It's NOT a Heavy Weapon
-- Dan Harris, Good Morning America
Using the kinds of guns Holmes allegedly fired, anyone with training and practice would have left a lot more than 12 dead in that packed theater. We can thank God, Providence, the FSM, and Pure Luck that the nutjob was not an expert; I'm betting he was barely proficient with his weapons and just sprayed the crowd.
Perhaps if he had spent more time at the range getting stress-relieving Recoil Therapy (i.e., Fun), none of this would have happened.
New Buzz Word! Bill O'Reilly has been railing about the need for reporting sales of "heavy weapons." The nutjob didn't use any Heavy Weapons! He didn't use anything that can't be found in a police patrol car.
Old Buzz Word! The Smith & Wesson M&P rifle is NOT a "high-powered rifle," you so-called journalists. The .223 cartridge it fires is too light to harvest deer legally in most states. Nor is it a "machine gun." I think I'll leave the TV off.