A photo circulating this week shows a hybrid rifle nail gun, which is stated can be used to circumvent gun control laws and regulation. Let's take a look at the image and if this is even real or not.
The story is not true. It is just a gun with DeWALT parts attached.
First, let’s take a look at what’s being said about the image:
Dewalt’s answer to home protection that doesn’t require a registration or license. This nail gun can shoot a 16-D nail through a 2×4 at 200 yards and in case of a home invasion well you can NAIL THEIR ASS to the wall. I’m not saying it wont kill the perp but they wont get away. You can also help build a friends fence 2 blocks away while sitting in your front lawn. This is truly how you adapt and overcome so Thanks Dewalt.
A link is often included, to a site that doesn’t sell guns, but Army Infantry-related clothing and jewelry.
What is actually being shown is the creation of a man named David Wiggins. It is merely a standard rifle with some DeWALT parts attached purely for aesthetic reasons. DeWALT has nothing to do with the gun in the photo. It is a gun, not a power tool of any kind, and fires bullets – not nails. The photo was originally posted back in 2008, but has gained notoriety in the wake of current gun control debate in the news. Read more, and see more photos here.
According to the article, Mr. Wiggins was inspired by a similar rifle back in 2003.
If you see someone spreading this hoax, drop them a link to this article to set them straight!
Article updated January 15, 2013