A top Democrat was just caught red-handed in a hot mic moment. She lost it completely — and now millions of Americans can see it. This is unbelievable.
“I held an AR-15 in my hand,” said Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee. “It is as heavy as 10 boxes that you might be moving. And the bullet that is utilized, a .50 caliber, these kinds of bullets need to be licensed and do not need to be on the street.”
Jackson Lee is showing her ignorance once again, yet she’s in the process of pushing anti-gun legislation to gut the Second Amendment. She couldn’t even get the technical specs of an AR-15 correct when speaking to reporters.
The AR-15 “weighs between seven and nine pounds,” noted The Daily Caller. Furthermore, noted the publication, “the standard model off the shelf fires a .223 or 5.56mm round.”
While it’s true that the rifle can be fitted to fire a .50-caliber round, this would have to be done via an after-market modification. Jackson Lee — whether she’s a liar or simply ignorant — did not make this distinction.
Plenty of firearms can be modified after being purchased from the manufacturer. But Democrats like Jackson Lee would have Americans believe that people are buying AR-15 models with .50-caliber capacity right off the shelves.
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