Alice Hausman’s Illiterate Obsession, Part IV: They Sure Sound Scary!

Alice Hausman’s gun grab bill focused on so-called “assault weapons” - now turns to shotguns.

Shotguns are a fearsome weapon, close-in – deadlier than assault rifles in some cases; British special forces have long used the Benelli semi-automatic hunting shotgun as their favorite weapon in the jungle.

But this part of Hausman’s bill is no less bizarre and ill-informed than the rest of it; it’d ban any…:

3.16(4) semi-automatic shotgun that has one or more of the following:

(i) a pistol grip or thumbhole stock;

(ii) any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the nontrigger hand;

(iii) a folding or telescoping stock;

(iv) a fixed magazine capacity in excess of seven rounds; or

(v) an ability to accept a detachable magazine;

It’s aimed, seemingly, at weapons like the Russian-built Saiga…:

…which is basically a 12-gauge semi-automatic AK47.

But the Mossberg 930  - it’s semi-automatic, and holds eight rounds…:

…is also covered.

In the meantime?  It doesn’t cover pump-action shotguns with all the same goodies…:

…which are almost exactly as deadly.  But “pump” sounds quaint, while “semi-automatic” sounds, if you’re a DFL staffer or (who are we kidding) Heather Martens, vaguely evil.

I keep saying “it gets dumber”.  Because it does.  Stay tuned.

3 thoughts on “Alice Hausman’s Illiterate Obsession, Part IV: They Sure Sound Scary!

  1. Speaking of democratic ignorance when dealing with gun related issues, Colorado is having their own firearms dog and pony show.

    Dem. Rep. Joe Salazar, when apparently discussing the defensive uses of firearms, stated that women who feared rape should not carry firearms as they were likely to start shooting randomly and injure those uninvolved. Of course he apologized.

    The story of this on Drudge today was unable to be accessed. Also true of the same post when found on the net. However, other sources still cover the story (for now).

    Check it out (while you can). Nothing to see here … FYI

  2. Speaking of democratic ignorance when dealing with gun related issues, Colorado is having their own firearms dog and pony show.

    Dem. Rep. Joe Salazar, when apparently discussing the defensive uses of firearms, stated that women who feared rape should not carry firearms as they were likely to start shooting randomly and injure those uninvolved. Of course he apologized.

    The story of this on Drudge today was unable to be accessed. Also true of the same post when found on the net. However, other sources still cover the story (for now).

    Check it out (while you can). Nothing to see here … FYI

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