Skip to comments.Cop Out: Police forensic scientist at Newtown hearing slams 'assault weapons' ban
Posted on 02/04/2013 8:37:37 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
The forensic scientist for the Bridgeport, Conn. Police Department sharply criticized proposed assault weapon and high-capacity magazine bans and pointed out the small number of crimes committed by high-capacity weapons in public hearing testimony last week.
Marshall K. Robinson, who said his area of expertise is firearm and tool mark identification, testified at the Gun Violence Prevention Working Group, which was convened at the Connecticut State Capitol in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. There he opposed statements from many of the other 1,300 speakers in attendance advocating for banning high-capacity AR-15 and AK-47 firearms.
Robinson pointed out that less than two percent of the firearms he has examined since 1996 that have been linked to violent crime in Bridgeport have been the caliber of AR-15 or AK-47 weapons.
Since November 1996, I have examined approximately 2,370 firearms. Of that number 36 of them were either .223/5.56 mm or 7.62×39 mm, Robinson said. The percentage of those guns was about [1.5 percent].
I did further research on homicides and assaults in the years 2006 to 2012 inclusive. Of the 217 such cases, there were 912 bullets and 466 cartridge cases recovered. One assault involved .223 caliber and none involved 7.63×39 mm caliber....
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
From the World Health Organization:
The latest Murder Statistics for the world:
Murders per 100,000 citizens
El Salvador 69.2
Cote d’lvoire 56.9
US Virgin Islands 39.2
Saint Kits and Nevis 38.2
Trinidad and Tobago 35.2
South Africa 31.8
Central African Republic 29.3
Puerto Rico 26.2
Saint Lucia 25.2
Dominican Republic 25.0
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 22.9
Democratic Republic of the Congo 21.7
Equatorial Guinea 20.7
Burkina Faso 18.0
North Korea 15.2
Sierra Leone 14.9
French Guiana 13.3
Papua New Guinea 13.0
Cape Verde 11.6
Costa Rica 10.0
Turks and Caicos Islands 8.7
British Virgin Islands 8.6
Cayman Islands 8.4
Antigua and Barbuda 6.8
The United States 4.2
ALL the countries above America have 100% gun bans
Finally, the voice of sanity.
Thank you Marshall K. Robinson.
Thanks for the list. Too bad the radical left wing extremist demokkkrats don’t care and will try to ridicule anybody that calls them on it.
b t t
bump for sending to my loony lib friends and relatives.
Won’t make any of them think rationally, but it will tick them off. They hate the truth.
Our local gun shop got some RRA AR15s in this week. I helped my sister and her husband get one of them. Ha ha, take that libs.
The shop is getting in a bunch of cases of Wolf WPA .223 tomorrow. I can’t decide if I should take a chance on it. The TulAmmo wouldn’t cycle in mine, have heard the Wolf is better. Any opinions folks?
Begin the countdown - it’s just a matter of time now until the left tries to smear or discredit this guy.
Wolf works fine for me.
Tula has been a problem.
Also avoid Herter’s (Its made by Tula)
I’ve put thousands of rounds of Wolf and also S&B thru my Beretta 92 without a hiccup.
Wow. After reading that letter, I only have one question.
How long before they find this guy laying in the street with a supposed cardiac arrest ?
Bookmark and BTTT reply #2
We had better forward this to those folks running HGTV mucho pronto.
(Just a little Spanish lingo for our Hispanic audience)
Blatant lie! Most of the speakers opposed any gun bans.
I submit to you that you cannot legislate away insanity, which I think is the root cause of this case, Robinson said. Laws must be passed based on research and logical thinking, not on emotions.
I am sure his statements will be covered all over cable news./sarc
Is the text of this letter - or a link to the scan on a website - available to be included in a letter to our legislators... and more importantly to the committee members where national legislation is now?
If his comments gain any traction in the media, how long before the give him the Joe the Plumber treatment?
the give him = they give him
(Wish there was an “edit” button.)
No C.A. It will be by 7.62X39 to prove him wrong.
Heh, I sometimes will sit and watch one of those shows when my wife has them on. I often wonder how many of those people have any clue as to what kind of trouble lurks for them in those “beautiful” hell-holes!
I'll go out on a limb here and say that it's no surprise at all that he has yet to encounter a crime where a "7.63 x39" was used. I'll go out even further on the limb and predict that he never will either. LOL!
Thank you for the list. Bookmarked for later dissemination to liberal relatives...;-)
I am curious what the timeframe is—It seems that in Chicago alone there are more murders per day than 4.2
I bought a load of Wolf for my Glock . I later learned that this ammo has a thin wax coating on the casing that, during heat build up in rapid fire, can melt and gum up the weapon. I never had it happen, but then again I didn’t push my luck.
I ran Wolf .223 through a Bushmaster several years ago, with the resultant horrendous jam from the steel casing after five or six rounds.
It happened repeatedly. So much so, that I stopped using it. Fortunately, I only bought a few boxes of it. These weapons are designed for brass cased ammo. Just my opinion, but I recommend using what it was designed to use.
ComBloc guns are designed for steel cased ammo. Never had a single failure to feed or extract with Wolf, Tula, Golden Tiger, etc., in my ComBloc stuff.
Ran “Brown Bear” 9mm bimetal cased ammo through my Glock 19; gun heated up after a few rounds, and a case locked up in the chamber.
I Can only surmise that the coating the Russkies use on their ammo gummed up and caused the problems, in both situations. I’m pretty anal about my cleaning my firearms, so it wasn’t anything related to dirt/grime, going in.
Again, just my experience with it. Other folks may have had ZERO problems with it.
Steel-cased ammo plays HELL with extractors.
My worst nightmare is a FTE, rather than a FTF.
I can fix FTF by going single-shot, if need be.
But, if I can’t get a case out of the rifle ...
I had a failure to extract coupled with the round behind it jamming at an angle in the chamber.
I invented new swear words that day along with more ancient curses, not uttered nor heard by human ears since the days of the Aztecs...
Effing nightmare, indeed... Never used steel case again, except where it was meant to be used...in Ivan’s guns.
The AK round has a nice, steep taper to it, which aids in extraction. Not so much for the AR rounds. I think this is why steel works so well in the Rooskie cartridges, even with the lacquer.
“...I think this is why steel works so well in the Rooskie cartridges, ...”
That, and they’re designed from the getski-goeski (nyuk, nyuk, nyuk) to use steel. The extractors are brutally tough.
Thanks for your comments of your experiences. My followup with my RRA LAR15:
First off, some time back I tried TulAmmo, futile, every 3rd round didn’t feed.
I ran 40 rounds of the Wolf WPA .223 through it today. Worked perfectly. Groups were nice.
I did note that the finished appearance of the steel cases was much better than the TulAmmo. I also did a thorough cleaning when I got back from the range. I went ahead and grabbed 200 more rounds to try in the next few weeks, weather permitting. I usually run 40-60 rounds through the AR per session. I’ll try to follow up after another session or two.
Wolf is pretty dirty but works fine. I use their “Military Classic” for plinking.
Just clean your rifle thoroughly at least every 500 rounds and you should be fine.
I usually clean after every session unless I plan on shooting within a couple of days or less. Got to maintain good habits.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.