We’ve reported on the California bullet-button ban-defeating ARMagLock. This is the first time I’ve seen one used in anger. And it’s laughable. That said, it’s easy for me to laugh from Texas. It’s not so funny for Golden State Gun owners, who can’t buy, own or operate a rifle with a detachable box magazine. Unless they’re members of law enforcement, of course.
Because cops need rifles that, you know, work. Whereas the common folk need rifles that prevent them from becoming efficient spree killers or terrorists. Because spree killers and terrorists couldn’t possibly get ahold of rifles with detachable box magazines or, I dunno, a pressure cooker. Or a large truck. Or something else seriously lethal. Oh wait . . .
If I lived in California, I’d be sorely tempted to keep a secret standard-issue detachable-box magazine rifle. You know; for emergencies.
To avoid incarceration, I wouldn’t take it out for fresh air. If I practiced with it at home, I’d do it indoors, behind drawn curtains. I’d always worry that I might be ratted-out by someone, somehow, resulting in a visit from the local constabulary, with a search warrant, SWAT mufti and all.
If I used my secret detachable-box magazine rifle during a defensive gun use, I’d be f*cked, regardless of whether or not the incident was deemed justifiable. Even if I could prove that the mag’s detachability saved my life and the life of, say, 20 kindergartners.
All of which makes me wonder what country Californians live in. Not the United States of America as originally envisioned, where the government is supposed to be more afraid of its citizens than its citizen are of their government. Clocking their unconstitutional, unconscionable gun control laws, it sounds more like Soviet Russia, where gun controls you.
Stand strong, California. We haven’t forgotten you.