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Nakwon Foxworth, who allegedly shot four cops this weekend, had an awful arsenal (barf alert)
NY Daily News ^ | april 10, 2012

Posted on 04/10/2012 7:17:35 AM PDT by lowbridge

It was illegal in New York, but thanks to lax gun laws in other states and Washington, the formidable weapon is a life-threatening commonplace in the hands of violent thugs like Foxworth.

He also had something much worse —which he could easily have grabbed if things had played out differently. Cops found in his apartment a sawed-off Ruger Mini-14 military-style semiautomatic rifle.

This weapon’s killing power is well known. Sometimes called the poor man’s assault rifle, the Mini-14 was reportedly the weapon of choice of Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian mass murderer who shot 69 mostly young people to death last summer.

The NYPD said the Ruger is so powerful, it could have pierced the ballistics shield carried by the first officer through Foxworth’s door.

A firearm this potent should be banned everywhere in the United States. No exceptions. But the federal assault weapons ban expired in 2004, and gutless congressmen under the sway of the National Rifle Association have failed to re-up it.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: banglist; guns; newyork; nypd; secondamendment
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The title for this editorial in the print edition is "Killers Toolkit"
1 posted on 04/10/2012 7:17:49 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Such BS, and the reader will believe it.


2 posted on 04/10/2012 7:19:56 AM PDT by MindBender26 (New Army SF and Ranger Slogan: Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord.... but He subcontracts!)
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To: lowbridge

A Mini-14 is an arsenal? Stupid MSM.


3 posted on 04/10/2012 7:21:00 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
sawed-off Ruger Mini-14 military-style semiautomatic rifle.

LMFAO! Oh My GOD! Where's that media reference graphic where everything is an AK47?

4 posted on 04/10/2012 7:23:03 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: lowbridge

Poor man’s assault rifle my aXX. Cheapest I have seen is $600 all the way up to $1000. Not cheap enough for me.


5 posted on 04/10/2012 7:23:29 AM PDT by DonkeyBonker
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To: lowbridge

Where are these Bleeding heart liberals when it comes to prosecuting and incarcerating these criminals?


6 posted on 04/10/2012 7:25:42 AM PDT by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: MindBender26
Career criminal Nakwon Foxworth

So allowing a career criminal to roam the streets wreaking havoc is not the problem but but the "Gun Lobby" is. How twisted.
7 posted on 04/10/2012 7:27:16 AM PDT by mikeandike
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To: DonkeyBonker

for 600 bucks you could pick up a brand new sks and deck it out to look like something that would throw the libs into a tizzy....


8 posted on 04/10/2012 7:27:45 AM PDT by joe fonebone (If you vote for the lesser of two evils, you are still voting for evil.)
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To: lowbridge

Sure enough, the .223 is practically a cannon — if you are a prairie dog.

The willful ignorance of the press once again manages to exceed my expectations.


9 posted on 04/10/2012 7:29:10 AM PDT by old3030 (I lost some time once. It's always in the last place you look.)
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To: lowbridge
It wasn't Nakwon, mind you. It was his arsenal.
10 posted on 04/10/2012 7:29:50 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: G Larry

11 posted on 04/10/2012 7:30:07 AM PDT by fluorescence
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To: DonkeyBonker

We’ll stick with our pair of AR-15 rifles when the dogs bark in the night. My other option would be the M1A, but I think it is overkill when your range is under a hundred yards.

Your mileage may vary...


12 posted on 04/10/2012 7:30:16 AM PDT by benewton
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To: MindBender26

Their heads would have exploded if he had been armed with a real rifle.


13 posted on 04/10/2012 7:31:48 AM PDT by Brownie63
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To: lowbridge

Before the boating accident, I had a Mini-14. If I had sawed off the barrel, would it have turned into an awesome killing machine? Maybe the .223 would have magically turned into an evil 50 cal?

Who knew?


14 posted on 04/10/2012 7:33:57 AM PDT by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: old3030

Isn’t it ILLEGAL to use .223 for hunting? Not sufficient knock-down, or something?


15 posted on 04/10/2012 7:34:51 AM PDT by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: Huebolt

The early 70s version Colt SP-1 I have is exactly like the original AR-15s shipped to the AF for Vietnam in 69. No forward assist or case deflector, semi-only...barrel has a 1/12 twist...slow turner - ammo tends to tumble once it hits vegetation. Meant to incapacitate the enemy forcing them to divert resources... I don’t know what an SS-109 would do with a ‘shield’ or vest, honestly. But, I do know what a 30-06 black tip will do.


16 posted on 04/10/2012 7:41:14 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Huebolt

Depends on the state. Here in WV, it’s perfectly legal to hunt deer with a .223.

But, I’ll agree to a total ban on firearms as long as there are NO government or military exemptions. NONE AT ALL.

Until then, the Goverment can FOAD.


17 posted on 04/10/2012 7:41:14 AM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: DonkeyBonker

***Cheapest I have seen is $600 all the way up to $1000. Not cheap enough for me.****

I bought my first Mini-14 back in 1976 ($145.00) when they first came on the market. Nice rifle but needed lots of improvements.

