Obama: Newtown Shooter Used ‘Fully Automatic Weapon’
by Bryan Preston
Here’s what the president told a hard left big money Democrat fundraiser in San Francisco last night.
[quote]Now, over the next couple of months, we’ve got a couple of issues: gun control. (Applause.) I just came from Denver, where the issue of gun violence is something that has haunted families for way too long, and it is possible for us to create common-sense gun safety measures that respect the traditions of gun ownership in this country and hunters and sportsmen, but also make sure that we don’t have another 20 children in a classroom gunned down by a semiautomatic weapon — by a fully automatic weapon in that case, sadly.
I “get” that this is a distinction that some people regard as obscure, but at the least one would think the pols proposing onerous, detailed, regulations would learn this Guns 101 type information, if only to shield their demagoguery from well-earned ridicule.
Another case in point:
Via Power Line’s John Hinderaker, this great moment in solonship, Colorado division: Representative Diana DeGette, one of the backers of a national ban on “high-capacity” ammunition magazines, displays abject ignorance in its purest form as she natters on about . . . well, see for yourself. Discussing what another firearms expert once called “high-magazine clips,” and why banning them is bound to work, Ms. DeGette says:
[quote]These are ammunition, they’re bullets, so the people who have those now, they’re going to shoot them, so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high-capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and there won’t be any more available.