The hypocrisy of the left wing anti gun nuts never ceases to amaze me. Carrying the banner to ban so-called "assault weapons", the Obama administration is leading us on a modern day witch hunt, which like all witch hunts, is based on lies and propaganda.
The simple definition of an assault weapon is any high caliber, fully automatic weapon capable of firing multiple rounds with one pull of the trigger. According to military sources, this would include the AK-47 and up in the rifle category, and the Uzi on up in handguns. .308 caliber and up are considered high caliber. The AR-15, which is the civilian version on the military M-16, lacks many of the features of the M-16. First and foremost, the AR-15 is milled differently so that the firing mechanisms are not interchangeable with the fully automatic M-16. In other words, this is a semi automatic weapon, meaning it can only fire one shot per pull of the trigger.
When the left states that no one should be able to buy a military grade weapon, they are either misunderstanding the capabilities of the AR-15, or are lying to the public to instill fear. An AR-15 is no more dangerous than a .223 long rifle, which in most states, cannot be used to hunt deer, elk, moose or bear because it is not powerful enough to kill.
In the hours following the Sandy Hook shootings, the call for an assault weapons ban was immediately heard from anti gun legislators based on the immediate information that the killer used an AR-15. After several days, NBC revealed that the AR-15 was found in the trunk of the killer's car. It was also revealed by NBC that four handguns were found in the school. The AR-15 was never used to murder the children and staff in the school, yet after that report, it has never been mentioned again.
NBC, which is no fan of the 2nd Amendment, even reported that the killer tried to purchase a rifle two days before the shooting, but was rejected because of the mandatory 3 day waiting period in Connecticut. Then we heard more calls from the left after a shooter started a fire and shot and killed 2 first responders with an AR-15. The calls were muted when it was found that the killer had already served time for killing his grandmother with a hammer. It really begs the question of why this man was even let out of prison.
Even in defense of their policy against having armed police officers in the schools, they haven't been honest. They have claimed that there were armed officers at Columbine, yet 12 students and a teacher were murdered. But here is what they are not telling you. One officer was on a motorcycle writing a traffic ticket when the shooting started, and the other was outside the building responding to an explosion in a nearby field that the shooters set as a diversion. Yes, one officer engaged in firing upon the shooters, but from 60 yards away, with a handgun. Any ballistics expert can tell you that the odds of effectively shooting someone at 60 yards with a handgun is like winning a lottery. They were not in the building, where they could have been most effective.
What they don't tell you is that in 2001, at Granite High School in El Cajon, California, a gunman entered the school where a police officer who was giving a presentation, shot and disarmed the gunman, who injured 5, but there were no deaths. He was in the school where it is evident, netted much better results than Columbine.
And here is the thing that is most disturbing. With each of these massacres, one thing is painfully clear. Every single one of these incidences, the shooter or shooters, broke numerous gun laws to carry out their plan. Every one of them. So what is the knee-jerk reaction of the left to ban assault weapons going to do?
Not one child, not one shopper or office worker will be any safer. That is the cold, hard truth. And they know it. Lest us not forget that Columbine and El Cajon happened during the exact same ban that will likely come out of Vice President Biden's task force. After all, he is author of the last ban.
No ban will ever work unless they are prepared to go door-to-door and confiscate every weapon that is on that list. And that wouldn't work because these animals can obtain them through illegal sellers, or from unsecured borders. The only other time that weapons were attempted to be confiscated was by the British in colonial times, and we all know how that turned out.
For real solutions, why not start with enforcing the laws on the books. That gunman in New York who killed two firefighters should never have been let out of jail. Enforce or create new laws for mandatory disclosure for doctors of any patient prescribed medication known to have side effects of "suicidal thoughts" or "hallucinations", such as Ritalin, Vyvanse, Adderall or similar stimulants.
"Feel good policy" is not the answer. And all the misinformation being spewed is more harmful. And while you on the left mock the NRA, so far, it is the only solution that has a chance of working. So much, that the President sends his kids to a school that are armed to protect Fort Knox. In Racine, every comprehensive high school has an armed police officer. In many communities, this has been done for years throughout the country.
Hopefully, the Republican House of Representatives will not cave to the anti gun nuts. That is our last line of defense for our children.