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Masked man running around with a 50 caliber in NYC

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by GigaBuist, Sep 26, 2007.

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  1. GigaBuist

    GigaBuist Member

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    http://wcbstv.com/topstories/local_story_269152217.html

    Personally, I'm betting that the 50 caliber rifle isn't, and there wasn't anybody in danger of being hurt.
     
  2. littlegator

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    I'm curious to see how big the bag is... And what's up with the Halloween mask. Looking for a little attention? You got it...
     
  3. damien

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    The story identifies the rifle:

    That is plausable. You can still buy these mail order. Of course, the news media wants us to somehow mistake a .50 black powder gun for a .50 Barrett which is a completely different type of rifle, so they put up a graphic of a Barrett rifle. Is this stupidity, or a willful abuse of the truth?
     
  4. GigaBuist

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    It seems they've updated the story.

    Yeah, I don't think anybody set on a killing rampage would be using a BP rifle.
     
  5. gunsmith

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    wrong damien

    Make that 99% of most people and 99.99% of New Yorkers:neener:
     
  6. damien

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    Sorry that I changed my text while you were quoting it. For the record, that was what I wrote before I had a second thought about how to effectively convey my message.

    In any case, I mostly agree. I think the % of people that understand black powder weapons is probably a little higher than 1% though.
     
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    But did it have a hi-capacity magazine, bayonet lug or barrel shroud? We may be looking at the next deadly evolution of firearm technology here... the assault muzzleloader!!!!
     
  8. Rugerman99

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    "The suspect was said to be carrying a .50 caliber black powder Wolf rifle, similar to the one shown"
    Take a look at the picture in the upper right hand side of the page. This is the caption that goes along with it.:fire:
    How are they knowingly comparing a .50 black powder rifle to a to a .50bmg Barrett rifle? There are in no way similar.
     
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  10. Wheeler44

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    Soooo..... why dosn't somebody call the news service and straighten them out. I think that they might like to hear from an articulate firearms enthusiast that politely describes the difference between a BP and a Barret.
     
  11. littlegator

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    I'm sure it did...in fact, I think I heard that he had a 2000 round drum in his car, not a hi-cap mag. Furthermore, I believe he had plutonium tipped ammo in those drums. This, of course, is just speculation, but my mother's brothers daughters dog walker said he heard it from a friend of a friend, and I believe it.

    Gotta love the media...
     
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    I didn't know that Barrets were muzzleloaders :neener:
     
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    Wheeler 44, while a good idea, remember firearms enthusiast, or merely anyone who actually knows real facts about real firearms, equals dangerous nutjob, loose cannon, strange-o, wack job, NRA controlled mindless zombie Rush Limbaugh ditto slave. That's what the polite editors would say.
     
  14. GigaBuist

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    I hit them up on the contact page a minute ago. We'll see if they change it out.
     
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    I sent a message to the web team.

    We'll see what it gets us.
     
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    Also contacted them.

    on a different note:
    should read "and wearing a mask similar to the one Michael Myers, the psychotic murderer from the horror movie Halloween, wore." Since Mr. Meyers wore a mask.
     
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    Who did you e-mail? Their site layout is the pits...
     
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    NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A man with a rifle in a bag was apprehended on the campus of St. John's University Wednesday, but no injuries were reported.

    Public safety officials disarmed the suspect and turned him over to police, according to a school statement. Police were conducting an extensive search of all buildings and facilities.

    Law enforcement officials later identified him as Omesh Hiraman, 22, a freshman at the school. 1010 WINS' reported that police were looking for up to two more suspects.
     
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    Black powder/Evil Black Rifle yea I can see the media spin. To bad most people can not.
     
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    Two weeks ago I might have agreed with you. Since then I actually wrote a letter to the editor of a local paper in response to an Anti OP-ED piece. They printed my letter and at least three others with similar RKBA points of view (see my thread in legal) . I was pleasantly surprised.

    Wheeler44
     
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    Here's what I sent them:

    Maybe it'll do some good.

    On a positive note, I've been thinking about getting a black powder rifle. I hadn't looked at this one yet but I kind of like it - I'm going to add it to the list of possibilities. See, the news media is good for something. :D
     
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    The suspect was said to be carrying a .50 caliber black powder Wolf rifle, similar to the one shown above.
     
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    Is it just me or did they take the picture off? I sent them a message about it 30 minutes ago when it was still on there. Now its off...I might actually be impressed with them now. well somewhat.
     
  24. GigaBuist

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    Yeah, they fixed it all up.

    These guys (http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news&id=5676791) however:
    At least that's garbled up enough that nobody would know what in the world we need a law against. :D
     
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    In a bag? Like a rifle case? Is that illegal now?
    Thank goodness there wasn't a massacre. Someone good with one of those things could get off 1 or 2 shots a minute! Oh the humanity!
     
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