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    [–] 2nd Amendment doesn’t mean California must allow semiautomatic rifles, judge rules jrob323 5 points ago in politics

    The NRA has been using those ellipsis for decades. I remember when I was a kid reading Field and Stream and seeing NRA ads, I actually wondered why that phrase started with three dots.

    [–] 2nd Amendment doesn’t mean California must allow semiautomatic rifles, judge rules jrob323 1 points ago in politics

    The jigs up dude. That ellipsis the NRA has been using instead of half the actual wording for decades isn't going to fly with most people anymore. When you truly understand what that amendment was referring to, it starts to come off as if the NRA was - gasp - misrepresenting it.

    [–] 2nd Amendment doesn’t mean California must allow semiautomatic rifles, judge rules jrob323 3 points ago in politics

    It's not the number of words, it's what the first clause says that they don't find convenient. We don't have "well regulated militias" anymore, we have a standing army (and air force, and navy), and the states have National Guard. This amendment is meaningless now, and attempts to make it about self defense, hunting etc. is simply legislating from the bench, which conservatives claim to hate.

    [–] How Google has destroyed the lives of revenge porn victims jrob323 1 points ago in technology

    The lawyer that wrote this article suggests these women were held against their will and raped. Have there been any criminal charges??

    [–] How Google has destroyed the lives of revenge porn victims jrob323 1 points ago in technology

    You only really have to read the first three words in the article:

    "I'm a lawyer..."

    Take the statements in the article with a large grain of salt. The author is not exactly objective.

    [–] Flat-Earther accidentally proves the earth is round in his own experiment jrob323 2 points ago in funny

    Followed of course by my dream of every time i put on a pair of socks they are brand new socks.

    Spend your lottery money on socks instead and you can make that part of your dream come true!

    [–] "Drunk driving is not a skill" jrob323 2 points ago in iamatotalpieceofshit

    I feel like society has a hard time with moderation and has to put everything into absolute categories. Something is good or bad.

    You can see the effecte MADD has had on people just from the comments in this thread. Their agenda is prohibition (the founder, Candace Lightner, quit over this issue), and they're brainwashing students with horror stories. Stoners especially love spreading this FUD. FWIW the only person I ever rode with that drove the wrong way up an interstate ramp was high, not drunk. And don't even get me started on people playing on their phones while driving. I'd rather meet ten drunk people... I witnessed a t bone at an intersection because a 17 year old was looking at their phone and drove straight through a red light.

    [–] These back to school portraits ! jrob323 0 points ago in pics

    I can keep it in 9mm and throw a can on it for home defense, I can throw 16" 5.56 upper on it for sport, and I can throw a 20" 6.5 Creedmore for hunting medium sized game.

    I can put wings and a propeller on my car, and then it will be a shitty airplane and a shitty car.

    Instead of jamming barrels in your dumb AR-15 to try to justify why you wanted it, why not just buy a Mossberg 500 or a pistol for home defense and a decent bolt action rifle for hunting and the range. You'll be a lot better off than dicking around with Stoner's masterpiece for no reason. In the wake of these types of mass shootings people are going to start looking at you differently if you have one. What they would have laughed off before as insecurity will start to become suspicion as people find out more and more about these things.

    [–] These back to school portraits ! jrob323 1 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago) in pics

    I mean, I gave you an article that demonstrated what American advisors and North Vietnamese Air Force personnel were saying about the AR-15, and I've read reports of what American Air Force personnel said about it during initial testing. You initially compared it to a .22lr, which is absurd, and now you've at least backed away from that statement. It has the same caliber bullet as a .22 (although the bullet is more massive and three times the velocity) but nobody that knows anything about guns would mention them in the same sentence, unless they were trying to cloud the issue and fool people that didn't know anything about guns. Otherwise, you agree with me about its advantages. It's a killing tool that you would want to have with you on the battlefield, or if you were killing as many innocent people as possible out in public and expecting the police to show up.

    Your claim that they are inexpensive, and that is why they are popular, is also silly. People want them because they look like American soldier rifles. That's it. They aren't particularly good at anything else, except looking like a soldier rifle and killing people.

    You don't understand why these rifles were chosen for military service, you don't understand the ballistics of why they're so lethal, and you misrepresent why people buy them. Anyone that listens to you won't come away with a better understanding of what an AR-15 is. Or you know what they are and you choose to misrepresent them.

    Also, do you have a source for the El Paso shooter using an SKS? I've only been able to find where the police said it was an AK-47 assault-style rifle. An unmodified SKS holds 10 rounds and has to be loaded with a clip or one round at a time, so that doesn't sound right. Perhaps an SKS modified to accept a detachable AK-47 magazine?

    [–] Leaked Draft of Trump Executive Order to 'Censor the Internet' Denounced as Dangerous, Unconstitutional Edict jrob323 1 points ago in politics

    Now imagine what batshit stuff he will do if he loses.

    He'll tell his mouth-breathing base the election was rigged, and they'll stop watching WWE and NASCAR long enough to start a civil war.

    [–] These back to school portraits ! jrob323 1 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago) in pics

    ...of 142 shootings found...

    That's what I mean. Those aren't all going to be the kind of mass shootings I'm talking about. I'm talking about when someone takes a weapon into a public place with the express intent of killing as many people as possible. These are the shootings that terrify the public, and make people afraid to go to school, concerts, clubs, stores etc. These shootings are almost always done with high capacity semi-automatic weapons, and usually with an assault-style rifle. The report you referenced goes back to 1982, when weapon choice could have been very different. Also, the definition of 'mass shooting' is missing, as far as I can tell, from this report. It's probably four or more people shot in one incident, but a low threshold like four people would include domestic violence, murder-suicides, gang activity (drive-bys and drug deals gone bad), robbery-homicides etc.

