Crow Should Be Called Out Over Lies Or Ignorance

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United States – -( For someone who touts his service as an Army Ranger on his Twitter bio, Representative Jason Crow, there can be one of only two explanations for this Tweet from March 26: He is either ignorant of what is actually legal for people to buy, or he is brazenly lying.

Let’s dispense with the first possibility real quick: Crow, as an Army Ranger, should have been expected to be intimately familiar with the firearms used in combat. For most, it would have either been the M4 carbine or the M16 rifle. Here’s what the Army’s Acquisition Support Center says about the M4:

“The M4 series 5.56 mm Carbine is a compact version of the M16A2 Rifle and is equipped with a collapsible stock, an adaptor rail system and a backup iron sight. The M4A1 is fully automatic and incorporates an ambidextrous fire control selector.”

And what is the M16A2 rifle? Well, the 2001 Weapon Systems Handbook the Army put out has a good description on page 249 of the PDF at the link in this paragraph:

“A lightweight, air-cooled, gas-operated rifle. An improved version of the M16A1, the M16A2 incorporates improvements in iron sight, pistol grip, stock, and overall combat effectiveness. Accuracy is enhanced by incorporating an improved muzzle compensator, three-round burst control, and a heavier barrel; and by using the heavier NATO-standard ammunition, which is also fired by the squad automatic weapon.”

So, either way, Crow was carrying a firearm that can fire more than one round with a pull of the trigger.

According to the National Firearms Act of 1934, that makes them machine guns, and they are regulated very strictly. Fully automatic firearms require a tax stamp from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and that is $200. But you don’t even get to pay it without jumping through a ton of hoops.

Your typical AR-15 rifle, which doesn’t just come in 5.56mm (one look at the Rock River Arms website shows many caliber options, some of which are just fine for deer hunting), is semi-automatic only. That means one pull of the trigger fires one bullet. It is not the same thing Jason Crow was carrying when he deployed to Afghanistan.

Now, Jason Crow claims he goes deer hunting in his tweet. So, he likely got his deer rifle from an FFL. Or it was handed down, but even then, he had to buy ammo, and it was likely done at a gun store. Did Crow not even think to ask about the AR-15s there if he was so worried about “weapons of war” being for sale in America? It seems his ignorance if it is that, is quite willful.

The more likely conclusion, though, given how prominent the Second Amendment debate is in the country, is that Crow knows the truth, but wants to pass a ban on modern multi-purpose semiautomatics so badly that he’s willing to tell lies to do so. That is something we cannot allow to stand.

Second Amendment supporters should contact their Representative and Senators and politely urge they oppose any semiauto ban. They also should support the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action and Political Victory Fund to ensure that the current anti-Second Amendment regimes in the House, Senate, and White House are defeated at the ballot box as soon as possible.

About Harold Hutchison

Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post,, and other national websites.

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The other Jim

He sounds ignorant. What does a preference in a deer rifle have to do with over-throwing a destructive/murderous/oppressive government?


Redcoats (and the people who worship them) should read history. Members of Parliament never took the field.


They just may this time around as a refresher course in AMERICA 101.


For someone that swore an oath to “uphold the Constitution” he clearly has no knowledge or understanding of said document. The 2A was never about hunting, that and self defense was assumed. The 2A is about being able to overthrow a tyrannical government. And as is often forgotten, the private citizen could purchase ANY weapon the government could, if he had the money. Ever hear of privateers? Essentially a private citizen that owned an armed vessel!


Perhaps he has conveniently forgotten that modern day sniper rifles are civilian deer rifles modified/converted for military use. In fact, I think from Kris Kyles book, they also took over unmodified civilian deer rifles as their sniper rifles.


Wasn’t the M70 caliber .308 ‘deer rifle’ used in Afghanistan for sniper duties?

Crow is just a lier, after all it is part of the necessary credentials to be on Nancys’ team.


I would say the M40 / Remington 700 in .308. The M70 is an AK-47 variant.

Get Out

Crow should also know he was never issued an “assault rifle” while he was in the military either.


Service Rifle.

John Dow

Ummmm: An assault rifle is a rifle that uses an intermediate cartridge, a detachable magazine, and can switch between semi-automatic/fully automatic fire. Assault rifles are currently the standard service rifles in most modern armies
M-16/M-4 are in that category.

