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Obama Calls Gun Used at Sandy Hook a ‘Fully Automatic’

At a no-cameras-allowed Democratic fundraiser in San Francisco, President Obama misstated the kind of weapon used in the Sandy Hook shooting.

Advocating for stricter gun control on Wednesday night, the president said, “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 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.”

That is not correct; a semiautomatic weapon was used in the Sandy Hook attack, not a fully automatic weapon.

Most fully automatic weapons, machine guns, are essentially banned to the public. When asked for an explanation, the White House said the president misspoke. . .

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