assault rifles

Fully vs. Semi-Automatic: Can *You* Tell the Difference?

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Twenty-five year veteran, Officer Leroy Pyle of San Jose, CA, gives the facts regarding the differences between semi and fully-automatic weapons and how confusion between the two leads to impaired judgement and bad legislation.

The EBR (Evil Black Rifle) and Other Leftist Fairy Tales

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In the wake of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando this past weekend (which, by the way, was done not with an AR-15, but a Sig Sauer MCX carbine), the anti-gun Left quite predictably renewed their clamor for more gun control laws generally, and an outright ban on military-style “assault” weapons specifically. The Washington Post wrote a lengthy article about the evil AR-15, before having to admit it did not identify the gun in question correctly. Of course, the WaPo is hardly the only media outlet to get it wrong.

In the spirit of compromise, knowing many anti-gun fanatics will demand we do “something” (whether or not that “something” actually reduces gun-related violence), I propose the following: pass a law requiring firearms manufacturers to produce all “assault” weapons in only baby blue or pink, cover them with images of Barbie or Disney princesses, but don’t change anything about the functionality.

As a practical matter, this “solution” would have just about the same effect as renewing the 1994 “assault” weapons ban, which changed the appearance of these guns to make them look less scary, but left the functionality intact.

Piers Morgan taken down by Ben Shapiro

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Since the mid-December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Piers Morgan has been using his show to endlessly complain about guns. Since he couldn’t argue the issue intelligently with people like Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, Morgan brought on Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist talk show host, to help him frame gun owners as crazy people.

On Thursday evening, Morgan hosted Ben Shapiro, editor at large of Breitbart.com, to discuss guns and the Second Amendment. It. Was. Epic. While he was calm and collected, Shapiro was sharp in his criticism of Morgan from the start.

Kicking off the segment, Shapiro told Morgan, “Honest, Piers, you’ve kind of been a bully on this issue because what you do…is tend to demonize people who differ from you politically by standing on the graves of the children of Sandy Hook, saying they don’t seem to care enough about the dead kids; if they more cared about the dead kids, they would agree with you on policy.”

Shapiro explained that this sort of Morgan’s tactics don’t serve the debate well, noting instead that “we can have a rational political conversation about balancing rights and risks and rewards of these different policies.” Shapiro added, “I don’t think what we need to do is demonize people on the other side as being unfeeling about what happened in Sandy Hook.”

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