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DC – OPINION – Sheila Jackson Lee Confuses AR-15 for 10 Moving Boxes and a Heavy Machine Gun (VIDEO)

Introducing her new gun control legislation, Congresscritter Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) proved conclusively that she’s just too uninformed to go anywhere near the subject. She claims to have “held an AR-15 in my hand,” which weighed as much as “10 boxes that you might be moving.” She also claimed the rifle fired a .50 caliber round, and that “these kinds of bullets need to be licensed and do not need to be on the street.” If Lee wants to ban 90-pound .50 caliber AR-15s, I say, “Why not?” While she’s at it, Lee could put a ban on flying cars, unicorns, and doing seven impossible things before breakfast. If Lee wants to get heavy .50 machine guns off the streets, well, first she’s going to have to get some on the streets. My AR-15 weighs about 7.5 pounds unloaded, and a bit more with a 10- or 30-round magazine filled with common .223 rounds. Or rather I should say it did, before I lost it and my banned 30-round magazines in a tragic fishing accident shortly before Colorado’s 30-round magazine ban went into effect. Other popular AR-15 attachments and modifications include scopes, laser designators, the chainsaw bayonet, and of course under-barrel landshark launcher. But even a fully-loaded and heavily modified AR-15 isn’t going to weigh anything near the same as ten moving boxes.  [full article]

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