Question of the Day: Is Bushmaster the New Uzi?

 

“Port Authority cop Jeffrey Haner was busted on possession of two illegal assault weapons, including the same type of Bushmaster rifle used in the Newtown massacre,” the anti-AR nypost.com reports. “Haner’s .223-caliber Bushmaster and Chinese-made Norinco rifle were fitted with accessories including flash suppressors that made them illegal assault weapons under New Jersey law, police said. He was charged on Dec. 21 with two counts of possessing an assault weapon without a permit, police said. The maximum penalty for each charge is five years in prison.” The headline calls the rifles in question “Newtown-Style.” I know it’s a horrible thing to ask, but has Bushmaster become this generation’s Uzi: the evil gun? I wonder who, if anyone, is gonna buy the brand. And whether or not they’ll buy it to shut it down. Stranger things . . .