and all the bullshit and lies the anti-rights people push on the subject. A few bits:
Although "assault weapons" fire no faster than any other semi-automatic,
such as a Glock 19 pistol or a Ruger 10/22 hunting rifle, politicians
routinely conflate them with machine guns, which have not been legally
produced for civilians in the United States since 1986. Prohibitionists
like Feinstein argue that "assault weapons" are good for nothing but
mass shootings and gang warfare, despite the fact that only a tiny
percentage of these guns are ever used to commit crimes. They say these
firearms are "weapons of choice" for mass shooters, who are in fact much
more likely to use handguns, and claim they are uniquely deadly, even
though the category is defined based on features that make little or no
difference in the hands of a murderer.
Many supporters of "assault weapon" bans seem confused about what they
entail. In a widely mocked 2007 interview on MSNBC, Rep. Carolyn
McCarthy (D–N.Y.), who had introduced a bill that would have banned
semi-automatic rifles with barrel shrouds, confessed, "I actually don't
know what a barrel shroud is. I'm assuming it's a shoulder thing that
goes up." Politicians such as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton often say
"machine guns" or "automatic weapons" when they are talking about
semi-automatic rifles. According to a Reason-Rupe survey conducted
around the time that Feinstein introduced her 2013 bill, about
two-thirds of Americans mistakenly thought "assault weapons" fire faster
than other guns, hold more rounds, or use higher-caliber ammunition.
The respondents who harbored these misconceptions were especially likely
to say such guns should be banned.
Ah, the McCarthy "I don't know what it is, but it should be banned!" interview, the gift that keeps on giving. It's rare to have a politician demonstrate so well that they're ignorant fools and/or liars.
Along that line, apparently Bloomberg came out of hiding and gave a speech that ought to be referenced every time Everytown and Watts mouth off.
Clayton Cramer has some video of Bloomberg Bloomberging.
Smartest strategic move Everytown has made is pushing him into the
background and using him as a wallet rather than a face. What we need to
do, conversely, is make sure everyone knows Everytown is Mike
Bloomberg. I won’t mention them without his name if I can help it.
A couple came into the range the other day for the lady's first try at shooting. Not the most successful, and the sound really bothered her. Which brought to mind one of the probable reasons the anti-rights clowns hate the idea of suppressors being commonly available: they'd take away much of the scary noise and make it easier for many to give guns a serious try.