Skip to comments.ABC News: ‘Unlikely’ Assault Weapons Ban Would Have Stopped Sandy Hook
Posted on 12/19/2012 3:45:49 PM PST by ColdOne
Today, ABC News finally reported the blindingly obvious fact that Sen. Dianne Feinsteins beloved assault weapons ban a piece of legislation now favored by President Obama would not have prevented the Sandy Hook shootings. Heres what they said:
Could a Ban Have Prevented the Connecticut Shootings?
It's impossible to say for sure, but it seems unlikely that if the law were still in place, as it was written, it could have done much to prevent Friday's tragedy. Lanza's primary weapon, the Bushmaster .223 rifle, is a type of AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, certain models of which were prohibited from being sold under the ban, but the Bushmaster model used by Lanza was not on that list.
Additionally, the language in the law was loose enough that a gun enthusiast who was interested in adding a type of AR-15 to their collection could have purchased one legally.
In fact, ABC News even admitted that the assault weapons ban passed by Congress in 1994 didnt work in the first place:
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This could be a broken clock scenario or maybe, just maybe they accidentally stumbled into the truth and reported it.
Someone is going to get a lousy fitness report for this year!
Once people get over Barry and his ‘RATS KNEEJERK REACTION and start using their heads, they’ll understand that “gun control” won’t do anything to stop these kinds of murders. We’ve got to deal with the monsters that the ‘RAT society has been creating since the 60s. If people REALLY want to blame someone other than the murderer, Adam Lanza, I suggest they try to be honest with themselves for once and point their crooked little fingers at the one in the mirror.
It's an old, old song.
Gun bans do not prevent crimes,they prevent citizens from defending themselves.
It could have been the old Remington .22 semi auto I used to hunt squirrels with and it would have been just as deadly. If I recall correctly it could hold either 16 longs or 18 shorts.
ABC News actually reported the truth? Broken clock scenario..better have taped it because you probably won’t see ABC News report the truth for the next 20+ yrs..its a once in a blue moon kind of thing
Like it stopped Columbine? Please. It is insulting that the media & the left think that people are so brainless that they can lie right to our faces.
Some of the higher people at ABC must love guns, shooting ranges or hunting. Someone if finally waking up in that organization.
Why the long-gun registry doesnt work and never did
Gun control is not about guns. It’s about control.
Registry is for the good guys. You really think the criminals are registering theirs?
someone should record this random act of journalism!
No firearms ban could have stopped it. Do you really think someone prepared to commit murder and suicide is going to give a rats backside about breaking another law? Or twenty, or one hundred? All these laws do is create groups of defenseless potential victims. It it’s doubtful there is any reasonable passive defense that could have prevented it. The best chance you have for ending an event like this with minimal loss of life is a trained active, rapid response. That means people with firearms in our schools people. Preferably several each.
Look for either a magazine capacity limit or a nationwide “bullet button” law like in Kalifornia.
Gun control should be a State’s Rights issue, and be controlled at the state level.
Which of course can be rectumfied with three simple steps they're willing to share with anyone who will listen, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please...
Was listening to some of our local talking head gun control sympathizers who want more gun control yesterday.
What they didn’t know, was that Connecticut has the 4th most stringent gun controls right now. Did it stop anything? No.
Gun control doesn’t work.
Control the mentally challenged, and guess what, the world is a safer place.
Sounds to me like someone at ABC didn’t read the WH “talking points” memo on this.
Expect a retraction and apology for reorting the story incorrectly in the next couple of day.
Setting the ground work for confiscation.
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