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.

 “So what the bill does, is it distinguishes basically the differences between guns that go like this,” Levine gestured as he was holding a long rifle. “These are rifles. You use them to shoot an animal and you can shoot very precisely…you can have a scope. Those are the kinds of thing hunters like to use.”

“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.”

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