Almost all of the gun crime in the US is committed with illegal handguns. Democrats are making zero effort to do anything about that, and instead are going after rifle confiscation – despite the fact that you are more likely to be killed by a hammer, fist or baseball bat than by a rifle.
All of the initial police reports out of Sandy Hook were that the children were killed with handgun bullets, and that four handguns had been found. Later in the day, the handguns miraculously morphed into a rifle. Never let a good crisis go to waste.
State and Federal officials now say now that four handguns, not two, and only handguns were recovered inside the school.
(Most humans only have two hands.)
The reason that Democrats are going after rifles, is because they are the only effective deterrent to an overbearing government. A handgun is useless against a paramilitary. Dems are doing nothing to clean up Chicago’s illegal handguns, because they provide very useful propaganda value. What they want to do is confiscate legally owned rifles.
“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”
– Thomas Jefferson
” … to disarm the people – that was the best and most effectual way to enslave them.“
– George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 380
“[The Constitution preserves] the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation…(where) the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.”
–James Madison, The Federalist Papers, No. 46