John Kerry bungles gun control pitch, refers to "AR-16 with long clip"

by Daniel Payne · Feb 7th, 2020 2:48 pm

Last Updated Feb 7th, 2020 at 3:05 pm

At a recent rally for former Vice President Joe Biden, John Kerry articulated a garbled, error-laden opposition to gun rights, referring in the same sentence to a semiautomatic firearm that does not exist and a gun accessory that would not apply to the actual firearm in question.

At the rally in Iowa last Saturday, the former secretary of state, while praising Biden's history of opposing the National Rifle Association, attempted to appeal to the crowd with a pitch for gun control.

"There's not a veteran here who would take an AR-16 with a long clip to go out and shoot a deer or shoot anything," Kerry said.

However, there is no such thing as an "AR-16." Kerry was likely attempting a reference to the AR-15, which is the most popular rifle in America. That firearm is loaded with magazines, not clips.

Kerry subsequently touted Biden as the politician who would "do something that's reasonable about guns in our country."


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