The Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence, well known assailants of the Constitution and our right to keep and bear arms, recently launched a website and social media campaign to ban a firearm part that doesn’t even exist – assault clips.
I know, it’s obvious that they meant to use the word “magazine”, but this is no excuse for their ignorance. They have been at the gun banning game long enough to know proper terminology. Instead, they choose to use street lingo to reach uninformed people that get their firearms education from watching old Arnold Schwarzenegger movies.
To be fair, many firearms do use “clips”. There are a few revolvers that use moon clips, and certain classic rifles use stripper clips or en bloc clips to hold and load ammunition. This is not a dangerous new technology, and there is not a single “clip” that could appropriately be called “high capacity” or “assault” since these items only feed a standard number of rounds and they are not used on a fully automatic firearm.
Perhaps there is a dangerous new device used for sealing opened potato chip bags that I am unaware of. Or perhaps there was news of a hair fastening clip that went on a rampage recently. I doubt it.
The liberal left has learned that if they cannot win with facts, they must change semantics to suit their agenda.
We are not at war in Libya – this is just a “kinetic military action.” We do not have a problem with illegal aliens crossing our border – we just have a few “undocumented guest workers.” Don’t worry about the brutal criminals that go through the revolving door of justice every day – It’s the “assault clip” that you have to worry about.
Words have meaning. When the Brady Campaign continues to use incorrect street lingo in an attempt to limit the freedom you have to protect yourself, they are insulting your intelligence.
I choose to stay informed, know my rights and laugh at the Brady Campaign as it fights to ban a nonexistent item.