Digging Deeper Into Nadler’s Forced Error – And Revealing One Unforced Error

Digging Deeper Into Nadler’s Forced Error – And Revealing One Unforced Error

United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- When discussing how Jerry Nadler gave Second Amendment supporters all they needed, there was a facet of the discussion that was given short shrift: Nadler’s error was forced by Rep. Dan Bishop (R-GA). Time for a deeper dig, because Bishop, like Marco Rubio in the aftermath of Parkland, was able to reveal anti-Second Amendment extremism for what it truly was.

If you recall CNN’s town hall (really a multi-hour live shaming of Second Amendment supporters) after Parkland, we can recall Dana Loesch’s superb performance, which came during her time as a NRA TV host. Less well-understood was the moment where Senator Marco Rubio revealed the desire of anti-Second Amendment extremists to ban all semi-automatic firearms.

Rubio simply had pointed out what everyone who was familiar with the fact sheets on modern semiautomatic firearms provided by the NRA-ILA or NSSF knew – that an AR-15 operates no differently than a Browning BAR or Ruger mini-14.

Bishop’s move was not quite the same thing, but it was no less crucial than Rubio’s adept maneuvering at the CNN shame-fest. By reminding people that the AR-15s in particular are commonly used, Dan Bishop was invoking Heller.

Nadler then gave away the whole debate when he said, “The problem is they are in common use.” Folks, when Ammoland can access this comment on video from a reliable news outlet reasonably friendly to the Second Amendment, it’s hard for the Washington Post, New York Times, or CNN to wave away the fact that Nadler said it.

By the way, when we talk about reliable news sources, the Washington Post, New York Times, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and a host of other purportedly “mainstream” outlets are excluded.

They have to deal with the fact that Nadler is deliberately defying the Supreme Court. Dan Bishop deserves a lot of credit for pressuring Nadler into that errant statement which pro-Second Amendment attorneys will rely on for years to come.

We now get to touch on an unforced error on the part of anti-Second Amendment extremists. This comes from the bill they pushed through recently. It would be a real shame if we began to point out that in the gun ban recently passed in the House of Representatives, some actual weapons of war, the SKS with fixed magazine, M1 Carbine, and the M1 Garand, were explicitly protected.

This makes for a nice demonstration of hypocrisy, if nothing else. The fact of the matter is that anti-Second Amendment extremists want gun bans, and you can bet that what they list today will be removed tomorrow. Just look at Australia or Canada if you have any doubts.

Second Amendment supporters have some real chances to enhance the likelihood of defeating anti-Second Amendment extremists via the ballot bot at the federal, state, and local levels. If they can be as tactically adept as Dan Bishop was during that mark-up, anti-Second Amendment extremists will be facing a lot more defeats.

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, Strategypage.com, and other national websites.Harold Hutchison

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Congress no longer recognizes the Constitution as the law of the land, so We the People no longer recognize Congress having any legitimate authority or power to govern. We revoke the consent to be governed, and recognize our duty to rebel and expel those who endeavor to reduce Citizens to slavery, and falsely aspire to rule. They are mere servants; We the People are the masters.

Henry Bowman

Patriots need to stiffen their spine for when the time comes, if they haven’t already. At some point, Jack Booted Thugs are going to come at you for saying “NO”; make sure you have people you can trust your life with when the gunfight comes to you! Tyrants need to re-read their history books, because they forgot how this nation was born: Born in battle, with the blood of patriots & tyrants. They will be fatally mistaken if they believe Real Americans will just roll over and fold at the first sign of enforcers. It might not happen with the… Read more »


Mr. Bowman, I’m not sure if you are commenting on the same article that I just finished reading.
Contrary to what you are saying Harold hasn’t, in my opinion, berated Ammoland readers or admonished them for begging permission to do something. He has presented factual information about Jerry Nadler’s admission that AR15s are in “common use”. If you recall that was a very important element in the NYSPRA v. Bruen ruling. Harold is also encouraging 2A supporters to vote in the upcoming mid term elections, not a bad idea in my book


The ant- gunners/ socialist want dead innocents, particularly children, because that is their leverage to effectively ban all firearms.. Gun control in England began after the Soviet revolution.. Prohibition created organized crime. It took the JFK, MLK and RFK murders to pass 68 GCA.
Then they started on school shootings.
Like a two year old they won’t be satisfied until all the cookies are gone and then they’ll want more..


Understand one key truth when dealing with the Progressive New Left. Facts do not matter. What matters is emotion and eliciting an emotion driven response in order to achieve ideological ends. That is true in culture wars issues across the board. Twist the meaning out of language: Assault weapon and assault rifles instead of semi-automatic rifles; abortion is described as “healthcare’ when the most innocent patient emerges dead. All of the issues in the culture war suffer from Newspeak assaults on language. When language loses meaning critical thinking becomes impossible.And that is the whole idea. The left wants drones in… Read more »

Yote Hunter

Very well said.
The Demoncrats are slight of hand in fooling those who would be fooled.
The truly vigilant and conscience voter sees through their con jobs and calls a spade a spade when they see it.
The Ministry of Truth continues their propaganda to “save our democracy” while at the same time in reality they are actually working to destroy it.
Power and control is ALL THAT MATTERS to these people, so don’t ever think they wouldn’t sacrifice our most sacred rights to achieve those wicked aspirations and sooth their addictions.

Henry Bowman

Once again, Little Quisling Harold berating Ammoland readers with his tired admonition to beg permission from the current assembly of tyrants who may be elected (or maybe not), depending on what letter is behind their name. These are the same tyrants who spit on the Constitution with every waking breath, and flip the middle finger to the Supreme Court for having the temerity to declare their radical communist disarmament agenda unconstitutional.


Actually, well written Harold. Not your usual NRA ‘Rah-Rah” puff piece.


 Drawing a nearly invisible line in the sand and then pouncing on a few who seem to cross it serves mainly to disillusion the public about the soundness of democratic government.

“Whether influence is bought through a bribe, outside spending, outside income or campaign contributions,” “The public suffers in the same way.

Until we move past scandals toward structural change, our democracy will suffer too.” None of those things are going to happen anytime soon.

It is said that “those who forget history are condemned to repeat it.”

Today democrats continue to repeat the same mistakes over and over!!


actual weapons of war, fixed mag SKS, M1 Carbine/Garand, were explicitly protected

Again Harold’s short on 1st Principles. ALL guns were protected! The Militia was expected to bring their own weapons, not just those “in common use” by standing armies.

“Loesch’s superb performance. [And Harold’s hero] Marco Rubio.”

Leave it to HH to hump Cabana Boy Marco & a NeverTrump ex-leatherette from Drama Queen Glenn Beck’s (flaming) BLAZE who soaked NRA members for >$1m/yr undisclosed.