I mean people like David Hogg will say anything, no matter how false if it furthers their agenda
The latest example of Hogg displaying his ignorance comes to us from an interview he recently did on MSNBC with Andrea Mitchell, one chronicled over at the Washington Free Beacon:
After telling viewers that Americans need to find unity in addressing gun violence, Hogg was asked about his recent efforts to ban certain kinds of semiautomatic firearms at the state level. He said he and other March for Our Lives activists had introduced a ballot initiative to ban so-called assault weapons in Florida. He said those who own an AR-15, the most popular rifle in the United States, want to hunt other people.
“The truth of the matter is weapons like the AR-15 have an effective range of over 1,500 meters,” Hogg said. “If you’re using a weapon with an effective range of over 1,500 meters, you are not defending yourself. You are hunting a human being.”
The most impressive thing I see here is just how wrong Hogg is on just about everything.
For one thing, the effective range for an AR-15 is closer to 600 yards at best, or about 550 yards. That’s a far cry from 1,500 yards. Since I know someone like Hogg would never take the word of a writer for Bearing Arms on this, let me quote Mic.com instead.
The AR-15 platform is known for its accuracy, especially over longer distances. For some types of hunting, this characteristic is particularly useful for successful hunts. Each bullet type has varying effective ranges. The .223 is effective from 400-600 meters. An AR-15 chambered in .308 has an effective range to about 800 meters; .338 Lapua’s effective range is about 1500 meters; and .50 BMG has the range of about one mile.
I would simply ask Hogg one question. If people who own ARs, and I am one, are actually “hunting people” then where are all the dead bodies? There are over 15 million ARs out there, so, again, where are all those who have been “hunted down”? Hogg, of course, could never answer because he knows that is a lie. But he is willing and eager to lie if it furthers his cause.