AR-15 Abomination

BY Herschel Smith
5 months, 3 weeks ago

Guns ‘n’ Freedom:

Prototypes for the newly designed AR-15 are hitting gun shops across New York, as gun shops and machinists have designed a rifle that complies with the anti-gun law.

At least one gun shop has received a letter from state police saying that the new AR-15 style rifles should be legal in the state as long as they don’t have some of the features that the law prohibits.

The new gun law bans all kinds of semi-automatic rifles that have been labeled with the “assault” term even though these are very common rifles and are no more powerful than the average hunting rifle.

Features like adjustable stocks, pistols grips, and flash suppressors has been deemed to be unlawful on these rifles, mainly because it makes them LOOK mean.  And we all know how little these anti-gun lawmakers really know about guns, as the “Ghost gun” video illustrated.

The new AR-15 design did away with the pistol grip which gives the gun an odd paintball gun look.  The stock is fixed as well, but at least New Yorkers now have a legal way to own an AR-15, a fact which is still driving some gun control activists mad.

Leave it to good old American ingenuity to drive anti-gunners up the wall while allowing gun owners to still own this classic firearm which shoots the same exact rounds in the same exact way as the rifles that have been banned.

Here is the rifle.

AR-15_Abomination

Somewhere, my hero Eugene Stoner (we pause for a moment of silent reverence) is rolling over in his grave, and I don’t blame him.  I predict that this rifle will be an embarrassment to its owners.  I also predict that the ridiculous grip will cause a “couple” about a rotating axis 90 degrees through the gun about 1 – 2 inches below the chamber / bolt / buffer.  This will cause the barrel to rise unnecessarily when shooting, something the Stoner design prevents.

Silly, ridiculous design.  I don’t ascribe it to “good old American ingenuity” at all.  I ascribe it to sorry, sad, embarrassing, pathetic appeasement of communists.  I’ll keep my RRA rifle (and dog), thank you very much.  Oh, and molṑn labé.



  • Archer

    I’m no engineer, but I know more of physics than most laypeople.

    It seems to me that supporting the buffer tube by affixing it to the butt end of the stock – either by extending it the full length or fusing it with the stock 3-4 inches behind the “grip” – would fix the barrel rise issue.

    However, that would make it a “thumbhole stock,” which IIRC is now banned (and if anyone could explain to me how a thumbhole stock on a bolt-action rifle makes it an “assault weapon,” I’d appreciate it).

    Come to think of it, the design as pictured could be legally pigeonholed as a “thumbhole stock,” which makes the whole exercise moot. The answer to the ban is not to design a compliant firearm; they’ll just refine the list of banned features to cover any new designs. The answer is to repeal the damn ban!

  • pkill

    The government says it IS NOT a thumbhole stock, so don’t try to help them!

  • Archer

    For now. It’s not my intention to help them, but all it takes is one Senator or Assemblyman to look at this and say it looks like a thumbhole stock, or claim manufacturers are trying to “get around” the law or “exploit a loophole” in the law, and they’ll either pigeonhole it into the banned class or introduce an amendment to ban it specifically.

    It’s all about the language. The definitions. If there’s a new design that doesn’t meet the exact definition of a banned item, there’s nothing stopping the government from changing/revising/expanding the definition to cover the new item. Words mean things, is all I’m saying.

  • Paul B

    Maybe once words meant something. that was when the rule of law actually applied to all citizens regardless of employer. That can no longer be said.

  • Cameraman

    That”s a Goofy Rifle..to compliment a Goofy Law! Don”t destroy the design destroy the Opposition!!!!

  • JeffSags

    While I agree that that thing is a Frankenstein-ian abomination its also absolutely brilliant. It shows the utter futility in trying to ban the features of a rifle. At some point politicians will have to step out from behind the curtain and sell what they really want, a ban on all semi-automatic firearms.

  • Udaman

    The politicians, of either party, will never show their true colors.

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