WE FOUND YOUR WMDs AND IT TURNS OUT THEY ARE IN AMERICA, AND TOTALLY LEGAL!
Mina said it appeared the gunman was armed with “a handgun and an AR-15-type assault rifle” and had additional rounds on him. “It appears he was organized and well-prepared,” Mina said.
Mateen legally bought the two guns believed to be used in the attack legally within “the last few days,” Trevor Velinor of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Sunday.
An AR-15 is the civilian variant of the military M-16 rifle. It is one of the most popular weapons in the United States and can be customized with a variety of accessories including different grips and sights. A standard magazine for it carries about 30 bullets.
From this article.
Information is just coming out about this attack, and of course there is much we don’t know at this time. But what we do know is that FIFTY PEOPLE LOST THEIR LIVES. In what other scenario, other than a mass shooting, does a civilian need to have access to an automatic or semi-automatic weapon capable of shooting 30 or so bullets?
Supposedly this gunman had pledged himself, whether officially or simply in his own mind, to ISIS. We will see if anything changes. I mean, extremists commit a terror act against the U.S. on 9/11 and we go an invade another country, but a terror attack utilizing weapons that are legal here? it’s all good. My prediction is that, once again, this will be touted as an isolated instance having everything to do with a crazed person, and having no bearing on access to military-style firearms.