One of the most silly aspect of the federal assault weapons ban is the inclusion of a bayonet lug on the list of “evil features”. (OK we could call the whole AWB stupid, because things like a “Pistol grip” is just the physical way you can hold a rifle with an inline stock compared to older guns where the stock drops below the bore axis, and “Grenade Launchers” in the AWB sense is just an evolutionary dead-end that only existed for a short period of time before most nations all seemed to agree that center-fire grenade launchers *which are NFA items themselves* work better than rifle grenades…eh bah its all dumb, but let’s talk about bayonets!)
The media has been nuts recently over “hi-capacity” magazines, and “Assault weapons”, and other such crap. But it seems with all this mayhem all these nuts seemed to have forgotten to fix their bayonet! Its almost like the days of the Bayonet are over. Hell the Army thinks so.
I remember from back in my anti-gun days a school shooting in California where a bayonet was mentioned to be mounted on the gun. A little Google search and I found this. It notes that his rifle was a Chines Type 56 rifle. For those who aren’t seeing where this is going, a quick Google search again brings me here.
You’ll note that these rifles are essentially the Chinese copy of the Russian AKM rifle, but unlike their Ruskie counterparts they don’t have the lug system for an AK bayonet, instead they use a fixed folding bayonet system that is very similar to the Chinese copy of the SKS. (more images here)
So there’s a good chance that while there was a bayonet attached to his gun, he likely never even deployed it. Certainly nobody got injured by it…of course when you’re staring down the barrel of a gun, you might not be as concerned about weather it has a knife sticking off of it or not.
Just something rattling around in my skull.