Thanks for the info Andy~ I was going by the paper/and other sources have said ( as reported by the police and medical examiner~ who knew they’d get it wrong??) and did err in not calling it a AR-15. I did find this,the latest info on the weapon “The primary weapon used in the attack was a “Bushmaster AR-15 assault-type weapon,” said Connecticut State Police Lt. Paul Vance. The rifle is a Bushmaster version of a widely made AR-15, the civilian version of the M-16 rifle used by the U.S. military. The original M-16 patent ran out years ago, and now the AR-15 is manufactured by several gunmakers. Unlike the military version, the AR-15 is a semiautomatic, firing one bullet per squeeze of the trigger. But like the M-16, ammunition is loaded through a magazine. In the school shooting, police say Lanza’s rifle used numerous 30-round magazines.
An AR-15 is usually capable of firing a rate of 45 rounds per minute in semiautomatic mode.
Police didn’t offer details about the specific model of the rifle Lanza used. A typical Bushmaster rifle, such as the M4 model, comes with a 30-round magazine but can use magazines of various capacities from five to 40 rounds. An M4 weighs about 6 ½ pounds and retails for about $1,300.”
Easy enough to see how the “erroneous info you are presenting here” came about. We just do not know exactly what he did use~ yet.
There are a grand total ~ if we include private schools, non degree granting (training), Post secondary Title IV, and degree granting colleges ~ elementary/high schools in the United States= some 145,667 in 2009-2010 .Some have armed teachers or security but many states will have to change their laws.
That is a lot of hires before school starts . During an earthquake the staff was supposed to duck and cover,leaving the handicapped students in place…that was unacceptable…I would home school now for sure.