June 14, 2016

AR-15 WASN'T used for Orlando shooting: Media focuses on firearm, not Islamic terrorism

Andrew LawtonRebel Commentator

The left and the media have made the AR-15 the cause of the shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub.

Not Islamic terrorism, but a single and popular category of firearm.

As it turns out, not only is the AR-15 not to blame for the shooting, but an AR-15 wasn't even used for it.

A law enforcement official confirmed that the firearm used was actually a Sig Sauer MCX carbine rifle, which, while also a scary, black semi-automatic rifle, has little else in common with AR-15s.

The left has resorted to classifying the AR-15 as a fully automatic assault weapon, when it's neither fully automatic, nor an assault rifle. While people have found ways to convert AR-15s to selective fire firearms, they aren't readily available, nor are they legal.

Don't expect to read any retractions or corrections now that the actual gun has been revealed to be another type entirely.

The left thinks any two-handed black gun is an AR-15. The ignorance would be amusing if law abiding gun owners weren't being targeted as a result of it.

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commented 2016-06-16 19:18:39 -0400
@blaise Lukye….Our system allows hunting rifles that could drop an elephant at 10 football fields distance with just as rapid fire as these “scary” black plastic guns….but they have wooden furniture and people find that more acceptable. Your sense of security is purely cosmetic.
commented 2016-06-15 20:07:26 -0400
Blaise, I take it you’ve never owned guns? Sounds that way from what you are saying. The AR-15 is a relative pipsqueak power-wise. The 223 has 1099 ft lbs of energy at the muzzle the 30 06 which it replaced has 3298 ft lbs. so the 223 has one third of the power. The reason it was used is that tests showed that it took hundreds of rounds in battle to effect a casualty and a smaller bullet gave more rounds per pound. Even the .303 British used in WW 1 and II cranks out 2050 ft lbs and it dates from 1888. They are all capable of inflicting damage equal to or exceeding the 223 and at longer distances as well since the 223 loses energy quickly.
commented 2016-06-15 18:05:16 -0400
Andrew. Facts and more facts? The left withers under facts. Apparently there is a Scientific American study that supports gun control, I wonder if anyone has read it?
commented 2016-06-15 12:18:19 -0400
DARYL HERMAN; ( unless I’m mis- reading you)So criminals will obey a semi-auto gun ban in Canada but disobey a limited magazine capacity law? Criminals like extreme Muslims have no regard for any law , except sharia law. Restrictive gun laws only restrict law abiding citizens and assist criminals. When are the dumbed-down, low-IQ , head- up -their ass, Left going to wake up, uncurl themselves from the fetal position, grab some brains and some balls and quit this absolute, anti-gun nonsense.
commented 2016-06-15 12:18:18 -0400
As for motive there is new evidence the shooter was a morally conflicted fundamentalist Muslim who was a latent homosexual who frequent the gay club he shot up – dunno if I buy this one but I am interested that the FBI had this guy on their radar for 10 months more than once and he was allowed a security job and access to legal firearms.
commented 2016-06-15 12:13:40 -0400
Yeah watching the demented media spinning this one is as funny as their theories of all the high profile assassinations of the 60s – lone gunmen, no accomplices, magic bullets that leave 5 wounds on 3 people – now we have magic guns that become the lone assailant.

