Obama gets to choose his own facts – Newtown shooter used “fully automatic” weapon

Of course it’s not just a weapon, more specifically it was a rifle, and only a semi-automatic rifle at that. But that does not stop President Obama from deliberately misleading everyone who listens to him by stating a “fully automatic weapon” was used in during the Newtown shooting. That’s an outright lie.

The president does not care. It’s not about facts and reality, it’s about stigmatizing gun owners. From the official White House remarks, while speaking to his claim they have “more work to do” and with my emphasis.

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.

This is fraud. The man tells people it was a semi-automatic weapon, and then corrects himself claiming it was a fully automatic weapon. Will Sargent Vance from the Connecticut State Police please send a messenger to the White House to correct the president?

These types of “mistakes” are not mistakes. The words are chosen carefully to ensure the low-information voter believe the lies. Hundreds of thousands of people over the next month – maybe millions – will have heard or read the president’s comments and take his word as truth. A few of you will actually email me and argue the point, claiming the “president said” it was a full auto weapon. In advance, I’m telling you folks you’re brain-dead.

Hell, there are a bunch of you supporting the Second Amendment who keep emailing me and telling me a semi-auto rifle was not used at Newtown and it’s all based on a cover-up. You base your “facts” on an incorrect NBC news video clip that remained published by NBC for months. Hell, they still may have it out there. You too, are brain-dead. Want to know why NBC left it up? To make you look like fools.

There can not be an honest discussion about gun control when a bunch of you and most of the gun-control crowd have your facts wrong, and when you are corrected, you either ignore the facts or say it really doesn’t matter. It matters.

There’s more…

But of course, we also have the legislators who are leading sponsors of gun control legislation who really are idiots when it comes to understanding firearms. Normally, the idiotic statements are reserved for state lawmakers, but in this case let me introduce you to Colorado’s Rep. Diana DeGette (D) who, when asked how a ban on so-called high-capacity magazines would be effective in reducing gun violence, claimed…

“I will tell you these are ammunition, they’re bullets, so the people who have those know they’re going to shoot them, so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and there won’t be any more available.”

Her spokesperson came out the next day and claimed she was speaking about clips, not magazines but of course that’s wrong too since clips can be reused. DeGette is just an idiot who hates any and all gun owners. She knows nothing, she didn’t misspeak, she really thought magazines are one-time-use items, and she’s one of the people sponsoring federal legislation. This is unacceptable, and she should remove herself from the discussion.

DeGette and Obama are examples of leaders who are “informing” the voters, and the low-information voters will claim every word is truth.

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Steve McGough

Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. SeeingRed on April 5, 2013 at 7:46 am

    The truth is, he most likely does not understand/know the difference between semi & full -auto.? That said, ignorance is no excuse.?

    • ricbee on April 6, 2013 at 12:27 am

      Even the great Obama would not tell such an outright lie. The man is just a talking head without any sense.

    • tic listener on April 6, 2013 at 2:39 pm

      The great President Obama and his minions think that if a lie is told often enough the lie ?will just magically become a fact. And sadly, with the low information voter, this tactic does work.

  2. wildcat on April 5, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Willful ignorance at best (DeGette)…but likely something more sinister at work (Obama).

  3. Mark on April 5, 2013 at 10:20 am

    This is one more classic example of the left’s wanting to regulate something of which they know little about as proven especially by DeGette’s comment. She is totally witless and should not be allowed to ‘write’ or sponsor any type of gun legislation. As far as BHO’s comment, I agree, this was a calculated move to spread disinformation to the ignorant masses who vote for him. He needs to shut up and move on! He hasn’t got the votes. We’re so lucky here in CT to have him coming on Monday so he can show everyone how ‘hard he is working’ on this problem! ??

  4. Plainvillian on April 5, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Selective use of semantics is something the left does well:? A recent news story had a cop wanting to buy an AR15 for use on duty, at which point the “assault rifle” instantly became a “patrol rifle”.? The Congresscritter might be ignorant, but Mr. Obama is malicious.

  5. Dimsdale on April 5, 2013 at 11:45 am

    It is easy to be dishonest and disingenuous when you know that the media does not do its due (or any) diligence in surveilling this administration.? He out and out lies (or reads what is fed to him through his teleprompters) and it is reported as though it was verified prior to publishing.

  6. Dimsdale on April 5, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Let us not neglect this political idiot: one Robin Kelly who is seeking Je$$e Jack$on Junion’$ seat in Illinois (http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/04/dem-candidate-in-il02-blames-aurora-victims-nobody-pulled-out-their-gun-out-to-kill-the-gentleman/)
    She says the concealed carry law in Colorado didn’t work in the Aurora movie house shooting because “they have?conceal and?carry, but nobody pulled out their gun to kill the gentleman that did all the damage that he?did, and they could have?.?
    Nevermind that the theater was a “gun free zone”, which proves yet again that gun free zones only protect the criminals.
    I bet she gets elected…..

  7. Lynn on April 5, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Of course President Obama lies(with apologies)” let me count the ways”1. I will end the war on day 1 of my administration(2008), 2. I will not raise taxes on anyone making under $250,000 (SC rules Obamacare mandate a tax)3. Using 20 yr old stats on gun control4. protecting Holder on F&F Oh heck, even the NY Times lists his lies http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/17/us/politics/a-closer-look-at-some-disputed-claims.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 At this point, it is more unusual when he doesn’t tell a lie.

  8. sammy22 on April 5, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    I mean, after all he is a politician!

    • Lynn on April 6, 2013 at 7:12 am

      Yes, another politician, but one who is rarely criticized by the “free” press. In order for voters to make informed choices, they need to have truth. It is incredible that there is one cable station who gives the other side to MSM. It’s hystical that Twitter has the most fast breaking news, and we hunger for every 140 character twwets.

    • Lynn on April 6, 2013 at 7:14 am


  9. Vizionmusic on April 6, 2013 at 7:43 am

    We live in a day where a large percentage of our population can no longer ‘reason’ properly. Decades of ‘partying’ have destroyed brain cells, the socialist/communist Liberal ‘infection’ has subverted our entire education system, and I blame much of this on Liberal Women who allowed it- who voted for Clinton ( and Obumma twice! ) who feel ‘sorry’ for the criminals rather than victims and I’m disgusted by all the men who go along with their Lib counterparts- rather than sleep on the couch! To the very small percentage of non-Liberal women ( some of who are better Patriots than most men ).. I wish I’d met one of you instead of my soon to be ‘ex’ ( Liberal, disease brained wife ).

    • sammy22 on April 6, 2013 at 9:51 pm

      Wow! It’s all clear now: Liberal Women have sunk the country. That is ridiculous! Any women out there care to comment?

    • Lynn on April 6, 2013 at 10:40 pm

      Facts are facts, women tipped the scale in the election for Presidents Clinton and Obama. I think President George W. Bush won because he carried hispanics and some of the Christian Right, both of which do not always vote. But my memory has gotten hazy and I’m too lazy to check statistics. As for sinking the country, I would just say Progressives with the help of monotheistic newsmedia & uninformed voters have done it.

    • Dimsdale on April 8, 2013 at 11:08 am

      Correction: liberal, low information women.?? I know many: the ones that voted for ?bama because they thought he was “cute” (actual quote).? Or the liberal men who have some sort of “white guilt” about something that they had nothing to do with, but then, that is just racist.


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