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bossy22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 04:24 PM
Response to Reply #67
75. sorry...you are incorrect
"Since most murders involve targeted killings by people who know each other one could argue that stopping those murders--which could be committed through other means like stabbing or beating--would be far less possible than stopping mass killing that all but require military type weapons."

wrong....take a look at this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_tech_massacre

the weapon used was a Glock 9mm pistol....never considered an assault weapon in any legislation

lethality of the weapon is not dependent upon it having a pistol grip or other military features.

dont forget about this massacre either http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Illinois_Universi...

the key factor in what makes the killer more lethal in these situations is that its an execution...not a gun fight. No one else is armed in most circumstances the victims are concentrated in a small area where there is little room to escape (a class room). with these things in place, almost any modern weapon is deadly...from a revolver to a machine gun.
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