Virginia Delegate Embarrasses Himself Describing ‘Assault Weapon’
Article from Town Hall by Julio Rosas.
Virginia Delegate Mark Levine showed his ignorance on firearms during a town hall on the new gun control bills that have passed the commonwealth’s Public Safety Committee. Levine, who represents parts of Democrat-heavy Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax County, was unable to accurately define what an “assault weapon” was.
“Mass shooters don’t like things that go like this,” Levine gestured again. “Because what that means is someone can hit the edge of the heads…it’s very hard to shoot a lot people fast that way.”
Levine said mass shooters “like to use guns that go like this,” and gestured in a sweeping motion while using a pistol grip: “And guns that go like this are widely inaccurate, that’s why hunters don’t like them, but mass shooters do like them because their goal is generally not to accurately shoot one person, like an assassin, but to shoot many, many people fast.”
What a morning in the Public Safety Committee!!
* Universal Background Checks
* Red Flag Protective Orders
* One handgun a month
* Reporting Lost/Stolen guns
* Local Auth.-ban guns-gov buildings
* Children’s Access protections
* Protective orders & firearms pic.twitter.com/05T7CJ2ml2
— Alfonso Lopez (@Lopez4VA) January 24, 2020
A big day for common-sense gun laws in Virginia! https://t.co/8ZUMpCcS27
— Mark Levine (@DelegateMark) January 24, 2020
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