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The Blind Leading The Blind

Written By : Robert Cleveland
March 12, 2013

It is hard enough to trust politicians as it is, but when it comes to trusting anyone on the Left on the issue of gun control, it seems to become harder and harder every day.  The idea that we should sit by and listen as national or state policy is dictated to us by people who do not understand firearms, and who assume that everyone else in America shares their lack of understanding, is appalling.

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Senator Diane Feinstein and Vice President Joe Biden have emerged as the government’s leading gun control advocates, but when it comes to gun control, both of them are quacks (and to call them “quacks” is being kind).  Both of them have repeatedly displayed their ignorance on even the simplest of issues related to gun control, and the idea that they still have credibility in some quarters on this (or any other) issue boggles the mind.

 

Since signing his executive orders post-Sandy Hook, President Obama sent his Vice President out to head up his campaign for more restrictive nation-wide gun control measures.  Biden, in a lame attempt to endear himself to gun owners, has repeatedly stuck his foot in his mouth (something Biden is disturbingly used to doing).

 

First, he has repeatedly made the rather ridiculous claim that double-barreled shotguns are better for home defense than an AR-15.  Don’t get me wrong – shotguns are great for home defense, but according to the Vice President, a double-barreled shotgun is “easier to aim, easier to fire.”  Not long after he made those remarks, a video showed up on YouTube including a compilation of clips of women firing shotguns, trying to deal with the gun’s recoil – it was quite amusing, as they were knocked over, or the gun flew out of their hands when it was fired…all contrasted with a small-framed woman firing off several rounds from an AR-15 with no difficulty.

 

But Biden’s commentary didn’t stop with lying about how much easier double-barreled shotguns are to use.  In the first interview where he put forward this absurdly incorrect view, he talked about how he had told his wife that whenever she felt she was in danger, she should take their double-barreled shotgun out on the balcony and fire off both barrels.  This advice is unwise, unsafe, and illegal – unwise because if you are in danger, the last thing you should do is fire off all of your rounds as warning shots, unsafe because firing into the air is inherently unsafe – you never know where your bullets will land, even if you’re just firing off buckshot, and illegal because, in the Vice President’s state of Delaware, it is illegal to fire a gun in a residence unless you are in immediate danger.

 

Biden went on, in a later interview, to not only give the same ridiculous argument that a double-barreled shotgun is a superior personal defense weapon to an AR-15, but also advocated that during a home invasion, people use their shotgun to shoot through their door – once again, unwise, unsafe, and illegal.  This was especially absurd advice considering that South African runner Oscar Pistorius was and is claiming that when he killed his girlfriend, he thought she was an intruder and shot her through the door.  One of the basic rules of gun safety is that you never fire your gun if you are unsure of what is beyond your target…and in the case of a solid door, putting bullets, buckshot, or slugs through the door is a good way to unintentionally kill a loved one instead of a burglar or invader.  It’s also illegal, which makes one wonder why anyone would be foolish enough to vote Joe Biden into the Vice Presidency more than once.

 

Then there’s Diane Feinstein, the idiot who inexplicably keeps getting re-elected to the U.S. Senate.  Feinstein has been a big anti-gun nut for years, which led to a photograph of her holding an AK-47 in an unsafe manner – pointing it towards people in a crowd, with her finger on the trigger.  But now she has upped the ante.  In a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Feinstein made the following statement:

“The time has come, America, to step up and ban these weapons. The other very important part of this bill is to ban large capacity ammunition feeding devices, those that hold more than 10 rounds. We have federal regulations and state laws that prohibit hunting ducks with more than three rounds. And yet it’s legal to hunt humans with 15-round, 30-round, even 150-round magazines. Limiting magazine capacity is critical because it is when a criminal, a drug dealer, a deranged individual has to pause to change magazines and reload that the police or brave bystanders have the opportunity to take that individual down.”

 

Now, I don’t know what nation the Senator has been living in, but the last time I checked, hunting humans is illegal in the United States of America, regardless of how many bullets you can put in your gun.

And I can’t even begin to address all of the idiots in the Colorado state government who have voiced some of the most ridiculous positions on gun control I have ever heard – women should be disarmed on college campuses because call boxes, “safe” zones, and whistles should be enough to save them…and if a woman was raped because she couldn’t carry her licensed concealed handgun, well, statistics are not on her side.

The arguments of America’s anti-gun nuts have devolved from illogical emotionalism – using emotional arguments to propose laws that will not solve any of the problems at hand – to outright lying.  It seems that the anti-gun Left have been watching too many action movies, and assuming that those movies reflect real life.  Meanwhile, they conveniently skirt around the all-important issue of the Second Amendment, which clearly states that “the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

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