Assault Musket Locks Down St. John's University

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 28 Sep 2007 12:06:15 GMT  <== RKBA ==> 

A.D Lelong at - Omesh Hiraman frightened New York University sheep with a muzzleloading rifle. He didn't shoot anybody, and I'll bet most of the students would have waited around for the two minutes it would have taken him between shots. Heaven forbid that anybody without a uniform should take direct action against a violent lunatic. Of course, the WNBC article calls it only a "loaded .50 caliber weapon", neglecting to mention that even trained Revolutionary War soldiers could only fire three shots per minute from their muskets. Especially telling is that "unarmed campus security officers and a student who is a police cadet" apprehended the guy at 2:30, but nobody was allowed to leave the campus until 5:30. Sheesh. Free Republic discussion. Expect legislation any day now to close the "assault musket loophole." [lew]

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