Read this, note that none of the "crimes" involving 50cals actually involved 50cals.
I hate the VPC here's why:
"SKS assault rifles like the one reported by police to have been used in an ambush shooting on Sunday, January 9, to murder one police officer and critically wound another in Ceres, CA, are a primary threat to law enforcement, the Violence Policy Center (VPC) reported today. In 2004 at least six law enforcement officers were slain by SKSs."
Primary threeat to law enforcement? They only cite 6 deaths, I am not concerned, maybe that's because I own guns and know how to use them.
"A 2002 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) report labeled the SKS "the rifle model most frequently encountered by law enforcement officers" and stated that "these high capacity rifles pose an enhanced threat to law enforcement, in part because of their ability to expel projectiles at velocities that are capable of penetrating the type of soft body armor typically worn by the law enforcement officers."
The BATFE is one of the most corrupt federal law enforcement agencies, do I care what they think of the SKS or armor piercing bullets? NO. And most police are wearing IIIA body armor which is easily defeated by an underpowered cartridge such as the 5.56 (.223).
"March 1988. An arsenal that includes a Chinese-made semi-automatic AK-47, a hand grenade, 14 other semi-automatic guns, 32-round ammunition magazines, and a handgun outfitted with a laser sight is seized from five men in New York City's Port Authority bus terminal."
A handgun outfitted with a laser, my god we wouldn't want those in the hands of civilians, much better that some jack ass who took some classes and was handed a badge. 32rd mags, my god what this world comig to, what the hell was he planning ot do with that, I would settle for nothing less than a 75rd drum.
"The MAC-11 can retail for as little as $200."
That is because it is a POS.
"The destructive power of a sniper rifle firing 50 caliber rounds is difficult to overstate. John L. Plaster, author of The Ultimate Sniper—a military and police training manual— offers the following description of 50 caliber performance: "Here's a bullet that even at 1½ miles crashes into a target with more energy than Dirty Harry's famous .44 Magnum at point-blank."
Good I want one of those 'cause when you jerk offs come to my hose I want to make sure I make your life as difficult as possible. Clearly the VPC needs to study ballistics more, comparing a handgun cartridge to a centerfire rifle is absurd.
"Accompanying the marketing of sniper rifles has been a rapid proliferation of books...with titles such as....Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills
Hey, I read that book! It is good, I would recommend it to anyone.
" Police snipers need the capability to hit the junction of the brain and brain stem at extended distances. Hitting and destroying this point at the back of the human head with a single bullet causes the person to instantly and completely collapse without reflex. Snipers call this spot "the apricot.""
Police snipers? First of all the longest ever attempted
police sniper shot was 90yds....second why do they need to be killing civilians? Oh they must just be talking about those crazys with guns, I guess shooting them is okay.
sorry this rant is so loooooooong. I just wanted to point out how rediculous they, they have no legitimate points to make, other than they are scared of guns.....as Freud (who I hate with apassion) said "A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity."