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To: Beelzebubba

That law was an overall win for gun owners. It curbed some of the worse elements of GCA ‘68.

The part you’re referring to (no more automatic weapon registrations after 5/19/86) was stuffed in via dubious means (a voice vote of questionable result) in Congress. To veto it was a case of “perfect is the enemy of the good” and to fight it would mean a no-win situation in the press, then as now.


8 posted on 08/10/2011 7:50:48 AM PDT by M1903A1
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To: M1903A1

>The part you’re referring to (no more automatic weapon registrations after 5/19/86) was stuffed in via dubious means (a voice vote of questionable result) in Congress.

And, interestingly enough, that played a part in this decision holding ATF regulation of such guns unconstitutional (because the ATF, then under the Dept. of the Treasury, would not provide any way to procure a tax-stamp): http://www.constitution.org/2ll/court/fed/us_v_rock_island.htm

Now that the ATF is not part of the Department of the Treasury, there is even more ammunition to dissolve them with this rationale. However, those that worship precedence [spit] would NEVER acknowledge the existence of the decision above.


10 posted on 08/10/2011 11:00:17 AM PDT 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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