Originally posted by conspiracy nut
i think u guys are missing my point, i think its ok to have a gun big enough to take down a bear if u live in bear country. i dont think its ok to
have a gun capable of killing and wounding 71 people in the span of 2 minutes. i dont think its ok for an individual to have enough arms to take on a
Strange that a fan of the "Matrix" movies would claim so, but then again the humans that Neo and his friends kill with guns are supposedly "controlled
by machines". It is still strange a fan of the Matrix would claim so when they use several firearms in the movies including when they used a GATLING
GUN, nonetheless a GAU-17/A, a weapon that could kill at least 100-600 times as many people in the time it took the shooter to kill 12 people, I do
find it wierd that you would claim "big guns are not needed"... A gatling gun such as a GAU-17/A can shoot 6,000 rounds per minute, and that's a
medium size firearm...
First of all, the AR-15 is a semi-automatic weapon. This means it fires only one round per finger pull on the trigger. This weapon is not "BIG" with
today's standards on firearms...
Second of all, in an enclosed environment, such as a theater, you can harm many people with a few bullets simply because they are so close together.
One bullet could hit one person, go through that person, and hit another, and hit yet another, which I am almost sure is part of what happened in this
Also, I have to wonder how many people were harmed simply because everyone was in a panic mode and were shoving, hitting, and even running over each
other in order to escape the shooter.
Third of all, with today's technology you can reload a revolver, and even two with enough practice, almost at the same time that you can reload an
AR-15, so you can hit almost as many people with a revolver or two, as with an AR-15 in an enclosed environment.
Not to mention that the killer had several weapons, so if he just bought several handguns without the need of reloading, he would have done the same
damage or even more since handguns are easier to control, and less cumbersome to shoot with in an enclosed environment than an AR-15 and a
edit on 22-7-2012 by ElectricUniverse because: (no reason given)