Video: New York NBC affiliate notes that “assault rifles only look different” after the SAFE Act

posted at 6:41 pm on May 8, 2014 by Erika Johnsen

No kidding. Via NBC4 New York:

Now some critics say one part of the law – the assault rifle ban – is not effective because new models being made to comply with the law are almost entirely the same as those that were banned. …

Under the law, bayonet mounts, flash suppressors and telescoping stocks are banned, and rifles cannot have a pistol grip. …

NYU law professor James Jacobs, who has written extensively on gun control issues, praises portions of the SAFE Act, including expanded background checks.

But he says the the assault rifle ban has resulted in a remodeled gun that is no less dangerous – just less scary looking.

New York hurriedly enacted the SAFE Act in January 2013, a month after the Sandy Hook massacre, and its many provisions — several of which range from pointlessly restrictive to administratively unworkable — have been going into effect over the past fifteen months. The purely cosmetic designation of what is or is not an “assault weapon” might be the most unproductive measure out of all of them, but the gun-control activists are still stickin’ to their guns, so to speak:

“The legal gun looks a lot like the illegal gun,” said Leah Gunn Barrett, the executive director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. “Does that make this law essentially cosmetic? No. These features all have specific functions.” …

“The gun is still lethal,” Gunn Barrett said. “Yes, it can still kill people. But it is not as easy to manipulate and fire accurately than it would be if you had a forward-leaning pistol grip.”

Weak. As Charles C.W. Cooke points out at NRO, the only thing that making AR-15s slightly less easy to manipulate accomplishes is making it slightly harder for less robust individuals to use them (like, say, women?) while having absolutely zero effect on their lethality — all of which is practically a moot point anyway, since the vast, vast majority of gun crimes and murders in this country are committed with handguns. This is purely a “feel good” feature of the law, plain and simple.

Anyhow. In somewhat better news, the attorneys general of 22 states just filed an amicus brief in the lawsuit looking to overturn the New York Safe Act, claiming that the law is unconstitutional. Via the WFB:

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange filed the brief in the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals as part of the lawsuit Nojay v. Cuomo, which was filed by individual gun owners and organizations challenging New York’s gun ban. …

Alabama’s attorney general, the lead author of the bipartisan brief, was joined by attorneys general from Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming. …

“Because New York’s law amounts to a categorical ban of firearms commonly used for lawful purposes by law-abiding citizens, this court should subject the law to strict scrutiny under its tiers of scrutiny framework,” the brief states.


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*heartattack*

Murphy9 on May 8, 2014 at 6:42 PM

Forward assist is the scariest thing ever.

And get rid of that menacing shell deflector! ew!

Murphy9 on May 8, 2014 at 6:43 PM

This is only news to libs.

bernzright777 on May 8, 2014 at 6:43 PM

You shouldn’t even be allowed to have sights on those things.
/lisp

Murphy9 on May 8, 2014 at 6:43 PM

Why do they have to be black?

Murphy9 on May 8, 2014 at 6:45 PM

DUH.

ladyingray on May 8, 2014 at 6:49 PM

Why do they have to be black?

Murphy9 on May 8, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Gun makers, like their owners are Raaaacist!
(No sarc tag needed, right?)

bernzright777 on May 8, 2014 at 6:49 PM

Today is the “begin every post with the word ‘video’” day. Lol. Only problem is that the qotd post can’t be done that way. So that’s when this streak of posts starting with Video will end.

anotherJoe on May 8, 2014 at 6:50 PM

*heartattack*

Murphy9 on May 8, 2014 at 6:42 PM

Iago says…

ladyingray on May 8, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Why do they have to be black?

Murphy9 on May 8, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Because Black is beautiful ya racist!!!
/S

NiteOwl on May 8, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Why do they have to be black?

Murphy9 on May 8, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Better black than pink camo for the flamingo hunters.

upinak on May 8, 2014 at 6:53 PM

The results are no different than the federal ban. It’s what happens when ignoramuses try to design firearms legislatively.

It doesn’t matter how many times you try to explain the facts to these jackholes. Because they are terrified by the cosmetics of tactical rifles they are convinced they can be made less dangerous by altering those cosmetics, but they have little to do with usefulness as a weapon.

I particularly enjoy the focus on bayonet lugs. You know, since the federal ban, there hasn’t been a single bayonet charge in any ghetto in the country. Really, look it up.

novaculus on May 8, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Everything but non-lethal skeet shooting guns should be banned.. for the children!

