Texas Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is yet another voice calling for bans on so-called “assault weapons” like American’s most popular rifle, the AR-15.
Now, it’s not new news that the Democrats calling for gun bans know nothing about the guns they want to take out of the hands of the American people. But, Sheila Jackson Lee’s recent claims about the weight of an AR-15 and the caliber of the bullets it shoots really takes the cake when it comes to ignorance!
After claiming that she held an AR-15 and “wish she hadn’t,” Lee gave some “facts” about the AR-15,
“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.”
In reality, an AR-15 weighs about 7-8 lbs when fully loaded, and usually fires .223 caliber bullets – significantly smaller than the ones Lee talked about!
Grab the popcorn, and watch Sheila Jackson Lee TREMENDOUSLY botch up the facts about the AR-15 here:
Of course, the internet has not been kind to Rep. Lee and have made a mockery out of her AR-15 "facts!"
These tweets made in response are just hilarious:
The Washington Examiner has more to say about Sheila Jackson Lee's ignorance (or stupidity, your pick) when it comes to the AR-15 she wants to ban:
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee incorrectly claimed that AR-15 rifles fire .50 caliber ammunition and that the weapons are “as heavy as 10 boxes that you might be moving.”
The Texas Democrat, who is pushing for further gun control policies, made the statement to reporters, claiming that she has held an AR-15 but wished she had not.
"It is as heavy as 10 boxes that you might be moving,” Jackson Lee, 69, said. “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.”
A loaded AR-15 weighs about 7.5 pounds and does not fire .50 caliber rounds, but rather .223 ammunition. The difference between the size of the two types of ammunition is stark, with .50 rounds typically used by the military in heavy machine guns and anti-materiel weapons.