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WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Definition of an assault rifle? • How many bullets can be fired in a few minutes? • An AR-15 type of rifle is an extreme rifle in its killing capacity. • Is driving cars a good analogy to buying/using guns?

Context: Its one week after the groundswell of support for gun regulation that came forth in last Saturday’s demonstrations across the USA.… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • What are assault rifles? • What are they designed for? • What is the damage they cause to the human body? • Why are they allowed to be sold in the USA?

I RARELY LET EMOTION INTO MY BLOGS, BUT I AM TODAY. The 17 schoolyard deaths in Parkland, Florida this week, reportedly carried out by Nikolas Cruz using an AR-15 rifle (the same semi-automatic weapon used during the Sandy Hook and Orlando massacres), made me read up on this rifle.… More

In Grimm’s Fairy Tales, there is a story called The Robber Bridegroom. Written in 1812, at a time when books were rare, the most common book was the Bible. The Grimm Brothers, primitive librarians, were trying to preserve tales of the storytellers in Germany. These fairy tales, which included some magic, had been propagated by mouth for hundreds of years partly because they contained teachings and advice for the common people.… More

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