New York Post Writer HORRIFIED By an 8-Round Henry .22 Rifle Christmas Ad

Henry AR-7 survival rifle


The quote of the day is presented by

There are few things that terrify a New York-based member of the media more than the idea of normal people out in America doing normal things. Things like plinking and having a little fun with a firearm.

So you can imagine the level of alarm that resulted when a New York Post columnist somehow received an email ad from Henry for a terrifying weapon of war like the AR-7. A rifle millions of Americans would love to find under the tree Christmas morning.

For those who are unfamiliar with the gun — which no doubt includes the Post’s scribe — the AR-7 is a tiny .22 LR rifle that packs a full eight rounds of fearsome New York SAFE Act-compliant firepower in each magazine.

Why civilians in this modern age are still allowed to freely purchase this kind of weaponry remains an infuriating mystery.

Sure, there’s the Second Amendment. But the founders of this country, when they were drafting this amendment, had no idea what kind of guns would be invented two hundred years later that could kill large groups of people instantaneously.

But I also understand the allure of guns and their role in family traditions. I’ve shot guns — an Uzi was my choice in the automatic variety — and I understand the thrill.

Here’s one thing, however, that I can’t understand.

I got an email the other day from the Henry Repeating Arms company. In the subject line was this: “Nothing says ‘Merry Christmas’ Like An AR-7.”

And nothing says “idiot” like the person who wrote that line.

In case you don’t know guns, an AR-7 is a semi-automatic rifle that can be used to defend your family, go hunting and — in the wrong hands — kill a lot of people.

– John Crudele in A nauseating Christmas gun ad killed my holiday spirit


  1. avatar Gregory Peter DuPont says:

    Behold! A (Giant Bundle Of Sticks)!
    Look! A (British Term For A Cigarette)!

    1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

      1. avatar 007 says:

        This are old good days when South Part used to be funny.

        1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

          Xi Jinping does look a lot like Winnie the Pooh, though.

        2. avatar Turkey says:

          Actually, the journalist was appalled at the unreliability of an 8-shot .22 semi auto. Shooting eight times in a row should be child’s play. Oops. poor word choice. I mean easy. The AR7 is notorious for jamming up, having pricy aftermarket magazines, a soft receiver spring, and of course a non-waterproof case/buttstock.

          Come on Henry, Make this rifle worth its legacy. Not the stamped steel mess it is now unless you cut the price in half or more. Somehow Ruger can produce the 10/22 for about the same price an it is a thousand times better. Add another hundred and you’ve got a Takedown that is not even in the same universe as the sluggish jam-0-matic Henry.

        3. avatar FedUp says:

          I thought Board Girls had its moments.

        4. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

          “The AR7 is notorious for jamming up, having pricy aftermarket magazines, a soft receiver spring, and of course a non-waterproof case/buttstock.”

          The new ones are just fine, ant it’s not supposed to be “waterproof”. Its designed to *float*, and it does quite well, you ‘turkey’… )

    2. avatar michael says:

      A MIG-15!

    3. avatar jwm says:

      What does a leftist have in common with an ar7? Both can have their muzzles shoved up their butt stocks.

      1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

        Night Club Drummer: *Ta-dummm Tiss*

      2. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

        JWM, you’re gonna *love* this one –

        Hasbro, the toy company for little kids, now owns…

        Gangster-rap label “Death Row Records” –

  2. avatar JDS says:

    What a fool. Idiot can’t begin to describe a reporter who would get his panties in a wad over an AR7

    1. avatar Craig in IA says:

      Hey- EVERYBODY knows that AR stands for “Assault Rifle”…

      1. avatar SAFEupstateFML says:

        I honestly think that may have been the thought process. And from our more ‘conservative’ paper to boot.

        1. avatar Reason says:

          I hardly consider socialist much more conservative than communist.

        2. avatar SAFEupstateFML says:

          Post not Times more of a tabloid really but about as conservative (think moderate republican) as the state has for a larger distribution.

    2. avatar Kevin says:

      To be fair, the same reporter probably also calls the dry cleaners “Nazis” when they don’t press his slacks correctly.

      1. avatar Jonathan-Houston says:

        Sounds about right. I used to work with a guy who once got a single ping from a traffic cop’s siren as a warning to slow down in the school zone the cop was monitoring that morning. The guy then spent much of the rest of the day complaining to us about what a police state we’re living in. Oh, the humanity!

