Remember Vox? They issued a bogus video on mass shootings in order to push gun control. We have a rebuttal for that here. Of course, they simply couldn’t help themselves after the Orlando attack (see Orlando Shooting: Everything Wrong With the Liberal Media). Vox tweeted a photo that explains all the parts of an AR-15. Sounds easy enough. What with all the FREE information easily accessible on the world wide web, it’d be hard to screw that up right? …Right?
— Vox (@voxdotcom) June 20, 2016
Well, it is a gun. They got that part right. Everything checks out – except they included a new mod: grenade launcher.
There’s just one problem – Vox obtained the above graphic from the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, an anti-gun group, which identified a 37mm launcher as a “grenade launcher.” 37mm launchers are technically legal when used as a “life safety or signaling device,” shooting a flare…
Furthermore, obtaining a 37mm launcher that would do irreparable damage or kill someone is impossible for non-governmental purchasers. [G]renades are regulated under the National Firearms Act [and] are categorized as “destructive devices,” making it illegal for civilians to buy military-grade grenades in the United States.
In other words, that “grenade launcher” actually launches flares. Easy to confuse, I know. They are, after all, both …things. Glowing things. Things with fire. Boom boom. Hot hot!
This is a perfect example of how wrong leftists are when it comes to guns (Watch Tucker Carlson Destroy Anti-Gun Brady Campaign). They’d rather fear-monger than do boring stuff like research or present facts. This is a tactic often employed by people who don’t have facts on their side. Or if they’re brain dead.
The AR-15 has been relentlessly demonized by gun control activists everywhere. Despite the fact that it’s an easy-to-handle tool ideal for home security and defense (AR-15: So Scary, A 7 Year Old Girl Can Use It…). Leftist rags like Vox prefer you pay no mind to that. That’s why they rush to paint guns as rocket-nuke-death launchers that abuse women, kill kittens, and might actually be responsible for the temporary unavailability of the Twinkie.
Meanwhile, the truth? Meh. Facts get to take a back seat until they’re convenient. So never.