This is always interesting:
Reminds me of all the Alex Jones rants about this sort of thing. I watched a few of them, and there was definite confirmation bias so I lost interest. On a related note, is Alex Jones still around and ranting? (nm I guess he is… he appears at 10min in this video). Seems like he entirely vanished off the face of the internet since Trump got elected. I imagine if Hillary got in, it would have been much better for his business haha
Man, I’m not saying David Hogg is a “Crisis Actor” but holy that kid isn’t very likable.
12:40 – *spits out my coffee all over the screen and my parent’s basement carpet* ALEX JONES MAKES $50M A YEAR?! 🤔 😭
14:20 – Damn, even Wolfgang is caked up. Those have got to be 17ft+ ceilings in the crib.
14:49 – “Guns guns guns, it’s all about guns. New legislation. I think there has been so much misinformation given by the national news. Now even the president of the United States calls them out as fake news.” I’ll agree with him on that one.
17:01 – LOL David Hogg’s mother and her friends “went after” this man who threatened her online. LOL at it being the most effective strategy.
19:20 – WHOA now that escalated quickly. “No one came to this place you lying sack of shit government mf sellout bitch”.
21:15 – Holy they are gonna cap this guy. He better chill.
Like Wolfgang said, it seems to me that the media again is to blame. We are given SO MUCH information on all these massacres, even incredibly minute details. Since we don’t have ALL the information (homeland security reasons, graphic violence reasons etc…) people are bound to pick it apart (given what they know) and poke holes in the story which they feel was fabricated. I really don’t think a lot of these people could be convinced otherwise, unless they actually could walk through the scene, ID the victims themselves, and be next to the medical examiner who preforms the autopsy.
Americans are ingenious.That’s a well-known fact.Take just one look at the history of arms development in this country and it becomes easy to see what I’m talking about. As a wise man once said, you can’t stop the signal. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. You’d think the California gun-grabbers would have figured that out by now, but I guess not.
What’s one of the easiest ways to get around the definition of a so-called “assault weapon” without having to remove your collapsible stock, pistol grip, flash hider, etc? Give your AR-15 a fixed, 10-round magazine. If it doesn’t detach or hold more than 10 rounds, you’re in the clear. (Makes sense, right? Don’t answer that.)
So, that’s exactly what CompMag did. The way it works is simple. Remove your upper receiver and insert the CompMag in your magwell. Next, put the supplied plate over the screw hole in the mag. Then, attach the mag to the magwell with the screw provided. (They even provide a tube of threadlocker.) Boom, you’re done. Now you’ve got a rifle with a fixed, 10-round magazine. You can hit the mag release as hard or as often as you want; it isn’t going to budge.
Installation was a breeze. Thankfully, I don’t live in a state that requires such silliness, so I opted not to use the threadlocker when testing, which would have created a “permanent solution.” Even so, using it would have only slowed me down by a matter of seconds.
But how do you load it? Once again, the operation is simple. A cover on the side of the unit slides down to provide access to the magazine’s internals. Pushing down a lever and locking the knob under the lip compresses the spring and allows you to load the mag. Simply insert 10 rounds into the mag, close the cover, and release the spring tension. You’re inserting the rounds at the bottom of the fixed portion of the mag, which means that each round thereafter gets pushed up into the internal cavity.
As a bonus, there’s even a round counter on the side that keeps track via the knob as it moved up in the mag.
Function testing couldn’t have been easier. Well, I guess it could have been if the mag fell free and I could slap another one in right away, but considering the circumstances, it was easy. When the bolt locked open after the tenth round, I just slid open the cover on the side of the mag and fed ten more rounds into it. I didn’t experience any issues with feeding, ejecting, locking open, etc.
When it comes down to it, the CompMag is a brilliant – and simple – solution to an annoying problem. Would it be better if California quit infringing on citizens’ rights? Absolutely. Is that ever going to happen? Good question. Until then, buy a CompMag or move out of the state!
