CNBC’s Jim Cramer: If You’re Hunting with an AR-15, ‘You’re Hunting Humans’

Jim Cramer, host of CNBC's Mad Money, speaks about social media during a financial services technology conference sponsored by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, Wednesday, June 15, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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CNBC financial analyst Jim Cramer spoke in defense of Dick’s Sporting Goods’ unilateral “assault rifle” ban by suggesting that people who hunt with AR-15s are hunting humans.

Cramer’s statement was tweeted by NBC Universal anchor Carl Quintanilla, then retweeted by Cramer himself:

Cramer’s position on AR-15s and hunting is antithetical to the reality described by ATF Associate Deputy Director Ronald Turk, who says the AR-15 is “now the standard for hunting activities.” In fact, Turk says the use of AR-15s for hunting is so widespread that the ATF should take another look at previous studies on the gun and amend them.

On January 20, 2017, the Washington Post published a “White Paper” wherein Turk wrote, “The use of AR-15s, AK-style, and similar rifles now commonly referred to as ‘modern sporting rifles’ has increased exponentially in sport shooting. These firearm types are now standard for hunting activities. ATF could re-examine its 20-year-old study to bring it up to date with the sport shooting landscape of today, which is vastly different than it was years ago.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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