NiteOwl on May 8, 2014 at 6:54 PM

NiteOwl on May 8, 2014 at 6:54 PM

I shot skeet with an MKA 1919 once.

cozmo on May 8, 2014 at 6:56 PM

Just make a rule that the charging handle must be water soluble.

Murphy9 on May 8, 2014 at 6:57 PM

I shot skeet with an MKA 1919 once.

cozmo on May 8, 2014 at 6:56 PM

Don’t know what that is, but sounds lethal…. should be banned… for the children!!!! If it saves 1 life…

NiteOwl on May 8, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Don’t know what that is, but sounds lethal…. should be banned…
NiteOwl on May 8, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Wait a minute…

Everything but non-lethal skeet shooting guns should be banned.
NiteOwl on May 8, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Does not compute.

Oh

cozmo on May 8, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Googled, now I know what ya talking about Coz… would be neat! Err, illegal I mean..

NiteOwl on May 8, 2014 at 7:02 PM

I particularly enjoy the focus on bayonet lugs. You know, since the federal ban, there hasn’t been a single bayonet charge in any ghetto in the country. Really, look it up.

novaculus on May 8, 2014 at 6:53 PM

ROFLLLLLLLL!!!

“Yo, dawg, da Crips be rollin’ up on our stash house… Dey be gonna robbin’ us any minnit… Fix bayonets!”

PointnClick on May 8, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Why do they have to be black?

Murphy9 on May 8, 2014 at 6:45 PM

So it’ll match her shoes. Gotta accessorize don’tchaknow.

Oldnuke on May 8, 2014 at 7:04 PM

cozmo on May 8, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Give me a break man, my first day as a progressive. They haven’t sent my talking points yet…

NiteOwl on May 8, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Lefty Dreams of Assault Rifles

thatsafactjack on May 8, 2014 at 7:04 PM

I wouldn’t own either one, both are crap rifles. But, I wouldn’t live in New York either.

DDay on May 8, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Everything but non-lethal skeet shooting guns should be banned.. for the children!

NiteOwl on May 8, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Never shoot children with a skeet gun. You’ll only pissem off and the whole pack will attack you. //

Oldnuke on May 8, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Typical. The idiots writing the laws no NOTHING about firearms. Typical libs, appearance is EVERYTHING!

But no worries! They FEEL GOOD about themselves!

GarandFan on May 8, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Typical. The idiots writing the laws no NOTHING about firearms. Typical libs, appearance is EVERYTHING!

But no worries! They FEEL GOOD about themselves!

GarandFan on May 8, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Let’s face it. The dingleberries writing our laws these days don’t know anything about anything. And I mean that in a bi-partisan way.

Oldnuke on May 8, 2014 at 7:11 PM

Leah Gunn, is a freaking moron. A black-hole-stupid idiot who is advocating making firearms safer by attempting to make them less accurate. You just can’t fix that level of stupid, you can only hope for the sake of the gene pool that she doesn’t’ reproduce.

Wendya on May 8, 2014 at 7:18 PM

thus showing the absurdity of the law

The Notorious G.O.P on May 8, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Now some critics say one part of the law – the assault rifle ban – is not effective because new models being made to comply with the law are almost entirely the same as those that were banned. …

In other words gun-grabbing commies shocked that the free market is still alive in America (if not New York state). I’m sure the gun-grabbers would argue that this only proves that all guns should be banned but the fact of the matter is that gun manufacturers will provide a legal firearm despite a bunch of anti-Constitutionalists that thought they were clever in the way they wrote the law. They sincerely thought that they would make guns illegal by cute little tricks in the law about certain limitations on the fire arm. They failed.

Happy Nomad on May 8, 2014 at 7:22 PM

You cannot have a bayonet on a gun?! Federal ban? Did not know that! Sorry for being an ignoramus! They will start banning knives after they take our guns away!

anchorman on May 8, 2014 at 7:25 PM

“The gun is still lethal,” Gunn Barrett said. “Yes, it can still kill people. But it is not as easy to manipulate and fire accurately than it would be if you had a forward-leaning pistol grip.”

Gunn Barrett… For an anti, she sure has an unfortunate name.

(Barrett, for those who might not know.)

Oh, and about that “forward-leaning pistol grip”…

climbnjump on May 8, 2014 at 7:30 PM

It’s a good thing they got rid of those dangerous barrel shrouds

rightside on May 8, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Ok, but did they also ban those shoulder things that go up?

climbnjump on May 8, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Well, what did they expect when they based the ban on cosmetic features rather than any measure of utility or lethality? And frankly, a ban based almost entirely on aesthetics violates the 1st Amendment protections for free expression.

bittergeek on May 8, 2014 at 7:36 PM

Why do they have to be black?

Murphy9 on May 8, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Better black than pink camo for the flamingo hunters.

upinak on May 8, 2014 at 6:53 PM

You mean kinda like this one?

climbnjump on May 8, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Shhh! Don’t tell’em that a true ‘assault weapon’ has a full auto mode.

vnvet on May 8, 2014 at 7:41 PM

Shallow thinkers, “Its always about the look.”

Bmore on May 8, 2014 at 7:48 PM

“The gun is still lethal,” Gunn Barrett said. “Yes, it can still kill people. But it is not as easy to manipulate and fire accurately than it would be if you had a forward-leaning pistol grip.”

Yeah, you can really tell the difference in accuracy between those two targets, can’t you?

If accurate guns are the problem, what about a scoped hunting rifle? Shouldn’t they have been banned first?

None of this makes any sense, unless you think of “assault weapon” laws as just a way to fool people into making gun bans politically palatable.

Socratease on May 8, 2014 at 7:51 PM

If your speech includes phrases which I could take to infringe on my civil rights, that speech should be banned and I should have legal grounds to file a law suit. Now who published this BS?

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on May 8, 2014 at 8:08 PM

anchorman on May 8, 2014 at 7:25 PM

The ban on bayonet lugs was part of the original Clinton-Feinstein AW Ban in effect from 1994 – 2004, and it was only on new production, it did not ban existing lugs.
But, amazingly, there has not been a rash of Drive-by Bayonetings even going back to the point in time that they started mounting bayonets upon rifles – about 250-years ago or so.

Another Drew on May 8, 2014 at 8:15 PM

You cannot have a bayonet on a gun?! Federal ban? Did not know that! Sorry for being an ignoramus! They will start banning knives after they take our guns away!

anchorman on May 8, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Ouch. Sore spot. :) If you ever start collecting knives, or even just see something you want, you are going to hit reg after reg after reg. People have no idea how ridiculous the knife-related laws are. In some states, it can have a point, but only if it is less than x long and is sharpened only on one side — etc. And “automatic knives” might just as well be “automatic rifles.”

//pointless trivia

Axe on May 8, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Ouch. Sore spot. :) If you ever start collecting knives, or even just see something you want, you are going to hit reg after reg after reg. People have no idea how ridiculous the knife-related laws are. In some states, it can have a point, but only if it is less than x long and is sharpened only on one side — etc. And “automatic knives” might just as well be “automatic rifles.”

//pointless trivia

Axe on May 8, 2014 at 8:26 PM

You have to have a CCW to carry an automatic knife in my state.

A CCW!

Murphy9 on May 8, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Gun Control By The Numbers

^ Really good context.

Axe on May 8, 2014 at 8:32 PM

93%: The percentage of ALL firearms used in criminal acts are OBTAINED ILLEGALLY, ie, on the street, through theft, etc, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

7%: The percentage of guns used in the commission of criminal acts that have been subjected to background checks, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

7%: The percentage of the 5.1 million violent crimes of rape and sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated and simple assault in 2008 where a firearm was involved, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Fewer than 2%: Percentage of guns inmates had obtained the guns that they used in the commission of their crimes from a flea market or gun show, according to the Survey of State Prison Inmates.

12%: Percentage of guns inmates had obtained the guns that they used in the commission of their crimes from a retail store or pawnshop, according to the Survey of State Prison Inmates.

80%: Percentage of guns inmates had obtained the guns that they used in the commission of their crimes from a street buy, an illegal source, friends or family, according to the Survey of State Prison Inmates.

Less than 2%: Percentage of inmates incarcerated for gun-related crimes that used a military-style assault weapon, according to the Congressional Research Service.

72.5%: Percentage of ALL gun-related homicides in 2011 committed with handguns.

18.5%: Percentage of ALL gun-related homicides in 2011 committed “firearms, type not stated.”

4.2%: Percentage of ALL gun-related homicides in 2011 committed with shotguns.

3.8%: Percentage of ALL gun-related homicides in 2011 committed with rifles of ALL KINDS, INCLUDING “ASSAULT RIFLES.”

1.1%: Percentage of ALL gun-related homicides in 2011 committed with “other guns.”

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2013/02/gun-control-by-numbers.html

Axe on May 8, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Axe on May 8, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Some statistics are racist! Like the ones you are using! Why? Because… Shut up. (Typical progressive response)

NiteOwl on May 8, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Axe on May 8, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Actually, there has been some headway on the knife front. Indiana repealed it silly restrictions, and since last July virtually all edged weapons were legal, including switchblades. I think Tennessee and Texas have repealed some archaic knife laws as well. But many states do still have silly and confusing laws on the books.

The real advantage of a switchblade or spring-assisted folder is being able to deploy the blade with one hand. Most of the classic style switchblades you see are not good quality, and the traditional stiletto style isn’t a very good fighting knife anyway. A good switchblade, strong, fast, and made with quality steel is going to cost $75 or better.

On the other hand, you can get really good spring-assisted opening knives for less than half that much. They are just as fast as the fully spring-operated knives and in many cases faster. They have fewer failure points, making them more reliable. I bought two since the Indiana law changed and I’m really pleased with them. The one hand opening feature is really useful.

novaculus on May 8, 2014 at 8:43 PM

You have to have a CCW to carry an automatic knife in my state.

A CCW!

Murphy9 on May 8, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Craziness. :) In my opinion.

http://survivallife.com/2014/02/26/state-knife-laws-by-state-legal-guidelines/

^ Prolly has errors. I just grabbed one really quickly.

Axe on May 8, 2014 at 8:44 PM

I live in New York state.

Interesting to know the non-compliance rate with the safe act is at or over 98%.

The state is saying very little regarding this.

It is civil disobedience on a grand scale–there is NO practical response to a movement of such magnitude–and they KNOW it.

Even LEO’s are not enforcing this act–rather,as one put it, leaving that up to the individual officer to follow his conscience on the matter.

And finally, someone could please explain in a cogent manner why government permission is required to exercise an inalienable right.

I’ll wait over here.

irongrampa on May 8, 2014 at 8:46 PM

On the other hand, you can get really good spring-assisted opening knives for less than half that much. They are just as fast as the fully spring-operated knives and in many cases faster. They have fewer failure points, making them more reliable. I bought two since the Indiana law changed and I’m really pleased with them. The one hand opening feature is really useful.

novaculus on May 8, 2014 at 8:43 PM

It was a spring that got me into this way, way, back. :) I was looking for throwing knives. I can part your hair, you know. And there she was.

And I couldn’t have her. For some reason.

Axe on May 8, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Better black than pink camo for the flamingo hunters.
upinak on May 8, 2014 at 6:53 PM

You mean like these:

http://www.guns.com/2013/11/15/sig-sauer-launching-two-new-m400-ar-15-rifles-muddy-girl-predator/

I’ve seen several at gun shows.

dentarthurdent on May 8, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Just buy a Ruger Mini-14. Same caliber, same price, no mods, and doesn’t look scary.

MH53J on May 8, 2014 at 8:51 PM

What on earth was their logic in banning flash supressors? Did I hear that right?

WhatSlushfund on May 8, 2014 at 8:52 PM

What on earth was their logic in banning flash supressors? Did I hear that right?

WhatSlushfund on May 8, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Well, cuz, it’s like, more scary if you get shot by a gun and can’t see the flash.
So, if you can see the flash, I guess the bullet won’t hurt you…..

dentarthurdent on May 8, 2014 at 8:54 PM

And finally, someone could please explain in a cogent manner why government permission is required to exercise an inalienable right.

irongrampa on May 8, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Because – “Freedom is Slavery”.

dentarthurdent on May 8, 2014 at 8:55 PM

It is a Class C Felony to own a switchblade knife in Missouri, unless the person possessing the switchblade is in compliance with applicable federal law. The federal law, which governs possession of switchblades, is 15 USC Chapter 29. The law allows a person to possess and/or carry a switchblade on or about his person if the blade is less than three inches long and the person has only one arm, or the knife contains a spring or other mechanism designed to create a bias toward closure of the blade.

