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Anti-Gun Senator Is Being Mocked Relentlessly After He Warned of ’30 Magazine Clips’ in Embarrassing Video

Posted by on Jan. 21, 2014 at 5:19 PM
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Anti-Gun Senator Is Being Mocked Relentlessly After He Warned of ’30 Magazine Clips’ in Embarrassing Video

Anti-gun California State Sen. Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) is being mocked by gun rights advocates after he made a number of inaccurate statements while promoting a bill that would require individuals who manufacturer homemade firearms to undergo background checks.

“This is a ghost gun,” de Leon begins, holding an unloaded rifle in his hands. “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.”

Anti Gun Senator Is Being Mocked Relentlessly After He Warned of 30 Magazine Clips in Embarrassing Video

State Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, displays a homemade fully automatic rifle, confiscated by the Department of Justice, as he discuss his proposed legislation dealing with “ghost guns,” at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. Under de Leon’s measure, SB808 would allow the manufacture or assembly of homemade weapons, known as “ghost guns,”, but require the makers to first apply to the state Department of Justice for a serial number that would be given only after the applicants undergo a background check. De Leon plans to amend the bill to also require that guns contain permanent pieces of metal that could be detected by X-ray machines and metal detectors.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

A “ghost gun” generally refers to a firearm that doesn’t have a serial number or a homemade gun, like one created using a 3D printer.

For those not familiar with firearms or gun-related terminology, there are a number of issues with de Leon’s argument.

Firstly, there is no such thing as a “30-caliber clip” in the context of which he is speaking. He clearly is referring to a 30-round magazine. An ammunition magazine is different than a “clip,” but the two are often confused by those not familiar with guns. And though it’s obvious, there is also no such thing as a “30 magazine clip.”


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Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Jan. 21, 2014 at 5:27 PM
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He should stick with things he knows.

I can't imagine what that would be, but there is surely something.

kailu1835
by Silver Member on Jan. 21, 2014 at 6:54 PM
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People who don't have a clue what they're talking about have no business whatsoever trying to make laws about it.

29again
by Gold Member on Jan. 21, 2014 at 8:59 PM
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Quoting kailu1835:

People who don't have a clue what they're talking about have no business whatsoever trying to make laws about it.

I second this motion!


He proved his ignorance beyond a doubt.  Someone this ignorant is making laws based on fear, not on reason.

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Jan. 21, 2014 at 9:10 PM

This video is funny. Maybe you can find it and add to the OP?

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Jan. 21, 2014 at 9:12 PM

blondekosmic15
by Blonde on Jan. 21, 2014 at 9:25 PM


Quoting Billiejeens:

He should stick with things he knows.

I can't imagine what that would be, but there is surely something.


  rolling on floor

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