Joining fellow hypocrite Alyssa Milano, Kamala Harris admits she too owns a gun for “protection,” but wants to ban AR-15s (she refers to them as assault rifles, as do most politicians these days, mistakenly. Beto O’Rourke has been perhaos the most vocal on this subject). Guns don’t kill people. People kill people. More so, crazy, mentally ill people kill people. Of all the mass shootings in the United States, about 65% were perpetrated with hand guns, NOT assault weapons.
And, as we mentioned in a previous article here: https://magamedia.org/2019/09/13/fact-check-alyssa-milano-says-gun-violence-has-nothing-to-do-with-mental-illness/ it’s not the gun that’s the problem. It’s mental illness in America.
“I am a gun owner and I own a gun for probably the reason that a lot of people do, for personal safety,” she told reporters in Iowa.-theHill.com
The presidential candidate blasted what she believes is a “false choice” between supporting the Second Amendment and taking away guns, which she said is “born out of a lack of courage from leaders.”
“For too long and still today we are being offered a false choice which suggests you’re either in favor of the Second Amendment or you want to take everyone’s guns away,” she said.
She added that she supports “smart gun safety laws” such as universal background checks and renewing the assault weapons ban.
One of the weapons Beto and Kamala refer to constantly and wrongly, as “assault weapons” are of course the AR-15.
When I told my wife that the AR-15 is not an assault rifle, she became immediately indignant stating, “It is so. The AR part of AR-15 stands for assault rifle.” No, my misinformed darling, it doesn’t. What the AR for is the name of the manufacturer/designer of the weapon, “ArmaLite Rifle.”
Still wanting to argue with me, she continued insisting that all the reporters couldn’t possibly be wrong when calling the AR-15 an assault. Wrong again, my brainwashed beauty, the AR-15, by definition does not fall into the category of an assault rifle. From Wikipedia:
a rapid-fire, magazine-fed automatic rifle designed for infantry use.
The following excerpt is taken directly from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
The term assault rifle is generally attributed to Adolf Hitler, who for propaganda purposes used the German word “Sturmgewehr” (which translates to “assault rifle”), as the new name for the MP43, subsequently known as the Sturmgewehr 44 or StG 44. Other sources dispute that Hitler had much to do with coining the new name besides signing the production order. The StG 44 is generally considered the first selective fire military rifle to popularize the assault rifle concept. Today, the term assault rifle is used to define firearms sharing the same basic characteristics as the StG 44.
In a strict definition, a firearm must have at least the following characteristics to be considered an assault rifle:
It must be an individual weapon
It must be capable of selective fire
It must have an intermediate-power cartridge: more power than a pistol but less than a standard rifle or battle rifle
Its ammunition must be supplied from a detachable box magazine
And it should have an effective range of at least 300 metres (330 yards)
Rifles that meet most of these criteria, but not all, are technically not assault rifles, despite frequently being called such.
Select-fire M2 Carbines are not assault rifles; their effective range is only 200 yards.
Select-fire rifles such as the FN FAL battle rifle are not assault rifles; they fire full-powered rifle cartridges.
Semi-automatic-only rifles like variants of the Colt AR-15 are not assault rifles; they do not have select-fire capabilities.
Semi-auto rifles with fixed magazines like the SKS are not assault rifles; they do not have detachable box magazines and are not capable of automatic fire.
The U.S. Army defines assault rifles as “short, compact, selective-fire weapons that fire a cartridge intermediate in power between submachine gun and rifle cartridges.”
So where does the AR-15 fail to meet this definition? Easy. It does not have a “selective fire” trigger and has no other selective fire capability. Selective fire trigger simply put, means that the operator of the rifle can selectively switch between semi auto, 3 shot bursts or fully automatic.
The AR-15 is a gas powered semiautomatic rifle, meaning that you have to pull the trigger each time you want it to fire.
But the press doesn’t care. Generally speaking, being the puppets of the gun control freaks, they continue dubbing the AR-15 the “weapon of choice” for mass shooters. Since the shooting in Orlando the uninformed and the ignorant have been screaming for weapons bans. Members of Congress walked out in protest when Paul Ryan asked for a moment of silence to honor and respect the victims of the shooting all the while claiming it was the NRA’s fault for opposing gun bans. Also, the gun grabbers and the press continually misstate and over estimate not only the ability of the AR-15 to dump lead, but also its inherent power.
You want an example? Sure, no problem. Just yesterday Florida Congressman Alan Grayson, a Democrat, of course, was on national– https://gunassociation.org/ – regarding Pulse NightClub shooting
television and while being interviewed by CNN’s Erin Burnett stated,
“If [Matteen] was not able to buy a weapon that shoots off 700 rounds in a minute, a lot of those people would still be alive. That’s exactly right. If somebody like him had nothing worse to deal with than a Glock pistol…he might have killed three or four people and not 50. It’s way too easy to kill people in America today and we have to think long and hard about what to do about that.”
That, my friends, is an out and out lie, a prevarication, and a delusional misstatement. The AR-15 has absolutely no ability, absent extensive modifications, to fire 700 rounds per minute. This kind of performance out of a stock AR-15 is a physical impossibility.
But Congressman Grayson wasn’t done. Without any correction by the interviewer, he said “a Glock pistol” can only target “three or four people.” The standard magazine for a Glock 19 holds 15 rounds. He also referred to the magazine as a clip.
But rather than challenge the ignorant and biased Congressman, the equally ignorant and biased reporter applauded him saying , “You’re right about that. Thank you very much.”
Now for a little education about the AR-15 and actual assault rifles:
The AR-15, by design is supposed to look like the M16, which is an actual assault rifle. Both of them are easily customizable and have many of the same features save for the selective trigger function and killing power.
The Ar-15 is not nearly as powerful as the common hunting rifle such as a 30-06, .308 or 7mm mag. Many states prohibit hunting large game such as deer, elk and various other game with the .223 caliber rifle because, although it has a high muzzle velocity, it doesn’t have the necessary kill power. Below is a photo of the .223 ammo shot by the AR-15 and a standard .308 hunting load.
Now let’s address the shameful misreporting that the killer used an AR-15. This reporting is not only shoddy and inaccurate but is an outright lie. It is un-contradicted that the shooter actually used a Sig Saur MCX carbine. This rifle is modular in construction and is a multi caliber instrument capable of swapping the 300BLK, the 5.56 NATO and the 7.62 x 39 . Like more than 64 different weapons, it functions with STANAG magazines but no other parts interface with the AR-15.