The National Gun Victims Action Council on Wednesday called publicly for TrackingPoint to ban sales to civilians, saying that only certain groups would buy the rifles.
The NGVAC contends that hunters and sportsmen would not buy TrackingPoint’s Precision Guided Firearms, capable of firing aimed rounds out to 1,200 yards with ease through use of its innovative technology, since they would eliminate the need for skill.
Likewise, the group does not see a self-defense use for the enhanced firearms. With that in mind, the gun control group only sees one market for civilian sales of these guns.
“NGVAC believes that there are three groups who will buy these rifles — insurrectionists, terrorists and hate groups,” said NGVAC’s CEO Elliot Fineman in a release. “Given the Sniper Rifle’s deadly accuracy, no one is safe — this cannot be allowed.”
TrackingPoint’s PGF allows shooters to accurately hit whatever they want at ranges out to 1,200 yards. The system relies on a computerized scope loaded with features and is hardwired to a rifle. To use it, a shooter locates and tags a target with the software programmed into the scope. With a target tagged, the user must depress the trigger and hold it until the reticle inside the scope realigns with the tag. Once everything aligns properly, the round fires.