QAnon fanatic and GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has done an excellent job showing how wild stupidity runs in the Republican party. She’s so fully detached from reality it’s a wonder she doesn’t drift into orbit alongside the Jewish space laser she thinks exists.
On Monday, Greene posted a video on Twitter spreading misinformation about H.R. 8, the firearm background check bill before Congress. According to her, the bill would create a “National Gun Registry,” which is false.
“We all know that gun registration leads to gun confiscation,” Greene falsely claimed. “We need to stop that one ASAP.”
As Igor Volsky, co-founder of Guns Down America, explained, the text of the bill “literally states” that there isn’t a registry.
“Nothing in this Act, or any amendment made by this Act, shall be construed to authorize the establishment, directly or indirectly, of a national firearms registry,” it says on page 5.
But that is not stopping the unrepentant fount of dangerous conspiracy theories preacher from lying about the bill in a loudly self-promoting video.
Greene was removed from the committees she was appointed to about a month ago on Feb. 4. Presumably, her lack of committee assignments would have given her time to read the first five pages of the legislation.
Greene said another bill, H.R. 1446, would prevent people from owning guns permanently. In fact, it was crafted to close the “Charleston Loophole,” which is when a firearm is transferred to someone if the background check goes through within three days.
Marjorie Taylor Greene describes the background check bill as a "National Gun Registry"
Page 5 literally sates "Nothing in this Act, or any amendment made by this Act, shall be construed to authorize the establishment, directly or indirectly, of a national firearms registry" https://t.co/5FGzqcy7Vt
— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) March 8, 2021