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January 27, 2014

As I Was Saying: Fear-Mongering Progressives Review the RIP Round and Gush: "96 Grains of Pure, Unadulterated Hate. A Desire to Inflict Suffering. Period."

"This is scary!!!"

Okay I added the exclamation points but they do that when they take a reviewer's quote for a movie poster.

A site called "PolicyMic" went to an unbiased source to get his take on the weapon. A guy named Richard Rowe who wrote a very objective, neutral book called Against the Tea Party. (No, seriously.)

Rowe gives the RIP the rave-fear reviews that the ammo maker was counting on:

A New Bullet Has Been Invented. This is What it Looks Like.

As I mentioned: Focusing on how "scary looking" the bullet looks. This piece just came up 28 minutes ago.

Didn't take that long, huh?

He claims the new bullet is similar enough to another type of round (which this article calls a "tool of war," rather than a round) banned by the Hague Conventions called a flechette round.

Think a shotgun, but nastier. Traditional bullets do most of their damage by transferring kinetic energy in an expanding "bubble" around the projectile. Flechette rounds are different. They're full of nasty, tiny spikes which pierce the insides of the target (creating holes through skin, muscle, lungs, heart, vital organs, etc.) and pass through the other side.

Rowe notes: "The flechette-like needles that the R.I.P. round produces won’t even offer its victims that cold mercy, though. Because they’re copper."

He then quotes a surgeon talking about flechette rounds (and assuming you will take this quote about flechette "tools of war" to apply to the new RIP "tool of war"):

"Don't kid yourself. It is not a job for a surgeon but for graves registration."

I could see that going right on the movie-poster ad for the bullet.


Or as Rowe, who in the past attempted to modify his own ammunition to achieve a similar effect, calls it: "96 grains of pure, unadulterated hate. A desire to inflict suffering. Period."

Other tools of war are made for the love.

By the way, here's an actual picture of the rounds.


Count Floyd says "Very scary, very scary!"

Sorry to do two posts in a row on the same thing. But it's funny to watch how fast the left gins up its next Moral Panic.

Thanks to @comradearthur.

Parody: A parody twitter account called "Moms Demand Attention" has posted this infotaining graphic.

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posted by Ace at 04:31 PM

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