April 23, 2008

why they fear the five-seven

Last evening, Hotair and others linked a Brian Ross ABC anti-gun propaganda piece, which claimed Mexicans were coming to the US to buy up certain weapons to bring back to Mexico to be used by drug gangs, cartels and that sort of thing.  I suggest that you check out Bob's post at Confederate Yankee for a good critique of this ABC piece, but I want to focus on one part of anti gun propaganda in particular.  This line,

The drug cartels' weapons of choice include variants of the AK-47, .50-caliber sniper rifles and a Belgian-made pistol called the "cop killer" or "mata policia" because of its ability to pierce a bulletproof vest.

"It's in high demand by your violent drug cartels, their assassins in Mexico," said Newell of the ATF. The gun can fire a high-powered round used in a rifle.

The Belgian pistol Ross is talking about is the FN Five-seveN pistol.  And as Bob correctly states, it doesn't shoot a high powered round, or a rifle round, its a PDW round, which is a very light, small, low recoil round, designed for pistols and light rifles. 

The Five-seveN, an eeeevil high powered high capacity cop and kitten killing assault death pistol

So, where did ABC get the "cop killer" line? My guess would be from the longstanding demagoguing against the Five-seveN by the fascist monsters at the Brady Campaign.  You can look at their propaganda and lies here, where you see them refer to the Five-seveN and the ammunition it uses as a "cop killer" repeatedly.

Where the fascists at the Brady Campaign try and trip people up is that there are 5.7 rounds that can penetrate armor, but these are heavily restricted and monitored so that only police, federal agencies and military personnel have access to this armor piercing ammunition.  The regular ammunition that is available to the civilian market isn't armor piercing, as loud as the Brady fascists scream that it is, it just isn't so. 

The Fascist thugs at the Brady campaign have been attacking the Five-seveN since it was released, but why?  I know why. 

The PS90, an eeeevil high powered high capacity cop and puppy killing semiautomatic Antichrist assault death machine

Gamers, and really, TV and movie junkies can probably tell you why the Brady Campaign fears the Five-seveN and PS90 too. Its because they're frequently featured in TV and movies, but probably most frequently seen in video games.  Off the top of my head, I know that the Five-seveN was in Resident Evil 4, called the Punisher, and Solidus Snake carried the P90 (the automatic military version of the rifle) in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.  I understand the P90 is also featured in the Stargate TV series.  I know the P90 is in the FPS Counterstrike, or at least is in one or some of its countless mods. Here, even this flash game has a Five-seveN and P90. I'm sure I've missed games that they appear on, but I have a laptop and Wii, so there isn't much FPS action for me as of late, which means I've probably missed it unless there's a cheat in Mario Galaxy that gives you one.

That is why they fear the Five-seveN, and have been so aggressive in demagoguing against it, because it is hugely popular in pop culture, and the opportunity for yoots who spend a lot of time playing video games and surfing the tubes to turn into young adults with Five-seveNs and PS90's scares the hell out of them.  They know that pro-Second people own the internet, and they are losing people my age because they can't compete in the marketplace of ideas online, and that pesky First Amendment won't let them do anything about it.

They know that "assault weapons" and cool looking guns like the PS90 and Five-seveN are the fastest growing market, and a lot of those are younger shooters.  The only hope the gun control movement has at enacting their vision for a bleaker Nannyfied tomorrow is to get permanent, unshakable "Assault Weapons" bans in place, and hope that in denying access to those guns will destroy interest in shooting amongst younger people.

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