Skip to comments.Omaha Mall Shooter Rifle Pictures Show Ordinary SKS
Posted on 12/08/2007 6:58:18 AM PST by marktwain
It appears that we have positive identification of the rifle used in the Omaha Mall shooting. The pictures from Fox 42: Omaha show an ordinary SKS rifle with a fixed 10 round magazine. The same rifle that millions of people in the United States own for hunting and plinking. It is an acceptable deer rifle for most of the country.
There have been many reports of "assault rifle" used in the MSM, and reports of 30 round magazines. It appears that all of these reports are false, probably intended to stir up anti-gun sentiment before the election.
Wonder if he had seen the Tancrendo ad?
Was the shooter white or black?
Looks like a chinese SKS
Looks like a 59/66.
To the MSM, all rifles are assault rifles.
Are you implying that the MSM would DARE lie or manipulate the masses? [/s]
Note the spike bayonet.
The Yugo has a blade bayonet and a nato grenade launcher at the end of the muzzle
thats what it is
The one in my pic is Yugo
The entire post is about identification of said firearm.
You’re right, missed the bayo.
Ya think. LOL!
All I heard for days on the radio and TV here was “deadly, AK-47, assault-weapon/rifle”. I heard a psychologist on the Gunny Bob show say something that made my mouth fall open. On the subject of self-defense he said that “some people just want to remain sheep”. I didn’t here them mention the fact that he was on mind-altering drugs.
The original russian had the spike bayonet to but has the distinctive “red” finish on the wood
Yeah, Im sure the mood altering drugs dont enter into his mindset
Like I’d care what the source of 7.62x39 coming my way was.
The second this story broke I knew it was eventually going to be morphed into an anti-gun crusade. When you have Leninists running the media, what else can you expect?
My immediate reaction was “why does NBC, MSNBC, ABC, etc. ALWAYS make sure the first pictures they get out of a shooting tragedy are pictures of HYSTERICAL WOMEN!
Out of the hundreds of people at the mall, surely there were a vast majority of women that can handle a tragic event like this without breaking down into hysteria.
Wait a minute; could it be they want to push an agenda?
He was on prozac or some such other anti depressant
I haven't seen a report of that. Everyone has assumed he was on an antidepressant because he's reported as being depressed. I haven't seen any report which says he was on an antidepressant.
Yup, that looks like a Yugo SKS alright.. Can tell by the grenade launcher at the end of the muzzle.
Here is the strange part however.. the pic of him IN the mall aiming the rifle, looks like an AK. I can see the 30 round mags taped together as well. The front of the rifle in that picture also looks to have a slant break muzzle device (which is common on AK47’s) and not the huge Yugo grenade launcher.
It is also somewhat sexist, where are the hysterical men??
I heard that in an initial report. I wish I could give you specifics
Because there's no other kind.
(ducking for cover)
So do I.
Not really, as a major push by the anti-freedom forces has been to demonize and make hysterical claims about “assault weapons”.
When they deliberately misidentify common rifles as “assault rifles” in an attempt to promote their agenda, it is relevant.
That is very interesting. I would very much like to see those photos. Do you know where they are available?
I agree. As another poster wrote, a Chinese SKS has a spike bayonet, while this version has a blade. Also, the Chinese SKS has a noticeably shorter stock, and the wood and wood finish usually isn't of the same quality.
Looks like a Yugoslav SKS, because of the grenade launcher/ muzzle brake. The bayonet has been replaced with some kind of aftermarket bipod or monopod, though, and the stock has some kind of extender/recoil pad on it, so it’s possible the muzzle brake is an aftermarket piece as well.
Where are yo seeing this?
There is no grenade launcher on the rifle in the pic at the originating website.
There are 30 rd bannana clips made for the SKS but the one in the pics has the original 10 rd magazine.
to change over between the two different configurations requires completely disassembling and reassembling the rifle.
Why would the authority’s disassemble the rifle and reassemble it into the less deadly 10 round version for the photos? and where did they get the 10 round original fixed magazine?
Somebody pulled a “switcheroo”?
(The OPD just added an AK into their collection?)
He had been on one in the past but not at the time of the shooting.
Everybody has an issue. The press wants an assault weappon for their agenda.
Freepers want prozac for their agendas.
All of it turns me off. He murdered 9 people, doesn’t matter what he did it with or what medicine he was on. If you read his history, this was coming sooner or later.
Where are you people seeing these pictures?
I saw a clip on FNC, of the shooter aiming what was clearly a Kalashnikov. The length of the weapon and the shape of the front sight post weren’t from an SKS. I thought I could see an AK magazine, but that doesn’t prove anything.
I’ll have to see if I can find the clip gain, just to prove to myself that I’m not losing it.
I don’t see what you see in this picture of him in the mall.
I see an arm, a roll of sweatshirt, and probably the shirt he used to hide the gun in hanging from his right hand.
Clearly an SKS
Everyone else seems to be looking at your rifle. Nice buck, by the way.
It needs to be turned into an anti-psychotic drugs campaign.
"You may have experience depression,If while taking (brand here) you have thoughts of suicide, tell your doctor"
Local news talked to a buddy of his; he said that he was on meds. I saw that posted on another thread, so I didn’t hear it first hand.
Kudos to John Gibson who, on his Fox show yesterday, refused to name the piece of garbage murderer. Apparently Gibson also refused to name the garbage on Thursday as well. I watched enough of limp wrist Shepherd Smith at 7:00 PM to see that he was not only going to name the murderer, but give the "sad" details of his "horrible" life. As an aside, ever since Smith stood outside the stadium in N.O. spreading the left wing lies about the circumstances there I have had no respect for him.
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