It’s funny watching Republicans start to appear more and more on non-political shows, because the hosts (sometimes to the left of Mao) are so accustomed to having their leftist premises go unchallenged, they don’t know how to react when it actually happens. Exhibit Q is Rand Paul, who just spanked the ladies of “The View” so hard on their ignorance of Assault Weapons that Gloria Allred is filing suit.
“Truly automatic weapons we don’t have. We banned truly automatic weapons in I think 1934. What we have is not automatic weapons. It’s semi-automatic. So they fire in a fairly fast sequence, but you can’t pull the trigger and they come like a machine gun. Those are no longer out there.”
Paul then explained that “people do hunt and people also do shooting and sports shooting and target shooting” with semi-automatic weapons.
“Come to Kentucky and I’ll introduce you,” he told Goldberg. “There are a lot of people who like and enjoy this as a sport.”
Paul added, “But the other problem is if we take ownership away of specific types of guns, you really have to modify — something that big has to be either legislation or possibly a Constitutional amendment.”
I’ve talked about this for years. It’s also not news to anyone who owns a non-revolver handgun. Nearly every single pistol being sold today is a semi-automatic. That 9mm self-defense gun? Semi auto. That Glock 19? Semi-automatic. Your wife’s little pink, conceal-carry pistol? Likely a semi-automatic. Let me break it down for you as simply as possible.
One trigger pull, one bullet = semi-automatic. Legal
One trigger pull, countless bazillion bullets = fully automatic. Not legal except to a very select few with special licenses.
Not only do all firearm owners know this, but all the anti-Second Amendment politicians know this. They’re not that stupid. They also know “semi-automatic” is only one half-word away from “automatic” and so they muddy the waters on purpose, in order to gain more control over your personal defense rights.
The real problem here is Whoopi’s justification in the first place. “Nobody needs *fill in the blank*…” Really? Who is Whoopi to say so? This is like when Joe Biden said “nobody needs an AR15” and advocated firing a double-barreled shotgun indiscriminately into the woods. How does Whoopi or Joe Biden understand every individuals “needs”?
James Madison wrote a letter of Marque and Reprisal to a private ship affirming their right to own cannons. CANNONS! Why? Because they needed heavy artillery to defend themselves from piracy. At no point did he even consider stripping people of their rights because the firearm was too scary or powerful. It’s undeniable. Learn more about the details and intent of The Second Amendment in the video below.
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