Posted by | July 20, 2012 20:10 | Filed under: Top Stories

Zach Beauchamp at Think Progress notes what could have prevented Friday’s tragedy: “One of the principal weapons used by James Eagan Holmes in the horrific Dark Knight Rises shooting would have been subject to a series of sharp restrictions under the now-expired federal Assault Weapons ban. The AR-15 rife carried by Holmes, a civilian semi-automatic version of the military M-16, would have been defined as a “semiautomatic assault weapon” under the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. If the law was still in force, semiautomatic assault weapons would have been outright banned.”

By: Alan

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.