Skip to comments.Sarah Palin honored by NRA with assault rifle
Posted on 05/04/2009 4:55:47 AM PDT by radar101
BY James Gordon Meek DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU
Monday, May 4th 2009, 4:00 AM
Cummings/AP Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will be honored by the National Rifle Association with a specially designed assault rifle. "The Alaskan Hunter" will be presented to Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska next week (click for more info). Related NewsArticlesPalin & baby daddy getting nasty!Palin's daughter's baby dady: Son's not a 'mistake'Levi Johnston: My family is not 'white trash'New GOP stars? McCain leaves Palin off his listPalin under fire from ... just about everyonePalin considered ending her pregnancy with son TrigLevi Johnston: I want my son WASHINGTON - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was bashed for her pricey wardrobe, but now she's getting a lethal accessory.
The National Rifle Association Foundation will present Sen. John McCain's ill-fated running mate with a military-style assault weapon next week.
The all-white "Alaskan Hunter" - fashionable until Labor Day - is the civilian version of a modified M-4 rifle carried by U.S. troops overseas.
Alaska's feisty Republican governor, who is weighing a potential 2012 presidential bid, will receive the rifle made by Templar Consulting at a May 14 NRA banquet.
It's engraved with Palin's name and adorned with a map of the state on the collapsible stock - made legal after the expiration of the assault weapons ban in 2004. The Big Dipper from the state flag is etched on the magazine well behind a vented barrel guard.
The rifle is chambered in .50-caliber "Beowulf." It's the same caliber used by heavy machine guns, which can take down big game, and in war zones "can disable both motor vehicles and assailants with body armor," according to ammo manufacturer Alexander Arms' Web site.
Templar gun designer Bob Reynolds told the NRA's magazine that Palin had stood up for Second Amendment gun rights and "I just wanted to do something to give back."
Now that will hunt some serious moose.
speaking of those dastardly....g-u-n-s....
the .50 5caliber Beowulf is a .223 or heavy steroids not a heavy .50caliber MG round....what a bunch of maroons..
I know she’s a tough lady, but damn! I doubt she’s going to be shooting that thing much.
Head will explode.
Same caliber, yes. Same round, no. .50 Beowulf has a much smaller charge and projectile than .50 BMG.
"Hey! Don't I get fries with that Big Mac???"
For the woman who has everything...
It uses a true .500 caliber bullet, loaded ammunition can be had from the factory in either a 400-grain soft point or a 325-grain hollow point.
Velocities run around 1800 and 1950 feet-per-second.
Just like GWB signed that treaty with Canada and Mexico to form the North American Union. I expect Zero will take this action sometimes before July 31st. Check my recent posts and freeper page for details.
It's all part of the NWO agenda dictated by the Bilderbergers and Council on Foreign Relations.
Hmmm, not the first these traitors have been coverting with the enemy.
Putin meets with Kissinger, Shultz, Rubin Topic: Military
“A group of Russian and U.S. dignitaries gathered Friday at the presidential residence near Moscow behind closed doors in a bid to repair shattered ties. The panel called “Russia-USA: A Look Into the Future,” led by former U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and former Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov... includes former Secretary of State George Schultz; former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin; former Special Representative for Arms Control, Nonproliferation and Disarmament Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr.; former Senator Sam Nunn ; and Chevron Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David O’Reilly.”
but you have to understand that NY State is at the cusp of banning all .50 caliber center fire ammo....so they have a fish to fry and are vilifying all .50 cals and all firearms period....
My ancient technology Marlin 1895 lever gun shooting a factory round of .45-70 has about the same muzzle velociy and energy as the .50 Beowulf. This writer is well informed: by talking points, not facts.
Since I believe the first, primary, and way, way most important reason for the 2nd Amendment is for the violet opposition, overthrow, revolt against domestic tyranny by the mass of the citizens, at large....well...where do they get the power to remove citizen anti-tyranny self defense weapons? Seems like popular ownership of .50 BMGs would be a good thing.
Violet(?) opposition....er.....gays against er....
Violet —> violent.
lock and load!!!
They’ll be next on the list. Killer assault repeater weapons....we’re not fighting Apaches anymore..no need..blah, blah, blah..
...chock full of inaccuracies...line Beowolf cartridge is the same as .50 Cal, for starters...
...meek is right...
I’d rather see a picture of Sarah!
Anyhow, the gay color is not violet, it’s pink.
I’d make a pun about “purple” but the brain is beginning to, er, fag.
I’d love one (the gun would be nice, too).
It is not a 50 BMG, and definately not an assualt rifle. It is not capable of burst or FA fire.
No one in their right mind would chamber a true assualt rifle for that round. It would be useless.
Sarah, you are a genuine lady of liberty. God bless you and all who see him in you.
Well, actually it isnt useless. It was developed as a squad weapon in Irak for breaching buildings. They used the heavy .50 cal bullet to blow locks and hinges off of barricaded doors. That is where it came from, and what its intended use is.
