For those of you who have never seen it, I present you the Carolyn McCarthy incident.
Well I was searching for it for someone at work and discovered this:
Yes, that’s right folks, if you Google “Shoulder Thing That Goes Up” US Rep. McCarthy is displayed as the person you’re looking for. I do find something satisfying about her ignorance being placed front and center. I just wish if you searched for her name the first result was that video.
Never fear though because sling swivels are now on their way to replace the shoulder thing that goes up!
This is why we find our selves in the predicament we’re in. The media is either grossly or willfully negligent and the general public believes everything they say without fail. This would be funny if it weren’t for the fact that I’m sure some politican is going to hold this up in a legislative session and say we need to ban it!
Never mind the fact that grenade launchers are destructive devices along with each and every grenade. I personally have never seen one in the civilian market, even with all the gun shows I’ve been to. I’ve never seen a real RPG either. Yet this same group of media and journalists that label a sling point a bayonet mount says they can be obtained at gun shows. Remember though, we’re supposed to trust them because they have done careful research and are “educated” on the topic. When I was 4 I could have done a better job of identifying the different parts and the associated terms for a firearm.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.