Eric Thompson, the owner of TopGlock.com and TheGunSource.com, that is. A long time ago, I had the opportunity to interview Eric in the wake of the VA Tech shooting, as the LA Times was trying to destroy his reputation; he also receiving death threats. At the time, Eric struck me as a pretty even keeled guy with a solid sense of humor, and it’s nice to see that I was right.
I get email updates from The Gun Source, so imagine my surprise when I saw one with the following text:
NFA laws have been repealed through a long standing court battle in the 7th US Circuit Court. The president of TGSCOM had sued the federal government on the grounds that the NFA law violated the Second Amendment of the Constitution. After heated and lengthy oral arguments, TGSCOM is now able to sell fully automatic weapons to the general public without tax stamps and the additional background check. The one stipulation to the agreement is that fully automatic rifles will be treated like handguns in that they will require a purchaser of 21 and older, the firearm must be transferred in the state of their residence (same as handguns) and that the buyer must submit to all regulations in the state of their residence.What this means for you
We will now be adding a limited number of fully automatic firearms to our inventory. They will be sold on a first come first served basis. The benefit is that not only can you own them, but they do not have the $20,000 price tag they normally do.
Since this ruling is so new, there are no restrictions for California residents. Bet on the fact that they will be up to speed very quickly with reducing your Constitutional rights so take full advantage while you can!
In this email there’s a link to a shopping page where you can buy your full auto weapons. Now, I saw this, and I can’t but help think “this is a trick”. But you can click that link, and add a full rock and roll G36 to your shopping cart…and then all the full auto rifles take you to an error page. It’s a pretty awesome April Fool’s prank as far as pranks go, so today on The Day of Fools I salute you, Eric Thompson. Well played.
I almost bought it.
My God, i really wanted this to be true 🙁
Thanks for the compliment. Very much needed considering all the names I’ve been called today. 🙂 I hoped for good success with this joke, but it worked a little too well. Our servers got crushed and I received a call from the ATF DC office stating that they didn’t find it “that funny” considering all the calls they are getting. I just wish I could get a copy of the memo that you know they sent out to their field offices. Happy April 1st!
yeah he got me good too. well played. i was like oh hell yeah! then after i realized it was a joke, i posted it up in my clan’s counter strike forums and they went berzerk. at least u got to have a laugh at pulling a good one off too. hahaha
*sigh* See, jokes like that just are not nice… Got my hopes up and everything.
That gave me a good chuckle. If it were real, the demand would be huge, just because. I would want something full auto, even though I couldn’t afford to feed it. The m249 looks nice, though I would prefer a BAR or an M1919A4.
And next year, we will have the April Fool’s joke about how we can once again buy semiautomatic rifles, due to the over-ruling of the new AWB. Heh.
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