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

    Quote Originally Posted by Omgitsme View Post
    No. Because they are going to bring the weapon up, take their shots, then lower the weapon and move on until they find new targets. Someone who is in the military, FBI, or what not may have to keep their rifle pointed down an ally or at a door for long periods of time. That is the difference.
    So you don't think a mass shooter would not want to keep his weapon at the ready throughout his shooting spree?

    I think that is an unreasonable assumption
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    Re: Are assault weapons more or less dangerous than pistols?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    So pistols grips make it easier for a shooter to hold the weapon at the ready for a long period of time. Agreed!

    Don't you think that might be useful to someone who intends on shooting up people for as long as he possibly can?
    Pistol grips on rifles and shotguns change the axis of recoil. Standard stocks are as comfortable to hold "at the ready" as something like an M-16 or an MP5. If they weren't, we wouldn't have used them in every war prior to Vietnam.
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    Re: Are assault weapons more or less dangerous than pistols?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    Pistol grips on rifles and shotguns change the axis of recoil. Standard stocks are as comfortable to hold "at the ready" as something like an M-16 or an MP5. If they weren't, we wouldn't have used them in every war prior to Vietnam.
    Could you tell us more about the change in the axis of recoil? Is it desireable? Why, or why not?
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    Re: Are assault weapons more or less dangerous than pistols?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    So you don't think a mass shooter would not want to keep his weapon at the ready throughout his shooting spree?

    I think that is an unreasonable assumption
    No. Why would they need too/want too?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Omgitsme View Post
    No. Why would they need too/want too?
    Because they could come upon a potential victim at any moment
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    Re: Are assault weapons more or less dangerous than pistols?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Because they could come upon a potential victim at any moment
    And? Whats that victim going to do in the split second it takes to raise the weapon?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Omgitsme View Post
    And? Whats that victim going to do in the split second it takes to raise the weapon?
    Run. Take cover.
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    Re: Are assault weapons more or less dangerous than pistols?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Run. Take cover.
    In a split second? They wont get very far.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Could you tell us more about the change in the axis of recoil? Is it desireable? Why, or why not?
    The concept is to push the firearm straight back into the shoulder pocket to reduce muzzle climb. I personally haven't noticed a significant difference in muzzle climb between either configuration. After firing an AR-15, followed by a Ruger Mini-14, the only change in target acquisition was due to the different sights. In a 12 gauge shotgun it wouldn't be desirable at all, since it would put more pressure and force into the shoulder.
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    Re: Are assault weapons more or less dangerous than pistols?

    Quote Originally Posted by Omgitsme View Post
    In a split second? They wont get very far.
    Split second?

    Sounds like the shooter has the gun at the ready, even though you said he wouldnt
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