“The AR-15, the military’s weapon of choice for 50 years, is a killing machine designed specifically to inflict mass carnage on a battlefield…” LIE !I feel a great degree of sympathy for Nicole Hockley and the many other families who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in December of 2012.
That won’t keep me from calling her out for being a bald-faced liar when she asserts she’s trying to ban “military weapons.” She most clearly is not.
She’s instead going after the entire Second Amendment in revenge for her personal tragedy.
Here’s a fuller account of the context of her lies in USA Today.
The families of several first-graders and adults murdered at Sandy Hook School, including my 6- year-old Dylan, are trying to hold the maker, distributor and seller of our shooter’s weapon accountable for their role in the Newtown massacre. Our goal is to prevent the next Sandy Hook from destroying innocent lives, families and communities.No branch of the United States military has ever issued the semi-automatic (one shot per trigger pull) AR-15 to servicemen and women as a general issue firearm.
Unfortunately, political rhetoric has obscured the basis of our case. We are not asking that the law providing immunity for gun companies be repealed or even modified; rather, we ask simply that it be enforced. The bill includes six scenarios in which gun companies can be held liable; creating but then ignoring an unreasonable risk of harm is one of them.
The AR-15, the military’s weapon of choice for 50 years, is a killing machine designed specifically to inflict mass carnage on a battlefield, unleashing 30 rounds in under 10 seconds. Soldiers require mental health screenings and more than 100 hours of training before using AR-15s.
Tragically, the AR-15’s brutal capabilities make it the weapon of choice for mass murderers, including our shooter. Since 2001, there have been 11 mass shootings in America using an AR-15. There are many kinds of guns but few, if any, enable as much carnage.