Time to debunk another right wing myth. We know from experience that the Right Wing Noise Machine is void of facts, and this one is rolling around the internets as we speak.
Its time to put an end to it!
RWNM Talking Point: Adam Lanza did not use the AR -15 assault rifle in the Sandyhook shooting.
The Truth: Everyone who claims Adam Lanza didn't use an AR-15-style rifle is wrong, wrong, wrong!
Ever since the shooting, there’s been a persistent rumor that Lanza actually used two handguns to kill his victims—not the Bushmaster. I get a lot of emails to this effect, and so I thought it would be worth my while to lay out some facts. Adam Lanza did use the Bushmaster in the Sandy Hook shootings, and anyone who says otherwise is wrong, wrong, wrong.
My source for this is the Connecticut State Police, who apparently were also tired of fielding questions about Lanza’s choice of weapons. In January, they issued a news release to set things straight. Here’s the relevant part:
The shooter used the Bushmaster .223 to murder 20 children and six adults inside the school; he used a handgun to take his own life inside the school. No other weapons were used in this crime. This case remains under investigation.
They have no shame!