Wednesday, September 05, 2007

More Landmarks for the AR-15

Carl Bernosky, a great shooter and a heck of a nice guy, made history at the High Power Championships with his AR. This from today's SHOOTING WIRE:
Carl Bernosky took home top honors for the 8th time at the 2007 National Rifle Association High Power Rifle Championship Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio. Using an AR-15 platform rifle with a Smith & Wesson M&P15 lower, Bernosky achieved a first place finish and now becomes the first person in the history of the event to win the overall championship using an AR-15 platform rifle. In addition, Bernosky also earned titles as the NRA Match Rifle Champion and Civilian Champion.

Competing in the match for his 14th time, Bernosky decided upon using a Smith & Wesson M&P15 lower as the base platform for his custom high power rifle. A veteran of high power matches, Bernosky has amassed over 30 years of experience in competing and in building custom rifles. While Bernosky was not the only competitor in the field using an AR-15 platform, he earned the distinction as the first champion to use the AR-15 platform, finishing above second place shooter and former champion David Tubb.
Is this where I get to say, "I told you so?"

My pals at Brownell's are making a little history of their own. For the fist time, they're offering all their AR parts in a special catalog. You can get one by visiting Brownell's, but maybe you'd better sit on your credit card!

As we approach the First Monday in October, when the Supreme Copurt convenes, liberals are starting to sweat bullets over the prospect of the Supremes taking Parker et all. Here's a good piece from NRO's The Corner responding to the Mayor of D.C.'s predictably whining op-ed in the Washington Post:
The Fenty and Singer piece contains this howler:

"The handgun ban has saved countless lives, but this fundamental part of the District's public safety laws will be no more if the Supreme Court does not review and overturn this year's decision by the D.C. Circuit."

Countless lives? D.C. is consistently at the top of the U.S. murder rate rankings. Was the gun ban saving "countless lives" in 1991, when the rate peaked at 80 murders per 100,000 people? Would the number have otherwise been even higher? Is it still saving "countless lives" when our murder rate for 2005, at its 20-year low, was still five times that of New York City?

If I'm not mistaken, Fenty and Singer appear to be suggesting that their city is so totally lawless that only a total deprivation of Constitutional rights can make it moderately liveable. I wonder how they feel about wiretapping?
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Anonymous said...

I came to the AR game a little late, having resisted them for over 25 years, but I have BRD so bad now I wake up a night thinking about them! Sold my Mini 14 and never do I want another one. said...

I think every person ought to read it.