Democrats and people who work in media scream the loudest when it comes to gun control. Yet they repeatedly prove that they have very little knowledge on the subject.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) recently spoke to reporters about the AR-15. In the span of a minute, showed she had no idea what she was talking about.

Zachary Halaschak writes at the Washington Examiner:

Congresswoman mocked for saying AR-15s are ‘as heavy as’ 10 moving boxes and fire .50 caliber bullets

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee incorrectly claimed that AR-15 rifles fire .50 caliber ammunition and that the weapons are “as heavy as 10 boxes that you might be moving.”

The Texas Democrat, who is pushing for further gun control policies, made the statement to reporters, claiming that she has held an AR-15 but wished she had not.

“It is as heavy as 10 boxes that you might be moving,” Jackson Lee, 69, said. “And the bullet that is utilized, a .50 caliber, these kinds of bullets need to be licensed and do not need to be on the street.”

A loaded AR-15 weighs about 7.5 pounds and does not fire .50 caliber rounds, but rather .223 ammunition. The difference between the size of the two types of ammunition is stark, with .50 rounds typically used by the military in heavy machine guns and anti-materiel weapons.

See the video below:

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People who repeatedly demonstrate such ignorance on a subject shouldn’t have the power to regulate it for others.

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