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benEzra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-11-08 11:11 AM
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113. That gun was a political statement...look at the grip.
Edited on Tue Mar-11-08 11:12 AM by benEzra

That's a bastardized California AR-15 (.22 centerfire), which happens to be the most popular civilian target rifle in the United States outside of California, but was banned in CA because of its styling (protruding handgrips were deemed eeeee-villll in CA several years ago). So an unfortunate owner, required by law to put that idiotic grip on his postban rifle to meet the silly grip shape rules, decided to thumb his nose at the legislature by turning his Evil Black Rifle into a Friendly Pink Rifle.

The objective here wasn't to make the rifle look like a toy; it was satirizing the fearmongering about small-caliber civilian rifles with handgrips that stick out.

I have seen more tastefully colorized rifles in the hands of target shooters outside CA, though...

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