Skip to comments.Your Grandpa’s “Assault Weapons”: What will a semi-automatic ban mean to collector firearms?
Posted on 01/15/2013 9:36:30 AM PST by marktwain
With both the old 1994 Assault Weapons Ban (AWB) and the looming specter of a new one for 2013, there are several unlikely firearms out there that are caught up in the flakiness of this type of legislation. Many of these are arms that were perfectly legal when they were designed and sold mail order to your grandfathers. Today, if these heirlooms are in your gun rack, pending actions by Washington could mean they are now unforeseen targets.
John Brownings Model 8
In 1900, John Moses Browning invented a long recoil-operated semi-automatic rifle that uses a rotating bolt. Chambered for a number of intermediate caliber rounds such as the .25 Remington, .30 Remington,
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Register them with fingerprints, etc.
Pay taxes and (rising) registration fees annually.
Prohibit passing on to heirs.
Whew, now I feel safe.
And if you have 25, or 50, or 100 (some collectors do), you will single-handedly take care of the debt problem.
We buried Grandpa with all his despicable weapons, and all of our own. Did I mention the crematory?
so even a Marlin 60 .22LR rifle with 14 rounds is now considered an “assault weapon”? How long before the Red Ryder BB gun is banned and a felony to own?
Well to this particular collector it will mean nothing as I intend to ignore every provision of it...
No new gun control legislation will pass the Congress this year. That is why Obama is trying to do it with EO’s.
Any assault weapons ban should be ignored. Completely. If they start confiscating, start shooting.
Can you imagine the sheer number of guns that would simply "disappear" between the death of the owner and the time the local government enforcement agent shows up to confiscate it? The government doesn't understand human nature, there is at least one person in every family who is just not going to let the government take something of value..
I’m simply amazed all those assault weapons waited soooo long before indiscriminately killing people.
I have no intention of complying with anything that politicians come up with on this, that is without clear and convincing constitutional authority.
AND, no man is going to regulate how many rounds I am allowed take into a gunfight in defense of my life or the lives of my loved ones.
Further, I alone will decide what firearm to use to quickly stop a life or death threat, not some bag of wind that will never know me or even care if my loved ones live or die.
I will not yield to the THREATS of those intent on destroying this country or leaving me defenseless.
Now, I pray to God that I am never forced to take a life, but if forced to, I WILL do everything in my power to stop the threat.
My Australian brother-in-law told me how the rifle given to him by his grandfather had to be turned in and was cut up and destroyed. Obama wants to do exactly what Australia did, collect all your firearms, pay you a pittance of their value and destroy them.
screw that, they’d have to pay 10x the value in order for anyone to want to “give up” their legally owned weapons.
I remember seeing films of the Norwegian underground hand making full auto sub machine guns during WWII. It is not that hard to do with modern hand tools. Lazyness is what stops many from doing it.
There's the rub. In Australia, semi-autos were made illegal to own, and you had a certain grace period to turn them in and be paid for them. After the grace period was over, you get caught with one and you go to prison for a very long time.
If people here fall for that scare tactic I’d be surprised.
EO’s have the same power of law as my Aunt Fanny’s recipe for cornbread. In any event, an attempt to impose an EO on citizens is violation of civil rights. All of us have at least some foreign blood; use it to claim your civil rights are being violated.
It worked in 1934 with the NFA. Every once in awhile a nice WWII Thompson or other full auto surfaces in some Grandpa's attic, and since it wasn't registered into the National Registry, and as of 1986(?) no new autos can be added to the registry it cannot be legally owned and is usually destroyed.
The same will happen to "Grandpa's AR" in the future. Difference will be the potential for hundreds of thousands or millions of these unregistered firearms in existance.
Amen to that.
The steps, in the order to take them are: if banned weapons are in your possession, start burying them, and when the confiscations begin, peacefully resist the confiscations so the court cases are established testing constitutionality. If the pirate Roberts and his court goon progressives allow the Constitution to be violated, THEN dig up what you need to resist the tyranny. BUT, get the burying materials ready NOW, don’t wait until the pirate Roberts bastard nullifies the Constitution again, because by then the drones armor will be fueled and the government will no longer be restrained by OUR Constituion.
Time to go “long” on 4” and 6” PVC end caps?
The screw on end caps with vinyl tape on the threads work well to keep out damp. Of course, ammo should be in the tube witht he ‘tool’, and three or four dessicants, also.