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Old May 16 2013, 08:15 PM   #280
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Re: 5 year old given rifle as gift, kills 2 year old sister

gturner wrote: View Post
^ Note: We all don't live in the parts of the country where the police are three minutes away. People who live in the boonies realize that it will be half an hour, at best, before anyone arrives, and then another half hour before they figure out what approach to take.
And nothing that has been put up for a vote would prevent you from defending yourself in those situations. Unless that is you couldn't pass a background check.

ETA: And also, a pump action shotgun would've done just as much damage, if not more. Heck, based on old US Army tests, killing 26 people with an 1819 Hall flintlock would've taken only 8 minutes 14 seconds, assuming that the assailant didn't just start bashing in skulls with the butt of his rifle.
One can run away from a person reloading a single shot muzzle loader with relative ease. So don't go trying to equate such archaic weapons with modern ones.

gturner wrote: View Post
The point being what? You're going to ban axes, flintlocks, and baseball bats, or that you're going to ban any weapon that school officials might have handy? The only people who are going to be obeying your laws are the responders and people already in place, or passersby. Such people have quickly and efficiently stopped many school shootings, often before it rose to the level of a "shooting", much less a massacre.
Nobody is banning anything. They couldn't even get background checks passed.
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