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To: Richard-SIA

Are you saying this is a good bill?

How is registering anything good?


2 posted on 05/07/2005 12:49:35 PM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (I leave reason and good manners to those that have them.)
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com

It is an EXCELLENT bill.
Unregistered NFA items subject the owner to a fine of $250,000 and ten years in prison.
The veterans or heirs who have these NFA items did no overt criminal acts.
They are risking fines and prison merely for having War Trophy guns they or their husbands and fathers brought back from previous conflicts around the world.
Prior to the emergence of PC anti-gun hysteria our soldiers were encouraged to destroy the enemy, and allowed to keep captured weapons as souvenirs.

These souvenirs have become very valuable, and ATFE now denies that many of them which WERE registered via any of several past means are recorded in the NFRTR data-base.

This bill will allow a short "amnesty" to ensure that the veterans or heirs have an opportunity to register their war trophies, thus preventing their unfair prosecution and seizure of their valuable guns.


7 posted on 05/07/2005 1:35:40 PM PDT by Richard-SIA ("The natural progress of things is for government to gain ground and for liberty to yield" JEFFERSON)
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com

How is registering anything good?
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Amen.


81 posted on 05/09/2005 1:47:32 PM PDT by lodwick (Integrity has no need of rules. Albert Camus)
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com

I can't figure out if this is good or bad.

If you are a veteran and you "liberated" an enemy firearm, you acquired it without purchase, so no laws restricting purchase of the same should apply, it would seem to me.

So what are they giving away with this bill?

I think somebody should check out the sponsors. If they are all or mainly Democrat, we know its bad.


89 posted on 05/10/2005 9:45:37 AM PDT by ZULU (Fear the government which fears your guns. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com
olly olly oxen free....

I'm with you. If I had one of these and had managed to keep it quiet, I'm not sure I would want to be on the list.

Then all the Gubmint has to do is change the rules and round them up.

Better yet to repeal the NFA of '34 and related statutes and do away with the restrictions altogether.

92 posted on 05/10/2005 10:34:26 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (Grant no power to government you would not want your worst enemies to wield against you.)
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