^ lol :)

k, sorry 4 hijack. #axecott

Axe on May 8, 2014 at 8:55 PM

No kidding

Only because they are using this to argue that the SAFE law isn’t strong enough, not that it is absurd.

paul1149 on May 8, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Ouch. Sore spot. :) If you ever start collecting knives, or even just see something you want, you are going to hit reg after reg after reg. People have no idea how ridiculous the knife-related laws are. In some states, it can have a point, but only if it is less than x long and is sharpened only on one side — etc. And “automatic knives” might just as well be “automatic rifles.”

//pointless trivia

Axe on May 8, 2014 at 8:26 PM

You have to have a CCW to carry an automatic knife in my state.

A CCW!

Murphy9 on May 8, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Tell me about it. Here in Virginia, get this as a law: It is legal to own an automatic knife, except if you own one with the intent of selling it. However, the law also says that mere possession of an automatic knife is considered automatically an intent to sell it.

Can you believe that? What kind of craziness is that? How did that become a law? Why not just ban them outright?

WhatSlushfund on May 8, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Better black than pink camo for the flamingo hunters.
upinak on May 8, 2014 at 6:53 PM

I bought my wife one of these for her birthday last year.
Since it’s not solid black it’s clearly not dangerous (of course it’s only a .22).

http://www.ruger.com/products/1022DE/specSheets/1211.html

dentarthurdent on May 8, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Just buy a Ruger Mini-14. Same caliber, same price, no mods, and doesn’t look scary.

MH53J on May 8, 2014 at 8:51 PM

They’re easier to maintain as well.

mad scientist on May 8, 2014 at 9:03 PM

So, been watching a British news station.
Apparently, with guns banned, they are now working on banning knives.

Count to 10 on May 8, 2014 at 9:14 PM

Automatic Knives are Legal in Missouri

In Missouri, sales got an additional boost this year when the state legalized certain knives.

In July, Gov. Jay Nixon signed a law repealing the ban on possession, sale and manufacture of switchblade knives. A switchblade snaps open with the push of a button.

Now, just about anyone can legally own a switchblade under Missouri law. (But check with police to make sure switchblades are legal under local laws.)

After the state law change, customers flocked to stores to shop for switchblades, which had been banned for years. Some walked out with switchblades, which can cost $200 or more for top-of-the line models. Other, more frugal customers, bought less-expensive manual knives instead.

The CCW thing was bad info. Looks like you don’t need anything. Even better.

Murphy9 on May 8, 2014 at 9:14 PM

The CCW thing was bad info. Looks like you don’t need anything. Even better.

Murphy9 on May 8, 2014 at 9:14 PM

Pretty cool.

Axe on May 8, 2014 at 9:25 PM

I’m a big fan of push blade knives, and here in Virginia they (as far as I can tell) are legal to own. But, if I’m understanding the law correctly, not legal to carry concealed. At least I think that’s the case. The law doesn’t say anything about push blades; it refers to “dirks.” I guess they mean fixed blade knives? So if I have a push blade clipped to my hip and my jacket is covering it, I guess that’s illegal? But if I’m openly wearing it on a chain around my neck, that’s legal?

Anyone know?

This is what happens when you start messing with the 2nd.

WhatSlushfund on May 8, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Anyone know?

This is what happens when you start messing with the 2nd.

WhatSlushfund on May 8, 2014 at 9:36 PM

What are the laws concerning knives; specifically, the carrying of a non-concealed knife, and are there knife designs, blade sizes, etc., that are prohibited?
Virginia Code Section 18.2-311 describes certain weapons, including some knives, which are illegal to possess in Virginia. Additionally, refer to Virginia Code Section 18.2-308 for specific prohibitions concerning concealed weapons. It is suggested that you contact your county or city authorities to inquire as to whether or not there are applicable local ordinances.

Murphy9 on May 8, 2014 at 9:58 PM

You cannot have a bayonet on a gun?! Federal ban? Did not know that! Sorry for being an ignoramus! They will start banning knives after they take our guns away!

anchorman on May 8, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Bayonets: Banned

Spears: Not regulated

Hmmm…..thats a sure sign of government work.

BobMbx on May 8, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Well, cuz, it’s like, more scary if you get shot by a gun and can’t see the flash.
So, if you can see the flash, I guess the bullet won’t hurt you…..

dentarthurdent on May 8, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Flash suppressors reduce muzzle velocity, reducing the range and/or energy at impact.

