The Latest Gun-Control Argument: “Women Are Too Weak”

The same day the Obama Administration moved to open up combat roles to women, Representative Carolyn McCarthy – yet another worthless New York congressorc – appeared with Piers Morgan:

PIERS MORGAN: I have an interview coming up with two young women who wrote a piece in which they said they wanted the rights of the AR-15 weapon at home because they feared they would be attacked and they wanted a gun that would guarantee they would murder or would kill their attacker. How do you respond to that particular argument, which is they believe under their second amendment right they should be allowed an AR-15?

 

Hon? You should try a lighter rifle. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (Orc – NY) says you’re too weak and ineffective.  Oh, yeah – that’s an “M16″, which is like an AR15, but fires full-automatic, like a machine gun, which is shorthand for “more testosterone than Chuckles Schumer has ever had”.

CAROLYN MCCARTHY: I will tell you, if you talk to professionals, hunters and certainly sportsmen, they’ll tell you that’s not the gun to use. A rifle is more accurate. It’s certainly easier for a woman to be able to do that.

Heyyyyy! That’s a woman! And she’s hunting! With an AR15! And she shot a buck – call Naomi Wolf, we’ve got symbolism on aisle 15!

Oops, sounds like someone mixed up her chanting points.  The 2nd Amendment isn’t about hunting.  And while an AR15 isn’t everyone’s first choice for a home defense gun – too much overpenetration for my taste, but I live in the city – it’s not a bad one, either, objectively.

Not only are those women – Israelis, in this case – but those are all M16s, too.  Six women with fully-automatic weapons.  Doesn’t Rep. McCarthy seem a bit like an Iranian Mullah in comparison?

And one wonders if Rep. McCarthy knows that not only is the AR15 a rifle, and one of the most popular hunting rifles in most states, but also one of the lightest, lowest-recoil and easiest-handling rifles anywhere in the gun business?

It’s Lyudmila Pavlichenko. And she’s carrying a “real” rifle, a Nagant M93. Which has about double the hitting power of an AR15, and is great for going after elk, but not normally ideal for inside-the-home defense. However, I wouldn’t invade Ms. Pavlichenko’s home; she had 309 confirmed kills in under a year during World War 2. The USSR, like the Israelis, used female snipers alongside the guys. Pavchenko was the top scorer.  I bet she could pick your nose with an AR15, too. Oh, yeah – and she had a masters in literature!

At any rate, Rep. McCarthy, leave the thinking to the smart women.

Women of the 101st Airborne with, you guessed it, M16s.

Many of whom are shooters.

13 thoughts on “The Latest Gun-Control Argument: “Women Are Too Weak”

  1. Hang on, isn’t that the Whole Foods Co-op just off Ford Parkway in Highland Park? I thought that was a Gun Free Zone?

    Listen ladies, just because you’re hot and carry machine guns doesn’t give you the right to . . . wait, maybe it does.

    I might have to start shopping there more often.
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  2. I am getting confused by the arguments here: Women are too weak to shoot an AR-15, but strong enough to serve front line combat roles with M-16′s AND full combat load? Also women are too weak to shoot an AR-15, but we have to prevent kids from getting access to them, because kids CAN shoot them? Who knew that women were as strong as men, but weaker than their kids?

  3. Can’t say for sure, but judging by an ejection port, Naomi could be holding a .308.

  4. Oh, and M93 is one heavy bugger with an enormous recoil. Better used as a club in close quarters self-defense. AR though, with a 16″ barrel, is ridiculously light with barely any recoil. By far the easiest weapon to handle in that caliber category. But I am sure you all aready experienced this.

    Which goes to show – again, – that LibeRATS talk out of their asses and dumbcRAT media is just an unquestioning propaganda machine.

  5. JPA,

    I thought the M93 was relatively light – which is part of the reason the recoil was so hard. That 7.62x57R Tula round is a big bruiser.

  6. Both of the photos of US Army female soldiers show M-4′s. M-4 is the lighter carbine version of the M-16, which is what the Israeli female soldiers are carrying.

    The M-4 is lighter and has a shorter barrel, along with an adjustable 3 position stock. You can literally extend the stock in or out, depending on the situation.

    In terms of the recoil from an M4 or M16, drill sergeants in basic training still pick one soldier to scare the crap out of on the rifle range. They take the soldier, face him down range, and nestle the stock of the rifle snugly in the private’s privates. Then the drill sergeant pulls the trigger a couple of times to demonstrate that the recoil is so slight, the private’s privates are unharmed.

  7. Dave,

    I’m told that in basic training in 1880, they did the same thing with 45/70 Springfields. But for drastically different results.

  8. Overpenetration is actually less with a 5.56/.223 than with pistol or shotgun rounds (depending on a few factors). 5.56/.223 out of a 16 or 20 inch barrel will fragment going through just one sheet of drywall because of the high velocity, making it less likely to cause serious injury to anyone in another room. Common handgun bullets will go through quite a few sheets of drywall before stopping because they don’t usually fragment, and shotgun rounds (birdshot and buckshot included) will go overpenetrate targets at close range because the shot tends to stay together for 10-15 yards in the shot cup and act as a solid projectile.

    It doesn’t work reliably with shorter barrel rifles due to the bullet being below fragmentation velocity, or with heavy bullets that have lower velocity (70gr and up). Standard 55gr ball is about ideal, some people even favor 40gr to be sure it will break up easily. Here’s a reference if anyone is skeptical. http://how-i-did-it.org/drywall/test-parameters.html

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