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FERC Chairman Dubs .22 Rifles Terrorist Weapons

FERC Chairman Dubs .22 Rifles Terrorist Weapons

Written by Admin on November 26, 2012
Prison Planet

The chairman of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has provided aspiring terrorists with an idea – use a .22 rifle to take out power transformers.

“There are ways that a very few number of actors with very rudimentary equipment could take down large portions of our grid,” FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff said at a Bloomberg Government breakfast in Washington last Friday. “I don’t think we have the level of physical security we need.”

A would-be al-Qaeda miscreant “could get 200 yards away with a .22 rifle” could take down the power grid, Wellinghoff warned

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At 200 yards...

At 200 yards you will get 2 feet of drop, the slightest wind from any side will affect the round. The round also becomes subsonic and loses most of its impact. This is not the choice of weapons to take out a power grid by a long shot (pun intended). You would be lucky to hit a 55 gallon drum at that distance.

RickStone

And today the terrorist bb gun

Guns don't kill people but bb guns? OW SONOFA...GODS DANGIT FER CREEPING...OW! WHY YOU LITTLE OW! FREAKING GRRRRR.......

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There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

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I saw lightning strike a t-former and it BLEW !

Grid was fine, however.

What would the Founders do?

Take down the power grid? Well that would be something.

At 200 yards with a .22? The Chairman must be a helluva shot. I bet him a beer he can't do it any day. I don't care how big is the "shut down the whole power grid" button is.

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

Oh my gosh

My dad gave me a terrist weapon when I was 12.

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Me too!

I got my .22 when I was 12! I would kill rats going into the barn with it.

Now that you've outed yourself..

Please report to the nearest FEMA re-training camp for further instructions.

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Sorry..

I guess you beat me to it lol

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It's unbelievable how utterly STUPID federal workers are.

Why not give them some MORE ideas you idiot???

Of course the underlying questions aren't even considered by the feds such as:

How about the U.S. stop giving people a REASON to want to terrorize us?

How about we quit attacking countries?

How about we quit occupying countries who don't want us there?

How about we end ALL foreign aid to EVERY country.

How about we reign in the rogue CIA which is droning countries night and day with their own air force?

But these questions never even cross their little minds.

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What's next?

Axes as terrorist weapons because they could be used to chop down a telephone pole? Wellinghoff should go FERC himself.

I heard something like this so long ago..

I can't even remember where...in a Tom Clancy novel maybe?

maybe he will suggest outlawing long lengths of wire and objects that you can lob over the uninsulated transmission lines and simply ground the thing out...duh!

and who could take anybody serious that thinks they will hit anything at 200 yards with a .22?

Because...

...he wants to make an average American even-the-kids-own-these-things gun seem SCARYTERRORISTWEAPONOFDOOM to provide an excuse to ban them, I'm sure. At the very least, I'm sure they'd love to ban rifles like the 10/22 and M&P 15-22. Big magazines, oh no!

This guy is a dimwit, though. I have trouble enough hitting targets at 80 yards. General rule of thumb: .22LR should be used at 70 yards or less.

Guess this is why they

Called veterans potential terrorists lol .. with a .223 and peep sights 300 meters isn't a stretch at all...the only 22LR I own is an old Remington bolt action - I've only used it for squirrels...guess I need to go play with it at the range:)

But sheesh, you won't see me out there shooting transformers!

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Why a .22?

...is this genius not aware that rifles also come in larger calibers?

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