      2. avatar 𝓟𝓻𝓮𝓼𝓼 𝓟𝓾𝓫𝓵𝓲𝓼𝓱𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓟𝓻𝓸𝓹𝓪𝓰𝓪𝓷𝓭𝓪 says:

        Why c̶i̶v̶i̶l̶i̶a̶n̶s̶ 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴 in this modern age are still allowed to freely p̶u̶r̶c̶h̶a̶s̶e̶ 𝘱𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘩 this kind of w̶e̶a̶p̶o̶n̶r̶y̶ 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘢 remains an infuriating mystery.

        The 3 P’s; 𝓟𝓻𝓮𝓼𝓼 𝓟𝓾𝓫𝓵𝓲𝓼𝓱𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓟𝓻𝓸𝓹𝓪𝓰𝓪𝓷𝓭𝓪

        1. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

          Does TTAG have that funky font built-into their comment code?

        2. avatar SAFEupstateFML says:

          Hush now enjoy your mocking bird

    3. avatar Someone says:

      He is not an idiot. He is a part of mainstream media. He has a job to do – brainwash the public into believing that guns are bad, mkay, shooting is bad, mkay, any mention of guns is bad, even thinking about guns is bad! Mkay?!

      How else can they convince the majority that it’s alright to infringe on RKTBA of the minority, the Constitution be damned? How else can they disarm all those deplorables and then instill the socialist utopia?

      This “journalist” just goes with the program.

  3. avatar Dan W says:

    More likely it was the “Merry Christmas” that triggered him.

    Reminders of Christ are anathema to some.

    1. avatar Dean Cascio says:


    2. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

      Or the word ‘merry’. Lefties aren’t exactly a fun bunch.

      1. avatar Paul says:

        They prefer to be gay.

        1. avatar Broke_It says:

          I miss the days when gay meant “fun and happy” not “uppity and bitchy”

        2. avatar Someone says:

          Broke-it, just try to take it up your keister and see how happy and fun you will be! 😋

        3. avatar Dave G. says:

          Me too. There is an old song that goes, “…and we’ll all feel gay when Johnny come marching home again.” Dates back to the Civil War. Has nothing to do with that other, more recent meaning of “gay.”

    3. avatar Reason says:

      Yep. And put Christmas and AR anything together in the same sentence gives them the vapers.

  4. avatar Nemesis-Black says:

    An AR -7 is a scary rifle (due to the “assault rifle” in the name) but no where near the terror a Glock 7 could do. Sarc btw

    1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

      He probably thinks it’s a porcelain AR-15 that can be walked right through airport security without being detected.

      1. avatar NJ2AZ says:

        he probably doesn’t dwell too much on the Glock 7 on account of costing more than he makes in a month

        1. avatar Southern Cross says:

          And I thought the Glock 7 was an entrenching tool or a lantern. My history must be wrong that the Glock 17 was their first foray into firearms beating the Steyr GB for an Austrian military contract.

          Yes I know the Glock 7 is a reference to the second Die Hard movie.

        2. avatar Hannibal and the Elephants says:

          Southern Cross, wasn’t the Glock 7 the knife rejected by the Austrian military, per the reenactment video on the Glock website?

        3. avatar strych9 says:

          You’d be surprised what he makes in a month.

  5. avatar GunnyGene says:

    Ahh, yes. The terrifying mag dump of a .22lr AR7 is indeed something to behold. Absolutely devastating – if you’re a cantaloupe. 😉

    1. avatar Phil Wilson says:

      Or a rabbit. But if you were going rapid fire, you’d only expect to hit with the first shot. But perhaps if there were several rabbits packed very close together and willing to hold still until the shooter was finished firing. Yes, a horrible massacre.

      1. avatar LarryinTX says:

        Personally, I would not twust the wascally wabbits!

        Come on, guys, this nincompoop simply has to be joking, doesn’t he?

        1. avatar Voldamort says:

          The insane don’t joke around. It would appear that whatever took their last brain cells… got their sense of humor too. Probably humor cannot exist without a brain to exist in.

    2. avatar gary says:

      Dont tell anyone, but the AR-7 is a fully semi automatic rifle!

      1. avatar J GIbbons says:

        But I don’t think it has the barrel shroud thing that goes up. So, not quite as massacre-y.

        1. avatar Porridgeweasel says:

          Don’t forget that it has no granade/chainsaw/BAYONET attachment.

          Much safer that way.

        2. avatar Gary says:

          It’s a .22 Lethal Round and the bullet is only 0.003″ smaller than the AR-15’s.

  6. avatar Marcus says:

    I dont know what to say.

    1. avatar SAFEupstateFML says:

      Merry Christmas

    2. avatar Phil Wilson says:

      Nothing. It seems the Post doesn’t have a mechanism for public comments.

