There are only a few prerequisites for being a member of Congress. To run, you need to be at least 25 years old, have been a US citizen for at least seven years, and live in the state you want to represent. Shiela Jackson Lee managed to meet all of those requirements and is in her 13th term representing her Houston district…much to the embarrassment of most other Texans.
In July, Jackson Lee introduced bills that would require the licensing and registration of certain guns, prohibits “high capacity” magazines and outlaw ownership of ammunition that’s .50 caliber or higher, increase costs for FFLs, and raise the national age for buying guns. Among other things.
Rep. Jackson Lee knows all about the dangers of some of these terrifyingly dangerous weapons and calibers because of her vast experience with them, as she recently detailed for the press:
The knowledge level of those who want to ban guns@JacksonLeeTX18
AR-15 “weighs as much as 10 moving boxes and fires a .50 cal round” pic.twitter.com/sTZlxXfuuM
— Jim Hanson (@Uncle_Jimbo) September 23, 2019
These are the people who are seeking to (further) regulate firearms in the United States. These are the people who would register your guns. These are the people who would confiscate all of the really assaulty-looking ones (for now). These are the people who work to reduce or eliminate the number of civilian-owned firearms in the United States, even as “gun violence” is at historic, generational lows.
These are people you wouldn’t want to put in charge of your local trash pick-up program. These are people you wouldn’t trust to watch your dog or water your plants while you’re away for a weekend, let alone write laws that affect the rights and safety of hundreds of millions of Americans.
Their jaw-dropping ignorance about the subjects they seek to DO SOMETHING about is only exceeded by the utter absence of shame or embarrassment they exhibit for their lack of even minimal competency.