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"H.R. 1022: To reauthorize the assault weapons ban, and for other purposes"
Les Jones Blog ^ | February 14, 2007 | Les Jones

Posted on 02/14/2007 9:49:48 PM PST by FreedomCalls

H.R. 1022 has been introduced in committee.

From The High Road, where there's lots of discussion and political fingerpointing. Examples:

"Well, all you folks who voted for anyone but a republican now know what the next 2-10 years are going to be like. Maybe longer."

Which was countered by:

"Plus, even if it does pass, all you good Republicans have nothing to worry about because your President will veto it, right? Remember, you guys all said Bush was just playing politics when he said he would sign a new AWB. You guys don't think you are wrong now, do you? Do you?"

Yep. Bush said in the 2004 election that he would sign the AWB renewal if it came across his desk. At the time, he was confident of a Republican Congress keeping that from happening. What could possiblie go wrong? The 2006 elections went wrong, Democrats now control both houses of Congress, and Bush's words are coming back to haunt gunowners.

Still, Bush and a Republican Congress were very good for gunowners. The AWB was allowed to expire in 2004, and the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms act protects gun companies from frivolous lawsuits that were threatening to destroy them.

This renewal probably won't go through, but another one might after the next election. This is exactly why I'm only buying semi-autos between now and the end of 2008. Just in case. If anything is banned it will be semi-automatics. And if they aren't banned outright they will be regulated - as in the 1994 AWB - with regards to magazine capacities of more than 10 rounds and "evil" features like collapsible/folding stocks and flash hiders.


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KEYWORDS: assaultweapons; banglist; congress; guncontrol
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1 posted on 02/14/2007 9:49:50 PM PST by FreedomCalls
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To: FreedomCalls

We can only hope that the 'Rats keep this alive through the election season...


2 posted on 02/14/2007 10:05:03 PM PST by absalom01 (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.)
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To: FreedomCalls

What do these pro-gun-control politicians have to fear from armed citizens? If they aren't doing anything wrong, what do they have to worry about?


3 posted on 02/14/2007 10:07:38 PM PST by MichiganConservative (Mary Carey 2008! It is time for better boobs in DC.)
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To: FreedomCalls

I've made it clear elsewehere and I'm making it clear here.

This country is regulated by the Constitution of the United States, as it is written.

Any attempt to deny me my inalianable rights without Constitutional Amendment through due process will be resisted by force.

I don't blame Liberals for trying to re-write the Constitution, I blame those who claim their rights are being infringed and who do nothing to stop it.

There will always be tyrants, but there aren't always enough freedom loving citizens to resist and defeat the tyrants.

It makes no difference to me though.

Alone, or united with freedom loving Patriots, I have given away all I intend to.

Live free or die.


4 posted on 02/14/2007 10:09:26 PM PST by jeffers
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To: All

Buy all the high capacity mags you can get your hands on, and I mean now!! You may also want to look at buying some weapons for investment. Buy some AR-15 type rifles as an investment for around $900 and put them away without shooting them. Make sure they have all of the "assault weapon" characteristics. Wait until 5 or so years after the "Assault Weapons" Ban goes into place and start selling those rifles for $1,700+. I saw some of them going for $2,500 4 years after the 1994 gun ban.

What I have always found amusing is that the gun ban compliant weapons were functionally no different than the pre-ban weapons, but the term "pre-ban" would drive the price up like crazy, and people will pay it!

PS: Be sure to keep a pre-ban rifle for yourself as they tend to give you some status among the folks out on the range.


5 posted on 02/14/2007 10:18:51 PM PST by KoRn
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To: MichiganConservative

" If they aren't doing anything wrong, what do they have to worry about?"

I think you just answered your own question : )


6 posted on 02/14/2007 10:20:52 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Reagan would vote for Hunter)
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To: MichiganConservative

Hey don't get uppity now.
You should well know that they don't have to practice what they preach
That as good subjects we have no right to have our government adhere to the laws it passes on us.
NOT.


7 posted on 02/14/2007 10:24:12 PM PST by smoketree (the insanity, the lunacy these days.)
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To: KoRn

This is horrible legislation and I hope it does not pass but I did make some serious spending money on Glock magazines after the last one.


8 posted on 02/14/2007 10:27:51 PM PST by volunbeer (Dear heaven.... we really need President Reagan again!)
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To: FreedomCalls
Man that didn't take long. How long do those idiots think they can keep screwing with gun owners before something bad happens? I'm amazed at their arrogance!
9 posted on 02/14/2007 10:30:56 PM PST by NRA2BFree (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT IN 2008! HE IS AN HONEST CONSERVATIVE!!)
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To: volunbeer

The problem with these freaks is that they could do anything like pass a law making possesion and transfer of any number of items illegal.
Once they whip themselves into a frenzy they could pass any number of insane unconstitutional laws.


