We’ve been speaking frankly within our community about the fabricated “assault weapon” issue for nearly 10 years now. There’s no excuse for shoddy journalism like this anymore:
After the shooting, police found an arsenal of eight assault weapons – among them an SKS, every one of them legal to be purchased and owned by anyone without a criminal record.
Assault weapons are designed for warfare and, in the United States, that war is against our police. So why do politicians continue to provide material aid to the enemy?
The SKS was never an “assault weapon,” and is not an assault weapon in its standard military configuration even in very restrictive California. In their standard military configuration, they are legal in all 50 states as far as I know. I’m also going to bet that the Daily News reporters can’t tell me what an assault weapon is, other than any firearm used to shoot at a cop. I’m going to bet they can’t explain to me how it’s different than any other legal firearm, or a hunting rifle. I think this is a safe bet because they know nothing about firearms, and it’s obvious from the reporting.
We’re here, Daily News. You can learn from us. You don’t have to agree with us, but you can at least learn and get the fact rights, and have some idea what you’re talking about. But I guess that’s too much to ask.