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.
NBC doesn't understand the differences between an AR-15, and a pump action shotgun, as demonstrated in this YouTube video. Not only wasn't a fact checker used, but not a single person in their editorial staff knew the basics enough to recognize their own gaffe.
|@Jennifer4130 - Internet/Twitter Celebrity (Jennifer Mom) - became popular in 2014 with #GunSense #NotOneMore hashtag campaigns. She's so dumb, it's hard to tell if she's a troll or not -- but her followers seem to take her seriously -- so even if she's not dumb, her followers appear to be buying it. Her tweet about filing down the firing pin to make a gun fully automatic is classic Jennifer. Along with AR stands for assault rifle (it means Armalite), and a dozen other things. All that would really do, is mean is that your gun can't fire. Gun owners link her stuff: to mock her and her audience. But the fact that so many people follow her both amuses and infuriates the gun-cluefull folks, while her followers dutifully retweet her drivel.|
Arthur Acevedo - Professor at John Marshall Law School, writing for the Chicago Tribune. Arthur made a statement that any fact checker would have caught as moronic, if only the Chicago Tribune had any. What did he say that was so dumb? "For safety: the first bullet in every cops gun should be a blank". For those who don't know better, a blank can not operate a semi-automatic weapon.|
It's not that Acevedo made a bone-headed mistake, it's that he was playing expert, and proved that University professors, and Chicago Tribune writers, don't know the first thing about the basic operations of a weapon, or impacts of a policy, and that qualifies them (in their minds, and the publications) to comment as an expert, and forgo the fact checking.
Barack Obama (D) failed ex-President - says utterly dishonest and retarded things like, "And then there’s a reality that there are neighborhoods around the country where it is easier for a 12 or 13-year-old to purchase a gun, and cheaper, than it is for them to get a book"
I created a Obama Gun Quotes section devoted to dumb things he's said. And I decomposed just one of his speeches at Obama fact-check on Guns, and frankly, got bored correcting all the lies, errors and a fraction of the omissions, just 1/4th of the way through it. Obama was the best and brightest gun controller on the left, and he can only appeal to the uninformed or polemic. But he also exemplifies why gun controllers aren't popular with the informed.
Bonnie Schaefer (D) DNC Platform Committee member - she said that no one should own a gun, “I really don’t personally think anyone should have a gun, I mean that’s just my own — you know — philosophy. Nothing is ever solved when you have a gun in your hand, except the worst possible scenario”. |
Yup, to her, the "worst possible scenario" is that you weren't raped, murdered or assaulted while waiting the 5-15 minutes required for the cops to arrive. Each year somewhere around a couple million people have a DGU (Defensive Gun Use) where they stopped a crime or saved a life with a gun. That's the worst possible scenario she can imagine.
CNN Gun Control - CNN's anti-liberty (Anti-2A) biases, and their lack of competent fact checkers. Piers Morgan deserves special mention as a gun-incompetent expert for CNN, regularly getting schooled by guests. Everyone makes mistakes. But the example image shows a screen cap with the kind of consistently bad slop that comes to define CNN when it comes to guns. I have yet to see CNN gun-reporting that wasn't mockworthy. Some examples:
That isn't the first time they've been stupid or dishonest about guns. Including:
So we have an example of CNN tarting up their slides (Click-bait), being obviously biased, getting fundamental facts wrong, not doing quality work or having competent fact checkers with a basic clue about guns. So this little example sums up CNN on Guns for the last 38 years: you get dumber watching them.
|Carolyn McCarthy (D) NY Representative - has no clue what a “barrel shroud” is, although she wants to outlaw it in her own legislation. She was questioned about it, and the hest she can do is “it’s a shoulder thing that goes up.” It isn't (I think she's talking about a folding stock). A barrel shroud is a small plastic/wood/metal cover that surrounds the barrel to prevent burns when it heats-up under high rates of fire), or just to make the gun easier to hold or attach accessories to. Her ignorance started a lot mocking memes,.|
Chris Matthews (D) polemic for NBC, MSNBC - so much dumb in one place. He never had a piece of dumb that he wasn't able to hold back from sharing:
There are 3 faces of Chris on Guns: Ignorant, Liar, or both.
