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Rifle toting terrorists a threat to national power grid...
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It looks like they have another angle with which to push gun control to ban hunting rifles because they can be used to pop holes in transformers. This article also contains more anti-gun retardation sound bites that some politician who has no clue about guns will probably take and run with and people like Feinstein will quote ad nauseam to generate hysteria:

Quote:An attacker “could get 200 yards away with a .22 rifle and take the whole thing out"

I'd be willing to bet that there ain't no way or no how that you could pop a hole in the 1/8th" steel that's probably surrounding a plant transformer or sub station gear at even point blank range. At 200 yards I find it hard to believe it would to much more than chip the paint. At the very worst at 200 yards with a 22 maybe you could break some ceramic insulators. Maybe the "expert" making these claims thought that the rust spot generated from the paint flecks knocked off by the .22 @ 200yds in about 4 decades could rust to the point that the oil leaks out of the transformer.

I have no doubt that a few coordinated groups with .308's or bigger that actually knew how substations and things of that nature are engineered could probably cause some serious damage to the grid, but someone could just as easily do even more damage with a 4 or 5 pound improvised explosive tossed over the fence. This stikes me as someone who is intentionally generating fear in order to secure more funding for their pet project.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-20...-grid.html

(opps I meant to post this in the national gun politics rather than PA)
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#2
Say it ain't so. The Fudds thought their high powered sniper rifles were safe from the gun grabbers.

200 yards away with a .22 and take out the whole thing? I bet he said that with a straight face, too. Blush
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#3
It's even worse than I feared for us high-power, 22 shooters.
Says right here on the box that it's dangerous up to one mile.


Oh noze!
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#4
There is no possible way to protect every single piece of infrastructure across the entire country. For anyone to say that it's possible isn't living in reality. I can think of several ways right off the top of my head to compromise several different services with the most basic of items. Rifles aren't the problem and doing away with them won't do anything to protect the infrastructure.
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streaker69;129955 Wrote:There is no possible way to protect every single piece of infrastructure across the entire country. For anyone to say that it's possible isn't living in reality. I can think of several ways right off the top of my head to compromise several different services with the most basic of items. Rifles aren't the problem and doing away with them won't do anything to protect the infrastructure.

Seriously.

To this day I'm astounded that buses didn't start blowing up in every major city after 911 and that water supplies weren't poisoned.

Two things that could have been done with relative ease that would cause more chaos than a temporary blackout.



These people are stupid beyond their years.
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#6
Brace for impact. Surely some type of freedom restrictions are in order straight from the land of progress.

Funny the wife and I were just discussing having a once a week "no power day" in the house. Sounds like an even more valuable idea than I initially thought.
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#7
I could plant a pipe bomb at the substation 2 blocks from me and wipe out service to an entire zip code, including my own house.

So what?


BTW, the article in the OP is over a year old.
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ArcticSplash;129964 Wrote:I could plant a pipe bomb at the substation 2 blocks from me and wipe out service to an entire zip code, including my own house.

So what?


BTW, the article in the OP is over a year old.

I think it came to the forefront again because of things like this are now being revealed: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/12/...ical-grid/

Let's not forget that a group of foreign nationals were caught trespassing as a public water reservoir shortly after the Boston Bombing and were released with nary a look into them.
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I found one!

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(12-29-2013, 01:13 PM)Philadelphia Patriot Wrote: I found one!

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