Thursday, January 21, 2010

World's First Assault Rifle

Sturmgewehr MP-44 - The story of the MP-43/44, German assault rifle of World War II

The narrator cannot pronounce "Sturmgewehr" very well. It should be "shtormgavair"

Texas: Teen shoots alleged thief in home invasion: "A teenager at a Southwest Side home fired shots late Tuesday night at alleged burglars, striking one in the buttocks. San Antonio police were called to a home in the 8500 block of Timber Wolf Drive at 11:45 p.m., when two men in a blue Honda Civic allegedly dropped off the injured man. He was taken to University Hospital, where he remains in stable condition under police supervision, officials said. He told police he had been shot at a home where he and his friends had tried to “score some marijuana,” an incident report states. During the course of the investigation, officers learned the man had been shot in the 5400 block of Prairie Flower, where he allegedly tried to break in, the report states. Vinny Vasquez, 17, told police he shot at men who were trying to break in through the back door of his family's home, the report states. Officers noticed a set of footprints near the back door and a small amount of blood, the report states. The man Vasquez shot will likely be charged with criminal trespass, police said. Vasquez is not expected to face charges, police said."

Florida: Homeowner Shoots At Intruder With Shotgun: "A homeowner shot at an intruder Tuesday night in Cantonment, and deputies are still searching for the suspect. About 6:30, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department responded to the home in the 1800 block of Wareham Way. That’s where a homeowner says he shot at a man trying to get into his house. Deputies don’t believe the homeowner’s shotgun blast hit the intruder, but they were not completely certain. The intruder was not found."

More gun control nonsense: "The New York Times has another silly editorial on gun control. The paper’s editorial board is calling for a renewal of the assault-weapons ban, which expired in 2004. The paper’s justification? ‘A survey of more than 130 local police chiefs and officials found 37 percent reporting an increase in assault weapons in street crime,’ along with other evidence indicating an increased criminal use of assault weapons. Notice the implication: If the Congress reenacts the assault-weapons ban, those violent criminals will obey the law. Now, if that’s not silly, what is? What the Times is suggesting is that if Congress makes it illegal to own an assault weapon, the violent criminal will say to himself: “Oh my gosh, it’s now illegal to own an assault weapon. I now need to figure out how I am going to commit my robbery or murder without violating the new gun-control law.” That’s ridiculous. If a would-be murderer or robber doesn’t give a hoot for laws against murder or robbery, why in the world would he give a hoot about a law against owning a gun?"

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