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One-gun-a-month limits hurt law-abiding citizens, not criminals
Washington Times ^ | February 18, 2010 | Editorial

Posted on 02/18/2010 7:27:51 PM PST by JohnRLott

Virginia finally is poised to repeal its unusual law that prohibits law-abiding citizens from buying more than one gun per month. It's about time, because the red tape has not had the desired effect in lowering crime. There is no academic research by criminologists or economists that shows that one-gun-a-month regulations reduce crime in either the states that pass them or their neighbors. The laws have merely inconvenienced honest Americans who want to buy guns.

Besides Virginia, only Maryland, California and New Jersey still have these laws. South Carolina was the first state to adopt the restrictions in 1976 but repealed the limit in 2004. New Jersey has had the law on the books for less than two months now.

Contrary to the nanny-state notion that gun control is good, gun limitations are actually harmful. . . .

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: banglist; mcdonnell; onegunamonth; vageneralassembly; virginia; washingtontimes

1 posted on 02/18/2010 7:27:51 PM PST by JohnRLott
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To: JohnRLott

I bought 2 guns at one time earlier last year.....and at last check neither of them were used in the commission of a crime.


2 posted on 02/18/2010 7:31:57 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: JohnRLott

It’s stupid.

Say you just bought a cheap Marlin 22 and a week later the deal of a lifetime comes along, a mint .455 Webley revolver for $100.

You’re supposed to pass up a deal because the gubmint says so?

BS


3 posted on 02/18/2010 7:34:36 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: JohnRLott

I’ve got a beautiful Dan Wesson CBOB awaiting the passage of 30 days in NJ.

We take it as a mandate to buy one gun a month.


4 posted on 02/18/2010 7:34:43 PM PST by whatexit
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To: whatexit

New Jersey: Where the Second Amendment went to die.


5 posted on 02/18/2010 7:38:57 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: whatexit

You know, I ought to be buying a couple of Aimpoint pistols and carbines a month. Good guns to sell to friends if the SHTF.


6 posted on 02/18/2010 7:39:12 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: whatexit

DUH! I meant Hi Point.


7 posted on 02/18/2010 7:41:22 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Could be worse - could be California! At least we don’t have ‘approved gun lists’


8 posted on 02/18/2010 7:44:07 PM PST by whatexit
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To: Blood of Tyrants

If the SHTF, ANY gun will be a good gun to have/sell.


9 posted on 02/18/2010 7:44:41 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: whatexit

Even in CA, I am not sure you need a permit to simply hold a gun in a gun store.


10 posted on 02/18/2010 7:45:19 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

That’s probably a measure taken by the state’s remaining 5 gun stores to avoid timewasters, rather than law.


11 posted on 02/18/2010 7:50:28 PM PST by whatexit
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To: whatexit

LOL! I think it is the law.

And it simply amazes me that Cabela’s is opening a store in NJ, while a large swath of the south does not have a single Cabela’s store.


12 posted on 02/18/2010 7:53:04 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Yea, but as I don’t generally sell guns, I am sure as heck not going to loan or sell a friend a Glock or an M1 Garand or an AR-15. I WILL charge them as much as I can get, though. Lack of planning on their part will not constitute an emergency on my part.


13 posted on 02/18/2010 7:53:50 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’ll have to check Nappen’s book on that.

Cabela’s seems to have realized that Xanadu is never going to open, and that you can’t sell guns in NJ on Sundays - they’re backing out as carefully as they can, it seems.

btw - thankfully I live right near the Pa border, so it’s a bit easier to find a well stocked store and FFL transfer back in.


14 posted on 02/18/2010 8:02:10 PM PST by whatexit
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To: JohnRLott

Virginia is going to repeal its GUN RATIONING law? GREAT!!!


15 posted on 02/18/2010 8:03:08 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Have you looked at the Hi Point 9mm carbine? Good accuracy and costs about $240.


16 posted on 02/18/2010 9:18:41 PM PST by RicocheT
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To: Red in Blue PA
"And it simply amazes me that Cabela’s is opening a store in NJ, while a large swath of the south does not have a single Cabela’s store."

We don't need 'em. We got Bass Pro Shops. It's where you can buy a boat, guns, ammo, ATV, fishing tackle, clothes,...use 'em all and have lunch before leaving the store. Is this a great country or what!
17 posted on 02/19/2010 4:33:10 AM PST by PowderMonkey
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To: PowderMonkey

I am not a fan of BPS.

http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulletin/concealed-carry-issues-discussions/79022-gun-signs-bass-pro-shops.html


18 posted on 02/19/2010 5:09:18 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: PowderMonkey
“We don't need ‘em. We got Bass Pro Shops. It's where you can buy a boat, guns, ammo, ATV, fishing tackle, clothes,...use ‘em all and have lunch before leaving the store.”

ummm, maybe you should get out and about a little more PowderMonkey? I'm not taking a side concerning which is better, Cabela’s or Bass Pro, they're pretty close it seems to me. And, at least here in the Dallas metroplex they each offer about the same amenities you listed. Actually, if looking to buy a gun(s) and/or shooting supplies I personally prefer Cabela’s.

19 posted on 02/19/2010 5:15:26 AM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Population density. Lots of fishing and camping gear will be sold there.


20 posted on 02/19/2010 6:17:13 AM PST by sig226 (Bring back Jimmy Carter!)
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To: RicocheT

I have. They are coming out with a .40 S&W next month and I think I prefer a gun with more punch.


21 posted on 02/19/2010 8:06:45 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Fun article from American Handgunner July 2002 .40 vs..45—who cares? http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0BTT/is_174_29/ai_n8968401/?tag=rbxcra.2.a.11 I have read that the .40 packs a little more knock down power than a .45.
22 posted on 02/19/2010 8:27:47 AM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get.)
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