They really hate America’s Rifle. They really, really hate it.
Some idiot at the NY Daily news had a propaganda column all ready to go.
Of course, the DC Naval Yard murderer didn’t use an AR. He used a shotgun. He took Joe Biden’s advice.
(CNN) — It has been called the most popular rifle in America, and it briefly returned to the spotlight after Monday’s shooting at the Navy Yard: the AR-15.
It’s also in the CNN slideshow. The first three photos of police and military personnel there to secure the area all carry AR variants.
A U.S. law enforcement official said Monday that gunman Aaron Alexis unleashed a barrage of bullets using an AR-15, a rifle and a semi-automatic handgun. Authorities believed the AR-15 was used for most of the shooting, the official said. The news prompted Sen. Dianne Feinstein, one of the strongest proponents of a ban on assault weapons like the AR-15, to issue a statement the same day asking, “When will enough be enough?”
Except he didn’t use an AR. The demand was made again to ban semi-automatic rifles and standard capacity magazines… yet this massacre was perpetrated with a shotgun and pistols taken from murdered security guards.
However, federal law enforcement sources told CNN Tuesday that authorities have recovered three weapons from the scene of the mass shooting, including one — a shotgun — that investigators believe Alexis brought in to the compound. The other two weapons, which sources say were handguns, may have been taken from guards at the Navy complex.
The sources, who have detailed knowledge of the investigation, cautioned that initial information that an AR-15 was used in the shootings may have been incorrect. It is believed that Alexis had rented an AR-15, but returned it before Monday morning’s shootings. Authorities are still investigating precisely how many weapons Alexis had access to and when.
One shotgun, two handguns at last count, both handguns taken from guards.
Regardless, the massacre pushed the AR-15 back into the gun-control debate.
No, it didn’t. There was no AR15 used. The media pushed it, and the rights-control debate, to the forefront.
Within a day, there were claims in the media across print, TV, and radio that “high capacity magazines” and “assault weapons” needed to be banned to prevent shootings like the Naval Yard murders, but the DC murders were done with neither of those things.
Anti-gun tyrants simply have one goal, and that is the total disarmament and subjugation of the populace, and they will not ever stop.
It seems hyperbolic, but listen to what they’ve said and the context it’s in.
A series of murders took place in a gun free zone in a gun free base in a gun free city, where a criminal madman walked through the gun free signs, killed people, and kept on going because no one could resist him as they were disarmed. He didn’t do it with an AR, he didn’t do it with “high capacity” magazines. He did it with a Remington 870 shotgun and some 00 buck shells and a whole lot of evil. The response from the media is “Ban the AR15! Ban assault clips! Ban the shoulder thing that goes up!”
Who in their right mind can have as a solution a demand to ban something totally unrelated? But they’re not mad, they’re simply fixated on the next step to the destruction of individual liberty, and the physical tools to maintain one’s own life are a big obstacle to pushing people into what the Ruling Class demands they become. It’s been a goal for decades, and they simply dance in the blood of the victims every chance they get, thinking that the next series of murders (again committed by a schizophrenic on mind-altering drugs) will give them the emotional push to convince the populace to not think about their actions and simply act and make this thing they want happen.
They can’t win a rational argument (hence why they frame tyranny with the word “reasonable”), they have all of history disproving their suppositions and showing their desires for abolition of self-defense tools and rights to be inherently destructive to the individual, but they can dance in the blood of innocents and scream very loudly about their feelings. They will,they do, and they are using every avenue to attack the rights of self-defense.