Just how good did the assault weapons ban work back in 1999? Let us tune up the Way-Back Machine (Old Videos) and see what was reported and discussed after the Columbine High School shooting. Then-President Bill Clinton was involved in an “Assault Weapons Ban” way back then. Just what good did it do and what were the mainstream media opinions back then?
As Written and Reported By Trey Sanchez for Truth Revolt:
In the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, the buzz among the Left is an assault weapons ban as the fix to stop future mass shootings. They aren’t willing to arm teachers or hire trained veterans to protect schools. The Left wants that pesky AR-15 out of the hands of law-abiding citizens. Then, and only then, will the gun violence problem in America be solved.
But not so fast.
Newsbusters dug up some footage from a 1999 edition of 60 Minutes, which aired four months after the Columbine school shooting in Littleton, Colorado. Reporter Lesley Stahl said that then-President Clinton’s assault weapons ban in 1994 did nothing to stop the Columbine shooters from using those weapons in the massacre:
“When Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold shot their way into Columbine High School in Colorado a few months ago, one of the guns in their arsenal was a powerful pistol called a TEC-9. That’s one of the guns supposedly outlawed by the assault-weapons ban, passed by Congress and signed by President Clinton back in 1994. So how were they able to get ahold of a banned gun? Well, as we found when we first aired this story in 1995, this ban wasn’t really a ban at all. One gun dealer in Kentucky, Bill Perkins, went so far as to call the law a joke.”
The segment continued with the interview with Perkins who said Clinton was the best gun salesman at that time. He knows, as we all do, that when Democrats start talking about ……
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