Jake Tapper calls out Bloomberg, Obama on lack of gun knowledge

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Mayor Bloomberg has let it be known nationwide that he is AGAINST “illegal guns” in his effort to expand gun control nationwide. Unfortunately, for him, he’s also made is very apparent he doesn’t have a clue what he’s talking about. Seriously.

Last week on Jake Tapper’s new CNN show, he took not only NYC Mayor Bloomberg to task, but President Obama as well. Tapper highlights a few of their arguments efforting to strengthen gun control, while clearly being clueless about the very firearms they’re looking to regulate.

“No cameras allowed democratic fundraiser in San Francisco, President Obama misstated the kind of weapon used in the Sandy Hook shooting.  Advocating for stricter gun control the president said, quote:

“It is possible for us to create common sense gun safety measures that respect the traditions of gun ownership in this country and hunters and sportsmen but also make sure that we don’t have another 20 children in a classroom gunned down by a semiautomatic weapon, by a fully automatic weapon in that case sadly.” 

That is not correct.  It was a semiautomatic weapon, not a fully automatic weapon.  Most fully automatic weapons, machine guns, are essentially banned to the public.  When asked for an explanation, the White House said the president misspoke.  This is not the first time a leading advocate for gun control has stumbled on the facts. 

Here’s New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg on ABC’s Nightline just after the Sandy Hook tragedy,” Tapper continued.

Reporter: “But that would ban most pistols.  That would ban most”

Mayor Bloomberg: “No, but pistols are different.  You have to pull the trigger each time.  Aunt assault weapon you basically hold, it goes…”

Reporter: “No, those are fully automatic weapons.”

“They are not gun people,” Glenn said after hearing the audio.

He went on to point out that most Americans can’t even get a fully automatic weapon. It requires a special license just to shoot one. A semiautomatic requires the shooting to pull the trigger every single time they fire the gun. The only difference between a semi-automatic and a revolver is that a semi-automatic will automatically pull the hammer back.

Pat also noted that the AR-15 that has been vilified by anti-gun activists, requires a person to pull the trigger every time a shot is taken. It is not an automatic firearm.

While on vacation, Glenn went to the shooting range and took video showing the difference between the two. The Glenn fired at the range was an automatic firearm — an actual Tommy Gun. Every time someone on the left labels semiautomatic guns automatic guns, this is the image the average American thinks they’re talking about.

“Just to give people reference, it’s the gun that Jim Carrey was firing in The Mask, leading gun control advocate Jim Carrey was firing,” Stu explained.

“You could buy that, 1978 you could buy that on, just go into a store and buy it.  We didn’t seem to have all those problems with machine guns, did we?” Glenn asked. “Didn’t seem to have a problem with all those guns, did we?  We didn’t seem to have a problem with kids going into stores and legally purchasing guns.  There’s something else that we’re not looking at.  Something else that is leading to this isn’t guns.  And it certainly isn’t going to be solved by people who have no idea what they’re even talked about. Bloomberg has no idea what he’s talking about.  When you’re corrected by somebody on television about guns, you really don’t know what you’re talking about.”

Stu also pointed out that Bloomberg’s lack of knowledge on guns should be kept in mind the next time he tried to regulate salt, soda, or any other product outside of his reach.

“He has the same level of knowledge on those things as he does with guns,” he said. “Just, he acts all certain of himself and spouts out these facts as if he understands that’s underlying behind them and then he just ‑‑ and then, you know, we’re supposed to follow him.  I mean, it’s pretty amazing.”

Jake Tapper couldn’t have put it better last week when he gave this piece of advice to those leading the charge on gun control:

“The gun debate is worth having. We will have that conversation on the show.  We have had it.  We will continue to. But it might help the advocates of gun control if in their advocacy for stricter measures they seemed more familiar with what exactly they are trying to ban.”

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Obama and Bloomberg, as with all of the Democratic Socialists and Communists don’t care one whit about the type of guns used or anything akin to that – for them only the seizure and elimination of firearms across the board matters.

