CNN is reporting that the Washington Navy Yard shooter – Aaron Alexis – was NOT armed with an AR-15 rifle, as has been widely reported. Instead, it now appears he walked in with a shotgun and two handguns. Piers Morgan and Diane Feinstein went nuts yesterday about him using an “AR-15 assault” weapon, and were renewing calls for the “Assault Weapons Ban.” The truth is, no additional gun laws would have stopped Alexis. Criminals and the mentally ill are not worried about obeying laws. Washington D.C. has a multitude of restrictive gun laws – so does Chicago. They don’t work. They only make law-abiding citizens defenseless in the face of killers.
FROM CNN: It has been called the most popular rifle in America, and it briefly returned to the spotlight after Monday’s shooting at the Navy Yard: the AR-15.
A U.S. law enforcement official said Monday that gunman Aaron Alexis unleashed a barrage of bullets using an AR-15, a rifle and a semi-automatic handgun. Authorities believed the AR-15 was used for most of the shooting, the official said. The news prompted Sen. Dianne Feinstein, one of the strongest proponents of a ban on assault weapons like the AR-15, to issue a statement the same day asking, “When will enough be enough?”
However, federal law enforcement sources told CNN Tuesday that authorities have recovered three weapons from the scene of the mass shooting, including one — a shotgun — that investigators believe Alexis brought in to the compound. The other two weapons, which sources say were handguns, may have been taken from guards at the Navy complex.
The sources, who have detailed knowledge of the investigation, cautioned that initial information that an AR-15 was used in the shootings may have been incorrect. It is believed that Alexis had rented an AR-15, but returned it before Monday morning’s shootings. Authorities are still investigating precisely how many weapons Alexis had access to and when. . . . Read More