VIDEO: Rep. Jackson Lee Describes Her Terrifying Experience Holding An AR-15

U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) gave reporters a laughable description of her experience holding an AR-15 rifle.

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) demonstrated a shocking level of ignorance when she recently described having held an AR-15 (video below).

"I don't know what else it takes but I don't believe we can stop at the door of the United States House,” Jackson Lee told reporters in the Capitol building.

“I believe there will have to be an emergence of members of the House flooding the United States Senate for Senator McConnell to understand that these initiatives today, my gun storage bill, my bill that I've introduced dealing with the caliber weapon, I've held an AR-15 in my hand, I wish I had it,” she continued, holding her hands out as if she had the gun right there.

“It is as heavy as 10 boxes that you might be moving and the bullet that is utilized, a .50-caliber, these kinds of bullets need to be licensed and do not need to be on the street,” Jackson Lee claimed.

AR-15 rifles use much smaller ammunition that .50 caliber rounds, and most rifles weigh about 6.5 pounds, or 7.5 pounds when loaded with a 30-round magazine.

Weights may vary based on additions and upgrades that have been made to an individual weapon, such as scopes and tactical lights.

While the actual total weight of 10 moving boxes is arbitrary based on their contents, one can safely assume they weigh more than 10 pounds.

Jackson Lee’s assertion that AR-15s shoot a .50 caliber round was also grossly inaccurate.

The ill-informed congresswoman was stumping for three bills she co-sponsored “designed to stem the tide of gun violence” when she made her outrageous claims.

The proposed measures create gun storage laws, a new background-check process, and limits as to where ammunition can be bought and sold, according to Jackson Lee’s website.

Gun enthusiasts have called all three measures violations of their Second Amendment rights and far too overreaching to even be considered.

The legislation, passed by the House, has hit a standstill in the U.S. Senate, where Republican Majority Leader U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) has showed no interest to taking the measures further.

Democratic lawmakers behind the so-called gun control legislation have repeatedly demonstrated their ignorance on the subject while calling for sweeping reforms that only affect people who actually own and use firearms.

U.S. Representative Carolyn McCarthy recently had to admit to Tucker Carlson on FOX News that she had no idea what the “barrel shroud” featured in her “assault weapons” bill was, according to AmmoLand.

New York Democrat Assemblywoman Patricia Eddington’s ignorance about .50-caliber rounds was also astounding.

“But some of these bullets as you saw have an incendiary device on the tip of it, which is a heat-seeking device, so you don’t shoot deer with a bullet that size. If you do, you could cook it at the same time,” Eddington said.

Watch Jackson Lee talk about her experience with an AR-15 below:

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LynnSB
LynnSB

It is Totally Unacceptable that we have Incompetent Morons like this in Government !!

afo
afo

"AR-15 rifles use much smaller ammunition that .50 caliber rounds." True. And are designed to explode and destroy your innards.

hoss377
hoss377

She sounds like the retard socialist reporter, who after shooting an AR claimed he suffered from PTSD

Anomie88
Anomie88

Another moron legislator. Worry about your own district, and let thinking to others. The AR-style rifle is the most popular firearm in the country, with about 16 million Americans owning them. The AR name stands for the original manufacturer of the rifle, ArmaLite, which eventually sold the rights to the AR-15 to Colt, which modified it and sold it to the U.S. military as the M16 automatic rifle. Colt then made a civilian version, which is why the AR-15 is often confused with a military weapon, but it is just a cosmetic veneer.

By law, the modern sporting rifle -- the industry terms used to differentiate them from other, more traditional types of rifles -- has internal characteristics that make it no different than any other semiautomatic rifle on the market. It fires one bullet at a time with each trigger pull and has the firepower as any other similar chambered hunting rifle.

It is not a "weapon of war" or even an "assault rifle," which are actually machine guns and have been heavily regulated since 1934. Civilian ownership of them was banned in 1986.

Mike bass
Mike bass

If only she had shot herself with it....what a great day that would be

Da$
Da$

I only wish her STUPIDITY AND IGNORANCE were limited to guns and ammo!!!

Burly1
Burly1

So she was holding a gun and it didn’t kill anyone? I thought guns alone were responsible for killing, hence the attempt to strip us of our Constitutional Right to own one. She should be easy to reason with now as she sees it takes SOMEONE TO SHOOT IT. Blame the human, not the weapon.