As an American gun owner, I was surprised to learn of the devastating power of a Star 1911 but that's how the NY Times rolls. No BS< no fear mongering hyperbole, just the facts, ma'am. Note the lamentation of the gun contro ladvocate who helpfully provided a quote for this article:
“I can’t think of a current gun law that would have banned the weapon that was used in this shooting,” said Daniel Webster, a director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research.
And Baron Von Bloomberg still worries about
Elected officials who have been pushing new gun laws pointed to the shooting on Friday as another reason that the issue of gun violence deserved more attention from policy makers. “We are not immune to the national problem of gun violence,” Mr. Bloomberg said, adding, “Once again, there’s an awful lot of guns out there.”Reporting on the shootings outside the Empire State Building.
The article seems to be a not so subtle attempt to spread fear about what deadly lethal guns are (gasp) legal in America still. Also, nobody told the assailant in this story that he was supposed to drop from one shot of .45ACP......
Unretouched photo from the NY Times below.