Anti-gunners know very little about guns — as revealed in Tucker Carlson’s famous interview with New York U.S. Representative Carolyn McCarthy. Whether or not this ignorance is willful, whether or not it’s based entirely on fear, is open to debate. What’s beyond question: some guns freak antis out more than others. Here are the three best examples . . .
It doesn’t matter that your average AR-15 is no more, in fact less lethal than a traditional hunting rifle (at least in terms of terminal ballistics). It doesn’t matter that millions of law-abiding Americans enjoy the AR’s benefits — light weight, low recoil, adjustable ergonomics, accuracy, etc. — without going postal. Or that the AR is an excellent weapon to stop people who do go postal (just ask the police). The AR-15 — any AR-15 — is the anti-gunners’ nightmare.
According to the anti-gun press and their faithful followers, an AR-15 is an “assault weapon.” Or, as former President Barack Obama constantly reminded us, “A weapon of war on our city streets.” A killing machine that holds lots of rounds, and fires them with spree-killing-enabling rapidity. A tool of the Devil himself.
Bottom line: the AR-15 is black, it’s evil and it’s scary. So black, so evil and so scary it was banned on the federal level. And would be again, if the antis had their way. Meanwhile, they can’t stand the sight of an AR. Show them an AR-15 up-close-and-personal and they freak. Every. Time.
Many, maybe even most anti-gunners believe that a semi-automatic AR or AK is a machine gun (multiple shots per single trigger squeeze). So you could say that the second gun that freaks out an anti-gunner is the same gun as the first gun: an AR-15. Because all AR-15s are machine guns to an anti-gunner, and machine guns are the most lethal kind of gun made by the hand of man.
Thanks to Hollywood’s love affair with machine guns, antis believe machine guns spray a never-ending fatal fountain of bullets, indiscriminately killing everything in the shooter’s path. (Except the good guy.) In reality, aimed fire is more deadly than “spray and pray.” Which is why soldiers with fully automatic rifles are told to fire in small bursts, or single shots, unless they’re using their gun to pin down the enemy.
When an anti sees an actual machine gun — perhaps best personified by the drum magazine Thompson above — they freak. It’s like they’re seeing a sci-fi villain’s death ray or, I dunno, a handheld Death Star. When they hear a machine gun firing full-auto, it sounds like massacres, terrorist attacks and war. Cringe is just a word for how they react.
As I pointed out at the beginning of this article, anti-gunners don’t know much about guns. They don’t understand that small guns can fire big bullets and big guns can fire small bullets. As far as they’re concerned, the bigger the gun, the bigger the bullet. And the bigger the bullet the more dead someone is when they’re shot.
Handguns don’t come much bigger than the IWI Desert Eagle. It’s a nearasdammit four-pound firearm that’s 6.25″ high and 9.75″ long. The gi-normous Deagle (as she is called) is available in several not insubstantial calibers and all sorts of kooky colors and patterns. But again, it’s basic black that gets the antis’ collective knickers in a proverbial twist.
If you want to see an anti’s eyes widen in shock and horror, show them a Desert Eagle. If you want them to freak further, put one in their hand. The gun’s weight works wonders, fright-wise. Anything that heavy has to be as lethal as artillery! And if you don’t want to wrest them from their safe space in Disturbia, don’t let them fire it. Once they do you’ll know the truth of the old adage “a frown is just a smile turned upside down.”