As liberals continue to politicize the mass shooting Wednesday at the Stoneman Douglas High School, many have exposed their lack of knowledge about guns.
One of those top leftist politicians was Sen. Bill Nelson, who proved he doesn’t have a clue about the guns he wants banned in the United States.
During an interview with MSNBC, the Florida Democrat incorrectly said the shooter used an automatic weapon to carry out his attack.
When asked by “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski if he was comfortable talking about the shooting, Nelson leaped at the chance to talk about gun control.
“Here is an automatic weapon, an assault rifle,” Nelson said, “Just look in Florida: Pulse Night club a couple of years ago, a year ago the Fort Lauderdale airport, now this. And that’s just the state of Florida.”
“We certainly ought to talk about all the other things that everybody is talking about — mental health, protection at schools,” he said. “But we got to get right down to the nub, and that is, should assault weapons be legal?”
As noted by The Daily Caller, the shooter used a semi-automatic weapon, not an automatic weapon.
Florida law enforcement officials confirmed the shooter used an AR-15 to carry out his attack, which is a semi-automatic weapon.
With a semi-automatic weapon, an individual has to pull the trigger for each individual shot to be fired from the gun. For an automatic weapon, one pull of the trigger will allow multiple rounds of ammunition to be fired.
Nelson apparently has no idea what the difference is between automatic and semi-automatic.
Watch the full interview below, with Nelson’s comments beginning around the 45 second mark in the video.
The suspect of the shooting has been identified as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz.
As reported by Conservative Tribune, officials have indicated 17 people were killed and dozens more were injured during the mass shooting.
With Democrats and Hollywood elites exploiting this tragedy for cheap political points, it’s astonishing to see that many don’t have a clue about the guns they want to be banned.
You’d think Democrats would understand the difference between semi-automatic and automatic by now given they politicize every single tragedy to push their liberal calls for gun control.
It’s pathetic to see liberals act self-righteous on live television and then prove they don’t know squat about the very topic being discussed.
Perhaps Nelson should stop copying talking points from his liberal allies and actually learn the difference between semi-automatic and automatic weapons before he goes on live television again.
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