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    Quote Originally Posted by vwdan View Post
    Really? Which small arms do you know of that use rounds as the projectile?

    "Rounds" is a generic term for bullets etc. You'd know that if you had ever served in the British Army.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jog On View Post
    Not even on the front page of several papers and where it is it's pretty much a secondary story.

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    Americans shoot and kill 30,000+ citizens per year. So someone running over 8 people wouldn't normally even make the news there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaunbhoy View Post
    "Rounds" is a generic term for bullets etc. You'd know that if you had ever peeled potatoes in the British army and listened to the real soldiers stories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    Americans shoot and kill 30,000+ citizens per year. So someone running over 8 people wouldn't normally even make the news there.
    Yes, there was a shooting in Denver the other day where 3 people were killed in a supermarket. It didn't get a mention from Trump, nor did he call for a ban on guns, or a tightening of security. In the same way he didn't react when 59 were killed and 241 injured in Vegas.
    ...but 8 killed in New York brings a demand for the death penalty, demand for restrictions, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaunbhoy View Post
    "Rounds" is a generic term for bullets etc. You'd know that if you had ever served in the British Army.

    In very casual conversation by the uneducated, perhaps, but you know as well as I do that they are most definitely not interchangeable. If you're going to pedantic and sexist then maybe you should be more careful not to make a twat of yourself?

    Incidentally, I've not served with the British Army, no - but I've spent a good amount of time doing live firing and it was always drilled into me what was what. *shrug* But then I've always assumed you were in a fairly special section anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    Americans shoot and kill 30,000+ citizens per year. So someone running over 8 people wouldn't normally even make the news there.
    But staggeringly, more than 300,000 US citizens die prematurely each year of opiate overdoses!

    No wonder Trump declared it a national health emergency, or whatever he called it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vwdan View Post
    In very casual conversation by the uneducated, perhaps, but you know as well as I do that they are most definitely not interchangeable. If you're going to pedantic and sexist then maybe you should be more careful not to make a twat of yourself?

    Incidentally, I've not served with the British Army, no - but I've spent a good amount of time doing live firing and it was always drilled into me what was what. *shrug* But then I've always assumed you were in a fairly special section anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post

    But staggeringly, more than 300,000 US citizens die prematurely each year of opiate overdoses!

    No wonder Trump declared it a national health emergency, or whatever he called it.
    Yes, it's remarkable, except for the fact that the number of US citizens put on opiates is staggering due to them not being able to afford the appropriate healthcare to have their conditions treated, instead they can get the pills cheaply (or prescribed cheaply) and they never get cured.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vwdan View Post
    I've spent a good amount of time doing live firing
    That is obviously a euphemism. I have little doubt you are proficient at "handling your weapon".

    Now you have gone and made sas all excited too. He is still dealing with failing the medical for the Brownies too. Bless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    Americans shoot and kill 30,000+ citizens per year. So someone running over 8 people wouldn't normally even make the news there.
    Unless a Muslim person is involved...
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