Those Darn Gun Terminologies
CA senator warns about “.30-caliber clips.”
If the lawmakers writing gun laws knew a thing or two about firearms, they might make better decisions. Unfortunately, that’s often not the case as demonstrated by California state senator Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles). During a recent hearing on gun control, de Leon presented a homemade automatic rifle, saying, “This right here has the ability with a .30-caliber clip [sic] to disperse with [sic] 30 bullets within half a second. Thirty magazine clip [sic] in half a second.” This blather is reminiscent of Rep. Carolyn McCarthy’s (D-NY) pathetically hilarious claim that a barrel shroud is the “shoulder thing that goes up.” But as Thomas Sowell appropriately points out, “Facts are not liberals’ strong suit. Rhetoric is.” For those with little firearm knowledge, this helpful video below by YouTube user David West explains the various fallacies evident in de Leon’s statement.
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