The smartest Gun-Controllers in the room
The purpose of this article isn't to malign everyone who supports gun control: I'm sure there's some sincere and intelligent folks out there, who know the basics of guns. Someday I'll meet one. But this article is about the others, and understanding why gun advocates have contempt and learned to distrust gun controllers: it's the 99% that give the rest a bad name.
NOTE: some claim these are just technicalities, but they show proficiency and understanding. Would you trust your life to a doctor who didn't know what a stethoscope was, or what part went in his ear? I certainly won't trust laws that limit my liberty to nitwits that don't know the basics of how a gun operates or basic terminology.
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Those were just a few of the many examples that cause informed gun owners such frustration. And this isn't about "gotcha" type gaffes, this is fundamental failure to understand what they're talking about, write laws on, campaign against, or worse -- intentionally misleading others for their agenda.
If you don't know how to hold a gun, what the parts are, proper terms, usage, history, or function, or you have no functioning bullshit detector on statistics that confirm your political views, then you're not up for being a journalists, legislator or commenter on the topic of guns, as it will only make you look stupid or a lair, and polarize the informed against you.
Now that's not to say these gun-idiots can't be intelligent and functioning human beings in other aspects of their lives. They might be quite smart and accomplished, as long as you don't touch the emotional hot-button topic of boomsticks. But whenever you tug at their heart-strings, their brain-strings break or disengage.
- Trigger warning — sarcastic example of what gun controllers sound like to the informed: https://www.facebook.com/MattWalshBlog/videos/1388304541202652/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED
- Clips of famous gun-controllers blabbing about things that are unintelligible to gun owners, "Assault ammunition clips": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNjdlJxanmQ&app=desktop