Lies Democrat Politicians Told Me and the Media Sold Me

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2020 Democrats Anti-Gun Rally img NRA ILA

U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- The Democrat candidates for president are issuing extreme proposals like a bunch of drunks who stayed at the bar too long. Now, the candidates are competing to see who can come up with the wildest schemes as they vie for media attention. Beto O’Rourke got some press coverage when he called for forced confiscation of mid-range semi-automatic rifles. Desperate for attention, Kamala Harris and Cory Booker flashed some confiscation of their own. None of the Democrat candidates criticized firearms confiscation. Are these extreme proposals appealing to the Democrat base, or is there a larger motivation?

The rifles the Democrats demonized are average in power, average in size, but above average in popularity. These “evil black rifles” are significantly smaller and lighter than full-sized battle rifles. Unlike automatic weapons, these civilian guns fire a single shot each time the trigger is pulled. That is why they are not used in combat by the military. In fact, these guns are less powerful than most hunting rifles used across the US.

The news media will shout that these “weapons of war” were used by mass murderers to hunt our kids, but that isn’t true. Though it is true, it is not good news that mass murderers in the US were more lethal when they used other guns.

Unfortunately, public perception is a political reality. We think mass-murders are a hundred times more common than they really are. We think that suicide with a firearm is only a third as common as it really is. Our view of reality has been wildly distorted by news media that sensationalizes rare events.

To be fair, the “evil black rifle” is more powerful than the 22 caliber rimfire guns that most of us used when we first learned to shoot. As one of my instructors said, the AR and AK rifles are girl-guns. With an adjustable stock and their mild recoil, these are the guns we give to teenagers and to our girlfriends when they want to step up from the rimfire guns they shot as kids.

Is that why the Democrats want them banned? Do the Dems want to disarm young adults and women? Democrat politicians say these guns are used to “hunt humans,” but these are the same guns that politicians give to the police to protect us. They are the same guns that police officers want to have when they face a suspect they know is armed.

Facts matter. About a million of us will use a firearm in self-defense each year. Most of us will be attacked outside our home. About 20 million of us have concealed carry permits to protect ourselves and our families when we are in public. Back at home, a number of us will use long guns to defend ourselves. The intruder almost always runs away when they face an armed defender, and that is a good thing.

The truth is that Democrat politicians need to scare urban women into voting for them. The Democrats need to convince us that Republicans are handing out guns on the street corner and our kids are dying of gunshots. In fact, our kids are more likely to die from suicide, from drugs, and from alcohol than from assault with a firearm.

Public perception is reality in politics. Democrat candidates claiming they will save our children might get them elected… as long as the press plays along with the lie.

It might work as a political strategy, but the media’s distortion distracts us from real solutions to save our children.

If we really wanted to save our children, then we’d get married before they were born… and we’d clean up the corruption in our inner cities.

The media wants us to think crime is everywhere, while most counties in the US won’t have a single murder this year.

Crime is local. The press is wildly unequal in its coverage of violent crime. In a month, more people are shot and killed in Chicago than are killed each year by mass murderers in our public schools. Mass murder is widely covered in the news, but the news media ignores the political failure in our inner cities.

Our violent inner cities are run by Democrats. The press will ignore that fact as well.

Please stay safe.


About Rob MorseSlow Facts

The original article is here with sources. Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

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MICHAEL J

For once we have every democrat candidate on record for infringing on the 2nd Amendment. That alone should be sufficient to remove and restrict them from any government office current or future.
Was their oath of office just a little ditty?
Start removing these treasonous vipers before they damage this country beyond repair.

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@Michael J

Why stop at just democrats? It should be every politician, and not just the second amendment. Every Single politician who has violated their oath and sought to circumvent the Constitution should be removed from office and barred from future election. There are more than a few in the Republican party currently as well.

Klim
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Klim

Agreed. Many in the gop are showing their true colors now in support of red flag laws and other unconstitutional swipes at our liberties. Including little Donald himself. Though he waffles so much, one can only guess which side of the issue he’ll really land on. My guess is he’ll continue to serve his own personal agenda no matter the cost to the country he was elected to serve. At the moment its beneficial to him to have the support of gun owners. As it is with many of his gop comrades, but the minute they decide they don’t need… Read more »

Mark 2nd
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Mark 2nd

Everyone should watch Dictator’s Playbook on PBS. PBS is a largely communist network but this particular program shows exactly what is happening in the United States as well as other so called “free countries”. It gives a step by step narrative of events in fascist Italy under Mussolini that very nearly correlates with what is going on here in our country. We are in the middle stages of a real war against fascist communism. I don’t believe this can be stopped before a full blown shooting war breaks out. If we value our freedom at all we had better be… Read more »

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@Mark 2nd

Good to know there are more out there sounding a warning bell.

Will
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Will

After three years of the Trump presidency,Hillary Clinton is still a very bitter,angry,bull dyke ! LMFAO !

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@USA, Can you be more specific? Who, When What (evidence), and why?

Get Out
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Get Out

At the democratic debate, O’Rourke was asked how he’d enforce his ‘Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47’ if he were POTUS, buffoon flopped around like a fish out of water trying to tip toe around the question. He was asked again and he still could not answer, but then the rest of the herd followed suit and none of them could give a viable answer to their confiscation schemes that law abiding citizens would support.

tomcat
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tomcat

The competition is getting more troubling the longer it goes with each trying to outdo the rest. They all lie, especially Warren, she is too dumb to recognize she is saying the opposite she has said before on video. Yes, they would nuke us if they had the chance. If one of them wins the presidency it will be necessary that a civil war happens just to save life and property.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Tcat, A house in a city is indefensible from neighbors and police gone wild, and cities are worthy targets for big wraps. Flee the city.

tomcat
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tomcat

@ Wild Bill, I totally agree with you, I’ve never lived in a city and never plan on it. Cities of any size are ruled by power crazy morons that couldn’t work and earn a living if they wanted to.

Arizona Don
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Arizona Don

A rather good article however, I wonder when these people who write these articles will tell the whole story about the bloody twentieth century. Throughout Europe and Asia during that bloody century hundreds of millions of citizens of several countries were rounded up and murdered many just for looking like a threat to the dictator. That is right now knowable history, truth we can use to judge the future if we let our guard down and do not know what happened. In some cases like in Cambodia the citizens were murdered for wearing glasses or being educated. The three worst… Read more »

joefoam
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joefoam

Keep poking the bear, radical democrats pandering for votes, and MSM keep airing it. It has gone so far off the rails even the low info voters are starting to question it.

John
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John

The Dems platform for 2020 as follows:

Confiscate (by force) firearms;

Red Flag laws (exception, does not apply to violent gangs);

Open borders – National Security be damned;

Illegal alien rights over taxpayer Rights;

Government controlled healthcare for all, especially for illegal aliens, no more private market plans;

Eliminate tax exempt status of religious organizations which do not fall in line with all far left ideologies;

Stack the Supreme Court – from 9 to 15 justices – with new justices who only believe the Constitution is a “living” document which can be interpreted like the wind changes direction;

And of course, the taxpayers pay for all their lunacy!

Bowserb46
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Bowserb46

If enough of the socialist democrats say a lie, and the media repeats the lie–even just as a quote of the liar–some the uniformed public begins to accept the lie as fact. Then those uniformed gullible people become tools of the original liars when they repeat the same lies…not even realizing that they are passing lies along as facts. Once again Winston Churchill nails the problem: “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”

Mac
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Mac

All a literal/Donkeycrat know how to do is LIE, STEAL and CHEAT!

Will
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Will

JOIN GOA ! The only no-compromise gun lobby in Washington !