• Schumer Has Flip-Flopped on Guns

    From Gene Poole@21:1/5 to All on Thu Aug 1 15:23:50 2019
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    When a politician who abhors our freedom talks guns they can say
    some absurd things.

    “America is going to get a lot less safe,” Senate Minority
    Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said after a court ruling that
    found firearm schematics for 3-D printers can be shared online.
    Schumer then said those firearms “are not only scary, they’re
    outright dangerous in the way they can mimic the look and the
    capacity of a hardened, fully semi-automatic weapon.”

    By “fully semi-automatic weapon,” perhaps he meant machine guns,
    which have been heavily regulated since 1934. As for “hardened,”
    well that’s anyone’s guess. Regardless of what he meant, Schumer
    was most certainly referring to modern sporting rifles, such as
    very popular AR-15s with his reference to “semi-automatic
    weapon.” Schumer, and other anti-gun politicians and media
    members, like to pretend that modern sporting rifles are the
    same as M4 carbines used by the U.S. military. They then spin
    this to say that American citizens shouldn’t have “weapons of

    It means nothing to them that modern sporting rifles are not
    machine guns. They also don’t seem to realize that throughout
    American history citizens have always used gun designs that are
    similar to those used by the U.S. armed forces. They also don’t
    seem to realize that many of the innovations in firearms and
    related products the U.S. armed forces use have been developed
    and extensively vetted in the American marketplace before being
    adopted by the U.S. military.

    Still, there is also a heavy helping of hypocrisy to this story.

    In March of 2011 Schumer put a press release on his website
    titled “Schumer: 40-50 New Jobs Coming to Remington’s
    Manufacturing Plant in Ilion” that said, “Today, U.S. Senator
    Charles E. Schumer joined Remington officials and plant
    employees to announce that Bushmaster Firearms is relocating a
    manufacturing facility from Windham, Maine, to Ilion, N.Y.,
    bringing over 40 new jobs to central New York in the process.
    Schumer has been a long-time supporter of manufacturing at the
    Remington plant, urging top Army officials to open up
    competition for the Army’s small arms contracts to other U.S.
    manufacturers and domestic producers across the country like the
    Ilion, N.Y.-based Remington. Today, Schumer applauded
    Remington’s decision to add new jobs to the productive and
    capable workforce already making the factory an economic
    powerhouse in the Mohawk Valley.”

    Bushmaster makes AR-15s. These are the same guns Schumer calls
    “assault weapons” and wants to ban nationally. On CBS’ show
    “Face the Nation” on Dec. 16, 2012, Schumer said we need to
    “reinstate the assault-weapons ban.” He said this knowing he’d
    never be challenged for hypocrisy by Bob Schieffer or any other
    mainstream news journalist. He knows such journalists mostly
    support him, but he also knows they don’t have a clue about this

    Bushmaster soon left New York after the state banned the sale of
    these popular rifles in 2013 with its Secure Ammunition and
    Firearms Enforcement (S.A.F.E.) Act, but Schumer didn’t put out
    a press release on that.

    https://www.americas1stfreedom.org/articles/2018/8/4/schumer-has- flip-flopped-on-guns/

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