If anyone at the NRA Convention had managed to wander by the H&K booth, they would have been treated to the poster in Tam’s post, which she sums up quite nicely:
By using your free time and hard-earned cash to attend the NRA’s Annual Meeting here in Louisville, you have demonstrated that you are among the solid center in the fight to retain your Right to Keep and Bear Arms. To honor your commitment, we have set up a display here at the convention featuring one of our newest ubertactical rifles.
Like it? Want one? Tough. Unless your last name is “Police Department”.
Because you still suck, and we still hate you.
If you managed to get past all the drooling fanboys, you would have seen that their display booth had a bunch of guns that they’re never going to sell to you and me, their neato 416, some MP5s, and a G36. They did have the bastardized civilian version of the G36, so if you’re interested in paying $1,600 for a neutered rifle you totally can – me, I’ll take that 1600 smackers and buy any of the following:
- 2 AR15s
- 3 CZ Bolt action .223 rifles
- 8 SKSs
- 8000 rounds of 9mm ammo
- 400 gallons of gas.
Not that I’m knocking HK’s products, but rather their contempt of the civilian market. Meanwhile, the FNH booth had loads and loads of guns that are available to the general civilian market – and remember, the next time some ubertacticool guy is talking about how badass HK is, remind him that FN makes something like 70% of the small arms in use by our military.