The (anti)Gun Guys at it again
To properly terrorize their audience, they post video of A Magpul Industries guy demonstrating an invention, a prototype. It looks like a large billfold, but unfolds into a shoulder-stocked full auto Glock.
They add "all the company would have to do to legally sell the weapon is convert it from a fully automatic machine gun into a semi-automatic assault rifle..." No mention that it would then be a short-barreled rifle, within the scope of the National Firearms Act, meaning to buy one you have to secure BATF approval, after submission of photo, fingerprints, the tax, and an endorsement from the chief of your local law enforcement agency or chief prosecutor.
Hat tip to reader Josh Berger...
I wholly ignore those particular "gun guys." The web site is a project of "Freedom" States Alliance, which is a project of Mark Karlin and Associates, who is funded by Chicago's Joyce Foundation.
They exist to create propaganda.
Posted by: Carl in Chicago at June 10, 2008 05:10 PM
I'm getting old and just want to own guns that most people don't have. I want one. I would pay the 200 tax stamp...of course it would probably never leave the safe except to brag to my (also) old friends. what's wrong with law abiding citezens collecting unique items. kind of like a leather wallet with a hole in it becoming a NFA firearm. or a shoe string becoming a machine gun. just leave us old guy alone to collect cool things.
Posted by: chuck at June 10, 2008 05:29 PM
You probably just sent Gonzo more traffic than he's had in quite a long time.
Posted by: Sebastian at June 10, 2008 07:12 PM
Interesting that they have a link back to Amazon asking to buy from them to support their website. Amazon is where I buy nearly all of my gun books. :)
Posted by: Jim at June 10, 2008 07:17 PM
I want one too. I guess I am older than I thought.
Mine would probably also live in the safe. Unless it gets "nasty," in which case I would "get down to business."
Posted by: Steve Wright at June 10, 2008 10:17 PM
Do you suppose that anti-gun bozo's head will explode when SCOTUS rules in our favor in D.C v Heller?
Posted by: Brad at June 11, 2008 03:13 AM
So you don't have to go to the linked site...
Posted by: PeterT at June 11, 2008 06:03 AM
When looking at GunGuys.com following this post I noticed an advertisement there asking people to support GunGuys.com by shopping at Amazon.com. Having had a similar link to Barnes and Noble on my website where I receive a percentage of all sales coming from the link from my website I
thought Amazon may have a similar program. I called Amazon this morning to ask about that and was given a wishy washy answer more or less not admitting they had such a program. When asked if GunGuys.com was allowed this privilege because their site was a political activist site the customer service rep did not have an answer. I am waiting on a call from their legal department to further explain Amazon's program.
I thought some of you might find this experience of interest before making your next Amazon purchase.
Posted by: Jim K at June 11, 2008 07:39 AM
Jim, I'm not sure if you're referring to the same thing that I'm thinking of, but Amazon has had an affiliate program for many years.
Posted by: Assman at June 11, 2008 08:29 AM
That would be the one. I just got off the phone with another Amazon rep who knew the facts and helped set my website up with Amazon. It would appear the first rep I spoke to an hour or so ago did not know what she was talking about.
Posted by: Jim K at June 11, 2008 09:14 AM
If left alone, the American firearms industry can come up with some really nifty devices. I hope that the FMG-9 goes into some kind of limited production; this is really an interesting and unique firearm.
It just burns me up that the anti-gun groups, in their maniacal blind zealotry, has caused private individuals to lose almost all of their ability to develop privately innovative and new firearms like this.
It was clever Americans such as Hiram Maxim (world's first production MG), John Browning (M1919 and the BAR), and John Stoner (Armalite AR-15) who came up with our military's firearms, not the government arsenals. Those people gave us winning designs like the M60 and M85 MGs...
Again, the anti-gunners demonstrate that they are also anti-American and wish to deny our troops and citizens the latest American inventions in this field. A clear violation of the Constitution's Art. 3, Sec. 3, but prosecution of these groups under that statute would be difficult in today's political environment.
Posted by: Poshboy at June 12, 2008 09:26 AM