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    Re: Are assault weapons more or less dangerous than pistols?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    It depends on which measure you're using
    Well lets see...

    Pistols used in more crimes, check!
    Pistols killed more people than all other weapon types combined, check!

    I don't know, what measure are you using?
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    Re: Are assault weapons more or less dangerous than pistols?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    It's funny when the pro-gunnies demonstrate an ignorance of firearms.

    Those "cosmetic" features are all functional, which is why the military buys weapons with those features. I don't know what type of delusion leads some people to think the military buys weapons because of their
    "cosmetic" value.
    Well please explain when was the last time someone was bayoneted to death in a crime? Or beat with a flash suppressor?

    You don't know anything about firearms.
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    Re: Are assault weapons more or less dangerous than pistols?

    Does anyone have access to or can link me to statistics that show which States in America have the highest/lowest levels of legal gun ownership compared to the use of illegal guns in the commission of crime? Do such statistics exist?

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    Re: Are assault weapons more or less dangerous than pistols?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    The whole gun control debate coalesces, not around conventional armed robbery or murder, but mass killings by which the U.S. seems peculiarly afflicted. There are no mass killings in recent memory that I can recall that have utilized a so-called assault weapon. In fact, the Virginia Tech massacre, the worst single shooter mass killing in U.S. history, was perpetrated with a .22 and a 9mm pistol. The shooter in that case had copious magazines and could easily reload.

    The essence of reducing mass shooting casualties is to a. keep guns out of the hands of mentally unstable people and b. reduce the ability of mass shooters to quickly reload. Even a brief delay to reload might give enough breathing room for someone to escape or attack the attacker.
    You ignore the use of multiple guns/magazines. While you may have to change magazines (about 2 seconds) more often using 10 to 15 round magazines, having a second gun "at the ready" makes the magazine swap "opportunity" to rush the attacker a very bad plan. Since many (most?) mass shooters do not intend to get away they tend to come over supplied with guns/ammo for the "mission". I am by no means an expert marksman but can use either hand with sufficient accuracy, at under 7 yards, to stop anyone rushing me. If your plan is to count off ten rounds and then "make a move" you have a very bad plan.
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    Re: Are assault weapons more or less dangerous than pistols?

    I think people tend to be less careful with pistol's. People with assault rifles tend respect them more. I don't think as many accidents happen with "assault" weapons as they do pistols.

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    Re: Are assault weapons more or less dangerous than pistols?

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Manta View Post
    Well please explain when was the last time someone was bayoneted to death in a crime?
    I believe the most recent death by bayonet was during the second Presidential debate.

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    Re: Are assault weapons more or less dangerous than pistols?

    Quote Originally Posted by canadajohn View Post
    i believe the most recent death by bayonet was during the second presidential debate.
    lmao!
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    Re: Are assault weapons more or less dangerous than pistols?

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Manta View Post
    Well lets see...

    Pistols used in more crimes, check!
    Pistols killed more people than all other weapon types combined, check!

    I don't know, what measure are you using?
    Try listing gun homicides by the number of people killed.
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    Re: Are assault weapons more or less dangerous than pistols?

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Manta View Post
    Well please explain when was the last time someone was bayoneted to death in a crime? Or beat with a flash suppressor?

    You don't know anything about firearms.
    So it's your belief that bayonets and flash suppressors have no function at all and are purely cosmetic?

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    Re: Are assault weapons more or less dangerous than pistols?

    In capable hands, neither are all that dangerous.

    In incapable hands, both are dangerous.

    The main difference is that "assault" weapons are scarier. People are convinced that "assault" weapons are more dangerous. People are convinced that "assault" weapons are more apt to be used in mass murders.

    People are sheep. Stupid ass sheep.

    Look at what Sandy Hook did. It was basically a cattle call for those bereft of an iota of information about firearms. Hell, even on a political forum, we're swamped with these ignorant sheep.

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