Raymond Buckley on ‘Assault Weapons’

by Rick Olson

Making eye contact with adults while dressed as a clown is risky. —Doug Coupland 

N.H. State Democratic Party Chair Raymond “Buckles the Clown” Buckley

Awesome. You just cannot make this stuff up. A hat-tip goes to the Union Leader’s Tim Buckland for getting this quote from State Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley. When asked, “What is an assualt weapon, Ray said:

“It’s generally a gun that’s more for warfare than for hunting. It does multiple rounds per second. That’s generally what I would think would be an assault weapon. It’s not appropriate for hunting or defending one’s home, but is designed for warfare or mass killings.”

Late yesterday, the UL’s Tim Buckland featured this story entitled, “‘Assault weapon not easily defined,” as a follow-up to Friday’s Story about a poll released by New England College. (see my take on it HERE)

Ah yes! “Buckles the Clown…” God Bless him!  And, I am glad the experts are finally weighing in!

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  • Buckles is close to the truth, as one commenter at the UL noted – by his definition, assault weapon roughly equates to machine gun, and completely excludes the self-loading rifles and handguns which are common use.
    Could he be a closet gun rights supporter?

    • Bubbles

      You can’t say closet – that’s hate speech.

  • Van

    Buckles the Clown, I just love it. Obama’s little court Jester.


    This guy is totally clueless (alas, like most Democrats) when it comes to guns.

  • mer

    multiple rounds per second. I guess that in the hands of Jerry Miculek a revolver is an “assault weapon”.

    • Now that is cool! Especially since most don’t know who Jerry is or haven’t seen him shoot….

      • mer

        I think his record is 12 shots in under 3 seconds. 6 shot revolver so that includes a reload. Hmm. NY’s 7 round limit….

    • granitegrok

      I have watched clips (heh!) where he has outshot an automatic weapon (a true assault rifle).

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