Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3 Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1482 times:
Starting Monday, the ban on assault weapons expires. Even though over 2/3 of the American public want the ban renewed, Congress did not even vote on whether to extend it or not. Great, crime is bad enough with handguns on the street, let alone having criminals hit up 7/11's with AK-47's....
Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1456 times:
Yeah....someone who won't think of twice about plugging some poor clerk at 7-11 while stealing $47 that is in the drawer and then leading the cops on a two hour, 117 mph chase down residential streets is now going to say "well geez....assault weapons are illegal...I guess I need to make an honest living now."
B757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1431 times:
The AWB was a joke. It didn't outlaw automatic weapons (which are regulated under many federal laws some dating back to the 1930's) like the media likes to claim. It was simply a piece of feel good legislation. Guns were banned based on appearence and because they looked "mean". Only very minor changes were required to allow the guns to continue to be sold.
PPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1412 times:
crime is bad enough with handguns on the street, let alone having criminals hit up 7/11's with AK-47's....
And criminals have weapons because they purchase them legally? Yeah right, criminals will always be able to get the weapons they want, all AWB did was make it harder to legal citizens to own these semi-automatic "assault" weapons.
And congress doesn't want to touch this with a ten foot pole because many of the folks who voted for it were voted out in part because of NRA pressure.
AGC525 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1378 times:
Clintons gun bill was useless.
Since then there has been absolutley no change in the amount of crime in this country. And for the most part, how does the barrel length, collapsable stock, or muzzel break make a gun a "assult weapon". If I attacked you with a rusty pitchfork, wouldn't that be considered an assault weapon??
The ban took rights away from honest citizens. I have to go through all the hoopla to buy a new rifle, but some thug homeboy can buy an automatic uzi on the black market. Why not go after him???
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Jalto27R From United States of America, joined May 2004, 857 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1372 times:
You guys are kidding me right? This ban was the biggest joke ever. Mothers look at this and go "I am so happy my children are safer" just because that's what the title of it is. It doesn't do squat. WellHung; the guns that are out there now being sold illegally are sufficent enough to supply anyone who wants one. The ban won't change any of that. The dems will sugar-coat this as a monstrosity of wrong-doing on the part of the Bush-administration as they do with every other thing they can find.
Arniepie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1365 times:
Where thus the need for these kind of weapons come from in every day live??
Always reminds me on that scene with Eddy Murphy in that film where he gets elected and goes to congress.
He goes hunting ducks with this Weapons manufacturer with M16's and fire ton's of ammo,... only 1 duck comes down and Murphy says
"Probably died of a heartattack"
ALASKA739 From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1356 times:
What a stupid piece of legislation to begin with... and it is a hideous claim to suggest that two-thirds of the American public wishes the ban was reinstated. But perhaps you meant to say one-third, and in that case I do agree with you that that same third has a low level of intelligence.
Dl021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1352 times:
The assault weapons ban. What makes a weapon and assault weapon. Its looks? The ban was pointless and harmful. It did nothing to prevent arms merchants from bringing in weapons to be sold on the streets, and kept law abiding citizens from exercising their rights.
wellhung (if you say so)
The concept of a rifle you can fold up and put into your pocket is the kind of hysteria that liberal gun haters pass around to try and scare folks into giving up their rights. The minimum length for a rifle barrel under permanent law prevents any rifle from being legally sold that would fit into a pocket. If you are looking for something to ban, then go after the double barrel shotguns, because they can be so modified. Problem is there are millions out there to find. If you really want to ban a deadly weapon that fits into your pocket why don't you take the keys away and prevent kids under the age of 18 from driving? Thousands of deaths per year more than are currently killed by people with guns will be prevented if we keep kids off the roads in the deadliest weapon ever invented. The automobile.
EMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1328 times:
What a disgrace.
The gun laws in America are an utter insult to the thousands of families in the USA that have lost loved ones because of such lenient laws
No, the problem in this country is that all the liberal lawers get there clinets out of doing hard time after commiting a violent act with a gun. In my book.. Do the crime-Do the time. If you use a gun in the use of a crime, no matter how small or petty.... 10 years Minimum. If you shoot that gun and even miss.... 40 to life due to intent to inflict harm. If they die...... see you in hell.
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JeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1314 times:
Just in time for Kerry.... LOL...
"The clamor over the Democratic presidential candidate, who took possession of a Browning semiautomatic shotgun outside his home state, reflects a problem with the laws and should not be used to arrest and prosecute the man." According to gun-law expert Alan Korwin.
1. Taking ownership of the shotgun gift, if he doesn't already have a valid Massachusetts Firearm Identification Card, could subject him to a two-and-a-half-year prison term in his home state. Since he has claimed publicly he owns firearms, chances are he has this critical piece of paper, Korwin says.
2. Bringing the firearm back to Massachusetts, if he received it from a private party, would be a federal felony under the 1968 Gun Control Act (five years in prison, $5,000 fine, 18 USC §922).
3. The only exemption that would allow him to bring it into his home state requires that he obtained it in a face-to-face transaction with a federal firearms licensed dealer (FFL). A private gift would not qualify.
4. If Kerry did get it from an FFL, he would have had to personally fill out and sign a 4473 form, required by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), before the gift was given, under penalty of federal felony.
5. If Kerry did not personally undergo a "NICS" instant background check before the transfer from an FFL, he would have put the person conducting the transfer in some legal jeopardy, though the law contains a loophole that probably would save Kerry from additional harm (the dealer, not the recipient, suffers from failure to do the NICS check).
While gun lobbyists are inflamed that Kerry introduced a law that would outlaw this particular type of sporting shotgun and gun gifts in general, it is a good thing the law has not passed yet, because then it might be too serious a problem to simply ignore.
KC7MMI From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 854 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1300 times:
Ok people, time to stock up on hi-cap magazines. You can never be too prepared, and we don't know how long our freedom will last... Go celebrate. Buy AR-15's, put a flash suppressor on it. Retrofit your existing guns with pistol grip stocks. Take full advantage!