Here’s the setup. Piers Morgan continues his attack on the AR-15 rifle. On his show is Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, who he asks:
I have an interview coming up with two young women who wrote a piece in which they said they wanted the rights of the AR-15 weapon at home because they feared they would be attacked and they wanted a gun that would guarantee they would murder or would kill their attacker. How do you respond to that particular argument, which is they believe under their second amendment right they should be allowed an AR-15?
Her answer is one of the densest concentrations of fail I have witnessed in my lifetime.
See for yourself. (h/t Breitbart)
I will tell you, if you talk to professionals, hunters and certainly sportsmen, they’ll tell you that’s not the gun to use. A rifle is more accurate. It’s certainly easier for a woman to be able to do that.
My first thought after reading that?
First off, an AR-15 is a rifle! This alone shows how ignorant this woman is regarding firearms.
Second, if you talk to a professional, they won’t suggest a rifle for home defense.
Because of the penetrating power of the gun. It shoots through walls, endangering anyone else in the house. Instead, most would recommend a 12 gauge shotgun with a non-penetrating shell. Much safer.
So clearly she’s either making this stuff up as she goes, or she’s talking to complete morons about guns.
I suppose it could be both.
And finally, she claims it would be easier for a woman to use a rifle than an AR.
What in the world does she think women in combat situations are going to be using? I’m sure she supports allowing women in combat situations. Should we modify what weapons they use so these dainty flowers can handle them better?
But I’m waging a War on Women, right?
I support a woman’s right to choose her firearm, and feel this is a good place to put this video:
They seem to have a pretty good grasp on things. Better than the honorable woman from New York.