Monday, April 9, 2018

Long On Ideas, Short On Brains

h/t Kenny
Best wishes with that clever plan, halfwits.


Anonymous said...

I saw once, on a discussion of improvised weapons, a machinist said something like "I have access to a complete, modern machine shop and know how to use it. My definition of "improvised" is different from most people's"

Honestly though, most people with a modicum of brains could build perfectly lethal weapons from what they can buy in Home Depot, and none of it would raise an eyebrow when they brought it to the check-out.

Mark D

Tactless Wookie said...

For $7 in materials almost anyone can make a zip shotgun. Or look at 3D printers. Take a real mental giant to see this cat is never going back into the bag.

Anonymous said...

As Hognose put it, the "250 million" has been around since the 90's.
He did some maths and postulated there were likely more than that in the US private citizen's hands, and that was using actual numbers.
And that's before we look at the TFB's "improvised weapons" segment.


Aesop said...

Exactly, Andrew.

His conservative guesstimate was north of 600M privately-owned weapons.
That is probably still a low-ball bare-fact estimate.

It ignores untold numbers of war bring-backs since 1900, illegal imports, and home-made items.

IMHO, the true number of firearms out in US circulation is probably within spitting distance of 1B weapons. And 1-2T rounds of ammunition for same.

That would be what I'd plan for, were I asked.

Anonymous said...

And ammunition can be made. Drawn and annealed brass cases, jacketed bullets, smokeless propellant, priming compound. Modern ammunition in its present form has been around for over a hundred years.

loren said...

I still have all ten digits so will forego making zip guns and improvised explosives. Damn shame all my guns and ammo were lost in a tragic boating accident in 2019.

Anonymous said...

Anyone with a bench lathe and some scrap sheet metal can build a sten in very little time.

Anonymous said...

How to build your own Sten....

...Carry On.


Anonymous said...

Not only that, my brother in law has been turning out reloading dies on his lathe that look every bit as good as anything from RCBS, Hornady, or Lyman.