I can’t count the number of times we’ve had to correct leftists on gun claims. Especially in the past few weeks, where leftists have been putting their ballistic idiocy on display like never before. Well, those gun-grabbers have had enough of us and our “gunsplaining.”
While debating the merits of various gun-control proposals, Second Amendment enthusiasts often diminish, or outright dismiss their views if they use imprecise firearms terminology.
That’s what happens when you’re wrong. If I were an anti-gun weenie, I’d get used to it.
“Perhaps someone tweets about ‘assault-style’ weapons, only to be told that there’s no such thing,” he continued. “Maybe they’re reprimanded that an AR-15 is neither an assault rifle nor ‘high-powered.’ Or they say something about ‘machine guns’ when they really mean semiautomatic rifles.”
The AR-15 is not an assault rifle and the 5.56 is on the small end of the rifle cartridge spectrum. Also, there’s a difference between “machine gun” and “semi-automatic.” A yuge difference. Words mean things. Crap. I’m doing it right now, aren’t I?
Wesintein coined this phenomenon “gunsplaining” and complained that it is “always done in bad faith.”
“Like mansplaining, it’s less about adding to the discourse than smothering it,” he added.
Vox reporter Zack Beauchamp agreed, arguing on Twitter that there is not a need for gun-control proponents to have knowledge of the terminology.
Ah, so knowing what you’re talking about is smug and overrated. One round per trigger pull vs 1,000 rounds-per-minute is just semantics.
Anti-gunners rant to no end about the AR-47 ghost gun with its 30 heat-seeking magazine clip that blows a foot-wide hole in its target. The problem is that rifle only exists in leftists’ imaginations. In actuality, the AR-15 is a plain semi-automatic rifle that fires a not-so-impressive .226 caliber round. Oops, there I go gunsplaining again. I really need to check my ballistic privilege.
Lefties want to debate the gun issue, but they never once bother to Google “how guns work.” So, pro-gunners end up having to give them a crash course. Maybe if leftists would spend less time making up cute new words and watch a Hickok45 video or peruse an issue of American Rifleman, we wouldn’t have to “gunsplain.” Instead, leftists spread ignorance, if not outright lies, about guns and make themselves look like airheads in the process.
Talk like a dunce and people are going to treat you like a dunce. Simple as that.