Matt Bors for January 23, 2013

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    Dtroutma  over 11 years ago

    Hollow point, or frangible bullets, are less likely to pass through and hit others, reducing “collateral damage”, actually. Hate to say it, but it makes them “safer” than some nut case (gun nut or otherwise) firing a whole bunch of full metal jackets from a large magazine in an AR-15 or other “military style” weapon.

    In war, wounding the enemy is more practical, taking out several people from combat to care for the victim, whereas “core-locked” hunting rounds, or hollow points make it improbable that the target will get up to fight another day, or require evacuation.

    THAT is why Geneva Conventions call for full metal jackets.

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    chazandru  over 11 years ago

    Texas recently invited gun owners who feel threatened to move to Texas. Yesterday, two young men at a Texas school decided to resolve an argument by “slappin’ leather” and three people were wounded and a fourth was identified as a heart attack. I doubt seriously either shooter was wearing western style holsters, however, to those who say we should allow students to carry guns to school, this is a really good argument against.It’s been many years since my peers and I pulled our Lone Ranger cap pistols from our gun belts and after a few ‘shots’, fell to the ground as dramatically as possible.Having seen what bullets do to deer, birds, and the results of what they did to people, I look at it differently. Those who don’t agree, should consider working as a volunteer as an emt or at a local hospital in a large city.I do not want guns banned, but I do want common sense regulation in the sale and tracking of them.Respectfully,C.

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    PlainBill  over 11 years ago

    Matt only tells a tiny part of the story. The carnage was much worse.

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    Chillbilly  over 11 years ago

    I certainly appreciate that even Monty Python couldn’t have written a more hysterically appropriate skit to “Gun Appreciation Day” than could have naturally and expectedly unfolded. Keep making a spectacle, you buffoons.

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    Dtroutma  over 11 years ago

    Morty: an arrow, broadhead hunting, causes death through blood loss, as did those of native Americans. Bullets kill through the physiology of shock, primarily, followed by tissue destruction, or blood loss, depending on the design of the projectile.

    I’m familiar with creating “pink mist”, and a 30 caliber rifle round (many variations on the theme) is NOT a “small caliber”. In pistol ammunition, a .32 is considered “small”, but a .38 is not.

    As to the .50 caliber 960 grain and up “sniper” rounds in use today, even a shot to the center of mass, at considerable distance, not just a head shot, results in a very large “pink mist”, and rather scattered body parts.

    Which to the ‘toon, and true facts, guns don’t kill, bullets do, and the more you have in a magazine, and the larger the caliber, the greater the distance can be between shooter and target, and the greater the damage inflicted.

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    disgustedtaxpayer  over 11 years ago

    why do these cartoonists and others not get the point?The solution to mass murders in NO GUN ZONES is not for any one American to carry multiple weapons, the solution is to eliminate the Zones where it is illegal to carry a defense weapon to prevent MASS killings by terrorists on purpose or by mentally off-balance persons.-Elected officials make sure they are protected, sometimes 24/7, by gun-carrying bodyguards.Institutions such as banks pay for armed guards.In this scoff-law culture in 2013, it is time for those in charge of sites where many people or students spend hours daily, to take full responsibility for providing trained and armed guards.In the days before the 50 states having police in every town, even church-goers had responsible members who carried weapons, just in case. Today, no place is safe from intruders with intent to kill.

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    William Bednar Premium Member over 11 years ago

    The talking bullet got it only half right, the solution is not just more guns but more Hairy Hallow Point bullets as well!!

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    William Bednar Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Is it any wonder why “law abiding” teens become so angry and frustrated? Getting a “flesh” wound at a gun show is just plain embarrassing! To “avenge” the loss of “face” they just have to purchase an AR-14 with the, now completely legal, 100000 ammo holding banana clip attachment, and go shoot somebody!!

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