Sometimes I Forgot How Ignorant Of Guns Non-Gun People Are

Sometimes I forget just how ignorant of guns most gun control advocates are. Maybe this is because most of my friends are either gun people or have no interest in guns whatsoever. In the case of the former they know their shit and in the case of the latter the subject almost never comes up. But I was involved in a conversation with somebody who doesn’t know the technical aspects of guns but has a very strong opinion, which they express loudly, about what regulations are needed.

Although the entire conversation was comedy gold the thing that really hit my funny bone was his claim that assault rifles shoot assault bullets. What the fuck are assault bullets? Bullets that are larger than pistol bullets and smaller than rifle bullets. And, of course, they need to be banned because they’re, like, super dangerous and stuff.

This is probably why I don’t get along with gun control advocates very well. It’s not just that I disagree with them but it’s that they’re entirely ignorant of the very thing they want regulated. Why does anybody expect their opinion on something to be taken seriously when they don’t know jack shit about that thing?