Thursday, September 26, 2013
In the aftermath of last week's Washington Naval Yard shooting, Democratic gun control advocates have once again been calling for tightened gun control, including a ban on "assault weapons," such as the AR-15.
Only hours after the shooting, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) issued a statement calling on Congress to enact an assault weapons ban, saying, "This is one more event to add to the litany of massacres that occur when a deranged person or grievance killer is able to obtain multiple weapons — including a military-style assault rifle — and kill many people in a short amount of time,” Feinstein said. “When will enough be enough?"
There's just one problem with Feinstein's position: it's totally false.
AR-15s do save lives and for some, make great self-defense weapons.
They did for these five people.
These 5 People Used an AR-15 to Defend Themselves and It May Have Saved Their Lives
W. E. Messamore