Why didn't the school shooter use a fully automatic rifle?

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  1. OohPooPahDoo
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    Why didn't the school shooter use a fully automatic rifle? Seems like he could have done more damage that way.
     
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    Any ideas? He isn't law abiding. So nothing should have stopped him from getting a fully automatic rifle.
     
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    Because it's not what his mom had in the house.
     
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    Maybe he didn't realize how easy it is to remove the sear from that Bushmaster, which would make it a fully automatic firearm?

    You do realize it's much harder to make a semiautomatic (one round per trigger pull) operate properly than it is to make an automatic (keeps firing while trigger is pulled) operate properly?
     
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    Geez....Was that so hard to figure out?
     
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    ? Why would that matter? He's not a law abiding citizen. Thus the LAW cannot stop him from getting any kind of weapon he desires. He's surely not going to be restricted by what his mommie has laying around if, like all non-law abiding citizens, he can get any weapon he wants.
     
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    look he stole the weapons you dumb shit.

    Felony no. 1


    It was all downhill from there
     
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    Not really. A fully automatic firearm does not necessarily do more damage. It generally means a lot more misses.

    Fully automatic "machine guns" are really meant for suppression fire. That is, to keep the bad guys from shooting at your guys while they're moving into position. When a soldier, or a SWAT guy, go to actually shoot someone, they don't choose fully automatic. Selecting semiautomatic fire is the way to do maximum damage when actually trying to kill someone, because you're going to aim precisely. With full auto, you'll just run out of ammo quicker without killing more bad guys.

    In practice, that usually the way it works.
     
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    You mean disabling device required by law on the gun actually thwarted him? Unbelievable! A law like that will only stop LAW ABIDING citizens - not criminals like this guy! I reject you theory based solely on that notion.
     
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    That must be why the military uses them. Because they aren't any more useful at killing people than semi-automatics.
     

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