Tom Knighton lays out the case for a contributor on MSNBS spewing the most inane and uniformed rant against guns ever
However, it seems that automatic weapons are an absolute scourge. At least, that’s the word from an MSNBC personality.
MSNBC contributor and former congresswoman Donna Edwards said on Wednesday that shooters are killing thousands of people with “automatic” weapons with “high-capacity ammunition.”
“It’s ridiculous putting the death penalty on the table,” the former Democratic lawmaker said in reference to the Trump administration’s proposal to execute mass shooters faster. “I mean, people who are committing mass shootings aren’t saying, ‘Well, I might get the death penalty so I won’t do it.’ No, they’re getting these automatic rifles, they’re using high capacity ammunition, and they’re killing, they’re mowing down hundreds, thousands of people every single year.”
Edwards made several inaccurate statements in her response.
Well, she either is simply ignorant, on a level we have rarely seen, or she is just lying and piling on the rhetoric as best she can. Either way no responsible news network would allow such idiocies and lies to be spewed on their network. Of course, MSNBS is not a legitimate news source. It is leftist propaganda 24/7.
The fact is that automatic weapons, AKA Machine guns are highly highly restricted, and very, very few people have ever been “gunned down”by them, or, in fact any rifle, even the AR-15, which the left is trying to get banned
According to the FBI, there were only 403 murders carried out with a rifle of any kind in 2017. That includes the 59 people killed in Las Vegas, where we know the weapon was a semi-automatic firearm. So even if every other murder was carried out with a full-auto weapon, we’re still looking at just a few hundred deaths attributable to these kinds of weapons.
For the record, in 2017 there were almost 1,600 people killed with knives, 467 people killed with blunt objects, and 696 people killed with “personal weapons” such as hands or feet.
But, again, this is MSNBS, and facts are simply outdated there in tin foil hat land