Skip to comments.The Unintended Consequences of Gun Control
Posted on 12/26/2012 12:38:40 PM PST by Perseverando
In 1996, John Ross penned what has become a classic story of what might happen when the federal government oversteps its bounds and clamps down too hard on guns in the hands of law-abiding Americans. So chilling is the story, so graphic in its descriptions of how some Americans might fight back, that Mr. Ross and his wife were hounded and intimidated by federal authorities.
Yet the title of his novel speaks loudly about what the gun-grabbers can expect when they legislate from emotion rather than fact. There, in Unintended Consequences, many of them lost their fictional lives. Here, in real-life America, we have magnets that draw armed lunatics into schools, malls, and other venues where guns are banned.
So we need more gun laws! We need to reinstitute the assault weapons ban!
In 1994, Congress implemented a so-called "assault weapons" ban. Basically, this law forbade the sale of guns that had two or more "assault" features. Pistol grips, telescoping stocks, bayonet lugs, extended magazine tubes, flash suppressors, and other accessories could suddenly turn a "lawful" gun into the singularly loathsome "assault weapon." In fact, when I added an extended magazine tube to a Benelli Super 90 shotgun before I first removed the pistol grip, I was, for the 20 minutes it took me to pull the pistol grip, committing a felony.
The law also banned "high-capacity" magazines. Henceforth, no magazine could be manufactured containing more than ten rounds.
Okay, fine and good. We all made do. We lived. We got really fast at making magazine changes. No one came to arrest me.
But the law was clearly foolish. Something not appreciated by the gun ban folks is that it takes barely a half-second to drop a magazine out of a handgun and ram a fresh one home.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
When new guns were restricted to ten rounds, they immediately created high quality compact models. And Magnum wheelguns also became popular too.
I tried to find this book to buy it, and it is now so rare that it’s over $200. Did the government buy up all the available copies? It sounds to me that it would be profitable for the publisher to have a new printing.
Nothing the libtards, a.k.a. communists, socialists, Marxists, anarchists, scumbag members of the Demonic Party, should EVER AGAIN be considered unintended.
Just for grins i searched that title on Kindle and did not see that particular text, but it did offer me Matt Bracken’s ENEMIES FOREIGN AND DOMESTICS trilogy. Hmmm.
“Unintended Consequences” by John Ross
Used: from $133.42
New: from $345.75
Collectible: from $375.00
So, please tell me why the publisher hasn’t printed another run of this book that retailed for $28.95?
It’s 861 pages, and the reviews are amazing....
The only safe place to buy it is at a gun show or through a friend.
If you post to FR you are on a DHS watch list.
There’s no doubt in my mind that buyers of this book get special attention.
I just downloaded the PDF, so we’ll see what happens.
I’d like more info on the harassment that Ross endured from the feds.
From now on I am posting telepathically.
Thanks for the link I’ve converted it to epub so I can read it on my eook reader.
I went to his website some years ago & he had books you could purchase directly. He suggested buying a case of autographed books to sell at fund-raisers. I just took another quick look & don’t see that anymore, but there’s a contact link...
Snag the pic
Yes I know. I'm actually posting this from Obama's Civilian National Security Force Re-Education Gulag #57. If you thought public schools were bad........
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