|Diana DeGette (D) Colorado Congresswoman - claimed during an April 2 gun control forum in Denver, "If you ban (high cap magazines) in the future, the number of these high-capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and there won't be any more available." Um, Bullets go in magazines, they don't magically come from them. This wasn't just a gaffe, this is totally misunderstanding how everything works.|
Diane Feinstein (D) Senator California - Highlights of her gun control include:
Everytown for Gun Safety - Following the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on February 14, 2018, they and their puppets stated that the shooting was the 18th school shooting of the year, by including many such absurdities as suicide in the parking lot of a Michigan school that had been closed for seven months, or a stray bullet that hit CSUSB (with no shooter on or near campus), as "school shootings". USAToday, Time, WaPo all admitted it was "flat wrong".The real number was 4, BTW. And this wasn't the first time Everytown got caught for doing the same thing: they were criticized after Sandy Hook Shooting (inflating the numbers by 4x). And their website refuses to correct itself. They're the SPLC of Gun information.
Well dishonest is one thing, but how dumb are they? Based on a tweet, they don't even know which end of a bullet goes towards the bad guys. (They show a propaganda picture they took, with the magazine loaded wrong, so the bullets wouldn't fire). This exemplifies what they know about guns after 12 years of specializing in informing the public about them. The guy that mocked that tweet (andyrutledge) of course had his twitter account blocked for disseminating unpopular truths with lefties.
|Fake Newsmen - if it was one or two Newsmen that had an opinion that occasionally slipped out, you could understand. People are allowed diversity of opinions, and Newsmen aren't perfectly unbiased. But when majority of them inject their Gun Control opinions into everything, and dwell on it (knowing that sensationalizing mass shootings gets more shootings), that all their bend and errors goes one way (against Guns, 2A or NRA), they make never correct errors of guests that are anti-gun, often argue with guests that are pro-Gun and know more, and it starts to paint a picture. It's not just outliers, there's no diversity of opinion, being ignorant about guns and have strong opinions against them, and propagandizing against guns, is virtually a requirement of the industry.|
|Gersh Kuntzman (D) NYDailyNews writer - 2016.07.14 ~ Kuntzman fired a weapon and had a literary meltdown about how scary it was, and exaggerates (to comical levels) everything to do with the gun and his experience. His serious piece in the far-left NYDailyNews reads like satire (to the informed) and shows everything wrong with gun controllers and scare-mongers. The AR-15 is one of the lightest hunting rifles and has a recoil spring to make it even easier for 9 year old girls to fire (or guys fire it off their nose and testicles). To him it was a canon or bazooka that bruised his shoulder and threw sulfurous shells whizzing past his face. Then he got wrong rate of fire, that it was a military weapon, or that you can get PTSD from firing a gun at a range. The first syllable of Gersh's last name certainly fits him to a T. He single handedly proved to the gun-aware what lying douchebags leftist writers are.|
|Jennifer Barringer (forensic expert) - embarrassed herself on multiple times (Tru TV, Fox News, HLN, CBS and CNN) with absurd gun claims like "you can guns at grocery stores in Texas", "Ban scopes", "you can add adapters to make the rifle shoot faster", "your bullet doesn't have to be ejected between shots", and so on.|
Jesse Jackson (D) Race Baiting Media Whore - 2016.07.10 - While in Texas, he said for the cameras that AK-47, ‘can bring down airplanes'. The dumb is strong with this one. Box cutters brought down 4 airplanes on 9/11, but to date, no commercial airplane in the U.S. has ever been brought down by small arms fire. So while it might be theoretically possible while the plane is landing, and you got an impossibly lucky shot, the only practical way that’s happening is if you got one on-board, and shot the pilot.|
2012.06.06 - While trying to start a march against Gun Stores in Texas, he tried to create the march mantra that gun control creates jobs, "guns out, jobs in." I have no idea where he was going with that, but it went about as well as expected in Texas.
