Saturday, January 10, 2015
More Lefty Ignorance About Guns
Here's the close enough transcript:
Just to keep it into perspective, I don't think we should imagine that the conditions and the threat are exactly the same in the United States as they are in France. They are different. In fact, one thing that is different here is weapons are universally available and so it is actually a very good thing that, that the tensions are not exactly the same because we would expect to have a lot more carnage. (Emphasis added).
Let's review what weapons the Muslim mass murderers used: Two full auto assault rifles, probably AK-74s, a pump shotgun (for close encounters) and a rocket propelled grenade launcher (probably a Soviet RPG-7, but accounts vary and it could have been an RPG 18 or 22).
There may be a few full auto AK-47s in the United States. For one to own one legally, it would have had to have been imported before 1968 and there were darned few AKs being captured by us before that time. The Russians had them, of course, but the other commie nations not so much. They became more common in Viet Nam after the import ban. So our "universally available" weaponry here in America would not likely have included full auto AKs. It is much easier for Europeans willing to break the strict gun laws that exist over there to obtain full auto AKs. It is the most produced assault rifle ever, with perhaps 100 million in existence; and they were the main weapon of the armed forces of the European countries behind the Iron Curtain and there are plenty still around. So, no, Mr. Robinson, the particular assault rifles used were much more "universally available" in Europe than here.
How about the RPG? Well, again, they are almost non-existent in the US but are all over the place in Europe. Although the RPG-7 was developed in 1961, the Soviets kept them pretty much exclusively in mother Russia for quite a while. Now they are as common as mice throughout Asia and Africa and Europe, but are not at all a common weapon here in the carnage-waiting-to-happen United States.
So no, blame America firsters, we wouldn't expect a lot more carnage here. Perhaps a non-Muslim terrorist citizen in France with a lawfully concealed carry weapon could have taken out the murderers before they entered the newspapers office. But there was no chance of that as there are no lawful citizen concealed carry permits in France. The French government forbids the public arming for self defense so the Parisian public was sheep to the Muslim terrorist wolves. How's that gun control legislation working out for you, mon ami?
And don't even get me started on the Gendarmes sans pistolet.