Me, too. Now you may donate, and vote for her again, without the albatross of 2008!
Further, like the previous poster mentioned, it is roughly equivalent to a .45-70 in power, and since the shell uses a rebated head the same size as a .223, it functions nicely in the AR platform, allowing the user, in effect, a semi auto heavy hitter, which is popular in the north as a light weight back up gun for bear.
12276. As used in this chapter, “assault weapon” shall mean the
following designated semiautomatic firearms:
(a) All of the following specified rifles:
(1) All AK series including, but not limited to, the models
identified as follows:
(A) Made in China AK, AKM, AKS, AK47, AK47S, 56, 56S, 84S, and
(B) Norinco 56, 56S, 84S, and 86S.
(C) Poly Technologies AKS and AK47.
(D) MAADI AK47 and ARM.
(2) UZI and Galil.
(3) Beretta AR-70.
(4) CETME Sporter.
(5) Colt AR-15 series.
(6) Daewoo K-1, K-2, Max 1, Max 2, AR 100, and AR 110C.
(7) Fabrique Nationale FAL, LAR, FNC, 308 Match, and Sporter.
(8) MAS 223.
(9) HK-91, HK-93, HK-94, and HK-PSG-1.
(10) The following MAC types:
(A) RPB Industries Inc. sM10 and sM11.
(B) SWD Incorporated M11.
(11) SKS with detachable magazine.
(12) SIG AMT, PE-57, SG 550, and SG 551.
(13) Springfield Armory BM59 and SAR-48.
(14) Sterling MK-6.
(15) Steyer AUG.
(16) Valmet M62S, M71S, and M78S.
(17) Armalite AR-180.
(18) Bushmaster Assault Rifle.
(19) Calico M-900.
(20) J&R ENG M-68.
(21) Weaver Arms Nighthawk.
(b) All of the following specified pistols:
(2) Encom MP-9 and MP-45.
(3) The following MAC types:
(A) RPB Industries Inc. sM10 and sM11.
(B) SWD Incorporated M-11.
(C) Advance Armament Inc. M-11.
(D) Military Armament Corp. Ingram M-11.
(4) Intratec TEC-9.
(5) Sites Spectre.
(6) Sterling MK-7.
(7) Calico M-950.
(8) Bushmaster Pistol.
(c) All of the following specified shotguns:
(1) Franchi SPAS 12 and LAW 12.
(2) Striker 12.
(3) The Streetsweeper type S/S Inc. SS/12.
(d) Any firearm declared by the court pursuant to Section 12276.5
to be an assault weapon that is specified as an assault weapon in a
list promulgated pursuant to Section 12276.5.
(e) The term “series” includes all other models that are only
variations, with minor differences, of those models listed in
subdivision (a), regardless of the manufacturer.
(f) This section is declaratory of existing law, as amended, and a
clarification of the law and the Legislature’s intent which bans the
weapons enumerated in this section, the weapons included in the list
promulgated by the Attorney General pursuant to Section 12276.5, and
any other models which are only variations of those weapons with
minor differences, regardless of the manufacturer. The Legislature
has defined assault weapons as the types, series, and models listed
in this section because it was the most effective way to identify and
restrict a specific class of semiautomatic weapons.
12276.1. (a) Notwithstanding Section 12276, “assault weapon” shall
also mean any of the following:
(1) A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has the capacity to
accept a detachable magazine and any one of the following:
(A) A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action
of the weapon.
(B) A thumbhole stock.
(C) A folding or telescoping stock.
(D) A grenade launcher or flare launcher.
(E) A flash suppressor.
(F) A forward pistol grip.
(2) A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has a fixed magazine
with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.
(3) A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has an overall length
of less than 30 inches.
(4) A semiautomatic pistol that has the capacity to accept a
detachable magazine and any one of the following:
(A) A threaded barrel, capable of accepting a flash suppressor,
forward handgrip, or silencer.
(B) A second handgrip.
(C) A shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely
encircles, the barrel that allows the bearer to fire the weapon
without burning his or her hand, except a slide that encloses the
(D) The capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location
outside of the pistol grip.
(5) A semiautomatic pistol with a fixed magazine that has the
capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.
(6) A semiautomatic shotgun that has both of the following:
(A) A folding or telescoping stock.
(B) A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action
of the weapon, thumbhole stock, or vertical handgrip.
(7) A semiautomatic shotgun that has the ability to accept a
(8) Any shotgun with a revolving cylinder.
(b) The Legislature finds a significant public purpose in
exempting pistols that are designed expressly for use in Olympic
target shooting events. Therefore, those pistols that are sanctioned
by the International Olympic Committee and by USA Shooting, the
national governing body for international shooting competition in the
United States, and that are used for Olympic target shooting
purposes at the time the act adding this subdivision is enacted, and
that would otherwise fall within the definition of “assault weapon”
pursuant to this section are exempt, as provided in subdivision (c).
(c) “Assault weapon” does not include either of the following:
(1) Any antique firearm.
