In an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, gun control activist David Hogg claims those who own AR-15s and similar rifles are not interested in self-defense but in hunting human beings.
“The truth of the matter is weapons like the AR-15 have an effective range of over 1,500 meters. If you’re using a weapon with an effective range of over 1,500 meters, you are not defending yourself. You are hunting a human being. I don’t think any civilian needs to have their hands on a military weapon like that.”
After telling viewers that Americans need to find unity in addressing gun violence, Hogg was asked about his recent efforts to ban certain kinds of semiautomatic firearms at the state level. He said he and other March for Our Lives activists had introduced a ballot initiative to ban so-called assault weapons in Florida. He said those who own an AR-15, the most popular rifle in the United States, want to hunt other people.
“The truth of the matter is weapons like the AR-15 have an effective range of over 1,500 meters,” Hogg said. “If you’re using a weapon with an effective range of over 1,500 meters, you are not defending yourself. You are hunting a human being.”
The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade group for the firearms industry, estimated last year that more than 16 million AR-15 and similar rifles had been produced or imported to the United States over the past 25 years. Still, Hogg said no civilians should be allowed to possess those kinds of firearms. More
Once again a progressive who knows nothing about guns wants to tell us everything about guns. He will say anything that keeps him in front of the cameras.
Does anyone really care what this indoctrinated leftist puppet has to say? He has no practical experience about anything other than getting fawning press from a media that’s just as ignorant about guns as he is.