Skip to comments.State Law Prevented Sale of Assault Rifle to Suspect Last Week, Officials Say
Posted on 09/17/2013 6:28:43 PM PDT by chessplayer
WASHINGTON The gunman who killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday test-fired an AR-15 assault rifle at a Virginia gun store last week but was stopped from buying one because state law there prohibits the sale of such weapons to out-of-state buyers, according to two senior law enforcement officials.
Instead, the gunman, Aaron Alexis of Texas, bought a law-enforcement-style shotgun an 870 Remington pump and used it on Monday as he rampaged through the navy yard, said the officials, who requested anonymity b
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Had he been declared mentally incompetent, he wouldn’t have even got that.
So, how did that work out for us Libs?
Were lives saved? LMAO
What a great victory you won here Lefties. GAG!
As usual, the good guys were disarmed. The bad guy
got access to weapons and then it was open season.
They can’t stop working that AR15 angle!
Watch them turn this into: Racist Southern Jim Crow-style law keeps black veteran from buying more effective firearm.
The SOB was a NEW YORKER, for the record!
Old Grey Whore lies again.
OMG! Not just any shotgun, but a law-enforcement-style shotgun!
A long gun is a long gun.
When the FBI is called for a NICS check no distinction is made between the two.
They only ask long gun or pistol.
I think these cops are full of crap.
When someone is hell-bent on creating mayhem, only an alert and prepared populace is sufficient to stop them. No law, no ban, will ever trump the workaround.
There must be a helluva lot of budgies and parrakeets in Manhattan.
there are former east coast types out here on the left coast who still buy the slimes...
its the go to paper of choice for those who need their inane opnions butressed.
The murdering scum wanted an AR-15 so therefore according to the enemedia and the gun-grabbers he used one to kill these people.
Emotions override reality for both.
Ah, the MSM!
(The Associated Press slurping Obama as usual):
“For Obama, it was at least the seventh mass shooting of his presidency, and **he wearily mourned** the victims while speaking at the White House.”
Reggie, time for another vacay!
right - and yes, some 870s are tactical configuration for police. This article makes it sound like ALL 870s are tactical weapons.
The Remington 870 is one of the most, if not the most, popular shotgun for duck and bird hunting. From the brief look I had at a picture of the weapon, it looked more bird hunting than tactical - but I can’t say that for certain.
Why is the make and model on the 4473?
Line 26 thru 30
Type(pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, receiver, frame, etc)
There is a special rule in Virginia for assault weapons, you have to prove State registry and proof of citizenship to get one. I think that is what stopped an AR-15 being used.
I have a Remington 870 shotgun and slugs for it - should I assume I am a criminal? Is that becoming the criteria? As in someone uses a certain weapon to shoot people so that means if you have a weapon like that, you also are a killer waiting to happen?
A Mossberg 500 is probably more evil, but only if in black drag. Let’s fact it. If it goes `bang’ they hate it.
Yeah, I used to hunt dove with a guy who had a Remington 870 and I had an 1100. He razzed me for paying more for semi-auto.
None of that is reported to FBI.
Just long gun or pistol.
The 4473 stays on file with your FFL.
Not sure what the regs are on out of state sales but I imagine all would require a NICS check.
Virginia has their own form in addition to the 4473
The old Anglo-Saxon "hue and cry" .... worked like a charm back in the day.
Only a thieving, grafting, lying poltroon intent on mastering the People by propagating "quietism" and talking b.s. about "perfeshunal" policing and standing armies being necessary, would derogate people's ability to see to their own needs.
That's why Communists in Hollywood ran wild for years (think Dalton Trumbo, Ben Barzman, Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Will Geer) making movies that blackguarded people's efforts at vigilance and militia protection, and glorified professional killers like Wyatt Earp and Pat Garrett, and totalitarian fonctionnaires like Eliot Ness (and his wiretaps), as utterly necessary and the only way to secure law and order.
I am uncertain about selling to out of Staters.
I sure coulda sworn I heard them relay that info on the phonecall.
Pistol or long gun.
The media reports lies as truths. And idiots believfe the media.
If we gave that info and serial number we would in fact have National gun registration.
WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE!
Hell, I duck hunt with an 870...drives my brother-in-law nuts. One shot,one kill...5th Louisiana Scouts and Sharpshooters.
“I think these cops are full of crap.”
They are. There is no such law that I’m aware of in VA.
“law-enforcement-style shotgun” LMAO
Mine could actually fit that description. Mine is an exact copy of the one in this video and I doubt very much that Obama’s son lookalike put one on these together.
Senior Law Officers are not BATFE agents.
Do you have a selector switch so you can fire it in single (thirty rounds per trigger pull), semi-automatic (thirty rounds per trigger pull), and full auto single (thirty rounds per trigger pull)? Does your brother object to holding the ammunition belt as you spray an area with automatic shotgun fire? (/journalist)
Gun free zones?
You can’t fix stupid. Really you can’t.
Oh yes, does your Remington have the detachable MANPADS launcher?
“Senior Law Officers are not BATFE agents.”
They’re also bald faced liars. They’re trying to start the chain of lies that an assault weapons ban saved lives.
It didn’t. And they’re full of s***.
I didn’t say SN.
But I could be wrong about them asking make and model.
Didn’t the shotgun do most of the damage in Aurora?
The AR15 jammed.
They don’t ask model.
They had no ammunition because liberals fear an armed military inside the US as much as they fear an armed populace.
they also apparently fear following up on reports sent them by the cops...
“Washington Gunman Recently Told Cops He Was Being Bombarded By Microwave Signals That Kept Him Awake At Night”
evidently some “liberal” yo yo got the report and sat on it....
My former boss knew a guy that was a professional shooter for Remington shotguns. He preferred the 870 over the 1100 because he could fire the 870 quicker.
NYT made up the AR-15 story.
It sounds like he could have purchased a fixed-stock AR version as long as he had the shop keep the standard magazine. Then he could have walked back into the store, and bought 30 or 20 round magazines. As AWB states go (versus here in the People's Republic), Virginia's restrictions aren't too bad.
Many an 870 is used for deer hunting in congested areas. I have an 870 Wingmaster with an extra barrel, 20’ imp cyl with rifle sights. I’ve never deer hunted with it I deer hunt with a 30/06 or a 45/70 govt.
This is all I could find about out of staters purchasing in VA.:
A Virginia non-resident may not purchase a firearm until a state police approval report has been received or 10 days have passed.
You should post that as a seperate article. Don’t see it yet...