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Posted By: pdq
15-Dec-12 - 01:30 PM
Thread Name: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
RUPERT MURDOCH: 'When Will Politicians Find Courage To Ban Automatic Weapons?' 15DEC2012


Are the Brits here getting their "news" from one of ol' Rupert's outlets?

First, only two guns were taken into the school, both handguns. They were concealed (illegal).

An AR-15 (or similar) rifle was found in the car but not used. It is NOT an automatic.

Last I heard, there were about 16,000 active permits for automatic weapons (aka machine guns) and only one owner of such a permit has ever killed someone since machine guns were banned in 1934. He was a cop who found his wife with another man and shot her, not him. I believe he used his service revolver, not the automitic rifle anyway.