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Old 10-03-2017, 03:48 PM
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After the reports from Las Vegas about the Slide Fire being involved in his weaponry, I imagine that will be forefront in the anti- gun attacks.
I don't own one but I believe that they will be a focus of the antis.
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I would bet on it. I always thought they were silly ways to waste ammo.
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After the reports from Las Vegas about the Slide Fire being involved in his weaponry, I imagine that will be forefront in the anti- gun attacks.
I don't own one but I believe that they will be a focus of the antis.
Probably and the crank fire devices also!
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I hope that even if we( I ) don't own one or even like them, that we will support those that do.
One day it may involve something that we do use.
After all, it's not the gun or the mechanics of the gun, but it's all about the operator of the gun.

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Slide fires mentioned in the news, but so were tripods, which would not work with each other. There's a distinct lid on what is coming out about the firearms and the perpetrator. I agree that the anti-sharks are circling and a united front response is required.
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Can’t evern get on the bumpfiresystems.com website......alas the run has begun.
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And also outlaw hammers since he used one to break the windows, or tripods. Even though I THINK those type devices just help you miss faster.
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And also outlaw hammers since he used one to break the windows, or tripods. Even though I THINK those type devices just help you miss faster.
The shooter was not aiming at individuals but at a distant crowd, so dumping a bunch of bullets into the crowd, before they figured out what was happening and scattered, was probably his top priority.

I suspect we will hear more about 50 and 100 round magazines in addition to bump stocks.
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You(all) can count on an assault on anything tactical for the next few months. I doubt they will be banned, but the shooting is an excuse not to pass pro gun legislation.
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The real question that requires answers is the person. No matter the answers there will not likely be a solution.
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It's already been announced that the silencer bill will not be brought before the house. I also thing the various rapid fire devices will shortly be history (that wouldn't even take an act of congress to do), and there will definitely and without any doubt shortly be a lot of attempts to ban all "large capacity" magazines.
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Slide fires mentioned in the news, but so were tripods, which would not work with each other. There's a distinct lid on what is coming out about the firearms and the perpetrator. I agree that the anti-sharks are circling and a united front response is required.
They also mentioned scopes.......he had scopes!!!!

A gun by itself will kill everyone in sight. A gun with scopes and bipod and slide fires....oh my.....will kill everyone tomorrow, today!

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Hello, I got a slide fire when they first came out. I tried it, just away to waste ammo in my opinion, I took it off and itís back in the box on the shelf. Now might be a good time to sell it!
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There are some pictures going around on facebook, and I didn't see a slide fire stock. I am betting the guns were illegally modified.
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The shooter was not aiming at individuals but at a distant crowd, so dumping a bunch of bullets into the crowd, before they figured out what was happening and scattered, was probably his top priority.

I suspect we will hear more about 50 and 100 round magazines in addition to bump stocks.
I agree. He was, at least initially, engaging an area target and more rounds before they scattered was probably a key reason for the high number of casualties. A bump fired AK or AR isn't accurate, but the resulting dispersion is actually more effective on an area target. It's the reason infantry machine guns rely on some degree of dispersion and a cone of fire to be effective, rather than putting one round directly behind the last one.

If he used one, I suspect large drum magazines are going to be a serious target for the anti-gun crowd.

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I don't care for the slide fire/bump fire stocks, but I think anybody who wants one should be able to own one . . .
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It's already been announced that the silencer bill will not be brought before the house. I also thing the various rapid fire devices will shortly be history (that wouldn't even take an act of congress to do), and there will definitely and without any doubt shortly be a lot of attempts to ban all "large capacity" magazines.
That's both unfortunate and ignorant - in addition to being political pandering.

The sad fact is that processing all that paperwork ties up nearly 90 ATF staff who would otherwise be engaged in more productive activity preventing actual crime and enforcing more meaningful laws.

And, this guy bought his guns over a period of years and he'd have been able to get a silencer if he wanted one.

Hilary tweeted about the crowd running after they heard gunshots. However, I suspect with the guy shooting from within a room 32 floors up and 400 yards away, the crowd was responding much more to the cracks of the supersonic bullets going by then they were to the actual report of the rifle. But a quote like that will take on a life of it's own and be considered to be irrefutable fact.

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I crunched the numbers and assuming 155 dB and no damping from shooting within the room, the sound 400 yards downrange is about 100 dB - about as loud as a lawn mower. Quiet enough to be lost in the noise of a panicked crowd. The supersonic cracks the bullets however would be much more noticeable as they are much closer.

