As the discussion of firearms legislation rages on, some of the most vocal participants in the debate are showing their ignorance. Exactly what is it that the protestors who marched this past weekend in the “March for Our Lives” wanted? If the answers provided in the video below are indication, it is less than clear.
Campus Reform was there. There were likely some articulate answers to the questions they asked, but the whole point of the CR video is to expose the hypocrisy. And that they did.
The question is simple. What is an assault weapon? Can the sign waving kids actually define that term?
“Um, I mean no,” one replies. “But ‘assault weapon,’ does that sound safe to you?”
Banning what they call assault weapons is high up on the agenda of the marchers. It doesn’t take long for the Campus Reform crew to get to that point in these conversations.
“Every single march attendee that we spoke with made it clear: they want to ban assault weapons,” CR writes.
There isn’t anything new about abject ignorance. The facts about firearms are insignificant when compared to the emotional reactions people have when triggered.
Assault weapons are bad. “It’s an arm…like a gun for instance that you can buy at a shop pretty easily, that can like cause more deaths than one I guess,” one articulate protester postulated.
Sadly, these people not only have the ability to influence politicians but they can become politicians. Consider these two quotes about guns from sitting politicians.
“I will tell you these are ammunition,” Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Col. said. ” 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.”
DeGette actually thought magazines come with cartridges already loaded. And once they were used, she assumed, they couldn’t be used again.
California’s Kevin de Leon isn’t any wiser. “This right here has the ability with a .30-caliber clip to disperse with 30 bullets within half a second,” de Leon said in an attempt to persuade the public about the dangers of a “ghost gun.” He wasn’t finished. “Thirty magazine clip in half a second.”
Thirty rounds in half a second. Does that sound safe to you?