Rep. McCarthy caught on assault weapon legislation
UPDATE: Michelle Malkin has the video.
From Dan Gifford:
The TV is on in the background and every once in awhile something catches my attention. In this case it was an interview on MSNBC of New York Democratic Party Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy by Tucker Carlson.
`McCarthy has introduced a proposal for federal legislation banning firearms with certain features, one of them being a "barrel shroud." Carlson asked McCarthy what a barrel shroud was and she changed the subject. He asked again and she changed the subject again. On the third try, McCarthy finally responded that she did not know what a barrel shroud was. I'm not sure what surprised me more, that McCarthy didn't know what something she wanted banned was or that Tucker Carlson, of all talking TV heads, actually kept after her and forced the admission.
Like McCarthy, I have heard that California Democrat Diane Feinstein has no clue what she put in legislation banning so called "assault weapons years ago, either. One story I've heard many times is that she and her aides simply listed the guns to be banned from photos of ones they didn't like the looks of in a book.
UPDATE: Dave Kopel responded:
Feinstein may be clueless about the content of her ban. However, the picture book story isn't about her. It's about the drafting of the California state AW ban, after the Stockton murders.
The drafters did indeed look at a picture book (Gun Digest, I think) and just pick out guns based on appearance.
That's why California (and copycat jurisdictions like Denver) banned the "Encom CM-55," which doesn't exist. The CM-55 was made by another company, but the words "Encom" and "CM-55" appeared on the same page, and so the stupid drafters thought they referred to a single gun.
It's also how they banned the non-existent "H-93" rifle -- because Gun Digest had a typo "H" instead of "HK" which the California legislature blindly copied.