4 years, 8 months ago
Much will be learned about the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado in the coming days. There will be ready-made diatribes, crafted for the ignorant, for the purpose of advocating increased gun control. But for those who do not choose to be ignorant (e.g., my readers), listen carefully.
“The gunman was armed with a rifle, a shotgun and two handguns …”
It is as I observed before in a slight different context.
“… the most frequent choice for such shooters in order to achieve effectiveness seems not to rely on magazine capacity, but having multiple weapons and magazines.”
I do not know if the gunman had what would qualify as high capacity magazines. It likely doesn’t matter, because he had four weapons with him. So in the coming days when you hear more calls for banning high capacity magazines because of this event, remember that those calls are from people who don’t care about whether the facts comport with their agenda. They just don’t care.