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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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To: lowbridge
This Nakwon Foxworth character previously served 10 years in prison for robbery and was released in 2010. He would have only served a year or so for the robbery charge, but he was caught selling drugs in prison to other prisoners and was charged with attacks on other prisoners. He also served two years for attempted murder.

New Englanders look at this story and can't get past the "sawed off gun with a sniper scope firing *heavy* bullets", while Americans in the rest of the country ask what the hell goes on in New York where a career criminal only serves a few months for attempted murder.

51 posted on 04/10/2012 8:50:49 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: The KG9 Kid

Two years for attempted murder, but now facing ten years for cutting a pipe too short.


52 posted on 04/10/2012 8:53:27 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
A Mini-14 is an arsenal? Stupid MSM.

Well, the did say it was an "awful" arsenal. As arsenals go, I might have to agree with that assesment.

53 posted on 04/10/2012 8:56:57 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: lowbridge
Bedwetting lefty writer and NYPD feeding BS. The rifle isn't the problem. Have a look at the criminals. You'll spot the common theme. We don't need gun control. We need criminal control.
54 posted on 04/10/2012 9:03:57 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: tacticalogic
I have to agree with the "awful" remark. You have to spend some significant money on the mini-14 to make it a tack driver. The target model has extra weights on the barrel to cancel harmonics, a better crown on the barrel and slightly improved gas system. I really prefer a Savage bolt action with the precision trigger for accurate delivery of a .223.
55 posted on 04/10/2012 9:10:36 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin

I shot a friend’s Mini-14 and was NOT particularly impressed with the accuracy. It would be okay for room-to-room fights though.


56 posted on 04/10/2012 9:17:30 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: MasterGunner01

*** The cartridge can shoot through a lot of building walls, punch police ballistic vests with ease,***

Cris Madsen, an old time Oklahoma sheriff, had a preference for the 30-40 Krag. It would punch through a moderate sized tree and nail the outlaw behind it.


57 posted on 04/10/2012 9:38:23 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Brownie63
Their heads would have exploded if he had been armed with a real rifle.

From my Vietnam experience: "If The Almighty had intended us to depend on the .223/5.56 rifle, He would have made all our enemies two feet tall"

58 posted on 04/10/2012 9:44:54 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
"...Sometimes called the poor man’s assault rifle..."

Everyone who has heard it called this, please raise your hand.

59 posted on 04/10/2012 9:49:47 AM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: rarestia
This one?


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Or this one?

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60 posted on 04/10/2012 9:50:52 AM PDT by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: ctdonath2
I selected the M1944 carbine because it has that nifty folding bayonet that looks very scary (at least to the NYPD and MSM pukes).

Now, if you're talking the Model 91/30 with its detachable socket bayonet, Nakwon could have threatened people with that bayonet if he was the “threatener” on one end of a city block and the “threatenee” was at the opposite end of the block. That 91/30 bayonet just looks NASTY when stuck on the end of the rifle.

And the 7.62x54R cartridge is in the main battle rifle class along with the 7.92x57 Mauser, .303 British, and .30-05 Springfield. The .223 Remington (5,56 NATO) is a wimpy intermediate cartridge along with the .30 Carbine, 7.62x39, and 5.45x39.

61 posted on 04/10/2012 9:51:56 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: The KG9 Kid

Why “New Englanders”?

New York isn’t part of New England, and the only ones reading the rags from there are transplanted.

Just curious.


62 posted on 04/10/2012 9:57:06 AM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: Col Freeper

Your whole post just made things come out of my nose.


63 posted on 04/10/2012 9:59:27 AM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: rlmorel
LOL, let's give thanks to whoever made up the first one, and to Lazamataz for the second one.

The graphics are indeed worth a thousand words in showing ridicule for the "panties in a wad", anti-gun leftist, Fifth-Columnists who control the media, and who lie just to hear the words whistle past their lips.

64 posted on 04/10/2012 10:09:52 AM PDT by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: BCR #226
I’ll agree to a total ban on firearms as long as there are NO government or military exemptions. NONE AT ALL.

