I’ve previously discussed various overt and subtle cases of anti gun groups putting out misinformation, with the hope that uninformed voters will be scared into supporting gun control. I’ve also talked about anti gun politicians who make baseless anti gun statements, all the while showing a lack of knowledge about the guns they are trying to ban. However I’ve found a new example that tops them all:
In the video clip shown below, New York State Assemblywoman Patricia Eddington appears at a press conference, where she tries to push for a ban on .50 caliber rifles, despite the fact that such expensive and bulky guns are almost never used by criminals. The really amazing part comes when she says that some .50 caliber rounds have incendiary tips (true) and that “incendiary” means that the rounds are heat seeking (utterly and completely untrue). For the record, incendiary rounds just have a burning bit of phosphorus or some similar compound at the front of the round. Such rounds are not heat seeking, and cannot track and follow a target like a heat seeking (infrared guided) missile. It is also important to note that incendiary round can be manufactured for any caliber, not just .50, and such incendiary rounds are already heavily restricted by law. In short, Assemblywoman Patricia Eddington is simply spreading fear over non-existent capabilities of already banned bullets.
This woman is an absolute IDIOT !!!! She holds up a .50 cal round and says this is a heat seeking device…NO DUMMY!!! DUHHHHH!!! That is a rifle cartridge….a SIDWINDER MISSLE is a heat seeking device.We have to get these feminazis and men haters out of Washington. They have absolutely too much spare time on theeir hands because instead of researching an issue they will try to just BS their way at the podium and hope the average citizen is too stupid to notice. Today the citizens are smarter thn ever. They will go to the polls on election day and put these dishonest losers on the street and in the unemployment line where they belong!!!
It's a stupid person, regardless of gender. Ill informed individual, person…
Ugh. Talk about ill-informed. Just like that politician pushing the banning of "barrel shrouds" when she actually had no blooming clue what a barrel shroud actually was (and kudos to the journalist who called her out on it).
The unfortunate reality about this, though – is that because so many Americans have very little knowledge about guns at all – such a statement about "heat seeking bullets" will find a receptive audience. We know it's crap, anyone who has even rudimentary knowledge of guns knows it's crap, but unfortunately many Americans' knowledge about firearms and munitions comes from Hollywood via Stallone and Schwarzenegger movies.
In that context, a "heat seeking bullet" sounds perfectly legit.
The military dosent even use that type of .50 caliber rifle!
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