Read time: 1 minute

Ralph Peters: 'Having [AR-15s] In Civilian Hands Is Madness'

Fox News allowed itself a moment of clarity yesterday.

Fox News allowed itself a moment of clarity yesterday. It was only about 5 minutes long, but in that brief time, Fox's favorite Army Colonel outlined the reasons why having assault-style rifles in the hands of anybody, let alone disturbed teenagers, is utter madness, a societal failure. And in that respect, he's right. In terms of gun violence, the United States has let itself become a failed state.

Source: Oliver Willis

Speaking with Fox News host Neil Cavuto, Peters called foul on these dishonest claims while noting he is a Second Amendment supporter and a gun owner.

“These weapons — AR-15 and similar weapons — are not for sporting purposes,” Peters explained. “You don’t take them hunting because they’re meant to tear bodies apart. They tear up the meat.”

“The purpose of the AR-15 series weapons is to kill and maim human beings. That’s it,” he added.

AR-15 rounds are “meant to just tear the body apart so that the wounded person can’t get up and fight again” Peters explained, noting that the weapons were designed for use in war.

“Having those weapons in civilian hands is madness,” he said, a sentiment which runs counter to the NRA’s message.

Regarding the sheriffs who didn’t enter Stoneman Douglas High during the shooting, Peters noted that while they were carrying the handguns, “they’re hearing that semi-automatic fire inside — pop, pop, pop, pop. It’s like going in there with bare hands.”

“It’s pathetic that we’re so wrapped up around AR-15s that we don’t want to protect children,” Peters said.

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $21 for 2021? Please consider a one-time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage


New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team