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California school district gets high-powered rifles

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MaxVirtus

about 1 year ago

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Source: Fox News


January 24, 2013


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    mz66

    about 1 year ago

    3718 Comments

    Supposing the article is correct in stating they will be using armor-piercing rounds, does that mean they are using something akin to what's described here?:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armour-piercing_discarding_sabot#FAPDS

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    TheSarge

    about 1 year ago

    1452 Comments

    Also, 'high powered rifle'. This is an oxymoron. I really don't know of any rifle that is considered not high powered. It is by it nature going to deliver a round with more power and farther than a side arm.

    "Armed gunman": oxymoron.

  • Crumb_passin_thru_02_1__max50

    mz66

    about 1 year ago

    3718 Comments

    Thank you for that explanation, Sarge. I would not be at all surprised if the article doesn't have all the facts straight. I certainly hope they plan to use the frangible ammunition in these rifles.

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    TheSarge

    about 1 year ago

    1452 Comments

    Sometimes people give comical statements. Board member Leticia Garcia characterizes the ammunition as 'ricocheting' ammo that will go right through people. My child, listen and learn.

    The rifle as decribed in the article fires a .223 round. Notice something familiar? How about the .22 in the first part of .223. Yep, that rifles and millions like it fire a .22-type round. And yes, it is a .22 with an attitude, but a .22 nonetheless. And, most rifle ammo will penetrate a ballistic vest. Using the term body armor has a military slant. Military personnel are issued superior body armor and plates to stop rifle rounds. Civilian police generally do not have this type of armor, ... unless you are part of a SWAT team.

    Next. ball ammo as she has described is generally used on the range or in a military engagement. Civilian ammo would have a soft tip, hollow point (it's a very tiny hollow point) or frangible ammunition.

    Oh, don't know what frangible ammo is Ms. Garcia? Well, it is ammo that a FAM (Federal Air Marshall) will have in his weapon while on duty on a commercial flight. That ammo is designed to disintergrate upon contact. I have a small baggie of the remains of expended frang ammo. It looks like sand.

    Any agency worth it's salt will have speciality ammo on board to reduce the risk of collateral damage. Even Navy SEALs do not use 'ball ammo' in combat.

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    ethan2010

    about 1 year ago

    52 Comments

    I like the uncomfortable but necessary evil part

  • Crumb_passin_thru_02_1__max50

    mz66

    about 1 year ago

    3718 Comments

    Do the body armor piercing capabilities (as described by the article) of these rifles pose a collateral damage threat due to wall penetration? Just thinking out loud.

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    Cedardale

    about 1 year ago

    598 Comments

    I would argue that these rifles are not high powered, almost every other rifle round other that .22 lr is more powerful that a .223.

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    MaxVirtus

    about 1 year ago

    12662 Comments

    The mother of five was correct when she said "We need to be prepared". And Bump Jonas.

  • Snoopy_6_max50

    Jonas

    about 1 year ago

    41138 Comments

    It's sad for our schools that this is necessary. But this makes WAY more sense than passing new gun laws...

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