Breaking down assault weapon misconceptions
Firearms expert Larry Correia speaks out
- Duration 6:18
- Date Jan 22, 2013
Firearms expert Larry Correia speaks out
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On Wednesday President Obama revealed his plan -- put an end to gun violence.
Congress should restore -- on military style assault weapons.
And a ten round limit for magazines.
The type of assault rifle used in a roar for example when paired with high capacity magazines has one purpose.
To pump out as many bullets as possible as quickly as possible.
To do as much damage.
Using bullets often designed to inflict maximum damage.
-- my next guest -- he's a firearms expert and he's here to clarify the difference between what a -- looks like.
And how lethal it really is joining me now is Larry Korea who I think wrote the best most definitive and -- article.
On understanding this whole issue that I've ever ever read by anybody anywhere.
We got it posted on my website Mike Huckabee dot com a link to -- -- I it's too long for Stu -- on air please read it but Larry I'm so glad that you're here.
Because I'm tired when I read your article -- just made a lot of sense and I want you to.
Help us understand when people use this term assault weapon.
Where they're going wrong.
Column -- -- -- our governor but the problem is it's kind of a nebulous political term.
As far as actual -- people go there is such a thing as assault weapon but.
They have been regulated in America since before they were invented.
What these people -- referring to as -- assault weapon today is actually just a standard semiautomatic.
A magazine fed to firearm.
That they have.
Some features on -- -- cosmetic that may could -- these people uncomfortable.
There are not any more deadly or dangerous in any other firearm you'd used for self defense.
Well in fact I told my staff I went deer hunting this past Tuesday and the rifle that I used.
Was far more powerful.
Then the bush master.
That everybody's all upset that we got a picture of the bushmaster Larry and I what I wanna do is ask you to describe some of these features because they're five specific things that are proposed to be banned.
One of them is the flash suppressor.
At the end of the -- and tell us about the flash suppressor and why would that be banned.
Along the far suppressor all it does is is expanding gases exit the muzzle.
It divert some off to the side instead of directly.
Straight forward arm and the only thing that does is that it doesn't.
Get in your face is -- -- you don't get it and blinded as much in the dark.
Come it doesn't make the -- in any more dangerous and back where your suppressor I think people are thinking like you know movies like him like -- -- sounds silence -- in a movie.
That's not what it does at all it's just a little.
Birdcage that makes it so you're not getting as much gas back in your face okay -- -- another piece of this so weapon.
Is the barrel shroud and a barrel shroud again is one of the items that -- marked specifically to be banned me what does it do.
-- apparel shroud is just a cosmetic -- a sheet metal.
That goes over a barrel to keep you from burning your hands so if your barrels taught and you pick it up by the barrel you touch the sheet metal instead of the barrel.
It doesn't really do anything -- Really it's kind of a joke because.
Back during the last.
-- -- opens been Cynthia McKinney I believe is that senator who said this was.
Somebody after what is what is a barrel -- and she'd need to know she had written it and she's well I think it's a shoulder thing that goes up.
If I don't I'm glad you know thousands of its just -- inadvertently committed felonies because we might have a shoulder thing that goes up that's that.
You know then -- that's the point all right let's talk about the magazine because one of the big pieces of the president's proposal let's ban high capacity magazines.
And I've even heard the president's press secretaries this is just common sense.
Well to some of us it's not so common cup explained why that doesn't make people safer.
It is actually there there's a few parts to this first off.
Logistically -- magazines will do nothing because there are literally hundreds of millions of the party of circulation.
-- now for a legitimate self defense years.
We want to have magazines that hold more rounds no one has ever survived a gun fight and said doggone it I wish I hadn't brought all those extra bullets.
Hamas is not -- works you want as many rounds as possible.
Unlike the movies when you shoot somebody -- they don't just stop.
Oftentimes you have to get them repeatedly sometimes you miss sometimes are hiding behind subpoena your boards don't penetrate sometimes -- multiple assailants.
-- now as far as the bad guys the mass shooters they think well.
If you're plus bulletin is -- that he's not going to go -- shoot as many people not the case and what we've seen in motion that shootings is because the bad guy picks the engagement.
He decide to win to start shooting -- start shooting.
I'm if he's using firearms -- called west rounds of ammunition he usually just carries multiple firearms and the annual -- -- before it was six front position.
-- -- you were any of the person defending themselves.
We want as many rounds of the got as possible because we don't get to pick the engagement the bad guy does we have to respond.
Right Larry we we only about a minute and have to keep these are the two features one of the pistol grip -- -- that literally is nothing more than just how you can hold the gun right.
How you can hold it.
-- -- that literally makes no difference whatsoever.
And and then the stock extension which is the scary feature that sometimes people act like it's a big deal.
Why is that not a big quarter for example that all that does is it you can size it up and down to tough ruling for -- gun.
If I wanna go -- with my wife com.
We're gonna -- -- down for her we can shoot the same gun that way otherwise my -- is much -- its two larger.
I mean if the little children when I'd -- my kids -- -- shoot my gun I concise it to them all it is it just adjust ability there's nothing about an adjustable stock.
That affects -- reality in any way shape or form.