Dem Jeanne Shaheen: Anyone buying an AR-15 is ‘buying it to do bad things’

Dem Jeanne Shaheen: Anyone buying an AR-15 is ‘buying it to do bad things’

[Ed. – Yada yada yada yada.  Waiting for one of these clowns to say something at least inventive, or even just entertaining.]

A leftover from yesterday via BuzzFeed that shouldn’t pass unnoticed, if only for the sheer density of stupidity Jeanne Shaheen managed to pack into a few sentences. Count the mistakes as you read the excerpt below. Mateen didn’t use an AR-15; automatics, not semiautomatics like the AR-15, are most commonly thought of as weapons of war; many people who own the AR-15 do in fact use it for hunting; the automatic version of the AK-47, which is probably what Shaheen had in mind here, has been illegal in the United States for years; and, um, not all of the five million people who own an AR-15 — more than one percent of the U.S. population — are looking to commit murder with it.

Believe it or not, virtually none of them are. Crazy fact.

“The fact is, the AR-15, the gun that (Omar) Mateen used, that’s a weapon of war; it’s advertised as being able do technologically advances in killing people that previous weapons have been unable to do and somebody who is buying that kind of a weapon isn’t buying it for target shooting,” she said. “They’re not buying it to go out and hunt deer. You don’t need an AK-47 or an AR-15 to hunt deer. They’re buying it to do bad things and we need to recognize that and address it.”

You’ve never seen me write these words before and probably never will again: Your must-read of the day comes from Vox, where AR-15 owner Jon Stokes patiently explains to the site’s liberal readership that it’s possible to own the gun without being a homicidal maniac.

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