Is it time to start talking about gun regulation yet? Whenever I bring this topic up around Republicans, Iím often met with them wrapping themselves in the constitution and making some outlandish comparison between us and the Patriots who fought during the Revolution. How they make that comparison is beyond me, considering a trained British soldier during the Revolutionary War could fire roughly 3 shots a minute. In addition to the time it took to load, when the trigger was pulled, no one could be sure where your musket would actually fire.
Now, an American has the ability to easily purchase semi-automatic assault rifles and large capacity magazines. A semi-automatic AR-15, the gun used in the recent Oregon mall shooting, has the capability to fire about as fast as your finger can pull.