Chris Ballard, the general manager of the Indianapolis Colts, decided to do a little venting over recent mass shootings on Wednesday, pushing for gun control in the process.
However, the guy ended up making a complete and total fool of himself by making up an imaginary gun that does not exist as a means of trying to explain his position.
This is what happens when people give in to their emotions and attempt to wax poetic about an issue they have done little to no research about. It’s embarrassing honestly. You might actually cringe for this guy when you see what he said.
According to TheBlaze, “Speaking at a press conference during the Colts’ opening day of training camp, Ballard used the opportunity to journey into political issues and condemn recent mass killings.”
“I don’t understand. To me, it’s a lot of common sense and we lack it right now in this country. It’s a shame. Highland Park, Uvalde, Greenwood, Buffalo — when does it end?” Ballard vented. “When does some common sense come into play and when does this end? When do our elected officials actually do something about it instead of their own political gain?”
Ballard then stated that “both sides are completely wrong” then went on to condemn the ability of teenage children to get their hands on “an AK-15 automatic weapon.”
“Both sides are completely wrong. I’m not anti-gun, but I’m anti-military-style weapons,” Ballard continued.
“It blows my mind away that an 18-year-old kid can walk in and buy an AK-15 automatic weapon. It makes no sense. Zero,” he added. “It’s a shame that we live in a country that can’t come to an agreement because of politics on doing the right thing for our country. It makes zero sense. Zero.”
— dave calabro (@calabro13sports) July 26, 2022
Now, I don’t think I really need to point out to you what’s wrong with Ballard’s argument because you are all smart people, but I’m going to anyway.
First and foremost, there is no such thing as an “AK-15.” It’s made up. It seems Ballard was mixing up an AR-15 with an AK-47. That’s definitely a face palm moment. You really shouldn’t weigh in on this subject without at least doing a little light reading so you can properly identify the firearms used in these tragedies.
Secondly, there is no state in this country where a teenager can just go into a gun shop and purchase a weapon. I’m not sure where in the world Ballard got this idea from.
Also, automatic weapons fire in fully automatic mode, which means, basically, machine guns. The vast majority of these weapons are outlawed in the U.S. unless you go through a very extensive, costly, and time-consuming process that involves the federal government.
Firearms expert Stephen Gutowski weighed in on Ballard’s comments.
“I have good news for Mr. Ballard, an 18-year-old cannot just ‘walk in and by an AK-15 automatic weapon.’ In part because there aren’t ‘AK-15s’ and in part because new sales of automatic weapons have been banned since 1986,” Gutowski went on to explain.
“Dumb comments like these would be easier to stomach if they weren’t always delivered with such certainty about what the problem is and how to easily fix it,” he continued.
Just stick to the pigskin, Ballard.
This story syndicated with permission from michael, Author at Trending Politics
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