A Republican congressman is pushing back against gun-grabbing Democrats, who are using the pretext of safety to undermine individual liberties, by introducing legislation to officially brand one of the most iconic firearms as the “National Gun of America.”
Barry Moore (R-AL) swung by an in-state firearms dealer and made the announcement both at the store and later on Twitter. Tweeting some refreshing common sense from a politician, Moore characterized the second amendment as fundamental as the first amendment.
“The Second Amendment is as American a right as freedom of speech, religion, & the press,” he shared in a tweet seen by almost three-quarters of a million people.
The #SecondAmendment is as American a right as freedom of speech, religion, & the press.
Today I unveiled my bill to make the AR-15 the National Gun of America. We must send a message that we will meet every attack on any of our constitutional rights. pic.twitter.com/R7Yi6J10nh
— Rep. Barry Moore (@RepBarryMoore) February 21, 2023
“Today I unveiled my bill to make the AR-15 the National Gun of America. We must send a message that we will meet every attack on any of our constitutional rights,” the Alabama congressman added.
After leaving Family Firearms, the store in which he unveiled his proposed legislation Moore continued his stumping, saying to local reporters: “The anti-Second Amendment group won’t stop until they take away all your firearms… One rule to remember: any government that would take away one right would take away them all.”
Contrary to popular sentiment, the AR in AR-15 does not mean assault rifle. Most pundits and politicians could easily be excused for knowing better and pushing the lie anyways, but sometimes you get a real sense these elitist fools really are just as clueless as we imagine them to be.
As The American Tribune wrote, “Fox News Channel’s Geraldo Rivera decided to go full bore RINO and defend Biden’s pro-gun control comments and attack private ownership of AR-15s.” Just take a look at his idiotic talking points.
“It makes Macho the people who possess it. ‘Oh, look at me. I’m a big deal’. And it’s not a right. It is an automatic rifle.” After being corrected that AR-15s are not automatic – they are semi-automatic unless they;’ve been illegally tampered with – he nevertheless stated an indefensible position. “Well, I all I know is that AR-15s have no place in American society other than sport clubs.”
Immediately, as The American Tribune continued, there were furious calls for Geraldo to be canned by Fox.
Breitbart accurately described the AR-15 in an article commenting on the proposed legislation from Representative Barry Moore.
An AR-15 is a semiautomatic rifle, which means it fires one round–and only one round–each time the trigger is pulled. It is chambered in .223/5.56 and is wildly popular for self-defense, match shooting, and hunting predators and small game.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) classifies AR-15s as “Modern Sporting Rifles” (MSRs) and estimates that there are nearly 25 million MSRs currently in circulation.
NSSF noted there are more AR/AK-style firearms “in circulation today than there are Ford F-Series trucks on the road.”
While the bill stands little chance of surviving a vote in the Senate, it remains to be seen if it even gets out of committee or past the House floor. It certainly wouldn’t be signed by Joe Biden.
Still, while on the surface this bill might seem little more than a right-wing version of virtue-signaling, it almost goes without saying that it’d be a lot harder to ban a national gun. At this point, conservatives have to do whatever they can to stop the encroaching tyranny of big government.
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