After this article, we should at least be fair, right? Too bad I can't even delve into the other categories of “best” liberal quotes. I don't understand why the left loves to make legislation for a topic it is clearly terrible at understanding ... but then, there are many things about the left I don't understand.
Here are eight quotes that show what liberals know about guns.
1. Gun Bill That Doesn't Increase or Decrease Crime; So What Does It Do?
In a moment of rare honesty, Colorado State Rep. Claire Levy (D-Boulder) makes no guarantees about her bill: “I make no assertion that this bill will either increase or reduce violent crime. That is not the premise of the bill.”
If this bill (HB 13-1226) likely will not reduce violent crime, and it’s not meant to, what exactly is the point of this bill? Add it to the ever-growing pile of useless gun control legislation.
2. Potential Rape Victims Are the Real Danger
Potential rape victims are actually the dangerous ones, says Rep. Joe Salazar (D-Colo.), and may “pop a round” at somebody: “And you don't know if you feel like you're going to be raped, or if you feel like someone's been following you around or if you feel like you're in trouble when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you pop ... pop a round at somebody.”
This is his rationale for disarmament. Get rid of the guns, because the real danger is that there’s too many trigger happy potential rape victims out there popping rounds at people who may be following them.
3. Want to Defend Yourself? Buy a Whistle Or Hope to Outrun Your Attacker
And let’s not forget Rep. Salazar's suggestion to give women whistles if they think they’re going to be raped, his replacement for carrying a weapon: “It's why we have call boxes. It's why we have safe zones. That's why we have the whistles …”
Colorado State Rep. Lori Saine (R-Dacono) had the simplest response: "My daughter’s going to be going off to college in about 10 years. I can’t imagine her only option’s going to be to outrun her attacker to a call box.”
Women, let's make sure you know where your call boxes are, or at least have a whistle on our key chains. That will loud noise will stop rapists for sure, and then you won’t be popping rounds at people. I feel safer walking home at night already.
4. NRA Only Defends Second Amendment Because Obama is Black
Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) says that the only reason the NRA defends the Second Amendment against President Obama’s gun control plans is that they "still cannot get over” the fact that the president "is black.”
Following a Capitol Hill press conference, Rep. Johnson suggested that NRA opposition to Obama’s gun control policies was personal. A reporter asked Johnson “You said just a minute ago that part of the NRA’s true colors was a personal dislike of the president. Why do you think that is?” Rep. Johnson said, “First of all, he is a black. And as a black person being the president of the United States, that is something they still cannot get over.”
Because even though the NRA was founded in 1871, they have never defended their rights before and are only now doing so as a personal vendetta against President Obama.
5. How Did We Not Know It's Legal to Hunt Humans?
Everyone’s favorite gun control advocate, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (CA), says that “it is legal to hunt humans with 15-round, 30-round, even 150-round magazines.”
“We have federal regulations and state laws that prohibit hunting ducks with more than three rounds. And yet it’s legal to hunt humans with 15-round, 30-round, even 150-round magazines.” Since she clearly doesn't understand even the most basic laws, why is she making them? Legal to hunt humans … how had we not noticed until now? Hunger Games, anyone?
6. People Buy Guns Because What They Actually Want is a Ferrari
Vice President Biden says that people own guns just because they like the feel of them, arguing that they buy guns, not for protection or hunting, but because "it's like driving a Ferrari." He also admits that he “doesn’t know what the numbers are” are for this new statistic. Could it be because he made it up? For all of us who can’t afford our own Ferraris, let us continue to keep substituting with guns. Whenever I get that longing for a Ferrari or Maserati, I head to my local pawn shop.
7. Shotguns Can't Go Through Walls, and If You're Scared, Just Fire One Through Your Door
And we can’t forget V.P. Biden’s sensible solutions to someone breaking into your home: “Well, you know, my shotgun will do better for you than your AR-15, because you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door.” Let’s not worry about randomly hitting a neighbor or passerby on the sidewalk. Intelligent gun owners (which he clearly is not) know never to fire a shot randomly, especially when you don't know what you're aiming at. I figured that was common sense.
He later expands with “If you want to protect yourself, get a double-barrel shotgun. You don’t need an AR-15. It’s harder to aim, it’s harder to use.” This extremely erroneous claim has been disproved many times, and I can also vouch from personal experience.
He also claims that shotguns don’t penetrate walls: "You know, they make fun of my saying about use a shotgun if someone’s invading your home. Guess what — use a shotgun [on] someone invading your home — you don’t kill your kids. Use an AR-15, it goes through your wall and it can kill your kid in the bedroom.”
Despite of Biden’s gold mine of gun knowledge, it seems his advice would actually be illegal. Too bad, since it seemed like such a great solution.
8. If Someone Breaks Into Your Home, You'd Probably Be Dead Anyway
A concerned Denver senior citizen at a public forum on national gun control legislation asked Rep. Diana Degette (D-Colo.) a simple question: “What about me?” His question concerned limiting magazine capacity.
“My question is: What about me?” the Denver citizen asked Rep. DeGette, arguing against limiting magazine capacity. “There may not be one bad guy that comes into my house … I have to change magazines? I am a serious disadvantage. What about me?”
Rep. Degette, instead of answering his question, arrogantly smirked and mocked him with this reply: “You’d probably be dead anyway if they had that kind of firepower.” Her other response was “The [Denver Police Department] would be there within minutes.” Don’t worry, if you can keep your attackers from killing you and your family for just 10 minutes, the average response time of an emergency call, you’ll be just fine.
And if you can’t? Well, you'd probably be dead anyway.