A suppressor would have reduce the noise level from the muzzle blast to about 75 dB, but it would have made zero difference from the crowd's perspective, given the very audible cracks from the bullets. The suppressor would have just done a better job of suppressing the muzzle flash.

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If he used one, I suspect large drum magazines are going to be a serious target for the anti-gun crowd.
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Can’t evern get on the bumpfiresystems.com website......alas the run has begun.
Most retailers are reporting 'Out of stock'

I actually had to watch a U-Tube vid to see these in action as I never had before. I UNDERSTAND it's not true FA fire but it sure imitates it well. Nothing against them but like others said what a WASTE of ammo! I suspect most BF stocks were installed, ran a can of ammo and were either removed or put in to the SA fire mode and left there.

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I agree. He was, at least initially, engaging an area target and more rounds before they scattered was probably a key reason for the high number of casualties. A bump fired AK or AR isn't accurate, but the resulting dispersion is actually more effective on an area target. It's the reason infantry machine guns rely on some degree of dispersion and a cone of fire to be effective, rather than putting one round directly behind the last one.
In olden times it was called "beaten zone". One of the criticisms of the Bren gun was that it was too accurate, limiting its beaten zone.
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Hilary tweeted about the crowd running after they heard gunshots. However, I suspect with the guy shooting from within a room 32 floors up and 400 yards away, the crowd was responding much more to the cracks of the supersonic bullets going by then they were to the actual report of the rifle. But a quote like that will take on a life of it's own and be considered to be irrefutable fact.
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Actually, one of the cell video clips one the news was recorded well back from the stage and all you hear is the sound of the gunfire, "pop pop pop..." In another clip, the sound is a sharp crackling intermixed with popping. That one was obviously recorded in the impact area. The crack is from the supersonic bullet, (and you always have to explain that you hear that first) the thump from the gunshot. The idea of the bullet getting there before the sound of the shot always seems to be a difficult concept for some folks to grasp. (You have to slowly explain supersonic means FASTER than sound, duh)

Soldiers with combat experience know the phenomenon well. The Hildebeest, instead of her predictable pandering should have "remembered" hearing that while she was running from the sniper fire in Bosnia...
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Pretty much all the media reports I've seen just said "bump stocks" as opposed to slide fire, but yeah I know what you mean. When I saw the pics from the room I thought "So long, fires bump and sure."

Judging from the videos I've watched, the bump stocks are faster than the binary triggers, which have a more relaxed pace like was heard in the footage from the shooting. Not that it helps our case, but apparently the sicko didn't know how to set up the guns nor run them at their peak.

Another aspect of this is that one of the arguments against demonizing legally owned full autos was that only rich people could afford one. Now here we have a filthy rich guy who owned a couple planes using "the poor man's SAW".
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There are some pictures going around on facebook, and I didn't see a slide fire stock. I am betting the guns were illegally modified.
I agree: the mainstream media will jump at anything that sounds like it may be the answer to the alleged "machine gun" theory, to be the first network to get it out. I don't think any gadget was used; I agree with nimbly that these weapons were illegally modified.
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I agree: the mainstream media will jump at anything that sounds like it may be the answer to the alleged "machine gun" theory, to be the first network to get it out. I don't think any gadget was used; I agree with nimbly that these weapons were illegally modified.
I'm not sure if you looked at the pictures Arik placed in his post, but if they are truly pictures from the scene, there is a Slide Fire clearly seen.

The Sheriff yesterday also stated that at least one rifle had a bump stock in place.

While he certainly may have modified some of his other rifles, there seems to be no doubt that at least one of those used a Slide Fire, and I'm not sure what makes you think he didn't?

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Pretty much all the media reports I've seen just said "bump stocks" as opposed to slide fire, but yeah I know what you mean. When I saw the pics from the room I thought "So long, fires bump and sure."

Judging from the videos I've watched, the bump stocks are faster than the binary triggers, which have a more relaxed pace like was heard in the footage from the shooting. Not that it helps our case, but apparently the sicko didn't know how to set up the guns nor run them at their peak.

Another aspect of this is that one of the arguments against demonizing legally owned full autos was that only rich people could afford one. Now here we have a filthy rich guy who owned a couple planes using "the poor man's SAW".
I'm by no means an expert, however, the Slide Fire is, to the best of my knowledge, a form of a "bump stock".

Perhaps you are more knowledgeable then me and can help educate me on what exactly the Slide Fire is, if not a "bump stock"?
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The media are decidedly ignorant about firearms as we all know too well. Apparently so are most of their "experts".

The photos that have emerged thus far show tripods with cameras attached for videoing the event by the shooter, not tripods for mounting weapons. Also, at least two weapons have been shown with BIpods attached with the expected limited length typical of them for prone shooting.

