MDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1334 times:
Quote: "As unnerving as the Fort Dix terrorism plot was, it could have been all the more worse if the weapons of choice for alleged assailants had been .50 caliber assault guns instead of AK-47s," said Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, D-Mercer.
CA has banned the .50 BMG rifle by classifying it as an "Assault Weapon". Seriously? What is someone going to do with a five foot long, thirty pound rifle that recoils like a kicking horse? Does anyone even know if anyone has ever been killed in a crime where a BMG rifle was used?
Newark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1316 times:
This was in the Newark Star-Ledger this morning. I like the first line of the article.
Gun ban takes shot at re-enactors, hunters
Proposal would prohibit battlefield muskets and popular deer muzzleloaders
Thursday, May 10, 2007
BY BRIAN T. MURRAY
The Continental Army and the Redcoats may have to go at each other with baseball bats in New Jersey.
Revolutionary War buffs who annually re-enact historic conflicts like the Battle of Monmouth with muskets contend they will be disarmed by a proposed gun ban aimed at modern .50-caliber rifles that gun-control advocates call potential terrorist "sniper" weapons.
A bill in the Assembly (A3998) states that antiques and replica guns will be excluded from the ban, but gun advocates say the measure caps that exclusionary rule at .60-caliber rifles -- which would ban muskets carried by many Civil War re-enactors, as well as the Continental Army. The proposed law also extends the ban to popular, one-shot "in-line" muzzleloaders used by thousands of deer hunters, angering many sporting organizations.
"Just about every rifle carried on the American continent prior to 1855 were larger than .60-caliber," said Peter Hefferan of Wantage, a re-enactor and owner of Reactive Technologies, a private firearms consulting operation that works with law enforcement.
"You'll wipe out re-enactors of the American Revolution. The whole concept of the re-enactment is history, and it is required that everything be accurate right down to the threading of the garments and the number of buttons, even the type of buttons," he said.