Calif. lawmaker – leading gun control advocate – mistakes BB gun for semi-automatic pistol

Calif. lawmaker – leading gun control advocate – mistakes BB gun for semi-automatic pistol

An attempt by Asm. David Chiu (D–San Francisco) to tie a piece of litter on the streets of his hometown to on-going gun violence in the city ended with a bit of egg on the legislator’s face. Sunday, Chiu tweeted out a photo of the “discarded packaging of a semi-automatic on a leisurely weekend walk.” Chiu included a photo of the packaging for a Glock 19 semi-automatic air-soft BB gun, which – though designed similar to the Glock 19 – is not a firearm. The BB gun, though not pictured in Chiu’s tweet, is usually tipped with an orange muzzle to denote that it is not a firearm. The packaging, however, does note that the gun was the airsoft version rather than the firearm. Chiu caught considerable flak for the gaffe, as he is a leading proponent for gun control in California’s state legislature. Beyond parody. The San Francisco Assemblyman freaking out about the discarded airsoft BB gun packaging is also the author of bullet-tracing legislation that has been criticized for not being technically feasible. pic.twitter.com/fLhPX8FLNs — Rob Pyers (@rpyers) May 23, 2021 It actually is a semi-automatic….air soft pistol. This guy just doesn’t get it and keeps playing himself. He has no idea what the term “semi-automatic” even means yet wants to be one of the chief regulators of firearms. https://t.co/Eg8nbzRavR — Stephen Puetz (@stephenpuetz) May 24, 2021 The San Francisco lawmaker’s marquee achievement in Sacramento was authoring Assembly Bill 2847, which called on gun manufacturers to transition […]

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