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Originally posted by Hijinx
reply to post by AwakeinNM
Standard issue M4 fire selector is safe, semi, and full auto. M16 depending on variant comes with semi, safe, full auto, or semi, safe and three round burst.
M16A2's were issued with sem, safe and full auto.
Any and all armalites, can be configured in either manner, I've even seen some selectors, that provide, safe, semi, three round and full auto. It really depends, on what lower is being used with the upper. If he was using an AR-15 depending on state regulations he could have had a weapon with full auto or three round burst.
Another member above, has mentioned by state law Semi auto is the only available option in his area, so no he did not have either. A majority of civilian fire arms regardless of maker do not offer this option if the state laws do not allow it.edit on 18-12-2012 by Hijinx because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by zonetripper2065
Its suspect, though many shooters can pull a trigger very fast. check out mr Bob Munden
He draws cocks the hammer fires cocks the hammer again and fires again in 0.18 seconds.
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
reply to post by zonetripper2065
You don't believe Adam Lanza was any kind of marksman, do you?
I realize people can shoot very fast semi auto but not young, inexperienced shooters.
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
Originally posted by Answer
You're "very familiar" with firearms, but you don't realize how difficult it is for someone to gain access to a fully-automatic rifle?
The likelihood that Adam Lanza's mother owned an M-16 is so infinitesimally small as to not even be worth considering. Anyone familiar with the regulations and cost involved with legal ownership as well as the difficulty involved in illegal modification of an AR-15 can easily dismiss the idea as ludicrous.
Now, if you're suggesting that Adam Lanza was not the shooter, or that he was not alone... I have no argument.
I am suggesting in a round about way that it is possible Adam Lanza and his mother were as much victims as the children. Listen to the audio of the police scanner; they talk about suspects running, catching one in the woods etc. A single shooter who committed suicide can't run away.
Originally posted by randomviolins
There is no conspiracy. The local law enforcement are not prepared for such an extreme crime so they make mistakes in reporting, during and after. They don't want to be regarded as bunglers so they either withhold information from the press, or tell them something they heard from someone else, who heard it from someone else, etc. Look back on other heinous crimes in small towns, and you'll find that the facts didn't all come out until months or even years later. They were not "hidden" facts, but indicators of amateurish crime investigation which did not reflect well on local law enforcement (see: Jon Benet Ramsey).
Originally posted by Kodiac12
I could swear when i first read about this on msn.com it said this shooting was done with a fully auto glock 18 handgun. Now its an ar-15 like every other shooting and the handgun was a secondary semi-auto.
Originally posted by muzzleflash
reply to post by Asktheanimals
I had a bit of an epiphany while talking to friends...
Now think outside the box for a minute purely in jest:
What if instead of gun restrictions, the ultimate goal is gun sales and proliferation?
All of the big arms manufacturers are in deep with all the other fat cats in banking, industry, etc.
So it could actually add up.
Also consider the fact gun sales have increased this week.
Heck it was my natural reaction to all this propaganda and fear, i wanted to buy a gun. So did my non gun having friends.
Yeah lets buy multiple guns, and tons of ammo, then go expend it and come get more. Lets all be gun grabbers and grab em up before its banned, cha ching $$$edit on 18-12-2012 by muzzleflash because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by DeeKlassified
Interesting post OP, I'm not a gun person so would never have thought of it the way you have.
The fact the shooter had a mask on is also suspicious, why go to the trouble of wearing a mask if you're going to kill yourself? James Holmes also wore a mask?!
Originally posted by Jusvistn
If someone else has mentioned this, I appologize for the repeat, I haven't had the time to read the entire post but a thought just popped into my head....
Does anyone remember the bomb threats at all of those different schools a couple months back? Didn't they come right after or shortly after the theatre killings? I don't remember for sure, but I do remember there were 2 or 3 or possibly more, colleges that evacuated because of bomb threats.
I don't know why or how this would have any connection or correlation, but I remember someone saying that "they were testing the colleges for response time but would hit the lower case schools" ie: high schools, elementary schools.