#CTshooting: MSM, Dems use tragedy to call for assault weapons ban tho handguns were used (UPDATED)

Posted by: ST on December 15, 2012 at 12:03 pm

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)

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  1. Trilby says:

    Yes, PEOPLE kill people but they use often use WEAPONS to kill people. To kill large numbers of people, they typically need firearms. The deadlier weapons available to people, the deadlier those humans can be. So it’s fine to say people cause violence, but to say that the tools we as a society give people access to is utterly unrelated is simply wrong.

  2. Brontefan says:

    The Prez’s emotion is really rich considering it was on his watch when four Americans in Libya were murdered… after begging for more security, which did not come. Guns are difficult to come by in the UK, yet they still have murders. It’s insane to believe that taking our gun rights will help the crime in any way. Chicago has strict gun laws and the highest murder rate…. I am reading Demonic by Ann Coulter and am constantly amazed at Liberals and their selective outrage.

  3. DoubleE says:

    @Trilby….Talk about an all encompassing argument….I’m guessing the fertilizer used by Timothy McVeigh was a tool created by society or airplanes used in 9/11? How do you explain bombings or Charles Manson’s crew? It was absolutely horrible what happened yesterday, but do we ban everything that can be used as a weapon?: gas, fertilizer, medicine, knives, cars…foolish, but so is your ARGUMENT.

  4. Sefton says:

    Yes, PEOPLE kill people but they often use WEAPONS to kill people. To kill large numbers of people, they typically need firearms.

    9-11 and Oklahoma City proved different.

    Here’s essentially what you’re saying in a different analogy:
    Islam is a religion that feeds hatred to radical elements for the purpose of carrying out their deadly destruction on others. Why should we focus on eliminating the militant jihadists when we can just neuter every Muslim by banning all mosques and Qurans in this country?

    I know you can’t see it, but the left is going the wrong way with this. Fewer guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens will not solve the problem. It will only make it worse.

  5. Drew the Infidel says:

    This is standard fare for the liberal gaggle; without a breath of human sympathy or kindness, they wallow in the blood of innocent Americans while demanding the abrogation of the Constitutional rights of other innocent Americans.

    @Sefton–Islam is not a religion. It is an ideology that has hijacked the Muslim faith (where is the outrage?) and does not qualify as a race, religion, or other protected class.

  6. arcman46 says:

    Bronte: “The Prez’s emotion is really rich considering it was on his watch when four Americans in Libya were murdered… after begging for more security, which did not come. Guns are difficult to come by in the UK, yet they still have murders. It’s insane to believe that taking our gun rights will help the crime in any way. Chicago has strict gun laws and the highest murder rate…. I am reading Demonic by Ann Coulter and am constantly amazed at Liberals and their selective outrage.”

    Not to mention at least 2 Federal Law enforcement officers and over 300 Mexican nations that were murdered using weapons from his illegal gun running operation “Fast and Furious”.

  7. Carlos says:

    F&F is simply proof that the only outrage the Prez has against weapons is that they can be used by the citizenry to hold the government at bay, to keep it from neutering all the other God-given rights we as humans have in this country. Matter of fact, as I understand it, that’s why the Second Amendment was there in the first place.

    No wonder Obhammed in specific and Dems/libs/socialists/communists/moonbats/unions/LSMers in general don’t like it – they, like all bullies, are afraid we might fight back!

  8. Drew the Infidel says:

    There are more similarities than differences between the CT school shooting and the 9/11 Benghazi attack. Relatively easy penetration of a soft target of opportunity, a facility with shaky security housing cornered helpless innocent victims, people of questionable character wielding illicit weapons, a president making flatulent unserious statements accentuated by soap opera emotionalism, an uninvolved Secretary of State, and neither incident started by an internet video. Add Fast & Furious and you have a definite pattern of incompetence starting at the highest levels.

