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Texas Gun Sense: “there wasn’t automatic weapons or hi-capacity magazines 100 years ago”

Here’s a Sunday quickie, as the Chinese Communist Party via one of their press outlets it’s giving Texas Gun Sense some exposure:

HOUSTON - The US state of Texas may return to its Wild West past, or even worse, predicts an advocate for responsible gun ownership and opponent of the so-called permitless carry law signed by Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday, which allows Texans to carry handguns without a license or training starting Sept 1.
"There weren't automatic weapons or 100-round magazine capacities in the guns 100 years ago," said Gyl Switzer, director of Texas Gun Sense, a nonprofit group of more than 7,000 mostly gun owners who lobby for improved methods of gun control.

First, Gyl of Texas Gun Sense is a moron. Let’s go back further than 100 years to WW1 (1914-1918) and look at some of the single person infantry weapons used (machine guns, or as Gyl says, “automatic weapons”):

That’s just a few from WW1. Those operate exactly the same as automatic weapons do today (hold the trigger down and it keeps firing until the magazine is empty). As for the magazine capacity claim, they had something even better back then (as well as those dreaded “hi-capacity magazines that we have today).....BELT FED MACHINE GUNS!!! NO MAGAZINES NEEDED!!!!!’

Here’s a belt fed and how it works:

I mean seriously, all Gyl had to do was look in an encyclopedia to see the first automatic weapon (machine gun) was made 137 years ago:

Automatic and semi-automatic weapons are NOT new. They’ve been around longer than anyone currently alive. Lastly, the Thompson sub-machine gun (entered military service in 1921) had 100 round drum magazines for it in 1919, so there goes that claim, Gyl.

The “Tommy Gun,” as it came to be called, used the Colt M1911 grip and its dependable .45-caliber ammunition. By 1919, the fully-automatic weapon was perfected, and it was capable of using a 20-round block magazine or a 50- to 100-round drum magazine.

Do we dare let Gyl know that you could order these by mail too? That ended in 1934 though because another group of prohibitionists (alcohol, not firearms like TGS) created a whole new criminal enterprise in the US via the mafia and the calls to “do something” happened. Sounds familiar, right?

but in 1925 anyone with $225 could purchase a Thompson Submachine gun either by mail order, or from the local hardware or sporting goods store.

I really wish these gun control morons would stop lying to advance their cause. But the big question is, are they lying? Or are they just ignorant? Either way, Gyl is pretty much getting almost half of what Texas Gun Sense brings in money wise. Must be nice to collect a fat yearly salary for being oblivious about guns, yet advocates for gun control. Whole thing is a scam.

To put this in perspective, of the $185,341 raises by Texas Gun Sense, $122,909 went to paid staff, with another $8,502 going to payroll taxes. Lobbying efforts (which is why most people donate to orgs like this) only accounted for a measly $4,350 lol.

Texas Gun Sense should have a new motto: “give us money, we want to stuff the pockets of our staff and use only a fraction of the money raised for lobbying.”


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