BCR, while i appreciate your tenacity and respect yer postings, dont give em any ideas as for one, like iran or n korea, the statists would agree, and then covertly refuse to disarm, and for two, the firearms tech genie is outta the bottle, and if we shipped every last firearm to mars, before the rocket left orbit, al capone would have the lathes running and would have unchecked power, kinda like giving up all our nukes to promote a nuclear free world...

i know im preachin to the choir...carry on Sir...8^}

65 posted on 04/10/2012 10:59:05 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Gilbo_3

Yep, and I’d be the first to be turning out firearms. I’d be taking over in short order. The libtards better ask themselves if that’s really what they want.


66 posted on 04/10/2012 11:03:11 AM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: Col Freeper

Those are what I had in mind!

LOL


67 posted on 04/10/2012 11:20:45 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
The NYPD said the Ruger is so powerful, it could have pierced the ballistics shield carried by the first officer through Foxworth’s door.

LMAO! I missed this little gem on my first read.

It's a .223. It's designed for higher muzzle velocity. Hell, any rifle caliber north of .22 would pierce a ballistics shield, and depending on how it's held, that ballistics shield would become a nasty mess if hit by enough .40 cal handgun rounds.

Modern BPVs won't stop your run-of-the-mill hunting round.

68 posted on 04/10/2012 11:34:05 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: MasterGunner01
.30-05 Springfield

.30-06?

Regards,
GtG

69 posted on 04/10/2012 11:34:59 AM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: rarestia

Any Ballistic shield you could see through would be too heavy to stop anything bigger than a fat handgun round. Anything pointy would go right through. I doubt it would stop a .22wmr.


70 posted on 04/10/2012 11:40:11 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: lowbridge

Citizens with no criminal record should be able, at will, to carry, concealed or open, any firearm they please, hand gun or long gun, anywhere they please without let or hindrance by government authorities.


71 posted on 04/10/2012 12:24:38 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Obama is Romney lite)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I’m a little confused by your post. Are you saying that a clear ballistic shield WOULD stop a .30-06, .30-30, or 7.62x54R round? How about 5.7, .40, or .45 handgun rounds?

I would imagine any round larger than .308 FMJ would shatter a clear ballistic shield or at least leave the holder with a broken arm and a bad headache.


72 posted on 04/10/2012 1:08:09 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray
Correct — it's .30-06 Springfield. Some times my fingers hit the wrong keys. Ooops.

There was actually a .30-03 Springfield. This was the first loading of the cartridge that used a 220-grain round nose bullet. All M1903 rifles made to chamber this cartridge were returned to Springfield Armory, Springfield, MA after the adoption of the .30-06 cartridge. The .30-06 round used a 173-grain pointed “Spitzer” boattailed bullet that gave better range and accuracy. This was known as the M1 loading. All .30-03 barrels (including those installed on rifles), were reworked to the new .30-06 (or M1) standard. In World War 2 and Korea, the standard was the M2 loading with a 150-grain, pointed, flat base bullet. The 150-grain loading is now the most commonly found.

73 posted on 04/10/2012 1:16:29 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: TexasRepublic

The stock barrel is very light weight. The impact point sfrings vertically as the barrel heats. It’s fine for the intended use as a light duty ranch rifle. Coyotes and prairie dogs.


74 posted on 04/10/2012 1:18:02 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: rarestia

Most handgun rounds are blunt and spread their force in an area 20 times larger. Rifle and 5.7 are pointing little bastards and should penetrate at least a shield. The 5.7 was designed to penetrate armor and did quite a job a Ft. Hood.


75 posted on 04/10/2012 1:32:03 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: rlmorel
"New York isn’t part of New England"

Isn't York part of old England? Wouldn't 'New York' be 'New England', then?

76 posted on 04/10/2012 5:00:17 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: The KG9 Kid

LOL...okay. How do I argue against that, then?


77 posted on 04/10/2012 7:35:30 PM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: Lazamataz

Don’t forget the mini 14’s slightly bigger brother, the mini 30. Fires 7.62 x 39 WARSAW pact ammo, available at about $100 per 1000 rounds... or so


78 posted on 04/11/2012 9:14:01 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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