A Glock switch can turn a normal handgun into a weapon that can “fire 1200 rounds in a minute,” according to special agent Ashley Lightner with the ATF. Officials are finding them all over Tennessee.
At the Memphis Port of U.S. Customs, officials told WSMV that they’ve confiscated 525 Glock switches that have illegally come to Tennessee.
“Oh we’re seeing a bunch in Tennessee,” said Lightner adding that over the past three years there has been an increase in the switches in the State.
A Glock switch can turn a semi-automatic pistol into a weapon with “the power of a machine gun,” according to Lightner
This makes me laugh. If they have confiscated 525 my guess is there are 50K they haven’t confiscated.
I am reminded of a quote by Jeff Cooper:
As I have often stated, if someone wants to shoot at me, I sure hope he does it on full-auto.
Some personal experience, conversation with full-auto owners, and reading test results all confirm Cooper’s assertion. Hence, I don’t see why they are concerned with full-auto firearms. Other than, of course, it is another opportunity to harass innocent people.