The quote of the day is presented by Guns.com
The anti-gun left and their stenographers in the media know less about guns and the laws that regulate them in this country than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez knows about astrophysics.
Call me crazy, but I think it should be harder to buy an AR-15 than it is to buy Sudafed.
— David Cicilline (@davidcicilline) September 2, 2019
Now the Voxen have taken it upon themselves to educate their friends in the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex in hopes that they won’t embarrass themselves quite so often in the rhetorical gun control wars to come.
Gun control supporters are getting more ambitious in their rhetoric; presidential candidate and former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke told a reporter that under his plan, if you own an AK-47 or AR-15, “you’ll have to sell them to the government.” That promises new debates about banning “assault weapons,” and with them discussions about what an “assault weapon” even is.
New attempts at gun control often prompt a specific frustration among gun rights supporters: that their opponents in this debate just don’t get how guns work.
They think it’s ridiculous that former Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), who lost her husband in a mass shooting in 1993 and became a vocal advocate for gun regulation, didn’t know what a barrel shroud was, despite wanting to ban them. They rolled their eyes when then-California state Sen. Kevin de León described a gun as having a “30-caliber clip” when he meant a 30-round magazine, and when Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) appeared to believe that gun magazines can’t be reloaded.
If these are the people who want to restrict guns, firearms advocates argue, why in the world should we trust them?
I don’t totally buy this argument — for instance, I think you can have an opinion on the death penalty without knowing exactly how lethal injections work — but I understand the frustration behind it.
– Dylan Matthews in Caliber, cartridges, and bump stocks: guns, explained for non-gun people