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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-25-07 10:28 AM
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54. I brought this up with people after the Colin Ferguson thing...
...Ferguson being the guy who killed a number of people during a shooting spree on a Long Island Railroad car (including the husband and son of Carolyn McCarthy, spurring her to run for the House).

I know (from range shooting and paintball games) that if I try to fire quickly I have a tendency to pull to the right. So when every armchair crackshot started complaining "if the others had had guns...", I brought that up. If I'd been there, I can't honestly say if I would have hit Furguson, or everyone to the right of him (and I doubted most others would be any beter).

That argument actually managed to derail the more thoughtful ones (alas, the others just kept on going: I was dismissed as "a bad shot").
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