Since 1982 there have been 142 mass shooting incidents in the US.
A quarter of them involved assaut weapons.
And an assault weapon was used at Columbine.
Last edited by ms maggie; 02-15-2013 at 04:41 PM.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reductio_ad_absurdumThe earlier dialogs of Plato (424 - 348 BC), relating the debates of his teacher Socrates, raised the use of reductio arguments to a formal dialectical method.Typically Socrates' opponent would make an innocuous claim, then Socrates by a step-by-step train of reasoning, bringing in other background assumptions, would make the person admit that the assertion resulted in a contradictory conclusion, forcing him to abandon his assertion. The technique was also a focus of the work of Aristotle (384 - 322 BC).
"On their April 20 rampage at Columbine High School, Klebold, 17, and Eric Harris, 18, packed an arsenal of an Intratec TEC-DC9 semiautomatic handgun, a HiPoint 9mm semiautomatic carbine and two sawed-off shotguns. It's illegal for anyone to saw the barrel off shotguns, the weapons that Klebold and Harris apparently used to kill themselves in the school library.
Investigators still don't know how the two killers obtained the TEC-DC9, the DA said."
Some refer to the TEC-DC9 as an "assault pistol". Personally, I'm not getting into a discussion of what some do, or don't think is an "assault weapon" . That's an endless loop...
But here is more info on that weapon:
"After the Cleveland School massacre, the TEC-9 was in California's list of banned weapons. To circumvent this, Intratec rebranded the TEC-9 as the TEC-DC9 from 1990 to 1994 (DC standing for "Designed for California"). The most noticeable external difference between the TEC-9 and the later TEC-DC9 is that rings to hold the sling were moved from the side of the gun with the cocking handle, to a removable stamped metal clip in the back of the gun. The TEC-9 and DC-9 are otherwise identical.
The TEC-9 and, eventually, TEC-DC9 variants were listed among the 19 firearms banned by name in the USA by the now expired 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban (AWB). This ban caused the cessation of their manufacture, and forced Intratec to introduce a newer model called the AB-10, a TEC-9 Mini without a threaded muzzle/barrel shroud and limited to a 10 round magazine instead of a 20 or 32 round magazine. However, it accepted the high capacity magazines of the pre-ban models."
My happiest times are on the weekend, when my wife and I go out and anchor in some cove, read the newspaper (from one end to the other) and drink coffee and eat bagels. Pure relaxation!! Back by noon to cut the lawn and do other house hold stuff....
The Chesapeake is THE most valuable asset that Maryland has. Got to take advantage of it...,
Growing up we used to go crabbing on the bay. It was a great family time.
My children are my legacy.
Oh, and our Goldens (now down to one).
The Chesapeake is a state treasure.
As for Columbine, the majority of the killing was done with handguns and sawed off shotguns.
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