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The Heizer Double Tap — A Modern FP-45/M1942 Liberator?

Posted in Government and Politics by TeeJaw on Saturday, December 10, 2011, 10: 06 AM

The FP-45/M1942 was manufactured by General Motors during World War II for the Army. This entry at Wikipedia accurately tells its history:

The Liberator was shipped in a cardboard box with 10 rounds of .45 ACP ammunition, a wooden dowel to remove the empty cartridge case, and an instruction sheet in comic strip form  showing how to load and fire the weapon. Extra rounds of ammunition could be stored in the pistol grip.
After production, the Army turned the Liberators over to the OSS. A crude and clumsy weapon, the Liberator was never intended for front line service. It was originally intended as an insurgency weapon to be mass dropped behind enemy lines to resistance fighters in occupied territory. A resistance fighter was to recover the weapon, sneak up on an Axis occupier, kill or incapacitate him, and retrieve his weapons.

The weapon was valued as much for its psychological warfare effect as its actual field performance. It was believed that if vast quantities of these weapons could be delivered into Axis occupied territory, it would have a devastating effect on the morale of occupying troops. The plan was to drop the weapon in such great quantities that occupying forces could never capture or recover all the weapons. It was hoped that the thought of thousands of these unrecovered weapons potentially in the hands of the citizens of occupied countries would have a deleterious effect on enemy morale.

There are lots of people suffering under tyrants today and it would be in the interest of The United States if these people were able to throw off the yoke of tyranny and gain the blessings of liberty. Our president may not see it that way but most of the American people recognize this simple truth. Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad is slaughtering his people by the thousands to try and stay in power, and the Iranian Mullahs are subjecting their population to genocide to hold onto their power. A modern Liberator gun would be an ideal way to help the victims of these brutal regimes.

A  prototype of a 21st Century liberator exists, although that is not what its makers intend. It called the Heizer Double Tap, available in .45 ACP or 9×19 Luger.

For pennies compared to the amount of money our government wastes every day on things that result in nothing to show for it, the U.S. could drop millions of these things all over Syria and Iran, and let the tyrants get a little of what they give.

The Heizer Double Tap looks to be a great pocket gun for lawfully armed citizens, which would offer a bit of psychological warfare against criminals.  Great back-up gun for cops, as well.

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