From a Village Voice column by Roy Edroso: Robert VerBruggen of National Review scoffed that the AR-15 can’t do much damage, really. “An ‘assault weapon’ fires at the same rate as an ordinary semiautomatic rifle,” he wrote, “and the .223-caliber ammo in Lanza’s rifle is banned for deer hunting in some states on the grounds that it’s too weak.” Maybe Lanza’s pathetic weapon only killed those people because they had poor immune systems, vitiated by the stress of being murdered.
More to the point was VerBruggen’s colleague, Charles C.W. Cooke, who wrote, “what is causing this is not yet known and probably underinvestigated, but it is certainly not guns… Something is awry, to be sure; to blame guns is a mistake.”
–Roy Edroso, Village Voice