Saturday, February 16, 2013

Personal Defense Weapon

The Federal Government defines “Personal Defense Weapon,” and they think these weapons are appropriate for civilian law enforcement but not for your personal ownership.  I think any weapon the police can own should be legal for other civilians to own.

From the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Personal Defense Weapons Solicitation. Solicitation Number HSCEMS-12-R-00011

This Department of Homeland Security request for proposals, specifically defines a Personal Defense Weapon as a 5.56x45mm NATO, select-fire firearm. The proposal includes clauses that further define a "Personal Defense Weapon", which directly contradict Feinstein’s SB 150 that would severely restrict civilian access to less capable non-automatic-fire firearms.
3.9.2 – The action shall be select-fire (capable of semi-automatic and automatic fire).

3.9.10 – The action shall be capable of accepting all standard NATO STANAG 20 and 30 round M16 magazines (NSN 1005-00-921-5004) and Magpul 30 round PMAG (NSN 1005-01-576-5159). The magazine well shall be designed to allow easy insertion of a magazine.
3.10.1 - The fire control selector shall have three positions; safe, semi-automatic, and automatic.

3.12.1 – The overall length of the firearm shall not exceed 30 inches with the stock fully extended.
3.12.2 – The overall length of the firearm shall not exceed 20 inches with the stock fully retracted and/or folded.

3.14.3 – The barrel shall be equipped with a flash suppressor and/or muzzle brake. The muzzle device will be rated on its ability to reduce muzzle signature. It is desired that the muzzle device effectively reduces muzzle rise during firing.
3.16.1 – The pistol grip shall be a fixed, vertical pistol grip constructed of a durable material.

3.21.1 - Magazines shall be compatible with standard NATO STANAG M16 design.
3.21.2 – The magazine shall have a capacity to hold thirty (30) 5.56x45mm NATO rounds.

If police need this type of weapon to defend your community.  Then you should be able to own these weapons to defend yourself and your family; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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