When I heard about Joe Biden talking about “magazines that hold multiple bullets”, I immediately recoiled at Mr. Biden’s stupidity on the subject of guns. How utterly stupid can Democrats get on this issue?
First, a person that doesn’t know that there’s a difference between a cartridge and a bullet shouldn’t have the right to lecture people about gun safety. A bullet is the projectile put in the neck of a shell casing after the gun powder and the primer. Put all these together and you have the potential for a lethal outcome. A bullet by itself isn’t lethal. Period.
Biden isn’t the only Democrat that doesn’t know the first thing about guns. Others that talk about banning assault weapons also show their ignorance. The term assault weapon is a euphemism used by gun-grabbing Democrats to instill fear into others. It’s been said before but I’ll repeat it again. An assault weapon is nothing more than a scary-looking semi-automatic rifle. It isn’t the least bit more lethal than any other semi-automatic rifle.
Banning assault weapons haven’t caused gun deaths to drop. Yes, I’ve seen the statistics of gun violence dropping during the assault weapons ban. It’s meaningless. When the assault weapons ban went into effect, the legislation specified which brands and models of rifles were considered assault weapons. By the time the ban went into effect, gun manufacturers changed the model numbers. The new models weren’t part of the ban so they were legal.
The problem with banning assault weapons based on physical characteristics is that it leads to a slippery slope that’s unconstitutional. For instance, it’s impossible to ban all semi-automatic rifles because, according to the Supreme Court’s Heller decision, which I wrote about here, states emphatically:
Miller’s holding that the sorts of weapons protected are those “in common use at the time” finds support in the historical tradition of prohibiting the carrying of dangerous and unusual weapons. Pp. 54–56. 3. The handgun ban and the trigger-lock requirement (as applied to self-defense) violate the Second Amendment. The District’s total ban on handgun possession in the home amounts to a prohibition on an entire class of “arms” that Americans overwhelmingly choose for the lawful purpose of self-defense.
Here’s Biden trying to score political points while he doesn’t realize how foolish he sounds:
If we want to reduce gun violence, then it’s imperative that only people who know what they’re talking about should be allowed to pontificate on the matter. It’s time that we only let people who know what they’re talking about work on gun control and/or gun rights issues. Those that can only recite the lobbyists’ chanting points should be utterly ridiculed.