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Shot NYPD cops luckier than police first realized —suspect Nakwon Foxworth had assault rifle in apt
NY Daily News ^ | april 9, 2012 | ROCCO PARASCANDOLA

Posted on 04/10/2012 5:27:11 AM PDT by lowbridge

Four cops shot inside a Brooklyn apartment would likely have been killed if the ex-con had reached for another weapon in his arsenal —a sawed-off assault rifle with military-grade bullets.

After the smoke cleared from the Easter Sunday gun battle, police found a Ruger Mini-14 known as a “poor man’s assault rifle.” It was loaded with bullets powerful enough to penetrate the ballistics shield Detective Kenneth Ayala carried into the apartment to protect the cops as they entered single file behind him.

Suspect Nakwon Foxworth, who was critically wounded in the shootout, fired a dozen shots from a 9-mm. handgun, but was steps away from the rifle.

“Foxworth was shot before he could reach for his sawed-off assault rifle. And a good thing, too,” said Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly. “It was loaded with 20 .223-caliber bullets, the kind the military uses.” Kelly couldn’t help but consider the worst-case scenario. “He could have done a lot more damage with an assault weapon he had no business possessing,” the city’s top cop said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: banglist; guns; newyork; secondamendment
The print edition of this story is worse in its misinformation and anti-gun hysteria and propaganda, for example, referring to the ruger as a "semi automatic assault weapon"
1 posted on 04/10/2012 5:27:19 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge; Joe Brower

This must be an error. Guns are illegal in NYC.


2 posted on 04/10/2012 5:30:45 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: lowbridge

“The print edition of this story is worse in its misinformation and anti-gun hysteria and propaganda, for example, referring to the ruger as a “semi automatic assault weapon”

CORRECTION: They refer to it as a “semi automatic assault rifle” in their print edition.


3 posted on 04/10/2012 5:32:26 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Travis McGee
Total agreement ~ this is either an error regarding the event, or it took place somewhere other than New York City.

Frankly I'm tired of the New York Daily News just reaching out and stealing other people's news stories.

4 posted on 04/10/2012 5:35:09 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: lowbridge
AKA the "Ruger Ranch Rifle" and someone needs to tell the Daily News that police body armor is designed to protect them from pistol, not rifle, bullets. I don't think it's much cheaper than an AR, either.


5 posted on 04/10/2012 5:36:11 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Sooth2222

I have one of these. Can’t hit anything with it, tho.


6 posted on 04/10/2012 5:38:27 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: lowbridge
>>a sawed-off assault rifle with military-grade bullets.

Whew! Lucky cop! At our gun club we use only 7.62 Shorts, which are just powerful enough to pierce paper at 200 yards.

7 posted on 04/10/2012 5:41:39 AM PDT by pabianice (")
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To: lowbridge

Ray Kelley is an idiot.


8 posted on 04/10/2012 5:44:22 AM PDT by PalmettoMason (South Carolinians need to start choosing a primary challenger to Nikki Haley NOW!!!!!!!)
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To: lowbridge

9 posted on 04/10/2012 5:51:02 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (Tagline removed at the request of someone who doesn't "get" Monty Python or Shakespeare.)
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To: lowbridge
The print edition of this story is worse in its misinformation and anti-gun hysteria and propaganda
The NYC tabloids have always been "sensational."
But the NY Daily News is so scummy, I always want to take a shower when I'm done.
10 posted on 04/10/2012 5:53:52 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Then one needs more practice.

The several I have would have no trouble making good hits out to 300 yards

11 posted on 04/10/2012 5:55:09 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: lowbridge

New York City is the only place in the WORLD that would call a Mini-14 an “assault rifle”. Please. It’s a nice rifle. But an “assault rifle” it isn’t. But then almost everything “they” (gun haters) call an assault rifle is not.

Must be full auto capable to be an assault rifle. Otherwise it’s just a rifle that “looks” like an assault rifle.

Idiots abound in these places.


12 posted on 04/10/2012 5:55:38 AM PDT by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: SolidRedState

An unregistered firearm in NYC in the possession of a felon? Nah, could not happen, it is illegal both city wide and federally. Was this printed on April 1st???


13 posted on 04/10/2012 6:00:10 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: lowbridge
“It was loaded with 20 .223-caliber bullets, the kind the military uses.”

Gen. David Petraeus took a “... .223-caliber bullet ... the kind the military uses.” through the chest and was out jogging two days later.

14 posted on 04/10/2012 6:06:19 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: pabianice
a sawed-off assault rifle

Rumor has it that gun collectors are giving hundreds of dollars for them.

They are a rare item.

15 posted on 04/10/2012 6:08:46 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: lowbridge

I gots to get me some of dem “military grade” assault bullets.


