As mentioned yesterday, the folks at RECOIL Magazine have been trying to blame Heckler & Koch for the magazine’s recent article and subsequent public relations fiasco calling the HK MP7A1 unsuitable for ownership by private citizens. Today, Heckler & Koch put forth a formal public statement on the issue:
Some readers have misinterpreted a recent feature story in RECOIL magazine as a reflection of HK policy. Heckler & Koch has a long presence in the US civilian market and throughout that time has been an ardent and passionate supporter of the Second Amendment and the American civilian shooter. This will always be the case. The contents, opinions, and statements expressed in that feature story are those of the writer, not Heckler and Koch’s. Additionally, the writer and RECOIL magazine have issued a clarification and apology for the ill-chosen words used in the story.
The HK MP7A1 4.6 mm Personal Defense Weapon mentioned in the story is a selective-fire product (capable of “full automatic” fire) and is currently restricted to military and law enforcement agencies by BATF. HK-USA has previously researched introducing similar commercial products, chambered in 4.6 mm, but it was determined that the final product would not have enough appeal or be legally feasible.
— Heckler & Koch USA
Hopefully, this will put an end to the stupid claims that HK or its employees were responsible for the anti-RKBA statements by RECOIL Magazine.
Train hard & stay safe! ToddG
(hat tip to TCinVA for first posting the HK statement at pistol-forum.com)