Dianne Feinstein is up to her old tricks again and has renewed her mission today to ban AR-15s:
Guns like the AR-15 aren’t used for hunting and they’re not viable for home protection. They have only one purpose: fire as many rounds as possible, as quickly as possible. 60% of Americans support outlawing these weapons. Read my op-ed with @ChrisMurphyCT. https://t.co/T2l8NeWTZX
— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) June 17, 2019
In case the tweet doesn’t show up, Feinstein writes:
Guns like the AR-15 aren’t used for hunting and they’re not viable for home protection. They have only one purpose: fire as many rounds as possible, as quickly as possible. 60% of Americans support outlawing these weapons.
Feinstein doesn’t know what she’s talking about, as people on Twitter were quick to point out:
This is a demonstrably false statement, Senator. AR-15s are most certainly used for both hunting and home protection by millions of Americans. You should be able to state your case for banning them (again) without telling lies. https://t.co/sqPQSxC1r8
— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) June 17, 2019
AR-15s (and other AR platforms) are absolutely used for hunting all the time. You have no idea what you’re talking about. https://t.co/CEcFv8JUox
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) June 17, 2019
They are awesome for home protection.
Some use them for hunting. Depends what you are hunting.
They shoot one round per trigger pull, same as all semi-automatic firearms.
You will never take them away. https://t.co/FME5QQpoQP
— Crotchety Old Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) June 17, 2019
I know two women who’ve had to use AR’s for self-defense measures. And countless local stories report women and men have used AR’s to repel crime. Most famous good gun guy is Sutherland Springs, TX hero who used an AR to kill the mass shooter. https://t.co/HLybxPH3gC https://t.co/z0EbF22gvS
— Gabriella Hoffman (@Gabby_Hoffman) June 17, 2019
I’ll take “Tweets In Which Every Word Is Wrong” for $800, Alex. https://t.co/jnBa6fzMln
— Brittany Hughes (@RealBrittHughes) June 17, 2019
This is beyond incorrect. Yes they are (maybe you don’t have a feral hog or coyote problem – we do where I live & many chose AR platform), it’s one of the most popular rifles for home defense (top choice for women), this doesn’t change rate of fire. How does it differ from .308? https://t.co/isf2Nt4yD6
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) June 17, 2019
Exactly, that’s the biggest point. It’s a semi-automatic rifle, meaning one trigger pull fires one bullet, just like a .308 or a .30-30.
If that weren’t the case, then why would the mass murderer in Las Vegas need to use bump stocks to make them fire automatically?
Feinstein wants to deceive people into believing that these rifles are so different than everything else, that they are automatic killing machines, because she and her liberal counterparts want to ban guns. Period.
And unfortunately, as we saw last week, there are idiots who will believe this and support them in this endeavor.