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Ding126
05-04-2009, 6:49 PM
http://www.usnews.com/articles/news/politics/2009/05/04/sarah-palin-honored-by-nra-with-alaska-themed-assault-rifle.html

Posted May 4, 2009
BY James Gordon Meek
DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU

WASHINGTON—Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was bashed for her pricey wardrobe, but now she's getting a lethal accessory.

The National Rifle Association Foundation will present Sen. John McCain's ill-fated running mate with a military-style assault weapon next week.

The all-white "Alaskan Hunter"—fashionable until Labor Day—is the civilian version of a modified M-4 rifle carried by U.S. troops overseas.

Alaska's feisty Republican governor, who is weighing a potential 2012 presidential bid, will receive the rifle made by Templar Consulting at a May 14 NRA banquet.

It's engraved with Palin's name and adorned with a map of the state on the collapsible stock—made legal after the expiration of the assault weapons ban in 2004. The Big Dipper from the state flag is etched on the magazine well behind a vented barrel guard.

The rifle is chambered in .50-caliber "Beowulf." It's the same caliber used by heavy machine guns, which can take down big game, and in war zones "can disable both motor vehicles and assailants with body armor," according to ammo manufacturer Alexander Arms' Web site.

Templar gun designer Bob Reynolds told the NRA's magazine that Palin had stood up for Second Amendment gun rights and "I just wanted to do something to give back."

More political coverage from the New York Daily News

CCWFacts
05-04-2009, 7:03 PM
Cool!

http://www.redstate.com/josh_painter/files/2009/04/alaskan-hunter1.jpg

domokun
05-04-2009, 7:07 PM
When did we started using .50 Beowulf in combat? :confused:

Ding126
05-04-2009, 7:12 PM
I want one.

fairfaxjim
05-04-2009, 8:40 PM
Why? :confused:

glock_this
05-04-2009, 8:41 PM
:puke:

FS00008
05-04-2009, 8:42 PM
Do they mean .50BMG when they say it's the same...?

And why?

rabagley
05-04-2009, 9:01 PM
IF IT DOESN'T HAVE A FULL-AUTO MODE, IT'S NOT AN "assault rifle"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AAAUUUGGHHH!!!!!!!!!!

Legasat
05-04-2009, 9:16 PM
Very nice. I wonder when they'll present mine to me.... ;-)

5968
05-04-2009, 9:24 PM
Another fine piece of work from the media. I am glad James Gordon Meek was able to share all of his knowledge on firearms with us, which obviously isn't much.

Sinixstar
05-04-2009, 10:29 PM
Another fine piece of work from the media. I am glad James Gordon Meek was able to share all of his knowledge on firearms with us, which obviously isn't much.

The daily news is by no means a left-wing media outlet...

Seesm
05-04-2009, 10:46 PM
How about changing the name of your thread to:

Sarah Palin Honored by NRA With Alaska-Themed "Sport Utility Rifle"


YOU like? It has to start somewhere!! Save our rifles!!

AEC1
05-05-2009, 5:39 AM
I dont care what you call it, I WANT ONE!!!!

tba02
05-05-2009, 6:19 AM
Sarah Palin Honored by NRA With Alaska-Themed "HDR"

highpowermatch
05-05-2009, 6:55 AM
Meek.... what a ****! The ALL MIGHTY .50 BEOWULF! OMG she might shoot down a plane!!!!!! :eek::willy_nilly:

Mulay El Raisuli
05-05-2009, 7:26 AM
The all-white "Alaskan Hunter"—fashionable until Labor Day—is the civilian version of a modified M-4 rifle carried by U.S. troops overseas.



ROTFLMAO!!!! C'mon guys, admit it. This is funny!


Alaska's feisty Republican governor, who is weighing a potential 2012 presidential bid, will receive the rifle made by Templar Consulting at a May 14 NRA banquet.



Vote OH, MAMA!!! in 2012!

The Raisuli

Doheny
05-05-2009, 7:32 AM
:dupe:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=176504&highlight=palin

soopafly
05-05-2009, 9:10 AM
Sarah Palin Honored by NRA With Alaska-Themed Assault Rifle
Sweet!!! She received an assault rifle!?!?!?
...wait a minute...
...you mean it DOESN'T have select-fire capability?...
...this thing is ONLY semi-automatic!?!?!? WTF!?!?!
...I guess she didn't get her assault rifle then:rolleyes::(...




The rifle is chambered in .50-caliber "Beowulf." It's the same caliber used by heavy machine guns, which can take down big game, and in war zones "can disable both motor vehicles and assailants with body armor," according to ammo manufacturer Alexander Arms' Web site.The acronym stands for Browning Machine Gun not Beowulf Machine Gun.


and yes, it is a dupe

7x57
05-05-2009, 9:27 AM
The acronym stands for Browning Machine Gun not Beowulf Machine Gun.


True, but it did say the same caliber and not the same cartridge.

7x57

soopafly
05-05-2009, 9:34 AM
True, but it did say the same caliber and not the same cartridge.

7x57
Now we're arguing over semantics...what are you, a lawyer or someting?:p

aileron
05-05-2009, 10:20 AM
Another fine piece of work from the media. I am glad James Gordon Meek was able to share all of his knowledge on firearms with us, which obviously isn't much.

**** he's barely able to figure out its a firearm. That much I think he figured out from being told it was an assault weapon being given to Palin. Otherwise he probably would of assumed it was a rain stick.

becxltoo984
05-05-2009, 10:04 PM
Marlin Firearms did the same .
http://www.marlinfirearms.com/

Tillers_Rule
05-05-2009, 10:24 PM
What a fun looking gun!!

5968
05-06-2009, 12:17 AM
The daily news is by no means a left-wing media outlet...

I did not say that it was a left wing media outlet. I was merely pointing out that they, like many other "news outlets" have their facts wrong.

5968
05-06-2009, 12:19 AM
**** he's barely able to figure out its a firearm. That much I think he figured out from being told it was an assault weapon being given to Palin. Otherwise he probably would of assumed it was a rain stick.

:iagree: