(National Sentinel) Ignorance: Left-wing anti-gunner David Hogg claimed that AR-15s are only good for “hunting,” and that they’re never a weapon of choice when it comes to self-defense.
“The effective range of an AR-15 is 1600 feet for comparison your typical handgun is 75 feet if you’re shooting somebody from 1600 feet away you’re not defending yourself…,” he tweeted, “…you’re hunting.”
“Make the 2004 Massachusetts assault weapons ban federal law,” he added.
Hogg was responding to an exchange between Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Judge Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court nomination hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday when he spouted off his latest bit of ignorance regarding guns and the Second Amendment.
“How do you reconcile what you’ve just said with the hundreds of school shootings using assault weapons that have taken place in recent history?” Feinstein asked. “How do you reconcile that?”
“Senator, of course, the violence in schools is something we all detest and want to do something about and there’s a lot of efforts, I know underway to make schools safer,” Kavanaugh responded. “I know at my girl’s school they do a lot of things different than what they did just a few years ago, in terms of trying to harden the school and make it safer for everyone.”
Not everyone — Leftist Democrats, mostly — was satisfied with Kavanaugh’s answer. But beyond that, others began taking young Mr. Hogg to task for his…claim.
“People most certainly do use the AR-15 to defend themselves and others,” responded Stephen Gutowski of the Free Beacon, while providing examples:
— In Oswego, which is near Chicago, a man recently stopped a knife attack using an AR-15. “He was a half a breath away from getting his head blown off and he knew that,” Dave Thomas said. “That’s why he put the knife down.”
— In New York City, two students — one armed with an AR-15 — scared off a pair of armed intruders without firing a shot. “I’m happy he saved my life. I was very thankful he had his (gun),” said one of his gun-owning roommates.
— Another incident involved an armed burglar who was shot and killed by the resident of an apartment with an AR-15.
“You have a man who defended himself inside his home, as the law would generally permit, and exercised extreme restraint by firing only one shot in shooting someone who was unlawfully in his home,” said a local district attorney.
Gutowski also posted a video of a man who posted his own AR-15 self-defense story on YouTube:
Others ‘corrected’ the record for Hogg.
“First things first, hunting is a lawful activity,” tweeted Amy Swearer, a legal policy analyst for the Heritage Foundation. “And if the Second Amendment protection is dependent upon range and stopping power (it isn’t), then almost every single hunting rifle must be similarly banned – even bolt actions – for being more accurate and more powerful.”
(1) First things first, hunting is a lawful activity. And if the Second Amendment protection is dependent upon range and stopping power (it isn't), then almost every single hunting rifle must be similarly banned - even bolt actions - for being more accurate and more powerful.
— Amy Swearer (@AmySwearer) September 5, 2021
She also went on to school young Mr. Hogg on the differences between self-defense uses of weapons.
“Handguns are more difficult for smaller, less experienced shooters to use effectively past about 6 or 7 yards, and also have significantly less stopping power,” she added.“Why would I want to be closer to a threat with a less effective means of eliminating that threat?”
Needless to say, Hogg didn’t respond to his schooling, because as a Leftist, he just makes claims without any substance and refuses to argue his points.
Because he can’t.