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What do ‘sporting purposes’ have to do with Second Amendment?
National Examiner ^ | January 28, 2011 | David Codrea

Posted on 01/29/2011 5:31:41 PM PST by Neil E. Wright

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has just released its “Study on the Importability of Certain Shotguns.” Here’s what it’s about:

The purpose of this study is to establish criteria that [ATF] will use to determine the importability of certain shotguns under the provisions of the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA).

Like what?

Under one [category] the Attorney General shall approve applications for importation when the firearms are generally recognized as particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes (the “sporting purposes test”).

And there’s an important catch, defined in previous “studies”:

“[T]he ability to accept a detachable large capacity magazine originally designed and produced for a military assault weapon should be added to the list of disqualifying military configuration features…”

Yeah, but plenty of people use semi-auto firearms recreationally and competitively. No problem, right?

Uh...not exactly:

[T]he scope of “sporting purposes” did not include all lawful activity, but was limited to traditional sports such as hunting, skeet shooting, and trap shooting. This effectively narrowed the universe of firearms considered by each study because a larger number of firearms are “particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to a sporting purpose” if plinking and police or military-style practical shooting competitions are also included as a “sporting purpose.”


(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2amendment; banglist; militia; saiga; shotguns
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1 posted on 01/29/2011 5:31:43 PM PST by Neil E. Wright
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To: Neil E. Wright

Shooting sports have about as much to do with the 2nd Amendment as baseball.


2 posted on 01/29/2011 5:34:48 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Neil E. Wright

Maybe we can include home invasion protection as part of sporting activities.


3 posted on 01/29/2011 5:34:48 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White)
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To: Neil E. Wright

What about speed and trick shooting competitions?


4 posted on 01/29/2011 5:34:53 PM PST by dila813
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To: Neil E. Wright

Even I am not so jaded as to consider shooting tyrants a sport so the 2nd Amendment is unrelated to sport. It is all about controlling the government and instilling the proper fear in those elected to serve.


5 posted on 01/29/2011 5:37:32 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Obama. Chauncey Gardiner without the homburg.)
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6 posted on 01/29/2011 5:37:39 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Neil E. Wright
"What do ‘sporting purposes’ have to do with Second Amendment?"

Nothing. Next question.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

7 posted on 01/29/2011 5:51:55 PM PST by wku man (Still holding my breath, but exhaling a bit after Nov. 2...)
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To: ReverendJames
aybe we can include home invasion protection as part of sporting activities.

I think the only way to get through to these people is if they were subjected to a home invasion. Or how about one of their daughters being raped and murdered.

Then they could ask themselves why they let rapists and murderers out of jail early to repeat these crimes.

This ain't rocket science folks.

8 posted on 01/29/2011 5:52:57 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: Neil E. Wright

9 posted on 01/29/2011 5:53:34 PM PST by Iron Munro (Liberalism is nothing more than childlike emotionalism applied to adult issues.)
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To: Neil E. Wright

What annoys me most is that ‘pistol grips’ are now regarded by ATF as a ‘sporting feature’, as noted in the document, and I remind everyone that this same part was regarded as a ‘military-style feature’ under the 1989 Bush Import Ban (and remains so under USC 922.r for imported rifles) and the expired 1994 Crime Bill.

The ATF is on crack. No kidding that they have senior field agents running anonymous homosexual ‘glory holes’ in hotel rooms. Deranged and insane.


10 posted on 01/29/2011 6:03:49 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: Neil E. Wright
I suspect the attempt to conjure up a legal precedent with this "sporting" reference, neatly re-framing what the 2nd is about for their purposes.

Watch for this "sporting" label to be picked up by the MSM as a litmus test for "acceptable" guns.

The time may well be drawing nigh.......

