2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Bonehead move of the moment: BATFE seizes a shipment of airsoft guns….

Now I am no big fan of airsoft, if it floats your boat sorry to hurt your feelings.  To me, they clog YouTube with vids spouting names of real firearms and sucker you in just to see some 14 year old kid show off how he put Magpul MOE grips on his $149.00 toy.  But I respect a persons right to go out and dress up all Rambo and roll through the bush shooting plastic BB’s at one another….

I don’t know how Kelvin Crenshaw got his job with the BATFE, but it was obviously not due to his extensive knowledge of firearms.  I agree the toys should of had orange tips, but to say an airsoft replica could be turned into a functioning “machine gun”……sorry, just pee’d in my pants a bit because I was laughing so hard…….oh brother, tax dollars hard at work here….

Mr. Crenshaw, I realize you probably are not a front line agent and are some administrative or public relations type, but for God’s sake you have to know something about firearms just to work there right? I hope the other guys at work ride you unmercifully for this one…

****UPDATE*****

OK, there is starting to be a lot of buzz about this on gun boards across the county.  According to some sources the lower receivers of some of these foreign produced toys may be both made of metal and somehow able to accept an AR upper.  Very little mention of how any of the other lower receiver parts would come into play, but just want to play devil’s advocate for a second and give the benefit of the possible doubt to the government here for a second…..I am not an anti-government type by any means…..

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

the ATF "special agent" they interviewed didn't sound too bright - he was going a little far by claiming anyone could convert it into a "machine gun", without any explanation or logic behind the claim, .. and of course then they say you need a FOIA request just to find out the reason it all!

Kevin Delaney said...

Before i read rhe update i was thinking the same thing. Since the lower is the "firearm" perhaps it is identical to a real one....if that is the case then the ATF is not out of line be seizing them. Obvoisly the upper would never shoot .223.

Anonymous said...

Crenshaw probably believes that the leaked emails in England are false and that Global warming is man-made. "Converted to a military grade weapon", I'd pay to see him try to fire one with real ammo!

Hmmm, tin pot metal fake receiver...

What the hell has happened to the United States? ATF agents with an undersized penis trying to justify a raise? What a total and complete moron!
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james said...

What the hell? that had to be the dumbest,retarded thing I've ever heard.First as a former weapons specialist you cannot convert these guns .There is nothing the same other than looks.Whoever is doing the hiring for the government needs hire intelligent personel. I want to see this so call conversion!!!!!!