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Hello Kitty Assault-Like Rifle,

at RifleGear.com. Thanks to Clayton Cramer for the pointer.

wekt:
This isn't really an assault rifle, at least according to teh internets, because it isn't capable of selective fire. (It works only in semi-automatic mode.)
12.31.2007 10:14pm
A Keyboard and a .45 (mail) (www):
And it is pink. No way an evil assault rifle can be pink.
12.31.2007 10:19pm
eck:
I prefer the Care Bear body armor & My Little Pony M4A1 carbine (both found at GlamGuns).
12.31.2007 10:40pm
Gene Hoffman (mail) (www):
Note that this is not an assault rifle. It's California compliant .223 self loading AR like rifle. Find out more at Calguns.net where this rifle was originally posted and where we're slowly taking California gun laws apart even before Heller.
12.31.2007 10:45pm
Beran Panasper:
There is a shooting range in Waikiki that seems to cater mainly to Japanese tourists... this rifle would be huge there!
12.31.2007 11:36pm
Steve2:
My first thought, I kid you not, was, "I wonder how this would fit into the fair use doctrine."

My second was, "Aww, Hello Kitty with a rifle is cute!"
12.31.2007 11:41pm
Happy-lee:
Awesome!
12.31.2007 11:49pm
Paul Zrimsek (mail):
I can just picture myself intoning "Goodbye Kitty" in a thick Austrian accent and then opening fire.
1.1.2008 12:54am
Eugene Volokh (www):
But it's much funnier as an assault rifle! Still, I changed the post title from the original "assault rifle" to "assault-like rifle" (which I realize is an odd neologism, but clear and I hope a bit funny precisely because it's odd).
1.1.2008 1:18am
CDU (mail):
1.1.2008 1:30am
glangston (mail):
Major Hello Kitty Bling here..Hello Kitty Tomcat with blinged out case

The HK for Hechler and Koch works for Hello Kitty.

As you see a guy did this for his wife.
1.1.2008 3:53am
Scote (mail):
It is just barely not an assault rifle by CA law. The primary reason being that it "is based on an 'off-list' lower receiver made by Stag Arms"--i.e. the receiver is functionally identical to a Springfield armory AR-15 receiver that California would consider an "assault rifle" but isn't on the official "this is an assault rifle" list.

Also, you don't need full auto to be an assault rifle.

All that being said, nice work. If an assault rifle could ever be called cute, this is the one.
1.1.2008 4:53am
NicholasV (mail) (www):
Scote, I suppose you don't, but almost all assault rifles tend to have at least a multi-round burst setting.

For example, I seem to remember there were some version of the M-16 that lacked full auto, but did have a level to select between single shot and 3-round burst.
1.1.2008 5:47am
David Chesler (mail) (www):
When I first learned to shoot, my dream was to shoot well enough that I could use a pink-colored firearm. I won't be in the market for this example any time soon.
1.1.2008 8:14am
Aukahe:
Scote,

All assault rifles are select fire. A rifle that does not provide firing options is either a semi-automatic or automatic rifle. The AR-15 is only semi-automatic. Calling the AR-15 an "assault rifle" is a propaganda ploy by those who want to ban them.
1.1.2008 8:50am
Houston Lawyer:
I've seen actual rifles with pink stocks at gun shows. My 11-year-old daughter expressed interest in the .22.
1.1.2008 10:39am
seadrive:
Is this going to mean that if an law enforcement officer sees a My Little Kitty lunchbox on the back seat of the car, he has probably cause to search the car for firearms?
1.1.2008 11:02am
nevins (mail):
Feminine protection?
1.1.2008 11:06am
Milhouse (www):
I believe the correct term is "assault-style weapon". Which is rather like "kosher-style". This is an assault rifle in the same sense in which a pastrami on rye from Canter's is kosher.
1.1.2008 11:24am
Bruce Hayden (mail) (www):
I think that you have to distinguish here between the traditional definition of an assualt weapons, which require either select fire or possibly fully automatic fire, and have been heavily regulated and mostly illegal for around 75 years now, and the redefinition used when banning scary looking weapons that look like traditional assualt weapons. I like the suggestion above of calling the later "assault-style" weapons.

I enjoyed the picture of the weapon, as well as the comments, with it pointed out that pink was picked because of its well known ability to calm people.
1.1.2008 12:51pm
iNonymous:
Hello Kitty assault rifles -- coming soon, to a trademark casebook near you.

This could also be a fun exam question. Is HK "famous" enough to allow a dilution claim? (maybe) Is this a parody use? (doubtful) Would any reasonable consumer be confused and believe that Hello Kitty now makes guns? (I hope not)
1.1.2008 1:57pm
Tracy Johnson (www):
I hear in Africa, they are giving one of these away with each One Laptop Per Child.
1.1.2008 6:28pm
Tracy Johnson (www):
P.S. Every time I aim, it is selective fire.
1.1.2008 6:29pm
TMac (mail):
Assault an enemy position you have been ordered to overthrow and you will immediately appreciate the difference between a semi-auto look-alike and a selective-fire or fully automatic *assault* weapon.
1.1.2008 8:06pm
shecky (mail):
Despite the inevitably stupid pissing match over the definition of an assault rifle, I have to say, this is an AR-15 I'd love to have. Those black things are just too butch for me.

Hello, Pussy!
1.1.2008 9:15pm
scooby (mail):
Assault an enemy position you have been ordered to overthrow and you will immediately appreciate the difference between a semi-auto look-alike and a selective-fire or fully automatic *assault* weapon.

