Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg clearly objects to being called a “lying m****rf****r.”
Well, I might have chosen other words. “M****rf****r” isn’t a term I use terribly often. If I were writing on my personal blog, I could go with “son of a b***h,” but more likely I’d roll with “scumbag.”
But he is a liar.
I did not carry an assault weapon around a foreign country so I could come home and see them used to massacre my countrymen.
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) October 2, 2017
That’s no one-off remark from the past. His current gun control plan says:
They talk about change, but it remains easier to buy weapons of war than a bottle of beer. …
Weapons like the one I carried in Afghanistan have no place on our streets or in our schools.
If I want to buy an actual assault rifle, I need to come up with thousands of dollars, find a willing seller, pay $200, undergo a background check, wait for months for my government-issued tax stamp permission slip, and only then will I get the firearm.
I can brew my own craft beer a lot faster than that, let alone drive down to the corner store.
As for the weapon he carried in Afghanistan, the US military issues the select-fire M16/M4 family of assault rifles. A Navy Reserve officer who qualified on and carried one in a war zone knows what he had. Even the Air Force trains everyone on the fire selector positions and proper operation; surely the Navy does, too.
Buttigieg knows perfectly well that he’s talking about banning semi-automatic firearms, because he specifically references the ’94 “Assault Weapon” ban, which addressed semiautomatics (and some other non-machine gun firearms).
America has barely changed its national gun laws, besides letting an assault weapons ban expire.
No, the liar isn’t talking about the weapon he carried in Afghanistan. Look at that picture up there. That firearm was manufactured after May 1986; if those are on the streets or in schools, they’re in the hands of law enforcement officers. Because civilians can’t have them.
In fact, I’ve found just four confirmed criminal uses of machine guns since 1934 (I’ve said five previously, but after further research I had to move one to “unconfirmed”), for a total of one dead victim, and none of those were in schools, nor did they involve children.
Buttigieg is a lying scumbag. Now I’ll wait for my phone call.