    [–] These back to school portraits ! jrob323 1 points ago in pics

    I'm so tired of gun nuts comparing .223 to .22lr when they're trying to downplay its effectiveness. It's just fucking stupid, and fewer and fewer people are falling for this. Yeah, sure, this is why so many people want one of these things... it's slightly more deadly than a .22. Ok, gotcha.

    This references parts of a typical evaluation report of the AR-15 in Vietnam by American advisors and RVNAF. While it doesn't mention the 'punching above its weight class' line, I've definitely read that in other evaluations done as the military was in the process of adopting the M-16. They're particularly impressed by its lethality, even compared to the .30 cal M2. It's lightweight with lightweight ammunition, it handles well in combat situations, has low recoil, and it's reliable and exceptionally lethal. All the things, coincidentally, you look for in a weapon for your next mass shooting, since ammunition and high capacity magazines are cheap and plentiful.

    As mentioned in the above article, one explanation is the 'fleet yaw problem'. Overpowered small caliber bullets are able to yaw significantly as they exit the barrel, before the gyroscopic effects of the rifling provide stabilization. This can lead to a bullet travelling through the air with an almost 'keyholed' attitude, and when it contacts a target it can impart a chaotic wound channel, and is more likely to fragment. Add to this cavitation effects from a round exceeding 3000 fps and you've got anything but a 22lr.

    [–] These back to school portraits ! jrob323 -2 points ago in pics

    A rifle has a MUCH bigger impact, no matter what distance you're talking about, and the .223 'punches above its weight class' in terms of lethality. And I don't know what statistics you're citing, but practically all the large mass shootings are committed with some form of assault-style rifle. I think the issue is clouded because some people refer to as few as four people being shot in one incident as a mass shooting, so it's hard to draw a line at the type of shooting that happens in a random public place and involves dozens of victims.

    [–] These back to school portraits ! jrob323 6 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago) in pics

    A mass shooter doesn't care how much ammo costs, or how concealable the weapon is. They're generally planning on dying, and they want to take out as many people as possible.

    Full auto is also overrated. Even the military thinks so. They'd prefer well placed shots to wasting ammunition.

    And the one big factor you're leaving out is that if you get shot with a .223, the cavitation injury will cause you to be in serious trouble, whereas a pistol wound can be significantly less serious. You don't want to be shot with an AR-15, even if you get 'grazed' or hit in the arm or leg. You can shoot people from a much further distance, with far more lethality. If you want to kill people, the rifle is the way to go.

    [–] The FBI and CDC Datasets Agree: Who Has Guns—Not Which Guns—Linked to Murder Rates jrob323 0 points ago in science

    You kind of make my point. We've gotten so used to these mass shootings (which aren't defined by the FBI like /u/TSammyD claimed by the way) some people aren't even fazed by them - gun nuts, in particular. Some people are so desperate to hold onto their soldier toys they'll do anything to keep them. They have their identity wrapped up in them.

    [–] The FBI and CDC Datasets Agree: Who Has Guns—Not Which Guns—Linked to Murder Rates jrob323 1 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago) in science

    Only 1 in 100,000,000 americans die in these mass shootings every year? So, 3 people die each year in mass shootings in the US? You've revealed yourself to be utterly full of shit. You'll distort statistics, or outright make them up, to hold onto your soldier toys.

    [–] The FBI and CDC Datasets Agree: Who Has Guns—Not Which Guns—Linked to Murder Rates jrob323 1 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago) in science

    Fine. Lets use the FBI as a source since the article references the FBI. A mass shooting is defined by the FBI as involving 4 or more people injured or dead.

    That's not a mass shooting. That's how the FBI defines mass murder.

    The United States' Congressional Research Service acknowledges that there is not a broadly accepted definition and defines a "public mass shooting" as an event where someone selects four or more people and kills them in an indiscriminate manner, echoing the FBI's definition of the term "mass murder".

    So the definition is very much up for debate. You're just desperately trying to cloud the issue, because you don't have any real argument. All you can do is pretend mass shooting with assault rifles 1. Aren't really a thing and 2. Are in the same category as gangbangers shooting each other over drug deals gone bad. Guns is guns, and people would just use knives if we banned 'em, right?

    People are tired of military style rifles and the environment the NRA and gun nuts have created, that allows extremely dangerous people to get their hands on these weapons.

    [–] The FBI and CDC Datasets Agree: Who Has Guns—Not Which Guns—Linked to Murder Rates jrob323 0 points ago in science

    I guess it depends on your definition of mass shooting. Fortunately, we don't have to argue about it anymore. I think a reasonable number of rounds for a rifle is five and for a handgun is ten. Would you agree?

    As for being incredibly ignorant, I'll defer to you on that. You seem to have a lot of experience.

    [–] The FBI and CDC Datasets Agree: Who Has Guns—Not Which Guns—Linked to Murder Rates jrob323 0 points ago in science

    I'm not talking about violent crime in general. The rest of the country isn't talking about violent crime in general. We're talking about mass shootings. And assault style rifles with high capacity magazines are overwhelmingly used in mass shootings, because that's literally what they're made to do.

    [–] The FBI and CDC Datasets Agree: Who Has Guns—Not Which Guns—Linked to Murder Rates jrob323 -4 points ago in science

    Handguns are less lethal, and I'm not talking about crimes in general, I'm talking about lethality/effectiveness in mass shootings.

    [–] The FBI and CDC Datasets Agree: Who Has Guns—Not Which Guns—Linked to Murder Rates jrob323 -1 points ago in science

    If you can't tell what effect these mass shooting have on people, bub, that's different than hearing about an isolated robbery or a crime of passion, then I don't know what to tell you. You'll just have to wait and see what happens, just like I will.