Texas Department of Public Safety officials on Sunday revealed that the would-be mass killer at the West Freeway Church of Christ didn’t use a “scary looking,” high-capacity AR-15.
It’s important to mention this because Leftist gun haters, a redundancy I know, continue to demonize the AR-15, the most popular gun in the country, which is used by all kinds of law-abiding people, including sportsmen and women.
The Left continually pounds away at how ARs are “weapons of war” because they bear a resemblance to fully automatic weapons used by the military. And they’re scary looking. Very scary.
But the killer didn’t have a semi-automatic AR-15 in his coat as he approached one of the church leaders at the back of the sanctuary.
No, the gun he took up was a shotgun. Police haven’t reported what kind of shot the killer used.
But, one thing’s for sure, there were plenty of people with firepower willing to take the guy out.
John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center told me that the kind of gun he believes was used in the church shooting is not in the crosshairs of the gun-grabbing crowd. “Nothing that I know of that would have been relevant for the shotgun I believe was used in the attack,” he said. “The original 1994 Federal Assault Weapons ban banned Semi-automatic shotguns with two or more of the following: folding or telescoping stock, pistol grip, fixed capacity of more than 5 rounds, detachable magazine.”
Texas statutes regulate sawed-off shotguns.
But didn’t old Joe Biden tell us to “buy a shotgun” instead of using AR-15s? Why yes. Yes, he did.