Finland, VT, and the .22
I find it interesting, although very disturbing, that the last couple of nutballs that have decided to take innocent life have done so with the .22 cal. All of the kids killed in Finland, and maybe as many as half of the ones at VT were not annilated with a MAC 10 or AK47, but with the lowly, vastly under powered .22.
Like many, I have been concerned about having enough fire power should the need arise. After seeing the real world results, I am not going to worry about being armed with a .380 or my 9mm. Obviously the conditions during these awful events do not mirror a possible self-defense scenario, but it does show that even a low powered round can do lethal damage.
Also found it interesting that in Finland, the third highest gun using country after the US and Yemen, you only have to be 15 to buy a gun. Now they are going to fast track a new regualtion that says you have to be 18 to buy a gun. Like the other morons who kill people for sport, this kid was bullied and disaffected, so we need to spend more time identifying problem people and not wasting time on trying to restrict gun ownership. As usual, guns are not the problem, the people are the problem.
That's crazy talk.
Originally Posted by Cockroach