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Old 01-15-2013, 12:40 PM
 
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Can't they think anything through?

Immediate solutions to many issues appear to be the wrong answer later on.


Examples:
Iraq war on poor evidence of WMDs, they had none. Years later Al Qaeda survives many rough skirmishes and are reorganizing.

Stimulus bill due to a few bankers scaring the congress. Turns out the banks used most of the money to fund their own pockets.

...And now these gun law restrictions, while not understanding much about the mechanics of the different guns.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:50 PM
 
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Can't they think anything through?
What fun would that be?
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:52 PM
 
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What fun would that be?
For one thing, there will be less angry people.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Clear Lake Area
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...And now these gun law restrictions, while not understanding much about the mechanics of the different guns.
Which gun law restrictions? One doesn't need a strong grasp of gun mechanics for laws relating to straw purchases and requiring background checks on all purchases (including "private" sales). Also, you don't need to know the differences between fully and semi auto guns to know that a reduction in magazine capacity decreases the killing potential of the weapon as reload time now becomes a bigger part of the equation... hopefully allowing more to escape in a mass shooting scenario.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:01 PM
 
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Which gun law restrictions? One doesn't need a strong grasp of gun mechanics for laws relating to straw purchases and requiring background checks on all purchases (including "private" sales). Also, you don't need to know the differences between fully and semi auto guns to know that a reduction in magazine capacity decreases the killing potential of the weapon as reload time now becomes a bigger part of the equation... hopefully allowing more to escape in a mass shooting scenario.
How do you explain essentially a less than a second reload in this clip?

I don't think magazine size is the answer here.

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Old 01-15-2013, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Clear Lake Area
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How do you explain essentially a less than a second reload in this clip?

I don't think magazine size is the answer here.
Yes, some will be able to reload very quickly... most it will take at least a few seconds. A few seconds was enough in Arizona to stop the shooter from loading a 2nd 30-round magazine... which saved countless lives. When you're dealing with a weapon that can fire a round in less than a second (Aurora, 30 rounds fired in 27 seconds heard on a 911 call) you can see how those few seconds to reload after 10 rounds can save lives.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:11 PM
 
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Can't they think anything through?

Immediate solutions to many issues appear to be the wrong answer later on.


Examples:
Iraq war on poor evidence of WMDs, they had none. Years later Al Qaeda survives many rough skirmishes and are reorganizing.

Stimulus bill due to a few bankers scaring the congress. Turns out the banks used most of the money to fund their own pockets.

...And now these gun law restrictions, while not understanding much about the mechanics of the different guns.

Al Qaeda could have been taken out by Clinton but he called off opportunities to kill or capture minutes before....


WMD started in 1998 with Clintons

Democrats, WMD's & The Iraq War


Democrats, WMD's & The Iraq War - YouTube
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:12 PM
 
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Now this administration likes to Seize opportunities as
"YOU NEVER LET A SERIOUS CRISIS GO TO WASTE"

They are the Most Knee Jerk Administration ever! But then again it is only on topics that they want to push through.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:13 PM
 
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For one thing, there will be less angry people.
My point is, it's not some kind of deficiency or accident.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:19 PM
 
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1. The public looks to the government for answers and wants an immediate response.
2. The same public does not hold politicians accountable for results or effectiveness, only for having done something - anything.
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