Posts Tagged ‘AR15’

postheadericon WATCH: AR-15 Owner Destroys Gun On TV To Help End Mass Shootings

As I sat here sucking on a ring pop that my fiancée bought, I was trying to think of something more ridiculous than a grown man sucking on a ring pop. True story.

Then, I was shown the way when California resident Chad Vachter stepped into my life via the internet.

Vachter was looking for some publicity, and boy has he received it. It’s not the first time that someone has destroyed or turned in firearms to show their support to end mass shootings, and it certainty won’t be the last.

He’s a gun owner and 2nd Amendment supporter, but damn, he’s doing it the wrong way.

For those with weak stomachs, you may not want to watch this beautiful rifle meet it’s end:

He told reporters, who were conveniently there during the destruction;

“I can’t do it,” he said. “I can’t have something in my house that so easily could become a part of another situation like that, and I’m not going to be desensitized to it. I refuse to.”

It almost sounds like he’s scared that he will go commit a mass shooting. Of course that’s not the case, but is he really afraid that it’ll be stolen and used to kill people? If it’s properly stored, that shouldn’t happen.

Oh well. Back to the media attention.

“The other night, when I read the thing about the school in northern California, I cried and I haven’t felt good since,” he said. “And although I’m still sad for all those victims and all the people affected, I feel like I’ve done the only thing that I can do in this equation. Even if it’s just a small thing, I did my part to make things better.”

Vachter did keep some of his guns, including a shotgun and a pistol. He may be unaware, but given his logic, he should have instead destroyed the pistol. Those are used in mass shooting far more than rifles.

I hope that Vachter doesn’t ever have to face a mass shooter like hero Stephen Willeford did in Texas. His now-destroyed AR-15 would have been a much better candidate against a  gunman in a similar situation.

He also encourages other gun owners to follow suit and do as he did to their ‘assault weapons’. It’s nice that he used the term, since we know that the media eats it up like I’m eating this ring pop.

In closing, I’d like to counter Vachter’s address to gun owners looking to take him up on his request;

Instead of destroying your firearms so as to keep them out of the hands of the next mass shooter, get in contact with me so that we can arrange them to be shipped and taken into my possession. I have the means of properly storing them, so they won’t be stolen. It’s because I’m responsible.

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postheadericon NY Hospital Shooter Used NY-Legal AR-15

By Nick Leghorn via The Truth About Guns

MSNBC is reporting that the shooting at the NY hospital this afternoon used an AR-15 that had been “modified” such that it didn’t have a pistol grip and used a magazine with only 10 round capacity. Those changes mean only one thing: the rifle was legal under the NY SAFE Act, the assault weapon ban, and legal in New York.

The city of New York (where the shooting took place) has additional restrictions on firearms, including licensing for rifles and shotguns within city limits. It also prohibits semi-auto rifles, making this firearm legal in the State of New York but banned in the City of New York.

The fact that a properly modified and neutered AR-15 was used in a “mass shooting” event such as this will no doubt raise questions. For those in the pro-gun camp the typical response will probably be to claim that this is proof that things like the NY SAFE act doesn’t work, and “assault weapons” bans are meaningless attempts to make guns look less scary without actually making them less deadly. Those in the anti-gun camp will no doubt claim that this is proof that the NY SAFE Act and assault weapons ban aren’t strong enough, and need additional regulations to promote safety.

Stay tuned for more information.

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postheadericon Homeowner’s Son Shoots Three Teen Home Invasion Suspects With AR-15

WAGONER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA — When a group of three teen thugs invaded a home, they likely did not expect what they got — the homeowner’s son, armed and ready, with an AR-15.

According to authorities at the Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office, three people, all wearing masks, broke into the home via the back door, reports WPXI.

Their plan was to burglarize the home, but that was not to be.

Two of the suspects were 17, and one was 18, according to WPXI. It is unfortunate that they had to lose their lives at such a young age, but one of them was armed with a knife, and another was armed with brass knuckles.

There was no choice.

A fourth suspect was arrested — 21-year-old Elizabeth Marie Rodriguez was booked on three complaints of first-degree murder and three complaints of first-degree burglary. It is believed that she was to be the getaway driver… if anyone had gotten away.

Rodriguez was in the wrong state to pull getaway driver. as WPXI reports:

“In Oklahoma, those believed to be committing a felony that results in a death can face murder charges, even if they did not actually kill anyone.”

Yikes.

Now, we may disagree on whether or not the woman deserves charges for murder, but there’s no question that these intruders got what they deserved — and she did help with that.

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