Do mass murderers need large-cap mags?
Bogota, 1986: Campo Elias Delgado kills 30 people, using a knife and a .32 revolver. In most mass slayings, police response time is 10-20 minutes, meaning that the killer doesn't need a large magazine, or as in this case, a magazine at all.
Howard Nemerov compares a mass murder that didn't happen in San Antonio. The shooter was shot down by an off-duty officer after he wounded two people.
Perhaps the reason killers in the US gravitate towards "assault weapon" type firearms is because every time you turn on the news, here are pundits and politicians proclaiming that these are the best weapons for killing a lot of people quickly.
Any dimwit watching the nightly news would quickly reach the conclusion this was what he needed to become famous.
Posted by: Peter at January 3, 2013 04:39 AM