This is why politicians need to be more accountable…

The problem with politics is that … well, many of them don’t even read or get to know the bills that they’re sponsoring. Here, Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), sponsors a gun control bill that also bans “barrel shrouds.” Yet, she doesn’t know what it is. It’s like going to Kentucky Fried Chicken and asking for a Big Mac. Politicians need to actually read and understand what laws they put into effect, since it effects all of us. By not doing so like in this case, it really does the following:

  • Makes them (eg. politicians) look foolish.
  • Makes them not credible to stand behind the laws they pass.

It’s not all fun and games. Believe me, I didn’t know what a barrel shroud was either. It basically reduces the heat and helps give a better secondary handgrip to help with recoil. But then again, I wasn’t sponsoring a bill to ban them.