Oh, those evil, full-capacity black semi-auto 9mm handguns. You know, the kind that Joe Biden claims will blow your lungs out. They’re scary enough to keep most Democrat politicians far away.
That kind of revulsion is probably what resulted the spectacle a rabidly anti-gun Senate Democrat’s embarrassing lack of skillz. But panic makes candidates do stupid things when they’re desperately (and apparently unsuccessfully) trying to defend their job.
That’s obviously what prompted Buckeye State’s Senator Tim Ryan to post a short video showing him popping caps with a Beretta 92 in the waning days of the campaign.
Not too bad for a Democrat 🎯 pic.twitter.com/a0TkBWDT7V
— Tim Ryan (@TimRyan) November 4, 2022
Actually, that really was pretty bad.
His video is even more hypocritical when you consider that he co-sponsored a federal bill to ban the sale of guns like the Beretta 92 and the standard capacity magazines that feed it. He’s also voted to ban the sale of firearms between private individuals, for due process-free red flag confiscations, and a passel other gun control bills.
In fact, according to Vote Smart, since 2014, he hasn’t found a single piece of gun control legislation that he wouldn’t support.
Oh, and check out his mad shooting skills. One would think he’d have a friend — someone who actually knows something about guns — give him a quick lesson to convincingly pretend he has some experience and confidence shooting a handgun.
Clearly, that didn’t happen.
Instead he looks a lot like Obama did when he tried shooting a shotgun.
Maybe Senator Ryan doesn’t have any pro-gun friends. Given his voting record, that would make a lot of sense.