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      08-26-2015, 01:21 PM   #72
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Originally Posted by Mr Tonka View Post
With my experience at gun ranges, from experience, this general statement is false. Our police who have to qualify aren't exactly accurate.

However the Columbine killers were different. They actually went into the woods to practice and thus became mildly proficient with their weapons.

The sandy hook killer just had many, innocent, non-combative, children in a very confined area.

Again, just my range experience, but even many ex-military people aren't very proficient with guns. Neither of my nephews, one in the marines, one the army could hit the broad side of a barn with a hand gun. A rifle is a different story, but most military personnel never even shoot a hand gun during their service.
Sandy Hook kid had a background with guns, mummy bought them for him, was well versed in operation etc.

This gets back to the bigger picture, you immerse people with guns and they know how to use them, the avg citizen in other developed countries wouldn't know how to release the safety.