By banning suppressors, they’ve actually made the weapon more lethal.

Must be government work.

BobMbx on May 8, 2014 at 10:03 PM

What on earth was their logic in banning flash supressors? Did I hear that right?

WhatSlushfund on May 8, 2014 at 8:52 PM
Well, cuz, it’s like, more scary if you get shot by a gun and can’t see the flash.
So, if you can see the flash, I guess the bullet won’t hurt you…..

dentarthurdent on May 8, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Silly, if you can see the flash, you can jump out of the way.

Its a safety feature. How hard is this to understand?

Dolce Far Niente on May 8, 2014 at 10:03 PM

Arguably having a properly attached sling and the skill to know how to use it makes for much more accurate and precise shooting.

Ban slings, and all webbing that can be fashioned into one.

Murphy9 on May 8, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Silly, if you can see the flash, you can jump out of the way.
Its a safety feature. How hard is this to understand?

Dolce Far Niente on May 8, 2014 at 10:03 PM

Well, by golly, you’re right. I shoulda thought of that.

Nowwwww I understand the sticker I got from a gun shop not long ago – it had a picture of a handgun looking straight into the barrel, and the text says “Smile and Wait For the Flash”.

dentarthurdent on May 8, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Forward assist is the scariest thing ever.

And get rid of that menacing shell deflector! ew!

Murphy9 on May 8, 2014 at 6:43 PM

In all the twenty six years I spent in the military shooting M-16′s, M-4′s and my personal AR-15′s (both long barrel and carbine), I have never, ever used the forward assist. So I suppose I could live without it but keep yer paws offa my bayonet lug. Never know when I’ll have to do some WWI trench style face to face fighting. And God forbid that there is a muzzle brake (aka “flash hider, suppressor, etc) to help stabilize barrel rise…

Big John on May 8, 2014 at 10:37 PM

The bayonet is for when you pause for a beer and a smoke, and need to park your carbine, just stick it in the ground.

Kenosha Kid on May 8, 2014 at 11:34 PM

The forward assist is for when you have a brass-over-bolt malfunction, and want to jam the brass so hard you’ll never get it open. Hammering the FA helps. You would think the antis would be all over this. Apparently they are ignorant of this self-disarming tactic. Or just stupid.

Kenosha Kid on May 8, 2014 at 11:38 PM

The purpose of the muzzle brake is to induce turbulence at the transitional phase to disrupt the bullet, such that it could go just about anywhere. This is a safety feature meant to protect the target so they can take their turn. It’s a fairness thing.

Kenosha Kid on May 8, 2014 at 11:41 PM

The aforementioned Ruger Mini-14 was invented for the emasculated PC male who wanted an M-14, but without all the terrible killing power. And it’s not black, so it’s got that going for it. The 5.56 is practically nonlethal, you know, so it’s safe around kids.

Kenosha Kid on May 8, 2014 at 11:47 PM

The only reason they put sights on them is for liability. They are not to be used, or so it seems, just spray and pray, which is ultimately a spiritual practice, like ninjutsu.

Kenosha Kid on May 8, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Ok gentlemen fix bayonets we are going to charge that flock of Canada geese on the golf course!

hip shot on May 9, 2014 at 7:44 AM

The 1993 Long-Island massacre was committed with a handgun.

papa_giorgio on May 9, 2014 at 8:36 AM

“The gun is still lethal,” Gunn Barrett said.

No sh^t, really?

RadClown on May 9, 2014 at 11:59 AM

“The gun is still lethal,” Gunn Barrett said.

No sh^t, really?

RadClown on May 9, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Well, it could be a non-lethal skeet gun…..

dentarthurdent on May 9, 2014 at 1:54 PM

The lady they put at the end of the story, going, OH ITS STILL A BAD GUN because her husband got killed

Well he got murdered by a mental white hating BLACK GUY USING A HAND GUN.

LOOK IT UP.
they just used an upset widow for a quote that’s all

sniffles1999 on May 10, 2014 at 8:49 AM

I don’t have the same access I did then, but several years ago I looked up all of the current murder trial dockets in my county. Seven of thirty-two were by firearms. Four of those seven by shotguns, two by handguns, and one by a 30.06 hunting rifle.

Others were baseball bats, knives, hammers and other blunt objects, broom handles, etc. But the most prevalent was strangulation.

Freelancer on May 10, 2014 at 1:40 PM