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Assault Weapons Ban To Expire  
User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1382 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....

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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1356 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."


Get your heads out of the clouds people.


User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

"having criminals hit up 7/11's with AK-47's"

Yupp, the good old easy-to-conceal, light-to-carry and easy-to-handle-in-confined-spaces AK-47, the perfect weapon to hold up a convenience store...  Insane

Must be either the arctic cold or Texan heat at work here.


LY744.



Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8685 posts, RR: 43
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

LOL! Call me morbid or whatever you like, but I think this has a very special ironic touch to it. Big grin


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User currently offlineLorm From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 409 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1343 times:

*sings* Tasha's got a gun....

to Aerosmith's "Janie's Got a Gun"  Laugh out loud



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User currently offlineHigh_flyr69 From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1338 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.



Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice Doggy' until you find the shot gun
User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1331 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.


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User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1312 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.



At worst, you screw up and die.
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1302 times:

In about four hours, we will experience something that rarely happens, the American public will gain back something that was wrongfully taken from them, precious freedom.

So my feelings on the sunset are I assume pretty well known here.

FREEDOM!!!!



"



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User currently offlineLono From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1335 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1293 times:

L-188

Hear hear!!!

If guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns...

Peace through superior fire power....



Wally Bird Ruled the Skys!
User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1287 times:

Yeah, criminals don't get their guns legally, so let's make more available for them to get illegally. Especially high-powered rifles they can fold up and put in their pocket.

L-188, you said yourself that the ban did nothing. Now you're acting like it's the emanciption of slaves. So you're getting back a freedom that was never taken away? You're not that dumb, are you?


User currently offlineAGC525 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1278 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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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1278 times:

Wellhung.

If the law does nothing, why have it on the book.

Particuarly if it restricts individual liberty?


And yes it did affect people, it just never worked for it's intended purpose.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineJalto27R From United States of America, joined May 2004, 857 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1272 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.

User currently offlineArniepie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1265 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"

[Edited 2004-09-13 03:07:09]


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User currently offlineALASKA739 From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1256 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.


north dakota sucks.
User currently offlineDl021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11446 posts, RR: 76
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1252 times:
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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.



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1234 times:

20 minutes to go,

My hearts all a twitter.

I hope Brady and Schumer and Feinstein are miserable tonight.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineLono From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1335 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1229 times:

Its time to go buy a tech 9!!!!! woot!!!


Wally Bird Ruled the Skys!
User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1228 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.



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 20, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1214 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.



What a joke..  Big grin





User currently offlineKC7MMI From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 854 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1200 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!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23
Reply 22, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1194 times:

Thank God that stupid law is history. Now I can buy two high capacity magazines for my .45


"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offlineLorm From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 409 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1185 times:

Always wanted that BMG .50 !!! WEEE HAWWWW!!! Got me a flash supressor !!! .50 cal target shooting is such a blast!!!  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineKC7MMI From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 854 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1174 times:

.50 cal target shooting is such a blast!!!
I bet it's a BLAST! How much a pop? Isn't it like $1.50 per?


