Bill O’Reilly… Anti-Gun or Just Uninformed?
Honestly, I have always liked to watch Bill O’Reilly. But this debate with Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz over gun control laws has certainly changed my opinion of him.
This debate is a perfect example of how the anti-gun crowd tends to argue about gun control.
1. Notice what Bill O’Reilly initially categorizes as heavy weapons: Mortars, Howitzers, Machine Guns. Ok, those are certainly on the heavy side. But, approx 2 minutes into the debate, suddenly heavy weaponry includes: semi-automatic, automatics and ammunition. Really Bill?... Semi-Automatics? That is the majority of the rifles and handguns in the United States. Does you know what a semi-automatic is?
2. Bill seems to think that pretty much anyone can purchase an AK-47, with no reporting. Geezz… isn’t THAT a favorite argument of the anti-gun crowd. Notice the following picture. These came from his show. I’m guessing he thinks these are AK-47 (fully automatic) rifles. WRONG! They are semi-automatic rifles. They operate no differently than a semi-automatic hunting rifle. But, they sure do look “scary”, and the anti-gun crowd loves to scare people! *All news agencies use pictures just like this when trying to demonize guns. Keep in mind, these operate no differently than a typical hunting rifle. But, if they showed the general public a wall of the typical hunting rifle, that wouldn't have nearly the same impact.. FEAR!
3. Has Bill O’Reilly ever been to a gun show? It sure doesn’t seem like it to me. He would have you believe that you can stroll right out of a gun show with a full-auto AK-47, and no one will know. Honestly, I doubt you will see any full-auto AK-47 rifles at a gun show. But, you will see TONS of the look-alike semi-automatic rifles.
4. 60,000 rounds? Isn’t it 6,000? At least, that is what I have heard over and over from every other news agency. Did Bill O'Reilly just decide that 60,000 made for a more interesting debate?
Ok… without any further delay, here is the Bill O'Reilly - Congressman Jason Chaffetz Gun Control debate.
As I mentioned before, I have been a fan of Bill O'Reilly. I don't want to sound sappy, but this debate truly saddened me. Not just because of his anti-gun statements, but because he was so uninformed. I expected more from him than that.