“Assault weapons” bans typically focus either on capacity or on cosmetics — how the weapon looks. New York’s SAFE Act has already run into trouble on the first part, when its capacity limits made criminals out of cops. Now the maker of the AR-15 rifle has exposed the stupidity of the second part. They changed a couple things about how the rifle looks, making it compliant with the law.
Here’s a SAFE Act compliant assault weapon.
Features like adjustable stocks, pistols grips, and flash suppressors has been deemed to be unlawful on these rifles, mainly because it makes them LOOK mean. And we all know how little these anti-gun lawmakers really know about guns, as the “Ghost gun” video illustrated.
The new AR-15 design did away with the pistol grip which gives the gun an odd paintball gun look. The stock is fixed as well, but at least New Yorkers now have a legal way to own an AR-15, a fact which is still driving some gun control activists mad.
Two words: Ha ha.