As the Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Judge Brett Kavanaugh continued Wednesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., reminded America that she is utterly ignorant about guns and will lie to advance the anti-gun agenda.
In one exchange with Kavanaugh on his dissent arguing that the D.C. assault weapons ban was unconstitutional, Feinstein attempted to assert that semi-automatic weapons are not “in common use” in America. Taken slightly aback, Kavanaugh attempted to explain to Feinstein that semi-automatic weapons are “widely owned in the United States.”
Note that any firearm that fires one bullet per trigger pull without an extra action in between trigger pulls is a semi-automatic weapon. Feinstein is making the wild claim that most gun owners don’t use the semi-automatic guns (read: most guns) they own, and therefore government has a right to ban semi-automatics arbitrarily classified as “assault weapons.”
Judge Brett Kavanaugh is mopping the floor with Democrats this morning…pic.twitter.com/fjjj7ZbPs2
— CRTV (@CRTV) September 5, 2018
Semi-automatic AR-15 firearms are the most popular rifle in America but “assault weapon” Dianne Feinstein doesn’t understand that qualifies as “in common use” #KavanaughHearings
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) September 5, 2018
Kavanaugh says: most people don't realize most handguns are semi-automatic, and semi-automatic rifles are widely possessed in the US – millions of them. Feinstein says – you're basing common use on number? That's not same as "widely used". Kav response – they are widely used
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) September 5, 2018
People are allowed their own opinions on guns, but not their facts. Yes, Senator Feinstein, semi-automatic firearms are commonly used. Even if you have never met people outside of San Francisco who commonly use them. #Kavanaugh
— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) September 5, 2018
Later, Feinstein incredibly claimed that “assault weapons” have been used in “hundreds of school shootings” in America.
FEINSTEIN: How do you reconcile your opposition to regulating assault weapons with the hundreds of school shootings involving assault weapons?
KAVANAUGH: I too am opposed to school shootings. But as a judge, my job was to follow the 2nd amendment opinion of the Supreme Court. pic.twitter.com/9oMHwE6Uhs
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 5, 2018
That is not true, as CRTV director of engagement Jason Howerton pointed out on Twitter.
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) September 5, 2018
Statista collected those statistics from a database of mass shooting incidents compiled by Mother Jones, a left-wing nonprofit. The database catalogues U.S. mass shootings from 1982 to 2018 and was last updated on June 28, 2018. There are 102 catalogued shooting incidents, and not every one of them is a school shooting, so based on research from the Left alone, Feinstein’s “hundreds of school shootings” claim is a lie. She outright lied in this confirmation hearing to turn public opinion against Kavanaugh’s previous rulings.
Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.
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