in a belated acknowledgment by nbc on the today show today, it is apparently confirmed that an ar-15 rifle was not used by adam lanza in the shooting of the connecticut school children. such a rifle was found in the trunk of his car, but it was apparently not used in the shooting.
in addition, it is confirmed that lanza tried to buy an ar-15 rifle some days before the shooting, but was denied the purchase by a connecticut gun dealer. (wanna bet, this is not emphasized very much? do ya?) pete williams said it was because connecticut has a "... long waiting period ... ", but this suggestion is pure idiocy. the waiting period would not have been the grounds for the vendor to have refused tender of the weapon on an attempted purchase, ... , it simply would have delayed delivery had the purchase been completed. there must have been another ground for denying purchase, and i suspect the state of connecticut denied delivery on the grounds that lanza had been adjudicated dangerous because of mental defect.
in short, the law apparently worked to deny him legal access to weapons. but, it could not deny him total access, to same.
we'll see, if someone is interested enough in the facts to find out why he was denied purchase.
hat tip, don. http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/50208495#50208495.
it further turns out, according to pete williams the reporter in the above clip, that connecticut police officials are saying that lanza had as many as four pistols on him, though it is not said whether all four were recovered at the place his body was recovered.
my oh my, what a mess.
what happened to all of the spent brass shell casings from the ar-15 rifle which were supposed to have littered the school, in horrible, ghastly profusion, an indictment against multi-round magazines?
and, what about a medical examiner's office that cannot tell the difference between the wounding effect of a rifle caliber as opposed to a semi automatic pistol round? i will just say, that there is a great deal of difference in the wounding inflicted by a high velocity rifle round and a pistol round, ... , and, such should have been readily apparent to experienced forensic pathologists.
what a confusing situation. when will the next "change," the next "clarification" in facts emerge, to be massaged more carefully towards obama's gun confiscation agenda?
john jay @ 12.31.2012
p.s. anyone have the notion that the media and the politicians will lie about anything to advance their agendas? anyone?