Carolyn McCarthy is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. She represents New York’s 4th district. On April 18, 2007, Tucker Carlson interviewed McCarthy concerning the Virginia Tech shooting and her proposed reinstatement of the (then expired) Assault Weapons Ban (AWB). He asked her to explain the need to regulate barrel shrouds, one of the many provisions of the AWB. In true political fashion, she responded that more importantly the legislation would ban large capacity “clips”, like those used in the Virginia Tech massacre, and that the class of guns chosen were those used by gangs, criminals, and police killers. However, the Virginia Tech shooter did not use high-capacity magazines. They were the (AWB compliant) 10-round variety. After admitting that she did not know what a barrel shroud was, McCarthy incorrectly stated, “I believe it is a shoulder thing that goes up.” This kind of ignorance is exactly what savethegun hopes to address. Hey Carolyn, be sure to check out our post on Magazines vs. Clips, and “Assault Weapons” Explained.
Second Amendment to the U.S. Bill of RightsA well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
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