      1. avatar BoG 2.0 says:

        “Nothing. It seems the Post doesn’t have a mechanism for public comments”

        God forbid they be called out on their idiocy.

      2. avatar Mark says:

        You can email the author! I highly recommend it. At the end of my email I told him to FOAD. I feel better now.

        1. avatar Hush says:

          If the mere picture of the Henry AR-7 scares the fellow/what ever, then how do you think the comments posted here would affect him?

      1. avatar Voldamort says:

        I’ll bet it won’t work for much longer though………

  7. avatar The Rookie says:

    “At just 3.5 pounds, this sounds perfect also for people who want to wreak havoc on society, especially since the AR-7 “can carry a large quantity of ammunition without adding much weight to your gear.” And it can be disassembled, so you can sneak it into places like schools and movie theaters. ”

    LOL. What a maroon, as Bugs would say.

    1. avatar Dan W says:

      Didn’t the military issue these at one point? Weapons of war I say!

      1. avatar Chris. says:

        As an Aircrew survival weapon yes.

      2. avatar Anymouse says:

        Depends on what you mean by “military.” The US Air Force adopted the similar looking AR-5 (bolt-action .22 Hornet) as the MA-1, but the intended B-70 supersonic bomber program was cancelled and only 12 were bought. The Israelis issued the AR-7 in their Air Force.

        1. avatar LarryinTX says:

          Are you sure? I thought the AR-7 was part of a survival kit at one point, in a seat pack for an ejection seat or a rubber raft. I can’t swear to it, I was never trained on it, so you could be right. I was trained on gyrojets, but not AR-7s.

        2. avatar Old Guy in Montana says:

          Always wanted to fire a Gyrojet. Understand that they could be fired underwater…so cool.

        3. avatar Someone says:

          Anything can be fired under water. The effect is usually rather pathetic though.

        4. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

          “Anything can be fired under water. ”

          I have a muzzle-loader that says “Bullshit”… 😉

        5. avatar Sam Hill says:

          USAF issued similar rifle in 1963 or ’64 to me as a survival tool while flying to Elmendorf AFB in Alaska in case we had to bail out over the wilderness. Could have kept it for a case of beer to the supply Sergeant. Turned it in, didn’t think it was worth a three dollar case of Bud back then, still don’t.

  8. avatar Pete says:

    I was terrified when I received an ad for a “Pointed Stick”!

    1. avatar Big Bill says:

      I’ve actually seen people use these same pointed sticks on, oh what do they call them… phones, or tablets, or some such (obviously code words).
      And when I confront them about using such dangerous weapons of war (you’ve no doubt heard of spears and lances), they spout some nonsense such as “I have a first amendment right,” when obviously the founding fathers had no idea that such diabolical devices would come into being in their future.
      We see all the time that people choose to drive their cars (again, something the founding fathers couldn’t possibly predict) and attempting to use these infernal devices, lose control of their cars and killing innocent people, often children!
      I demand these devices be controlled now (for the children)!
      If elected, and congress refuses to do their duty, I will use my power to outlaw and confiscate these devices ON DAY ONE of my first (of many) term.

      1. avatar Upstate Bill says:

        Especially hafta get rid of those with fully automatic transmissions (only there so drunks don’t need to shift), and Power steering (so they can maneuver easier and not spill their drink), and spoilers, and mag wheels, and racing stripes, and fuzzy dice, and…. [sorry- I’m having trouble TRYING to be that stupid!]

        1. avatar DrDKW says:

          You’re talking about those scary features! Don’t forget BLACK paint-jobs!

        2. avatar Southern Cross says:

          And don’t forget racing stripes, because they make the cars go faster.

        3. avatar Hush says:

          We have to reduce the gas tanks to a 10 quart capacity. Can’t have them going too far when running over things!

        4. avatar Someone says:

          Make that 10 ounces. We cannot let the crazed mass killers get up to speed and plow into a crowd. The forced refueling stops give people time to run away or tackle the active driver.

      2. avatar Hannibal and the Elephants says:

        I’m all for confiscating all “Assault “Cars,” and I call first dibs on Ferraris and Lamborghinis.

  9. avatar Sgt Bruce says:

    Our founding fathers had no idea of the mass casualty potential of future weapons like a modern commercial airliner, a car bomb or a triggered teenager raised without a father figure, violent video games, pumped full of modern drugs meant to lobotomize them.

