Update: NBCNews has publish a partial retraction to their initial reports that only handguns were taken into the school and not a rifle. Their retraction states in part: “At one point, law enforcement officials told NBC News that Lanza had four handguns while he stalked the halls of Sandy Hook, but that could not be confirmed. It appears he carried at least two 9mm handguns, in addition to the rifle, which was the primary weapon.” Nowhere in the story do they indicate that “the rifle” was what the media and politicians are claiming is an AR-15 “assault rifle”. Their update only indicates “the rifle”. I guess this is what we get when we use NBC News as a primary source!
So they finally had to come out and admit it, now that the Coroner has released some info along with police.
An AR-15, or the so-called “Assault Weapon”, was not used in the school shooting. The shooter even tried weeks earlier to buy a rifle but was turned down in the background check. So he had to kill his Mother to steal her rifle. There were initial reports, right after the shooting, that police found the AR-15 in his car, NOT IN THE SCHOOL. The rifle was not used. The shooter went into the school with 4 handguns, NOT an Assault Rifle as the media has charged. I remember in the initial hours of this shooting, the Police said they found the rifle in the car. But the mainstream media appeared to have a pre-planned attack already waiting to ban so-called assault weapons and jumped on that line of reporting. I contend that they knew it was a lie, which included people like Piers Morgan who said the shooter used an AR-15 that shoots hundreds of rounds per minute, as if it were a machine gun. Could it be that the Democrat Liberals and THEIR MEDIA were pushing for the new law, hoping they could do it, before the Coroner released the info?