#CTshooting: MSM, Dems use tragedy to call for assault weapons ban tho handguns were used (UPDATED)
It never fails – the mainstream media and Democrats alike don’t let crises like yesterday’s horrific events in CT to call for more gun control:
Washington (CNN) — The White House said President Barack Obama supports reinstatement of a federal ban on assault weapons — a position he took in the 2008 campaign but failed to press during his first term.
“It does remain a commitment of his,” presidential spokesman Jay Carney told reporters as the nation reeled from a mass shooting in Connecticut that mainly killed school children.
An emotional Obama did not address that issue directly in a televised statement from the White House on the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown that killed 26 people but said something had to be done.
“We’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics,” said Obama, the father of two girls.
He wiped away tears when he spoke of the “beautiful little kids” killed in the massacre.
Police recovered three weapons from the scene: a semi-automatic .223 Bushmaster rifle, a Glock and a Sig Sauer, both handguns, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation.
What has been confirmed: The weapons used yesterday to murder 26 innocents, including 20 children, were handguns. Not assault rifles. The handguns were legally registered to the murderers mother, who was also killed. The murderer also recently attempted to buy a rifle but was stopped due to, wait for it, the waiting period in CT – a state that is in the top 10 for strictest gun control laws in the country.
So tell me again why the demands again for a renewal of the assault weapons ban, and for “more gun control” – when an assault weapon wasn’t used yesterday and the guns that WERE used were legally registered but didn’t belong to the killer? How would a renewal of the assault weapons ban stopped yesterday’s massacre?? I mean, just hours into learning of what happened, I was hearing questions about renewing the assault weapons ban from CBS’ Norah O’Donnell and others, before we even knew what weapons were used.
I’m so disgusted with how the media especially has framed what happened yesterday, how WRONG they were about just about everything: The type of weapons used, the name of the killer, his mom’s connection with the school (she wasn’t a teacher, contra to initial reports), etc. Virtually NOTHING they reported yesterday was accurate. And yet we wonder why the public is so ill-informed on so many issues??
For the record, I don’t own a gun – gun rights have never been my “pet issue” – but I feel forced to weigh in when ignorant liberals and mainstream media types poison the debate with half-truths, misrepresentations, and lies.
I continue to mourn and pray for the victims and their families, whose grief and anguish are immeasurable. I also weep that the discussion of the most important issues in our country that we face, like the preservation of our Constitutional rights – including the 2nd Amendment, are corrupted by agenda-driven, factually challenged leftists and their allies in the mainstream press who waste no time trying to erode those rights with fantasies about how we’d all be “safer” if only we handed over a little more of our freedoms to those in power.
What we need to look at here is not the guns themselves, because it’s PEOPLE who kill. Instead, let’s focus on a liberally-dominated culture that glorifies violence as “art” in our society. What can we do as individuals – NOT involving the government – the could foster a more positive environment for our kids to be raised in? What also needs to be examined is how America treats its mentally ill. What could change that perhaps could have prevented yesterday – if in fact it could have been stopped at all? In other words, people need to stop jerking their knees and instead start THINKING.
The great ship Truth and Reality is sinking and fast, and it’s imperative that we RIGHT the ship before it’s too late.
Sunday AM Update: My response to the news that allegedly assault weapons were used in the murders is in the comments because apparently some people think it negates my entire argument about MSM/Dem agendas. (sigh)