Jake Tapper reported that President Obama mistakenly referred to the gun used in the Sandy Hook elementary shooting as an “automatic weapon” during a fundraiser last week in California.
“It is possible for us to create common sense gun safety measures that respect the traditions of gun ownership in this country and hunters and sportsmen, but also make sure we don’t have another 20 children in a classroom gunned down by a semiautomatic weapon — by a fully automatic weapon in that case, sadly,” Obama said during his remarks.
“That is not correct,” Tapper explained. “It was a semiautomatic weapon not a fully automatic weapon. Most fully automatic weapons, machine guns, are essentially banned to the public.”
According to the White House, Obama misspoke during his remarks.
“This is not the first time a leading advocate for gun control has stumbled on the facts,” Tapper concluded.