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  •  Small bullet at a high velocity (2+ / 0-)
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    equals more devastating wounds.  If shot in the neck, head, or torso, you are not going to survive due to radiating tissue damage and cavitation.  A handgun wound is from a slower velocity bullet and has to be dead-on to be as lethal.

    A child as young as 10 can handle the AR -15 because the kick from the recoil is less.  

    From what I have read, the AR-15 is a brilliantly designed weapon designed to do maximum damage with ease when coupled with a high-capacity magazine.

    They should not be in the hands of ordinary citizens.

    •  I wasn't going into the science of bullets (0+ / 0-)

      that is a whole other post. And actually I know more about them because they are all about the metal.

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      by Horace Boothroyd III on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 05:34:28 AM PST

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    •  Virginia dare, you're working off the (0+ / 0-)

      "tumbling bullet" theory?

      The M-16 has a kick. It's not devastating but it gets your attention.
      It's designed to put out a lot of relatively small rounds at a high rate of fire, and to be easy to carry a large supply for in battlefield conditions.

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      by BlackSheep1 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 10:22:11 AM PST

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