Andrew it’s time we said it loud and long – there is a good deal of mental illness in the MSM editorial function – mad as fruit bats and willing to spread this paranoiac reaction to their readers/watchers.
commented 2016-06-15 12:05:01 -0400
FRED DIMMICK : Fact is the ant-gun lobby is ignorant and also irrational. and illogical. Fact also is, you are right about we all must get informed and never quit. Especially the Left who have been feeding on the MSM lies, spin and mother’s milk for way too long and only know the lies and spin that the MSM have brain washed them with. You understand the Leftist MSM are the mouth pieces for the NWO Globalist tyrants who’s only agenda is to ensalve us all, so you must also understand our enemy is the MSM and the die-hard Left who rally behind them and of course the actual tyrants like Obama, Hillary Clinton and their puppeteers. Most on the Left will always be on the Left and aligned with the NWO if they haven’t woken up by now. Until a jack boot is pressed up against their neck by one of Hillary’s United Nations army , they will never wake up. Then they will look around frantically for a civilian with a gun to save them.
commented 2016-06-15 11:50:08 -0400
Another armed stand-off at a Walmart today , another armed Muslim gone nuts (or exercising Sharia Law ?)
Only 1,71% of the population in NA are Muslim. Why are at least 90 % of the mass shootings( other than gang against gang) these days perpetrated by Muslims then?
commented 2016-06-15 11:04:50 -0400
Your article, and many comments here, call the left anti gun lobby ignorant and stupid. That is ignorant and a stupid mistake. It is really a well planned and coordinated campaign to take away all our “rights” such as they are, one by one, aided and abetted by the Leftist Media. If we continue to make that mistake they will win.
The truth is the best weapon against them. Never give up, refuse compliance, resist, rebel and disobey.
commented 2016-06-15 08:31:54 -0400
I do like how our Canadian system has handled guns. I couldnt imagine waking up and thinking a phyco neighbour having access to an AR-15, sig sauer, an alphabet soup yankee doodle dandy whatever-the-f*** you want to call a high power, semi auto, large clip assault rifle. our system gives us free rights to hundreds of hunding guns of all kinds which would inflict a fraction of the damage if my neibour up and snaps one day, crazy or terrorist or whatever.
commented 2016-06-15 04:14:00 -0400
So…once again, the liberal media gets it completely wrong! I would be shocked if they got it right actually.
commented 2016-06-14 20:18:25 -0400
Chris :L – Now that is about the stupidest thing I have heard!! Since when has LEGAL been any concern of a criminal?!
You just have to be a criminal to believe that bullshit!! Criminals have some of the lowest IQs in history. Go see your Zombie Doc – he has a prescription for you – I have personally approved it.
commented 2016-06-14 19:35:45 -0400
The only evil shown here was the left leaning lying media, that would say anything to sell their agenda to people. I guess I should’ve said sell their news, that would be more politically correct, wouldn’t want to get accused of being politically incorrect now!
commented 2016-06-14 19:02:34 -0400
This will never happen in Canada even if semi-automatic rifles are legal. The largest magazine size legally allowed is 5. The terrorist would have to reload a lot.
commented 2016-06-14 18:56:17 -0400
Well black is evil and white is good, so just paint the black guns white and the dimwit anti-gun fruitcakes will think it is a good gun. I mean, really, they do think that simplistic. Such is the lot in life of the anti-gun dullards.
commented 2016-06-14 17:33:18 -0400
Merkil, TruDope, Obumer & Billary have way too much blood on their hands to be leading any Western country!! Why the F**K are they here?!?!
Answer: Way too many Leftest Libtards!! Way too many corrupt – public eaters!
commented 2016-06-14 16:43:08 -0400
Acuuna – I totally agree with you. Obama has their blood on his hands! He just can’t help himself, because he is Muslim and agrees with what happened, and allowed it to happen. The responsibility lies with B.O.
commented 2016-06-14 16:36:03 -0400
@lee Horsman…another thing that the media either gets wrong or doesn’t get on the Moncton shooting is that two of those fallen officers were members of the National Firearms Association….Justin Burke was not…so much for guilt by association.
commented 2016-06-14 16:31:45 -0400
Obama’s administration had this guy under investigation three times and still let him go.
Mr. Obama, you pulled the trigger.
Mr. Obama, you shot those people.
Mr. Obama, you should stand trial for murder.
yes Mr. Obama, you built that and need to be held responsible for your actions which you precipitated.
commented 2016-06-14 16:22:50 -0400
Weeks after the Mounties were shot in Moncton, some media were still reporting that the shooter had two “assault” rifles, when pictures clearly showed that one was a shotgun.
commented 2016-06-14 16:08:00 -0400
Thanks GLENN , for more facts
commented 2016-06-14 16:05:37 -0400
Thanks ANDREW , for the facts
commented 2016-06-14 16:03:18 -0400
As well Andrew there is nothing in the legislation that Hillary proposes that would have prevented Omar from getting access to a black rifle…he had special background clearance as a security contractor and in fact had greater regulatory scope than the average Florida resident who is a member of the NRA and a Trump supporter. Omar was a registered Hillary supporter….he had no fear of having his gun access restricted to the point that would put him at any sort of disadvantage….and neither do any like minded jihadiis ….they alread have their weapons of choice and it is not likely they would surrender them just to be law abiding.