Media Silent On Dallas Cop Killer’s Weapon
Saturday, July 9, 2016
“scary” enough for Obama to mention it by name in his response to the event.
While President Obama has used the Dallas ambush to vilify guns once again, the liberal “assault weapon” nonsense has been largely absent from the discussion.And for good reason. Micah Johnson, the man responsible for the attack in Dallas, Texas that ended with 5 slain police officers did not use an “assault” rifle. Johnson instead opted to spread his violent hate with a firearm that was 70 years old.
“In the wake of the senseless killing Thursday of five police officers in Dallas, Texas, President Barack Obama decided to blame the murders on ‘powerful weapons’ and use the tragedy to push forward his anti-Second Amendment agenda.The liberal media must be so disappointed that they can’t exploit the death of these heroic police officers as a way to promote an assault weapons ban or a downgrading of the 2nd Amendment.
“The problem is that Obama’s jumped the gun — if you’ll pardon the expression — once again and spouted off before all the facts were in. The murderer used a a semi-automatic SKS rifle — a weapon that is more than 70 years old — as well as a handgun, according to CBS News.
“Hardly the ‘powerful weapons’ Obama wants to pry from the hands of law abiding citizens.
“The SKS does not meet the criteria adopted by some states to classify a weapon as an assault rifle. Modernizing the weapon would have actually reduced its reliability.”
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