Don’t you love it when liberal politicians pretend to be experts when it comes to firearms, but make themselves look very, very stupid?
No… I take that back. Allow me to re-phrase; don’t you love it when liberal politicians pretend to have even the basic working knowledge of firearms, but make themselves look very, very stupid? Yeah, I do too.
But as seen in the video below, possibly the most irritating woman on Capitol Hill (save Hillary Clinton), displays her absolute and utter ignorance of anything and everything regarding one of the most popular sporting rifles in the United States today;
“I held an AR-15 in my hand, I wish I hadn’t. It is as heavy as 10 boxes that you might be moving. And the bullet that is utilized, a .50 caliber, these kinds of bullets need to be licensed and do not need to be on the street.” – Rep. @JacksonLeeTX18 pic.twitter.com/U71ir6BHZH
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) September 23, 2019
Now it would be easy to explain this whole thing away to Rep. Jackson Lee simply made an honest mistake.
It’s not out of the realm of possibility that she meant to say M2 when she meant to say AR-15. Hey, it happens to the best of us, right?
But I’m of the opinion that Jackson Lee is a liar. Here’s why; she said “I held an AR-15 in my hand…” If she really meant M2, there is no way in hell she could hold the weapon in one hand. Keep in mind that the M2 Browning Heavy Machine Gun weighs nearly 130 pounds, including the tripod. The AR-15 weighs-in at less than seven pounds, even with a 20 round magazine inserted into the well.
Jackson Lee also equated the weight of an AR-15 to “10 boxes that you might be moving.” Whatever the hell that means.
Now I really do want to give Jackson Lee the benefit of the doubt, really I do. But as often as liberals pose with those scary, evil looking AR-15s, you’d think they’d have the image of the Armalite long guns seared in their brains.
This may be a bit presumptuous of me, but you’d think she’d know what the size is of the pointy things that go into the same weapons she wants to outlaw… right?