Skip to comments.California Democrat Decries 30-Caliber-Magazine-Clip-Guns in Stunning Display of Idiocy
Posted on 01/21/2014 5:39:04 AM PST by Kaslin
Apparently its a rule that, as a lawmaker, you have to tackle societal concepts with which you are stunningly ignorant. State Senator Kevin De Leon, (Democrat from the Socialist Republic of Californias crime ridden city of Los Angeles) recently put his amazingly acute idiocy on full display while talking about guns he thinks should be heavily regulated. Not surprisingly, the Democrat from Californias gang-infested city is a staunch supporter of increased gun control.
Holding what appears to be a weaponized amalgamation of steel and kydex, the senator let slip an incoherent ramble of gun terms that were clearly stacked for theatrical effect, and not accuracy or informative purposes.
This is a ghost gun he began. The term should incite some level of confusion, given that it was neither transparent nor risen from the great beyond. According to a quick google search, the term ghost gun could mean a gun that is capable of slipping through metal detectors, or a gun that has not been registered by governing authorities. Of course, given the quantity of metallic surfaces apparent in the displayed gun, Im going to have to assume he is referring to the non-registered definition of a ghost gun.
This right here he said as he clumsily tapped the area of the gun where a magazine should be inserted into the frame, is a 30 caliber clip. Wow Neat. Given the fact that the firearm appears to take a magazine, my curiosity was immediately peaked by the idea of a clip that was 30 caliber (or 0.3 inches for those of you with a ruler) and capable of feeding the AR-15 style rifle. It also raises the question of whether the clip or the ammunition was 30 caliber. That question was never answered as the Senator furthered his incoherent string of fancy-sounding firearm-terms
The topically illiterate State Senator went on to describe the capabilities of the ghost gun with a 30 caliber clip to the spellbound audience by saying it was capable of firing 30 bullets within half a second.
Just to prove that he was irretrievably lost among concepts that baffled his comprehension, he reiterated his butchered point: A 30 magazine clip in half a second!
Ok Just a quick recap:
A clip is a metallic mechanism designed to hold bullets the width of which are measured by their caliber while leaving the bullet exposed. A magazine is an enclosed box that houses a spring, into which bullets are feed. Apparently, this ghost gun accepts an unholy amalgamation of clips and magazines (maybe we should call it a Frankenstein gun instead) And apparently fires as quickly as some fully automatic weapons.
Of course what the ignorant California Democrat was really holding, was a semi-automatic rifle that may or may not be registered. It fires roughly 12-15 rounds per second. It has a 30 round magazine. And such rifles can be chambered for almost any rifle round Although I know of no 30 caliber rifle round that is common place in the semi-auto rifle industry.*
That moment of hopeless ignorance, however, is indicative of our political system. America is currently lead by statists that feel compelled to regulate and restrict aspects of American life about which they have little (or zero) understanding. People who dont even know the difference between a magazine capacity, and a bullets caliber, are trying to regulate your ability to own a firearm. (Click here to hear a Democrat from the great state of New New York who confused magazines with bullets) But the picture is larger than firearms, or idiot lawmakers from the Socialist Republic of California.
Currently we have the IRS running the healthcare industry. We have sub-prime mortgage profiteers (Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, and bureaucrats in DC) engineering regulations for the financial sector. Millionaires and trust fund-babies are writing small business regulations from K Street. In fact, DC is made up of elitist academics who are willing to regulate your life without having ever taken the time or energy to acquaint themselves with your concerns.
Heck Its almost as if these inexperienced, ill informed, and socially isolated leaders might be pushing regulations and legislation for personal political gain rather than societal or economic progress. When lawmakers complain about the need for higher taxes, do you think theyve read all 74,000 pages of the US tax code? (Keep in mind, most of these lawmakers couldnt even make it through the 2,700 pages of Obamacare.) When Barack Obama begins to pontificate about small business regulations, shouldnt we consider his complete lack of experience in entrepreneurial ventures?
Ignorance is as dangerous a quality for a lawmaker as it is for the general public. And as De Leon illiterately (and accidently) articulated, ignorance is rampant among the nations champions of big-government regulation. Maybe it should be a new rule that lawmakers have to demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the items or industries they aim to restrict. Ignorance is embarrassing, disqualifying, and (unfortunately) it also appears to be a pre-requisite to holding office in much of American government.
