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Democrats call for AR-15 ban despite not being used in Naval Yard shooting

Democrats call for AR-15 ban despite not being used in Naval Yard shootingImmediately following reports of the shooting at the Washington Naval Yard, gun control advocates began calling for restrictions on firearms including a ban on the AR-15. However, it now appears that the shooter never used the rifle during his rampage.

Only hours after the shooting, Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) issued a statement calling on Congress to enact a series of gun control laws she has long supported which included a ban on “assault weapons” such as the AR-15.

“This is one more event to add to the litany of massacres that occur when a deranged person or grievance killer is able to obtain multiple weapons—including a military-style assault rifle—and kill many people in a short amount of time,” Feinstein said. “When will enough be enough? Congress must stop shirking its responsibility and resume a thoughtful debate on gun violence in this country. We must do more to stop this endless loss of life.”

However, as authorities have continued their investigation it now appears as if Feinstein’s boogey man AR-15 was not used at all in this particular shooting. Authorities are now saying indications are that the only weapon the shooter brought with him was a shotgun. He apparently used the shotgun and handguns that he may have gotten from security guards.

The shotgun used by the shooter is the preferred weapon of choice for Vice-President Joe Biden who has recommended that a person use them for self-protection and if they feel threatened to just fire it through the door.

Feinstein was not the only gun control supporter who was quick to use the situation to advance her agenda. Henry Winkler, the “Fonz” of Happy Days fame quickly said on Twitter, “ANOTHER shooting in WASH D.C. PLEASE America do nothing to promote gun control. Because that’s how we roll until we have all shot each other.”

CNN commentator David Frum immediately jumped in listing what he called was a series of rules for Second Amendment supporters. Among the comments:

“Rule 5: Gun ownership is essential to freedom, as in Serbia & Guatemala. Gun restrictions lead to tyranny, as in Australia & Canada.”

He also contributed, “Any attempt to stop mass casualty shootings is ‘political.’ Allowing them to continue is ‘non-political,’ and, “It is ‘ghoulish’ to suggest in any way that the easy availability of guns might in any way enable gun slaughter.”

However, it has been noted that the military base was a gun free zone just like the location of all other mass shootings.

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  1. Rich

    Sep 18, 2013 at 9:21 am

    This shooting used Joe Biden’s advice and used a 6 shot shotgun. It was not a high capacity mag. It was purchased legally with a state and Federal background check. It took place in a no guns military base where there are trained people in full auto weapons but were disarmed. The base was within a gun free city. The base required a security clearance to enter. It has everything the gun banners want except confiscation. Gun free zones are a killers wet dream. All mass shooting since 1990 have been in gun free zones. These zones are for the brain dead to have the illusion of safety when the opposite is true. Eliminate gun free zones. Arm our military and schools. The killer here had 7+ minutes before local police arrived to do his work. Most mass killings take 4 minutes or less. Its a self evident truth that laws only affect the law abiding and that is that falacy of gun control. The lastest study by Harvard of world wide gun control shows that gun control has no affect on reducing crime. Duh, its a self evident truth except to the brain dead.

  2. rehafner

    Sep 18, 2013 at 9:29 am

    The liberals just can’t stand the truth, their gun control has failed. However, they continue to babble their wild eyed hysterical nonsense calling for restriction of honest citizens while not addressing the criminal element.

  3. Bob

    Sep 18, 2013 at 1:40 pm


  4. Larry

    Sep 19, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    It has been said that after a shooting, they want to take away the guns of those who didn’t do it….

  5. Frank

    Sep 24, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    It’s not the gun control that we need to focus on. It’s the criminal that our justice system lets go after a few years of committing a crime such as murder. The people who commit these crimes are put into a system to either live out their lives in prison or released for good behavior because some idiot thinks they have changed only to come out and kill again or continue to commit other various crimes. A strict policy to sentence them to death if convicted of murder would change their minds on going out and commisting crimes of this nature. Maybe arming the nation to fight back would be a better idea… lol. old west.

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