Skip to comments.Obama Claims AR-15 is a "Fully Automatic" Rifle
Posted on 04/12/2013 10:38:25 PM PDT by neverdem
It has been widely reported that the killer in the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut last year was a semi-automatic AR-15 stolen from its rightful owner. In fact, it was for precisely that reason that President Obama said that gun control will be a "central issue" of his last four years in office.
But on Thursday, reports began circulating that at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser in San Francisco on Wednesday, Obama claimed that the AR-15 used in the Connecticut crime was a fully-automatic firearm. At first, we wondered if the reports were accurate, or whether the president might have had a slip of the tongue.
The president was quoted as saying: "Now, over the next couple of months, we've got a couple of issues: gun control. I just came from Denver, where the issue of gun violence is something that has haunted families for way too long, and it is possible for us to create common-sense gun safety measures that respect the traditions of gun ownership in this country and hunters and sportsmen, but also make sure that we don't have another 20 children in a classroom gunned down by a semiautomatic weapon by a fully automatic weapon in that case, sadly."
However, that is precisely what Obama said, as verified by the transcript of his speech, posted on the White House's website.
On top of Rep. Diana DeGette's (D-Colo.) claim the day before (see related article above), that once rounds are fired from a magazine, the magazine becomes inoperable, and similarly foolish statements by other anti-gun legislation sponsors, we are left wondering whether anyone at the core of the anti-gun campaign in Washington, D.C., knows which end of a gun is up.
Idiot. And the less informed will buy into his idiocy.
He’s the most intelligent person in the world. Remember? What a buffoon. Also a pathological liar and deceiver.
It doesn’t matter because the “Big Lie” is already in place. Add to that a sycophantic media and 3/4 of the population who don’t know any better.
hussein is obviously ignorant regarding anything to do with firearms. Don’t make the mistake of thinking this is the only issue he is grossly ill-informed about. Even scarier, he won’t admit, even to himself, that he is wildly unqualified for his position due to his rampant ignorance.
> ...Also a pathological liar and deceiver.
He’s a Muslim and the Islamic principle of taqiyya instructs him to lie.
Aw shucks, little barry bastard boy lis a liar, first and always. He wouldn’t need to understand ARs to lie about them for his leftist globalist oligarchical agenda.
He also claims to be a Constitutional law professor, an American who loves his country, a heterosexual and the list of lies goes on. So why would we ever expect anything but lies from him?
even worse than that is no republican is tellign hte press that he wants to ban things he doesn’t even know about- the republicans could be playing htis up BIG TIME portraying him as ban happy, and exploitive of tradgedy- but nope- per usual- there’s a deafening silence from the right-
What say you? I have a photo put out by Obama enablers that shows him shooting skeet or was it trap. Whatever he was shooting there seemed to be something askew about the shouldering but if the photo is real why can’t 50+or- of the population believe his gun experience is extensive?
Barack the Kenyan wouldn’t know a “fully automatic” rifle if one jumped up and bit him on the @$$.
“Barack the Kenyan wouldnt know a fully automatic rifle if one jumped up and bit him on the @$$.”
He would not know ANY rifle from a BB gun.
0bama lies. It’s how he rolls.
0bama relies on the ignorance of the sheep.
done on purpose to get the low info voters and low info media to repeat the lie and defend it with their mindless repeat bleating.
The truth no longer matters, my friend.
it matters to us.
I still say it could’ve been a Freudian slip. There’s kits for modifying a legal Bushmaster to an illegal full auto. Did anybody see the weapon yet? I haven’t. What if the whole campaign to ban the scary semi-auto is based on a lie? Well, I mean besides all the other lies, of course. Just sayin ...
Thanks a lot liberals for electing such a moron.
I hate to tell the Preident this, but a Lousiville Slugger would have done the same thing in this instance.
Obama is a Fully Automatic Liar.
“What say you? I have a photo put out by Obama enablers that shows him shooting skeet or was it trap.”
Probably shooting at air, but who knows? Perhaps the pic was photo shopped. I’m wondering what that horizontal out-gassing is at the end of the barrel, weird....
“Obama Claims AR-15 is a “Fully Automatic” Rifle “.
A claim from a Tin hat, dumb ass that knows nothing about guns.
At least he’s learned not to pronounce corpsman as corpseman. He’s never said it again.
Uninformed president loves uninformed voters .
Garbage in Garbage out .
So does Jesus hence Øbama’s messiah complex
Theres kits for modifying a legal Bushmaster to an illegal full auto.
Correct me if I’m wrong.
Well, with the right kind of modification, it can fire in that manner...
But...The facts of the case are that this was not done to the firearm in question...
