Obama is trotting them around like the Twin Tower wives. They are nothing but dupes, making money on the backs of their dead children.
Back before 1968, the MSM and politicians had two targets they wanted to ban. 5 shot bolt action army surplus rifles and “Saturday night specials”.
When Bobby Kennedy was murdered, they went whole hog with the 1968 Gun Control Act.
When the smoke finally cleared, they had a law that banned the evil rifles and handguns, along with a requirement to fill out paperwork when you bought one from a dealer, and a few other onerous things.
They were so thrilled with what they got, they didn’t even notice that the very gun used to kill Bobby Kennedy was not banned.
5 shot bolt action police rifles, the same style as army surplus rifles, were still legal.
Foreign gun companies began to send parts to the US for assembly here.
US made firearms were not affected.
So it was with this law. It did nothing to prevent future Newtowns, so what was the purpose? To get their anti-gun foot in the door so they could move against their REAL target..HANDGUNS!
It has always been about handguns. Assault rifles are just a decoy to try and get their anti-gun foot in the door.
Once they get a ban on AWs then they will use the same reasons to go after handguns.
John Kennedy killed with a 5 shot bolt action rifle.
Officer Tippit killed with a 6 shot revolver.
Charles Whitman, killed 14, wounded 32 others mostly with a bolt action 6mm hunting rifle. Also used a shotgun and an m1 carbine.
Medgar Evers, shot with a 5 shot 1917 bolt action Enfield rifle.
Martin Luther King, shot with a 4 shot Remington 760 pump action Gamemaster rifle.
Bobby Kennedy with a .22 Iver Johnson Cadet revolver.
George Wallace wounded with a 5 shot Charter Arms .38spl revolver.
Howard Johnsons shooter (Mark Essex) killed nine, wounded thirteen with a 4 shot RUGER .44 mag Deerslayer rifle.
Gerald Ford attacked with a 7 shot 1911 semi auto.
Edmond OK post office with two National Guard 7 shot 1911 pistols.
SF mayor Moscone and his homo toadie killed with a 6 shot revolver.
John Lennon murdered with a 5 shot Charter Arms revolver.
Ronald Reagan and Jim Brady with an RG-14 .22 revolver.
Ronald Gene Simmons: killed sixteen people. Strangled half his family, shot the other half with a .22 single action six shot revolver.
What do they all have in common? NONE over 7 rounds, yet after each one came a cry of panic to ban all of them.
Violence Policy Center Director
“Assault weapons... are a new topic. The 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 the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons.”
-Josh Sugarmann, “Assault Weapons: Analysis, New Research and Legislation”, March 1989