After the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, NPR spoke with an Uvlade coroner who assured them that AR-15 bullets travel with such velocity that they can decapitate an adult. They also leave a body looking “like a grenade went off in there.” Rep. Lucy McBath also weighed in, adding that exit wounds from an AR-15 can be a foot wide. AR-15 rounds cause skulls to explode on impact, and the reason you never see the bodies is that they’ve been vaporized — there’s nothing left to show.
As Twitchy reported Friday, the House voted by a narrow margin to reinstate the assault weapons ban. Among those voting to make AR-15s illegal was Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr., who told us more about these super-weapons that people can just walk into a store and buy.
A bullet from an AR-15 war weapon can travel nearly triple the speed of sound. It liquefies tissue and vaporizes bone. Republicans value their war weapons more than dead kids. Today we vote to ban them.
— Bill Pascrell, Jr. 🇺🇸🇺🇦 (@BillPascrell) July 29, 2022
He even calls it “an AR-15 war weapon,” which is funny since the military doesn’t use them.
Liquefies bone? In order to do that it would have to melt the bone and the melting point is nowhere near the temperature of a recently shot .556 round.
Guns are not the problem. The problem is the human.
— Bob Pickett (@bobpickettsr) July 30, 2022
I've also heard that because the bullet is traveling so fast, if someone fires their entire 30 magazine clip at once, any bystander who isn't vaporized instantly goes deaf due to the multiple triple force sonic booms.
— The Papa Lobe (@the_papa_lobe) July 30, 2022
3,251 feet per second, bullet from AR-15. Pretty standard for any rifle.
— Jeff Ellington 🪕 (@Jeff__Ellington) July 30, 2022
— A cold ranger (@rangermags) July 30, 2022
“Vaporize bone” 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— ThomasCasey (@TCaseyIV) July 30, 2022
Sounds awesome! Where do I get one? Mine doesn’t vaporize bone, that’s incredible!
— MR. PLOW That’s my name (@water4323) July 30, 2022
You a science engineer, bro?
— Doctor Yield Curve (@Dr_Yield_Curve) July 30, 2022
If your point were valid you wouldn't have to lie like this.
— Philo Beddoe and Clyde (@jabsjj) July 30, 2022
This is false. Bones do not vaporize and tissue does not liquify. The bullet directly injures tissue in its trajectory and a hydrostatic shock wave causes blunt trauma to the surrounding tissue. I’m a surgeon.
— Truthurts (@Truthurts13) July 30, 2022
— Joe (@joeaggie09) July 30, 2022
Where did you get the idea that guns that are deadly aren't protected by the Second Amendment?
— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) July 30, 2022
Emotional blackmail never made a good argument.
— Classically Liberal (@suchan104) July 30, 2022
Sadly there aren’t many left who remember the devastation when the US dropped an AR-15 round on Hiroshima
— Heinous Pants (@HeinousPants) July 30, 2022
Liquifies and vaporizes? Buddy it has less force than a shotgun and many hunting bolt action rifles.
— greg (@gladnosocialist) July 30, 2022
So, I own an M-1 Garand, an M-1 carbine, and a Remington model 700 bolt action rifle which is the civilian version of the Marine Corp M40 sniper rifle. All actual weapons of war. Yet none are on any list to be banned. Funny huh?
— Srick (@RickardShawn) July 30, 2022
They just want the AR-15.
NPR does their part to stop gun violence by peddling blatant disinformation about AR-15s https://t.co/zvJqyhpyDJ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 1, 2022