Have you ever thought about walking into someone’s office, place of business, home, garage, driveway, or parking lot and shooting them? You might have actually done it, if you thought that you could get away with it. Or maybe you have. Getting caught, is a deterrent.
There are all kinds of things to consider and plan in order to not get caught. One very important thing, is selecting the correct weapon. You would probably want a quiet firearm. For those of you who don’t know very much about firearms, revolvers are going to be noisy because there is a gap between the cylinder and the barrel, which is an additional outlet for noise, besides the end of the gun barrel.
Semi-automatic pistols which have an ammunition magazine in their grip, instead of a rotating cylinder like a revolver has, can have a silencer added. To add a silencer to a semi-automatic pistol requires the pistol to have its standard barrel replaced with a longer barrel that extends at least 3/8″ beyond the end of the slide.
Obtaining an extended barrel for a semi-automatic pistol means ordering a gun part which is specifically made for your gun. This can lead to requests for your full name, mailing address, credit card, and all of this transaction information has a date on it, identifying a specific make, model, and caliber pistol. In most places, it is not illegal to have a threaded barrel or an extended barrel on a semi-auto pistol, though it is suspicious.
The purchase and possession of a silencer for a firearm is very strictly controlled and regulated. It involves very thorough documentation and record keeping by the licensed authorized seller of silencers, which includes the purchaser being fingerprinted and photographed. The purchaser information is sent to the Federal Government for approval, but this information also goes to local Law Enforcement.
In short, by this point, there will be records of you having purchased a threaded/extended barrel for a specific make, model, and caliber firearm. Records from the silencer purchase include your firearm serial number, your photograph, and your fingerprints. All of your personal information and these records are sent to the Federal Government and local Law Enforcement. Does this sound like a good way to begin if you are trying to not get caught?
One way to bypass the silencer process that I described above, is to not use a semi-auto pistol. For those of you not very familiar with firearms, there are some rifles that operate very similar to a pistol in some ways. One of the most common, inexpensive, and reliable rifles in the U.S. is the Ruger model 10/22. Rifles like this can be shortened quite a bit, and they possess some other useful, desirable features.
The Ruger model 10/22 rifle can be purchased new for about $300. This rifle features a small, compact, 10-round, rotary ammunition magazine, that fits inside the rifle receiver, it does not protrude below the rifle frame. Without interfering with the firing of the rifle, the barrel can be cut off at or near the front stock end, and the rear stock can be cut off. Once this is done, even though it is still longer than a semi-auto pistol, its profile can actually be more slender than a semi-auto pistol, because the 10-round rotary magazine is tucked inside the receiver, there is no pistol grip with an ammunition magazine inside of it extending down.
The cut rifle barrel can be threaded to receive a threaded silencer, or a clamp-on silencer can be used, or a barrel clamp-on to threaded adapter can be used. There are probably one hundred YouTube videos showing how to make a firearm silencer in general, and some specifically for a Ruger model 10/22. This cut-down and modified Ruger model 10/22 rifle is probably not illegal in most places, but possessing a rifle modified like this would cause a high level of suspicion.
The manufacture or possession of an unlicensed silencer carries up to a ten year prison sentence. For those readers who don’t believe me, here is an excerpt from a 2017 criminal court case:
“Jacksonville, Florida – Acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow announces the arrest and filing of a criminal complaint charging Bernandino Gawala Bolatete (69, Jacksonville) with knowingly receiving and possessing a silencer not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison.
According to the criminal complaint, on November 27, 2017, Bolatete asked for assistance in purchasing a firearm silencer from an undercover detective from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Bolatete specified that, to avoid government scrutiny, he did not want any paperwork associated with the sale. On December 1, 2017, Bolatete took possession of a silencer after the undercover detective sold it to him for $100 and he was subsequently arrested.”
On the one hand, your modified cut-down, low-profile, silenced Ruger model 10/22 is now concealable in ordinary everyday objects like a blue-print cardboard tube holder, or a florist flower box, on the other hand, merely possessing it carries up to a ten year prison sentence. And, using a firearm equipped with a silencer while in commission of a crime, carries an additional twenty year prison sentence.
I have thought about all kinds of ways of killing people, and yes, putting poisonous snakes in someone’s vehicle is illegal too, and it is a specific criminal charge too, as is setting vicious crazy dogs loose on people.
It is frustrating sometimes that I can’t get even with people, because of the likelihood of getting caught. Friends offer to let me borrow their crossbow, or tell me that they have a really good place to bury bodies that no one will find, but I am still discouraged.
Yesterday, there is a woman who I have known for about one year, who said that she wanted to show me something. I had no idea what it was going to be. She brought out a very nice, large metal case with locks, about 24″x16″x4″ in size. I still had no idea what it was.
She opened the case, and in it was one large metal firearm silencer, and one custom-built, cut-down, shortened, modified 22 caliber semi-auto rifle, with laser sights. I couldn’t believe it. Why did she have this? Just being in possession of this is a felony punishable by up to ten years in prison, plus probably endless questioning for days about what you have been doing.
This was not home-made and amateurish, this was custom-built by a professional. Though it was cut down, grips were made for it, the barrel had an adapter to allow the silencer to be screwed on and it fit well, there was an accessory rail installed where the laser sight was mounted.
One of the clues to this woman’s nature, which stands out a little bit more from the rest, was about eight months ago when I asked her if she was scared of some man accosting her, she said, “No, I normally carry a knife in my sock.”
I was thinking, some women carry mace or pepper spray, which they plan on spraying someone with so that they can then run away to safety. Or, some women carry a handgun in their purse so that they can draw it out to warn someone to not come any closer, or they’ll shoot. But this woman, she was planning if a guy grabbed hold of her, she would have the opportunity to get her knife from her sock, and then start cutting and stabbing the guy to death.
In other words, given other options, if attacked by a man who was bigger and stronger, she would rather use her knife. Military, Law Enforcement, criminal investigators, and psychiatrists, they will tell you that using a knife on someone is a very emotionally/psychologically hard thing to do, unless the person is under extreme duress with adrenaline, or the person’s nature has become accustomed to killing.