Monday, May 4, 2009

The Sarah Palin Assault Rifle

The NRA is honoring Sarah Palin with an assault rifle engraved with Palin's name and adorned with a map of the state on the collapsible stock.

The New York Daily News is reporting:
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was bashed for her pricey wardrobe, but now she's getting a lethal accessory.

The National Rifle Association Foundation will present Sen. John McCain's ill-fated running mate with a military-style assault weapon next week.

The all-white "Alaskan Hunter" - fashionable until Labor Day - is the civilian version of a modified M-4 rifle carried by U.S. troops overseas.

Alaska's feisty Republican governor, who is weighing a potential 2012 presidential bid, will receive the rifle made by Templar Consulting at a May 14 NRA banquet.

It's engraved with Palin's name and adorned with a map of the state on the collapsible stock - made legal after the expiration of the assault weapons ban in 2004. The Big Dipper from the state flag is etched on the magazine well behind a vented barrel guard.

The rifle is chambered in .50-caliber "Beowulf." It's the same caliber used by heavy machine guns, which can take down big game, and in war zones "can disable both motor vehicles and assailants with body armor," according to ammo manufacturer Alexander Arms' Web site.


Anonymous said...

While this is a really nice AR15, keep in mind that these guns were NOT banned during the 1994 ban, only certain features (bayonet lug, magazine capacity, etc.) were actually banned. Also, the .50 Beowulf is NOT the same round used by machine guns - it was a specially developed round for this platform. A real .50 BMG round used in machine guns is MUCH more potent. This is the equivalent of having a medium-bore shotgun shooting a slug; it can do a lot of damage, but only at a much shorter range.

FYI, the Winchester lever action was at one time considered an "assault rifle" - but is now an antique. What actually constitutes an "assault rifle" anyway? I can assault with a hunting rifle as well as I can hunt with an assault rifle. Either way, it's still my 2nd amendment right to own either one.

Steel Phoenix said...

Very nice, I want one!