posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 05:51 PM
Originally posted by EqualizerUK
In wake of the deaths in the cinema complex in Colorado, what do people think of the gun law in the US?
I personally think that the gun law needs updating, i don't think civilians need to own massively high powered assault rifles.
What, precisely, is a "massively high powered assault rifle"? It is basically determined by what it looks like, not what it can do. If it has a
wooden stock and wood beneath the barrel, a typical .223 semi auto is a "hunting rifle." Paint the stock black or make it out of metal, and it's a
"massively high powered assault rifle."
Same exact mechanics---different name. we're not talkling fully automatic AK-47s available to anyone over ten in Africa. We're talking semi-auto:
one pull of the trigger equals one shot fired.
A typical .223 isn't really that "massively high powered." You know .22 caliber, right? This is .223 caliber, just a tiny bit bigger, albeit with
more powder in the cartridge. This guy had a .223, a Glock 40 caliber handgun, and a shotgun. The Glock is used in police departments nation wide, a
very very common handgun.