MSNBC Claims Handguns are “Too Slow” to Stop School Shooters

What’s up with MSNBC? Are they slow in the head? I know liberalism is a mental disorder but….wow, they really are idiotic after this comment.

The news anchors made a statement arguing that handguns are too slow to stop a school shooter. Their logic behind that? They said that rifles apparently shoot “three times faster.”


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One armed citizen could have easily taken down the punk.

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MSNBC anchor Lawrence O’Donnell said, “A bullet fired from an AR-15 travels 3x faster than one from a handgun…and yet the president and the NRA think giving teachers guns will stop a school shooter.”

Daily Caller reports: 

Stephanie Ruhle similarly asked, “How does the best marksman in the world with a handgun take down a shooter with an AR-15 (bullets travel 3x faster).”

While bullets fired from rifles do travel faster than those fired by handguns, the difference comes down to a matter of milliseconds, which would be negligible in any confrontation with a shooter. In close range situations, the difference in bullet velocity matters even less.

The pair also seemingly failed to consider why handguns are standard issue weapons for police officers.


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