ATF Says Weapons Used in San Bernardino Shooting Were Illegal in California

Police crime photos are displayed during a press conference near the site of yesterday’s mass shooting on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 in San Bernardino, Calif. A husband and wife on Wednesday, dressed for battle and carrying assault rifles and handguns, opened fire on a holiday banquet for his co-workers, killing at least 14 people and seriously wounding more than a dozen others in a precision assault, authorities said. Hours later, the couple died in a shootout with police. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

More information about the San Bernardino massacre is trickling out as federal officials investigate details surrounding the attack on a county employee Christmas party. Many people, including myself, were curious about the firearms used since California has notoriously strict gun regulations. Reports of “automatic weapons” and even “semi-automatic assault-style weapons” seemed to be disconnected from California’s almost uniform prohibition on such firearms.

Another reason the guns in question are important is that the left and its media handmaidens swiftly mobilized to beat the gun control drum…even before the shooters were permanently put out of business.

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