You don’t need one of “those guns”

(Via Timebomb 2000)

After all, no one uses them for self defense.

There is an old saying to the effect of “You use a pistol to fight your way back to the long gun you shouldn’t have left behind in the first place.”  There’s a lot of truth to that.  Even the biggest, meanest pistol calibers don’t compare to the .223/5.56 round in terms of damage inflicted on an attacker.

Don’t believe me?  Understanding that ballistic gel is an imperfect test medium, look at these:

 If you were in a fight for you life and you had the choice, which gun would you pick up?  Leaving out the .50 BMG, I’d go for the 5.56.  I think it’s a safe assumption that it would be an AR-pattern rifle with a 20 or 30 round magazine, as that is the most popular thing out there in that caliber.  At this point, close to 3 generations have been exposed to this weapon via military service, so the manual of arms is fairly well known to many.  They used to be available at a reasonable price (I know of several places where I could get a decent one for $600 before the gun banners opened their mouths), so most folks could afford one.  And if the ballistic gel is to be believed, they pack a heck of a punch at inside-the-house self-defense ranges.

Get out there and fight for you rights if you want to be able to buy them at a reasonable price ever again.

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