The inmates are officially running the asylum…
That was the key takeaway from a marathon 4-hour hearing Wednesday in the House Judiciary Committee on HR 1296, which would ban nearly every rifle in America.
The hearing was a total circus, wherein anti-gunners advanced learned arguments like:
We need to ban guns like the “AK-15” and “FN Fifty-Seven.”
Banning nearly all semi-automatic rifles is merely an “incremental step.”
And “anything used to hunt people should be banned.”
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That last quote was courtesy of Charlottesville Chief of Police RaShall Brackney – who under questioning – essentially admitted that she thinks ALL weapons should be banned.
Brackney wasn’t the only law enforcement “expert” who testified against the Second Amendment though.
She was supported by former ATF agent – and current Senior Policy Analyst with the Giffords gun control group – David Chipman.
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And Chipman’s contribution to this great policy debate? Rifles should be banned because they shoot bullets really, really fast!
This is not a joke. Chipman actually argued that because rifles can achieve a muzzle velocity of “3,000 feet per second,” they should be relegated to the National Firearms Act (NFA).
But not to be outdone by a hyper-aggressive former ATF agent, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee – who recently said “An AR-15 Fires a .50-Caliber Round, Weighs As Much As ’10 Boxes That You Might Be Moving’” – advocated for seizing your rifles because of the big “holes” they put in the human body.
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The level of ignorance and outright hostility toward the Second Amendment on display at the hearing was nothing short of legendary.
However, the most notable moment of the day came when Chief Brackney accidentally confirmed what we all knew: Beto O’Roruke isn’t the only one in support of abolishing the Second Amendment as we know it.
Using the analogy of prescribing terminal patients with medication in lieu of actually curing the disease, Brackney said a ban on common rifles is a smart “incremental step.”
That’s right, an officer sworn to uphold the law – thinks taking away your fundamental right to self-defense is not the end game but a STARTING POINT!
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Ultimately, the hearing ended without a vote. But it confirmed what we all knew: anti-gun politicians think all firearms are “weapons of mass destruction.”
And they won’t stop until they’ve confiscated every last gun, and jailed every last gun owner.
Despite being unable to even define what they think is an “assault weapon,” or prove that HR 1296 would do anything other than infringe on the rights of law-abiding gun owners, these politicians intend to advance this ban on your rifles – and quickly.
That’s why we need to use the time remaining before the vote on HR 1296 to tell members of this committee that a ban on your rifles is UNACCEPTABLE!
Please use our Take Action tools to send these craven politicians a message that your rights shall not be infringed.