Thursday, June 16, 2016

If You Rely On Politicians To Teach You, You Deserve Your Ignorance!

Lots of people are up on soap boxes this week, espousing all kinds of opinions on gun control, immigration reform, hate crimes and terrorism.  What I am finding is that most of these people are forming their very loud opinions based on headlines they see in their Facebook newsfeed rather than actually learning things first.

But that's not you, right?  You think YOU know what happened in Orlando?  If all you paid attention to this week was the big fonts on your social media and the agendafied speeches of politicians who only want what is best for them, then I am guessing this is your idea of what happened on Sunday morning.

Some guy driven by a hatred for gays, who might also be Muslim, walked into a gay bar in Florida carrying a military assault rifle and a handgun, killed 49 people and injured 53.  This guy was able to buy his fully automatic military style assault rifle, an AR-15, that is capable of firing 500 rounds per minute, by just walking into a gun store and paying cash, despite having twice been investigated by the FBI.  If you believe Massachusetts congressman Seth Moulton, you believe that the AR-15 is the same weapon that soldiers and Marines are carrying in Afghanistan and that weapon has no business being in the hands of a civilian.  You also read somewhere that AR stands for Assault Rifle.  And you believe a person can purchase a fully automatic assault rifle at gun shows and at dealers as easily as they can buy a fishing rod or a pair of jeans.  You think that if this guy only had a handgun, he would not have killed so many people.

Well, if you believe all that, YOU HAVE BEEN FUCKED AT THE DRIVE THRU!!

First of all, the shooter did NOT use an AR-15.  He used a Sig Sauer MCX.  That is actually not that big of a deal because both of those weapons are pretty similar, with the same capacity and ammo.  The point is that the media will not correct that misinformation because they know that most of the uninformed have a preconceived, emotional opinion of the AR-15.  Hell, the media loves that the general public thinks that AR stands for Assault Rifle because it feeds their anti-assault weapon agenda.  By the way, AR stands for ArmaLite Rifle!!!   Looky that!!  You're learning something.

Secondly, neither the Sig MCX NOR the AR-15 are assault rifles.  An assault rifle is defined as a military style weapon that can fire continuously or in short bursts with one pull of the trigger.  The MCX (and AR-15) are semi-automatic weapons that fire one round per trigger pull.  For the dummies out there... that's ONE TRIGGER PULL, ONE BANG!  You can hold that trigger down all day long and all you will get is a cramp.  Got it??  The MCX (and AR-15) standard magazine holds 30 rounds.  All I am doing here, by the way, is letting you know the difference between semi-automatic weapons that require a simple background check and a fully automatic military style assault weapon that can take up to 6 months to purchase.  Because if you rely on the assholes holding office to stand up there and tell you which weapons should be banned, then you are going to know NOTHING.

Florida congressman Alan Grayson got up this week and offered this pile of shit:
“If Matteen was not able to buy a weapon that shoots off 700 rounds in a minute, a lot of those people would still be alive. That’s exactly right. If somebody like him had nothing worse to deal with than a Glock pistol…he might have killed three or four people and not 50. It’s way too easy to kill people in America today and we have to think long and hard about what to do about that.”
Sure Sparky.... a single pull, single shot weapon getting off 700 rounds in a minute is a pretty fast fukkin' trigger finger, wouldn't ya say?  Or would you say that this Grayson fucknob just likes to spout nonsense to gain friends and voters?  The MCX might get off 45 rounds in a minute, but only if you are lightning quick changing magazines.  A Glock pistol with its 17 round magazine could also get off up to 45 shots if the shooter is lightning quick changing magazines.

And then there was this window licker from California.  Does he really make laws in California?  That does explain a lot!!

This is what you have - politicians in front of microphones and cameras talking about guns when the closest thing these dinks have ever come to a gun is a fukkin' XBox game or their finger and thumb.  But hey... listen to them because it's what you do.

In case you were interested in ACTUAL military assault rifles, yes, they can be purchased by civilians.  But they are pretty fukkin' expensive to purchase them legally.  I personally see no need for this, but since we are trying to learn you shit, here goes.  

The US military assault rifles of choice are the M4 carbine rifle and the M16A2.  In order to legally purchase a fully automatic ASSAULT rifle, the weapon first of all must have been made and registered with the Bureau of Achohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) prior to 1986. 

A brand new, unfired, factory Colt M16A2 is going to run you about $18,000+ while a used AR-15 conversion will run you about $9,500-$13,000+. Unlike with other firearms where you can often do installment payments for years or put it on a credit card, most NFA sellers want full funds up front.  

Once you have a price, then you gotta get to work.  You will need to get two sets of fingerprint cards done, two passport photos, and fill out a Form 4 and write a check to the Department of the Treasury for the $200 transfer tax. Once you have all this together along with the required paperwork from the seller, you will ship it all to the BATFE who will then have one of their 10 or so inspectors sit down and review it. It generally takes anywhere from 50-90 days for them to process an application. The main thing that they will be doing is running an extensive background check on you through the FBI criminal database using all your information as well as your fingerprints.  Once the paperwork finally comes back, the seller can then legally ship/transfer the weapon to you. You CANNOT take possession of it before this time or it will be the same as being in possession of an unregistered machine gun which carries a stiff penalty in federal prison.

So, despite what Hillary and B. Hussein tell you, it is NOT EASY to legally purchase an assault rifle.  But of course, these assholes have no idea what an assault rifle is.  

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