It looks like Igor Volsky’s got a new gig besides spouting nonsense on Twitter about guns; his bio says he’s the executive director of Guns Down America, and one of his duties apparently is to continue spouting nonsense on Twitter about guns.
It’s amazing how many gun experts there are out there who want the things banned and confiscated. We may have reached peak ridiculousness after the Parkland shooting, when members of the mainstream media were excusing inaction by the school resource officer by arguing that he had no chance against the shooter, because rounds came out of the AR-15’s barrel at a higher velocity than his sheriff’s office-issued sidearm.
Volksy, like every other liberal out there, is going on about “assault weapons,” and we’d really like to see him at the range with one, because he claims he can empty a 30-round magazine in five seconds:
Assault weapons are particularly dangerous because they can fire 300-500 rounds per minute (the rate of fire is almost the same as an M-16).
You can empty a 30 round magazine in about 5 seconds. https://t.co/4qh9M2Ozu6
— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) August 3, 2019
A semi-automatic weapon fires once per trigger pull. Not even professional competition shooters can fire that fast. At 500 rounds per minute a shooter would have to depress the trigger 8 times per second. That doesn't even factor in mag changes. You're spreading lies.
— Harold Stickeehans (@StickeeNotes) August 3, 2019
professional shooters can’t even fire 300-500 rounds per minute. Clearly you’ve never touched a gun in your life.
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) August 3, 2019
Fire 300-500 rounds through the average A-15 without it jamming. Hope you're great at clearing them…
— Adeptus Archer (@ArcherMint) August 3, 2019
Not even an Olympic sprinter can pull his finger that fast..
— Lone Star Laddie (@LaddieLone) August 3, 2019
No and NOPE.
Would you like to come to the range with me and try?
Also, define "assault weapons", please.
— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) August 3, 2019
The cyclic rate of fire is unattainable due to overheating and having to reload.
All semiautomatic weapons (pistols, rifles, and shotguns) fire 1 bullet for each pull of the trigger.
— ArmyScout ? ?? (@Kessol) August 3, 2019
300 trigger pulls, 10 mag dumps and 10 reloads in a minute huh. Please anti-gunner continue to tell us all that works.
— 4 the USA (@melikesamerica) August 3, 2019
Well, which is it? 500 per minute or 30 in 5 seconds? Because those are 2 different equation outcomes and seems to suggest that you can fire more rounds per second while switching out magazines… pic.twitter.com/cQ1LnpB3qe
— N̶͕̪̓o̸͎̻͐͋t̷̥̭͆̓A̴̪͐̈Ḇ̵̞̀̊ó̷̰͑ṱ̵̫̚ (@A_Redacted_Bot) August 3, 2019
"Pewpew bad" would have been far more accurate.
— tree hugging sister (@treehuggingsis) August 3, 2019
— Jakobi_Obi (@jakobi_obi) August 3, 2019
Weapons are dangerous.
That should have been your tweet. Cause the rest of your tweet is pure garbage and not remotely true. Well done.
— Chris Tsotsoros (@ctsotsoros) August 3, 2019
You may be the most ignorant poster I’ve read today on Twitter today and, buddy, that’s saying something. You’ve clearly never shot a semi-automatic rifle in your life, have you?
— Archie Jordan (@ajjordan_62) August 3, 2019
A person who wrote about guns is this breathtakingly ignorant about guns!?
— Magnifico IX ? (@MagnificoIX) August 3, 2019
— -_- (@itsZacknotZach) August 3, 2019
Not even close to true
— Ryan (@Ghost0fSparta85) August 3, 2019
I see the people who know nothing about guns are spouting off false nonsense again.
— Flurypd (@FluryPD) August 3, 2019
Wrong……they actually fire 800 to 900 rounds per minute.
— Sully (@RockerSully) August 3, 2019
This is not true. It can fire 500,000-1,000,000 rounds per second.
It would be nice if you knew something once in a while. Seriously, comment on things in which you might have some knowledge. This ain’t it, chief.
— dubs (@mrbigdubya) August 3, 2019
Have you ever seen a gun? Pull the trigger once, and ONE round comes out.
— Rachel ???? (@RaychelTania) August 3, 2019
Do you know the difference between automatic and semi-automatic?
— John The Maintenance Boss ??? (@JohnMaintenanc1) August 3, 2019
You are absolutely delusional. This stuff is why no one has an actual meaningful conversation about guns…it always starts with lies like this and deteriorates from there.
— Daniel Bobke (@DanielBobke) August 3, 2019
Mostly I’m impressed that you choose not to learn about the weapons you talk about. That’s real determination to remain ignorant.
— Collard Green Enthusiast (@IButtload) August 3, 2019
Jesus Christ, will you people learn what the hell you are talking about? AR-15s and AK-47s are NOT automatic weapons, they are SEMI automatic, one pull of the finger=one bullet fired. They are NOT anything like an M-16.
— Rich Osborne?? (@ROS17885410) August 3, 2019
Don’t be a clown…..
— SECRET SQUIRREL (@SecritSqrl) August 3, 2019
In Igor's new book "Guns Down" he talks about items he obviously doesn't know anything about.
— RightHandMan (@RightHandManSJ) August 3, 2019
YOU FORGOT TO MENTION CHAINSAW ATTACHMENTS!!!
— Lucas Troy (@LucasTroy007) August 3, 2019
And they wonder why we don’t want activists like Volsky helping equally ignorant members of Congress write gun control legislation.
Marianne Williamson will ban not only assault weapons but the manufacture and sale of bullets https://t.co/KseDjZcrSl
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 3, 2019