how many asses does one need to kiss to get a license for a massacre gun?
Except for that whole bit about it firing .22 LR ammo, a great deal less powerful than that fired by the Bushmaster.
The only significant way this rifle is "like" the one used at Sandy Hook is that it has a superficial visual similarity.
Not to mention the obvious fact that neither of these guns is an "assault rifle."
Most American journos have at least switched to calling them "assault weapons," which has a vague enough definition to be be somewhat accurate.
.22LR is a lot less powerful than a .223
Compared in the image below.
Now semi-auto rifles, owned by millions of civilians and carried by millions of soldiers and police, are “massacre guns.”
Could see this one coming.
AFAIK, these guns aren’t semi-auto in Britain. You have to jerk bolt between shots.
The relevant fact for most is buried in the story:
“... Semi-automatic centre-fire rifles were banned in Britain after the 1987 Hungerford massacre, when Michael Ryan, 27, used two of the weapons as he shot dead 16 people.
But rim-fire rifles escaped the ban...”
It's not even a rifle. The Bushmaster is a rifle.
Ack, those are nothing. In America, every 12 year old has a fully automatic massacre weapon.
The Sr-22 is a .22lr woodchuck gun.
It “Looks” scary, but is pretty much a dressed up 10/22.
If they REALLY wanted to get spicy naughty, they should sell the SR-556.
Reading the uberliberal media is hilarious.
Every rifle in the world, no matter the make, manufacturer, caliber, etc. has the ability to be lethal, perform an assault and be intimidating. Of course a human behind the controls is required before any of these horrendous adjectives can be realized.
I’m surprised this article didn’t label rifles as dangerous.
“Massacre guns”...from the country that has already outlawed “serial killer handguns” and in the process of making illegal their “holocaust steak knives”.
To put this into perspective, my 8-year old daughter has an SR-22.
It replaced her pink Ruger 10-22 because she’s a lefty and the discharged rounds burned her arm.
I believe she’s murdered over 1000 iron siloutte targets of dinosaurs, ground hogs, and squirrels.