Assault Weapons Guide: Barrel Shrouds and Forward Grips
Posted by vpcadmin on March 13, 2008
The Gun Blobby has designed two deadly features that enable spray firing: barrel shrouds and forward grips. The two are related as both enable the assault weapon’s user to “hose down” a target area while shooting from the hip. This post will perform an in-depth analysis of these two lethal features.
Barrel shrouds are… things. We think the Gun Blobbers grab hold of them to steady their weapons. This enables deadly spray firing by allowing the user to hold the firearm with two hands. Gun Blobbers like to claim that we are confusing shrouds with “handguards” or “heat dissipators”, but we here at the VPC Blog know the truth. The Bullet Hose Study clearly stated that all barrel shrouds are ventilated for heat dissipation so that a user can hold the barrel. Outlawing them is quite necessary; it’s not like criminals are smart enough to wear insulated gloves.
…Let’s move on.
Forward grips enable the easy carrying and shooting of assault weapons. The Gun Blobbers claim that vertical forward grips are not necessary for assault weapons to operate as machine guns, pointing out that AK-47s and M-16s usually lack them. We say they are liars who are misrepresenting us. If you read the VPC.org Bullet Hose Study, it never said anything about “vertical” forward grips; it just said “forward grips.” That means any sort of gripping surface on the front of the rifle is an assault weapon feature.
It is the opinion of the VPC Blog that all types of wooden and synthetic grips be removed from rifles. Our ideal gun is the 1860 Henry Repeating rifle. It lacks any sort of handguard on the rifle barrel or magazine tube. This results in burns to the user’s hands if he fires too rapidly.
Without barrel shrouds and forward grips, this rifle can never be an assault weapon. Hot hands save lives.