For a conservative like me, a fight between Leftist-darling AOC and Dan Crenshaw, aka Captain America himself, is a DREAM come true.
I get to see one of my favorite conservatives verbally demolish one of my least favorite liberals.
It’s like I’m a kid getting to watch Godzilla beat up King Ghidorah on the big screen all over again.
What’s their beef?
Well, there was no veiled attack or threat against AOC in this situation…
In fact, she really didn’t need to involve herself in the situation at all.
It was an unwarranted attack BY her on Dan Crenshaw in response to a tweet that he made about a young woman who had recently defended herself against five attackers with her gun.
Crenshaw took to Twitter and post something about the event as a way to support women’s empowerment and remind us why we need the Second Amendment.
The Tweet That Started The Beef
Dan tweeted a link to the story and had this to say about it: “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.”
The part of this tweet that drew so much attention is the part where he talks about letting a friend borrow a gun when they travel.
Now, right now, it’s legal for somebody to let a close friend or relative borrow a gun for any reason – especially if that reason is protection.
And Crenshaw’s not trying to just give out guns to his buddies; he’s criticizing HB 8, the bill that would require private gun transfers to be facilitated by licensed gun dealers who must conduct a federal background check.
Universal background checks would make it illegal for these people to have these guns in their possession. Of course, what they don’t tell you is that a federal background check can take about a month to finish – which means if somebody’s in danger, they’ll have to wait until this background check is completed before they can carry a weapon.
That means if somebody is in REAL and imminent danger, that background check could come 29 days and 23 hours too late.
AOC’s Idiocy On Parade
That’s the point that Crenshaw was trying to make…
And it’s also the point that prompted AOC to insert herself into the conversation. She replied to Dan’s tweet, “You are a member of Congress. Why are you ‘lending’ guns to people unsupervised who can’t pass a basic background check? The people you’re giving a gun to have likely abused their spouse or have a violent criminal record, & you may not know it. Why on earth would you do that?”
Obviously, this woman doesn’t understand a THING about what Crenshaw was talking about – yet, in typical AOC fashion, she decided to give her opinion anyway.
If your friend needs protection and you have the means to help them – then you should be able to…
But that’s not the troubling part.
No, what is so troubling is the fact that AOC thinks that the people Crenshaw would lend a gun to (if he’s even doing that, as this was all a hypothetical anyway) are spouse abusers and violent criminals.
He didn’t say that they CAN’T pass a background check…
He just said that they hadn’t applied for one and that the 30-day waiting period is just too long – especially if you need that protection NOW.
Is she really this dense?
Does she TRULY think this?
Regardless, in typical Dan Crenshaw fashion, he destroys her with his comeback, “Just so I’m clear: you think my friends are domestic abusers/criminals? Seriously that’s your argument? That they can’t pass a background check? Wrong. People lend guns to friends, esp if they don’t own a gun, for self-defense and hunting purposes. This is America outside NYC.”
Is she really that naïve or ignorant that she doesn’t realize what happens in the outside world?
Has she been so insulated that she believes that life is all gumdrops and rainbows and unicorns?
Because there is a harsh world out there – and the fact that she can’t see that or doesn’t know that is troubling…
As she’s making decisions that shape the future of our freedoms.
How many more of these embarrassing moments can she deflect?
Our guess is plenty more…
Because if ignorance is bliss…then she’s the most blissful woman in the world.
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr.