Via V. Saxena:
In arguing for more stringent gun-control laws earlier today, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest claimed that all four weapons used by the San Bernardino shooters — two semi-automatic handguns and two assault rifles — “were purchased legally.”
New evidence suggests otherwise.
According to RT, the rifles were purchased by someone else — perhaps a friend or family member of shooter Syed Farook — four years ago.
This matters because California’s firearms laws specify that it is “illegal for any person who is not a California licensed firearms dealer (private party) to sell or transfer a firearm to another non-licensed person (private party).”
MRCTV added that this draconian regulation went into effect on January 1, 2011, which means that unless “Farook’s friend was an authorized weapons dealer in the state of California or the transfer occurred in another state, then the rifles were acquired illegally.”
However, the handguns were obtained legally by Farook himself, so I expect Earnest and his liberal pals to argue for tougher handgun-control laws at the minimum.
Also, all four weapons had automatic capabilities to some degree, and the rifles were compatible with 5.56mm/.223 caliber ammunition, described by RT as being “powerful enough to pierce a bulletproof vest.”
And since President Barack Obama’s ATF already tried earlier this year to ban certain sub-types of this particular ammunition, it seems plausible that it may try again in light of the San Bernardino shootings.
My point is that the war against our Second Amendment rights is just starting, folks, so keep your eyes and ears open — and your guns safely locked and loaded (for your own protection, of course)!