Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) gave an interview on the steps of the Capital building and showed everybody the depth of her ignorance about guns.
In the video below, you can watch her interaction with the reporters.
She said, “I believe there will have to be an emergence of members of the House flooding the United States Senate for Senator McConnell to understand that these initiatives today, my gun storage bill, my bill that I’ve introduced dealing with the caliber weapon, I’ve held an AR-15 in my hand, I wish I had it,” she continued.
She held out her hands as if she was holding the gun being discussed.
50 Cal ? This is the famous Sheila Jackson Lee. She thought our Constitution was 400 years old, referred to herself on the House floor as a freed slave and asked NASA if the Hubbel telescope could get a pic of where Neil Armstrong walked on MARS. She is ridiculous https://t.co/3DIIUrAGIb
— Hailey’s Hut (@hailey_hut) September 22, 2019
So far, she sounds reasonable, right?
But we’re heading off the rails, fast.
“It is as heavy as 10 boxes that you might be moving and the bullet that is utilized, a .50-caliber, these kinds of bullets need to be licensed and do not need to be on the street,” Jackson Lee stated.
Whaaaat? Ten moving boxes?
Unloaded, an AR-15 weighs about 6.5 pounds!
Does she mean flat, empty moving boxes? Even ten of those would weigh more than 6.5 lbs!
What’s more, even with a full 30-round magazine, an AR-15 barely breaks 7.5 lbs.
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You need to learn what you are talking about before you open your mouth.
On the left is a .223 or NATO 5.56 round for an AR-15 and on the right is a .50 cal. pic.twitter.com/UIpoSevNcZ
— David F. (@1HoustonAtheist) September 22, 2019
And the caliber! AR-15s use .223 caliber, not even half the size of a .50 caliber bullet.
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This lady . . . who keeps voting for her?
This is the lady who thought our Constitution was over 400 years old. She also asked NASA if they could get a picture of when Neil Armstrong walked on Mars.
So there’s that.
But she’ll keep pushing for the three gun control bills she’s sponsored, including a safe storage bill, more background checks, and even limitations on where ammunition can be sold.
Politicians this ignorant deserve to be laughed at, but it’s not quite as funny when you remember that she is a representative for thousands of voters.
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