Talia Lavin has Twitter’s coveted blue checkmark, so we’ll take her at her word that she’s a fact-checker at The New Yorker. We’re not so sure, though, that she understands guns as well as she claims.

Her tweets would certainly please Adam Weinstein, who lamented in The Washington Post the poor gun control activist who’s been “gunsplained”; that is, “harangued with the pedantry of the more-credible-than-thou firearms owner” who actually knows the difference between a clip and a magazine.

Things kicked off Tuesday as The Federalist’s Sean Davis watched Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg being grilled by the Senate:

Makes sense to us, but it seems to have triggered Lavin.

Yeah, but there are some differences; there are some tubes that fire a little metal bit every time you pull what’s called the trigger, and then there’s whatever Chelsea Handler’s armed security apparently carries; muskets or something.

Wait: does she mean the tubes that can fire more little metal bits in less time, or is she referring to MSNBC’s hot take on the velocity of bullets fired from an AR-15 as opposed to a handgun?

Sadly, that wasn’t the end of the thread, but frankly we can’t take any more and feel a strong need to hit the range.


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