Post Tennessee shooting , 152 rounds fired


I have been reading and listening to reporters, law enforcement, and individuals about demanding a band on AR 15 “Assault Rifles”. First, let me make it clear that these rifles are not Assualt Rifles, They did not have auto-select for rapid firing. you had to pull the trigger individually for each round fired.

You can fire that many rounds from a lot of firearms that have magazines, from pistols to rifles with small to larger-capacity magazine clips.

Nothing has been told about how many magazine clips were found at the site and what capacity they were, just that 152 rounds were fired. Neither were we told if the AR15 had been modified for auto-select firing.

There are illegal modification kits out there for rifles to pistols that can give these weapons this option. Some of them are even being made on 3D printers.

I am sure if the AR15 was bought at a retail gun store it did not come with Auto Select for rapid firing. Any weapon with that capability requires special licensing to own one and is mostly reserved for collectors. So not just anyone can get them.

So, was it modified or not?

If not, then almost any weapon with a magazine could be modified. Then the problem is not with the AR15s or pistols it is with the illegal modification kits that are being made that need to be addressed.

We have not been told what was in the manifesto, telling us the reason why it was done either.

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Here are more statistics from the UN, CDC, Justice Department, and FBI on Gun-related deaths

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Well according to the CDC, cars, poisonings, and even swimming account for annual deaths of those deaths by firearms, in particular when it applies to children. In fact, less than 70 deaths for kids under the age of 15 were due to accidental firearm use and when will look at all firearm deaths for children, the data proves more die from accidental drowning than being killed by a firearm. Now I know the focus is on assault rifles, but this truth is feculent.

What is confusing is that more than 66% of all gun deaths in the US are suicides – according to the UN, CDC, and FBI. Secondly, although there are more than 200 million rifles and shotguns owned by American citizens, 75 percent of the murders in the Americas (suicides not included) are committed with handguns with 4 percent and 5 percent being committed with rifles and shotguns respectively. These are FBI and Justice Department figures aggregated from state and local police affiliates. And I won’t say that the FBI also notes that more people are killed by bats and rifles combined.

This was from an article by Torrance Stephens at on March 1, 2023. Here is the link to that article: Gun Control in America: A Nation of Pet Rocks Governed and Schooled By Bricks. :

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