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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by RussP, Oct 4, 2015.
This is two years old.
My brother was a teacher for 40 years. He would have carried if the school districts and state law had allowed him to. He actually took several knives and at least one firearm away from students during his forty years.
Instead he armed himself as best he could. He had an extra fire extinguisher under his desk. And he would have fought if the situation ever demanded. A face full of dry chemical, or a whop beside the head from a fire extinguisher would have at least slowed the guy down.
I totally agree, gun free zones don't work.
Thanks for the good link, Russ.
It sure would be nice to shift the focus away from the gun though, speaking as a selfish responsible gun owner.
But, being the easiest answer, and knowing that is all that is really required, I have little hope.
People do realize bombs can be made pretty easily, right?
What are they going to say when 3D printers become ubiquitous and people can print their own weapons? Blaming an inanimate object for mass murder is an awesome logical fallacy.
Best, most reasoned piece I have ever read on the subject.
Excellent article. The only thing I disagree with is his assessment of the enemy and their motivations. The enemy is merely using these incidents as a tool. They really don't give a **** that anyone died. I think they are highly disappointed when an armed citizen intervenes and circumvents a higher body count by stopping the threat.
When you are prepared to defend yourself you take the power away from criminals.
Thanks Russ for posting that article.
3D printers are printers that spit out little balls of molten plastics, which adheres to another plastic mass. Plastics. Furthermore, the Softest of Plastics!
You can print a shape, but soft plastics can not sustain mechanical movement due to explosive force. This means a printed gun won't have any accuracy and it would be a one time use gun.
Fwiw. The notion of printed guns are over glorified.
3D printers are about $1000, being the cheapest and would require computer knowledge to set up and run. A Perp would just buy a gun off the streets.
We have a 3d metal printer. No problem with printing stainless or ti.
How much was that ? Brand and model? I may need one for quadCopter frame design.
Feeble minded political efforts to "DO SOMETHING! ANYTHING" are not always in our best interests when the answer is right there and has been since Day One (or at least since the BORs was ratified).
A fail on our part to undo sage counsel.
A BIG FAIL on the politicians part.
Very nicely written - a slighlty different viewpoint.
It makes sense. Good luck with that. I have been trying for years to get through to my brother and little sister on this issue.
I'd raise the BS flag unless you post a link that has price, brand, model number.
I need one of those.