The AR-15 Semi-Automatic Assault Rifle Was Used At Sandy Hook, Aurora, And Now The Navy Yard Shooting

EDIT: Early reports indicated an AR-15 was involved in the Navy Yard shooting. That turns out to be false, but it hardly changes anything. If Aaron Alexis was able to so easily kill 12 people without an AR-15, I don’t want to think what would have happened had he used an assault rifle (yes, that’s what it is). The amount of carnage possible even with less potent weapons lends even greater support to banning assault style weapons.

Buzzfeed has a rundown of seven mass shooting events since 2012 where the AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle was the weapon of choice. And as you will find out later, I’ve lost all patience when dealing with the protectors of weapons of mass destruction.

The Same Type Of Gun Was Used In The Navy Yard Shooting, Sandy Hook, And The Aurora Shooting: “This is an AR-15-style semi-automatic assault weapon. Currently there are no federal restrictions on owning one.

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Since 2012, the AR-15-style assault rifle has been involved in seven different large-scale shootings.”

To be expected, this is the kind of response you get from the people who will educate the rest of us on guns:

About 97% of all gun crimes/homicides are HAND-GUN related – primarily in the low-income intercity neighborhoods. People get shot and killed every day, by hand guns, NOT by military type weapons. It’s a fact…look it up.

Thanks for the lesson asshole. How does that matter in this situation? Those of us who point out the destructive power of a weapon like the AR-15 do so because there is NO legitimate reason for this weapon to exist. There’s no self-defense argument. This weapon exists for one purpose, killing many human beings indiscriminately.

And then there’s this:

This isn’t confirmed yet. Initial reports state the shooter may have obtained an AR15/M16 from one of the law enforcement/security members, after they were injured or killed. The weapons the shooter had were a shotgun and pistol.

How does this matter? I don’t care where the weapon came from. This weapon has no purpose in a civil society. I realize this shooting happened at a military facility where you might expect weapons like this to exist. But I question the need for this type of weapon to be so easily accessible, even at a Navy Yard.

And then of course you have this tired gem:

Remember folks, guns don’t kill people, people kill people. show me an instance where an AR-15, on its own, goes out and shoots a bunch of people.

Sorry guy, I should have reserved my earlier use of “asshole” for you.

And finally, whenever we have a mass shooting event, we can expect this comment as well:

Gee and this all happened in a gun free zone with the strictest gun laws in the nation. Yep the obvious conclusion is that gun control works. Please… You Libs are moronic.

Don’t think too hard, it will only confuse you. Yes, Washington D.C. has strict gun laws, but it’s too bad Virginia doesn’t. The same is true in many parts of the country. Chicago has strict gun laws as well, but too bad many of the surrounding jurisdictions do not. That’s the problem. Lack of uniformity. Let’s apply Washington’s gun laws to the entire nation for a few years and then you can get back to me with your skilled assessment. Jackass.

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