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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:49 AM

What's the best source to debunk the crazy rumors that no semi-auto rifle was used at Sandy Hook? [View all]

In the past week, I've heard constant chatter from gun enthusiasts on Facebook claiming that no semi-automatic rifle was used in the Sandy Hook shootings and that Lanza only used a handgun to commit his acts. Now, these are all citing to gun enthusiast websites and not actual news media, but from what I've heard (and I haven't bothered to look at the gun websites themselves) they are all focusing in on something the coroner said on the Today show or something like that.

Needless to say and considering the source, my BS meter is going sky high. It strikes me as a lame attempt to try to counter any efforts to resurrect restrictions on assault weapons and/or high capacity clips. I checked snopes but they haven't weighed in on the subject yet. Are there any good, reputable mainstream sources that can be used to counter this story?

Edit to change "assault rifle" to "semi auto rifle", since I know some smartass gun enthusiast will try to split hairs as to the definition of assault rifle.

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