Originally posted by JonPrice
In looking more at this, I'm seeing more wrong. I'm amazed in the thread by how far the reasoning seems to go for allowing just ANYTHING with guns
simply because, technically, it's allowed by the Constitution. The Constitution is NOT a suicide pact and it's NOT a license for unrestrained
stupidity. Like THIS GUY.
#1. Who at ATS has OWNED an AR-15, handled one enough to know it intimately or been issued an M-16/M-4 variant in the Service? There are things you
learn about them real quick..startling little things that make understanding dawn for why things are done certain ways with THAT rifle.
Floating Firing Pin
These are 30-06 shells and a bolt action can do the same thing with a round in the chamber and it decocked, which is how I presume this happened for
the center. However, this is what happens to all the .223 rounds that are chambered into an AR-15 platform. They start like the one on the left. Nice
and clean. They *dimple* like the one in the middle when you close the bolt...(and maybe some don't but I never had a round that didn't when I
checked and every AR- I've handled to see has too).
What do we all want to bet the odds are, he has an empty chamber in that rifle? I'll grant that he's got the basic sense to have read the little
paper handout that came in the box to know the safety should be on ....but look again at that middle primer vs. the one on the right which is a fully
fired one. Not THAT much difference, eh? The point to actually detonate the pin is far short of how deep the right side is.
It's called a Slam Fire when it dimples just a HAIR too
far...and one of many reasons the muzzle NEVER even crosses the line of something you
don't fully intend and WANT to shoot. (Many I know won't even use a shoulder holster, this rule is so strongly ingrained and followed)
#2. Anyone carry a pocket knife? Everyone? I have a real nice Case one my Dad owned and it keeps a razor's edge on it. My pocket knife trumps his big
scary rifle when I relieve him of it in a close pass across his back to cut his little nylon strap.
He has a handgun you say? Ahh... and he looks fit as a fiddle, doesn't he? I'm sure he's out practicing his drawing technique and shooting at least
a couple times a week, as he'd need to be, to be that fast, smooth and natural. Since...the rifle would be conveniently coming off already pointing
right at him.
#3 C'mon guys.... This kind of display may not bother anyone at an NRA convention or at a firing range (Though, it would there...loaded guns don't
get casually slung and carried like that, even on a range) or it may be within STRICT LEGAL right, but how "in your face" and outright objectionable
do we all want to be for the entire public?
Anyone not seriously into and/or comfortable with guns and THIS guy's ability to ..well, put him aside..
ANYONE carrying a long gun in public is making a lot of people seriously uncomfortable. It's a Rambo complex and it shows..and even I, as a gun
owner, would be nervous if I WAS carrying. I'd up and walk out if I were unarmed after understanding what this guy was and wasn't.
There have to be limits of common sense....even while being right. This guy is out where the buses don't run IMO.