As Twitchy has reported, the House voted by a narrow margin Friday to reinstitute the assault weapons ban, and they’re using “assault weapon” interchangeably with “AR-15.” They’ve been doing their best to make the AR-15 sound as scary as possible, with Rep. Lucy McBath claiming that exit wounds from an AR-15 can be a foot wide, AR-15 rounds cause skulls to explode on impact, and the reason you never see the bodies is that they’ve been vaporized. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. added that an AR-15 “war weapon” “liquefies tissue and vaporizes bone.”
That certainly does sound like a powerful weapon. The House Judiciary Democrats put out a video describing the history of the AR-15, interspersing it with news footage of mass shootings and general panic. Watch and learn:
Assault weapons are designed for ruthless efficiency, killing the most people in the shortest time.
There is no place for them on our streets or in our communities. pic.twitter.com/iD6rPUDPdw
— House Judiciary Dems (@HouseJudiciary) July 29, 2022
AR-15 isn’t an assault rifle, it’s semi automatic, one round fired for one trigger pull, only difference between it and a semi automatic .223 hunting rifle is the “spooky” looking stock/grip and higher capacity magazine.
— ShadowMaster76 (@Master76Shadow) July 29, 2022
No one cares, we’ll continue to get what we want because we can and there’s nothing you can do about it.
— Alexander Alas (@AlexIsBackPutos) July 29, 2022
I’ve got plenty of room in my house, my truck and my hands for them. You’ll see soon that your efforts were a waste of taxpayer money and time. You’re on the losing side of history.
— David Owens (@owenswendy359) July 30, 2022
Great weapon, highly recommend one for every American.
— Ay Blinkin (@Ay__Blinkin) July 29, 2022
I’ll take two, please.
— ₳urel 🇺🇸 (@luluphoenix) July 30, 2022
So what you’re saying is that everyone should own at least two of these bad boys.
— Salty Cracker (@SaltyCracker9) July 29, 2022
Haha I have so many of these things that sometimes I actually think I should get rid of some of them just to free up some space in my house. Maybe I will, maybe I won’t. The key takeaway here is that you have literally zero input or control over what I do. You just don’t matter.
— El-ahrairah (@El_ahrairah207) July 29, 2022
Indeed, they are beautiful.
— Dubhghlas (@Psycho_Six) July 30, 2022
It is obvious that none of @HouseJudiciary has ever been in a position where they were forced to protect their livestock, or their families, from predators.
They have a security detail to do that for them. Will the security detail be allowed to possess these firearms?
— Mike Davis (@mobilemikervtec) July 29, 2022
Then have the government surrender them.
— Ben “Hawk” Westen (@Ben_Westen) July 29, 2022
Working hard for that police state. Tyrants.
— 2A Voter🇺🇸 (@bluesky76251) July 29, 2022
So why does the Department of Education have them?
— Typo (@TheRealTypo) July 29, 2022
Yet the IRS, retired police and board of education all get to keep their firearms including full auto firearms that are illegal to the public.
— draco1124 (@demonhunter023) July 30, 2022
What’s an assault weapon? Can you assault someone with a baseball bat? Is that considered one? How about an SUV when you plow over people at a parade? Can you please update the wikipedia page on this?
— PA-Patriot (@PAPatriot14) July 29, 2022
Ownership should be mandatory
— Thought Crimnal (@ThoughtCriminal) July 30, 2022
Yes, it quickly stops criminals, muggers, aggressors, tyrants, and so on. It equalizes force — for example, a small framed woman against a larger rapist.
I understand your dissatisfaction, though, those attackers are primarily your voter base. Too bad it’s an enumerated right.
— jny the human (@jnyboy) July 30, 2022
Congressman describes more of the destructive capabilities of the AR-15 super-weapon https://t.co/VBAOILZM8I
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 30, 2022