Chelsea Handler illustrated the ignorance of the anti-gun Left when she claimed during a gun control debate on Twitter that her armed security guards don’t carry any semi-automatic weapons. She also stated her guards do not use the guns to kill children.
Well, I’ll concede that her armed guards probably aren’t killing children, neither are the tens of millions of legal gun owners in this country that she and the Left are calling on to forego their Second Amendment rights.
After a Twitter user named California Laura called hypocrite Handler out for pushing gun control while being flanked by armed guards others chimed in to educate Handler about what constitutes as a semi-automatic gun – they also pointed out how ignorant she is and suggested she educate herself before opening her mouth.
California Laura tweeted, in part, “Get rid of your armed guards and then you can talk to the Middle Class about [feeling] safe.”
Handler responded, “My armed guards aren’t killing children and don’t have semi-automatic weapons.”
You truly are ignorant of our Constitution and what it stands for. Get rid of your arm guards then you can talk to the MiddleClass about filling safe. It’s children killing children there lies the problem. The home, the schools miss the signs not the Constitution.
— California Laura (@littlepeep09) March 28, 2018
A pistol is a semi-automatic weapon. You obviously know nothing about guns. Automatic weapons have been banned in the U.S for a long time now buddy. Hate to burst your bubble.
— Malena Benitez (@MalenaJBenitez) March 28, 2018
PLEASE learn a little about guns before you lecture the world about them. Unless your guards carry revolvers (doubt it) then the definitely carry semi-automatic guns.
— Pamela Morgan (@PMorg322) March 31, 2018
I *highly* doubt your security guards don't have semi auto weapons. Are they carrying around pump action 12 gauges? Bolt-action hunting rifles?
Chelsea, if you're going to speak so much about these topics, just do the minimum amount of prep to know something about the subject.
— Micah Dale (@thereal_MicahD) March 30, 2018
You obvioulsy know nothing about guns if you think your armed guards aren't carrying semi auto… and sorry I don't believe that defence should be a privilege only afforded to the rich
— MarieDesMontanges (@MarieDesMon) March 30, 2018
I’m sure by now Handler has confirmed that her armed guards do in fact carry semi-automatic guns. I am also sure that an apology is not forthcoming.
You obviously owe everyone an apology. You by now have asked if your guards carry semi-automatic guns and have learned they do. You have the ability to be guarded by guns and so do we. #waiting
— Lisa 🇺🇸 (@VeganJew) March 30, 2018
In other words, Handler is intimating that her armed protectors do not use Glock, Heckler & Koch, Kimber, Ruger, Sig Sauer, or Smith & Wesson pistols, all of which are immensely popular for concealed carry and many of which are staples in law enforcement. It also means they are not carrying AR-15-style rifles.
Ultimately, this means Handler’s “armed guards” would be carrying revolvers, bolt action rifles, and/or pump shotguns.
Semi-automatic firearms have steadily come under fire by gun control advocates since last year’s Las Vegas mass shooting. The calls for some type of legislation against them only got louder following the February Parkland school shooting.
However, a specific type of firearm is not the common factor in mass public attacks. Gun-free zones are the common factor.