In the past two months, authorities say, James Holmes, 24, who is charged in the Aurora movie theater shootings, legally bought four guns at Colorado gun stores: an assault rifle, two 40-caliber handguns and a 12-gauge shotgun. He bought 6,000 rounds of ammunition on the Internet.
So? Until he broke the law by committing murder he was allowed to buy 4 guns. 4 guns isn't a lot.
He was able to shoot that many people that quickly because that’s what assault weapons are designed to do, and his ammo magazine was capable of firing of 50 to 60 rounds a minute.
I've never seen a "magazine" fire any rounds at all.
Why are assault weapons legal?
She wouldn't know a assault weapon if it bet her in the ass. Assault weapons are highly regulated by federal law. The guns these liberals wail about are copies. But misdirection is what they do.
America had an assault weapons ban between 1994 and 2004, which barred the manufacture and sale of certain large-capacity, military-style weapons. During that time, according to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, the homicide rate plummeted from 9.5 murders to 5.5 for every 100,000 people and the use of assault weapons in crime plunged to around 66 percent. But the ban expired under a sunset provision, and Congress has been unwilling to reinstate it.
The "assault weapons ban" did nothing but remove a couple of cosmetic features. The Bradyites are lying about the ban dropping the crime rate by such a large percentage. During the years of the ban, more states passed concealed carry laws. The crime rate had been dropping for years. 66% crime with assault weapons? No, according to the FBI so called assault weapons are used in less than 2% of all crimes.
the Brady Campaign, which is urging people to sign a petition to members of Congress demanding that convicted felons, domestic abusers, terrorists and dangerous mentally ill people not be able to buy, own or carry a gun.
It's already against the law for all of these people to own and carry firearms. Are we going to make it illegaler? I see in the news all the time where felons are caught with guns and get by with a wrist slap. We need to be locking the violent offenders up and keep them there. This is what we mean when we say enforce the existing laws. Most people that use a gun in a crime they are repeat offenders. The problem is judges that are so soft on crime.
She also seemed rather upset that President Obama and Mitt Romney didn't jump om the bandwagon. They did talk about the horror and the victims. The gun haters couldn't even wait until the bodies were out of the building before they started their blood dance. Because that's what they do, is dance in the blood of the victims and say look at me. The President and Mr. Romney did the right thing by showing sympathy for the victims and even suspending their campaign ads. That's called proper respect. The tweets and statements by the likes of Piers Morgan and Micheal Bloomberg were tasteless and inflammatory.
Here's a good idea for all the gun haters. Keep your hands off my rights.