Weapon is loaded and fired and you be the judge of how dangerous the ancient piece is
Mayor Bloomberg Afraid of 200-Year-Old Rifle
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New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg has repeatedly proven that he hates the U.S. Constitution and that he feels that he a right to harass any citizen he pleases — even ones that have broken no laws. But now he has also shown his lack of manhood because it has been revealed that Bloomberg is afraid of a 200-year-old style of rifle called a flintlock, the style that helped the founders defeat Mad King George in the Revolutionary War. The ancient shooter has Bloomie hiding under his sheets at night.
Mad King Bloomie has initiated a harassment campaign against Michael Littlejohn, a city inhabitant that commissioned a handmade replica of a flintlock musket, the kind just like those the Continental Army used in the 1770s. Littlejohn apparently scared Bloomie when he brought the ancient model firearm to his Brooklyn Apartment. The quaking Bloomie has apparently directed that NYC police attempt to strong arm the history enthusiast to apply for a gun license even though the law says that flintlocks do not need to be registered or a license obtained to own one.
I can happily report that Littlejohn is refusing to bow to the un-Constitutional pressure of thug Bloomberg and his jackbooted coppers.
So what about this rifle, anyway? Is it prone to attacking passers-by all by itself? Is it the favored gun of drive by shooters and gang bangers? How dangerous is the thing, anyway?
Let me describe how this weapon is loaded and fired and you be the judge of how dangerous the ancient piece is:
First, one must have a container of loose gun powder, a little lead ball about the size of the end of your thumb, and a long stick called a ramrod. Your musket must also have a piece of rock called a flint attached to the hammer.
You take the loose powder and dump it down the front of the barrel. This thing loads from the front and is called a muzzle loader. Then you put a little piece of paper of cloth down the barrel, then the little round ball of lead.
Next you take the ramrod which is as long as the gun barrel and shove everything to the bottom of the barrel. Tamp it down nice and tight.
OK, next you cock the hammer and put a little more loose powder in the little pan at the base of the breech. All set.
Now you are ready to fire. Pulling the trigger will release the hammer. Remember your hammer has that piece of rock called a flint in it? Well, that flint strikes the metal and causes a spark. The loose powder in the little pan will ignite and the fire will travel down a little hole in the back of the barrel. That fire will ignite the powder that you put inside the barrel with the ramrod.
BOOM, the gun fires.
And now… it’s empty and has to be reloaded. That’s right after taking the minute or two to load and fire it the thing is empty then empty. And then you have to go through the process all over again.
This is what Mad King Bloomie is afraid of?
Here is a nice video to show those of you that need a visual.
See. It’s no WONDER the gang bangers are lining up to get one of these babies!
(By the way, this guy on the video is not loading his musket in a proper, military manner, but what he is doing there is what has to be done to load the thing.)