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Posted on 01/17/2013 8:29:38 PM PST by neverdem
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“How big a gun does anybody need?”
Many people, not just barking moonbats, don’t know anything about firearms, and don’t care to learn. That’s OK, that is their right, but if you are ignorant of the debate then you don’t have the right to just make up your own facts.
The debate of the minute is about “assault rifles (sic)” The assault rifle’s in question are 5.56mm/.223. This is pretty much the smallest center fire rifle
calibre, and hence, the smallest bullet commonly used. I said commonly. I realize .17 calibre is available. Now, bullet size is not 100% of the destructive power of a particular weapon but it along with velocity is.
Many people believe, and I have been personally told on this forum, that because our Military use this cartridge, that it has some mythical power to “blow people apart” and cause “tremendous destruction”. Actually, this weapon shoots a cartridge that is in probably the lower 10% of all centerfire rifle cartridges as far as “energy” which roughly translates into killing power.
You’ll hear all kind of things, like “cop killer” bullets. Bullets that “gasp” can defeat body armor. Hollow point bullets that are designed to “blow up” just for killing humans. All of these are misleading at best (10%), repeated out of ignorance (40%) and 50% out and out lies.
If the debate was “how big a gun do you need” then the AR-15 in 5.56 would be the absolute smallest you would need to consider.
I will remember that- I do love making them scream!!
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