Defining away the RKBA

One of the problems with “compromise” (it’s not really compromise) on the “assault weapon” issue is the definition of an “assault weapon”. As we all know the Washington D.C. definition of machine gun includes essentially all semi-automatic handguns. The N.J. definition includes the Marlin Model 60 .22 LR with tubular magazine.

From Canada comes the lastest example where the Ruger Mini 14 is being attacked by one of my “favorite” bigots:

Gill’s firearm “is neither a hunting rifle nor a target shooting gun. It is a military assault weapon,” said Wendy Cukier, president of the Coalition for Gun Control.

“One of the things (Ramsay) didn’t highlight is there are many more like the CX4 Storm (not on the prohibited list). The Ruger Mini 14 used in the (1989 Polytechnique) massacre is still being sold as a hunting rifle.”


One thought on “Defining away the RKBA

  1. Once we’ve accepted the idea that one gun, or one type of gun, is more evil than the next, we’ve reduced the argument to purely irrational quibbling over arbitrary details.

    I say, good for Ruger for (finally) marketing their excellent 20 round magazines for the Mini on the civilian market. They’ve also stiffened up the barrel and tightened some tolerances. If you haven’t gotten a Ruger Mini yet, this is the time to do it, for sure. In addition to the regular chamberings of .223 and 7.62 x 39, they now have it chambered for the 6.8 Rem SPC also.

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