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Gun ban would protect more than 2,200 firearms
Associated Press ^ | Feb 16, 2013 6:29 PM (ET) | EILEEN SULLIVAN

Posted on 02/16/2013 4:49:19 PM PST by DJ MacWoW

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress' latest crack at a new assault weapons ban would protect more than 2,200 specific firearms, including a semi-automatic rifle that is nearly identical to one of the guns used in the bloodiest shootout in FBI history.

One model of that firearm, the Ruger .223 caliber Mini-14, is on the proposed list to be banned, while a different model of the same gun is on a list of exempted firearms in legislation the Senate is considering. The gun that would be protected from the ban has fixed physical features and can't be folded to be more compact. Yet the two firearms are equally deadly.

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Claiming this would protect guns is outrageous hypocrisy. In other words, nothing new from the liberal socialists/communists and their media lapdogs.
1 posted on 02/16/2013 4:49:32 PM PST by DJ MacWoW
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2 posted on 02/16/2013 4:51:48 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Camel’s nose, “gun control” (People control).


3 posted on 02/16/2013 4:53:03 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Exactly! Encroach a little at a time. It works.


4 posted on 02/16/2013 4:55:06 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW

LOL! Not banned, until a couple of years. Like the SS told the more educated city Jews “don’t worry, we are only after the farmer jews out in the country”. Tell these losers to go “F” themselves.


5 posted on 02/16/2013 4:55:29 PM PST by Lockbar (Quality Factory Loaded Ammunition ------- The New Gold)
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To: DJ MacWoW

About 15 minutes after any ban is passed into law some damned liberal will show up screaming that it doesn’t ban enough.


6 posted on 02/16/2013 4:55:50 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: DJ MacWoW

BOOYA! MINI 14, ME LIKE BIGTIME.

Just wish I had one. (sigh)


7 posted on 02/16/2013 4:55:50 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

So my non-folding mini-14 with 6 thirty round mags is good to go. good

So is every other gun ever manufactured you stupid commie libtards. BTW I do not hunt deer.


8 posted on 02/16/2013 4:56:23 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: eyedigress
Of the bill:

"What a joke," said former FBI agent John Hanlon

9 posted on 02/16/2013 5:00:40 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Can we impeach a little at a time? Sleazy politicians must have either been promised something or threatened by Obama who has dirt on them...


10 posted on 02/16/2013 5:04:45 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

Politicians don’t care about our rights or the Constitution. They care about THEIR power and riches. They’d laugh at being called “public servants”.


11 posted on 02/16/2013 5:07:35 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: eyedigress

Is my M1 Garand rifle safe?


12 posted on 02/16/2013 5:08:20 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Weasel words. Squealer from “Animal Farm” has devoted fans.


13 posted on 02/16/2013 5:11:48 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: DJ MacWoW

These people are insane.

Ban Assault Legislation!!


14 posted on 02/16/2013 5:13:51 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: DJ MacWoW

This is such sinister propaganda directed at the mass low information audience. They will see 2200 as so reasonable. Who could want or need more than that, they’ll be programmed to think. It will not dawn on them that “300 churches that are not banned “ is a direct parallel. In other words, they have ceased being a free people and become a government controlled people.


15 posted on 02/16/2013 5:13:51 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

This is such sinister propaganda directed at the mass low information audience. They will see 2200 as so reasonable. Who could want or need more than that, they’ll be programmed to think. It will not dawn on them that “300 churches that are not banned “ is a direct parallel. In other words, they have ceased being a free people and become a government controlled people.


16 posted on 02/16/2013 5:14:15 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Because Leftists NEVER implement anything incrementally.

It's not like if you give them an inch they'll take a mile.

17 posted on 02/16/2013 5:15:19 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: DJ MacWoW

So here’s the slimy Nazis at AP alerting the munchkin simpletons that certain firearms might slip through their ban.

It’s way past time to take these AP Nazis into a dark parking lot with no witnesses around and read to them the US Constitution.


18 posted on 02/16/2013 5:16:39 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: xzins

I don’t know. A lot of people own guns. Gun manufacturers are refusing to sell to NY state (cops etc) and gun owners are attending meetings and being VERY angry. The commies may have acted too soon.


19 posted on 02/16/2013 5:16:45 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: SandRat
I don't know, is it?.

I know all of mine are safe.......it's those that come for them that have to worry.

20 posted on 02/16/2013 5:17:16 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Gun ban would protect more than 2,200 firearms be declaration of open war.

Fixed it.

