Monday, March 29, 2021

Rep Jason Crow, Idiot

 Representative Jason Crow serves the 6th District of Colorado.  His Wiki ad his bio page tout his service as an Army Ranger.  Yet he authored the most ignorant Tweet that I've seen lately.  He's also a lawyer, and the tweet casts discredit on his professors.  It's ignorant, a canard, and a disservice to the Constitution.  Here's the text.

I grew up a hunter and served as an Army Ranger. 

I didn’t take my deer hunting rifle to Afghanistan, nor did I take my assault rifle deer hunting. 

Don’t be fooled by the gun lobby. The type of gun matters. 

Weapons of war have no place in our communities.

4:30 PM · Mar 26, 2021

Evidently, Jason didn't learn anything in high school, nor anything in the Army, nor did his professors at law school teach anything about reading comprehension.

The Second Amendment says nothing about deer hunting.  If it did, I would freely admit it. 

Representative Jason Crow wants to restrict the rights and privileges of Americans. His understanding of the Constitution is so flawed that it casts discredit on his high school, his law professors, and the US Army.


Termite said...

The AR-15 does not meet the requirements of an assault rifle, as defined by Jane's and the US Army.

"The U.S. Army defines assault rifles as "short, compact, selective-fire weapons that fire a cartridge intermediate in power between submachine gun and rifle cartridges."[16] In this strict definition, a firearm must have at least the following characteristics to be considered an assault rifle:[2][3][4]

It must be capable of selective fire.
It must have an intermediate-power cartridge: more power than a pistol but less than a standard rifle or battle rifle, examples of intermediate cartridges are the 7.92×33mm Kurz, the 7.62x39mm and 5.56×45mm NATO.
Its ammunition must be supplied from a detachable box magazine.[5]
It must have an effective range of at least 300 metres (330 yards).
Rifles that meet most of these criteria, but not all, are technically not assault rifles.
The more political term assault weapon is often conflated with assault rifle and does not require all of the characteristics above – especially the selective fire capability which is functionally illegal in the USA for civilian use, and thus irrelevant to the political discussion.

For example:

Select-fire M2 Carbines are not assault rifles; their effective range is only 180 metres (200 yd).[17]
Select-fire rifles such as the FN FAL, M14, and H&K G3 main battle rifles are not assault rifles; they fire full-powered rifle cartridges.
Semi-automatic-only rifles like the Colt AR-15 are not assault rifles; they do not have select-fire capabilities.
Semi-automatic-only rifles with fixed magazines like the SKS are not assault rifles; they do not have detachable box magazines and are not capable of automatic fire."

Peripatetic Engineer said...

Well, he's a Democrat.

kamas716 said...

I don't know too many people that take their NFA weapons out hunting, though there are probably a few. Transferable NFA weapons are scarce and cost as much as a small house. This guy sounds like a complete idiot.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

The saddest part is he was elected only with huge amounts of outside of Colorado money. The man he defeated, Mike Coffman, was one of the decent officeholders.

dogsledder said...

Stone the crows !

Justin_O_Guy said...

Let's pretend every gun IS a "military weapon of war ".
The Second Amendment is about the fact that the People have the right to be armed Sufficiently to throw off a tyrannical government. The guys who Wrote the Second Amendment had real experience with the fight for freedom and designed America to make it possible for the People to be able to maintain their Republic. Don't let anyone convince you that a weapon that would be good for a battle in Afghanistan has no business in the hands of an American citizen.