Skip to comments.Columbine Survivor To O’Rourke: Why Shouldn’t We Ban All Semiautomatic Weapons?
Posted on 09/20/2019 9:23:51 AM PDT by C19fan
As youll see, ORourke has no answer to this perfectly predictable question except to mumble something about weapons of war. But why should we focus on weapons of war, asks Columbine survivor Evan Todd, when theyre responsible for only a fraction of all gun violence? The Columbine massacre itself wasnt carried out with assault rifles, he notes. Ed sent me a spreadsheet in which he ran through the FBIs most recent statistics for murder by firearms and found 10,982 in total in 2017, of which exactly 403 were committed with rifles a rate of 3.67 percent. There were many more murders committed by unknown firearms but even assuming (falsely) that every last one was committed with an assault rifle, that would still put the total of murders by rifle at just a third or so of all firearms murders.
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Funny story: we were visiting Prague for a few days last year (as part of a larger road trip around central Euro), and walked into a local cafe/bar near the university. As is typical in many Euro cities, service was a bit slow, so I wasn't paying attention nor did I really care. But then as more customers came/went, I began to realize that we were actually being ignored. At that point, I was smirking to myself and mentioned the situation to my wife. We stayed a few more minutes to observe the dynamic before splitting. We walked a few blocks, then popped into a small beer hall. Here were the rowdy Czech equivalent of Trump supporters (CZ is anti-muzzie like A, H & PL) having a grand old time. We fit right in LOL.
Now, I need to point out that we're very experienced travels. It's not like we stuck out in the commie cafe like some obese Americans fresh off the bus wearing Nikes and fanny packs . Actually, we're pretty stealth - I've had locals ask me for directions before realizing I can't speak the language. Anyway, what gave us away was our looks, health, stature and general 'aura'. Freaks & weirdos are almost always undersized, misshapen runts that dress, slouch, speak and act as losers. OTOH, anyone who is in even decent shape has tendons, muscles and posture that creates a look that stands out in stark contrast, all without even realizing it. That is, it's just the way you are.
Hemingway wrote a great series of stories about the Spanish civil war. In one, he noted that you could get killed simply by walking into the wrong bar. You didn't need to say or do anything, or be dressed in any special way. Like our Prague experience, everyone on each side knows who the other is. So, make sure you get the first drop. You may not be the one making the decision or issuing a challenge. A confrontation may not take place on a firing line, but rather simply walking down a street in "foreign" territory that wasn't properly vetted.
It's gonna be a bitch always, always on guard demanding situational awareness.
That’s a very good post on situational awareness, and the difference between our sides. Those scrawny losers always expect the .gov and police to do their heavy lifting. When it turns the other way (Chile, for example,) it goes south for them very fast.
Couldn’t a revolver be considered a semi-automatic to a gun-banning liberal?
In an AR-15 a round is fired, and another one is moved into position automatically and ready to be fired. Same thing with a revolver.
And don’t let these gun grabbers show up at my local skeet field. There are a few guys there that can shoot their pump shotguns faster than guys with semiautos.
“But it’s a two-way street: as easily as you/I can ID a freak, so too do they instinctively react to winners on first recognition/contact.”
Funny - my wife was just recounting the story from 30 years ago helping a friend move into a new apartment. Another friend of theirs that I hadn’t met showed up. I was 50 feet away picking up some garbage on the ground by the dumpster.
“Oh my gawd - there’s a homeless person going through your garbage!”
When the Democrats pushed the need for the Clinton “assault-weapon” ban their stories always included the necessity of outlawing “bayonet lugs.”
“Why should any American need a bayonet” they asked.
"Those are battlefield weapons" they said.
Since the AW ban sunsetted how many news articles have you read about drive-by bayonetings? Not many; it just doesn't seem to be a problem the way the Dims said it would be.
It makes me think Dim policies are not well thought out.
We dont need no education.
Why should any American need a bayonet they asked.
But, but think of all the people in the US who have been bayoneted to death since 1900!
QUICK! How many!
As the old drill Sgt once said..”If you are close enough to stick them, you are close enough to shoot them.”
Why should any American need a bayonet they asked.”
Because how else will a soldier show her daughter how to affix a bayonet when asked, “Mom, how did you attach the bayonet to your rifle when you fought in Iraq?”
The decision on whether to own a rifle with a bayonet lug is a decision between a woman and her gun shop. The government should keep their nose out of this very personal matter.
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