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Gotta pile on Bill O'Reilly some more, and other stuff.

But all related to the level of informed discourse on the Colorado shooting.

Since Mr. O'Reilly thinks this stuff can just be bought off the internet and no one knows...  here's an AR-15 family portrait from the Arms Room...

Legal. Known to the government, too. One store-bought, the other via the internet. But the transfer was handled by a dealer. Therefore... there was paperwork involved. And two NICS checks.

Legal. Known to the government, too. One store-bought, the other via the internet. But the transfer was handled by a dealer. Therefore... there was paperwork involved. And two NICS checks.  Note the scary 40-round (and likely to jam) magazine, too.  I'll stick with 30 rounders, max. 

Then, because as Mr. O'Reilly informed us, you can get bazookas, too:

Legal. Bought on the internet. Also known to the government when they allowed them to be imported. Oh, they were deactivated... which is why you can just buy them over the internet. You can buy functional ones over the internet, too. But there's fingerprints, local police, and the BATFE and a $200 check involved, too. Plus whatever the local LEO charges for fingerprints. Your Cloak of Invicible Self-Righteous Ignorance annoys me, Mr. O'Reilly.

Legal. Bought on the internet. Also known to the government when they allowed them to be imported. Oh, they were deactivated... which is why you can just buy them over the internet. I.e., they don't work.  And there isn't any ammo available anyway.  You can buy functional ones over the internet, too. But to actually take possession, there's fingerprints, local police, and the BATFE and a $200 check involved. Plus whatever the local LEO charges for fingerprints. Your Cloak of Invincible Self-Righteous Ignorance annoys me, Mr. O'Reilly.

Now, to operate like Mr. O'Reilly does, I have my own solution to the Colorado Shooter Problem.   It's two-fold.  Since he apparently bought his first weapon after bombing out on his orals, clearly we need to impose a 30-day cooling off period after any Major Fail.  This will require establishing a system by which schools, employers, neighbors, creditors, meter maids, and traffic-citation writing cops can input Major Fail data (and must do so under penalty of law) that will cause an automatic Do Not Transfer response from NICS.  Secondly, to reduce the demand on that system, there shall be no more tests, no more performance evaluations.  Ever.  Everybody gets a Gold Star, every day.  And it's illegal to say anything less than nurturing and supportive.  Ever.

Hey, it's no worse than other ideas being floated, and has as much basis in reality.

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Hey, where's the frickin' like button on this?  You're falling behind the times, man.  ;) 
 
I rather suspect that button is copyrighted...
 
Ry, it's in the far upper right corner, red button with white X  (Gules, a saltire couped Argent).
 
OK, I'll bite... why the blank adapter on the NV scoped AR?
 
Hey, my life lately has been a pit of fail and suckage, and I have a loaded revolver within arm's reach, and you know what? I haven't shot anybody, not even myself.
 
 LIKE! +10,000!

"Using the kinds of guns Holmes allegedly fired requires training and practice, and law enforcement officials are now trying to figure out where and with whom."

Pretty stupid statement. What does it take to fire an AR-15 other than inserting the mag, cycling the operating rod and pulling a trigger? If the cops are seriously looking for whare he was "trained," then they are as much idiots as O'Reilly. Prolly are anyway, but that's another story for another time.
 
 Neffi - because I like to have the fiddly-bits, and I had to store it somewhere, eh?  O'Reilly and his staff would probably either assert that is a silencer, or call it an Airsoft gun...