  10. avatar kap says:

    bet they become dinner after Teotwawki

  11. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Gee, I wonder how he got on their email list?………

    1. avatar James Campbell says:

      Someone could have put him on their mailing list.
      I purchased M Blumburg NRA memberships for a few years (2012 thru 2017 IIRC), found his address online.
      Still waiting for thank you cards Mikey.

  12. avatar MB says:

    The offended forgot to mention “Military Grade Weapon of War” since the AR-7 was initially designed for and used as a survival rifle for air crews than might have to ditch behind enemy lines…. And I applaud Anthony Imperato, serves as President and owner of Henry Repeating Arms, for having the courage to put Henry ads on Fox News Channels. My wife saw the ad and said to me “Do you want one?, they’er made in America”

    1. avatar former water walker says:

      Hey FOX also advertises Shoot Point Blank at least on Tucker Carlson(God bless him). All the networks are NOT the same!

    2. avatar Stev says:

      She sounds like a keeper.

    3. avatar LarryinTX says:

      I don’t think “enemy lines” factored into the AR-7, it was intended to put food over the campfire in a nuclear war survival situation, where somebody coming for you was unlikely.

  13. avatar Old Guy in Montana says:

    An AR7 MUST be at least 7/15’ths as terrifying as a dreaded AR15 to the pusillanimous putzes of the Post.

  14. avatar forp says:

    This guys “holiday spirit” was killed by a gun add from henry? He would have a full on seizure if he saw the emails I get on a daily basis.

    1. avatar Paul says:

      Maybe you can forward your emails to him? *evil laugh*

      1. avatar BoG 2.0 says:

        Someone needs to sign him up for Palmetto State Armory’s list. 10-a-days!..;-)>

        1. avatar Hush says:

          He may need Red Flagging! He seems to be a danger to himself,!

  15. avatar Tom Bont says:

    From the article: “Sure, there’s the Second Amendment. But the founders of this country, when they were drafting this amendment, had no idea what kind of guns would be invented two hundred years later that could kill large groups of people instantaneously.”

    I have refused to take these kinds of arguments seriously unless written on parchment, with ink and quill, and delivered to my door from atop horseback.

    1. avatar Dude says:

      I hear this argument quite a bit lately despite there being evidence to the contrary. Where do they get this idea anyway? It sounds made up.

      1. avatar forp says:

        They get the idea that the founding fathers couldn’t have conceived of such weapons because they seriously thought they only had muskets, sabers and cannons.

        What people don’t realize is that there were large advancements in weaponry when the 2A was devised. I wont name them all, but things like rockets, grenades, cannons and the Puckle gun (a cannon with a cylinder like a revolver that could fire quickly) were all known to the founding fathers.

        It would be disingenuous to think that the architects of the 2A didn’t see the rapid advancements in weapons technology and not give the amendment fore-thought.

        Another thing to add is that other than WW1 & WW2, the bloodiest wars in history happened during times when guided missiles, automatic weapons and atomic bombs weren’t a thing.

        Has advancements in weapons saved peoples lives, as Paul Harrell would say “you be the judge”.

      2. avatar MyName says:

        Yeah, it is made up and they probably get it from anti-gun information clearing houses like the Brady Bunch and the Demanding Moms. Obviously, it is a demonstrable fact that the founding fathers were aware of and, in fact, in favor of development and advancement in firearms (and other weapons) technology.

        The reason they spout this is because their goal is to first curtail, then eliminate the right of the people to keep and bear arms and, if they can undermine (in their minds) the logic of the 2A, then that is a step in their preferred direction.

        This guy just picked a stupid hill to die on because, a .22 plinker with only an 8 round magazine is hardly a gun “that could kill large groups of people instantaneously.” (Ignoring that the word “instantaneously” is, in and of itself, hyperbolic.)

      3. avatar Chuckers says:

        The left don’t need facts when they feel something is a certain way. They feel guns are evil so therefore they are evil. End of discussion.

    2. avatar Old Guy in Montana says:


  16. avatar Dude says:

    The funny thing is, this fool would probably be okay with my walnut stock Model 60, despite it having nearly twice the magazine capacity. It’s all about the feelz.

    1. avatar MyName says:

      Depends on how it is described – he obviously knows nothing about guns.

      If I described your 60 as:

      “Marlin’s venerable, high capacity, magazine fed, rifle. Loved for years because of it’s light weight, easy handling and reliable semi-automatic action. All the firepower you need for a day in the woods with the kids.”

      Then he would think it was terrifying that people were out in the woods with “High capacity” and “All the firepower” and “the kids” and the dreaded “semi-automatic”.

      Dude’s an idiot and, even though he looked a tiny bit into the history of the AR-7, he never figured out that it is a compact, inexpensive, low capacity .22 plinker/survival gun.

