Barack Obama was up to his old tricks last night while speaking to supporters in San Francisco. The president said the Newtown shooter used a “fully automatic weapon” in his attack at Sandy Hook school.
U.S. President Barack Obama (C) gestures before boarding Marine One to a Democratic fund raiser in San Francisco April 4, 2013. In the background is the Golden Gate Bridge. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)
Adam Lanza used a Bushmaster rifle (not an automatic) and carried a handgun with him that he used to shoot himself.
The Weekly Standard Blog reported:
At a fundraiser last night in San Francisco, President Barack Obama said that the Newtown killer gunned down 20 children using a “fully automatic weapon.” From the official transcript, provided by the White House:
Now, over the next couple of months, we’ve got a couple of issues: gun control. (Applause.) I just came from Denver, where the issue of gun violence is something that has haunted families for way too long, and it is possible for us to create common-sense gun safety measures that respect the traditions of gun ownership in this country and hunters and sportsmen, but also make sure that we don’t have another 20 children in a classroom gunned down by a semiautomatic weapon — by a fully automatic weapon in that case, sadly.