FACT CHECK: California Congressman Brad Sherman Talks Gun Control with CNN

Congressman Brad Sherman
Congressman Brad Sherman : Wrong on the Facts
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Washington, DC – -(Ammoland.com)- CLAIM: “You don’t need 30 bullets in a magazine to bring down a deer, and if you do, you shouldn’t be hunting.”

FACT:  This comment completely misses the point. The primary purpose of the Second Amendment is self-defense – not deer hunting. The government cannot make arbitrary limitations on the best available means for providing for your own self-defense.

Added, America banned so-called “high-capacity magazines” from 1994 to 2004 and the Justice Department found it had no affect on crime.

CLAIM: “This is about how many bullets you need in a magazine. Do you need a gun that will spray bullets around? … Even the gun advocates say you shouldn’t have a bazooka at home, nor do you need one.”

FACT: This is just another example of an anti-gun politician who doesn’t know what he’s talking about, and who doesn’t bother to find out. Firearms that “spray” bullets are called machine guns, and they’re extremely difficult to get and require special government permission. They’re not used in American crime.

Further, no one is talking about bazookas. At debate are firearms anti-gun politicians have dubbed “assault weapons,” which are the most common rifles in America and the preferred firearms used by Americans for self-defense.

CLAIM “Does anybody out there think that someone is so dangerous that we prevent them from their constitutional right to travel? We won’t let them get on a plane, but we’ll let them buy a gun? Of course, we need a system for getting off that list and due process, but if due process says you’re too dangerous to fly, then you’re too dangerous to (buy a gun.)”

FACT:  There is no due process when it comes to being placed on the Terror Watch List. Literally, none. A government bureaucrat somewhere decides based on unknown criteria to place a person’s name on the list, and he or she does it without notification to the person, or recourse if a mistake is made.  The late Sen. Ted Kennedy was on the list, as was Nelson Mandela, as have been a number of children.

The bill proposed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein has no due process, either. Due process is the government offering some proof of your guilt first – it’s not stripping you of a right then making you ask for it back.

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Eric X Equis
Eric X Equis
4 years ago

Since libtards have resulted to illogical bomb-throwing, a suggestion… Does anyone NEED to kill a baby just to keep their lives from being inconvenienced (remember, gin control is “for the children”, right?)? Why does anyone NEED a computer or smartphone? Our founding fathers never imagined those! Why does anyone NEED privacy… after all, if you have nothing to hide, you should welcome your government masters into the most intimate areas of your life. Why does anyone… no… you know what, FU*K IT! I was gonna rant on with half a dozen so-called ‘rights” that this statists asshole thinks are subject… Read more »

Ralphwylie
Ralphwylie
4 years ago

Brad Sherman lives in a firearm protected cocoon while he imposes restrictions and limitations on the average Joe for trying protecting himself and his family. What a brave bastard he is!

G.N. Day
G.N. Day
4 years ago

Do we need to have elected individuals vote on giving themselves raises in pay? Do we need them to screw with our Constitution? The Bill of Rights? What is next, The Bible? I fought for these rights, I am disabled because of it, and I will keep my high cap. mags. as long as idiots keep letting in terrorist. I’ll make them a promise, keep your noses out of my gun safe, and you will keep your nose. SFC. Day U.S.Army (ret.)

Colonialgirl
Colonialgirl
4 years ago

He LOOKS like he Sniffed a Hillary or Moonbeam Brown outgassing and it rotted his brain.

Eric_CA
Eric_CA
4 years ago

Excellent posts.

I would like to add. If one is so dangerous to travel by air, then shouldn’t that dangerous person be arrested? Clearly, if they can substantiate a ban to fly, they can substantiate an arrest.

Lastly, Feinstein can shove her bill where the sun don’t shine.

Terence Colligan
Terence Colligan
4 years ago

Did Rosa Parks”need” the seat in the front of the bus?

Bandit
Bandit
4 years ago

This brad sherman thing thinks that a person only needs 1 bullet to stop an intruder, but he forgets he has an armed security detail that IS ARMED with fully automatic weapons. He has also said that the only people that need a gun are the politicians and those that have a great deal of money. He thinks that regular people have no need of a gun that’s what the police are for, when seconds count the police are minutes away or in some cases hours away.

SGM Perkins
SGM Perkins
4 years ago

Liberals like to talk about “need”. Do you really need a 30 round magazine? If we let government decide what we “need”, we are doomed. Does anyone really “need” a Corvette that will do 150 MPH? Or a motorcycle that will do 180 MPH? Does Al Gore really need that big-ass house for just two people? Does John Travolta really need his own Boeing 707? How much damage could he do if he crashed it into the Superbowl? For that matter, does anyone really “need” a billion dollars? Just think how much damage an evil person with a billion dollars… Read more »

Janek
Janek
4 years ago
Reply to  SGM Perkins

Talking about “need”, we “need” to remove morons like Brad Sherman from office!

jimbo
jimbo
4 years ago
Reply to  SGM Perkins

So true. That is why they want the guns.

John Dow
John Dow
4 years ago
Reply to  SGM Perkins

“Just think how much damage an evil person with a billion dollars could do.”

Don’t need to think about it – just look at Soros and Bloomberg for prime examples.

Eric X Equis
Eric X Equis
4 years ago
Reply to  SGM Perkins

Bravo!