    2. avatar Stev says:

      You’re probably ok. I, on the other hand, have the extremely evil black Marlin 795 “assault rifle” that holds 10 evil rounds in a high-capacity assault magazine.

  17. avatar DaveL says:

    Every Fudd who thinks the gun control nuts won’t be coming after their hunting rifle or shotgun next needs to see this.

    1. avatar Old Guy in Montana says:

      You mean “Scoped Sniper Rifles” and “Trenchguns”…naw, never happen, the FUDD’s are self-deluding where THEIR guns are concerned.

      1. avatar aircooled says:

        Nobody needs a double barrel shotgun. One barrel is all anyone needs for hunting. Elmer Fudd should be required to turn in is second barrel to the Gov’t in a buy back.

        1. avatar MyName says:

          But Slow Joe told me to shoot through the door with both barrels. I thought no one needed a fully-semi-auto multi-cam 30 caliber clip gun with 100 bullets per second in it. I can’t keep up with what no one needs, it seems.

        2. avatar J Gibbons says:

          Actually, I think Crazy Uncle Joe’s latest invention was the magazine with 100 clips in it.

    2. avatar Southern Cross says:

      But that will require the Fudds to pull their heads either out of the sand or their sphinctoral orifice. Performing such a paradigm shift will make their heads explode.

    3. avatar Red in CO says:

      “No one needs the ability to kill someone from 800 yards away! Ban sniper rifles!” And then the Fudds will be all surprised Pikachu. I personally know a few fudds and they’re at least as bad as anti gun leftists and only slightly more knowledgeable about firearms

  18. avatar jonndoe says:

    You know….I don’t think anyone should tell him that that riffle also breaks down to fit Inside the stock…..unless you think that It will be that last little push to give him that massive heart attack were all hoping for before he can write another article or reproduce.

    1. avatar J Gibbons says:

      And it’s camo, so you can’t even see it!

      1. avatar LarryinTX says:

        And, when all packed up, it FLOATS!!! How incredibly evil!

        1. avatar MyName says:

          It is *supposed* to float. YMMV

        2. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

          He knows that, it was *sarcasm*. He was USAF aircrew in Vietnam…

  19. avatar Dev says:

    Dude got an email from Henry and Henry only sends emails to people on their mailing list. This is 100% manufactured outrage.

  20. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

    “Here’s one thing, however, that I can’t understand.”

    It would appear to be more than one thing the Effing Moron doesn’t understand,Leftards are so clueless.

  21. avatar jonndoe says:

    Think we should Email this to him
    Yes I know I’m an evil little man.

    1. avatar jonndoe says:

      Just keep scrolling down and wait for It.

      1. avatar Cloudbuster says:

        R. B. Mark I Anti-Tank Rifle! $98.50! Send me ten!

        1. avatar Stev says:

          From California, no less.

    2. avatar DrDKW says:

      Because nothing says “Festive” like firepower!

  22. avatar Ogre says:

    This left-wing urban guy has probably never stepped beyond the borders of New York City (although I’m at a loss to explain his experience with an Uzi, unless he got it in the Bronx), and he seems to be one of those look-down-his-long-blue-nose types that tolerates what lesser beings like about Christmas. I can remember ads for AR-7s since I was a kid (I’m 70), so I’m left to wonder what he’d think of my Brown Bess (the rapid fire wonder of its day – four rounds per minute!). This guy is either a major-league snowflake operating entirely on feelz, or part of the sinister left-wing propaganda machine trying to villainize all guns of any sort in any way he can.

    1. avatar Southern Cross says:

      And probably doesn’t know the difference between .22LR and .223 Remington. To him they are both 22 calibers.

  23. avatar Darkman says:

    I for one relish in the fact that these SnowFlakes fear firearms and the people who own and use them. That fear will prevent them from being any real threat to those willing to stand up and fight for Freedom from Tyranny. When the time comes they will be nothing more than cannon fodder in the fight for OUR Rights. Theirs will be a part of the Blood used to refresh the Tree of Liberty. As depicted on the Battle Flag of George Washington. Keep Your Powder Dry.

  24. avatar GunnyGene says:

    “This guy is either a major-league snowflake operating entirely on feelz, or part of the sinister left-wing propaganda machine trying to villainize all guns of any sort in any way he can.”
    Both. In spades.

