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Police: 13 dead; 58 injured in Colorado theater shooting

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Unknown, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Nothing showed and the links in them didn't work.
     
  2. MysteryMan

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    Worry worts shouldn't be policemen.
     
  3. trh

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    Your pictures aren't showing up on my PC or my iPad.
     
  4. MysteryMan

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    +1
     
  5. RunnerFL

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    If you mean in http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=3064776#post3064776 your links aren't working.
     
  6. RunnerFL

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    Small mistake or not if you break the law you are no longer a law abiding citizen.

    Having listened to police scanners for as long as I have I can tell you they have a really good idea of what they are in for before they get there. You should pick up a scanner and listen for yourself. The worry that you assume is there clearly is not.
     
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  8. Tom Robertson

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    Exactly.

    Peace,
    Tom
     
  9. sigma1914

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    I don't know guns, but the handgun seems fine, IMO. I have no problem with people owning handguns to protect themselves or having shotguns in the home.

    I'm not familiar with the bigger gun.
     
  10. RunnerFL

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    The only problem I have is the Glock isn't American Made. I'll take my Ruger. :)
     
  11. RunnerFL

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    Nothing personal, I promise, but neither do 99% of the people asking for bans. People want to ban what they don't understand.
     
  12. MysteryMan

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    My preference is the Colt 1911. Served our country well for decades.
     
  13. RunnerFL

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    I have my Grandfather's, from WWII.
     
  14. Getteau

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    One thing that would help in this thread is if people would understand the true definition of an "assault rifle."

    An Assault rifle is a select fire weapon that has a switch that allows you to fire in full auto or semi-automatic.
    Full auto allows the weapon to fire continuously until you let go of the trigger or run out of ammo.
    Semi-Automatic allows the weapon to fire a single shot for each trigger press.

    Fully automatic weapons are very difficult to obtain, are very expensive, require extensive federal paperwork, federal background checks and a government tax stamp. You are probably looking at $1k in fee's/taxes and 6+ months of time to get your tax stamp that would then allow you to buy such a weapon. The weapon itself is probably going to run you 5K+. That's why you don't see them used in crimes. The people that can afford them and that go through all the hoops required to get them aren't the folks shooting up the local 7-11.

    There is no such thing as an "AR-15 Assault rifle." The AR-15 is a semi-automatic rifle and has no select fire capabilities.

    Before anyone gives the standard, "you can modify your AR-15 to full auto by filing down one part" or "you can go to a gun show and pick up a $5 kit that will covert the gun" response; you should know doing so is highly illegal and would earn you a one way trip to jail. It's also a lot more difficult than people make it out to be.

    Lastly, it's not a "clip." You put a clip in your hair. The thing that holds the bullets is a magazine.
     
  15. sigma1914

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    I can see your point. You don't need to be a gun expert to have an opinion on them, though.

    However, I don't see the need for a gun like this beast.

    [YOUTUBE]NJYDka1obAY[/YOUTUBE]
     
  16. sigma1914

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    Yeah, that's a gun I fully understand and should/can be owned. Looks like you can conceal it or holster it nicely. Adds protection and security to you and those out with you.
     
  17. MysteryMan

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    Why not? In the video it is being safely used at a shooting range for sport.
     
  18. Getteau

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    I can see lots of reasons to own the AR-15 you have pictured.

    * The red-dot scope is very handy for sighting in your target. It's much easier to use than a normal scope and, for most people, it's more accurate then standard iron sights.
    * The sling keeps me from dropping the rifle on the ground when I'm climbing into my stand or my deer/hog blind.
    * The adjustable stock allows people of varying size to shoot the rifle. I have adjustable stocks like that on my children's 22LR and 243 rifles. When they shoot the rifle, I collapse the stock so the length of pull fits their arms. When I shoot the rifle, I extend the stock so it fits me.
    * The suppressor, it's not a silencer, helps with numerous things. It helps greatly reduce the noise so you don't need to wear ear protection or you can reduce the amount of ear protection you are wearing when you are shooting the rifle. It reduces the recoil on the rifle which makes it easier to shoot for people that are recoil sensitive. It reduces the amount of noise made by the rifle which helps keep you from startling the rest of the animals in a group if you are shooting multiple targets. For example, if I am trying to get rid of a herd of hogs, I don't want them running every direction after I shoot the first one.
    * The 25 round magazine allows me to shoot multiple animals faster than I could with the standard bolt action. Or if I am plinking at the range, lets me shoot longer before I need to reload.

    Lastly, I don't have to have a justifiable reason or a need. The second amendment give me the right to own it.
     
  19. SayWhat?

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  20. SayWhat?

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    Money is.

    The State Trooper I know bought his own AR-15 out of his own personal money. It is not State owned.

    If SRT is called in, they could be well over an hour away, possibly two hours.
     

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