I’ve always had a theory as to why those opposed to gun control tend to win debates against those in favor: those who oppose gun control are generally familiar with guns. Those who know little about guns are much more likely to gaffe on the issue. Take anti-gun senator California State Senator Kevin de Leon as an example, who argued in support of gun control legislation that there were guns with “30 magazine clips” on the street, or CNN claiming that a shooter was armed with an “AR-15 shotgun.”
When you get a crowd of gun control enthusiasts in a room together, these easily identifiable falsehoods go unchecked. As the Daily Caller reported, in a panel where Hillary Clinton was present, one of the panelists had an interesting new theory: guns are turning Americans into terrorists.
“If we all get angry enough we can start saving lives and stop making…our citizens are the terrorists,” said a woman who took part in a gun violence forum in Port Washington, N.Y.
We’re so worried about terrorism but we have terrorism on our own soil. Our gun manufacturers, our ammunition manufacturers are making terrorists out of our citizens. A sobering fact,” the panelist continued.
You can watch Hillary nod in approval during those comments in this clip:
“Go online,” she said as Clinton continued to nod approvingly. “Go buy a semi-automatic weapon. They’re all available online with not much to prove because mom and pop somewhere out there are making them, and there’s nothing to prevent people who are mentally ill and people who are on terrorist watch lists to making our citizens become terrorists.” Comments only someone who knows absolutely nothing about guns could make. As an opponent of gun control, I hope she can direct me to this website where I can legally purchase a “semi-automatic firearm” without much of a hassle, because I can’t seem to find it.
>As for terrorism, data indicates the majority of those deaths can be attributed to a certain religious group. However, I don’t think Hillary would’ve been nodding in approval had that point been made instead.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @Mattpalumbo12]