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Once again, Democrats are calling for a “conversation” about guns in America. But when a state-enforced ban and confiscation of semi-automatic firearms is one of their talking points, it’s hard to believe a “conversation” is what they really want. Would we be having a “conversation” about the First Amendment if they were proposing to ban whole categories of news outlets or implement background checks for journalists? I would doubt the sincerity of anyone suggesting such things, and I doubt the sincerity of anyone proposing universal background checks for gun owners, too.
The anti-gunners believe that if they talk enough at gun owners, we’ll see the light (their light), trust in their good intentions, and turn in our guns. The problem is that they have no clue how you actually talk about guns, as California State Senator Kevin de Leon (D) will now demonstrate:
It’s like a someone cut up an issue of Guns & Ammo, turned it into magnetic poetry, then handed it to Senator de Leon to read at the press conference.
Even supposedly mainstream media outlets routinely show off their ignorance about how guns work, undermining their authority to speak on the subject. The Huffington Post makes a rookie error in the first few paragraphs of this article on an upcoming Supreme Court case by referring to “ammunition clips of more than 10 rounds.”
This simple, avoidable mistake undermines the HuffPo’s authority to speak about gun rights in America. It showcases their ignorance about their subject instead of presenting them as a reliable source of facts about a contentious issue. Would you trust a sports magazine that calls a baseball bat a “mallet,” or a talks about the fourth quarter of a hockey game?
For those of you who don’t understand the difference, a clip organizes and holds ammunition prior to insertion in the firearm, and a magazine is where the ammo goes inside the gun itself. “Clip” has become the generic term for a magazine, but it’s a misnomer. A clip is definitely different than a magazine, as I will now demonstrate in terms anyone can understand:
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