Remember that the media raced to the conclusion that these were "automatic weapons" and "converted to full automatic". I told my son, after listening to audio of the shooting, that it was either binary triggers or slam fired weapons but decidedly not fully automatic fire that was occurring.

Remember, in every mass shooting the media has been completely and utterly wrong on nearly every "fact" relating to the weapons in the first 48-72 hours. Wait, be patient, and be skeptical at this point.
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I'm by no means an expert, however, the Slide Fire is, to the best of my knowledge, a form of a "bump stock".

Perhaps you are more knowledgeable then me and can help educate me on what exactly the Slide Fire is, if not a "bump stock"?
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Endless so-called experts have been running their mouths for a couple days... I'm not sure how many of them know what they're talking about.

For example, John Lott was interviewed by the media. He was convinced it was automatic gunfire and went into explanations about the NFA and how difficult is was to acquire these type of guns. Ex Secret Service, Don Bongino, did the same.

But while I was listening to these guys I'm thinking that the rate of fire sounded slow and uneven for automatic gunfire and sounded more like a Slidefire, and because of the extended round count during firing I thought something like Magpul's drum or Surefire's 60/100 magazines were used. Just passing thoughts really, not like I had given it any serious thought like these so-called experts supposedly do. Sure enough, the pics recently released show that's what it was.

Quite frankly, I'm rather suspicious of commentary about firearms in the news, even from pro gun 'experts'.

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Default AR'S on gun deals-jumped up $100

I check slick deals gun deals daily
ARs immediately went up about $100
but some didn't
Same story after poor Steve Scalise was shot
But after a few weeks prices dropped to even lower levels
The days when the gun sellers could reap windfall profits from gun scares are over
Rep president Rep congress
only a fool would buy High now

Now the slide fire devices-yeah they will stay up
who cares-if I ever have to use my AR-don't hunt so it would be self defense
I won't want to spray 5-10 rounds at a time
and my guess is I will probably grab a hand gun-middle of suburbia don't want to carry 1000 yards kill neighbors or neighbors pets
plus handgun a lot easier to manipulate-not as easy to grab
granted much less lethal-but good enough

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The shooter was not aiming at individuals but at a distant crowd, so dumping a bunch of bullets into the crowd, before they figured out what was happening and scattered, was probably his top priority.

I suspect we will hear more about 50 and 100 round magazines in addition to bump stocks.
Agreed. Essentially, this bozo was engaging "area targets" rather than aiming at any specific individual. Note that only about 10% of his victims were killed out of more than 500 actually hit (not to make light of the horrors of this violent attack, just commenting on the differences between accurately aimed fire and massive numbers of rounds launched into groups of people).

We are sure to hear of legislative proposals to regulate or ban bump stocks, semi-auto firearms in general, magazines over certain capacities, and every other knee jerk reaction following horrific acts of insane violence.
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We are sure to hear of legislative proposals to regulate or ban bump stocks, semi-auto firearms in general, magazines over certain capacities, and every other knee jerk reaction following horrific acts of insane violence.
Republicans are saying they have no issue banning them so it will probably happen the first time they get a chance to vote on it.
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Could be prohibited in many states
Might even get done in by Congress

Don't have one and would be fine to see it go

I also have no problem limiting centerfire rifle mags to 10 and pistol mags to 10, 12 or 15
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Don't have one and would not object to its demise
Why?

This is the problem with gun owners. Anti gunners are united in their quest to disarm everyone. Meanwhile gun owners are ok with things getting banned as long as it's not something they're into. I don't have one either. Nor do I have an Taurus Judge or a Shockwave or any other useless gimmick (in my opinion) but I have no problems with their existence or people owning them.

Remember your pretty blued and Walnut hunting rifles are just long range sniper rifles capable of killing from miles away and chambered in calibers capable of bringing down an elephant! Those can kill several people with one bullet. What civilian needs that?

Have you seen what destructive power a shotgun has at close range? Not to mention that each shot has the potential to kill at least 8 people. That's like a full auto! What civilian needs that?

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I think the slide fire will go away. As in legislated away.
And if the suppressor bill has been tabled too, the camel's nose is definitely Under the Tent.

