In my years covering politics, I’ve heard many… many mind-boggling and idiotic statements. Obviously, some political discussions are known for bringing about far more asinine comments than others. For instance, when the topic of “gun regulations” is brought up, that’s typically when I receive messages that are so ridiculous I can’t even get angry or offended — because I can’t stop laughing at what I had just read.
It’s amazing what trying to have an adult conversation about sensible gun regulations does to bring out the batsh*t crazy in some people. Sensible regulations such as:
- Background checks on all gun purchases.
- Bans on military-style semi-automatic assault weapons like we had for 10 years that even Ronald Reagan and many Republicans once supported.
- Limits on magazine size.
- Preventing suspected terrorists from being able to legally purchase guns.
- Some sort of mental health system to prevent “unhinged” people from obtaining weapons.
None of those things would really impact the right for “law-abiding citizens” to own guns. Sure, these regulations would impact certain types of guns that were designed and engineered for the military, but not practical guns Americans can use for self-defense, hunting and other rational uses for guns.
When I say “rational,” I’m clearly not talking about the individuals among us who believe guns are meant to overthrow a Constitutionally elected government. Those particular folks are called idiots who somehow believe that Article III, Section 3 of the United States Constitution doesn’t exist.
Well, in what might be one of the most absurd things I’ve ever seen in all my time reading about and/or participating in debates about guns, Megyn Kelly tried to have a discussion about the AR-15 with Nomiki Konst and conservative radio host Dana Loesch, only to see the entire thing spiral out of control when Loesch tried to claim that banning the AR-15 was tantamount to a “war on women.”
No, I’m not joking, she actually said that.
After Konst factually pointed out that the AR-15 was designed for military use (which it was), Loesch countered by dismissing that claim (shocking), then said, “This is a war on women because the AR-15 is the most popular weapon with women.”
That’s about the time when the whole thing spiraled out of control. Even though she tried to restore order, Kelly was unable to do so and abruptly ended the segment.
As I’ve said countless times before, I simply cannot take these types of people seriously. When your arguments are that a weapon that was specifically designed for combat isn’t a weapon meant for combat, and trying to ban that weapon for private use is a “war on women” because women like the gun — that’s just moronic.
Though to show how absurd she really is, Loesch, herself, said that the AR-15 is a terrible choice for self-defense. That actually supports the argument that this is a gun that’s not meant for self-defense.
The AR-15 and other semi-automatic rifles like it (AK-47, Sig Sauer MCX, etc.) are weapons that were made for militaries to use in combat. They’re designed and engineered to distribute bullets fast and indiscriminately to be as lethal as possible while fighting in a war.
Just when I thought I had heard nearly every idiotic argument a pro-gun fanatic could come up with, Dana Loesch proudly proved that the “pro-gun movement” can get even more ludicrous.
Watch the exchange below via Fox News: