle, for example.

      And God forbid a speed loader should be explained!

      It's a moot point to ban a gun that has a little extra plastic and a couple of screws and let another more powerful firearm walk.

      That, and  the people who keep and bear arms are the people that know these things.

      •  A pistol (1+ / 0-)
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        43north

        as in a revolver.

        •  If you're referring to a single action, yes. (3+ / 0-)
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          Phil S 33, Smoh, glorificus

          However, a single action revolver can only usually fire six times before you have to reload it.  ;)

          As we've seen from many of these mass casualty events, the reload period is when they get the perp.

          I personally think that a speed loader is not necessary for anything outside of very specific shooting events OR law enforcement/military purposes.

          Just my opinion, YMMV

          I don't blame Christians. I blame Stupid. Which sadly is a much more popular religion these days.

          by detroitmechworks on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 02:27:18 PM PST

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          •  Which is why (2+ / 0-)
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            Deward Hastings, 43north

            murdering lunatics almost always carry TWO handguns.

            I'm thinking a murdering lunatic may find a speed loader "necessary":

            http://www.policeone.com/...

            With this in mind, let's take a look at a few combat-reloading techniques.

            Revolvers:
            When I entered law enforcement in the mid-1970s, the speed loader was a fairly new device. In the academy, we were still instructed on how to load from dump pouches, which was a perilous endeavor at best.

            The speed loader corrected this problem and made reloading the revolver a much simpler task. This device lets you load all of the revolver's chambers at once, giving the wheel gun a reloading capability similar to that of a semiauto pistol. Carrying a revolver for police service and not having at least two to three speed loaders to recharge it is, well, less than wise.

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