Newsweek Reporter Says She’s Never Met Someone With an AR-15 Who Wasn’t a Killer. Instantly Gets Smashed.

Newsweek reporter Nina Burleigh made a comment over the weekend that ended up landing her a significant portion of egg on her face with the gun rights crowd.

Burleigh apparently made the claim that anyone who owns an AR-15 is a mass murderer, an idiotic sentiment that riled up supporters of the Second Amendment who in turn roasted her for the comment.

Responding to Rep. Eric Swalwell’s (D-CA) suggestion that gun owners who resist government authorities who might confiscate their weapons could be literally nuked from orbit, Burleigh decided to wax poetic on why, exactly, she felt the nation’s 15,000,000 or so legally owned AR-15 rifles should be immediately taken from their owners.

No AR-15 owner she’s met, Burleigh said, has been anything short of a mass murderer.

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If all fifteen million legal AR-15 owners are, indeed, mass murderers, it’s absolutely shocking that there aren’t multiple mass murders per day.

The math didn’t occur to Burleigh, however, or the fact that a vast majority of AR-15 owners are hunters, target shooters, and former members of the military who wanted to take home a small piece of military technology. The vast majority of AR-15 owners are also, of course, not homicidal maniacs.

Twitter quickly schooled Burleigh on her privilege.

Rather than listening to what other folks had to say about her tweet, Burleigh stated she ignored them and then went on to posit they replies were probably pro-NRA Russian bots. You can’t make this shenanigans up.

The left consistently criticizes the right for having “echo chambers” and living in a bubble, rather than actually looking at the world from someone else’s perspective. And yet, here we have a leftist who is guilty of the same thing.

It’s a no-brainer that being in a bubble or echo chamber is not healthy. If you are so frightened that your worldview will not stand under scrutiny, that it could blow apart if challenged, then either your worldview is weak or you haven’t done an adequate amount of research to understand what you believe and why.

At the end of the day, this comment was beyond ignorant and was posted simply to garner a specific response from her supporters. It’s just a media talking head trying to stay relevant. Sad, but true.

Source: Daily Wire

Michael Stanley is a professional writer with 10 years of experience who has previously written for Young Conservatives, Allen West, and many others.
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