"Millions of kids shot down by assault rifles"
Another fun piece for you. Here we have New York representative Charlie Rangel on the Assault Weapons Ban being removed
"“We’re talking about millions of kids dying — being shot down by assault weapons,” he continued. “Were talking about handguns easier in the inner cities, to get these guns in the inner cities, than to get computers. This is not just a political issue, it’s a moral issue…”
I just don't understand how these stereotypes get passed around. Kids are targeted in one attack (which we won't discuss further here out of respect for the forum members unable to and the rules stating as such) and suddenly millions of kids are dying.
He also refers to hunters not needing "automatic military weapons" as if there are people out there hunting with M60's or automatic M4's.
The article is quick to point out that in 2011, 323 people were killed with "assault weapons" where as 728 people were killed with "fists, feet, hands, etc." and 6,220 killed with handguns. No distinction is made between intentional homicides and suicides, negligent discharges, etc.
Am I alone in thinking we need *more* anti-gun politicians to talk out of their rear end this way?