  25. avatar Hal_Greaves says:

    That article has got to be some elaborate shitpost, it can’t be real

  26. avatar Darkman says:

    For your reading pleasure:

    Florida man guns down AK-47-wielding robber: ‘Not going to go out like a punk’

    By Ben Feuerherd

    November 27, 2019 | 2:21am | Updated

    A man in Florida told police and a local news station that he gunned down an AK-47-wielding robber because he didn’t want to “go out like a punk.”

    The man, 60-year-old Donovan Stewart, told CBS Miami that the robber pointed the automatic weapon at him while he, his wife and his son were in his van early Monday in the Liberty City section of Miami.

    “He put an AK-47 to my damn face,” Stewart told the news station.

    “I am from Kingston town in Jamaica, and I am not going to go out like a punk. So I emptied my Glock in his chest,” Stewart added.

    The robber was declared dead a short time later, according to the report.

    Stewart told the news station that he’s a member of the NRA and has several permits to carry concealed weapons.

    A police official added that investigators believe the slaying was a case of self-defense.

    “I am going to defend my life and those I love,” Stewart told CBS Miami.

    “My family is innocent and just don’t put an AK-47 in my face. I will not allow that to happen.

    1. avatar Old Guy in Montana says:

      I do love a happy ending!

      Here is an immigrant who understands the gist and scope of the Second Amendment.

    2. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

      A Black man who admitted on camera he is a member of the NRA, and owns a Glock!

      The ‘mad mommies’ will be in *SHOCK*!!!

  27. avatar Wally1 says:

    So, the AR7 survival rifle is still being made. Years ago, I almost bought one, however the quality was so bad I was unsure if it could actually fire a few rounds without it failing. Maybe the new ones made by Henry firearms are better, something to check out.

  28. avatar BoG 2.0 says:

    “The man, 60-year-old Donovan Stewart, told CBS Miami that the robber pointed the automatic weapon at him while he, his wife and his son were in his van early Monday in the Liberty City section of Miami.”

    It really was an honest-to-God AUTOMATIC weapon???

  29. avatar enuf says:

    You can comment on the NY Post’s Facebook page. Here is a link:
    OPINION: A nauseating Christmas gun ad killed my holiday spirit

  30. avatar Joseph Quixote says:

    I don’t believe this fool shot a full auto Uzi unless he was in Israel’s army. My bet is that he knows nothing about guns at all.

    1. avatar Dan W says:

      New York, anti gun, in the media. Yea IDF is a good guess.

  31. avatar The Taxman says:

    So I was born in 1948! 71 now and wondering what is going on with America????

    When I was in the YMCA youth programs, the Boy Scouts and Explorers, on my High School shooting team back in the 60’s, every boy who was 12 years old had a .22 rifle that was their second generation gun right after their air propelled pellet rifle. We all started with a Ruger .22 single shot and then, once we passed the NRA Safety Class and got our Merit Badges, we upgraded to a Ruger .22 with a clip and multiple rounds. Many of us eventually got a .22 semi automatic with an 8 round clip or cartridge. But we ALL knew the rules, the safety and we obeyed all the laws. Properly supervised by our parents, our teachers, our scout leaders, our YMCA staff we probably shot a few thousand rounds each year, and even took our guns to our High School campus, locked them in our locker and then went to range practice ON CAMPUS, then back home again. No one ever got hurt and we ALL knew the safety rules. And we had local police officers show us safety tips and sponsor our events. What has happened since then? Most of us went in the military when we turned 18/19 and went to Vietnam. We then got to shoot the BIG guns, or in my case, arm F-4 Fighter planes with Nuclear weapons and missiles! Of course I was 19 then and could not vote or drink, but could carry a fully automatic weapon and arm airplanes that could kill hundreds of the enemy in one strike! Back in the day, if a crook tried to use a gun to rob someone they were quickly taken out and if they survived got 50+ years in prison. What happened??? Mainly parents stopped teaching their children and left the “indoctrination” to the soon-to-be liberal/socialist public school systems. No discipline, no education, just indoctrination. And no responsibility! My Dad would have surely punished me for any violations of his trust. I never feared the school authorities, but if I did wrong I definitely knew my Mom and Dad would severely punish me and take away my privileges. Shame the current youth have no idea of integrity, honesty, love of Country, loyalty and honor. A rifle for Christmas = a great gift of Trust and Honor! Merry Christmas!

    1. avatar moreadventuresonotherplanets says:

      Sadly your living in a past world that no longer exists. We only had about 200 million people back in 1948 not 330 million people that we have today. Wages were high enough so just the man had to work, family life was stable, the women stayed home and properly raised the children and divorce was rare. Now I know the younger generation would never believe that but in my class of kids there was only 1 kid that came from a divorced family, just one. Today you would probably find zero kids that are not from a broken home. Drug addictions was much lower as well. As you can see its impossible to ever go back to “the good old days” when it was safe to walk down the streets even at night , people seldom locked their doors even at night, people actually got vacations that the whole family went on and when people retired they often made as much as when they were working. All gone with the wind because of an infestation of a controlling corrupt rich oligarchy, the 1 per cent who now own everything including us.

