I have compiled some videos and posts that you should definitely not watch or read! You may think this is for entertainment purposes. No way, Jose. I am doing this because experts like President Biden's Press Secretary Paski have determined that “misinformation” is a real threat.
Misinformation is an Existential Threat:
Has “misinformation” made the list of 100 existential threats? If not, it definitely should.
Purging the internet of anything the federal government thinks we shouldn't see is important. So important, that President Biden's Press Secretary announced that the federal government is in “regular touch” with social media platforms to flag posts they feel are “problematic” or that “spread disinformation.”
While some are concerned that this sounds a bit totalitarian or like an expansion of the current, state-run media apparatus, we shouldn't worry. At this very moment, fact-checkers in major social media companies are removing those conspiracy theorists' posts, flagged by the federal government.
I, for one, am grateful that I don't have to be confused and harmed by extremist, mind-control, voodoo.
To celebrate this monumental step of complete transparency by the Joseph Biden Administration, we found some of the more ridiculous videos and statements about guns that the “fact-checkers” missed.
If you cannot discern reality from fantasy or make your own decisions, you definitely should not continue reading this post.
In no particular order:
Bump Stock Buffoonery:
CNN's Fact-Checkers haven't yet “circled back” to clear up the glaring mistake in their super-hi-res graphic video describing what a “bump-stock” is. Instead of picturing an actual bump-stock, their expert video-maker guy envisioned a new, never-seen-before device.
The “device” is invisible and somehow repeatably extends and collapses a telescoping, adjustable stock. The invisible device also somehow allows the shooter to “fire repeatedly without releasing the trigger.”
Here is a post describing what bump stocks are.
State Representatives, those responsible for writing the laws we are to live by, need diverse knowledge. However, sometimes they misspeak. And when they do, we must make sure we erase it from the internet and our memory. Now State Representative Sheila Jackson Lee is not a mean orange man, so, understandably, her demonstrably false statements from 2019 about AR-15's remain available for viewing.
When speaking to some reporters, she said that she held an AR-15 and that it was:
…as heavy as 10 boxes you might be moving.
On Earth, an AR-15 with a full 30-round magazine weighs around 7 and a half pounds.
It is entirely possible that when Rep. Lee moves, she doesn't put more than one 12 ounce can of soup in a box. However, it's hard to believe that anyone besides Rep. Lee would have any clue about the weight of an actual AR-15 based on the 10-box analogy.
Furthermore, how the rifle's weight is relevant to anything.
She also followed up by saying that the gun “uses a .50 caliber bullet” and that these bullets “need to be licensed and not on the street.” AR-15 style rifles come in many different calibers. The most common is 5.56 or .223 caliber, much smaller than a .50 caliber round.
In fact, nearly any rifle used for hunting (which isn't scary looking) uses a larger caliber bullet. So we aren't sure why.50 caliber bullets would be licensed, as they make up roughly 0% of the caliber's used in homicides.
A common misconception is that all members of the military have expertise with guns. Our in-house fact-checkers confirmed this is 100% false. Actually, most military members don't have Military Operational Specialties (MOS's) that have anything to do with small arms. And a qualification once in boot camp doesn't count as firearm experience.
CNN must have seen a 4-second video of retired General Hertling in cammies and assumed he could tell them all they needed to know about AR-15's. But, of course, since this story made our list, it didn't turn out as they planned.
We don't often get to witness the birth of an entirely new English word or definition. But thank's to Hertling, we now have the term:
Before this video, the world had no clue what full-semi-automatic was possible. Hertling only went fully-semi-auto for 5 rounds, which was the longest fully-semi-auto display in history. It was brief, but that was because Hertling made sure to explain why he would miss the target. It is tough to shoot accurately when in fully-semi-auto mode.
Now back to the interview.
The hard-hitting reporter says that the AR-15 “used to be a weapon of war.” And that one of the characteristics of an AR-15 is the “speed and power of the bullet.”
Hertling follows those lies with the bombshell revelation that only a person with deep-intimate knowledge of AR-15's would have.
The truth of the matter is, Hertling said, is that they look almost exactly the same.
Hertling drove the point home further when he said:
A lot of people will buy this [AR-15] simply because it's cool.
I gotta say that I never quite thought of it that way. The AR-15 and M-4 look similar, making the AR-15 much, much more deadly. And I would much rather people purchase guns that don't look cool. But, unfortunately, a gun that looks cool is also much, much more dangerous.
The video is basically a montage of two guys trying to outdo one another in their display of inept shooting skills. I won't bore you with everything said in the video.
I actually feel pretty bad that CNN exploited a guy who served the country. They didn't care if he embarrassed himself by stepping way out of his lane.
World's Most Fragile Man:
Unfortunately, the video embedded in the original 2016 New York Daily News article is no longer available. Likely because of the embarrassment it brought to the news organization, by author Gersh Kuntzman.
Kuntzman grotesquely misled Americans in a hit piece on the AR-15. The reporter, who never fired an AR-15, would shoot one to see what it was like and document the experience.
It soon became evident that the intent was to mislead people into thinking the AR-15 was the death-ray machine gun, the media wants people to believe it is.
According to Kuntzman, “It felt to me like a bazooka — and sounded like a cannon.” Here is an excerpt from the article where he describes the experience shooting the same rifle many 10-year old girls use to compete.
The recoil bruised my shoulder, which can happen if you don't know what you're doing. The brass shell casings disoriented me as they flew past my face. The smell of sulfur and destruction made me sick. The explosions — loud like a bomb — gave me a temporary form of PTSD. For at least an hour after firing the gun just a few times, I was anxious and irritable.
