When liberals like Sen. Kamala Harris weigh in on guns, you can almost guarantee that nonsense and misinformation are going to be flowing like sparkling rivers. Harris, by the way, is being touted as a rising star in the Party, and maybe even a candidate for president in 2020.Harris recently took to Twitter to discuss how assault weapons need to be banned, you know, typical leftist talking point to earn favor with the base, and boy, did it not illicit the response she was hoping for.
via Twitchy:Oh look, another Democrat thinks there is such a thing as an ‘assault weapon.’ Because you know, those black versions of guns that go pew-pew-pew are so intimidating and terrifying and stuff.
Way deadlier than ordinary guns.
*they believe this crap*
It’s long past time we renew the assault weapons ban in this country. It is in the best interest of keeping all of us safe.— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 10, 2017
With respect Ms Harris. Rifles (ALL rifles) are used in less than 2% of all gun related crimes in the US. Banning them only hurts good guys.
— Andy Austin (@transitt) August 10, 2017
— Nobody JD (@jdmeac) August 11, 2017
You do realize more people are killed by blunt force trauma than all long guns combined and that FBI!CDC don't differentiate weapon type?— The Disgruntled Vet (@ExtraRegularJoe) August 11, 2017
— Over 100M Gun Owners (@autoengmike) August 11, 2017
Murders are down 50% since the ban expired, and *all* rifles account for 2% of all murders. Brilliant strategy.
— Ron Barker (@wrongnowshutup2) August 11, 2017
The truth is, a term like “assault weapon” can be used to include almost any semi-automatic firearm currently made and is basically a phrase created specifically for political pandering.
Here’s a great site with some awesome information about the whole “assault weapons” fiasco that supporters of the Second Amendment might find helpful: The Truth About Assault Weapons.