Time To Keep It Simple serves as a record of my life as a traveler, writer, genealogist, photographer, target sports enthusiast, Rotarian, Mason, Jew, PR professional, and many other (mostly positive) things. In addition to this daily blog I am also the man behind the curtain (not named Oz) at gettingyourphil.blogspot.com and I previously blogged at fromgoytooleh.blogspot.com.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Mike Judge Was Right!
it comes to firearms, the lack of education in this country is astounding. While
the raging liberals want to paint us as the ‘uneducated hicks’, it is all too
apparent that these people are the ones that have failed to educate themselves.
In fact, when it comes to firearms safety and general knowledge, it is safe to
say that we are heading toward what Mike Judge called an ‘idiocracy’.
examples have been floating around the internet and across social media sites
making astoundingly stupid statement accompanied with the hashtag “gunsense”.
These nonsensical holophobes have been spewing skewed statements in an effort
to sway the uneducated. Below are the top three ridiculous posts that seemed to
have gained irrational traction:
A “Full Auto” Bolt Carrier Group is legal!
because you put a loud muffler on your Honda Civic doesn’t mean that it is a
race car! If you bother to look at the design of the AR-15 (semi-auto) vs that
of the M16 (auto) you will know that the bolt carrier group (BCG) is not what
determines whether the gun can fire in full auto. A ‘full auto’ BCG is simply a
reinforced version of the standard AR15 BCG. There are many other parts that
are needed to turn an AR15 into an M16 as can be seen in the following
also note that such a conversion is HIGHLY illegal and the ATF will put you in
prison for doing so.
What does AK-47 mean?
Kalashnikov (K) designed an automatic (A) rifle for the
Soviet Union in 1947 (47). As it is officially known in
the Soviet documentation as Avtomat
Kalashnikova (AK) and it was designed in 1947 (47) the rifle was assigned the
designation AK-47. Also note that the models that you see in gun shops are NOT
automatic rifles, they are semi-automatic. While legal in many states,
automatic rifles are highly regulated and inordinately expensive.
What does 10/22 mean?
you have a large bore rifle and 22 people lined up in a row, this is simply not
happening. All you have to do is look up 10/22 on Wikipedia and you can figure
out what the 10/22 designation really means:
“The Ruger 10/22 is a semi-automatic rimfire rifle
chambered in .22 Long Rifle. It has a removable 10-round rotary magazine which
allows the magazine to fit flush with the bottom of the stock.”
I can’t expect people to be logical so let me break it down for you… the rifle
ships from the factory with a standard 10 round magazine (10) and is chambered
in 22LR (22). Put them together and you get the designation 10/22.
is the same kind of crap that has been bandied about for years but now the
dissemination of such falsehoods is accelerated by the ignorance found on the
internet. It is this kind of crap that pushes countries into a nanny state where even knives are being regulated. The solution is not to inflame ignorance
and strip the rights away from law abiding gun owners. The problem lies within
the people who do not value life and in those who refuse to assign blame for
heinous acts on the individual rather than inanimate objects. Fix the people, educate
the public, and change the way these acts are perceived and you will find the
results that you desire.