they hate them because they are black

Ask the average “gun control” extremist what their desires are, and they will assure you – ad nauseam – that your “hunting” rifles are safe, and all they want to get rid of are those dangerous “weapons of mass destruction” known as “assault weapons”.

While I think I have done an adequate job demonstrating how the very notion of an “assault weapon ban” is, itself, a meaningless, futile falsehood designed exclusively to attack any firearm the “gun control” organizations happen to not like that day, I have not yet addressed the above “argument”.

Not terribly shocking, they are lying – your hunting rifles are emphatically not safe from “gun control” extremists.

Consider the following tweet from Shannon Watts – if you do not know the name, I do not blame you, but suffice to say that she is the figurehead of an ineffective, astroturf, rabidly-anti-rights “gun control” organization:


Take a good look at that rifle.

It is undoubtedly scary to people who do not know better – it has an adjustable stock, a pistol grip, an extended magazine, a barrel shroud, a threaded barrel, and – perhaps worst of all – it is painted black.

Now consider this rifle:


It has none of the objectionable ergonomic features, and, best of all, it is attired in a perfectly acceptable, fuddish color scheme.

Alright, have you reflected on the differences between those two rifles sufficiently? Allow me to let you in on a little secret:

They are the same rifle.

The Ruger Precision Rimfire rifle and the Ruger American Rimfire rifle are both bolt-action, removable-magazine-fed rifles chambered in .22 Long Rifle. In fact, both use the same magazines; you could literally drop the magazine out of the Evil Black Rifle, insert it into the traditional wooden rifle, and keep on shooting with the latter. Likewise, they use the same bolts, and the stainless steel action and barrel will drop in that black stock with just the turn of a few screws.

Oh, and the real kicker? The wood-stocked rifle has four more inches of barrel, yielding up to 60 additional feet per second of velocity for the bullet, meaning the “classic-looking” firearm is strictly more powerful.

So, allow us to recap: the head of a national “gun control” organization wants to obstruct legal adults from buying firearms that employ 194-year-old technology, which, in turn, has been at the heart of most hunting rifles since the turn of the last century. Even worse, these rifles are chambered in one of the most – if not the most – common hunting caliber for about as long.

Tell me again how our “hunting rifles” are safe.


8 thoughts on “they hate them because they are black”

    1. The goal of “gun control” extremists has been the same since day one – functionally complete prohibition.

      This is why they hold up countries like once-Great Britain as an example of “the first step” to take.

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      1. Yup.

        And it looks like MN is trying to go whole hog.

        “For everyone in MN.

        Here it comes

        HF 3022 is now in the Legislature

        – Permit required to own a gun
        – Permit required to buy a gun
        – Permit required to sell a gun
        – Local law enforcement gets to deny all types of gun permits
        – Local law enforcement gets to deny permits to carry
        – Personal medical information must be shared with law enforcement
        – All firearm transfers must be reported
        – All guns must be registered (fees set by local law enforcement)
        – Registration must be renewed annually
        – Local law enforcement may conduct warrantless “safety inspections” of gun owner’s homes
        – Local law enforcement sets “safe storage” policies
        – Five day waiting period for all transfers
        – Transfers must be done through an FFL (even between private parties)
        – Fees may be charged for transfers
        – Local law enforcement may conduct background investigation on transfers
        – Total ban on any gun which meets broad “assault weapon” definition – banned guns must be destroyed or surrendered
        – Ban thumbhole stocks
        – Ban adjustable stocks
        – Ban pistol grip stocks
        – Limit fixed magazine capacity to 7 rounds
        – Ban any magazine capable of holding more than 7 rounds
        – Suspension of gun rights based on complaints from anonymous parties
        – Recriminalization of suppressors
        – Bump stock ban
        – All ammunition sales will be registered
        – Permit required to purchase ammunition

        Almost forgot an important thing —

        HF 3022 would also make gun owner private data public. This would include:

        Number and type of guns you own
        Your address”


        1. As with Shannon Watts above, we should be thankful to the MN legislature for not only being honest, but making it apparent that the lie of “no one wants to take your firearms” is just that – a bald-faced, malicious, intentional lie.

          Oh, sure, they will start with the “icky” “assault weapons”, but, hey, if a criminal just happens to get ahold of that public database and go, *ahem*, “shopping”, well, that is just too bad, is it not?

          The good news, what little there is, is that the legislature members seem to realize that particular bill is radioactive – of the 12 original authors, seven have removed themselves from the bill. Unsurprisingly, the five remaining are members of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, which… well, its name says everything.

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          1. All 12 of the authors are DFL from Minneapolis or it’s rich suburbs, no one from a rural district signed on to support it, I’m a bit surprised that any of them felt unsafe enough in their seat to drop support.


          2. I just looked a second time, there is one that is from outstate, but he’s not running for reelection.


          3. It was proposed 12 days after the Florida shooting, and not three days later it had four people bail, and then the other three four days after that.

            I do wonder what changed in that week.


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