Following the tragedy at Pulse in Orlando, the American left renewed their calls to ban the AR-15 and similar so-called “assault weapons.” Since that awful day, there have been a number of high-profile cases of mass murder. The numbers killed are staggering. However, the weapons chosen by the killers have not matched the left’s prescription for ending the violence.

On July 14, a man named Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel drove a cargo truck into a crowd, killing 84 people and injuring more than 300 others. He killed and injured more people with a truck than any rampaging shooter has in American history. He didn’t need a gun, explosives, or anything else strictly controlled. Just a vehicle routinely used to move things from one place to the next.

In Dallas, six police officers were killed when a gunman opened fire during a protest march.  Additionally, he injured nine other people. Initially, many gun control advocates took to social media claiming that this latest event was proof the AR-15 and similar weapons needed to be banned.

Unfortunately for them, Micah Xavier Johnson — the gunman in the attack — didn’t use an AR-15 or any other so-called “assault weapon.” No, he used an SKS. For those unfamiliar with the rifle, the SKS is a weapon developed by the Soviet Union just after World War II. It has an internal 10-round magazine that is fed by stripper clips through the open bolt.

It would be exempt from pretty much any assault weapon ban that has been proposed.