(2) Any of the following pistols, because they are consistent with
the significant public purpose expressed in subdivision (b):
MANUFACTURER MODEL CALIBER
BENELLI MP90 .22LR
BENELLI MP90 .32 S&W LONG
BENELLI MP95 .22LR
BENELLI MP95 .32 S&W LONG
HAMMERLI 280 .22LR
HAMMERLI 280 .32 S&W LONG
HAMMERLI SP20 .22LR
HAMMERLI SP20 .32 S&W LONG
PARDINI GPO .22 SHORT
PARDINI GP-SCHUMANN .22 SHORT
PARDINI HP .32 S&W LONG
PARDINI MP .32 S&W LONG
PARDINI SP .22LR
PARDINI SPE .22LR
WALTHER GSP .22LR
WALTHER GSP .32 S&W LONG
WALTHER OSP .22 SHORT
WALTHER OSP-2000 .22 SHORT
(3) The Department of Justice shall create a program that is
consistent with the purposes stated in subdivision (b) to exempt new
models of competitive pistols that would otherwise fall within the
definition of “assault weapon” pursuant to this section from being
classified as an assault weapon. The exempt competitive pistols may
be based on recommendations by USA Shooting consistent with the
regulations contained in the USA Shooting Official Rules or may be
based on the recommendation or rules of any other organization that
the department deems relevant.
(d) The following definitions shall apply under this section:
(1) “Magazine” shall mean any ammunition feeding device.
(2) “Capacity to accept more than 10 rounds” shall mean capable of
accommodating more than 10 rounds, but shall not be construed to
include a feeding device that has been permanently altered so that it
cannot accommodate more than 10 rounds.
(3) “Antique firearm” means any firearm manufactured prior to
January 1, 1899.
(e) This section shall become operative January 1, 2000.
12276.5. (a) The Attorney General shall prepare a description for
identification purposes, including a picture or diagram, of each
assault weapon listed in Section 12276, and any firearm declared to
be an assault weapon pursuant to this section, and shall distribute
the description to all law enforcement agencies responsible for
enforcement of this chapter. Those law enforcement agencies shall
make the description available to all agency personnel.
(b) (1) Until January 1, 2007, the Attorney General shall
promulgate a list that specifies all firearms designated as assault
weapons in Section 12276 or declared to be assault weapons pursuant
to this section. The Attorney General shall file that list with the
Secretary of State for publication in the California Code of
Regulations. Any declaration that a specified firearm is an assault
weapon shall be implemented by the Attorney General who, within 90
days, shall promulgate an amended list which shall include the
specified firearm declared to be an assault weapon. The Attorney
General shall file the amended list with the Secretary of State for
publication in the California Code of Regulations. Any firearm
declared to be an assault weapon prior to January 1, 2007, shall
remain on the list filed with the Secretary of State.
(2) Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Division 3 of
Title 2 of the Government Code, pertaining to the adoption of rules
and regulations, shall not apply to any list of assault weapons
promulgated pursuant to this section.
(c) The Attorney General shall adopt those rules and regulations
that may be necessary or proper to carry out the purposes and intent
of this chapter.
12277. As used in this chapter, “person” means an individual,
partnership, corporation, limited liability company, association, or
any other group or entity, regardless of how it was created.
12278. (a) As used in this chapter, a “.50 BMG rifle” means a
center fire rifle that can fire a .50 BMG cartridge and is not
already an assault weapon pursuant to Section 12276, 12276.1, or
12276.5, or a machinegun, as defined in Section 12200.
(b) As used in this chapter, a “.50 BMG cartridge” means a
cartridge that is designed and intended to be fired from a center
fire rifle and that meets all of the following criteria:
(1) It has an overall length of 5.54 inches from the base to the
tip of the bullet.
(2) The bullet diameter for the cartridge is from .510 to, and
including, .511 inch.
(3) The case base diameter for the cartridge is from .800 inch to,
and including, .804 inch.
(4) The cartridge case length is 3.91 inches.
(c) A “.50 BMG rifle” does not include any “antique firearm,” nor
any curio or relic as defined in Section 178.11 of Title 27 of the
Code of Federal Regulations.
(d) As used in this section, “antique firearm” means any firearm
manufactured prior to January 1, 1899.
A .50 Beowulf has recoil in the range of 16 or 20-guage shotgun. You know it's been fired, but it's not at all intimidating.
i emailed the author and editor on that horrendous mistake trying equate the .50 beowulf and the .50 bmg. It’s a wonder I believe anything in the news anymore.
Sarah IS the American woman. We should change the Republican party name to the Sarah Palin party.
Yes, that is correct. Although at least at the beginning, I won't be "hunting down" but I will do my utmost to DESTROY an assailant or one invading our home. Exactly.
Lightweight gun, Muzzle energy in .308 territory. Provided you aren’t looking for long range, it could be quite effective.
You got it, ET!!
Be Ever Vigilant!
Good for her!