…or, Wait, what? Joe Wilson was right?
I just came from Denver, where the issue of gun violence is something that has haunted families for way too long, and it is possible for us to create common-sense gun safety measures that respect the traditions of gun ownership in this country and hunters and sportsmen, but also make sure that we don’t have another 20 children in a classroom gunned down by a semiautomatic weapon — by a fully automatic weapon in that case, sadly.
Yep, the President of the United States told a bald-faced lie in pursuit of his gun ban agenda (and then has the gall to bitch about people not trusting him!). Now, what does this have to do with the aforementioned sales frenzy?
It shows how serious they are, that’s what. These people are shameless. They will even go so far as come out and tell out-and-out lies to get what they want. The truth isn’t on their side, so they have to lie — and as you see here, lie they will, with no compunction about it. People are seeing this and thinking, “Wow, if they’re going to go that far to try to ban stuff then I better get some before they actually succeed.”
Now, I’m sure there are some people who will claim the president misspoke or something like that, that he made a “common mistake” or some such rot. But no. He has some of the best speechwriters in the world. Surely they can do some basic research — at least enough to know the difference between an M-16 and an AR-15. After all, remember the Josh Sugarmann quote:
“Assault weapons—just like armor-piercing bullets, machine guns, and plastic firearms—are a new topic. The weapons’ menacing looks, coupled with the public’s confusion over fully automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons—anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun—can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons. In addition, few people can envision a practical use for these weapons.”
Of course, events of the last few years have put the lie to the last little bit of that, but the rest still illustrates that the gun controllers will go to almost any length to advance their agenda.
And then, you have things like this:
During a public forum on national gun control legislation hosted by the Denver Post editorial board on Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) mocked a concerned pro-gun senior citizen when he expressed his fears regarding how gun control will affect his ability to defend himself….
“My question is: What about me?” the Denver citizen asked Rep. DeGette, arguing against limiting magazine capacity. “There may not be one bad guy that comes into my house… I have to change magazines? I am a serious disadvantage.”
“What about me?” he repeated.
After arrogantly smirking at his question, DeGette replied: “The good news for you, you live in Denver. The [Denver Police Department] would be there within minutes.”
“You’d probably be dead anyway if they had that kind of firepower,” she added.
I don’t know about you, but that certainly smacks of a “Let them eat cake” attitude to me. Perhaps someone needs to smack Ms. DeGette over the head with a lead pipe for x number of minutes (whatever the Denver police response time is) and see how she likes it and what it does to her ability to function like a normal human being.
And what about all those people who don’t live in Denver or other population centers? I guess if law enforcement doesn’t get there in time it was just their day to die, huh? What a reprehensible, evil bunch of creatures.