Debunked: 'Gun used in Navy Yard shooting was an assault rifle.'

Gary Cook

Active Member
This event quickly became a political issue relating to gun-control. Both sides of the debate had a lot to say about the event and what reflection it had on the issue of gun control.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein's opinion was made known in a public speech, the same day I believe. As part of the speech she claimed:

Although later it became known that the gun used was really a Remington 970 Express Tactical 12-gauge shotgun, at the time the information was that the gun was believed to have likely been an AR-15.
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/16/us/dc-navy-yard-gunshots/index.html

Both the AR-15 and the shotgun are not assault rifles. It could be argued that an AR-15 is an assault weapon [a definition I don't like personally] but it is certainly not an assault rifle. Nor of course the actual gun that was really the weapon - a shotgun.


Therefore, I declare this claim debunked, of course albeit pending on any proven rebuttals.
 
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Sarcastro

Member
Do you pay attention to the dates in the articles you read? The Huffpost is from 9/16/2013 and the CNN is from the Navy Yard shooting that happened back in September 2013.

The gun used in yesterdays Fort Hood shooting was apparently a .45 Smith & Wesson semi-auto handgun.
http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/02/us/fort-hood-shooter-profile/
I haven't seen one mention of an assault rifle (or shotgun) being used.
Did I miss something here? Gary only mentioned the Navy Yard shooting, not the Hood shooting.
 

Gary Cook

Active Member
Unless you have a time machine, it seems rather pointless to debunk a claim that nobody makes any more.

I would think it would encourage people not to create bunk. As there are people that will notice it. Even if it takes awhile, in my case. =)
 

Sarcastro

Member
Aren't all weapons 'assault' weapons? Seems an accurate description of their function. What's the definition?
Basically, "I saw it in a movie and it looked scary." The legal definition of "assault weapon" is rather ludicrous. You can have 2 identical guns. Same caliber, same clip capacity, same firing power, same rate of fire. If one has a barrel a shroud (A safety feature to prevent users from burning the hands on the barrel) it's an assault weapon. Is it capable of using a silencer (which hardly silences anything)? it's an assault weapon. Does the stock fold up for transport and storage? It's an assault weapon.
 

Gary Cook

Active Member
It is political and legal, like the Wiki says.

Both are obviously artificial constructs. Whether they are really law or not is surely subjective.
 
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