25 AGC525 : WOO HOO! THE BAN IS UP!!! Now I can buy a hi cap mag for 10 bucks instead of 50! I'm not sure about BMG, but .50 for a desert eagle is a $1 a round. I
26 Post contains images QIguy24 : Hey guys... Why not just buy one of these while you are at it?? The bigger the better and not all the pussy stuff you are talking about
27 Post contains images KC7MMI : Why not just buy one of these while you are at it?? Hmmm, good point. Ship to: PO Box 28592, Mesa AZ 85210-2093 ...just send the invoice.
28 Post contains images QIguy24 : No problemo. How do you want it delivered? FedEx, UPS or DHL?
29 Sebolino : L-188 and all your trigger happy friends, you are so blind. The bad guys will always have the weapons, bla bla bla ... Freedom to shoot .... bla bla 2
30 MD11Engineer : I'm getting increasingly fed up with people here arguing about stuff thezy obviously don't know what they are talking about. Here are the facts again:
31 MD11Engineer : I made one mistake: The import ban is stated in the law of 1986, which will stay valid. Jan
32 Post contains images NKP S2 : I'm not going to make any purchases based on lifting of the ban; I'm just enjoying the howl of protest from the nanny-staters on the loony left. You c
33 Greaser : Now the world knows why Americans are such good shooters in war..!!! Ever used a Barrett or PSG-1 to kill a mocking bird???
34 Boeing757/767 : Those of you who are gleeful about this make me sick. You clearly don't care about the health and welfare of this country.
35 NKP S2 : Perfect practical definition of a strawman argument.
36 Cptkrell : Kill a mockingbird? Why shoot Florida's state bird? They sound cool and it's hard to tell what song they are mimicking. Seriously, why not ban automob
37 Dl021 : Cptkrell....ban porn? SHHH! You'll give somebody ideas! When a german has a better concept of US law than some of our own citizens it is time for the
38 N754PR : America is one ****** up place, how the hell can it be legal to buy machine guns?? Have you not seen enough people die in the states due to the legal
39 Post contains images Slider : Those of you who are gleeful about this make me sick. You clearly don't care about the health and welfare of this country. BWAHAHAA! What a terrific i
40 Post contains images EA CO AS : Why not just buy one of these while you are at it?? Hmmm, good point. Ship to: PO Box 28592, Mesa AZ 85210-2093 ...just send the invoice. Has the 60 g
41 Post contains images Solnabo : Hell, why no Sidewinder on the car roof and knock you´reself out with all weapons: bang bang.......indians & cowboys....Yyyiiiaaahhh......showdown at
42 Post contains images QIguy24 : Oh oh!!! Aren't you a little harsh there Micke?? [Edited 2004-09-13 22:09:08]
43 Luv767s : This whole gun thing is so ridiculous. The only reason why we have a "right" to own a gun in this country is so that we could assemble a "militia" to
44 Boeing757/767 : Slider, My comment wasn't meant to be "intellectual." As the father of a young child I am simply immensely dismayed by this action (on inaction) as it
45 Post contains images Keesje : I tend to like Americans but this gun thing .. most countries found out it´s better to leave it to the authorities ages ago .. ever seen the gun rela
46 PPGMD : Speaking of terrorism...I wonder how long it will take them to get some heavy firepower and wipeout a bunch of people in America until someone wakes u
47 Captoveur : I love this LWAK attitude of "the government knows what is best for you, so hand over your guns, to hell with freedom" Why the hell are you all so in
48 Solnabo : Yeah, you´re probably right that I´m harsh on this matter....... -"He´s got a bigger gun than me,so I want a bigger one". IOW the police is outgunn
49 Boeing757/767 : PPGMD: Oh, sure, a citizen with a small concealed handgun is going to stop a terrorist spraying bullets on the street corner. Yeah, right.
50 Captoveur : "Oh, sure, a citizen with a small concealed handgun is going to stop a terrorist spraying bullets on the street corner. Yeah, right." Yet again, more
51 PPGMD : Boeing757/767, Actually with them spraying bullets they are unlikely to hit you, while your aimed shots are more likely to hit them. If I took you to
52 QIguy24 : Solnabo, I'm afraid I have to agree with you on this one. They do have a little tendency to have te biggest gun you can get. And as I have seen in oth
53 Post contains images KC7MMI : Like a Desert Eagle .50cal? I would love to have one of those...and yes, I'd be one of coolest guys on the forum if I had one...plus, I could tell chi
54 Post contains links L-188 : GIve you an example of misinformation. http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/09/12/gun.ban.ap/index.html Look of the photo of the gun dealer. That Mini-14 he is
55 Captoveur : That Mini-14 he is holding is legal despite what the caption says. Yes, it is.. I have one just like that.. Complete with a factory Ruger 30rnd mag.
56 Danny : How cool. You are not allowed to take pictures of the planes but you can have AK-47. Too bad spotters don't have such a powerful lobby as weapon manuf
57 Post contains images KEESJE : Danny maybe when your camera looks like a gun & you wear an NRA jacket they will let you ..
58 Captoveur : "You are not allowed to take pictures of the planes but you can have AK-47." Show me the law that says you cannot take pictures of planes... Don't hol
59 Danny : "Show me the law that says you cannot take pictures of planes... " It's about the practice - go to photographers forum and read stories about people d
60 PPGMD : Acutally you can't have an automatic AK-47, you can have a semi-automatic AK-47 (which looks cool but it's a waste of money you can get better; more a
61 L-188 : Actually you can have a full auto AK but it falls under the Class III rules. BTW: one of the groups who are actually most in favor of keeping the 1930
62 Post contains images QIguy24 : A question to all of you who has a gun in your home to protect your self. Why don't you have one of these instead?. I'm sure it would bring more pain
63 Kellmark : QIGuy24. Obviously you have never seen the Indiana Jones movie where he was threatened with the sword. The sword lost.
64 Post contains images QIguy24 : Kellmark, FYI I have seen all the Indy movies But it has been a while tho You could lose with a gun as well if it get jammed. So there is no differenc
65 Post contains images KC7MMI : Has the 60 gotten THAT bad at rush hour? Well, near where I live it's not too bad cuz it's 6 lanes across each way...which makes it the perfect road f
66 MD11Engineer : Just for information: In Europe gun laws and restrictionsa were made for centuries to keep guns out of the hands of the LEFT WINGS (Revolutionaries, A
67 RT514 : A question to all of you who has a gun in your home to protect your self. Why don't you have one of these (baseball bat) instead? Good question, QIGuy
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