A couple of you folks sent me links to “The Blaze” in regards to the comment that Carolyn McCarthy, Congresswoman from New York’s 4th District made in regards to those scary-looking black rifles. It seems that the elected representative who is a proponent of women in combat positions in the military doesn’t think that women are especially equipped to handle scary black rifles, but they can handle regular weapons just fine, at least according to what she told blivet-headed Peirs Morgan on his show, the other day;
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?
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.
I’d like to hear her explanation of the mechanics of her contention. So, since she opposes scary-looking rifles, does she think that the military should be teaching women to fight with bolt-action or lever action rifles in their new roles as combat soldiers? Or maybe she’s just unaware of what women are capable of – or doesn’t really care when she’s making idiot political statements.
Of course, later, Piers has on his show the two young women who schooled Morgan on the advantage of having large capacity magazines (Newsbusters link);
MORGAN: Explain to me why you believe you need an AR-15 style assault rifle.
CELIA BIGELOW, DIR. OF CAMPUS ACTION, AMERICAN MAJORITY ACTION: Well, I personally bought one for self defense. One, they’re lightweight. They’re quite accurate. I can shoot them much more accurately than a handgun or a shotgun.
And three, these — I’m going to pull a David Gregory right here and I can hold up my 30-round magazine right here, because it’s actually legal in Virginia. But I want a gun that can hold a lot of ammo because if I’m faced with an intruder or multiple intruders that come into my home, I want to make sure I have enough ammo to get the job done, especially if they’re armed.
So I want — they essentially serve as an insurance mechanism to make sure that I have enough rounds, that if multiple intruders come in and they’re armed, I don’t have to take the time to reload.
Bigelow is a 22-year-old with no military service and she seems perfectly capable and comfortable firing a semi-automatic weapon. Maybe McCarthy is just a pussy.