I think I now understand your point. Media would rarely know the difference between semi and fully auto? Many times they report a weapon as auto when it is actually semi-auto. You know, I'm at a point where I only listen to the news of the event itself and take their details with a grain of salt, if you know what I mean.
Anyway, to get back on topic, Aikido was never intended to teach you how to fight, but rather, how to find peace. If not peace, then at least compassion for the idiot thats attacking you. One should not forget though that there are also different levels of compassion........
I'll just bet the guy that started this thread has also tried using the handle of a screwdriver as a hammer. Wrong tool for the job........
Dan P. - Mongo