That would be Senator Joe Manchin, Democrat. Who famously used a rifle during a campaign commercial vowing to kill the EPA Cap N Trade bill. He certainly has touted his NRA credentials. However, just like most Liberal politicians, he’s stuck the wet pinkie in the air and pivoted so quick his feet are 6″ in the ground now that the Progressives have turned a sad tragedy into a political cause celebre. Sure, he said “I don’t know anyone that needs 30 rounds in a clip to go hunting“, but he certainly seem to enjoy himself while shooting this tricked out semi-automatic AR-15 WITH AN EXTENDED MAGAZINE. Throw in a red dot sight, and he’s ready to go hunting too.
Consistency? Hardly ever when it comes to Democrats. He knows that he’s become a poster child for gun control simply because he’s made a big deal of his NRA credentials – so if HE says so-called assault rifles with big mags should be banned, well, that should be the end of the discussion.
Tell me, if you are looking down the north end of a rifle, wouldn’t you be thinking that ALL rifles would be “assaulting” in that scenario regardless of what it looks like?
I have finally figured out why ARs are deemed scary by Liberals – once again, they can only see skin deep – and have no urge to figure out that what is under it is the real thing (or person) to consider). Whether it is a person or a thing, they only seem to be concerned with outer appearances.
Face it, shoot an AR without having to reload every freaking time is just fun. Forcing law-abiding folks who just like to have some fun plinking at paper and steel targets (like me and TMEW) to have to reload constantly while paying for lane time at the local range just would cost us more and cause us to shoot less. But I guess that is the end game, isn’t it? It isn’t about safety, it is about control and the Progressive demand that we “perfect ourselves” according to their desires.
And “perfection” means only them (the State) should have guns.