Assault Weapons Guide: Pistol Grips
Posted by vpcadmin on April 11, 2008
Yet again, we delve into the topic of assault weapons. The most deadly feature of assault weapons is the veritable pistol grip found on these rifles. They permit the user to “shoot from the hip” John Wayne-style. With a handgun, a killer can shoot from the hip all he wants and hose down an area. With a rifle, the damage is surely double. [Just to be safe, we’ll be banning handguns as well. –ed]
This topic doesn’t require much discussion, however, the Gun Blobby is incessant in its chatter. They hold up so-called facts and figures to try to counter us. Well, we say they are full of B.S. We will examine a host of these claims.
Claim #1: There are other types of pistol grips, called “pistol grip stocks”. (Illustrated by the picture below.)
The Gun Blobbers have a point. That grip is ergonomic enough to permit firing from the hip. Therefore, the VPC Blog recommends that it be banned.
Claim #2: Pistol grips aren’t needed on handheld machine guns (see picture of UD M42).
A-ha! They screwed up once again! The UD-42 does contain a forward pistol grip, thus legitimizing the Assault Weapon Grip Theory.
Claim #3: Extended pistol grips aren’t needed to shoot from the hip.
Well, the first two don’t matter, because, as we discussed, pistol grip stocks are exactly the same as extended pistol grips. And the last one is purely fictional. That shot was produced using camera tricks, mirrors, CGI, and digital editing.
So, in conclusion, the Gun Blobbers just can’t seem to cut it, argument-wise. The VPC wins again!