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  •  Shooting "every bullet high" may not be due to... (1+ / 0-)
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    ... a deeply engrained wish not to kill someone.

    It seems more likely that a shooter, especially an inexperienced one, doesn't aim well particularly under stress, or that hand held guns tend to buck and move on recoil and often rise in doing so. In my limited experience in target practice, controlling the recoil is what's hard about firing a gun.

    I've never used an assault rifle nor have I read that it takes soldiers under combat fire a long time to kill "the first time they try." But watching training films on how quick-fire weapons work, I wouldn't be surprised.

    In any event, moral timidity doesn't square with the braggadocio of gun huggers. I'd feel safer in concealed carry states (which are now in the great majority) if I thought you were right.

    2014 IS COMING. Build up the Senate. Win back the House : 17 seats. Plus!

    by TRPChicago on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 05:46:18 AM PST

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