So ANOTHER work buddy is buying a gun. His first purchase, evah! (Let’s call him Draco Malfoy. Malfoy for short.)
His dad is survivalist type, with a couple years worth of supplies stored up, so he absorbed that sort of thought process via osmosis. He, himself, is not that survivalist minded, by a long shot. But possible future political climates being what they are...
This guy is aged 25 or so, and just got out of the Air Force.
Guess what he is getting? Yup, a short AR-15, known affectionately as an ‘M4gery’. And he is looking at getting an EOTech red-dot optic for it right away. And all this done before Obama takes the oath of office.
Yup, his first gun will be a Sport Utility Rifle. A gun that looks just like an “Assault” Weapon. And he doesn’t want a pistol. He MIGHT get a scatter gun. Some day. Might.
Beware of a man with only one gun. Chances are he knows how to use it.
And he does. Know how to use it. I’m not saying he’s an expert, but he is checked out on it.
Why did he make this picture now? He wants to have it before it all gets banned this spring. And in case of a SHTF (stuff hits the fan) scenario.
That’s a common assumption I’ve noticed, and not just around the pro-gun community. Associates with no interest in guns and little interest in politics, but lean Democrat, are of the opinion that political lines are so polarized right now, nationwide riots are possible, even probable, no matter the outcome. And that a likely Obama administration, despite assurances to the contrary, will try for sweeping gun control legislation right off the bat. If it passes, we’ll have it by Spring 2009.
Can you believe that? That we’ve gotten to the level of ‘riots and unrest expected’ in this country again? I don’t know if things are that dire, but people of all stripes are spun up. Polite discourse is out the window, I’ll grant, but what is different now, compared to the past?
Anyway, Malfoy’s gun… I approve. Naturally. I might recommend a decent foregrip for his EOTech battery storage, and a bunch of spare magazines. It might not be the ideal rifle (ooo! icky! An AR, Mattel toy factory, poodle shooter! Ok, ok, I’ll stop the AR hate), in my view, but it is damn good, and certainly good for HIM. And since it is his only gun, it’ll do whatever he needs it for. It is certainly able to fill a LOT of rolls, if not any one of them perfectly. I am kinda jealous of the simplicity. A lot easier to keep track of all your guns when you only have one.
Also… MBtGE has a nephew in law. He’s been in the family for a couple years, and is an active duty Marine. Drill team. He too has been purchasing firearms, and got a Garand last summer, on a bit of a whim, to go with some other stuff he has. MBtGE had to show him how to work the rifle, and he got THAT experience to share by playing with my Garand. It’s win-win all around. Information goes both ways.
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