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FACT CHECK: California Congressman Brad Sherman talks gun control with CNN

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

FACT CHECK: California Congressman Brad Sherman talks gun control with CNN

CLAIM: "You don't need 30 bullets in a magazine to bring down a deer, and if you do, you shouldn't be hunting."

FACT:  This comment completely misses the point. The primary purpose of the Second Amendment is self-defense – not deer hunting. The government cannot make arbitrary limitations on the best available means for providing for your own self-defense.  

Added, America banned so-called “high-capacity magazines” from 1994 to 2004 and the Justice Department found it had no affect on crime. 

CLAIM: "This is about how many bullets you need in a magazine. Do you need a gun that will spray bullets around? ... Even the gun advocates say you shouldn’t have a bazooka at home, nor do you need one."

FACT: This is just another example of an anti-gun politician who doesn’t know what he’s talking about, and who doesn’t bother to find out. Firearms that “spray” bullets are called machine guns, and they’re extremely difficult to get and require special government permission. They’re not used in American crime. 

Further, no one is talking about bazookas. At debate are firearms anti-gun politicians have dubbed “assault weapons,” which are the most common rifles in America and the preferred firearms used by Americans for self-defense. 

CLAIM “Does anybody out there think that someone is so dangerous that we prevent them from their constitutional right to travel? We won’t let them get on a plane, but we’ll let them buy a gun? Of course, we need a system for getting off that list and due process, but if due process says you’re too dangerous to fly, then you’re too dangerous to (buy a gun.)”

FACT There is no due process when it comes to being placed on the Terror Watch List. Literally, none. A government bureaucrat somewhere decides based on unknown criteria to place a person’s name on the list, and he or she does it without notification to the person, or recourse if a mistake is made.  The late Sen. Ted Kennedy was on the list, as was Nelson Mandela, as have been a number of children. 

The bill proposed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein has no due process, either. Due process is the government offering some proof of your guilt first – it’s not stripping you of a right then making you ask for it back. 

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