Skip to comments.Ted Cruz uses pistol grip to rebut call for assault weapon ban
Posted on 01/31/2013 11:29:50 AM PST by neverdem
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz displayed a flair for showmanship this afternoon at the Senates gun violence hearing as he sought to puncture the argument for a proposed ban on assault weapons.
What it bans, I would suggest to you, are scary looking guns, he said.
With a life size photo of a Remington 750, a popular hunting rifle used as Cruz said, by millions of Americans the senator argued that the proposed ban focuses on cosmetic features such as pistol grips that in no way change the lethality of a weapon.
He produced a plastic pistol grip and held it to the photo to demonstrate...
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The grip device does not have to be at the rear stock. If it is anywhere on the rifle it is verboten. You can put “pistol grips” on the forestock and that is a ban item on the “assault” weapon ban.
How long before the dims scream about Ted Cruz breaking the DC gun laws by using as pistol grip while blissfully ignoring david gregory...
I want to attach a pistol grip to my car’s door handle and put a scope on the roof...
then pain it black with krylon paint... (it is brown right now)
Then get a bumpersticker saying: “This is an Assault Vehicle”
>> Anyone think that Dewhurst would be standing there doing this instead?
No. Good on Sen. Cruz. The junior Senator has quickly turned into the leader of the Texas pair.
But where is CORNYN in all this?
John Cornyn, eleven years in the Senate; he of the white-horse and ten-gallon-hat conservative big talk commercials (just before election time).
You know... the SENIOR Senator of the Great State of Texas.
Where the hell is Cornyn??!?
He should be FRONT AND CENTER LEADING THE CHARGE defending our rights!
They know damn right well what they’re trying to ban, and they don’t give a crap about these demonstrations.
A bigger question for the good Senator to ask is:
“The Dept Homeland Security just bought 7000 semi-auto AR-15s and calls them “Personal Defense Rifles”; why is it that the EXACT same rifle, legally purchased and in millions of Civilian hands is somehow magically transformed into an “Assault Rifle”?
And thats why we keep losing, because people focus on irrelevant minutia instead of supporting someone fighting for our freedoms.
Cornyn turned RINO at some point during Bush’s presidency. He’s a lost cause.
Too busy playing senate parlor games with McStooge over the Hagel nomination.
someone post a picture of a thompson sub machine gun and you will see that many versions of it have a pistol grip forward on the gun in the appoximate location where cruz is holding it.
“And thats why we keep losing, because people focus on irrelevant minutia instead of supporting someone fighting for our freedoms.”
Chill DD, I support Ted completely. A little humor is good for morale.
Thats actually not a pistol-grip if it is in front of the trigger guard.
I suspect Cruz should have used some tape and taped the plastic to the photo rather than holding it up. My guess is it has moved about while he is talking and not looking at the photo, assuming he knows where it goes in the first place.
But his point is valid in that it doesn’t change the weapon as to being more or less dangerous. JMO
Actually, DHS asked for a bid on 7,000 SELECT FIRE "AR-15-type" firearms - and, YES, they call them "Personal Defense Rifles." That means that DHS considers FULL AUTO guns to be for personal defense. I should think that such a definition would be useful in any number of state and federal court cases.
They've got that covered in the bill: "(42) The term forward grip means a grip located forward of the trigger that functions as a pistol grip." So, even if it's not actually a pistol grip, if it functions as one in the mind of the Chief Libtard in Charge, it is one.
Worse, the Remington that Cruz is displaying could be banned under the act as having a pistol grip already: "(46) The term pistol grip means a grip, a thumb-hole stock, or any other characteristic that can function as a grip."
In the case of the Remington, the forward section of the stock is close enough to a "grip" to get it outlawed if the CLiC deems it so.
A number of tactical shotguns have a forward grip.
To that degree most of it is just bald-faced hatred of Protestant America ~ see their code words for that ~ hillbillies, Southerners, red-necks.....
Frankly religious discrimination when it comes to eligibility for America's most fundamental rights is probably a violation of the law and should be vigorously punished!
We must start at the top
Your post is very insensitive. I’ve lost several imaginary friends to shots fired from unloaded guns.
“from people who do not understand the 2nd amendment. “
They understand it, and the Declaratin of Independence, quite well.
They are trying to restrict our ability to use force to oppose them. This has nothing whatsoever to do with saving the chirren from evil guns.
Obama et al organized at least three armed citizen revolts against sitting governments recently, they understand very well what armed civilians can do with “military style weapons”.