Universal background checks would prohibit gun owners from lending their firearms to friends without performing a background check on them first. That’s part of what makes them universal and is highlighted by conservatives as one of the silliest aspects of the legislation. But either Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t understand this aspect of the bill or her reading comprehension plummets within the span of a single Tweet as she attacked fellow freshman Representative Dan Crenshaw with an argument that made no sense.
Crenshaw posted a video about a young woman who was attacked in her car by five men. But she was armed and may have hit one of the assailants with her firearms. Crenshaw noted that the proposed universal background checks would prevent Americans from lending their firearms to friends traveling alone.
Situations like this story are why we protect the 2nd Amendment.
Side note: With universal background checks, I wouldn’t be able to let my friends borrow my handgun when they travel alone like this. We would make felons out of people just for defending themselves. https://t.co/x60mdd1WW1
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) September 4, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez took this Tweet to mean he was lending guns to friends who couldn’t pass background checks. Her unhinged Tweet even went so far as to claim the people he’s lending firearms to may be domestic abusers or violent felons. It was an unintentional non-sequitur as she shifted subjects away from the legislation Crenshaw referred to and instead described how background checks work.
As our EIC noted on Twitter, this was just plain stupid.
I'm not one who jumps on the "AOC is dumb" bandwagon, but this is just plain stupid. You're not understanding the implications of the universal background checks which would prohibit lending guns without performing a check personally. This is a doltish argument. @RepDanCrenshaw https://t.co/vqSkR0BRUx
— JD Rucker (@JDRucker) September 4, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and many who are pushing gun control measures clearly have no idea how the system works. They speak with their misguided hearts instead of using their brains. In AOC’s case, she may not have the latter option available.
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