Another school shooting....er..."accidental" shooting

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    Why would a mass shooter look for anything but a gun free zone?
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    Aren't you supposed to be buying an A-15 somewhere?
     
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    I sell them... lol
     
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    I've had a lot of guns when I was younger (and before I got into archery) and I would spend as much time shooting my big-bore guns as needed to develop reasonable proficiency with them. But I always enjoyed shooting the .22s much more. My very favorite .22 rifle was a Marlin 39A, lever action. My favorite .22 pistol was the Ruger Mark II. Two marvelous guns. Beautifully made, functionally perfect.
     
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    Marlin model 60 here.
     
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    Why Don't These School Attacks Get Headlines?

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    Newser) – A student was fatally shot Wednesday at an Alabama high school, AL.com reports. The Birmingham City School system says the shooting happened during dismissal at Huffman High School. Two students and an employee were injured. One student is in critical but stable condition; the other died on the way to the hospital. According to the AP, police identified the dead student as a 17-year-old girl. Police initially described the shooting as "accidental," though details are scarce, WVTM reports. "I was just hoping my baby was OK, that everybody was OK," says one mother whose daughter was stuck inside the school when it was locked down. "I was nervous. This is so sad."

    Wonder why they have not identified the shooter.

    Meanwhile, authorities in Mississippi are investigating a shooting Wednesday on the Jackson State University campus, Mississippi News Now reports. According to the Jackson Clarion Ledger, a student was shot in the leg inside a dorm and is expected to recover. One dorm resident says the student accidentally shot himself, though police haven't confirmed that and the student hasn't been forthcoming with details.

    Still trying to figure out what happened.

    From 17-year-old girl killed in Alabama high school shooting
     
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    Except for photos and videos I've never seen an AR-15, nor would I care to. That rifle holds absolutely no aesthetic appeal for me. I like guns which are crafted with an artful blend of nicely machined, blued and polished steel and tastefully worked wood.

    For a personal defense rifle I would prefer either an M-1 Garand, which was my issued weapon in the Marines (in the 50s), or a Mini-14.

    For home defense I believe the Remington 870 (12 gauge slide action) is a beautifully crafted, highly efficient shotgun.

    A really nice (and highly effective) handgun is the S&W Model 19, .357 Magnum, 4" bbl. revolver with walnut grip. (I don't like automatics.)
     
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    Well, of course you do. Makes total sense now.
     

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