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Desperately pointing fingers everywhere to avoid an ounce of blame, the NRA doesn't want you to know this simple fact:

The NRA helped put that murderous weapon directly into Adam Lanza's hands.

That's because the NRA and gun makers fought hard last year with lobbyist money and muscle to block a proposed Connecticut ban on the type of weapon Lanza used to murder twenty children and seven adults in Sandy Hook.

Had the bill been allowed to pass, Adam Lanza's weapon would not have been legal. It's that simple.

See this Bloomberg TV video for more.

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  •  Actually (1+ / 0-)
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    1BQ

    CT has an assault weapons ban, and the Bushmaster was on the list of illegal guns. Simply for being in possession of that gun his mother was committing a Class C felony. I agree a national ban needs to be reinstated, but most important is a commitment to enforce the laws. Many people argue that because spree shootings happen, laws banning guns are ineffective. They then go on to argue this means bans should be repealed or never attempted. To me the argument should head the other way. Once a ban is enacted it is meaningless if it is not enforced. Just like anti-regulation zealots would like to include mental health into the debate, I would like to introduce how we are going to square the circle of passing weapons bans with lax enforcement. As of now legislative bans only serve to burnish the voting records of the people who vote for them, while doing little to get guns off the streets.

    •  Press Reports Say His Bushmaster Was Legal (2+ / 0-)
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      Sylv, gramofsam1

      I quote directly from a HuffPo piece:

      "Lanza's mother, Nancy Lanza, who Lanza also shot dead on Friday, appears to have lawfully purchased and registered the Bushmaster .223 used in the Newtown killings, according to law enforcement sources cited by the Associated Press and other news outlets."

      Source link.

    •  Another Source Saying His Bushmaster Was Legal (1+ / 0-)
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      gramofsam1

      According to the Hartford Courant, a Connecticut newspaper, in a headline reading "In State With 'Assault Weapons' Ban, Lanza's Rifle Still Legal":

      "Bushmaster's version of the AR-15, a civilian firearm modeled after the military M-16 rifle, has a grim history, with links to the D.C.-area sniper shootings. But under Connecticut's firearms laws, considered strong by national standards, the lethal weapon that Lanza employed was perfectly legal to own.

      "By law, it's not even an assault weapon."

      Source link.

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