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  •  Jams save lives (23+ / 0-)
    Source: Colorado shooter's rifle jammed during rampage

    The semi-automatic rifle used in the Colorado theater killings jammed during the rampage, apparently because of a problem with the 100-shot magazine feeding it, a law enforcement source with direct knowledge of the investigation said Sunday.
    The military-style AR-15 had a separately purchased drum magazine, which can have trouble feeding bullets into the firing chamber if the gun is fired rapidly, the source told CNN.

    "These after-market extended magazines have a tendency to jam," the source said.

    One of the survivors of the early Friday assault, Josh Nowlan, said Saturday that he would not have been alive if the suspect's gun had not jammed.
    Mall Shooter Jacob Roberts' Assault Rifle Jammed, Averting 'Much Worse' Tragedy, Sheriff Says

    A man who killed two and injured one on Tuesday in a Portland, Ore., mall packed with holiday shoppers might have taken many more lives, authorities said, had his military-style assault rifle not jammed in the midst of his shooting spree.

    The choice of our lifetime: Mitt Romney, It Takes A Pillage or President Barack Obama, Forward Together.

    by FiredUpInCA on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 10:50:18 AM PST

    •  Perhaps it's worth being glad the (0+ / 0-)

      shooter's weapon malfunctioned.

      Clearly worse results were what he intended.

      LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

      by BlackSheep1 on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 05:40:38 PM PST

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