Rep. Jason Chaffetz schools Bill O’Reilly on the Second Amendment (Video)
Must be something in the water in New York. You have New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg calling on cops to go on strike until stricter gun laws are passed. And Fox News gasbag Bill O’Reilly is also trying to trample on the Second Amendment with assault weapons. Problem for O’Reilly is that he invited Jason Chaffetz on his show to debate his whacked out idea. Chaffetz absolutely destroyed O’Reilly.
And then there’s this from Andrea Ryan on Gateway Pundit:
Bill O’Reilly was wrong and Senator Chaffetz was completely correct. A simple reading of the ATF’s own website is irrefutable support that Bill O’Reilly was ranting on a topic he knows nothing about. And it’s a dangerous rant, because it incites people based on misinformation. For someone to call an AK-47 (a gun that could be, and is, used for hunting) “heavy armor” and “heavy armament” and then lump it in with mortars and heavy artillery is astoundingly uninformed. And then shame on Bill O’Reilly to tell Senator Chaffetz, who does know and understand the Federal laws, that he was wrong.
The Federal government requires a $200 SOT Tax Stamp for certain firearms listed below, along with an NFA application, a background check, and approval by the ATF, as well as, the local Chief Law Enforcement Officer. It’s an extremely rigorous and expensive process. The government makes it very difficult to own one of these and they make the burden on the individual to get it right quite brutal. Note: the machine guns that Bill O’Reilly said you can “just grab one at a gun show” are on the ATF’s list. You can’t just grab one at a gun show. This even applies to any piece of metal, i.e. a seer, that allows a rifle to become fully automatic.
The process takes many, many months. And if an owner wants to give or sell any of these firearms to another individual they must repeat the process, along with another $200 payment to the ATF.