Carolyn McCarthy: Women Shouldn’t Use Scary Looking Rifles

Jon Lilyea says she’s being sexist (via Andy at Ace’s)

(The Blaze) PIERS MORGAN: I have an interview coming up with two young women who wrote a piece in which they said they wanted the rights of the AR-15 weapon at home because they feared they would be attacked and they wanted a gun that would guarantee they would murder or would kill their attacker. How do you respond to that particular argument, which is they believe under their second amendment right they should be allowed an AR-15?

CAROLYN MCCARTHY: I will tell you, if you talk to professionals, hunters and certainly sportsmen, they’ll tell you that’s not the gun to use. A rifle is more accurate. It’s certainly easier for a woman to be able to do that.

Um, wait, what? Is she saying that assault rifles are less accurate than the non-scary looking versions? And easier? And not really a rifle rifle? Actually, many “assault rifles” are a whole lot easier to use for women, since they are often lighter than many standard rifles, and it is easier to hold while reloading. Plus, with collapsible stocks they are easily customized for the size of the user. That’s are some of the reasons hunters like them. And people who like shooting. And people who want to protect their homes.

Let’s not forget that McCarthy is a proponent of women serving in combat roles. As Jon writes

I’d like to hear her explanation of the mechanics of her contention. So, since she opposes scary-looking rifles, does she think that the military should be teaching women to fight with bolt-action or lever action rifles in their new roles as combat soldiers? Or maybe she’s just unaware of what women are capable of – or doesn’t really care when she’s making idiot political statements.

Personally, I prefer my handguns for home defense, and, if I lived in a bigger place, probably a shotgun. With a pistol grip and no stock. Others prefer a scary looking rifle, because the first thing you want to do is scare the crap out of an intruder so you don’t have to fire. But, if you do, you want control and power.

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Comment by Brian
2013-01-28 16:39:53

Silly women like Carolyn McCarthy and Dianne Feinstein remind me of Bill O’Reilly. When it comes to discussing issues in any way even remotely pertaining to the military, the three of them should shut up, because they don’t know squat about such issues and they just makes fools of themselves with anyone who is familiar with those issues. That said, all three of them are horses’ asses anyway.

 
Comment by gitarcarver
2013-01-28 18:24:56

The question to me is whether they really are that stupid, or are deliberately confusing the issue because the population will follow them?

Or maybe both.

 
Comment by Mike G. Subscribed to comments via email
2013-01-28 19:20:23

The AR-15 is a better choice for women because of it’s lightness, ease of use and lack of substantial recoil like you would have with a 12 gauge shotgun or even a larger caliber pistol. Hitting with the first shot is good, but you might have to shoot follow up shots to knock the criminal down. Excessive recoil makes it harder for accurate follow up shots.

But really, the gun you’re most comfortable with is the one you should use.

 
Comment by pat
2013-01-29 01:30:45

She can chase Piers(if that really is his name) around the house with a little whip if he and she like.
What does she think about women infantry carrying a bolt action .223 (easily the weakest round for anything above a coyote around, firepower makes the gun) against the Taliban as Panetta suggest?

 
Comment by Brian
2013-01-29 08:47:40

Comment by gitarcarver
2013-01-28 18:24:56
The question to me is whether they really are that stupid,

Yeah, gitarcarver, they are really that dense, shallow, ditzy and clueless …, but very opinionated. Go figure.

 
Comment by Brian
2013-01-29 09:15:22

Gitarcarver, if you have ever watched other Congressional Hearings, you might have noticed that Feinstein and McCarthy are like Maxine Waters in many respects, but especially in the respect that they are always distupting those hearings by making screwy assumptions, even screwier conjectures and extremely irresponsible allegations, none of which are ever supported by any facts, and yet, not surprisingly, those three harebrained woman are held in high esteem by other Democrats.

The circumstances under which Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy exploited a situation to get voted into office show how ditzy and irresponsible her constituents in New York are, too.

 

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