    They must completely disarm the population to ensure their takeover is completed.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4HAW7OERGSC7VZM72V7IGDJ3B4 Sharmane

    What exactly types of guns did Eric Holder’s DOJ run to Mexican drug thugs?  Or, do they not know anything about those types of weapons either?  

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    They don’t know anything about guns or even care because their goal is to take all guns slowly so that we never see it coming.

  • Anonymous

    They intentionally want to blur the distinction.  Wost people do not understand the difference and don’t care enough to find out.

  • Anonymous

    This is the typical divide and conquer strategies of the socialist agenda, “respect the traditions of gun ownership in this country and hunters and sportsmen”. Since when does the right of the people to “keep and bear arms” have anything to do with hunting or hobby shooting? Since when does “not infringed” mean not absolutely restricted? Divide gun owners into classes and then let one groups lack of concerns for the others best interest remove themselves from the debate; or worse even switch sides. Their motto: Never let a crisis go to waste and if there is no crisis, manufacture one! 

  • http://twitter.com/NGGibson Nic Gibson

    Pat actually showed his ignorance of guns in this clip. he didn’t seem to know what a .22 caliber round weighs. Maybe you could take him to the range. He could get up to speed in an afternoon.

  • Anonymous

    Barry went skeet shooting once. He said he’s gonna give up on that. Says skeets don’t taste good but maybe it’s the way Michelle fried ‘em!

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, per your headline on this article, I don’t think anyone would be ‘shocked’ to learn that Bloomberg is ignorant about guns.

  • Anonymous

    All that needs to happen is some nut job take a shot at anyone of these bozos and watch what happens. As The World Turns…..

  • Anonymous

    Haha…that there was funny.

  • Barry Hill

    Glenn, the American 180 submachinegun metal drums hold 177 rounds. thats 3 layers of 59 rounds each, Also I am not a kid, and I shoot the hell out of my American 180 SMG.

  • Sandie

    LMAO!

  • Sandie

     That’s because they were LIBERALLY  coated with his own words.

  • Sandie

     It seems many on the left are – or it is just their typical mode of operation where they create and pass laws about things of which they know nothing.

  • Anonymous

    So true………. like Obama care!

  • Anonymous

    Jake Tapper better watch his step! He’s gonna pi$$ somebody off with his demands for accuracy and honesty!
    LOL.

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    i think it’s important to note that the president/bloomberg don’t misspeak.  they have something they need to get out there regardless of the accuracy of their statements.

    jury heard it — can’t unring that bell.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jules.p.guidry Jules P. Guidry

    The statements made by the “one” and “doomberg” are illustrative of the fact that they are not after the actual control of anything except the people of this nation. Neither of them have a clue of what they are talking about, other than the control part. Typical of the leftist/progressive advocates for banning anything. Empty heads following the empty headed leaders of their various movements.
    They must be defeated, totally. Quickly.

  • Anonymous

    I believe

  • http://www.facebook.com/lee.warren.73113 Lee Warren

    Well maybe if they took them all out at once we could get back to a sane government.

  • Anonymous

    Chicago style…….Black Friday? Pray for them instead.

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  • americanathlete

     They’ll get my guns…when they pry ‘em from my cold dead fingers.

  • Anonymous

      Why all of the fake hubbub?  The assault weapons ban was dropped in the Senate.  Shouldn’t you people be concerned more about your own party selling you out by championing immigration reform with an amnesty clause?

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, conspiracy theorist, the enemy non-far-right people are conspiring to confiscate your precious guns — Not!  Slippery slope, BS argument.  Meanwhile, 4-year-olds are shooting people:  right, our gun culture doesn’t need to change even a bit, does it?

  • Anonymous

    “Most fully automatic weapons, machine guns, are essentially banned to the public.”

    By Congress and backed by SCOTUS. Semi-automatic weapons are not much better.