This picture has been bouncing around Facebook since yesterday and since most of you are sociopaths who won’t join us there, I thought I’d drag it over here to demonstrate how this discussion on gun control is going to go.
It may even turn out that the picture was ginned up to show how stupid the media is (I can’t find a source and I’ve tracked it back through several sources), but it does look like something that would come out of the media. So the indicated attachment is a sling swivel, you know, so you can put a strap through it and carry it on your shoulder. It’s just that dangerous.
The bayonet lug is the protuberance in front of the sling swivel. If I ever caught one of my troops using their rifle like a spear, I’d have them pushing Fort Bragg to Georgia. Actually, it’s used more like a pike – something you hold on to rather than throw at the enemy. Never mind the fact that you can’t attach a grenade launcher to the sling swivel, you can’t attach one to the bayonet lug either.
EDITOR NOTE: I wrote this earlier today, but I suspected that it was fabricated by the pro-gun side. I held off publishing it until I could verify it’s origins. Turns out that that the picture came from the Chicago Tribune and they’ve since corrected the article that they intended as information for the masses. But, then journalists think they know everything about everything, so there’s really no need for a correction after it’s been published. We all learned something, didn’t we.