Media Matters is trying to earn their Joyce Foundation check by repeating the same-old anti-rights bullshit!
In fact, the lower pictured weapon, a Mossberg 500 Tactical Persuader, has a number of features that increase its lethality compared to the top pictured shotgun. Contrary to what the graphic suggests, the only difference between the two weapons is not just the pistol grip featured on the Tactical Persuader. The Tactical Persuader also has an adjustable stock that can be removed from the firearm completely, which allows the gun length to be shortened for increased concealability. Furthermore, when combined with a pistol grip, the firearm can be more easily maneuvered, allowing the shooter to fire from the hip and more easily use the weapon from vehicles and in other close quarters situations.
An almost identical configuration was sought out by Suleman Talovic, a teenager who used a Mossberg-derivative pistol grip shotgun during a rampage that killed five and wounded four at the Trolley Square Mall in Salt Lake City, Utah on February 12, 2007. A recent report issued by the John Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research found that firearms with assault weapon features are disproportionally used in mass shootings and that when used result in higher numbers of casualties.
Just because it isn’t true, or doesn’t make any sense doesn’t mean they won’t repeat it OVER AND OVER AGAIN! Dorks!
Also Sebastian does a better job at swatting at Joan than I could on this story:
In nearly all 50 states, including Minnesota, the mere use of deadly force in this circumstance is legitimate self-defense, as a forced entry into an occupied dwelling is considered prima facie evidence that a deadly threat exists in most states. Minnesota, following traditional common law, allows for deadly force to be used to prevent a forcible felony, though limited to one’s place of abode, and burglary is a felony in Minnesota….Regardless of whether castle doctrine has passed in Minnesota or not, there is already an absolute unqualified right to respond to burglars invading an occupied home in Minnesota with deadly force, but only if the purpose of such force is to prevent the continuing felony, or to protect life and limb. Murder is never lawful, and Minnesota, like most states, defines (in this case 2nd degree) murder as when someone ”causes the death of a human being with intent to effect the death of that person or another, but without premeditation,”
Yep, Joan is claiming that the “Stand Your Ground” law applies where it doesn’t apply (or simply confusing it with the “Castle Doctrine”…a law we even have here in Anti-Rights Massachusetts), and that somehow these laws legalize MURDER.
Yep, not true, and she likely knows it! But never let the truth get in the way of your political agenda.
The Brady Campaign “We are Better Than This” slogan is deeply ironic, isn’t it?