Good news for AK owners: a CompMag for your gun is in the works!
Ratings (out of five stars):
Quality: * * * * *
Everything is high-quality and American-made in California. The company didn’t skimp on any aspect of the design or build of the product.
Ease of Use: * * * * *
Installation and loading of the CompMag is completely idiot-proof.
Value: * * * *
At $64.99, the CompMag isn’t exactly cheap. Nonetheless, it is an all-American product and I’m sure it wasn’t cheap to develop, patent, and produce it. At the end of the day, can you really put a price on being able to keep your AR in California? (Again, don’t answer that.)
Overall: * * * *
It sucks that some people have to go to such lengths to keep their AR-15s, but this product makes it suck a little less. It’s super easy to use and incredibly well made. If you find yourself in a situation where you need something like this, I’d definitely recommend it. The price point is the only thing keeping it from a full five stars in my book.
We recently were added to this round up of 12 Firearm experts on gun control by Ammunition Depot.
No guns on Facebook? We’ll see.
At the very beginning of 2016, Facebook banned gun sales on its site. But it’s not that hard to get around these rules.
With all the school shootings and mass murders, placenames now becoming shorthand for different shootings (Aurora, Sandy Hook, Charleston, etc.) one can hardly blame Facebook for getting cautious. Like any responsible company, they want their asses and assets covered. Still, that didn’t stop one Buzzfeed writer from buying an AR-15 (That oh-so-dangerous “Assault Rifle” everyone’s so afraid of) via facebook not far from San Bernardino.
See, while Facebook officially bans guns from their site, that doesn’t stop Facebook groups from being made, anyway. Algorithms can’t stop or solve everything.
Find the gun Sunday, send inquiry private message on Monday, sign the paperwork Tuesday, and ten days later (per California law), an AR-15.
As it was at the beginning of 2016, the gun restrictions were basically useless due to their algorithms. Sometimes guns were listed under codenames, or the groups were closed in hopes of hiding from algorithms. They aren’t illegal gun sales, they’re all by-the-book, just outside of Facebooks rules, forcing these things to possibly look a little shadier than expected.
Still, Facebook has our names, our pictures, more or less our entire identities– If someone’s planning something shady, Facebook probably has our red flags, too. In fact, some people reveal things on Facebook they would never reveal online. Maybe more gun sales need to happen on Facebook. It’s not foolproof, of course, but clearly nothing is. Many guns are bought legally before being used for great violence, and many guns are bought illegally for the same purpose. No change in facebook policy will eradicate bad people getting good guns.
One amusing detail from the Buzzfeed Video:
“The store clerk handed me the AR-15. It was exactly as advertised on Facebook. I pointed the gun at a stuffed moose head mounted on the wall and pulled the trigger. Snap.”
I can’t help but wonder if the store clerk immediately regretted his decision to hand over a gun to someone who points it at his wall decorations and pulls the trigger first-thing.
Someone who reported a great number of gun groups to facebook said that if he wanted to buy a gun illegally, it would take two minutes– but they never address the fact that the gun sale in this article was (according to the writer) completely legal. Were they talking about purchasing through facebook from these gun owners, or in general? Was this fear mongering or concern over something else entirely?
It’s a curious video, and the original comments are full of knowledgeable people pointing out holes where they mention bits and pieces of California law being left by the wayside, presumably for editorial reasons. The report seems balanced, but not incredibly knowledgeable.
What has your experience with the facebook anti-gun stance been? Have their algorithms gotten better, have they been better enforced, or just outright the extreme? (any mention of firearms in their ads, you are denied) Are they still miserable? Is this writer full of nonsense? Leave your comments to let us know.
Here’s the reaction to this feed on Facebook:
Story by Sam Morstan
Sources: Alex Kantrowitz, Buzzfeed News Reporter, Buzzfeed News Facebook, original story here