These 10 idiotic anti-gun quotes uttered by our elected officials will have you shaking your head and rolling your eyes.
Let's get right to it. Here are the top 10 stupidest anti-gun quotes from politicians.
10. "Well, you know, my shotgun will do better for you than your AR-15, because you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door." - Joe Biden
If I declared that former Democrat Vice President Joe Biden has said many dumb things you would accuse me of being redundant. Just google "Joe Biden Stupid Anti-Gun Quotes" and see for yourself.
His statement here on shotguns versus AR-15s comes from a 2013 Field & Stream interview, and is also just one of several eye-rolling gun comments Biden has uttered.
Yes, if you hear someone making some noise at your front door, just fire a shotgun blast or two through the door. You'll either discourage a home invasion or kill the pizza delivery guy.
I think Biden has gotten his gun acumen from watching too many movies.
9. " Some of these bullets, as you saw, have an incendiary device on the tip of it, which is a heat seeking device. So, you don't shoot deer with a bullet that size. If you do you could cook it at the same time." - Patricia Eddington
Former Democrat New York Assemblywoman Patricia Eddington apparently thought that scientists had invented heat seeking bullets that would be able to alter course and find their human target no matter where you aim.
Ignoring her obvious misunderstanding of the Second Amendment (it's not about deer hunting), almost as ridiculous is her assertion that you can cook a deer with the same bullet that brings it down.
8. "This is a ghost gun. This right here has the ability with a .30-caliber clip to disperse with 30 bullets within half a second. Thirty magazine clip in half a second." - Kevin de Leon
This quote is an excerpt from a long and rambling diatribe of mumbo-jumbo by California Democrat State Senator Kevin de Leon, in which he does his best to discuss weapons that would fall under the home manufactured gun ban legislation that de Leon was introducing at the time.
His press conference has since been roundly ridiculed and lampooned for his semi-coherent and wildly inaccurate characterizations of the weapons he displays.
Kevin de Leon has since become the paradigm of the ill-informed, reactionary, and silly anti-gun politician.
Here's just one video that looks at de Leon's presser in total and offers some rather biting commentary.
7. "The Second Amendment only protects the people who want all the guns they can have. The rest of us, we've got no Second Amendment. What are we supposed to do?" - Louise Slaughter
Rep. Louise Slaughter is a New York Democrat and is the oldest serving U.S. Congresswoman. You would think that someone who is as advanced in age and has served as long as Slaughter would at least understand that the Bill of Rights applies to all Americans.
The 13-term Representative made this head scratching comment during an interview wherein she essentially blamed the Second Amendment for violent crime and also declared that lawmakers "do the same thing with guns that we do with drugs."
Yeah, Louise, let's just throw that old Constitution out the window. After all, we all see how well the war on drugs is going. It's truly a wonder that this foolish woman keeps getting re-elected time after time.
6. "What's the efficacy of banning these magazine clips? I will tell you... these are ammunition, they're bullets. So the people who have those now, they're going to shoot them, so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and there won't be any more available." - Diana DeGette
Huh? I have to admit; I am totally confused. But then obviously so is Colorado Democrat Rep. Diana DeGette, who made this convoluted reply during a 2013 Gun Control forum in Denver. She apparently believes magazines (or "magazine clips"?) are the same as bullets, and that there is a finite supply of them.
I almost feel sorry for DeGette. She is so completely ignorant of how firearms work or anything to do with them. But this is a politician who is sponsoring and supporting legislation that affects all of us, so I don't think it's too much to demand that these foolish people at least understand the basic function and operation of that which they are passing laws on.
5. "Well, if it can fire a lot of bullets very quickly, that's a good definition... And then you can argue what a lot is, okay, let's say three. If you haven't hit the deer with three shots, you're a pretty lousy shot, that deer deserves to get away." - Michael Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor of New York and current thorn in the side of everyone who believes in the Constitution of the United States, made this statement as part of a longer ignorant reply to questions posed by Cynthia McFadden during an ABC News interview.
