‘Gunsplaining’: What the Gun-Grabbers Don’t Even Know That They Don’t Know

Written by S.C. Sherman on March 17, 2018

I am literally exhausted from explaining that there is no such thing as an “Assault Rifle”.

Since the Florida school shooting the usual rabble has been out in force arguing for taking away more of our rights. This time they’ve stepped up their game and enlisted thousands of high school kids as unwitting accomplices to their agenda.

The teens are more than happy to march in the streets and miss a day school while feeling self-righteous about it. I have a teenager and he has verified that 90% or more of the kids marching just wanted out of school and have no idea what they’re marching for or against in any meaningful way.

The adults in the media are fawning over the formerly “Tide-Pod-Eating” teens and are welcoming them into the debate on gun control and our Second Amendment rights. The message is clear that the youth of America will finally right the wrongs of their horrible NRA-loving parents.

The problem is…the inmates are running the asylum.

None of them, not even the adults pushing this agenda, have a clue what they are talking about. They don’t know what the current gun laws. Not even a little bit.

Here’s a short list of what anti-gunners don’t know.

They don’t know what kind of weapons purchases trigger a background check.

They don’t know what makes you fail a background check.

They don’t know what kinds of weapons are currently banned in America.

They don’t know that a weapon with wood on it is every bit as dangerous as a black one.

They don’t know the difference between an automatic or a semi-automatic.

They have no idea that the vast majority of weapons out there are semi-auto.

They have no idea semi-auto means one pull of the trigger equals one projectile is fired.

They have no idea that an AR-15 doesn’t stand for Assault Rifle.

They don’t know that an Assault Rifle doesn’t exist.

They don’t know that you can’t stop mass shootings by outlawing one style of weapon.

They don’t know that marching in the streets makes them look stupid.

They don’t see the irony that they are marching in the streets for their own government to take away their rights provided since America’s inception.

They don’t know that a person with a 380 can kill a person with an AR.

They don’t know that metal detectors and armed guards at a single point of entry would solve the problem…like it does at the airport, the courthouse, and everywhere else it is tried.

They don’t know that I don’t have to have a reason to own a firearm, it’s our right.

They don’t know that magazines aren’t “rapid fire” …they simply hold rounds.

They don’t know how many is too many rounds a magazine should carry because they have no idea what a magazine is.

They don’t know that a round means a bullet.

They don’t know that ghost guns are fiction.

They don’t know that the gun show loophole is fake news.

They don’t know that the assault weapons ban in the USA was a failure.

They don’t know that if they banned all guns in America they would spark a civil war (and they would lose that war horribly)

They don’t know that NRA is made up of millions of proud Americans who love their children.

They don’t know that the number of NRA members has spiked since their efforts to outlaw guns has become news.

They don’t know that guns are the greatest equalizer on the planet when confronted with an attacker.

They don’t know that hundreds of thousands of people deter a crime or rape every year with their privately-owned firearm.

Many of them don’t know the word firearm means a gun.

To be honest, gun control activists don’t know much of anything about guns. All they know is that guns are evil and those who defend them are less than human and baby killers.

I have been accused of “Mansplaining” before and most people are familiar with the term. There is a term for what I find myself constantly doing as an out of the closet and open NRA member and gun rights activist.

I didn’t coin the term, but it fits perfectly the situation we are in…it’s called “Gunsplaining”.

The term has been used to describe liberals as they mistakenly describe guns, but I think we should claim it for our side as we have to do more explaining than anyone. #GUNSPLAIN.

It’s the act of teaching an otherwise ignorant gun control zealot the truth. It’s a never-ending job. So, if you find yourself explaining AGAIN what Armalite Rifle stands for or that a semi-auto is different from a machine gun…you are “Gunsplaining”.

I need your help. All 2A loving patriots please join in and “Gunsplain” any chance you get. The stupidity is so strong with the anti-gun crowd it’s almost a public service to “Gunsplain”. Try to do it with love, even though that is difficult, it’s a necessary service to America.

Welcome to the movement. We are “Gunsplaining” our way to a productive conversation about guns.

photo credit: M&R Glasgow Gun Show via photopin (license)

S.C. Sherman
S.C. Sherman grew up a farm kid in rural Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Communications Studies. Steve is a business owner, and recently ran for Iowa State House of Representatives.. S.C. enjoys political commentary and great stories. He has written three fiction novels found at scsherman.com. He currently lives with his wife and four children in North Liberty, Iowa.