Skip to comments.Nakwon Foxworth, who allegedly shot four cops this weekend, had an awful arsenal (barf alert)
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 weapons killing power is well known. Sometimes called the poor mans 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 Foxworths 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 ...
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.
I sure didn’t. Learn something new every day.
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.
I don’t know about the rest of the country, but in Idaho a .223 is for varmints.
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".
Whoever wrote this probably wet themselves in the process.
(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?
Last year I picked up a new (or near perfect, hard to tell) SKS for $110.
With all the ammo expended on THE A-TEAM did they ever hit anyone?
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.
The MSM never ceases to amaze me with their ignorance on firearms. Next they will call hollow points exploding.
So a would-be cop killer can have guns, but law abiding citizens can’t?
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.
The mini 14 wasn't affected by the assault weapons ban and there were plenty of high capacity mags available, as well.
I don’t see a photo of the perp at the link. One of Holders’ people?
Since when is a Mini 14 chambered in 9mm?
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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.