Therefore, the President of the United States is a dumbass...
But I am only stating my opinion...
Since you tee'd it up for me... ;-)
I don't care how extensive or fabricated his firearms experience is. Either way, he and his big-government fascists have no right, no legal means, to infringe upon our rights. These rights were singled out and guaranteed (note, not granted) in the Bill of Rights specifically to protect US, from THEM - from people just like hussein, DiFi, Reid, and other power hungry fascists.
"The semi-automatic weapons' menacing looks, coupled with the public's confusion over fully automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun can only increase that chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons." -- Josh Sugarman, 1988, Violence Policy Center.
His lips were moving again.
Roger that. So even knowing that he’s lying, it’s okay. Just following orders. Remember, “we must not judge all muslims by the actions of a few radicals. On the other hand we MUST judge all law abiding (victims) American gun owners by the actions of a few deranged individuals.” Makes perfect sense. To radical left wing extremist demokkkrat socialist scumbags.
I have a question that’s not been asked of the Feistein/Obama/Bloomberg troika and their cronies. Magazine size aside, why is a .223 AR15 banned and a .223 Ruger Mini 14 allowed? With a ten round mag they are,appearances aside, the same weapon with the same capabilities. Yet Feinstein’s original bill banned thr AR 15 and specifically named the Ruger Mini 14 as a legal weapon.
I find this whole gun control stuff very frustrating. If you eliminated all 20,000 gun laws, or you added 20,000 more gun laws, crime (and suicide) per capita would not change.
Imho of course.
I’m no expert, so you certainly could be right. The only reason I even thought of it is I ran accross an old discussion of it, I think from around 2005. Natually, I didn’t keep the link because I assumed (possibly incorrectly) that this was common knowledge in gun-lore. Anyway, thanks for the feedback. More to think about.
Moron. Not you, neverdem, honey!
I agree that gun violence has haunted families for way too long. Especially those who had family members killed by gang violence in places like Chicago. They’re so haunted they’re afraid to go outside.
I think obama and his stupid followers in congress should ban fully automatic rifles like the AR15-FA (the FA stands for fully automatic) and DISPOSABLE gun clips that hold more than 9 rounds.
Here's a way to look at this issue.
How hard is it to convert a fully-automatic M-16 into a semi-automatic rifle which would operate similarly to today's generic AR-15 semi-automatic rifles?
The answer is: put the select fire switch into the semi-automatic fire position. No modification of the rifle is necessary.
I say this to point out that the difference between an M-16 and what we call an AR-15 is accomplished by trivial modifications to very tiny parts in the trigger mechanism of the rifle. The part which legally makes an M-16 a "machine gun" is the sear, and possession of this sear is a serious federal crime without the tax stamp which is required to possess such a machine gun.
It's my understanding, (which may be wrong), that the government insisted many years ago that any semi-automatic AR-15 type rifle manufactured must be made such that a machining operation on the receiver must be done in order to allow that receiver to use the key M-16 parts which make an M-16 operate in full-automatic mode.
Before my unfortunate incident on the Costa Concordia, I owned a rifle which was constructed almost completely of M-16 parts which were abundant after the VietNam war. The exception was the lower receiver which was not compatible with an M-16 and the trigger parts needed to make this modified receiver function.
It's my understanding that modifying that rifle to operate fully-automatic using M-16 parts would be a substantial task far beyond simply replacing a key trigger part or two. I have read comments which suggest that even the bolt carrier in a generic AR-15 is different from that of the M-16. For the record, I have never attempted to study, modify, obtain, or otherwise modify my rifle so as to violate the unconstitutional Firearms Act of 1934 or any of the later infringements of my right to keep and bear arms.
It's perhaps worth noting that it would be relatively easy for someone to design what you described so that a generic AR-15 could operate fully-automatic. It's not rocket science and a machinist with some engineering skill could do so. The resulting "kit" would then probably not be compatible with an M-16.
The idiot opened his mouth and thus he made an idiot of himself yet again.
Wow. Thanks for the very beneficial input. More to ponder.
So even just studying the modification can get one in trouble? Intriguing.
He shout stick to skeet
We live in interesting times. The slaughter of innocents at Ruby Ridge resulted after government agents successfully encouraged a man to shorten the barrels of two shotguns without purchasing the required government tax stamp. This was sufficient to begin a persecution which resulted in three deaths.
If you own guns and ever have them confiscated and also have instructions on how to convert them to full auto, do not be surprised if you are charged and CONVICTED for conspiracy to violate the National Firearms Act of 1934. You would have to be thankful if the government agents didn't kill your kids and pets.
LOLOL! Thanks for the ping!