      The only good news is that we were the first generation to realize that the Government was not always acting in our best interest and we realized after the scandals of the Daniel Elsberg papers that our government lied to us about Vietnam as well. The American people began to see themselves as they really were, a very war like people where life was considered cheap and not just against foreign people but against ourselves as well.

      1. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

        “Now I know the younger generation would never believe that but in my class of kids there was only 1 kid that came from a divorced family, just one. Today you would probably find zero kids that are not from a broken home.”

        Homes were still plenty broken back then, but the parents stayed together “for the kids”. So the kids got lessons in how parents behaved, you know, like endless bickering and fighting, utter contempt for each other. Dad escaped by drinking, and mom probably did as well. What a good thing cops just made sure the drunks got home safe.

        The “Good old days” my ass…

        1. avatar moreadventuresonotherplanets says:

          You are partially right about that but the majority of homes back in the day were not as you describe. The reasons there are more divorces today is complex but it involves a much lower standard of living which forces the woman to work and the lower purchasing power and lack of money even with two people working puts pressures on husband and wife that are often overwhelming. Its a fact that study after study done prove that children who grow up in broken homes and lack adult supervision because both parents work develop behavior problems. Overall the studies prove family life actually did exist in the 40’s and 50’s and 60’s. Family life today has for the most part ceased to exist altogether. The consequences have been catastrophic for today’s society.

          And you mentioned drunks. No Cops did not make sure drunks got home ok. Back then the death rate by drunk drivers was far higher. Today drunks often get the book thrown at them and do jail time before they end up killing people. They still do kill people but not at the rates they used to. So in this instance today is better.

    2. avatar GluteusMaximus says:

      They used to have .22 cal rifles at the shooting gallery at the state fair

  32. avatar Joseph Roland Klauzer says:

    In 2018, 293 people will killed with rifles of all kinds. This number has been going down despite the brisk sales of AR-7’s.

    1. avatar MyName says:

      Maybe the “7” is the total number of people that have been killed with an AR-7 since it’s introduction 60 years ago.

      1. avatar Anymouse says:

        More than that. The bogus Hit Man manual from Paladin Press recommended it (and shooting people in the eye). You would then use a rat-tail file to mess up the rifling and discard the various pieces. Several idiots used the “advice” in the book and were, unsurprisingly, caught.

  33. avatar uncommon_sense says:

    And nothing says “idiot” like the person who wrote that line.

    Oh, the irony. It is so thick it is choking me!

    1. avatar MyName says:

      Yeah, I had to check the original article to be sure that wasn’t an editorial comment with improper indentation. Nope, author said that – oh the irony, indeed.

  34. avatar GS650G says:

    This AR7 is camouflaged so it can be smuggled undetected everywhere. Quick we need a ban.

  35. avatar NORDNEG says:

    I’d be more terrified of New Yorkers moving to my area & bringing their B S with them… & their savior M. Bloomberg doesn’t stand a chance of becoming a man let alone the President.

  36. avatar Scooter says:

    Well, there were some .22 rifles as part of the lend-lease program, so technically I suppose the round is military round? HORRIFYING!

  37. avatar Timothy Toroian says:

    He needs to get out in the country a bit. I had a relative who married an NYC lady and when they were once out in rural areas she didn’t know the difference between a cow and a pig. Henry should send a recording of the Thousand Gun shoot they did in 2016!

  38. avatar Chris T in KY says:

    I tell people I own two AR’s. An AR-7 I got first. And an AR-15 I got 2 years latter. Weapons of War??? I wish I had a select fire switch.
    I find it remarkable in the 1970s I watched gun ads on TV in Sacramento California. Ads from a sporting goods store. Then they stopped. There were never any newspaper ad inserts for guns back then.
    Now in TN and KY I see newspaper ad inserts for guns all the time. There are radio ads for guns and gun training at local ranges. What a difference 35+ years makes. Also moving to a much freer part of the country helps.

  39. avatar Rubiconcrossed says:

    I would imagine that all the .22 Rim Fire tubular magazine guns that hold more than 10 rounds will have to be destroyed after the 2020 elections. I passed up a really nice .22 with a tubular magazine last week that was very expensive but I did not want to take such a huge loss for it next year when they are all melted down when Bloomy starts his wave of mass destruction of all semi-auto guns. I bought a Thompson Center single shot rifle instead and played it safe.

