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Gun Appreciation Day

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I know it’s Gun Appreciation Day, so I thought I would highlight the part of gun ownership that a lot of people who want to control them don’t understand. They’re fun.

This young man is put up a video demonstrating his Dirty Harry replica:

And when you get older, you seek different types of fun — but it’s still fun. I found this video that shows you how to take a semi-automatic rifle, and using an accessory called a bump stock, make it fire almost like a fully automatic weapon.

Fully automatic weapons have been strictly controlled since 1986 and are very expensive — up to $15,000. But with this method, you can get pretty close for only a few hundred.

And it’s perfectly legal, at least for now. By the way, if you’re keeping track, those last 24 rounds took 2.37 seconds to fire.

Dave Ross on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

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Dave Ross

Dave Ross hosts the Morning News on KIRO Radio weekdays from 5-9 a.m. Dave has won the national Edward R. Murrow Award for writing five times since he started at KIRO Radio in 1978.

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