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  •  I'll quibble, a little, Texas Lefty (1+ / 0-)
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    once he was inside that building ... he might have, possibly, been stopped. But not without having to confront a trained adult, or better still, two ... a resource not available to the heroic teachers and administrators who did give their lives to protect their students.

    It would've taken a lot more reloading to do the damage he did with a six-shot anything; and if you're old enough to remember "The Rifleman" you're old enough to remember how fast a practiced handler can empty the magazine on a lever action rifle -- I make no claims for accuracy at such a rate of fire, never having trained with a  weapon of that kind.

    But the Air Force turned me from somebody who'd never touched such a firearm to somebody they deemed proficient with an M-16 in just over a week's time (counting extra practice on the weekends), back in the '70s.

    I suspect a .223 revolver can be built -- have you ever heard of a rechambering? -- that could carry eight or 10 rounds.

    People aren't like deer. Deer are either fallen, or in the next county after the second round fires.

    People who keep coming after the first round goes off represent the entire reasoning behind things like the M-1, the M-14, the M-16/M-4, and automatic weapons starting with the Gatlin gun and working forward through the Ma Deuce and the M-60 to today's battlefield weapons.

    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 Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 02:17:48 PM PST

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