Liberal Lunatic David Hogg who’s been on a gun control push after riding his bike to Parkland High School after the Broward County Mass shooting is at it again. Hogg on September 5th attacked Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh on his knowledge of AR-15’s. Yes, this is a real story I assure you, we’re about to go into details. Trust me though, I know what you’re thinking. Matt, this has to be some kind of joke. I truly wish it was, you just keep thinking the left cannot be this moronic. Unfortunately they are.
The effective range of an AR-15 is 1600 feet for comparison your typical handgun is 75 feet if you’re shooting somebody from 1600 feet away you’re not defending yourself…
— David Hogg (He / Him) (@davidhogg111) September 5, 2018
Yes, he really made this tweet. If this isn’t the dumbest thing you’ll read on your weekend, please send it to me in the submit a story tab above, I’d love to read something dumber.
So according to David Hogg’s logic, you only use an AR-15 if you’re more than 1600 feet away. I know quite a few people that I go to the range with, we don’t practice shooting from 500 yards out, just not something we do with our AR’s. Hogg’s logic is absolutely illogical and shows his lack of knowledge for not only guns in general, but common sense.
The following below is from our friends AWR Hawkins at Brietbart on how many times an AR has been used in self defense, these are just a few fine examples.
- On January 11, 2013, Military.com reported that a 15-year-old Harris County boy used his father’s AR-15 to defend his sister from home invaders. The invaders targeted the home in the middle of the day, while the parents were at work. The boy shot one of the invaders multiple times, causing both suspects to flee.
- On March 28, 2017, Breitbart News reported that an Oklahoma homeowner’s son used an AR-15 for self-defense, killing three home intruders.
- On November 5, 2017, Stephen Willeford grabbed his AR-15 and ran toward the Sutherland Springs, Texas, church shooter. Upon arriving he shot the shooter, forcing him to flee the scene.
- On February 27, 2018, Breitbart News reported that Dave Thomas witnessed his neighbor under knife attack, retrieved his AR-15, and ended the assault. Thomas said, “The AR-15 is my weapon of choice for home protection. It’s light, it’s maneuverable. If you train and know how to use it properly, it’s not dangerous. And this is just a perfect example of good guy with an AR-15 stopped a bad guy with a knife. And there were no lives taken, so all in all it was a good day.”
As for Kavanaugh’s mention that AR-15s and other semiautomatics being used for “hunting,” on January 20, 2017, the Washington Post published a “White Paper” in which ATF Associate Deputy Director Ronald Turk said, “The use of AR-15s, AK-style, and similar rifles now commonly referred to as ‘modern sporting rifles’ has increased exponentially in sport shooting. These firearm types are now standard for hunting activities. ATF could re-examine its 20-year-old study to bring it up to date with the sport shooting landscape of today, which is vastly different than it was years ago.”
AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at email@example.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.