  9. Steph says:

    ST, I agree with you and it was less than an hour after the shooting (maybe less than 15 minutes!) that the libs started in about gun control. I saw Tweets all day yesterday through today asking to “give it a rest” and keep politics out of it. Instead, the Tweets called for prayer and remembrance. There is a powerful blog post by a woman who deals with a son that is mentally ill going around today. One thing she says repeatedly is that instead of focusing on gun control, we, as a society, should focus on mental illness. All of these shooting incidents were perpetrated by mentally ill persons. Yet, no one mentions that except by passing judgment on the all the drugs these folks are given (and trying to blame the drugs – let’s not argue that here, okay?). I say it is a combination of things: our increasingly violent movies, TV series and video/computer games; a culture of death that starts with pre-birth and ends with “letting” a person of no worth starve to death; God and religion pushed out of schools and the public square; a “feel-good” morality that says a person doesn’t have to obey the law if he/she doesn’t feel like it…well that is just a start of them really. Personally, I believe we need to start with teaching real values to our children as parents and teachers. There IS a right and a wrong; some things ARE black and white! Okay, off the soap box. I am getting tired here. :(

  10. Zachriel says:

    ST: MSM, Dems use tragedy to call for assault weapons ban tho handguns were used

    The medical examiner, H. Wayne Carver, said Lanza used an assault rifle. Victims were shot up to 11 times.

    LINK

  11. Sefton says:

    @Sefton–Islam is not a religion. It is an ideology that has hijacked the Muslim faith (where is the outrage?) and does not qualify as a race, religion, or other protected class.

    Drew – I know that and you know that. My analogy was restating an example from the hypocritical liberal mind. The labeling is only for illustration.

    @Steph – great post. The corrupted moral fabric and desensitization of society is definitely key here. A deadly concoction when mixed with someone who is mentally ill.
    It’s frustrating to see the emotional knee-jerk reactions of some, all focused in the wrong area – gun control. But at the same time it can be infuriating because a lot of it is simply politics. And that’s inexcusable.

  12. ST says:

    Are you really that DENSE, Zachriel? The bodies were still in the classroom, and NO ONE knew what weapons were used when this speculation started. And once it was supposedly “known” (believed, at the time) that it was HANDGUNS and not “an assault weapon” that were used to murder those innocent children, the talk on renewing the AR ban STILL went on. That initial reports may have been wrong, and the “correct” report is that they were allegedly shot with an AW does NOT change the fact that the media and Democrats went with a narrative BEFORE they knew what weapons were allegedly used, and they also went with that narrative DURING the initial reports where it was said that the murderer used two handguns while the AW was in the car.

    Get your head out of the sand, Zachriel, and stop believing everything your media masters tell you to.

  13. @ST – well written and balanced post. I work with an anti-gun liberal who goes home and plays the most violent video games every night and cannot see the irony.

    @Trilby – standard liberal fare. Also straight out of the Saul Alinsky-Rahm Emanuel playbook of never letting a tragedy go to waste. My message to the DNC is “please please please please make guns a prominent campaign issue.”

    @Brontefan – I’ve been thinking the same thing. The day Ambassador Stevens was killed Obama jetted off to Las Vegas to a fundraiser. The answer to the issue of selective outrage is where the political benefit lies.

    @Drew the Infidel – of course Islam is a religion. Saying otherwise is stupid and ignorant. Yes it can also be a political ideology, as can Christianity. Most Muslims (and I know a bunch) are nice peaceful people who no do not use their religion as ideology. Besides being wrong, this “Islam is not a religion” bs makes conservatives look bad and costs us elections; see idiots like Christine O’Donnell, Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock as examples. I’m also convinced that Ann Coulter does us as much damage as good too.

  14. @Tom the Redhunter–Your view on islam is called fatally ignorant. There is no such thing as Islamaphobia but there is Islamorealism. BTW Chirstine O’Donnell’s remarks were about witchcraft while Akin and Mourdock exposed their ignorance about female anatomy, all three attempting to be right-wing badasses.

  15. Zachriel says:

    ST: That initial reports may have been wrong …

    Thank you for posting a correction. That’s the only issue we raised.

  16. ST says:

    There was no “correction.” My argument on media narratives was not changed with the updated information, Zachriel. Stop being obnoxious.

  17. @Zachariel–Who the hell is “we”? You’re groping, again.