Following the horrific school shooting in Parkland Florida, the U.S. is once again confronted with the question of how these terrible acts of meaningless violence could be halted. So far, the mainstream media and the anti-gun left have generally called for “tougher gun laws,” sometime including universal background checks. In an effort to understand the situation better, Wisconsin Media Check consulted Mike Shea, General Manager of the Family Shooting Academy who spoke to the inaccuracies reported in a USA Today article regarding the issue.
“It’s really just a perception thing. There are rifles that are more powerful and more dangerous than that, but they’re not being used.” Hazen said the AR-15 has “gotten a bad rap.” He believes mass shooters generally don’t know much about guns and choose the AR-15 because of the reputation it has gotten from being used in other mass shootings. “
“Thank God they don’t know any better because if they did they would use much more effective weapons,” Hazen said.”