PS: If there is such a thing as a ghost gun with a 30 caliber magazine clip I think I want one. (Although, I have no idea what such a contraption would look like.)
Here's the Video:
Anti-Gun Senator Makes a Fool of Himself
*Update: Alright... It must be addressed: There are 30 cal. semi autos. The most famous of which would be the 7.62x39, or the .308 (I own both)... But no knowledgeable gun guru would dare to say such a firearm is capable of a ".30 cal. magazine-clip. In fact, they would be laughed out of the gun store...
I never cease to be amazed by the willingness of Libtards to fully illustrate the fact that they are complete and total MORONS. It’s like they are very proud of their lack of intelligence.
Someone as laughably uninformed about firearms has no business making policy regarding their possession and use. I would not even allow someone that ignorant to handle one until he/she had been taught the basics.
I suppose on one level we should thank him - he and others like him offer us tremendous opportunities. We can quite easily hold him up as an example of the woefully uninformed. This can lead to real education about firearms and their use. When people have the facts, not emotional agenda-driven drivel, they realize gun control is a terrible idea.
I am looking at my Bushmaster right now.
It is just sitting there. It’s not killing anyone. I am waiting for it to get up, drive my truck to the mall and start blasting everyone.
It must be tired, its not doing anything.
The author shows his own illiteracy. A semi automatic firing off 15 rounds per second? That is some quick finger pulling.
This author is not showing much gun knowledge. AK-47s and variants are 30cal and hold 30 rounds.
Obviously, he must have been referring to this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKlnMwuCZso
Or 10, or 20, or 40, or 75.
If you’re going to criticize someone’s terminology, you’d better get it right yourself. “peaked” should be “piqued”.
And to afficionados, clip is not the same thing as magazine, but clip has been used for magazine in writings fiction and non-fiction alike forever in the last century, regardless of its accuracy, such that it’s almost been interchangeable. It’s a shame that it has done so, but that has almost become acceptable usage. I’m not saying I agree with it, but it’s almost trite to keep complaining about that as a far-fetched mis-use of the term.
Now as far as the rest of the article, I’ll give the author credit. .30 caliber magazine? That’s pretty bad! The rate of fire is certainly a misrepresentation. My AR 15 can’t come near to firing at the rate that the elected official claims it can be fired at.
So to start off the argument using clip and magazine as the initial talking points denigrates the discussion. That is the least meaningful part of the discussion and causes the argument to lose the impact it otherwise would have.
Yup. Caught my eye too.
Every time gun owners in this country seek more freedom, the statist anti’s always catch up, and try to take it away. ALWAYS. It may take them a few years — I’ve had unfinished receivers since 2009 — but they eventually get around to laws limiting these newfound freedoms.
The know an equal amount about health care - does not stop them for regulating it as well.
I had a discussion with a libinlaw that was pretty funny.
Of course, it was on gun control, and he vehemently and somewhat arrogantly stated that people have no business owning semi-automatic guns.
I said “please explain to me how a ‘semi-automatic gun’ works”.
He looked at me rather sheepishly knowing he couldn’t BS through it, and said “I don’t know”.
I explained. Didn’t change his mind, but pointed out his ignorance on the topic.
If his intent is to educate then mistakes are regrettable but only a technical foul. If (one) is going to mock they should be rock-certain of all their facts or they can look as foolish as their foe!
Remington mdl 742 or 7400 is a semi-auto hunting rifle that is available in 30-06...(A 30 caliber)...Has been available for years and years....
‘This author is not showing much gun knowledge. AK-47s and variants are 30cal and hold 30 rounds.’
You would never refer to the 7.62x39 as a .30 cal. The .30 cal might be the Imperial equivilant of 7.62mm Metric but it is a specific round (7.62mmx33), typically used in the M-1 carbine or Ruger Blackhawk.
WWII Browning BAR is .30-06, M-1 is also 30-06, M-1 “tanker” is .308, M-14 IIRC is .308, M-1 carbine is .30 caliber “ball” ammo. Remington makes semi-auto sporting .30 caliber.