January 09, 2011

Just Like Virginia Tech; CBS Spreads Lies to Further Their Gun Control Agenda

It pisses me off how the hacks in the MSM take every horrific shooting like the one today in Arizona to further their favored cause of gun control. Not only do they try to demonize and entire class of citizens (gun owners) and firearms (everything is "high-powered" or "high capacity" or an "assault weapon" or "military-style"), they also lie about the effect of gun laws they champion, claiming these seemingly magical laws would have prevented such a crime.

CBS is guilty of fabricating such a lie:

A source with knowledge of the gun involved in Saturday's shooting says the weapon used was a Glock 19 9mm semi-automatic pistol.

Importantly, the source said, the gun had a high capacity magazine that can hold up to 30 or more rounds, two to three times a normal magazine capacity; and witnesses said the magazine stuck out about 12 inches. The Glock website confirms that, reading that the standard magazine hold 15 rounds, while the high capacity magazine Loughner had can hold up to 33. One reports says the magazine was probably purchased separately.

The high capacity magazine was banned while the federal assault weapons ban was in place during the Clinton administration; the ban was allowed to expire during the Bush administration.

Any detachable magazine fed firearm--which includes the most common target rifles, hunting firearms, and the most common self-defense and sporting pistols--can use a "high-capacity" magazine. Someone simply needs to make it.

But the claim that such magazines were ever outlawed is an abject and bald-faced lie.

Magazines holding between 10-100 rounds were perfectly legal to buy, sell, possess, own, and shoot the entire time the so-called "federal assault weapons ban" was in place. They were available in every sporting good store that wanted to carry them, via catalog sales, or on the Internet, just as they are today.

The "ban" simply made it illegal to build new magazines during that time period, which affected the supply of magazines for many firearms very, very little. It simply made the less common and higher demand magazines a bit more expensive.

CBS knows this. They know they are selling a lie to a public reeling in shock from a horrible massacre.

And that is exactly what they intended to do, to further their political agenda.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at January 9, 2011 12:32 AM

Is there still such a thing as a pistol that's not 'semi-automatic'?

Posted by: Kevin at January 9, 2011 01:06 AM

yes Kev, it is a glock 18...looks exactly like the perp's pistol too, shoots full auto and semi. glock made thr 30 rounders for that pistol in fact. they eat rounds and a 30 is gone in a very short time.

Posted by: JP at January 9, 2011 01:23 AM

Never waste a good crisis, indeed.

Brace for impact.



Posted by: Arctic Patriot at January 9, 2011 01:57 AM

There are also single-action only revolvers. They were superseded by double action revolvers... in the 19th century.

Posted by: Phelps at January 9, 2011 02:22 PM

it is a glock 18...looks exactly like the perp's pistol too, shoots full auto and semi.

Any pistol that is capable of automatic fire has been illegal since 1933.

Posted by: Mike K at January 9, 2011 07:40 PM

Remember, fully auto weapons(one trigger pull, multiple rounds fired) are not completely banned, but one needs every type of investigation short of proctology exam, to secure a permit.

This nut would have done what he did, if it took a machete or knife.

I know, I had to take down a similar crazy person in a local restaurant. When he forgot to release the safety on his fully-loaded semi-auto, he reached for a razor-sharp hunting knife in his pocket---Thank God I'd been working out for a few years and with help from others, was able to over-power him and hold him down until the cops showed up 10 minutes later.

When seconds count, the cops are only minutes away!

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