Then you could not find one anywhere for several years as they were being bought by the French for their police force.


18 posted on 04/10/2012 7:41:41 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: lowbridge

Nakwon... is this one of Holder’s peeps?


19 posted on 04/10/2012 7:41:41 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: lowbridge

“A firearm this potent should be banned everywhere in the United States.”

More liberal nonsense from the Daily Snooze. Criminals can find similar weapons on the black market.


20 posted on 04/10/2012 7:42:11 AM PDT by ScottfromNJ
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To: lowbridge
Cops found in his apartment a sawed-off Ruger Mini-14 military-style semiautomatic rifle.

1. If it was 'sawed-off' it would've been wildly inaccurate. If it was shortened on a lathe it would have been a useful tool.

2. The only thing 'military-style' about a Mini-14 is that it chambers a .223/5.56 cartridge. Otherwise it's just a mild-mannered hunting rifle.

It is amusing to read propaganda accounts from the occupied socialist zones. They read like breathless dime store novels. Over the top ridiculous.

21 posted on 04/10/2012 7:42:46 AM PDT by JOAT
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To: 109ACS

I sure didn’t. Learn something new every day.


22 posted on 04/10/2012 7:43:34 AM PDT by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: Huebolt

Depends on the state and what you’re hunting. Whereas it’s OK for groundhogs, a lot of states require something larger for hunting deer, for example.


23 posted on 04/10/2012 7:43:34 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: Huebolt

I don’t know about the rest of the country, but in Idaho a .223 is for varmints.


24 posted on 04/10/2012 7:44:14 AM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: Huebolt
Isn’t it ILLEGAL to use .223 for hunting? Not sufficient knock-down, or something?

Depends upon the State, and the game you are going after. For White Tail Deer, Antelope and such, the .223 is on the small side, but legal in S. Dakota and many other states.

If I'm hunting Elk, Moose or larger animals, I'd want a larger gun. I hate inflicting pain, my shots are tyically 1-shot kills. If you use a larger caliber rifle, the odds of wounding the animal increase - as you deliver less energy impact into the animal. The end-game goal is to "stall the pump".

25 posted on 04/10/2012 7:45:27 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: lowbridge
Somebody has been watching too many A-Team reruns.


26 posted on 04/10/2012 7:46:11 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: lowbridge

Whoever wrote this probably wet themselves in the process.


27 posted on 04/10/2012 7:48:11 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: lowbridge
The NYPD said the Ruger is so powerful, it could have pierced the ballistics shield carried by the first officer through Foxworth’s door. A firearm this potent should be banned everywhere in the United States.

(speaking to author of piece) BRING IT! You come and ban my firearms yourself, you nancy-pants jour-no-list! If you do, YOU ARE GOING TO DIE before your thugs get me and my gun. And I am going to take a few of them with me.

I am getting so tired of nonsense like this. And the sheeple just lap it up. When does the civil war start again?

28 posted on 04/10/2012 7:51:00 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: joe fonebone

Last year I picked up a new (or near perfect, hard to tell) SKS for $110.


29 posted on 04/10/2012 7:55:22 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: smokingfrog

With all the ammo expended on THE A-TEAM did they ever hit anyone?


30 posted on 04/10/2012 7:57:20 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: old3030
The willful ignorance of the press once again manages to exceed my expectations.

Yep, I am surprised that they did not refer to it as an AK-47. That is the only weapon the "press" seems to refer to.

31 posted on 04/10/2012 7:57:30 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: rarestia

The MSM never ceases to amaze me with their ignorance on firearms. Next they will call hollow points exploding.


32 posted on 04/10/2012 7:59:58 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: lowbridge

So a would-be cop killer can have guns, but law abiding citizens can’t?


33 posted on 04/10/2012 8:01:04 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: ScottfromNJ
How about the Mosin-Nagant M1944 carbine (Chicom Type 53) in 7.62x54R as a REAL “assault weapon”? The cartridge can shoot through a lot of building walls, punch police ballistic vests with ease, and has a really scary permanently mounted folding bayonet to terrify the NYPD and NYC media pukes. Nakwon should have had one of these and he'd have commanded powerful “ju-ju” amongst Holder's people. Alas, Nakwon wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer and settled for the wussy Mini-14.
34 posted on 04/10/2012 8:03:20 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: MindBender26

When I see articles like this obviously written by a liberal bed-wetter, I like to read them out loud, in that haughty liberal inflective that Michael Savage does so well.


35 posted on 04/10/2012 8:05:16 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: lowbridge
A firearm this potent should be banned everywhere in the United States. No exceptions. But the federal assault weapons ban expired in 2004

The mini 14 wasn't affected by the assault weapons ban and there were plenty of high capacity mags available, as well.

36 posted on 04/10/2012 8:05:41 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: lowbridge

I don’t see a photo of the perp at the link. One of Holders’ people?


37 posted on 04/10/2012 8:07:16 AM PDT by printhead (Standard & Poor - Poor is the new standard.)
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To: lowbridge

Since when is a Mini 14 chambered in 9mm?


