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1. As horrible as the Saugus shooting was, there is a big lesson.

When I heard there were “only” six shot and one dead (later two) I said “ no assault rifle or high cap mag used. It was a .45 semi auto handgun”.

That is the HUGE lesson here. If an assault rifle/hc mag been...
2....used - as they almost always are in these shootings - far more people hit would have died. More people would have been shot. He only had - at most - 11 shots before he had to reload. And each shot could not shred peoples insides like a assault rifle does. So, yes, banning...
3....assault rifles and high cap mags will not end school shootings. But it WILL decrease the fatality and wounded rate dramatically. The *only* reason why we face the threat of much higher fatality rates is a bunch of sociopaths want to play soldier and don’t give a damn about.. the rest of us have to risk having our children shredded by an assault rifle. (why a .45? A .22 handgun would not have been this deadly.). So yes, the TYPE of gun matters dramatically. If we are going to go after mass killings, we need to start with the slaughter weapons..
5...because as horrible as what happened today was, it could have been much much worse if this kid - like so many others - was using the military-style hardware of assault rifles that the sociopaths need to compensate for their playtime. Screw those people.
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