On December 14, 2012 26 grade school children and members of the teaching and administrative staff of the Sandy Hook Elementary School were shot to death with weapons anyone can buy at most Wal-Mart department stores or any gun shop in the United States of America. These weapons include assault rifles like the Bushmaster M4 with accessories like 100 round drum magazines, semi-automatic handguns like the Glock 22 and shotguns like the Remington 870 Express Tactical. The ammunition for these weapons include projectiles like the commonly available Winchester Ranger T series which upon impact spreads open to inflict as much internal damage as possible.
In the year and a half since the Sandy Hook massacre there have been 74 mass shootings in the United States of America. This is how the gun and ammunition manufacturers have reacted:
From the current Remington US web page:
“Designed with the concealed carry permit holder in mind to deliver big gun terminal performance out of shorter barreled pistols and revolvers. This round has been engineered to provide optimal penetration and expansion through even heavy clothing at lower velocities for maximum stopping power. It's all of our premium features now finely tuned for your most important handgun.”
From the current Bushmaster US web site:
“With the "Sunset" of the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban on Sept. 13th, 2004, Bushmaster can again offer features on the AR15 type rifle that had been deemed illegal for those 10 years - such as flash suppressors, bayonet lugs, collapsing telescopic stocks and high capacity magazines.”
From the current Winchester US web site:
“When a situation unfolds, so does the Ranger® T Series handgun ammunition. With an unbeatable combination of expansion and penetration enhanced by engineered segments in the patented SXT® design, the T Series can be relied on to deliver consistent stopping power in real world situations.”
From the current Glock US web site:
“GLOCK Pistols for Personal Defense and Protection. Defense is personal, and it should be, it’s about invading your space. Our goal is to put serious confidence in your hand for any situation where your safety—or your family’s safety—could be compromised.”
Perque? THIS DOES NOT EXIST HERE. Reason enough amic. Reason enough. Happy 4th of July.