Restrict Big Bullets And Guns

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 2 months ago

Vox has gotten its pink panties all in a wad over big bullets and guns, looking for something else to control.  The amusing thing about this “study” is this.

I think someone needs to go back and review the definition of caliber (Which is a measure of the inside diameter of the barrel, most often specified in fractional inches, not in metric units).

So this “study” has the .357 magnum shown as a large caliber, while the .38 special is shown as a medium caliber, ignoring the fact that it’s the very same round.

The 7.62X39 belongs in with the medium caliber, not large caliber in this picture.  And none of this has anything to do with ballistics.

Layers and layers of fact checkers for this “study.”  And Vox has no more sense than to glom onto something as stupid as this.

But restrict “big bullets and guns” and the world will be a better place, and pink unicorns will fart pixie dust rainbows while we hold hands and sing Kumbaya around a campfire.

Or something.


Comments

  1. On July 29, 2018 at 11:35 pm, BRVTVS said:

    Vox is just parroting a JAMA paper. This is an example of why most scientific research these days is an absolute joke. The paper is so sloppily written that the authors couldn’t even bother to differentiate caliber and power. The sample sizes are ridiculously small. They conclude that more powerful rounds are more effective at killing than less powerful rounds. Thank you doctors obvious. They should do a follow up study to see if motorcycles are faster than bicycles.

  2. On July 30, 2018 at 9:04 am, LiberTarHeel said:

    I guess they didn’t include a “short fat” caliber — hence no place for .45ACP

  3. On July 30, 2018 at 9:05 am, Ned said:

    32ACP is also known as the 7.65×17mm (short) Browning and is essentially the same diameter (.312) as the 7.62 x 39, which is .310. Vox is on acid.

  4. On July 30, 2018 at 9:07 am, Ned said:

    LiberTarHeel – they are probably saving the .45ACP for another category that will be known as “Giant Caliber.”

  5. On July 30, 2018 at 9:07 am, Herschel Smith said:

    @Ned,

    To the ignorant soccer mom it has all the features of being smart.

  6. On July 30, 2018 at 9:35 am, Herschel Smith said:

    @Tarheel,

    .45 ACP = Fat Boy.

    That’s why I’m so fond of it.

    It has a category all its own.

  7. On July 30, 2018 at 10:03 am, Ben338 said:

    It’s also interesting that they put .380 in the same category as 9mm, which it definitely isn’t. While 9mm is a viable self defense round, .380 is marginal.

  8. On July 30, 2018 at 5:36 pm, Gryphon said:

    “Assault Rifle” is beginning to Run Out of Effectiveness as a Propaganda Meme; this looks like a Lame Attempt to present Scary bullshit ‘facts’ to the non-gun-owning Sheeple. I’m Surprised that they aren’t pushing the “High-Power Hunting Rifle” as being a “Sniper’s Weapon” (which, in fact it Is) and trying to Ban everything from .308 Win. to .50 BMG.

    And yeah, Neglecting .45ACP is rather Insulting, IMO

  9. On July 31, 2018 at 3:18 pm, Georgiaboy61 said:

    Most physicians believe that since they have worked trauma cases, including GSWs, that they understand firearms and ammunition and all aspects of ballistics, and are therefore competent to opine upon them. Bzzzz! Wrong! Many docs (not all, mine you) are complete ignoramuses on the subject, and haven’t the faintest clue what they’re talking about. The reader is admonished to separate the proverbial wheat from the chaff… when dealing with members of the healing arts, holders of M.D.’s.

  10. On July 31, 2018 at 5:59 pm, Scott in Phx said:

    All handguns rounds, 1 rifle.

    And they don’t even have the “high powered” .223/5.56mm on the slide.

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t the mouse gun .223 going to hit you harder than anything on this slide other than the 7.62×39?

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