well, Josh has been drawing the ire of the Northwest for years now... congrats on going national... and with a "classic of the genre" no less. You must be tickled pink.
I didn't realize you could still buy AK-47s. Thanks for the info, I think I'll get two.
"Self-righteous ignorance," they say? And then follow it up by claiming that the semi AK-47 is a "completely different weapon" than the auto version?
That's using the word "completely" completely differently than consensus would have it I think. From the ad copy I've seen, a major selling point of semis is their ease of transformation into an auto. Yes, it's illegal, but are terrorists really likely to balk at breaking that law when U.S. citizens don't?
"Terrorist huggers" made me laugh out loud. Nice!
For instance, here's a San Antonio-based "convert in seconds" semi-to-auto offer.
Completely different weapon, though. It has *nothing* to do with the AK-47 being designed for automatic fire in the first place.
Someone tell me it's kosher to wear flip-flops after Labor Day.
How to allow true americans to have assault rifles while preventing the evily axised islamo-fascists from getting their crude-oily little hands on them:
Pass a law mandating that all high powered rifle rounds need to be greased with lard.
I can't believe no one has proposed this. Anyone who sits up late watching war documentaries, as I imagine most of the readership of the American Spectator does, has surely seen a documentary or two about the Sepoy revolt.
Since this measure would no doubt abrdige the rights of actual muslim americans to bear high powered rifles of their choosing, perhaps halal markets could be allowed to sell halal bullets provided they kept a record of was buying them.
Heck, we used to convert rifles to full auto with matchsticks. The only problem is the barrels and springs melt and they jam more often.
Given a choice between eating pork and starving to death, a practising Muslim must eat the pork. (Otherwise s/he would be commiting suicide, which is a much worse sin.)
A jihadist could use this to justify handling larded bullets, if there were no alternatives for the purpose of waging jihad.
Never underestimate the power of rationalization.
Yeah, they certainly don't give a shit about the prohibition against killing other Muslims.
Given a choice between flip flopping on the assault weapons ban and toeing the party line, a practising Republican must flip flop. (Otherwise s/he would be commiting political suicide, which is a much worse sin.)
A Republican could use this to justify flip flopping, if there were no alternatives for the purpose of getting elected.
Never underestimate the power of rationalization.
Semi-autos are fast enough that there's really no need to convert them. Such crazyness.
Wow! Where to start with this one? First of all, maybe it would be best to clear up some factually wrong statements in Josh Feits piece. The premise that semi autos are more deadly than full autos is foolish. If it were true then one has to assume that Mr. Feit has more knowledge of guns than the combined military forces of the world and a hell of a lot of police. Why would they choose full auto weapons if semi autos were more deadly?
Additionally, every full auto weapon I have ever fired (this would include AK47's, M16's, G3's Oregon is a machine gun state) is capable of being fired in semi auto mode. How then can semi auto’s be more deadly?
Let’s move on. Mr. Feit goes on to quote from the Violence Policy center that semi autos are easily converted to full auto’s. This must be news to the ATF. They are in charge of assuring that such conversion is not easily accomplished and have banned guns in the past when it has been determined that such conversion is easily done. Again, we must assume that Mr. Feit and the VPC have more experience with this matter than the ATF. And again the argument is logically flawed. Why does the VPC not show any pictures of guns actually converted? Why do they not have newspaper clippings of all the guns that were so easily converted to full auto?
Mr. Feit then goes on to say Al Quaeda has manuals that encourage members to take advantage of our gun laws. This prompts the question, is Mr. Feit familiar that Al Quaeda also publishes manuals on how to take advantage of our constitution and how to concoct phony prison abuse stories? So what?
The assault weapons ban was a wildly unpopular law for one reason: it was silly. Bill Clinton himself has said it cost the Democrats the congress. Mr. Feit says he busted Giulianni for flip-flopping. Mr. Giulianni said quite clearly he changed his mind. That seems a quite reasonable stance to me. It was a useless law. Perhaps it took him time to recognize that?
It is amazing to watch libs shake to death. At the thoughtof patriots arming themselves lie the constitution promises. Sick minded libs.....
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