    Since the AR-7 has a detachable barrel I imagine it will be banned as well.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      You live in your own little world, don’t you? Trump will have a second term and we will have national constitutional carry before that term ends. Likely sooner. Nothing will be banned or confiscated.

      But you tell kapo bloomberg you earned your 30 pieces of silver today. We both know it’s a lie, but I won’t tell him.

    2. avatar Southern Cross says:

      It will be described as a quick change barrel, just like a machine gun.

    3. avatar tdiinva says:

      It’s Vlad, pay no mind.

  40. avatar gary says:

    Have to remind you all of the NYpost article (for laughs):

    The two so called journalist must be related. Ha!

  41. Frankly, I’m quite surprised that anyone even reads the New York Post.

    This Washington D.C. paper used to advertise almost the exact same rifle:

    Girls Women We Will Give You This Rifle

    [The Sunday Star, Washington, D.C., Sunday Morning, April 23, 1905. Sunday Magazine, No. 5.–No. 16,281. Pg. 17]×69.jpg

    This New York paper used to advertise revolvers:

    “Colt Eight Shots in 1 3/5 Seconds An arm should be carried for protection”

    [New-York Tribune, New-York, June 21, 1908. Sunday Magazine, Vol. LXVIII….No. 22,498. Pg. 17]×138.jpg

    And so did this one:

    [The Evening World, New York, Monday, July 02, 1906. Final Results Edition, Pg. 5 – Excerpted from; Siegel Cooper Co. advertisement, 6th Ave. 18th and 19th Streets, [N.Y.C.], New York]

    My how times have changed, eh?

    1. avatar jonndoe says:

      Shoot…I haven’t read a “news paper” In over 20yrs only pick one up so I can pull out the comics section, only truth In the whole thing, I mean really tossing It In the recycle bin Is all It ‘s really good for or when I’m cleaning fish.

  42. avatar Chuck says:

    The article sounds like the author is experiencing a bad yeast infection in his “Mangina,” while having his monthly “Manustration.” God save us from the “woke,” and we pray St. (Insert your favorite gun manufacturer) keeps us in his ever loving arms, by which he enables us to keep the demons of Wussification and imbecility away. Amen.

  43. avatar TommyJay says:

    I read the whole thing at and then a bit later it hit me. There is no mention of the caliber or cartridge anywhere in the article. This doofus (Crudele) probably has no idea that it is a .22LR rifle or maybe even what that means.

    He probably thinks the AR-7is a lighter more concealable variant of the AR-15. Then again, James Bond did take down a helicopter with an AR-7 in “From Russia with Love.”

    1. avatar MyName says:

      Ole JB also has a .32ACP pocket pistol that hits “like a brick through a plate glass window”.

      1. avatar Southern Cross says:

        Compared to his previous .22 Beretta which jammed and resulted in him being wounded.

        My minimum would be .380, but a 9mm Parabellum in a compact frame would be preferred.

    2. avatar Casey says:

      I don’t think he’s that stupid, but I do think he’s that malicious.

      1. avatar Someone says:

        /\This guy gets it. Gun grabbers are not dumb and ignorant. They are cunning and sneaky liars.

  44. avatar Casey says:

    **fainting intensifies**

  45. avatar strych9 says:

    More and more I suspect that this is just internet griefing but it’s spread to reporters.

  46. avatar Chris Mallory says:

    Civilians are government employees not in the military. Civilians should not be allowed weapons. And yes, cops are civilians.

    Society works better when civilians have a healthy fear of armed citizens. That is why we have the 2nd Amendment.

  47. avatar skiff says:

    In 1978 or so, my girlfriend and I took a month long camping vacation out west in a 1971 VW Super Beetle. Before the trip, her brother handed me his Armalite AR-7 to take on the trip. It was comforting to have it at remote campgrounds and she knew how to assemble and fire it. Sometime it the 1980’s my same girlfriend and I went to an annual open house at a gun store. The store owner was handing out free tickets for a raffle. First prize was a Charter Arms AR-7. Much to the groans to the men ticket holders, my girlfriend held the winning ticket. Second place was a cookbook won by a guy. She is now my wife and she still has the gun.

    We both laugh when we see the Henry Rifle commercial played on Fox News station.


  48. avatar Ralph says:

    I’d be horrified if I received ad for a subscription to the NY Post.

  49. avatar tmm says:

    A nauseating NY Post article killed my holiday spirit…

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