Mother Jones Hoplophobes fund their 'Reporter' on an AK47 Parts-Kit Build Party in CA, then Destroy It!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 03:52
How to Build Your Own AK-47
Published on May 23, 2013
Reporter Bryan Schatz went inside a "build party" where anyone can make a rifle that no cop will ever know about.
Read the full story: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/05/ak-47-semi-autom...
Produced & edited by Brett Brownell
Music: Sarah Schachner "Black and Blue"
Leon Ayers, Jr. "Uncertain Days"
I Built This AK-47. It's Legal and Totally Untraceable.
Forget 3-D printed guns. Inside a "build party" where anyone can make a rifle that no cop will ever know about.
Building an AK from parts requires no background checks or serial numbers. Byran Schatz
By Bryan Schatz
Thu May. 23, 2013 3:00 AM PDT
The wooden and steel parts I need to build my untraceable AK-47 ﬁt within a slender, 15-by-12-inch cardboard box. I ﬁrst lay eyes on them one Saturday morning in the garage of an eggshell-white industrial complex near Los Angeles. Foldout tables ring the edges of the room, surrounding two orange shop presses. The walls, dusty and stained, are lined with shelves of tools. I'm with a dozen other guys, some sipping coffee, others making introductions over the buzz of an air compressor. Most of us are strangers, but we share a common bond: We are just eight hours away from having our very own AK-47—one the government will never know about.
The AK-47, perhaps the world's best-known gun, is so easy to make and so hard to break that the Soviet-designed original has spawned countless variants, updated and modified versions churned out by factories all over the globe. Although US customs laws ban importing the weapons, parts kits—which include most original components of a Kalashnikov variant—are legal. So is reassembling them, as long as no more than 10 foreign-made components are used and they are mounted on a new receiver, the box-shaped central frame that holds the gun's key mechanics. There are no fussy irritations like, say, passing a background check to buy a kit. And because we're assembling the guns for our own "personal use," whatever that may entail, we're not required to stamp in serial numbers. These rifles are totally untraceable, and even under California's stringent assault weapons ban, that's perfectly within the law.
Among those ready to get going at this "build party" (none of whom wanted their names used) are a father-son duo getting in some bonding time and a well-bellied sixtysomething with a white Fu Manchu who "loves" the click-ack! sound of a round being chambered. Assembling a Romanian variant is a builder wearing a camo jacket and a hat embroidered with an AR-15 rifle above the legend "Come and take it." His knuckle tattoos read "PRAY HARD."
Reporter buys AK-47 parts kit, assembles semi-automatic weapon at gun party and goes shooting in the Mojave Desert - and it's all entirely legal
Weapon experiment: Mother Jones reporter Bryan Schatz bought a kit to build an AK-47 and assembled the semi-automatic weapon at a build party in Los Angeles, California
By Leslie Larson
PUBLISHED: 15:23 EST, 23 May 2013
UPDATED: 16:48 EST, 23 May 2013
Mother Jones reporter Bryan Schatz has chronicled his experience purchasing an AK-47 parts kit, assembling the assault rifle at a gun party in Los Angeles and then taking the weapon out for a trial shoot in the Mojave Desert.
The parts for the gun all fit into a 15-by-12-inch cardboard box, he wrote in his article for Mother Jones magazine.
Readers have been left dumbfounded by the ease at which the journalist was able to build the weapon, combined with the fact that the process was completely legal.
Conclusion: At the prompting of his employer, the journalist destroyed the gun he had assembled
** Only a lunatic 'L vs. R' false paradigm-deluding hoplophobic 'liberal' would willfully destroy a perfectly good self-defense rifle/carbine that WILL save your life, one day!
To them, it's as if the world they don't know about, nor were interested in before, simply don't exist in absolute finality, by the simple virtue that they were clueless of it, before: the all too familiar, utterly disgusting arrogant premise behind their 'thinking' process in delusionally rationalizing that they have the 'right,' to dictate how other people whom they've never met, whose needs they don't understand nor can be even bothered to want to understand: needs, or wants, or requires!
Literally, to these statists, it's as if: if no one they know personally ever got murdered or raped, or more importantly to the rest of us, if they've never known anyone who used a little projectile slinging tool called a defensive smallarm to prevent or fend off an assault, kidnapping, rape or murder, apparently such violence NEVER happens to any human alive, outside of their little comfortable, limited, delusional personal bubbles.
I don't 'need' to explain my needs, my dear Natural Rights-clueless and historically amnesic pro-human violence lobbyists:
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