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I am divided on this issue. On one hand I never want to give the
Anti Gun crowd an inch. On the other hand you have to look at
what's been going on with gun ownership. There is a new breed
of people that own guns. Some have bought guns for personal
protection, some for the preppers, but the ones that worry me
the most are the gamers who graduate into buying real guns.
Go on YouTube and you can view countless idiots doing all kind
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sees this stuff and it worries them. As in most "situations" if
you don't police yourself, it won't be long before someone is.
Because of this incident the suppressor issue will not be brought
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are a lot of honest people that are afraid of guns because they
don't own any, there family never had guns, ect. These people
have no hidden agenda but are easily swayed by Anti Gun crowd.
I don't know how to react to this. My opinion is to outlaw such
devices as the bump stock and other devices to simulate full auto
fire. These devises are novelties and toys with no practical use.
There are other things on the market now that have no value as
to any practical purpose, just novelties and toys. When one of
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I am divided on this issue. On one hand I never want to give the
Anti Gun crowd an inch. On the other hand you have to look at
what's been going on with gun ownership. There is a new breed
of people that own guns. Some have bought guns for personal
protection, some for the preppers, but the ones that worry me
the most are the gamers who graduate into buying real guns.
Go on YouTube and you can view countless idiots doing all kind
of things a real gun person or Hunter would never do. People
at this IQ are scary without being mental. The general public
sees this stuff and it worries them. As in most "situations" if
you don't police yourself, it won't be long before someone is.
Because of this incident the suppressor issue will not be brought
up. Having nothing to do with the tragedy doesn't matter. There
are a lot of honest people that are afraid of guns because they
don't own any, there family never had guns, ect. These people
have no hidden agenda but are easily swayed by Anti Gun crowd.
I don't know how to react to this. My opinion is to outlaw such
devices as the bump stock and other devices to simulate full auto
fire. These devises are novelties and toys with no practical use.
There are other things on the market now that have no value as
to any practical purpose, just novelties and toys. When one of
these "things" end up connected to one of these tragedies it never fails to give Anti Gunners more ammo.
What do those gamer YouTube individuals have to do with a man in his 50s who killed 59 people for reasons yet unknown?

I agree I see no PRACTICAL use for it but I can also guarantee you that you own something I see no PRACTICAL use for

Where exactly is the connection?

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....Remember your pretty blued and Walnut hunting rifles are just long range sniper rifles capable of killing from miles away and chambered in calibers capable of bringing down an elephant! Those can kill several people with one bullet. What civilian needs that?....
In California the new definition of Assault Weapon is any semiauto rifle with a detachable magazine. That includes Winchester, Remington, Browning hunting rifles. Even a Winchester Model 1905 hunting rifle.

Some of the anti-gun cultists wave talked about banning telescopic sights on rifles. "A rifle with a telescopic sight is a sniper rifle, and nobody needs a sniper rifle."

Some have talked about banning lever action rifles. "Look at Chuck Connors. He fires that rifle like a machinegun. We need to ban these lever action machineguns."

I'm afraid that the tragedy in Las Vegas will be a turning point in gun rights. Just like the tragedies in the 60s lead to the 1968 Gun Control Act.
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...I also have no problem limiting centerfire rifle mags to 10 and pistol mags to 10, 12 or 15
You are in agreement with the late Bill Ruger then.
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And there ladies and gentlemen is our problem.

What does a 15 round mag do that a 30 can't. How long does it take to reload a different mag? Two seconds? One? Less? Only difference becomes owning two instead of one!

Bushmaster, if you're concerned about the rate of fire from a magazine you should really stick with muskets. 2-4 a min sounds reasonable? Or still too fast?

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Agreed. Essentially, this bozo was engaging "area targets" rather than aiming at any specific individual. Note that only about 10% of his victims were killed out of more than 500 actually hit (not to make light of the horrors of this violent attack, just commenting on the differences between accurately aimed fire and massive numbers of rounds launched into groups of people).
It is unlikely anyone will say, or if anyone has even tried to determine, how many injuries were caused directly by bullets, and how many were a result of the stampede to escape? How much of the panic he caused can be attributed to just the sound of gunfire, akin to yelling "Fire" in crowded theater?

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Senator Feinstein is introducing a Bill to ban Bump Fire and Trigger Cranks.

I am okay with this, but it should be combined with some pro-2A stuff like national concealed carry and allowing the shipment of handguns and ammo through the Post Office.
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i'd trade em for a supressor..
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What do those gamer YouTube individuals have to do with a man in his 50s who killed 59 people for reasons yet unknown?

I agree I see no PRACTICAL use for it but I can also guarantee you that you own something I see no PRACTICAL use for

Where exactly is the connection?

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these idiots are seen by the public and are bad examples of
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buy such things. Bingo, gamer types and kids. These type devices
have no practical purpose for any use. They are toys & novelties.
The public are the ones that need honest information, the Anti
Gun people are happy to spread misinformation. I think we need
to stand firm on 2nd adm. But use common sense.
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