I really have a hard time having a good conversation with anti-gun people. I don’t have an issue because of our differences. I have an issue because the leadership of the anti-gun movement is so completely ignorant on the topic, and their ignorance is reflected by their followers.
It is impossible to have a conversation about the topic when talking points are generated by those that profess to be experts are ignorant when it comes to the topic.
I am not talking about terminology. For example, using the term “clip” instead of “magazine” is a big issue for many people, but it is a common error that can be easily ignored. The concern here is the complete lack of understanding about guns from those that are creating the legislation for gun control. What is worse is that many of them proclaim themselves to be experts.
Let’s start with one of my favorites, the super smart (per his own statements) Joe Biden, who said the following:
“Nothing we’re going to do is going to fundamentally alter or eliminate the possibility of another mass shooting or guarantee that we will bring gun deaths down to 1,000 a year from what it is now.”
“Well, you know, my shotgun will do better for you than your AR-15, because you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door.”
Joe Biden made several suggestions regarding the use of a shotgun, and many of those recommended actions would result in a person going to jail.
Louise Slaughter has been in congress for the last 30+ years. Her statement is interesting:
“The Second Amendment only protects the people who want all the guns they can have. The rest of us, we’ve got no Second Amendment. What are we supposed to do?”
She doesn’t seem to understand what the Second Amendment is and how it is a right reserved for all.
I cringe every time I hear Diana Degette start to talk about Gun Control. She doesn’t have a clue, yet, she is one of the main legislators involved in magazine limitations.
“I will tell you these are ammunition, they’re bullets, so the people who have those know they’re going to shoot them, so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and there won’t be any more available.”
She doesn’t understand that magazines are not disposable and consumable. She thinks that laws to limit magazine capacity will actually be impactful.
Another one of DeGette’s statements speaks to her not understanding defensive gun use. A senior citizen asked her how he was supposed to be able to defend himself against well-armed intruders, and she replied that he should wait for the Police and if the criminals were well armed that it would not matter as:
“You’d probably be dead, anyway”
Our former President really had an odd take on our Constitution, the one that he swore an oath to defend.
“When we got organized as a country, [and] wrote a fairly radical Constitution, with a radical Bill of Rights, giving radical amounts of freedom to Americans, it was assumed that Americans who had that freedom would use it responsibly …. When personal freedom is being abused, you have to move to limit it.”
President Clinton, who signed the Assault Weapons Ban, seems to think that the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are radical and that Americans are not responsible enough.
Kevin de Leon
Only in California can you get somebody that is a legislator to stand up in a press conference and utter some kind of complete nonsense like this:
“This is a ghost gun. This right here has ability with a .30 caliber clip to disperse with 30 bullets within half a second. Thirty magazine clip in half a second.”
What? I keep reading it, and it makes less and less sense each time. If you are a legislator and are writing a law, at least take a few minutes and have somebody review what you are about to babble. This was top-notch babbling, so I will give him credit for that.
Joe Salazar takes the concept of Gun Free Zones to extremes. He really seems to think that they work.
“It’s why we have call boxes, it’s why we have safe zones, it’s why we have the whistles. Because you just don’t know who you’re gonna be shooting at. And you don’t know if you feel like you’re gonna be raped, or if you feel like someone’s been following you around or if you feel like you’re in trouble when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you pop … pop around at somebody.”
It appears that the ability to find a call box and call the Police is the responsible thing to do as we just don’t seem to be intelligent enough or responsible enough to know when we are in danger and will just shoot every time we are scared.
I believe she finally retired. While nobody could question her commitment, many questioned her knowledge. In legislation that she wrote, she included barrel shrouds as one of the “military features” that would be banned. In an interview, she was asked what a barrel shroud is, and and she could not answer. Her best answer was that:
“It’s a shoulder thing that goes up.”
I am not sure what scares me more about Dianne Feinstein. To me, it appears that she is the worst of hypocrites. On the one hand, she has a conceal carry permit, in California, which is a State that just doesn’t issue permits. She used her political power to get a permit, but fights the rights of others at every turn.
I could go on for hours writing about her hipocrisy and her absolute ignorance. But, instead, I will provide one quote, and one picture.
“We have federal regulations and state laws that prohibit hunting ducks with more than three rounds. And yet it’s legal to hunt humans with 15-round, 30-round, even 150-round magazines.”
It is legal to hunt humans?
The picture is more horrifying as she states that she has been well trained in firearms, yet here she is with her finger on the trigger, and a large drum inserted in an AK as she sweeps the crowd with the muzzle.
Everyone in the room, all potential innocent bystanders were clearly too ignorant to be horrified. If this happened on the streets, with Police present, she probably would have been shot.
Why she thinks this kind of action is OK is beyond me.
Obviously, in her extensive training, she never learned the four basic rules of gun safety as she is violating at least three of them, here.
He is not a politician, but I just had to include this one as it had me rolling on the floor. He apparently believes that if you have a bullet button on your AR-15, it makes it a fully automatic rifle.