So like many things Jesse says, you get dumber by listening.
|Joe Biden (D) Vice President - claimed, "Well, you know, my shotgun will do better for you than your AR-15, because you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door". Someone's been watching too many cowboy westerns: it isn't going through a modern solid door, and you'd be breaking the law by doing it. He went on to repeat variants of this stupidity (showing he's slow to learn). It's not all Democrat gun opinions that are wrong, it's just the 95% that give the rest a bad name.|
Joe Salazar (D) Colorado State Representative - with regards to why women on campus shouldn't use a gun to stop rape, "It's why we have call boxes, it's why we have safe zones, it's why we have the whistles. Because you just don't know who you're gonna be shooting at... And you don't know if you feel like you're gonna be raped, or if you feel like someone's been following you around or if you feel like you're in trouble when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you pop ... pop a round at somebody."|
Basically, this is the equivalent of Saudi's not trusting Women to drive. They can't be trusted with bang sticks because they're too emotional and likely to shoot inappropriately, And if a few more Women get raped for Joe's political agenda, that's a price he's willing to pay. Personally, I'm OK with a woman shooting someone trying to rape her. In fact, I'm sort of a fan of it. It would likely cut down on rapes more than whistles and call boxes.
She doesn't know the difference between automatic and semi-automatic, and thinks "Glock" defines a rate of fire, instead of a brand. The problem is since the questions are often scripted, it implies no one on the staff knew either. So I'd say to her, "Honey, next time, do your research before you do your segments, like a big-girl journalist".
Kevin De Leon (D) California Senator - California Senator Kevin De Leon in a press conference about SB 808 (which he sponsored, and was vetoed by Gerry Brown as incompetent and impractical) he rambles on about Ghost Guns, and all sorts of stuff he gets wrong by saying ".30 caliber magazine clip:... "it can disperse 30 bullets in half a second":
He passed 11 bills, "to prevent gun violence", none of which have, or could have, any impact on gun violence, because the authors of these laws don't understand the basics of the tool, or human nature. Like his law saying if you make a gun, you have to put a serial number on it, and register it. Like if you're going to commit a felony mass murder, you're going to do that, and that would do anything to prevent it? They're dead, and the shooters dead, but at least we can trace it back to the body it's lying next to.
|Kirsten Gillibrand (D) NY Senator - NY Politicians with a D after their name, means they're corrupt, an idiot or a liar -- with a few managing the trifecta. To give you an idea of her logical capabilities, after a mass shooting done with a shotgun, she said this proves why we need to ban the assault weapons, bumb stocks, and other things that are "common-sense" gun control. Especially if you remember that none of them would have mattered in this case. She brags about how she turned from an A to an F rating by the NRA by flipping on her constituents. She can get more votes from Brooklyn than she loses from upstate (where she was from). And that's good enough for her. And she's flipped on many topics and put knives in allies backs, when it suits her.|
Lawrence O'Donnel (D) socialist polemic for NBC, MSNBC - while he's an ignorant socialist, nasty towards conservatives, his real enemy is guns and common sense. He's been caught saying such gems as:
Imagine you’re a teacher, and some kid is shooting people. Do you want to have a tool (gun) to defend yourself and your students or to wait for the cops to arrive, and get out from behind the cars and come in... 8-20 minutes later. He seems to think you would rather die, than use a pistol to defend yourself, just because the cops hid outside and waited for the bloodshed to be over before entering.
