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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Mar 20, 2013, 01:41 AM

31. I was just the target of gun nut mansplaining on another DU thread.

Gun nuts typically like to downplay the lethalness of assault rifles by arguing they are just like any other rifles and that the bullets they shoot are just little "22s." I was disputing one poster's assertion that assault rifle bullets are nothing special compared to regular bullets. I said the .223 bullets of an AR are twice as long as the 22 mm bullets used by a common revolver, and come out at much higher velocity. Did he dispute that? No, he responded by mansplaining that revolvers use "22LR" not "22mm" bullets, so because I don't have the gun lingo down, I am being "willfully ignorant" and have my "head buried."

He of course did not even address my point that the high velocity of the bullets coming out of an AR, coupled with the ability to take huge capacity magazines, make them much more dangerous than any rifle or gun that does not take high-capacity magazines.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=430175

We have plenty of anonymous little Kerrigans right here at DU. And unless they resort to profanity, the MODs just keep letting them spew their NRA propaganda. It is making DU suck and I am sick of it.

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