MSNBC anchor and gun enthusiast — yes gun enthusiast — Rachel Maddow sets up a straw man in this segment and shoots it to pieces. “As long as people were’t being frisked . . . it’s understandable” that the Pulse nightclub killer could get a handgun and spare ammunition into a nightclub. Hello? Pulse patrons were frisked. If Ms. Maddow didn’t know that, she should have.
Anyway, the anchor seizes on the SIG SAUER’s MCX foldable stock and reduced recoil as the key to its suitability for mass murder. It’s “super small” so “you can hide in your coat”! Here’s a pic of a SIG SAUER MCX — with its standard-issue 18″ barrel — folded, held against my chest and positioned “under” a jacket.
Bottom line: the SIG SAUER MCX is not a highly concealable weapon. And while the recoil may be less than a “standard” AR-15, we’re talking about a teeny tiny little bullet fired from a gun that doesn’t recoil much, period.
More to the point[lessness], what difference does any of this make? The same features that make the MCX “frighteningly easy to handle” make it “wonderfully easy to handle” for Americans exercising their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms.