Civilians will now have Access to an Assault Rifle Meant to Shoot through Bullet Proof Vests
As the talks of gun control pick up, SIG Sauer releases an assault rifle the equivalent to the military's NGSW-R
An assault rifle has reached the market for civilians that can reportedly shoot through bulletproof vests. SIG Sauer’s MCX-SPEAR is the same as the military’s NGSW-R, which is specifically created to shoot through body armor.
"It'll shoot through almost all of the bulletproof vests worn by law enforcement in the county right now.”
Ryan Busse, a former firearms company executive now a senior policy analyst with the Giffords Law Center, said.
According to the company’s website, "The MCX-SPEAR was developed with direct input from US warfighters to provide more power, distance, and accuracy to replace the current M4 rifle platform.” It is also said that the gun fires bullets with twice the kinetic energy of those from an AR-15 and has a longer range. Even an added noise suppressor is included to make the gunman harder to locate.
Ryan Busse told reporters that the gun itself can and will most likely aid in mass shooters becoming “long-range snipers with an AR-15 style gun.”
"I know it's coming. We're trying to get these things out as fast as we can. Get as many guns as we can out the door."
A SIG spokesperson said.