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Seburo M5

A fictional semi-auto, double-action handgun from the Japanese animation movie/series Ghost in the Shell. The distinct trigger guard gives it a unique silhouette but it doesn’t appear to be based on any one particular handgun. Oddly enough it is chambered in 5.45x18mm, a Russian made caliber that is largely nonexistent in the U.S since there are no imported or manufactured firearms that use it here. The Japanese didn’t really have great small arms weapon designs back in World War II, even up til today with the Howa Type 89, but I do wonder what kind of weapons they could be capable of designing and producing nowadays if they chose to do so. (GRH)


Inside the Church

Dylann Roof sat with the group next to pastor Clementa Pinckney, for about an hour. They prayed together.  He started to disagree when they began discussing Scripture.

“We were so nice to him, we were so nice to him” Felecia Sanders

He had second thoughts but decided to go through with the massacre because no one else was going to do it. 

He pulled out his handgun Glock.45 caliber shell casings were later found at the scene that had been hidden inside a fanny pack around his waist, and he opened fire. He reloaded his gun five times.

“We were just about to say the prayer to be released. He caught us with our eyes closed.”

Tywanza Sanders leapt up, tried to talk him down and asked him why he was attacking churchgoers "You don’t have to do this, you don’t have to do this, why are you doing this?” Roof disagreed, "I have to do it. You rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go." 

"Seventy-seven shots. It actually sounded like a transformer blew” Felecia Sanders.

He also reportedly said; “Y’all think i’m crazy. I’m not crazy.”

When the shooting was over, Polly Sheppard, who had been hiding under a table. looked Dylann in the eye. He said,

Shut up. Did I shoot you yet? I said, “No.” And he said, “I’m not going to. I’m going to leave you here to tell the story.” Polly Sheppard

this is the gun control debate in a nut shell

“10,000 handgun deaths a year is outrageous, we should do something to stem the tide of illegal hand gun sales.

"we can’t make people register their handguns, it would lead to confiscation, and then everyone would be defenseless against a fascist police state!”

“wait, how are you going to use a handgun to fight a police state? They won’t even penetrate the soft body armor most conventional police wear, let alone tanks or helicopters.”

and then there’s a long discussion about various guerrilla armies armed with military grade weapons they stole from the army, while still failing to gain independence on their own, yet being cited as proof that armed civilians with commercially available weapons will defeat a larger better armed force…

“…would you have us all die on our knees?”

“wait, a minuet ago you believed that civilians with unregistered handguns were going to defeat a giant army, now you are saying we have to accept 10,000 deaths a year just so we can slightly delay some fascist take over?