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DHS: Semi-Automatic Handguns Weapon of Choice in Mass Shootings

DaneChile Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 11:04 PM
Meaning that the Big Wheels have armed security and that´s why they are not concerned with owning firearms. Take away their bodyguards and they would think twice about traveling in D.C. without a weapon. If the teachers were armed or a cop was stationed in Sandy Hook school this might not have happened.

A November 2012 Mass Shootings Analysis report issued by the New Jersey Intelligence & Analysis Unit (NJ ROIC) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security shows semiautomatic handguns are the most common weapons used to carry out mass shootings. The report was issued one month before the Newtown shooting in which, according to the coroner and police, the killer used a semi-automatic rifle.

"The mass killing incidents this year at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin and a movie theater in Colorado garnered international attention and focused the efforts of public and private sector security officials on...