A Weapon Designed for Mass Murder

 
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06 November 2018 13:12
 

A Weapon Designed for Mass Murder - CBS 60 Minutes, November 4 - watch episode -  https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ar-15-used-mass-shootings-weapon-of-choice-60-minutes/

quote:  The mass murder last week at the Pittsburgh Synagogue has something in common with the deadliest massacres: the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. Variations of the AR-15 were used to kill at a Texas church, a Las Vegas concert, Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida and Sandy Hook Elementary School. The AR-15 style rifle is the most popular rifle in America. There are well over 11 million, and they are rarely used in crime. Handguns kill far more people, but the AR-15 is the choice of our worst mass murderers. AR-15 ammunition travels up to three times the speed of sound. And tonight we’re going to slow that down - so you can see why the AR-15’s high-velocity ammo is the fear of every American emergency room

Mass shootings were once so shocking they were impossible to forget. Now they’ve become so frequent it’s hard to remember them all.”

 
 
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06 November 2018 15:40
 

11 million AR15s.  Probably not enough to stop those invading Honduran women and children.

 
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07 November 2018 02:22
 

I no longer see the AR-15 as anything special when it comes to mass shootings: there are plenty of other weapons that would be even more lethal, especially against armored targets, that are just as available, only not as cheap.

Gun regulation needs to focus on age (no gun before 21 at least), a systemic method for reducing the number of firearms (for example a standing buyback scheme), and a culture away from toxic masculinity, where bigger guns are the only way for losers to feel potency again.

People posting selfies with guns online should be mercilessly mocked by professionals in Law Enforcement and the Military.

 
 
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07 November 2018 11:07
 
EN - 06 November 2018 03:40 PM

11 million AR15s.  Probably not enough to stop those invading Honduran women and children.

That 60 MINUTES episode mentioned in the OP demonstrates (with a block of gell) what it looks if we could see an X-ray of an AR15 bullet passing through a body in slow motion.  A surgeon explains the organ and bone damage that she and her colleagues are coping with when the wounded are brought in from those mass shootings.

Is math proficiency our problem?  http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/02/15/u-s-students-internationally-math-science/

quote:  “The most recent PISA results, from 2015, placed the U.S. an unimpressive 38th out of 71 countries in math and 24th in science.”

Maybe our grade-school math books could list some simple addition problems to help us catch up with the rest of the world?.

example:  11 million AR15’s + 3 million psychopaths* + the NRA + the Second Amendment =

answer:  mass murder on a regular basis?

*Psychopaths make up about 1 percent of the general population and as much as 25 percent of male offenders in federal correctional settings.

 

 
 
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07 November 2018 17:08
 

I too have a hard time singling out any specific weapon. I know enough about firearms to know that an AR 15 is functionally identical to a dozen others. I would love to see a defeat of Americas toxic gun culture but I don’t think this article represents a good strategy.

 
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08 November 2018 08:54
 

The shooting today in California was with a handgun, and Chinese nuts attack kindergartens with knives.  So crazies find a way.  But the AR15 is in a class by itself.

 
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08 November 2018 11:46
 
EN - 08 November 2018 08:54 AM

The shooting today in California was with a handgun, and Chinese nuts attack kindergartens with knives.  So crazies find a way.  But the AR15 is in a class by itself.

There are simpler ways to commit mass murder, but the point is that many of these killers are choosing to use an AR15.  Something about it appeals to killers and gun enthusiasts alike.  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/20/us/ar-15-owners.html

Here, she’s learning to use a weapon designed for mass murder:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttMuvmspa8o

Yep!  Here we go, okay?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSizVpfqFtw

 

 

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09 November 2018 19:52
 

I wish the dill weeds who want to shoot up innocent people would pick the NRA headquarters or politicians who support gun rights.