I have a couple of good articles for you today. This one from law professor Nicholas J. Johnson, a scholar on Second Amendment law:
The implication that modern semiautomatics are a distinctly dangerous category is a pure canard. Consider this from an 1862 report assessing Winchester’s lever-action Henry rifle:
"187 shots were fired in three minutes and thirty seconds and one full fifteen shot magazine was fired in only 10.8 seconds. A total of 1,040 shots were fired and hits were made from as far away as 348 feet at an 18 inch square target with a .44 caliber 216 grain bullet [compare the .22 caliber 55 grain AR-15 round.]"
This was common nineteenth century technology when the Fourteenth Amendment trumped state laws denying citizens of United States the constitutional right to keep and bear arms for self-defense.Read the whole thing. You have contacted your two Senators and one Representative, haven't you?
This one is from Dr. Harry Wilson, published on Fox News:
Individuals who are intent on committing mass murder won’t be deterred by any of the above measures. Seung Hui Cho used two legally purchased handguns, which he accumulated over months, to kill 32 and wound 17 people at Virginia Tech. Timothy McVeigh used only fertilizer and racing fuel to kill 168, including 19 children, and injure 450 others at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.BTW, I note that Magpul Dynamics have lowered the costs of their training classes and are allowing students to use .22 LR (or pistol caliber) AR-15s...GOOD FOR THEM! We are all going to have to deal with a hellish sort age of ammunition for the ext year at least regardless of whether we win this war. Battle aside, we need to keep shooting, keep training, and if that means running .22s, so be it. I talk about that al to on tomorrow's podcast, which I finished about half-an-hour ago. Yes, there are downsides to training with a .22, but it beats the heck out of not training at all!