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California man turned water gun into shotgun, police say.
FoxNews.com ^ | May 22, 2012 | Fox News

Posted on 05/22/2012 3:38:45 AM PDT by carriage_hill

Edited on 05/22/2012 4:14:33 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

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To: Eye of Unk; carriage_hill
There are some great youtube videos on how to make zip guns. Is it legal to make one in the US? It should be a state's right issue. Are there any states that allow it?

I watched one video where the guy made a zip gun out of stuff in his shop in about a minute or two, then he disassembled it because he said it was illegal to own.

41 posted on 05/22/2012 6:28:30 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: carriage_hill

I want that dude as my gunsmith. Of course, that’s pointless since the boating accident took all my guns.


42 posted on 05/22/2012 6:33:11 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: shelterguy

Did you hear about the person who used a stick to beat someone to death? Sticks definitely should be outlawed.


43 posted on 05/22/2012 6:33:39 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Eye of Unk
you have a good point. Humans will modify and innovate.

This is a truck spring that the Poles modified to launch Molotov cocktails at the Germans.

I found it on this fascinating website that has pictures of a Polish military museum. It is astonishing and even has British and American equipment.

44 posted on 05/22/2012 6:55:20 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Interesting videos. I just watched 2 and yes, I’d be very wary of possessing one, since it’s almost automatic prison time.


45 posted on 05/22/2012 6:58:39 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Admin Moderator; carriage_hill

Sorry, I didn’t see an WP/LATimes byline anywhere when I posted it earlier this morning. Thanks for fixing it.


46 posted on 05/22/2012 7:03:01 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: crosshairs

I had one of those, too, last summer! LOL.


47 posted on 05/22/2012 7:06:05 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: FreedomPoster

Hm, According to that list I have an AK-47.


48 posted on 05/22/2012 7:22:46 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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To: FreeAtlanta
There are some great youtube videos on how to make zip guns. Is it legal to make one in the US? It should be a state's right issue. Are there any states that allow it?

I watched one video where the guy made a zip gun out of stuff in his shop in about a minute or two, then he disassembled it because he said it was illegal to own.

Not true; the federal government restrictions are from 1) the power of the interstate commerce clause, and 2) the power to tax. In Rock Island Armory vs. United States, the ATF lost big on the ability to regulate full-auto firearms because 1) their power was taxation-based, and 2) they would not issue the tax-stamp for any new manufacture, which 3) negated all their authority in the matter. The Judge's reasoning was such that the ATF did NOT appeal the case, it is said, because they feared a loss in a circuit-court [meaning multiple states].

49 posted on 05/22/2012 7:36:31 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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To: carriage_hill

Scratching my head here.

I could understand this as a function of concealment.

The weapon (real shotgun) was covered by plastic. One could argue the same about a plastic holster. I guess I’m confused about how putting something onto an existing LEGAL weapon, that in no way alters the function of that weapon, is illegal. Can someone elaborate or explain this to me?


50 posted on 05/22/2012 7:51:55 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: taxcontrol

I’m afraid that’s “beyond my pay grade”, tc. If you get a cogent explanation, pls Ping me to it.

Is a toy, water squirt-gun considered a “legal weapon”? Just asking.


51 posted on 05/22/2012 8:22:49 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Fireone
It's pretty easy to conceal a firearm.


52 posted on 05/22/2012 8:25:58 AM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: samtheman
Are reporters really as stupid as bags of hammers, or are they just required to pretend to be?

Hammers have a purpose, and when they get pi$$ed they have a habit of whacking you.

53 posted on 05/22/2012 8:52:26 AM PDT by voicereason (The RNC is the "One-night stand" you wish you could forget.)
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To: carriage_hill

I would say not a weapon as it does not meet the requirement of discharging a projectile by means of an explosive. It COULD be a distructive device if you say loaded it with acid or flamable (I would think).


54 posted on 05/22/2012 9:07:45 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Fireone

Haha gun-control leftist have funny ideas. They think they can simply take control of the legislator and will out of existence the things they hate & demonize.

Not every law can be enforced, fewer still should be enforced.
But leftist seem to think of Government as some kind of God able redefine the nature of the universe including most fundamental the laws of economics. But like every other false God government can’t change the laws of physics, and it is wrong to try.


55 posted on 05/22/2012 9:16:58 AM PDT by Monorprise
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To: carriage_hill

Fresno, California:

The heart of the largest Muslim enclave in the state.


56 posted on 05/22/2012 9:44:44 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: FreedomPoster

LoL, Lord I swear that is from the Journalism 401 book. And, “YES” they are as dumb as a bag of hammers (no disrespect of hammers intended).


57 posted on 05/22/2012 12:39:29 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go.)
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To: samtheman

“Stupid “is the correct answer. Might be room to work in “ignorant “-—As a technical sort of person I’ve demonstrated it hundreds of times. As soon as an event/circumstance/device gets the tiniest bit complex media people are useless. I think he’s retired now but CNN had a guy named Rochelle who really knew aircraft and FAA stuff. He was the only TV person I’d listen to when there was an event involving airplanes——so my main effort is to sound off with extreme humiliation when they start shooting their mouths off in a half-speed sort of way.


58 posted on 05/22/2012 1:35:50 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: carriage_hill

I wanna HIRE this guy..


59 posted on 05/22/2012 1:58:32 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

You might have to wait until he gets out of jail/prison, sjb, but he’s worth a second look.


60 posted on 05/22/2012 2:05:50 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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