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  •  or probably, entlord, he bought what he figured (3+ / 0-)

    would do best what he wanted -- a Glock isn't a .9mm subcompact, so it's not the most concealable, or a .50 Desert Eagle, so it's not the most powerful, or a 1911A1, so it's not the cheapest big-caliber semiauto. I'm assuming he thought he needed more firepower than a revolver...

    Which means he took the time to think and plan, which means he "snapped" just like I'm Chuck Norris's stunt double.

    So the child in the custody fight -- what happens to that kid, now?

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

    by BlackSheep1 on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 12:49:30 PM PST

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    •  agreed, he chose the best compromise (2+ / 0-)
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      for what he intended.  I have to wonder if he arrived at the choice himself (as folks familiar with weapons are likely to do) or if the dealer had some suggestions.  The conversation between them must have been very interesting.  (I personally think he engaged in overkill with a .40 but that is just a personal bias on my part)

      •  entlord: we agree. (0+ / 0-)

        I bet that conversation would be creepy in retrospect, if the pawnshop owner/preacher (if they're like the Ozarks preachers, they still need day jobs) had a working security camera.

        LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

        by BlackSheep1 on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 01:29:29 PM PST

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