Weapons of mass destruction

I can see why his name is “Nutter”:

Bad people will do bad things, but we can and must take steps to deny these criminals the weapons of mass destruction that have ripped apart families across the country.

President Obama has called for “common sense” regulation. Regulating magazine size is surely common sense. Large-capacity magazines can turn a semiautomatic pistol into a weapon of mass destruction, with some spitting out six shots per second.

Actually, as I demonstrated last week, even on an off day a middle-aged computer geek can do close to six rounds a second with only ten rounds in the magazine. The size of the magazine has nothing to do with rate of fire and no matter how many rounds are in the magazine it doesn’t turn the gun into a WMD.

Or is Nutter saying we really did find WMDs in Iraq?


One thought on “Weapons of mass destruction

  1. Is this Nutter claiming that criminals in the United States routinely access and use weapons of mass destruction (“that have ripped apart families across the country”), as defined by Title 50 U.S.C., Chapter 40, Section 2302? If not, why does he keep abusing that term of art? If so, how will outlawing the possession of small-arms magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds in the hands of law-abiding citizens prevent the use of WMD against the people of the United States? In either case, I would dearly love to see a demonstration of how a magazine with a capacity of 11 or more rounds transforms a simple pistol into a WMD, as defined by the above-quoted Section of Title 50 U.S.C. It appears, Joe, that the term “weapon of mass destruction” is suffering the same fate as the word “conspiracy.”

    Channeling my inner Inigo Montoya, I can only say this to this Nutter:

    You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

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