The world has yet to heed the warnings of the VPC regarding .50 caliber rifles, but there is a new threat on the horizon: .30 caliber rifles. These deadly military arms are flooding onto The Streets and threatening the safety of our communities.
Babar -- Assassinated by Robert Mugabe.
Just how deadly is the .30 Caliber? 95% of all small arms casualties in World War I and World War II were caused by .30 caliber rifles. They also shot down 95% of planes during World War I and a significant number of planes during World War II. Additionally, poachers in Africa frequently use .30 caliber machine guns to kill innocent elephants. The bipedal head-of-state Babar was killed in such a manner. Even today, .30 caliber weapons cause a tremendous number of deaths worldwide.
Gun Whackos like to claim that .30 caliber rifles have legitimate sporting use, but we found out the truth. The range of a .30 caliber sniper rifle is 1,000 meters; ten times what a deer hunter needs. Some can even reach out to 1,500 meters; twenty times what a deer hunter needs. What legitimate, AHSA-approved hunter needs to shoot 1,000 yards? None, that’s who.
Not only can .30 caliber rifles shoot a great distance, they can also penetrate armor. The Polish invented a deadly, anti-tank .30 caliber rifle. It could punch through over half an inch of armor at 300 meters. Clearly, it has the range and power to down an airplane.
How many innocent German tanks were destroyed by this deadly anti-armor weapon? We'll never know.
There are armor piercing, incendiary, and explosive ammunition available for .30 caliber rifles, just like .50 caliber rifles. During World War I and II, incendiary and explosive ammunition were quite effective against airplanes and hydrogen-filled Zeppelins. In fact, massive Zeppelins could be destroyed by a single incendiary .30 caliber bullet. The logical result is, of course, that a single hit will down a 747. Security experts have so far ignored our warnings.
Clearly, an infantry rifle is the greatest threat against aircraft in the world.
During the interwar period, the Japanese changed from 6.5 mm ammunition to .30 caliber just for the increased deadliness and anti-materiel abilities (a.k.a. shoot-down-planes for the uninitiated). The British armed their planes with .303 British machine guns and devastated the German Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain. Even the U.S. mounted a pair of .30 caliber machine guns to defend their Dauntless dive bombers. Truly, the .30 caliber round is one which devastates aircraft.
Think that’s bad? Well, certain .30 caliber handguns can punch through Kevlar and kill cops. That’s right: .30 caliber is the perfect cop-killing ammunition for gang-bangers and moonshiners. Read about it in our next report: “Vest Busters II: 7.62 Boogaloo.”