Get Out

Ummm Nope, the M16 was never referred to as an “assault rifle” and neither were the M16A1, M16A2 nor the M4. Anyone that’s been in the U.S. military was ever issued an “assault rifle or weapon”, they were issued service rifles or service weapons and that goes for fully auto MG’s too.
So, even with you’re so-called definition an AR15 can’t be an “assault rifle” because it only fires semi-auto.
When anti-gun activists and the anti-gun media refer to “assault rifles” they’ve succeeded in confusing people who have no clue about firearms.


I distinctly remember my issued M-16s, circa 1973-1976, being referred to as “service rifles.”


Lots of veterans lie about firearms. Nothing new.

Unfortunately, most Americans view them as experts – just like LEOs.


He’s not only a liar but a oathbreaking traitor as well and that’s exactly what I told him when I replied to his tweet.


Just like LEOs, I support all good veterans.

So many of the good ones are silent when it comes to the lies underlying never-ending gun control.

This guy has a voice, but have you ever heard him go into any detail rebutting the lies brought up by the anti-gun crowd?


My 90 year old Swedish Mauser WAS actually built for war, making it of course, a real weapon of war. The design of most modern bolt action deer rifles is in some way (if not a complete copy) taken from these old bolt action Mausers. If Crow took his bolt action deer rifle hunting, didn’t he take a “weapon of war”?


Indeed! But truth and facts (factual data) are nowhere to be found in Leftists’ arguments… [and friend Crow is unquestionably a Leftist hiding in conservatives’ clothing].


How did you conclude he is hiding in conservatives’ clothing? He has been transparent about his anti 2nd amendment views:


Perhaps I should have used the term “wearing” instead of “hiding in.” Would that please you?


I don’t believe either characterization describes Jason Crow.

He’s never pretended to be a conservative. His own website advertises his commitment to totalitarian policies.

I didn’t understand your comment – he hasn’t been hiding in, or wearing, conservatives’ clothing.

He is an out-in-the-open totalitarian.


He’s a kommierado polititian born in kommiewisconson. a blue state. Might as well be from kommiefornia. But it’s a demonrat so it really doesn’t matter what state it’s from, it’s deranged.


Should not be allowed out in public without a Keeper!


He is a politician,ergo he lies.


How did he score a 31 on the ASVAB? Fact that he did obviously proof that even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while?


The Army started taking Cat IV’s in 2007.


True, one does not need 30 rounds in an AR-15 to hunt deer. But, our Founding Fathers did not write the Second Amendment because the deer were coming. (Borrowed from a posted picture from undocumented poster.)

Ansel Hazen

And in Maine, not just an AR but any semiauto rifle is limited to a 5 round magazine. One does not need a 30 round mag for hunting. But one DOES need 30 rounders for defense of the Republic against all enemies, foreign or domestic.


This sorry ass piece of Crap is so jealous of Lauren Bobert that he cant stand it. Lauren is the only Rep from Colorado that is NOT an Embarasment. all the rest are Corrupt Dems.


A Crow is an Annoying, Squalking, scavenger and JASON is no exception


He lives up to the title of “Quisling.”


Progressives find and create all manner of justifications to eliminate individual liberty. I am amazed that my former peers in the Marine Corps still fall for the line. Stupid is as stupid does. One day they may live Reagan’s warning when their grandchildren ask them if they remember a time when America was free. As for the three decades I spent running from one brush fire to the next in the Third World all of it was for naught. While I was carrying my M-16 and crew served weapons chasing “threats to National Security” I should have been using the… Read more »

Ansel Hazen

Not that I suspected anything different but it say’s D-Colorado after Rep Crows name. Every politician, not just traitor Crow should be told (and NOT very politely HAROLD) that their continued fascination with legislation designed to control the population will only result in a nationwide version of the Battle of Athens Tenn.


Politicians conveniently forget that the Constitution, including the Bill of Rights, outlines what the government is supposed to do and what the government is not allowed to do. The Bill of Rights in particular sets limits on government powers, not telling We the People what we are “allowed” to do.

And, Harold, how about changing your ubiquitous “politely urge” in you last paragraph (of every article) to STRONGLY urge. We are not children….


I could buy an M16 tomorrow. The M4, which is the “weapon of war” that Crow likely carried, was not brought into service until 1994, well after the Hughes amendment was (falsely) passed.


Well Crow, I see Spenser Rapone had some company in the Rangers.

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