"You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in their struggle for independence."
-- Charles A. Beard, Historian (1874-1948)
"The tank, the B-52, the fighter-bomber, the state controlled police and the military are the weapons of dictatorship. The rifle is the weapon of democracy. Not for nothing was the revolver called an "equalizer." Egalite implies liberte. And always will. Let us hope our weapons are never needed--but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny... If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government--and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws."
-- Edward Abbey, The Right to Bear Arms, 1979
Everybody, I was shopping gun parts for an imported shotgun and kept running across references to "922r compliant", that the imported gun "is not 922r compliant out-of-the-box with high-capacity magazines".
What is that all about? The (expired) Clinton gun ban?
Is it still relevant? Do I have to modify the imported piece with aftermarket U.S. content before using the "noncompliant" magazines?
Or is that Old Clintonspeak, and no longer operative?
Second question: What's the consensus here: Can Red Nancy and the Magic Negro do a retroactive gun ban to January 1? Retroactivity (unconstitutional) has never bothered Congress when it came to raising taxes.