38 posted on 04/10/2012 8:10:26 AM PDT by Republican Extremist
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To: ctdonath2

cheaperthandirt.com.... for all your sks outfitting needs..:)


39 posted on 04/10/2012 8:10:42 AM PDT by joe fonebone (If you vote for the lesser of two evils, you are still voting for evil.)
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To: Huebolt

It used to be some states wouldn’t allow the various .22 centerfires on deer because of insufficient bullet weight and the light construction of bullets designed to blow up on small varmints.

Improved bullets give good terminal results on Missouri whitetails at modest ranges and the Conservation Department okayed .223’s and other .22 centerfires many years ago.

But the key is shot placement and range. I would never shoot a deer beyond about 150 yards with a .223 and would really rather not shoot one over 50 yards. The longer the range, the less velocity.

All the “power” of a small caliber, low weight bullet comes from velocity. All that shock stuff is gunwriter/ad copy BS. A bullet has to disrupt a creature’s central nervous system and/or cause a rapid drop in blood pressure via massive blood loss to kill quickly and humanely. Penetration is critical, and penetration is a more a function of velocity for lighter bullets than for heavier bullets.


40 posted on 04/10/2012 8:12:46 AM PDT by old3030 (I lost some time once. It's always in the last place you look.)
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To: printhead
I don’t see a photo of the perp at the link. One of Holders’ people?


41 posted on 04/10/2012 8:13:31 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: printhead
Shooter: Nakwon Foxworth, 33, is accused of taking his pregnant girlfriend and their 4-month-old son hostage during a shootout with police early Sunday morning Hostage: Jessica Hickling, the alleged girlfriend of the shooter, was held hostage by the gunman but released just before the shootout with police began
 

Shooter: Nakwon Foxworth, 33, is accused of taking his pregnant girlfriend Jessica Hickling, right, and their 4-month-old son hostage during a shootout with police early on Sunday morning

Here's a hint: Don't look to US MSM Obamamedia for squat.. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2126869/Nakwon-Foxworth-arrested-taking-pregnant-girlfriend-son-hostage-Brooklyn-shoot-out.html


42 posted on 04/10/2012 8:16:41 AM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: lowbridge
A firearm this potent should be banned everywhere in the United States. No exceptions. But the federal assault weapons ban expired in 2004, and gutless congressmen under the sway of the National Rifle Association have failed to re-up it.

Oh yes! And other way-too-powerful rifles, too!


43 posted on 04/10/2012 8:17:05 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: lowbridge

Posted a reply there.


44 posted on 04/10/2012 8:18:17 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Republican Extremist
Since when is a Mini 14 chambered in 9mm?

Hmmm. Don't give me any ideas

45 posted on 04/10/2012 8:19:29 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: MasterGunner01

The non-carbine Mosin-Nagant can be had for $99. Makes a .223 look like a hard sneeze.


46 posted on 04/10/2012 8:20:43 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I don’t think so.


47 posted on 04/10/2012 8:29:15 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: MasterGunner01
How about the Mosin-Nagant M1944 carbine (Chicom Type 53) in 7.62x54R as a REAL “assault weapon”? The cartridge can shoot through a lot of building walls, punch police ballistic vests with ease, and has a really scary permanently mounted folding bayonet to terrify the NYPD and NYC media pukes.

Yep. I have shot steel-core ammo with my Mosin, and penetrated BOTH sides of a 4" steel galvanized pipe 25 yards away. Ban those Tsarist guns! Yeah, right. Molon labe, bitches.

48 posted on 04/10/2012 8:38:18 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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For posterity, in case my posts there are deleted: ctd 11:37 AM Apr 10, 2012 The bigger issue is why, at age 33, Foxworth was not still in prison for his convictions for attempted murder, robbery and selling drugs. The problem isn't the availability of weapons, as most states permit ownership with few restrictions and suffer few incidents as a result. The problem is jurisdictions releasing known repeat violent criminals who will obtain and misuse weapons regardless of their legality. More relevant details at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2126869/Nakwon-Foxworth-arrested-taking-pregnant-girlfriend-son-hostage-Brooklyn-shoot-out.html#ixzz1reU2tiI8 ctd 11:10 AM Apr 10, 2012 "Sometimes called the poor man’s assault rifle, the Mini-14" No it's not; either you made that up or are gullible to someone who did. Mini-14s run $600 and up, and are not designed for automatic fire. They were legal in FL (and most of the country) in 1998; newly manufactured ones sporting scary but harmless cosmetics were, but pre-"assault weapon ban" ones were still legal for private sale thru most of the country including NY state. That this one was "sawed off" means the owner performed a highly illegal (unless he submitted the correct paperwork and $200 tax, in which case the BATFE approved the change) alteration after an otherwise legal purchase. He's facing 10 years in prison for that. This story is full of inaccuracies and hype. A 9mm pistol and a .223 rifle makes for a pretty paltry "arsenal"; these are completely legal - even normal - in most states, and those states suffer few problems as a result. And before you jump on that statement, consider that cars kill over 50,000 people per year (no, it's not "different" that's fifty thousand dead and you're not concerned).
49 posted on 04/10/2012 8:47:32 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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(sorry, didn’t know it would strip the breaks)


50 posted on 04/10/2012 8:50:41 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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