Sheila Jackson Lee, otherwise known as she who is perhaps the dumbest bitch on the entire planet, recently declared that American’s should not be permitted own automatic weapons. Now when it comes to just how ignorant the esteemed Ms. Jackson Lee is, you certainly don’t need to take my word for it. You really need to do nothing more than to simply wait for her to open her big mouth. For example, it was during a speech this past Wednesday on the floor of the U.S. House that this genius said that we must also close gun loopholes and expand background checks and then tried to link automatic weapons to gun related crimes. No keep in mind here this is the very same individual who thought America planted a flag on Mars.
As was recently reported in the ‘Free Beacon’, Jackson Lee attempted to use the fear-based “automatic weapons” phrase to make her point about reducing the Second Amendment rights of law abiding Americans. Jackson Lee began in her little 5-minute diatribe by saying, “Simple legislation that could be passed. I think it is crucial in America that we do so, because the violence has many roots–housing, health care, poverty, but certainly it has the tool, and that is guns.” And then she went on to say, “That is automatic weapons like AK-47s and others more sophisticated. America has a right to the Second Amendment, but the people of America have a right to safety and the prevention of gun violence in their community.”
It was pointed out by the Free Beacon, “that people frequently misuse the phrase “automatic weapons” when they are actually referring to “semi-automatic weapons.” Many handguns and sporting rifles are semi-automatic. The AK-47 is manufactured in both automatic and semi-automatic models. In a semi-automatic weapon you must pull the trigger each time you want to fire. An automatic weapon will fire as long as you hold the trigger, until you run out of ammunition. Rarely are fully automatic weapons used in crimes. In fact, their ownership is already highly restricted and registered nationally.” And as we all know those who are most often prone to misuse the nomenclature of “automatic weapons” are Democrats.
In offering a critique of Jackson Lee’s comments, Charlie Hoffmann of the Free Beacon wrote: “Automatic weapons are not commonly used in gun crimes in America, however. Since 1986, the sale of newly manufactured automatic weapons to civilians have been banned. If an individual wants to purchase an automatic weapon, they have to go through a strict vetting process while also registering that weapon with the federal government. As a result, automatic weapons are also very expensive to personally own.” Jackson Lee’s attempts to associate automatic weapons with gun violence are disingenuous, at best, and likely would have a difficult time passing even the most cavalier of fact-checks. But that doesn’t prevent her from making them.
I would suggest that perhaps Ms. Jackson Lee spend just a bit more of her very valuable time trying to familiarize herself with the 1968 Gun Control Act which actually defines a semi-automatic weapon as being "any repeating rifle which utilizes a portion of the energy of a firing cartridge to extract the fired cartridge case and chamber the next round, and which requires a separate pull of the trigger to fire each cartridge." The key part there is the "separate pull of the trigger", or in language simple enough that even Jackson Lee should be able to understand it, one pull equals one shot. The law speaks clearly about what it means by the term semi-automatic. When it comes to the term "automatic," a little inference is required.
And then there’s the 1934 National Firearms Act which defines a machine gun as being "any weapon which shoots, is designed to shoot, or can be readily restored to shoot, automatically more than one shot, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger." Note that part about more than one shot fired by "a single function of the trigger." Or in simpler language, again for the benefit of Jackson Lee, one pull equals many shots. That’s the legal difference between a semi-automatic and a fully automatic weapon, a concept that Jackson Lee either fails to understand or one she very purposely misstates for purely political purposes. Which is usually the case with Democrats. When the fact don’t support their plans, they simply ignore them.
Jackson Lee is so dumb that she actually makes Nancy Pelosi appear smart. A Democrat who represents Texas’ 18th congressional district, Jackson Lee once suggested during an address to her congressional colleagues that the Constitution and the American system of governance has lasted about 400 years. She said at the time, “Maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority, the Republicans, my chairman and others, for giving us an opportunity to have a deliberative constitutional discussion that reinforces the sanctity of this nation and how well it is that we have lasted some 400 years, operating under a Constitution that clearly defines what is constitutional and what is not.”
Now ordinarily I wouldn’t give a rat’s ass about anything that Jackson Lee has to say on any subject? But I’m always concerned about the Democrats continuous quest for never ending control and power that has created the problem of gun violence in America. They want voters who only support Democrats and who willingly allow them to fundamentally change our country to serve their purpose. Instead of doing the right thing, the Democrats want only to take away the Second Amendment to our Constitution. Think about it, if the Democrats really gave a damn, and really cared about gun violence and gun crimes they would join with Republicans in demanding that the thousands of gun laws already on the books be enforced.
And what’s really disgraceful is the fact that our liberal state-controlled media goes out of its way to perpetuate the Democrat propaganda by repeating ad nauseam the data concocted by Democrats but that has absolutely no basis in any actual fact. They go out of their way to paint the most dire picture imaginable, while ignoring completely how things got to be so bad. Take for instance the city of Chicago, the city that has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation, and yet has the nation’s highest murder rate. This November the American people must overwhelmingly vote all these damn Democrats out of office. They are determined to take away our Second Amendment, but even more importantly they are not serving the people!