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August 9, 2013

Gov. Christie and Other Politicians Are Against the .50 Caliber Rifles

Christie Signs 10 New Gun Bills Into Law
"Another bans .50 caliber rifles, although .50 cals are never used in crime and are so cost prohibitive that only wealthier Americans can afford them."
Really? Not used in crime? Too expensive? Why, oh why, would politicians bother? After all, the only place weapons like that would come into play would be in an active war zone. Sometimes legislation like this is just a mystery to me.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 9, 2013 8:50 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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but but but as republicans you HAVE to vote for Christie otherwise Hillary will become President. If you don't vote for Christie it is your fault Hillary won.

(replace Christie with McCain, Romney, whatever big government republican the GOP nominates.)

Posted by: Potsie at August 9, 2013 9:53 AM

If memory serves, there are a number of .50 caliber antique rifles; the black powder Hawken, the Sharps buffalo gun, etc. Definitely stuff you want to keep out of the hands of criminals and terrorists. $(LONG STRING OF BAD WORDS DELETED)

Posted by: SteveS at August 9, 2013 10:42 AM

50 Cal works well on pachiderms. No allusion to Christie there whatsoever.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at August 9, 2013 11:24 AM

Hell, most of the muzzle loading black powder hunting rifles available are 50 caliber, some even 60. And if you really love recoil, you can get a 4 bore custom made.

Posted by: Old Surfer at August 9, 2013 12:30 PM

Not much practical reason to own such a huge bore gun but who cares? Liberty does not require practical demonstration. It is its own end.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 9, 2013 12:41 PM

Remember, a 12 ga. shotgun is a .50 cal diameter. Not the same range but the same oomph.

Posted by: Peccable at August 9, 2013 12:57 PM

@Potsie, right on the mark.

The only questions about Christie is will he remain a Republican long enough to get the nomination, when will he become as Democrat, will switching parties discourage any of the RINO officials and voters from giving him the nomination?

Remember, the idea behind Romney was that he was so moderate, if not actually liberal, that he ought to attract liberal votes which would combine with the votes from the crap sandwich eaters in the GOP to win. These same people can easily rationalize nominating a Democrat to pick up Democrat voters. They will drink the Kool-aid the only question is what ridiculous excuse they will use for doing so.

Posted by: Scott M at August 9, 2013 3:15 PM

I saw a Barrett .50 BMG at a gun show--only $12K. They didn't have change for my $25K bill, though.

Posted by: Sam L. at August 9, 2013 5:18 PM

Jersey pols can't see the forest for having eaten the trees...



RINOcerotum delenda est

Posted by: monkeyfan at August 9, 2013 5:24 PM

The point, for any who miss it, is that "elites" are opposed to rifles based on the .50 BMG round because they are afraid of being killed by them. Barney Frank gave away the game years ago in a speech on the House floor about the evils of this class of firearm; he specifically warned his associates that the round could easily penetrate an armored limousine. I am guessing he was not thinking about working class voters when he was sounding THAT alarm

The fact that politicians are afraid of being hunted seems to me more than adequate justification for the widespread distribution of this type of firearm...

Posted by: jscd3 at August 9, 2013 6:36 PM

Christie needs to worry about why his State is a POS, not what caliber firearms its elite mobsters use.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at August 9, 2013 8:15 PM

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