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Sad, really

Look out! He’s got a pistol grip!

I covered the recent announcement of increased gun control in Illinois here. Here’s the press release from the governor. It contains this bit:

We are grateful for their efforts to keep us safe from the threat posed by weapons with a high capacity magazine, silencer, automatic trigger with a pistol grip and the other dangerous features of such insidious weapons,” said Jennifer Bishop of the Brady Campaign To Prevent Handgun Violence.

This assault weapons ban doesn’t cover suppressors (or silencers). Automatic trigger? I think she means automatic fire control group, which have been heavily regulated since 1934 and banned in weapons since 1986. And, oh yeah, this assault weapons ban wouldn’t cover machine guns, which is what she’s intimating. And a pistol grip is dangerous?

7 Responses to “Sad, really”

  1. Heartless Libertarian Says:

    A lot of the most serious machineguns-like pretty much everything belt-fed that was made and/or designed before WWII (this would include the still serving M2 and German MG3)-don’t have enough evil features to be ‘assault weapons.’ A pistol grip on some, that’s about it. But no detachable magazine, which, IIRC was part and parcel to being a ‘AW’

  2. Stormy Dragon Says:

    Pistol-grips on guns greatly increase the occurence of accidental pistol whippings. ;>

  3. ben Says:

    Pistol a grip? Is that supposed to be “pistolla grip”? Or maybe pistol a grip is some new way of saying something, kinda like “revenue Canada.” Eh?

  4. SayUncle Says:

    Glad I have people to find my typos šŸ˜‰

  5. countertop Says:

    If I recall correctly, a pistol grip was indeed very dangerous for John Kerry’s presidential fortunes.

  6. Kristopher Says:

    Gipping your gun is a job for interns…..

  7. Lyle Says:

    Don’t any of you know?; Pistol grips on rifles and shotguns have supernatural powers. They are possessed by evil spirits (most likely they stowed away to the U.S. from the Old Country on imported gun parts kits). They’re capable of assuming control of your mind and turning you into a lunatic.

    Now you see? It all makes sense now. Your congresscritters are smarter than you think.

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