Home Crime and Punishment Quote of the Day: Slight Exaggeration Edition Crime and PunishmentGun ControlQuote of the Day Quote of the Day: Slight Exaggeration Edition By Robert Farago - November 3, 2013 55 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Email ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ “[The LAX gunman had enough ammunition to] have literally killed everyone in that terminal.” – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, quoted in Deadly LAX shooting: Why did he do it? [via cnn.com] ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR More People Carrying Guns: Study Shows 16 Million Carry a Firearm; More in Shall-Issue States than Constitutional Carry States John Pavlovitz Wishes Gun Owners Had More Empathy Than Gun Lust Birmingham Mayor’s Common-Sense Proposal: Just Regulate Guns in Cities 55 COMMENTS 5 mags, probably in addition to one that was loaded in the weapon. That’s probably 180 rounds, if they’re all standard capacity magazines. I’m sure the unspoken end to that statement is “If they all line up like cattle to individually receive a round to the head at point blank range”. Even then, I bet there were more than 180 people in LAX. Reply Enough to kill everyone in the terminal once it was evacuated, anyway. Reply I heard 100 rounds on him from Detroit FOX news last night not that that source is reliable. Reply I thought Kalifornia had a 10 round/mag limit. With strict law like that how can anyone get a 30 round mag? Reply Maybr he worked for NBC news and needed the illegal magazines to prove a point. Reply A “friend” of mine lived in Calif for a few years recently and “he” was always worried about the fact that “he” had a few surplus M-4 mags in “his” possession the whole time. One of then happened to be a mag that took a bullet fragment during a firefight and was more of a war trophy then an operable mag. I’m glad that “he” finally moved out of that crap hole state. (It’s only a crap hole politically, some of the most beautiful land in the country is located in the Sierra Nevadas there.) Reply Scientist: West Coast May Have to Be Evacuated: http://investmentwatchblog.com/west-coast-evacuation-may-be-needed-most-terrifying-situation-i-can-imagine/ USGS scientist who predicted 1989 quake says mega-quake, tsunami imminent: http://investmentwatchblog.com/imminent-west-coast-megaquake-and-tsunami-warning-from-usgs-scientist/ Some of you may end up with the state to yourselves. For whatever it’s worth. And carefully not mentioning that he was “literally” walking through the terminal asking people if they were TSA because that was the only people he was there to shoot. Reply So that means on any given day your local police have enough ammo to wipe out the entire town, right? Reply Please, don’t give them any ideas! Reply You don’t think it’s crossed their minds? Reply More than the town. But police never go on rampages, because they’re well trained. Except for Chris Dorner 😉 Reply And Tyler Peterson. Reply I carry 34 on me, with another 151 in my go bag, plus 5 + 4 on the twelve gauge, and three 20 round mags for the AR. That’s hardly enough to take out a terminal. Reply What, was he wheeling this ammo around on a pallet jack, or what? Reply seriously! i heard he had 5 or 6 30 round mags plus 100 rounds in boxes in his backpack. so a maximum of 280 rounds! Reply Maybe by very carefully using one bullet to kill more than one victim, as the SS sometimes did once ammunition started getting scarce at Buchenwald et cetera. Pretty hard to do with .223, though. Oh, wait a minute! He’s the mayor of L.A! Please tell me, why are we listening to him? Reply He is not just the mayor. He is also la raza who wants to give back all of the southwest to Mexico. Including Texas. Goes without saying that he is also a communist. There is a reason ex soviet premier Gorbachev moved to San Francisco. Reply You’re thinking of the last mayor. Garcetti came into office in July. Reply Ok, I’ll say it, because, now wait for it. POLITICIANS LIE ALOT! They (you know who they are) the ANTIs (just in case you didn’t know) are emotional and prone to exaggerate for their benefit. Reply This exaggeration by Garcetti is part of the Left’s gleeful attempt to demonize this guy because he appears to be an extreme Right-Winger. I am sure they have been praying for a bona fide Rightist, nutjob to commit a mass shooting attack with an “assault rifle” (or something they can call that misnomer). He used a Smith & Wesson M&P 15 in .223 is what the Los Angeles News is reporting and had about 150 rounds….Garcetti is a lying Politician who believes everyone in L.A. who voted for him is basically an idiot. He would have said the Suspect had a “machine gun” and 10,000 rounds of ammunition if he thought he could get away with it. Reply Garcetti is a lying Politician who believes everyone in L.A. who voted for him is basically an idiot. He may be a liar but he is correct to assume anyone who voted for him is a complete idiot. California is full of idiots, that’s how we got Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, and Nancy Pelosi. Reply Not just “to have killed everyone in the terminal” but “LITERALLY to have killed everyone in the terminal.” Glad they added that detail. Makes it totally believable then. Reply http://mediacdn.snorgcontent.com/media/catalog/product/m/i/misuseofliterallyred_fullpic.png Reply lit·er·al·ly [lit-er-uh-lee] Show IPA adverb 1. in the literal or strict sense: What does the word mean literally? 2. in a literal manner; word for word: to translate literally. 3. actually; without exaggeration or inaccuracy: The city was literally destroyed. 4. in effect; in substance; very nearly; virtually. BANG! You’re dead. See, I literally killed you. Has nothing to do with ‘actually’ killing you. BTW, Eric is the late Gil Garcetti’s son. Gil was the D.A. during the O.J. screw-up. Reply That is so dumb a statement that it literally made my head explode. Reply Now that your head is gone, maybe you could run for mayor of LA next….. Reply Does anyone know where the funeral is for Pete so we can send flowers? Poor bastard. Reply So that’s why Wallyworld is always out of ammo. Reply Exactly! Reply yeah, but how did he get 30 round mags in California? I thought this was preventable. Reply California has not forced the surrender or destruction of larger than 10 round magazines, nor do they search cars entering the State for “contraband” magazines, or rifles for that matter. It is still not clear where the rifle and magazines he used came from, so he very well could have brought them in from another State. The rifle he used would have accepted any size magazine, even if it had a “bullet button”, which it likely did not. You can still buy ammo over the Internet in California, so buying a few hundred rounds of .223 would be no problem. even if he had the rifle and magazines in CA illegally. This guy was not on anyone’s “radar”, as he had, apparently, no former history of criminal activity or mental health issues. Same old story..perpetrator had legal access to the rifle. magazines and ammo (even if. technically, some of the items were possessed illegally under California Laws unbeknownst to anyone else) and went over the edge due to unknown factors. For the record, I am not implying any point of view, just stating the known and possible facts because this incident could really bite us gun owners in the butt…sad to have to say. Reply Here’s a thought… To really get these anti gunners stumped… ” masked gunmen broke into a prison and shot all the rapist, murderers and drug dealers in the prison. No guards were harmed and 25 prisoners were killed”. Would moms demand action,pierce Morgan, Giffords and bloomberg call for tighter gun control then? Wouldn’t that be an interesting discussion. Reply Piers Morgan would be upset; he fled England because he was implicated in covering up for the rapists at the BBC. Reply Video of Shannon Watts posted: mouth moving; no words come out. Fade to black. Reply I wish there were mechanism to punish lying politicians. Voting doesn’t do the trick. If it cost them personally a lot of money I am sure they would start to correct their lies. Of course that’s just a fantasy. Reply I say, bring back good ol’ tarring and feathering! Reply Public flogging. Reply Term limits. Before you object on the basis that this will punish all of them, show me a politician that has never lied. Reply I have literally told you a million times not to exaggerate. Literally. A million. Language Arts teachers should unite with pro-2A folks over their shared hatred of language abuse! Literally. Reply I used to use that one on my kids. They would just roll their eyes. I would add the word ‘like’ in there a few times for my daughters benefit. She can now speak normal. Reply Proper English. The “new” normal. Reply If you like your 15,000 rounds of .223, you can keep your 15,000 rounds of .223… Reply we gotta shoot it first to see what’s in it. Reply The strangest thing is that this guy used a rifle which was illegal to purchase in New Jersey where he lived and used said rifle, which is banned in California, to do illegal things… Cuz, I’m thinking all these gun laws had a lot to do with keeping that TSA agent safe. P.S. would this be funnier if the rifle was a lost fast and furious gun Reply +1 Reply And cue the inevitable in three… two… one… http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/11/03/Operation-Fast-and-Furious-has-risen-from-the-grave Reply A question with an answer: headline: “Deadly LAX shooting: Why did he do it?” answer: he was driven crazy by the way politicians lie blatantly and get away with it. such as mayor Garcetti, in the article. Reply I’m sure he had a few mags and they’re using a one round, one kill calculation to say he had a enough ammo to kill everyone. By that logic, thank God he didn’t have a knife because he could’ve kill everyone in the WORLD! Reply 1. Keep pissing off the citizenry and this is what happens. 2. Look for a push to arm the TSA. 3. Look for the TSA to start shooting flyers. 4. Look for a push to limit rifle sales to in state citizens only. 5. Feinstein on Face the Nation this morning stated, “It was an S&W M&P AR-15, M&P stands for Military & Police, clearly not for general consumption.” Yeah, thanks S&W for giving the antis more ammunition to use against us. Reply The button button could have still be in place. The CA bullet button can be removed, but it takes some skill (2 on a level of 1-10) and a special tool. They can’t be removed like a regular mag release. In CA, they sell magazines that have a tool for using the bullet button built in, these are usually 30 rounds magazines blocked to 10 rounds, so you can’t tell the capacity by looking at the mag. Also, in CA you can buy finger clips that have the tool built in, and simply release a mag this way. It’s what I normally do, the bullet button adds about 1/10 of a second to a mag release time doing this (after training) You can also stick a piece of magnet inside the bullet button (potentially illegal, has not be adjudicated by the courts) and use it as a normal release. Right now in CA, we can buy pretty much any SBR AR-15 as long as it has a bullet button. I have a number, and see them sold all the time. Since this attacker couldn’t even figure out how to flip up the rear sight, I doubt he removed the bullet button, and his mags could quite possibly be 10 rounders purchased in CA as well. Reply Please stop using Common Sense when discussing the Communist take over of America You must Read Rules For Radicals and think like a criminal sociopath megalomaniac with roots in Marxism to understand that America is now a Police State with Pravda as it’s Media Think Stazi, SS, Gestapo, Truth Speak and you will come close to understanding what is happening Reply What a DUMBASS statement. Reply He had enough ammo to “literally” kill everyone? As opposed to figuratively, through metaphor. Literal means “according to the letter/words” I think he meant potentially. One of my many language peeves Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.