16 posted on 04/10/2012 6:10:20 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Ku Klux Klan is alive and well as the New Black Panthers, CBC and the NAACP)
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To: Mouton
Obviously, since it was unregistered and in the possession of a felon what we need is ... more gun laws! That way he could break/disregard 3 or 4 laws at once rather than just one or two. ;-/

Sadly, this is the (obviously faulty) logic of the gun grabbers.

WTH is a "sawed off" assault rifle? And why would you ever do it? I understand why you would "saw off" or shorten the barrel of a shotgun - in order to make it more maneuverable in tight spaces, spread the pattern quicker for rough point-and-shoot... But if you just want a short barrel semi-auto, get a pistol. Oh, wait, he had one of those. I think the Ruger was probably un-modified and the "reporter" was just going for sensationalism (gasp, no!) with the "sawed off" phrase because the weapon already has a relatively short barrel. Gee, I've got grand-dad's old lever action 30-30 with a short barrel. Is that a "sawed off" assault rifle? Back in his day they simply called it a "saddle gun."

Oh, and heavens above, he had "military" style ammunition for it. Lucky for the officers. Most people that know what they're doing use jacketed hollow points for home defense. They do far more tissue damage when they hit. However, armed forces are not allowed to use them (Geneva convention). I think I'd rather get a "simple" through-and-through from a FMJ round rather than a fist sized hole punched in me by a JHP. More stupid sensationalism by the "reporter" with "military" bullets. sheesh

17 posted on 04/10/2012 6:16:14 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: lowbridge
Bullets like the military uses? You don't say.

Coupled with a semi-automatic assault weapon, no less!

One solitary nutjob (who got hisself shot, good riddance), this is serious! The government needs to do something!

18 posted on 04/10/2012 6:34:03 AM PDT by NakedRampage (Puttin' the "stud" in Bible study)
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To: Sooth2222

I just priced one of these last week - $700 to $800, depending on what kind of “extras’ you want.


19 posted on 04/10/2012 6:41:40 AM PDT by Basil Duke
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To: Sooth2222; lowbridge
The mini-14 in the apartment looked something like this, but sawed off:


20 posted on 04/10/2012 6:41:54 AM PDT by caveat emptor (Zippity Do Dah)
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To: ThunderSleeps
Yup, that “sawed-off” Mini-14 was REALLY scary looking in the photos! The perp fitted it with an after market Choate folding stock (and removed the butt stock). He then cutoff the barrel just ahead of the gas block and the whole thing was topped with a scope having a 50 or 52mm objective. Now exactly what the perp thought he was going to hit with this rig is difficult to tell. Under the best of circumstances, the Mini-14 is NOT a tack-driving rifle and less so with a chopped barrel. The 20 round magazine really makes this rig look scary to the NYPD and NYC media pukes. Serious shooters take one look and laugh themselves silly.
21 posted on 04/10/2012 6:45:47 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: lowbridge

ooooowwwwww. Military-grade bullets. Those are really scary. Their only purpose is to kill people. Run for the hills. They use them in those assualt rifles like the mini 14. LOL


22 posted on 04/10/2012 7:01:09 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: lowbridge
police found a Ruger Mini-14 known as a “poor man’s assault rifle.”

Perhaps in NYC a rifle that retails for ~$700 is for a "poor man."

23 posted on 04/10/2012 7:02:44 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: lowbridge

If it were a mini-30 it would have been more impressive story,,, imho


24 posted on 04/10/2012 7:04:17 AM PDT by ßuddaßudd
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To: lowbridge

****with military-grade bullets. ****

I’m glad I set my coffee down before I read this. I would have spewed all over my computer.

Military FMJ bullets are banned from hunting because they are NOT DEADLY ENOUGH.

Hunting bullets are banned by the rules of war as being TOO DEADLY.

Both would punch right through a vest.


25 posted on 04/10/2012 7:04:44 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: lowbridge

A question: Did Ray Kelley wet himself when he talked about the “assault” rifle?


26 posted on 04/10/2012 7:08:55 AM PDT by Redcloak (Mitt Romney: Puttin' the "Country club" back in "Republican".)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
This is the good stuff. Yes, it is real ammo.


27 posted on 04/10/2012 7:11:29 AM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

We had Mini-14. It was a POS. Talk about inaccurate. Thats with a full barrel. Saw it off and who knows where the shot will go.


28 posted on 04/10/2012 8:18:11 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Sooth2222

There’s not a pickup cab in North Dakota that doesn’t have a Ranch Rifle in it somewhere.


29 posted on 04/10/2012 8:41:38 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Georgia Girl 2
We had Mini-14. It was a POS.

Ruger completely redesigned the Mini-14 & 30 a few years ago. Both in the gun itself and how it was made.

The new ones are indeed accurate.

30 posted on 04/10/2012 8:53:27 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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