|Leland Yee (D) California State Senator - one of the loudest anti-Gun voices in California (a state full of anti-Gun fascists), was always Leland. He was lecturing us all on not having Assault Weapons in the hands of the people, right before he got arrested for illegal arms trafficking. As you can only imagine of a California Democrat Hypocrite, he had accolades out the wazoo, while doing international weapons trafficking by buying $2.5M in illegal assault weapons and rocket launchers from an Islamic Terrorist organization in the Philippines (for sale in the U.S.), only to find out that he made the deal with an undercover FBI agent. Oh, and the $42,800 in unrelated bribes he'd taken was also from undercover FBI agents. He was sentenced to 5 years in prison.|
|Louise Slaughter (D) - NY Congresswoman - The appropriately named 13-term congresswoman blamed the Second Amendment for violent crime, saying "Americans aren't safe anywhere" and gun control "has to be done" to protect citizens from themselves and their constitutionally guaranteed individual right to own a firearm. Then she made one of the dumbest quotes since Maxine Waters learned to speak. "The Second Amendment only protects the people who want all the guns they can have. The rest of us, we've got no Second Amendment. What are we supposed to do?"... I don't know, respect other people's choices, rights and liberty? You could try that.|
|Michael Bloomberg (D) NYC Mayor, Billionaire, Gun-Moron - always has 5 armed bodyguards around him. He's always hated guns, and demonstrated basic ignorance about them. In one video he demonstrated he doesn't know the difference between fully and semi-automatic (what defines a real Assault Rifle banned since the 1930's, and the invented term Assault Weapon that he wants to ban, because it has plastic parts that make it looks like an Assault Rifle). He says you pull the trigger once and "pap...pap...pap...pap". Nope, those are illegal. He goes on to show he doesn't know rifles, pistols, or hunting. Hey Mikey, if you don't know what you're talking about, put down the megaphone. I'm sometimes amazed he can operate dining utensils without hurting himself.|
|National March on NRA - David Hogg, and other paid astroturfing fronts (they have huge funding from all the usual far-left sources) started these Marches on various things for their causes, ignoring their low turn-out and declining enthusiasm, they're not very bright. For example, if you go to their page and look at their list of proposed "Assault Weapons" that should be banned? The list came from the game "Call of Duty", and includes $10,000+ curios, relics, antiques, bolt action guns and so on. Are those assault weapons? No. But they just know if a game has them, then must be banned. I wouldn't be surprised if the BFG popped up on their lists. I'd joke that we should go through GTA (Grand Theft Auto) and other car games than sensationalize speeding, and ban all the vehicles listed there as well, but these sock-puppets would probably agree and try. To top it all off, their leader (David Hogg), showed up to a gun control rally, with Armed Security. When he's old enough to get irony, he'll laugh at himself.|
Patricia Eddington (D) NY Assemblywoman - infamously stupid quote, "Come on. This is crazy, you can't use this for hunting… some of these bullets have an incendiary device on the tip of it… which is a heat seeking device. So you don’t shoot deer with a bullet that size. If you do, you could cook it at the same time".
Sandy Sheedy (D) California councilwoman - another infamously stupid quote, “There’s been lots of people that have been shot by an unloaded gun, and whether it’s loaded or not, it still presents a threat.”|
You could almost forgive the first part as that's repeated in gun safety, "the most dangerous gun is an unloaded one". But the point isn't literal, it's to reiterate the point, "treat every gun as if it's loaded". But she seems to be taking it more literal by going on in the second part, "whether it’s loaded or not, it still presents a threat". Um, not really.
