“A Democratic U.S. senator on Sunday called on Congress to ban military-style weapons and stop firearm sales to suspected extremists following the largest mass shooting in U.S. history,” reuters.com reports. “It’s time for Congress to finally act on gun violence and ban military-style weapons, put limits on clips and magazine sizes, ban those on the terrorist watchlist from purchasing firearms and require background checks on all gun sales,” Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania said in a statement. “We know that the shooter in Orlando used a high-powered weapon that allowed him to fire a large number of bullets in rapid succession.”
As opposed to a low-powered weapon that allows people to fire a limited amount of bullets in slow succession? Such as . . . a derringer? As for the ban on weapon sales to suspected terrorists, once again, who gets to decide who’s a “suspected terrorist,” what the appeals process (still not formalized) and how does preventing new gun sales to suspected terrorists stop them from finding other means to commit mass murder.
Anyway, Casey’s call for an “assault weapon” ban echoes Hillary Clinton’s exhortation to remove “weapons of war from the streets.”
Even though the odds of such a ban are negligible under the current federal legislative set-up, the prospect of a Clintonian presidency come November is turning the Dems’ collective anti-AR rally cry into cold hard cash, as Americans head to the gun store to buy what they may not be able to, later.
TTAG’s sources reveal that all kinds of orders for AR’s began hitting distributors as early as yesterday morning. The next great gun sales surge may already be under way.