Say you're an infantry platoon that comes into contact with the enemy in a wooded area. It's dense enough that cover is abundant and you are traveling in a file, but you can still move more or less freely about.

Your platoon performs initial response to contact (return fire, seek immediate cover.) You have two elements of riflemen, the forward element continues to engage and hold their position, while the flanking element will move around to attack the enemy's flank. You also have a pair of machine gun crews, the support element, who set up and begin to engage, firing timed bursts during initial response.

The flanking riflemen, upon reaching the enemy's position, will give the forward riflemen and supporting machine guns a signal to shift fire, that is, to move their aim left or right so they don't shoot their own people. The flanking element will continue to move through, and give another signal to lift fire, that is to fire in the air. The flanking element moves completely through and beyond the enemy position and takes up security.

The supporting machineguns take up rear security while the forward riflemen moves directly through and beyond the enemy position, to mop up any remaining resistance. Finally, you reassemble, take care of casualties, and continue mission.

For riflemen burst isn't very useful in actually killing people. It's more effective when suppressing the enemy, but that's really what a machinegun is best suited for, so you have burst, IMHO, for situations where you don't have a machinegun. Suppressive fire, whether from a machinegun or a rifle, only kills the dumb 10% who stick their head out, its tactical value is in keeping the enemy's heads down and immobile. Semiautomatic fire is far more effective for actually killing people because you have far more control over it.
1.1.2008 9:25pm
TonyRyan (mail):
Almost as funny as the assault weapon pinup model, law student, and [probably former] federal clerk here:
1.1.2008 10:26pm
TonyRyan (mail):
make that here:
1.1.2008 10:37pm
Tracy Johnson (www):
I fully appreciate the effects full and semi-auto. I just don't like wasting bullets when being selective. Besides, people like to parse words here, why can't I?
1.1.2008 11:39pm
denk:
Anybody want to bet that they're receive a cease-and-desist letter or takedown notice from the owners of Hello Kitty?
1.2.2008 3:22am
Hello Kitty (mail) (www):
Привет! Слушай, подскажи - что означают слова:
"олорирропролл" и "азанизимаза"?
Мне нужно непременно это выяснить.
Меня Чин озадачил. Не хочется выглядить
в его глазах недоумком.
А еще - как ты считаешь - правильно
пишется "марсианин" или "марсианец"?
Кстати, по теме твоего поста - про Хелло-Китти -
в этом ведь нет ничего предосудительного,
что я, мужик в возрасте, являюсь фанатом
Hello Kitty и веду фанатский блог Hello Kitty ?:
http://hellokitty.armadaboard.com

С уважением
Hello Kitty
1.2.2008 6:05pm
Scote (mail):

Scote,

All assault rifles are select fire. A rifle that does not provide firing options is either a semi-automatic or automatic rifle. The AR-15 is only semi-automatic. Calling the AR-15 an "assault rifle" is a propaganda ploy by those who want to ban them.


False. There is no one definition of "assault rifle," otherwise we wouldn't be having this debate. Second, "assault rifle" is really a civilian term meant to denote military rifles from sporting arms. A gun that is full auto is a gun that is full auto, not necessarily an "assault rifle." An UZI submachine gun has select fire, but I wouldn't call it an assault rifle or even a rifle because it is a submachine gun (a full auto gun that fires pistol rounds) not a rifle. (Only the civy semi auto versions have the 18" rifle barrel that allows them to be called a "rifle.")
1.3.2008 12:40am
Happyshooter:
False. There is no one definition of "assault rifle," otherwise we wouldn't be having this debate.

False. An assault rifle has only one meaning, a light rifle or carbine firing intermediate ammo and that can be select fired. The term itself is a translation for the German word Sturmgewehr, after the StG 44, the first assault rifle.

As an assault rifle, literally one of the StG class, the rifle HAS to be:

Around carbine sized;

shooting intermediate ammo;

detachable magazine;

select fire;

and locked breech.

The gun banners made up the term 'assault weapon' for similar looking rifles to help ban guns, and all the good little dems and libs did what their masters ordered and used the term and banned the guns based just on looks.
1.3.2008 9:11am
Scote (mail):

False. An assault rifle has only one meaning


Demonstrably false. There is no international body of "English" who defines "assault rifle" with a single and unalterable definition. As much as the definition you provide may be accurate in a certain context it is not the only one in use. Words and terms take on different and new connotations, even ones that are offensive to some and contrary to their original meanings. That is just a fact. Your desire to be right and have a valid point will do nothing to affect this fact. And you are picking a fight with the wrong person. I've made no negative comments about weapons in this thread.
1.3.2008 1:02pm
HelloKitty (mail) (www):
Привет! Слушай, подскажи - что означают слова:
"олорирропролл" и "азанизимаза"?
Мне нужно непременно это выяснить.
Меня Чин озадачил. Не хочется выглядить
в его глазах недоумком.
А еще - как ты считаешь - правильно
пишется "марсианин" или "марсианец"?
Кстати, по теме твоего поста - про Хелло-Китти -
в этом ведь нет ничего предосудительного,
что я, мужик в возрасте, являюсь фанатом
Hello Kitty и веду фанатский блог Hello Kitty ?:
http://hellokitty.armadaboard.com

С уважением, Hello Kitty!
Hello Kitty
1.4.2008 2:50am