Fellow Patriot:

The voluntary financial generosity of Patriots — people like you — keeps our doors open. Please support the 2021 Patriots' Day Campaign today. Thank you for your support! —Nate Jackson, Managing Editor

Jan. 22, 2014

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.

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!


“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2021 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.