AOC’s 4-part plan for guns almost as nuts as Green New Deal, sets NRA News radio host into overdrive

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s latest uninformed comments were roasted by an NRA News radio host who schooled the New York Democrat on her gun-grabbing ignorance.

The self-proclaimed Democratic socialist is making a second career of her steady stream of gaffes and controversial remarks and her latest on the topic of gun control added to her expanding repertoire.

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Responding and linking to a report on active shooter training for Indiana teachers, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted her alternative ideas, such as the Bipartisan Background Checks Act and a ban on “bump stocks, semiautos, & high cap mags designed to kill people.”

Naturally, many of her more than 3.6 million Twitter followers applauded her words without so much as questioning their content.  But “Cam & Co” host Cam Edwards was more than happy to provide Ocasio-Cortez with a much-needed lesson in current U.S. laws and the studies that the lawmaker should probably bother to read before spouting her leftist nonsense.

Edwards took on each of the freshman congresswoman’s points in a series of tweets.

Citing 2018 studies on the topic of “universal background checks,” Edwards explained how the laws ” don’t lead to fewer gun-related deaths, or even more background checks.”

He went on to tackle Ocasio-Cortez’s call to “Disarm domestic abusers” by pointing out that, coincidentally, a law already exists doing just that.

Mandating safe storage, next on the New York Democrat’s list, highlights several other challenges, Edwards noted, besides just the constitutionality of the requirement.

“Safe storage laws are impossible to proactively enforce, unless you’re calling for random home inspections of gun owners,” he noted.  “Are you?”

Edwards also addressed the thorny question of how one would define what “safe storage” is.

“And then you want to ban a lot of stuff,” Edwards wrote in response to the last point on Ocasio-Cortez’s list.

Edwards unpacked more solid information citing the New York Safe Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act which has seen an amazing level of noncompliance since it was passed in 2013. In several more tweets, he noted that since the law was enacted, the “biggest impact the SAFE Act has had, legally, is that possession of a firearm without a license is now a felony, not a misdemeanor. And a disproportionate number of those charges are coming out of NYC, not upstate.”

Edwards concluded his epic thread by reminding Ocasio-Cortez about “that pesky Bill of Rights” and “that our #2A rights are real, fundamental, and exercised by 100,000,000 Americans.”

“Good talk,” he concluded.

Ocasio-Cortez’s clueless tweet and Edwards’ rebuttal scored countless reaction on Twitter, with many urging the 29-year-old congresswoman to get educated.

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