Skip to comments.State Law Prevented Sale of Assault Rifle to Suspect Last Week, Officials Say
Posted on 09/17/2013 6:28:43 PM PDT by chessplayer
WASHINGTON The gunman who killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday test-fired an AR-15 assault rifle at a Virginia gun store last week but was stopped from buying one because state law there prohibits the sale of such weapons to out-of-state buyers, according to two senior law enforcement officials.
Instead, the gunman, Aaron Alexis of Texas, bought a law-enforcement-style shotgun an 870 Remington pump and used it on Monday as he rampaged through the navy yard, said the officials, who requested anonymity b
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Had he been declared mentally incompetent, he wouldn’t have even got that.
So, how did that work out for us Libs?
Were lives saved? LMAO
What a great victory you won here Lefties. GAG!
As usual, the good guys were disarmed. The bad guy
got access to weapons and then it was open season.
They can’t stop working that AR15 angle!
Watch them turn this into: Racist Southern Jim Crow-style law keeps black veteran from buying more effective firearm.
The SOB was a NEW YORKER, for the record!
Old Grey Whore lies again.
OMG! Not just any shotgun, but a law-enforcement-style shotgun!
A long gun is a long gun.
When the FBI is called for a NICS check no distinction is made between the two.
They only ask long gun or pistol.
I think these cops are full of crap.
When someone is hell-bent on creating mayhem, only an alert and prepared populace is sufficient to stop them. No law, no ban, will ever trump the workaround.
There must be a helluva lot of budgies and parrakeets in Manhattan.
there are former east coast types out here on the left coast who still buy the slimes...
its the go to paper of choice for those who need their inane opnions butressed.
The murdering scum wanted an AR-15 so therefore according to the enemedia and the gun-grabbers he used one to kill these people.
Emotions override reality for both.
Ah, the MSM!
(The Associated Press slurping Obama as usual):
“For Obama, it was at least the seventh mass shooting of his presidency, and **he wearily mourned** the victims while speaking at the White House.”
Reggie, time for another vacay!
right - and yes, some 870s are tactical configuration for police. This article makes it sound like ALL 870s are tactical weapons.
The Remington 870 is one of the most, if not the most, popular shotgun for duck and bird hunting. From the brief look I had at a picture of the weapon, it looked more bird hunting than tactical - but I can’t say that for certain.
Why is the make and model on the 4473?
Line 26 thru 30
Type(pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, receiver, frame, etc)
There is a special rule in Virginia for assault weapons, you have to prove State registry and proof of citizenship to get one. I think that is what stopped an AR-15 being used.
I have a Remington 870 shotgun and slugs for it - should I assume I am a criminal? Is that becoming the criteria? As in someone uses a certain weapon to shoot people so that means if you have a weapon like that, you also are a killer waiting to happen?