Those who are most opposed to guns happen to also be those who know the least about them. That was made crystal clear when a CNN regular showed her ignorance about firearms last week.
Columnist and CNN commentator Sally Kohn tweeted:
What about the mothers and fathers who have lost their violence to white guys with AK-15s conducting mass shootings? Why not profile them?
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) July 22, 2016
Of course, there’s no such thing as an AK-15 — there are AR-15s and AK 47s.
And she got roundly — and appropriately — hounded for it. Herd are a few examples:
— Mimi (@mimimayesTN) July 22, 2016
— grecian (@aburbeconditaX) July 22, 2016
@EXgoptraci @sallykohn What is an AK-15, haven’t seen one yet. And how does someone lose there violence?
— Joe (@mamba1911) July 22, 2016
— Akiva Cohen (@AkivaMCohen) July 22, 2016
Lost their violence? That’s a strange turn of phrase for someone whose business is words. One person offered Kohn some help.
— TheMoobinator (@manofmanychins) July 22, 2016
Still another offered this:
— (((#ShootBack))) (@HarryThetech76) July 23, 2016
The discussion eventually led to the relative merits of the two weapons that Kohn had confused.
@EXgoptraci Why I prefer my AR-15
— The Patriot Veteran (@BenWilhelm1230) July 23, 2016
In fairness to Kohn, she’s hardly the only gun hater to demonstrate ignorance of firearms, and her mistake was merely a confusion of nomenclatures.
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