After the Sandy Hook tragedy I urged caution, and patients to ensure that we knew the facts before we started screaming at one another about gun control. It is always a good idea to know the facts of an issue before you begin a debate. Well a recent news story from NBC has shown why we should be patient.
“This continues to be a very complex investigation and there is a lot of contradictory information out there, but we have some new information this morning (one month ago) from a couple of federal officials and state officials.
They say now that there were actually four handguns inside the school, not just two as we were initially told. Four handguns and apparently only handguns that were taken into the school.
We knew that Adam Lanza, the man said to be the gunman here, also had an ‘assault-style’ AR-15 -style rifle that he had had taken to the school, it was in the car he drove there, his mother’s car, but we have been told by several officials that he had left that in the car“
Here is a link to the original story.
Is the NBC report creditable, I don’t know. I will have to research the issue more. I do no NBC has had a history of editing stories to fit a narrative. Like in the Trevon Martin case, where they edited the 911 call to make the shooter sound more racists. So is this proof scary looking semi-automatic rifle was not used in the shooting, not necessarily, but it is reason to question whether another gun control law would have stopped this beast from killing those people, or if it would have been as ineffective as the other laws he broke to commit this act.
I will keep you up to date as more information becomes available.