After clarifying that "a lot of bullets" means three, Bloomberg went on to confuse fully automatic with semi-automatic firearms, and then pivoted to 30-, 20- and 10-round magazines as defining a so-called "assault rifle."
Clearly Bloomberg doesn't really know how firearms actually work, nor what the Second Amendment was written for (again, it's not about hunting). For a man who spends as much money pushing his anti-liberty agenda as Bloomberg does, he is woefully ignorant of firearms and the Constitution.
Or perhaps he just doesn't care, which would make more sense, given that Bloomberg is an elitist who thinks that he knows best what is right and proper for the citizenry, while he himself stands immune from the laws that he would impose on the rest of us: the hypocritical Bloomberg is well known for surrounding himself with armed security, while he would prohibit law abiding citizens from arming themselves.
4. "We lose 93 million Americans a day to gun violence." - Terry McAuliffe
Okay, so the Democrat Governor of Virginia misspoke. He didn't really mean 93 million Americans die every day from gun violence. That's a forgivable gaff. But even when he corrects his assertion (which he said twice) to "93 people" killed each day, he is disingenuously inflating that number and providing no context for it at all.
McAuliffe includes suicides, accidents, gang shootings, justifiable police shootings, and defensive uses of guns in his number. If he were honest, he would have to say that far fewer than 30 homicides with guns occur each day. Of a national population of around 323-million, that is a fraction of less than one-percent of the population.
Far more defensive uses of guns by law abiding citizens occur every single day in America than homicides committed with firearms. McAuliffe's statement is just another example of the disingenuous lies that gun control zealots are willing to spread to achieve their agenda.
3. "...it's a shoulder thing that goes up." - Carolyn McCarthy
New York Democrat Rep. Carolyn McCarthy uttered what has become a punchline for every joke about ignorant politicians and gun legislation in America in a 2007 interview with Tucker Carlson.
One of the elements in her proposal to reauthorize the Federal Assault Weapons Ban was a barrel shroud. When Carlson asked McCarthy repeatedly if she could describe what a barrel shroud was, she finally replied, "I actually don't know what a barrel shroud is. I believe it's a shoulder thing that goes up."
And these are the people we elect to pass laws...
2. "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." - Dianne Feinstein
If there is a single politician who more fully embodies the rabid, ignorant and reactionary picture of an anti-gun zealot, it is California Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein. You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who is as obsessed with gun control as Feinstein. She talks about it and promotes it practically every chance she gets.
In fact, she is such an anti-liberty zealot, we could have had a top 10 list of ridiculous anti-gun quotes made up entirely of her own pronouncements.
Feistein made this hyperbolic comment supposedly alleging that hunting humans is legal and has fewer restrictions than hunting ducks, during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun control. It's a wonder she wasn't laughed out of the room.
But then some people apparently see Feinstein as a champion for sound policy. After all, she also infamously said in 1994, in referring to the federal assault weapons ban of the time, that if she "...could have banned them all [all guns]...I would have!"
Dianne Feinstein is another politician who obviously knows what's good for you better than you do yourself.
1. "...it is easier for a 12- or 13-year-old to purchase a gun, and cheaper, than it is for them to get a book." - Barack Obama
And finally we come to the number-one most absurd anti-gun quote ever uttered by a politician: Barack Obama's 2016 claim that it's easier and cheaper for kids to buy a gun than it is for them to buy a book.
This isn't number one because it's the most egregious lie ever told by an anti-gunner, but rather because it was told by the most powerful person in the world, and because Obama may have been the person most despised and yet heralded by gun owners and Second Amendment advocates in the history of the United States.
Obama clearly was an anti-gun President and although he didn't accomplish much in a legislative way to further that agenda, he certainly tried to.
But many would also say that Obama was responsible for the greatest period of gun ownership the country has ever seen. More guns were sold during the Obama tenure than at any time in U.S. history, largely because of the fear that Obama and a Democrat congress always seemed ready to enact some anti-gun legislation.
Obama was never challenged by the mainstream media for his outlandish lies, exaggerations and omissions on the issue of gun control. This silly quote was no different.
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