MDorBust
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NJ Preys On Fear To Pass Ban Stupider Than AWB

Fri May 11, 2007 6:23 am

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"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.

http://www.nj.com/newsflash/jersey/i...7880466585210.xml&storylist=jersey

What?

 rotfl 

I don't think that assemblyman Gusciora has ever seen a .50 rifle much less fired one.

The best thing that could happen is some idiot terrorist turns in his AK and tries to lug around a .50.

AK-47:
7.62 x 39mm
Weight: 9.5lbs
Length: 34.25 inches
Ammo: 30 rnds
Price: $300 - $450

Barrett M82
.50
Weight: 31lbs
Length: 57 inches
Ammo: 10rnds
Price: $7300 - $12,000

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?
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RE: NJ Preys On Fear To Pass Ban Stupider Than AWB

Fri May 11, 2007 6:39 am

This was in the Newark Star-Ledger this morning. I like the first line of the article.  Smile

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
Star-Ledger Staff

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.


http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/jersey...news-7/1178771641234960.xml&coll=1

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RE: NJ Preys On Fear To Pass Ban Stupider Than AWB

Fri May 11, 2007 6:47 am

Quoting MDorBust (Thread starter):
What is someone going to do with a five foot long, thirty pound rifle that recoils like a kicking horse?

Good question. What is someone going to do with that?

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RE: NJ Preys On Fear To Pass Ban Stupider Than AWB

Fri May 11, 2007 6:51 am

Quoting Mir (Reply 2):
Good question. What is someone going to do with that?


1,000m target competitions.
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RE: NJ Preys On Fear To Pass Ban Stupider Than AWB

Fri May 11, 2007 7:52 am

Quoting Mir (Reply 2):
Good question. What is someone going to do with that?

I don't know the answer to that question but I hope it involves a self-induced enema.
 
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RE: NJ Preys On Fear To Pass Ban Stupider Than AWB

Fri May 11, 2007 8:58 am

Quoting Mir (Reply 2):
Good question. What is someone going to do with that?

Enjoy it.

Quoting MDorBust (Thread starter):
Barrett M82

Not to mention that ammo is at least $2.00/round (Cheap Stuff).
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RE: NJ Preys On Fear To Pass Ban Stupider Than AWB

Fri May 11, 2007 9:39 am

And the Good Stuff is $5.00 and up! I can't wait to shoot a .50 someday.

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