Re: Mass Shooting at Va Tech. 33 Dead, 15 Injured [reportedly]
Originally Posted by Ltlabner
Last I read, and it's been a day or two, he was armed with several hand guns. If that news has changed, then ignore the rest of this post.
Handguns, shot guns and rifles sold in the US are "semi-auto" weapons. That is, one pull of the trigger, one bullet expended. You can legally purchase fully automatic weapons but it is difficult, expensive and most local sherifs will not allow it in their jursidictions (at least in Ohio). You don't bebop to your local gun store and pick one out. It's a popular misconception that semi-auto = machine gun.
I only point this out because some folks (not necessarly you Razor) read "semi-auto" weapons and think, "oh, dear he's got a machine gun". Again, assuming news has not come out that he was infact armed with fully automatic weapons, that his hand guns were "semi-automatic" does not necessarly render them any more dangerous.
Yeah I know exactly what you mean. The only reason I typed "semi-auto" is because many people have used the phrase "automatic weapon" which is incorrect. I understand what you thought I meant, but my thinking is exactly in line with yours on what people perceive "semi-auto" to mean.
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