Yes. Those "pop guns" were exactly the same caliber (probably 9mm) that killed the Dayton gunmen.... by an armed police force.... in less than 30 seconds.
Whenever the subject of gun control comes up, gun proponents are quick to say the more guns is the answer. Armed good guys can protect us. The Dayton shooter killed nine and wounded 14 people in less than 30 seconds.
That is pretty much the best case scenario for law enforcement and that many still died and where wounded. How come that dude was able to possess a weapon that could do that kind of damage in less than 30 seconds? It is obvious the answer is not good guys with guns. I has to be reducing the ability of some asshole to inflict that kind of carnage. I am a gun owner and I do not feel the need to go out and purchase a 100 round mag for a AR. I do hunt and I do have fire arms. But I have no problem if legislation is passed to keep mall ninjas from possessing weapons of mass destruction. 30 seconds is a long time for someone with a semiautomatic high capacity long gun. I think that if someone wants one they should be screened appropriately and have the background and skills to have them. There is no question that people can kill with just about anything, but like the guy in Australia recently if he had a high capacity fire arm rather than a knife he would of done much more killing imo.
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