The NRA maybe has done beneficial for their member according to safety but their mentality towards the ad they represented was completely off the wall on their part and their thinking about protecting others with automatics are not to normal.
15 victims from a 15 round magazine is asking for some good marksmanship
Think concept, man. Potential. Opportunity. Sure, every cast member of Walking Dead can make every round a head shot from a quarter mile away. I'm talking about suppressing the opportunity to inflict harm on a grand scale.
And as for your first point, if you consider that among all of those single victim incidents, without a gun, many of those would be injuries vs. deaths. And further, many of those assailants preferred the convenience and hand's off function of a gun over getting up close and personal with their victims. If this were true in only 10% of those cases, those are lives saved.
I've heard stories of 90 shots fired with less than 10% hitting the target in some cases.
This is the best ever argument for NOT having guns in schools — in the hands of trained pros, or especially teachers and staff!
The best argument I heard for not having a gun in school came from a gun owning teacher - He worried less that a single shooter would enter the school and begin a spree, than he was a slighted student getting hold of the gun and shooting a bully. It's not just having a gun, it's being able to use it effectively and protect it. Of the 60 or so teachers I know, I would trust one: marksman, multi-black belt kung fu and art teacher - and today his arthritis pretty much negates the kung fu knowledge.
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