Part of the mental disorder of the gun grabbers in our nation is the constantly reinforced idea that if we make guns illegal, criminals can’t get them. All we need to do ban scary black rifles and “high-capacity” magazines, then close that dirty “gun show loophole,” and we can live in a crime-free metropolis. Just like London and Paris.
Yeah, right. Any sane person knows that criminals get their guns via illegal channels. Whether it be a straw purchaser, a seller on the black market, a fellow thug or a hapless victim, bad guys break existing laws to obtain firearms. The notion that this background check law or that rifle ban will somehow stop them is laughable.
Recently, there’s been some astute readers chattering about rifles being stolen from an unlikely source, and it’s the subject of this week’s column. Let’s say, for a moment, that all the rifles in citizens’ hands disappeared today. What would be the easiest way for some hoodrat to get a “scary rifle,” not only with all the features Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) hates but with a giggle switch and a hi-cap mag to boot? I have that answer for you.
Most police departments in the modern era have a rifle in the front seat, secured in a rack. And I am not calling that a bad idea. You might not like the militarization of police departments, but they need that hardware. The world is getting more dangerous by the second, and terrorists, especially in this country, are bringing rifles to the party. Police cannot afford to be outgunned or we are going to end up with more bloodbaths on our hands (Remember the Battle of North Hollywood?). The problem is, one company is by far the market leader in these secured racks and their design… is less than ideal.
We bought one this week to see how easy it was to defeat. With a simple brute force attack, it took me 39 seconds. With 10 cents worth of tools, it took 12 seconds. Not good.
If you work for a police department or care enough about your local force to scream at the Mayor, I encourage you to watch the video. Our guys deserve better than this. They need rifles, and they need them accessible, and they don’t need to worry about losing them every time they stop for a call that doesn’t require their use. In our free market system, better options exist.