While explaining her efforts to urge the Senate to pass gun control, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) described AR-15s as “heavy” rifles that shoot “.50 caliber” bullets.
“I held an AR-15 in my hand, I wish I hadn’t. It is as heavy as 10 boxes that you might be moving. And the bullet that is utilized, a .50 caliber, these kinds of bullets need to be licensed and do not need to be on the street.” – Rep. @JacksonLeeTX18 pic.twitter.com/U71ir6BHZH
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) September 23, 2019
Lee said she held an AR-15 but wishes she had not, due to its incredible weight. She said, “It is as heavy as 10 boxes that you might be moving.”
She also suggested AR-15s shoot “.50 caliber” bullets, and claimed “[those] kinds of bullets need to be licensed and do not need to be on the street.”
In reality, an AR-15 shoots a .22 caliber round either chambered in .223 or 5.56.
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