Hundreds of thousands of Americans came together in the nation’s capital Saturday to call for gun control. The rally has been estimated as one of the largest march on Washington historically, but a more precise count puts the number of protesters at 200,000.
However, a new video emerged showing the majority of protestors found it difficult answering basic questions about firearms, and moreover, they weren’t able to explain the thing they were there to protest.
Cabot Phillips of Campus Reform performed a large number of interviews with students who said “assault weapons” should be banned. Many claimed giving up the right to own one is worth saving lives, while others said Americans don’t need “assault weapons” to defend themselves.
Then came the moment when Phillips asked the students whether they know what an“assault weapon” is and if they do, to give him an explanation what they are. Students said:
“I kind of do, but I kind of don’t, like…”
Um, like, no I guess. Um, but, ‘assault weapons’ — does that sound safe to you at all?”
“It’s a gun, for instance, that you can buy at a shop pretty easily that is, like, can cause more deaths than, like, one I guess.”
“Um, yeah, honestly if you’re asking me any gun that isn’t a pistol should be banned.”
“I’m not even just against ‘assault weapons,’ I’m pretty much against most guns.”
Another student stated the number of people killed by “assault weapons” in the U.S. each year is a “similar number” to the number of people who die in car crashes. Phillips indicated the errors on the woman.
Still, another student described assault weapons as “military-style weapons.”
In the meantime, scores of others claimed the Constitution’s Second Amendment is “outdated” and requires to be “revisited,” apparently to deprive Americans of their right keep and bear arms.
“You should be able to protect yourself…but not with a rifle,” one student said.
To be perfectly clear, “assault weapons” — which are fully-automatic weapons used in war — are already completely banned in the U.S. with rare exceptions. The video is a pure indication that the mainstream media’s lack of knowledge on firearms has corrupted millions of Americans.
Any other videos?
Another video attracting lots of attention is an exchange Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk had with a group of older protesters. Kirk asked the group a simple question to define what an “assault weapon” is, and when they weren’t able to, they launched bitter attacks.