Friday, July 27, 2012

Obama "AK-47 belongs 'in the hands of soldiers"...Even though it's most associated with terrorism and communism, is not issued to the US military

Barack Obama has said that ‘AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers’, even though the rifle, most associated with terrorism and communism, is not issued to the US military or any of its Western allies.

Speaking to the National Urban League in New Orleans, Obama said that he believed in the right to bear arms but ‘a lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not in the hands of criminals, that they belong on the battlefield of war, not on the streets of our cities’.

The US military’s primary rifle is the M-16. An AR-15, the civilian variant of the M-16, was allegedly used by James Holmes to killed 12 people and wound 58 people at a screening of the film ‘Dark Right’ in a cinema in Aurora, Colorado this month.

Early reports that Holmes had been arrested with an AK-47 proved false. According to police, as well as the AR-15, which was capable of firing 50 to 60 rounds a minute but jammed, Holmes was arrested with two Glock pistols, a shotgun and 6,000 rounds of ammunition. Read More