Mr.Kuntzman apologized for trivializing PTSD, which is an actual thing, unlike what he described in the article. He suffered quite a bit of justifiable criticism for this claim, as well as the physical trauma from shooting the rifle.
But, then, like a true narcissist lacking all self-awareness, Kuntzman struck back at those who pointed out that little kids shoot AR-15's without an issue. He followed up his first post with a rebuttal article called “To gun lovers, you can't even have an opinion on assault rifles — unless it's theirs. Here's the proof.”
The infamous video from USA Today inspired some epic MEMES. In the video, we learn some things about the AR-15. USA Today wanted to show different things someone could stick on their AR-15. Apparently, these items made the gun more scarry, more deadly, and more…”assault-weaponish.”
Among the “possible modifications” someone could make to their AR-15 are a flashlight, two-point sling, foregrip, and a “Chainsaw Bayonet.” At first, I'm not sure if anyone knew if the video was a joke or not. But nope, it was the hard-hitting reporting faithful USA Today followers expect from the organization.
True, there is a company that makes a novelty, battery, powered chainsaw attachment. However, outside of characters in zombie movies and USA Today writers, not one has been used to chop people up.
I could not substantiate this, but someone might have died in a chainsaw bayonet incident!
It happened when someone died of laughter after seeing one on an AR-15.
Ghost Guns That Fire 3600 Rounds a Minute:
More people know what a “ghost gun” is now than back in 2014 when California Senator Kevin De Leon gave his famous press conference. He was flanked by some dudes in uniforms holding binders and papers and other stuff. There was a table with some scary black rifles on it, and everything looked very official.
De Leon rambles and stammers for nearly 20 minutes as he tries to explain how easy it is to build a “ghost gun.”
De Leon shows a ghost gun that, until then, no person on earth had actually seen. He displayed a rifle that:
…has the ability with a 30 caliber clip, to disperse with 30 bullets, within half a second.
Let's pretend he didn't say .30 caliber, which is incorrect.
Instead, let us just do the math on the rate of fire. We have 30 rounds each half-second for a total of 60 rounds a second. Multiply 60 rounds a second by 60 seconds in a minute, and we get 3,600 rounds per minute. That is grotesquely exaggerated, at about 12 times the likely number of around 200-400 rounds a minute.
The video is chock full of inaccuracies, lies, conflation, and idiocy. But, unfortunately (or fortunately), YouTube hasn't gotten around to remove it for providing false information.
Easier to Buy a Gun than a Book?
President Obama was caught in a lie when he said you would “be able to keep your insurance plan if you liked it.” Oh wait, I mean when he said:
We flood communities with so many guns that it is easier for a teenager to buy a Glock than get his hands on a computer or even a book.
Former President Obama made these remarks at a memorial service in Dallas, July 12, 2016. Of course, anyone who has purchased a firearm legally knows what the former president said is untrue. But that's not all, folks. In 2015, Obama said this:
There are neighborhoods where it’s easier for you to buy a handgun and clips than it is for you to buy a fresh vegetable.
Here is a link to the Washington Post article that gave Obama “3-Pinocchios” for the two misleading statements.
Heat Seeking Bullets:
A couple of NY Assemblywomen give a crash course on hunting and ballistics. Patricia Eddington introduces the audience to “bullets, as you saw, have an incendiary device on the tip of it, which is a heat-seeking device. So, you don't shoot deer with a bullet that size. If you do, you could cook it at the same time.”
Of course, this is an unbelievable lie. Nevertheless, I am selfishly happy no one scrubbed the video because it is pretty comical, especially with their NY accents.
The suspicion that lawmakers aren't quite as bright and impressive as their online bio would suggest bears out again. Since a “high-capacity magazine” is a made-up term, the actual argument against them is confusing from the beginning.
While explaining her proposed legislation to ban the evil product, the congresswoman addressed a reasonable question. What does she plan to do with tens of thousands of “high-capacity” magazines already owned by Coloradans?
Here is what she said:
If you ban them in the future the number of these high-capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and there won’t be any more available.
She may want to ban a “high capacity magazine” that no one has seen before. Or it could be, she has no idea what she is saying because magazines get filled with ammunition over and over again.
Buy A Shotgun:
Joe Biden gave an iconic interview on the topic of firearms and self-defense. In the memorable clip, he gives us the same advice he gives to his wife, Dr. Jill.
If she has a problem, she should:
…grab a double-barrel shotgun” and “fire two blasts outside the home.
This statement is so ridiculous that Autotune made it into a beautiful song.
I also find it amazing that as the interviewer reads questions submitted in writing, he captures their voice and tone.
I got to thinking; Uncle Joe doesn't say which problems to use the double-barrel shotgun blasts on. Let's hope it's perpetually smooth sailing in the Biden home.
I'll provide a video clip of the original interview and a video of the remix.
WARNING: This song will get stuck in your head for the rest of the day.
Okay, I know I have a lot more work to do if I want to rid the internet of misinformation about guns.
To be fair, I am far from perfect and get stuff wrong. However, the attempt is always to get it right, never knowingly mislead those consuming the content. I'll let you be the judge if these gaffs seem to be innocent slipups or purposeful coercion.
If we wipe out all content filled with lies and mistruths, we have to remove nearly everything politicians say. Right?
A lot of these people could use some basic firearms education. However, we should not stop learning.
This course titled Shooting Fundamentals is appropriate for new gun owners and those who want to get better at mastering the fundamentals for using a firearm in self-defense.