Skip to comments.What do ‘sporting purposes’ have to do with Second Amendment?
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. Heres what its 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).
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 theres 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?
[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.
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Shooting sports have about as much to do with the 2nd Amendment as baseball.
Maybe we can include home invasion protection as part of sporting activities.
What about speed and trick shooting competitions?
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.
Nothing. Next question.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
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.
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.
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.......
Ammunition capacity is 14+1 with 2 3/4″ shells.
Overall length of only 26″ with an 18.5″ barrel
"Kel-Tecs 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 theres no question that Kel-Tec will sell every one of their 1000-unit initial run of their space-saving man stopper. The company says theyre aiming to produce 5000 units in 2011. With law enforcement types sniffing around, theres every chance theyll ramp up from there."
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.
Wow / Nice pic.
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
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.
Annnd here comes the Saiga 12 ban.
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.
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!