10 posted on 02/14/2007 10:36:00 PM PST by smoketree (the insanity, the lunacy these days.)
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To: FreedomCalls
Yep. Bush said in the 2004 election that he would sign the AWB renewal if it came across his desk. At the time, he was confident of a Republican Congress keeping that from happening. What could possiblie go wrong? The 2006 elections went wrong, Democrats now control both houses of Congress, and Bush's words are coming back to haunt gunowners.

Time to pick up that Garand I've been wanting. I got rid of my AK's thinking I didn't really need them. Like grandpa missing out on IBM stock, we all do stupid things.

11 posted on 02/14/2007 10:42:33 PM PST by Centurion2000 (If you're not being shot at, it's not a high stress job.)
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To: MichiganConservative

"What do these pro-gun-control politicians have to fear from armed citizens? If they aren't doing anything wrong, what do they have to worry about?"



The whole concept of Freedom just scares the crap out of them, I reckon. I'm not going to waste time analyzing motives, I'm just going to say, "out of my cold, dead hands"! If anyone thinks I'm bluffing, bring it on!
The debate is circular, and endless, and I'm done with debate!


12 posted on 02/14/2007 11:07:07 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (BUAIDH NO BAS, JUST SAY NO TO RINO!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

SWAMPSNIPER wrote:
"What do these pro-gun-control politicians have to fear from armed citizens? If they aren't doing anything
wrong, what do they have to worry about?"


The whole concept of Freedom just scares the crap out of them, I reckon. I'm not going to waste time
analyzing motives, I'm just going to say, "out of my cold, dead hands"! If anyone thinks I'm bluffing, bring
it on!
The debate is circular, and endless, and I'm done with debate!



Excellent.

I stand with you.

The Constitution of the United States supercedes any and all attempts to legislate it out of existence without due process, and I hereby re-affirm my intention to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States with my life as sacrifice if need be.

No more talk, no more unconstitutional laws, if you want my rights, come and try to take them.


13 posted on 02/14/2007 11:49:46 PM PST by jeffers
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To: FreedomCalls

Eh, I'm from California, so it irritates me immensely but doesn't really affect me.

However, it might turn out to be a boon. We all know the whupping the rats got after the '94 ban, maybe that'll repeat itself.

That said, I think the rat congresscritters from semi-gun friendly states won't jump on board this time. Even so, folks like Feinswine and Boxer (my local senators) can vote as they please with no fear of political repercussion.


14 posted on 02/15/2007 1:03:14 AM PST by Constantine XI Palaeologus ("Vicisti, Galilaee")
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To: FreedomCalls; All
Keep these handy:

http://www.gunfacts.info/
Gun Facts is a free e-book that debunks common myths about gun control. It is intended as a reference guide for journalist, activists, politicians, and other people interested in restoring honesty to the debate about guns, crime, and the 2nd Amendment.
Gun Facts has 84 pages of information. Divided into chapters based on gun control topics (assault weapons, ballistic finger printing, firearm availability, etc.), finding information is quick and easy.

The FIVE-MINUTE HANDBOOK (RKBA)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/937190/posts
15 posted on 02/15/2007 4:37:06 AM PST by backhoe (Just a Merry-Hearted Keyboard PirateBoy, plunderin’ his way across the WWW…)
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To: backhoe; Joe Brower; neverdem

awww F***, not again..........

They do this every year.


16 posted on 02/15/2007 4:41:12 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
I seem to remember your saying that the democrats would not push gun control because they knew it was a loser for them. I'd say that this is gun control (Oh and btw if I have the wrong person, sorry about that)
17 posted on 02/15/2007 4:44:07 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government)
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; Shooter 2.5; wku man; SLB; ...
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) is back once again with her annual attempt to reinstate the AWB.

Gee, what a surprise.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

18 posted on 02/15/2007 6:12:14 AM PST by Joe Brower (Sheep have two speeds: "graze" and "stampede".)
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To: FreedomCalls; All
In case you didn't notice, the ban stayed in affect even though it lapsed. The BATF makes its own laws without regard to Congress. Just look around, you will find that nothing can be imported now that was on the ban list. In fact, more has been banned since the bill expired.

You actually believe that we are running a Republic here, don't you?

19 posted on 02/15/2007 6:12:21 AM PST by GingisK
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To: FreedomCalls

I will not comply. Enough is enough.


20 posted on 02/15/2007 6:26:02 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Anyone who needs to be persuaded to be free, doesn't deserve to be.)
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