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originally posted by: recapitulated
a reply to: aorAki
not as high of a percentage as you believe.
federal gun control is about the only kind there is.
BATFE job is to enforce those laws.
there are about 25,000 federal gun laws.
problem is they are not enforced.
there is a mandatory 10 year sentence if a felon tries to buy a gun.
each month about 5000 felond are denied the purchase of a firearm due to IBC.
but no one charges them with a crime and prosecutes them.
originally posted by: derfreebie
originally posted by: Shamrock6
a reply to: Rosinitiate
So we've gone from "they were blanks anybody can see that" to "where are the casings" to "what I really mean is its a squib gun."
Sorry, done with chasing goalposts.
I won't chase anything except the nonsensical, noble Celt. This
magic blank theory is a small distraction from the tragedy and
misplaced... but I'll add my .02 later.
Makes me no less sad about today.
A couple of good people died for no other reason than this self-
absorbed meatstick didn't have the decency to do just the one
who deserved it. It took a little while in painfully similar circum-
stances of my own to realize I'm not worth killing, much less anyone
Back and gratefully to the emotionless reality of science.
Better late than never, but some third grade math for you and
the god guy. It bites at me that somebody believes a video camera
should be able to pick up a slug going supersonic. Here's why the
chances are slim you'll ever see a single frame with a bullet in it,
even at 2560 pixels width a frame (also don't matter):
Gun make or bullet size irrelevant, it's muzzle FPS = 1100... check.
Even a high quality camera; 29.97 fps (oh the irony FRAMES) = check.
So if I've arbitrarily nine feet of bullet path there's only a 25% chance
the bullet will even show up on the way, because 1100/about 30 = 36 2/3 ft.
Look like we might have let that one slip by this frame too. next. NOT.
Even if we could zoom the graininess like Keyhole to get the autographs,
the projectile is already out to pasture. Just had to get it off my chest.
originally posted by: randyvs
So we have another bloodless crime starring Alison Robbie Parker.
As super woman for WDBJ7 taking two extremely close range
slugs. From judging by the recoil a 9mm semi auto and defying
the knock down power associated with that calibur weapon.
In fact, she just kept running right on out of the G-D picture.
Why do we have crimes like this that look so hokey?
Could it be because they are?
Just my little critique.
originally posted by: stargatetravels
Two people got shot and people on here are seriously thinking that the whole thing is fake, the shooter is not the guy they've said, that the woman shot is secretly a man??
I just don't even know what to say - staggering.
People want everything, literally everything to be a conspiracy.
Some of you need to go outside once in a while and take a break.
My thoughts go out to the family and friends of those affected by this tragedy.
originally posted by: elliotmtl
a reply to: Power_Semi
People don't become shooters because they were treated too nicely.
And as an actual victim of abuse, I do not appreciate the sentiment expressed in your post.
originally posted by: P3tr4Q
is there anybody here that is convinced this to be another false flag? another acted up event to distract people from the real stuff happening right now?
originally posted by: Hefficide
a reply to: weirdeel
Absolute straw man / false equivalency. The conversation is about a man who used a gun to mow down three people, killing two of them in the process. He did not choose a car, nor an ax, nor did he attempt a drive-by stabbing. He chose to use a gun - as the vast majority of people seem to do in these situations.
America has a very complex problem with violence and hatred. A problem unique among first world nations. A problem that isn't even typical of many third world nations. And many of us feel that we need to have a discussion about all aspects of this problem.
To pretend that the 2.5 million guns in our country is not a related issue to this topic would be disingenuous and naive.