11 posted on 01/29/2011 6:09:30 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: Neil E. Wright
Kel-Tec Unveils The New KSG Dual-Tube Pump Shotgun

Ammunition capacity is 14+1 with 2 3/4″ shells.
Overall length of only 26″ with an 18.5″ barrel
Bottom eject

SHOT Show: Kel-Tec KSG Bullpup Shotgun Explained

"Kel-Tec’s KSG is a SHOT Show stopper, with crowds hovering over the bullpup like disaster victims over Red Cross food supplies. OK, maybe not that desperately. But there’s no question that Kel-Tec will sell every one of their 1000-unit initial run of their space-saving man stopper. The company says they’re aiming to produce 5000 units in 2011. With law enforcement types sniffing around, there’s every chance they’ll ramp up from there."
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12 posted on 01/29/2011 6:11:49 PM PST by Iron Munro (Liberalism is nothing more than childlike emotionalism applied to adult issues.)
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To: Neil E. Wright

bttt


13 posted on 01/29/2011 6:14:08 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Neil E. Wright

Sporting purpose was introduced by senator Dodd. He copied almost verbatim from the Nazi gun laws. The concept that a gun was only legitimate if used for sporting purposes came from there.


14 posted on 01/29/2011 6:26:57 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Neil E. Wright
Get yourself a Saiga 12 belt-fed shotgun now, while you still can.


15 posted on 01/29/2011 6:45:27 PM PST by smokingfrog ( BORN free - taxed to DEATH (and beyond) ...)
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To: Iron Munro

Wow / Nice pic.


16 posted on 01/29/2011 7:06:56 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: KoRn

I just named SELF DEFENCE as the newest Olympic sport.
See that takes care of that problem.
And if the Just-us Dept want my sporting firearms, sorry but that and the Second Amendment are just not negotiable


17 posted on 01/29/2011 7:09:58 PM PST by Tupelo
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To: Neil E. Wright

Everyone get it through your skulls, the 2nd Amendment is not about DUCK HUNTING dammit! I have heard these idiots all my former career keep tying the 2nd Amendment with hunting. They know better and so do you.

It’s about defending your and your family’s life (as well as an innocent stranger’s life), nothing less. Go on the offensive, start with local politicians and LEOs, especially Chiefs of Police and Sheriffs (notoriously liberal because they’re politicians FIRST). Not all but a surprising number are.


18 posted on 01/29/2011 7:15:07 PM PST by brushcop (CW4 Matthew Lourey CW2 Joshua Scott/ Kiowa pilots KIA Iraq '05. Thank you for our son's life.)
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To: Neil E. Wright

Annnd here comes the Saiga 12 ban.


19 posted on 01/29/2011 7:45:40 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: smokingfrog
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20 posted on 01/29/2011 8:30:30 PM PST by Neil E. Wright (An OATH is FOREVER OathKeeper III We are EVERYWHERE)
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To: Neil E. Wright; The Comedian
I always tell my Liberal friends (who don't know much about guns) that the single-most-important thing they must be aware of when firing a gun is to be sure that they are looking in the right hole when they push the trigger...

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21 posted on 01/29/2011 8:41:16 PM PST by Gargantua (Palin ~ West 2012... Demand Exceptional--America deserves the best)
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To: Neil E. Wright

Thing is, Congress enacted the term, and the BATFE is tasked with figuring out what to do with it.

Tell your congressman to dump the term. It cannot be sanely implemented.


22 posted on 01/29/2011 9:31:09 PM PST by ctdonath2 (Great children's books - http://www.UsborneBooksGA.com)
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To: KoRn

Ahem....

Our shiny new (OH MY GOD!) Military Industrial Complex (TM) (OH MY GOD), most unfortuneatlly necessary for our shiny new FREE REPUBLIC to remain FREE. (OH MY GOD) How ever in the foxtrot are we going to keep them under our CONTROL!, yet still necessary... Ahem... Let us see... How about... The right of the people to keep and bar arms shall not be dicked with what so ever.

WHAT SO FRIKKEN EVER!

Why is the second so hard to read? It’s written in ENGLISH!

So glad I read KJV.

Burn baby burn! Right on!


23 posted on 01/29/2011 11:47:02 PM PST by prolusion (Living document this!)
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