Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:01 PM
I am responding to be involved in dialog, not insults. I def. believe you have the right to your reaction and opinion in this time of sorrow. I do believe your idea of banning all firearms is nieve, and un-realistic...
...First, debatable as it may be, it is my right to legally own firearms and I do. The 2nd is among many rights that has and does make America a desirable place to live, and me proud/lucky to an American. As I said Im a gun owner. And I am not willing under any means to forfiet them or mine/my nieghbors right to have them. Its not concievable to expect any gun owners to. Its my opinion that a total ban would create more criminals, and the raise the number of vics. Not to mention the slippery slope of trying to take away a right garenteed from birth.
Second, regulation is great, if done based on fact not emotion. I do not mean this as a personal attack, but I think your reaction to "wmd" is based on sex appeal (looks/mods), not informed fire arm knowledge (caliber, effective/deadly range, ect...). Remember legallity and regulation effects the law-abiding, not the criminals who ignore such laws anyways. Again, I support informed well thought out regulation.
Not all guns need clips to hold many rounds (My 30/30 for example...no clip yet holds multiple rounds. A small rifle-nothing fancy- but deadly up to 100 yds).
As deadly as they are, you must practice to be effective with pistols. Unfortunately, schools offer a potentually large number of targets all very much confined in a small space. The ol' fish in a barrel. Even used by an amature the pistol was deadly. A pump shotgun would have been even deadlier, shot for shot though. I have practice w/ a glock and a shotgun, meaning I am familiar with eaches' reach, round size/make up, capacity, and potential damage.
...so Ms. lp I responded to partake in dialog, not to insult. I dont know what Id tell the parents. My heart goes out to all involved. But, I don't think "don't worry we are going to take guns away from law abiding Americans, leaving the lawless armed" is what they would want to hear.