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    A bomb can kill and maim 20 people in a manner of seconds.  I assume the demostic terrorists would use bombs if it wasn't so easy to get a gun.  Btw, what kind of gun did the assasin use?  Was it like a military grade automatic weapon?

    They tortured people to get false confessions to justify invading Iraq.

    by yet another liberal on Sun Jan 09, 2011 at 11:36:36 PM PST

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    •  Nope. Just a handgun. (1+ / 0-)
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    •  Glock 9mm with expanded capacity magazine. (1+ / 0-)
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      These are semi automatic but as anyone who has used one knows, after the first round, repeatedly pulling the trigger allows rapid fire.

      Normal round capacity is 15 or 16 shells with a loader.  This guy seems to have had many more in one clip.

      Last night I suggested steps we could take right now to begin gun control.  Registration of the person and guns; chipping the guns; no automatics; no amour piercing ammunition (police are struggling in the arms race); as much coursework as licensing for a car license; re schooling and testing on a regular basis for gun owners; using a non registered gun, destroy the weapon and jail time for the user; if used in a crime, throw the book at them, destroy the weapon; history database on each gun; destroy all old, non fired or maintenanced guns via amnesty; limit guns per person...

      It's start.  We can't have both: there are too many, do nothing and total gun control today.  We have to start.

      I own and shoot. But I cannot understand why my car and previous boats are tracked, licensed, registered kept in data bases but not guns.  I cannot understand why I as a driver and boat handler have to have extensive practice, coursework and personal examinations but not as a gun owner.  Long past time for change.

      My suggestions landed with a resounding thud.

      "Never, desist till we ... extinguish this bloody traffic, of which our posterity, will scarce believe that it suffered a disgrace and dishonor to this country.

      by Regina in a Sears Kit House on Mon Jan 10, 2011 at 11:08:15 AM PST

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