|Shannon Watts (D) activist - Created "Moms Demand Action" (more accurately Ignorant Moms Demand Distractions) to spread lies about guns and shooting to further her anti-2A agenda. I don't like ignorant know-it-alls especially the sanctimonious hypocrite and willing-to-lie-for-their-cause kind. But at least know the basics of your topic. She talked about rate of fire, and fucked it up (10 rounds per minute was exceeded in the 1600's), wants to bad all guns that shoot that fast. Then she rants about a scary gun, that's actually a bolt-action .22 LR rifle (it just has some cosmetics that confuse the clueless like Shannon into thinking it's an assault rifle). Then she has one of the worst twitter exchanges I've ever seen, where she tells an author who lost both parents before 20 that she's privileged because she's white. She's the perfect figurehead for the gun-control movement: loud, stupid, and thinks she's smart.|
|Stephanie Ruhle (D) NBC/MSNBC corresponded - she got the best and brightest gun-folks that NBC/MSNBC could find to talk about guns on a Report. And while the coven was less completely stupid than some others, it was still like the watching pole-dancing at the special olympics. They lectured us about the dangers of AR-15's, and how this low caliber hunting rifle had magic bullets, and failed to mention basics like it is the most popular sporting rifle, because it's just a modular platform for customizing a gun. She should read my articles on What is an assault rifle?, Why banning then won't work, and Who needs an AR15? for starters. But if she did that, she wouldn't look like a clueless ditz on TV.|
|Terry McAuliffe (D) Governor of Virginia - The day after James Hodgkinson, a Bernie Sanders campaigner worker and Democrat activist, shot at Republicans (hitting Steve Scalise), Terry McAuliffe got out there to plead for Gun Control and to save the "93 million Americans a day to gun violence". He repeated it. Then when helped by a democrat reporter, he corrected it to "93" a day. My problem isn't with the gaffe, on an over-rehearsed script. It i's with the dishonesty and classlessness of the message. His numbers are misleading (he's throwing in legal police shootings, legal self defense, and gun suicides which are 2/3rds of shootings. And anyone informed knows that suicides do not correlate to guns, at all). So McAuliffe is intentionally politicizing (and misleading) on a case where a member of his part, shot a member of the opposition party (who was in the Hospital undergoing surgery). McAuliffe doesn't have the class to wait a single day before trying to blame Republicans for getting shot, and for not helping him to violate the 2A rights of others?|
WaPo regularly gets caught lying, spinning or propagandizing for Gun Control, or against the NRA, Guns, and Shooters. Which is fine if they were honest about it. Instead, they do things like this:
If, "Democracy Dies in Darkness:", should be a warning and not their slogan! If they cared about the light, they would be shining it on both sides of the argument, and letting their readers make up their own minds.
|Whoopi Goldberg (D) ex-comedian and TV Host of "The View" - Don't get me started on these klatch of dim-wits on The View. But they're a good example of people in NY and Hollywood talking about shit they don't know the first thing about. Things like Whoopi saying "She Wants Automatic Weapons Banned"... only fully-automatic weapons have been banned since 1934. And if you don't know the difference between fully-automatic and semi-automatic guns, you shouldn't talk about either. Just avoid guns in general, since you'll just demonstrate a strong opinion based on complete ignorance of the topic. What's worse, she's an NRA Member, Gun Owner, and someone that should have a clue. I used to be a fan when she played a fake Nun instead of now playing a fake TV host -- the more she talks, the less there is to like.|
- 1946.08.01 Battle of Athens - A particularly ignorant anti-2A argument goes, "the military has tanks and nukes, what do you think you would do against that?" It's moronic on several levels, as armed rebellion is rare, but the military often defects as well. But if they had a clue and remembered things like the Civil War, or various rebellions to change policies (even civil rights was a bit of a rebellion). Most of all was an example of when armed rebellion by civilians has been used in America as recently as 1946 and the Battle of Athens, to overthrow a corrupt local government (Democrat E. H. Crump's political machine). Which is why Democrats want gun-control so badly, so that people can't rise up against their tyranny.
- DNC on Gun Control - It's not just one Democrat that says stupid things about gun control, it seems to be the majority who either say stupid things when the party tells them to bark, or at best, they don't resist their side when they say stupid things. So until the party at least has some conflicts and disagreements when their most vocal members saying the most stupid things, then the whole party does deserve to be judged by their leadership and their most popular voices. While republicans are allowed to disagree with each other, and there's few 100% consensus issues, the Democrats seem to tow-the-line and have anti-gun morons and liars, and the silent. Little diversity of though on this or most issues.
- Pelosi on Gun Control - When asked about gun rights, Nancy explained, "We're talking about no further sales of assault weapons... no further sales of... 30 rounds in a gun. We're re talking about background checks which is very popular, even among gun owners, and, hunters. We avow the First Amendment." Nobody can pack a paragraph with stupid like Nazi-Nancy. Let's break that down error by offensive error.
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.
- Fake numbers game: https://dailycaller.com/2018/05/18/cnn-school-shootings-fake-news/
- 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