21 posted on 02/16/2013 5:18:09 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: SandRat

So far - they haven’t gotten around to either the Garand nor the semi-auto M1A yet ....


22 posted on 02/16/2013 5:18:09 PM PST by Ken522
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23 posted on 02/16/2013 5:20:07 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: SandRat

Yeah, it’s safe.
Out to 800 yards!!!


24 posted on 02/16/2013 5:21:05 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Repeat Offender

They better bring the M.E. (Ducky from NCIS) with them.


25 posted on 02/16/2013 5:21:14 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

All it means is that there is a “loophole” of 2200 guns that they will eventually notice and try to ban those too.


26 posted on 02/16/2013 5:21:24 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: sergeantdave

I certainly thought “shall not be infringed” to be VERY clear. But we know these commie press people don’t believe in the Constitution or our rights.


27 posted on 02/16/2013 5:21:37 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW

One can always count on the AP for weasel-wording, especially in the headlines.

A ban bans stuff - it doesn’t protect anything. The constitution does the protecting; any legislation that includes a ban weakens that protection.

An honest headline would say “Proposed new legislation weakens constitutional protections on guns, leaving some 2200 specific guns more susceptible to further bans in the future”.


28 posted on 02/16/2013 5:21:58 PM PST by Stosh
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To: DJ MacWoW

As a child of the cold war when I think of commies I think of “we will bury you “


29 posted on 02/16/2013 5:22:53 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Vendome
YUP!!

Furious at the December 1773 Boston Tea Party, Parliament in 1774 passed the Coercive Acts. The particular provisions of the Coercive Acts were offensive to Americans, but it was the possibility that the British might deploy the army to enforce them that primed many colonists for armed resistance. The Patriots of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, resolved: “That in the event of Great Britain attempting to force unjust laws upon us by the strength of arms, our cause we leave to heaven and our rifles.” A South Carolina newspaper essay, reprinted in Virginia, urged that any law that had to be enforced by the military was necessarily illegitimate.

The Royal Governor of Massachusetts, General Thomas Gage, had forbidden town meetings from taking place more than once a year. When he dispatched the Redcoats to break up an illegal town meeting in Salem, 3000 armed Americans appeared in response, and the British retreated. Gage’s aide John Andrews explained that everyone in the area aged 16 years or older owned a gun and plenty of gunpowder.

Military rule would be difficult to impose on an armed populace. Gage had only 2,000 troops in Boston. There were thousands of armed men in Boston alone, and more in the surrounding area. One response to the problem was to deprive the Americans of gunpowder.


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30 posted on 02/16/2013 5:23:28 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
About 15 minutes after any ban is passed into law some damned liberal will show up screaming that it doesn’t ban enough.

And 16 minutes later...

31 posted on 02/16/2013 5:24:34 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Stosh
*gasp!* You want them to tell the TRUTH?!

It's against their beliefs.

32 posted on 02/16/2013 5:24:53 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: xzins
I found another one.


33 posted on 02/16/2013 5:26:21 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW

We’re all going to have to get belt fed weapons.


34 posted on 02/16/2013 5:29:34 PM PST by oldasrocks (They should lock all of you up and only let out us properly medicated people.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I have a question for gunsmiths. Would it be technically feasible to design a firearm that could accept two magazines at the same time and feed from both so that a seven round limit could be mooted and the firearm would effectively hold one in the chamber and fourteen in the two mags?


35 posted on 02/16/2013 5:32:17 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: oldasrocks

Obamas whole administration has been leading up to a war. He’s been divisive and labeled patriotic Americans as enemies of the state. He’s pushing.


36 posted on 02/16/2013 5:32:17 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: SandRat

Amen.


37 posted on 02/16/2013 5:33:10 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

****Congress’ latest crack at a new assault weapons ban would protect more than 2,200 specific firearms,****

And if they get a ban on these firearms, before the ink is dry on the bill signing it into law, they will be back with a new list of demands.

It has always been about handguns. Assault rifles are just a decoy to try and get their anti-gun foot in the door.

Once they get a ban on AWs then they will use the same reasons to go after handguns.

John Kennedy killed with a 5 shot bolt action rifle.

Charles Whitman, killed 14, wounded 32 others mostly with a bolt action 6mm hunting rifle. Also used a shotgun and an m1 carbine.

Medgar Evers, shot with a 5 shot 1917 bolt action Enfield rifle.

Martin Luther King, shot with a 4 shot Remington 760 pump action Gamemaster rifle.

Bobby Kennedy with a .22 Iver Johnson Cadet revolver.

George Wallace wounded with a 5 shot Charter Arms .38spl revolver.

Howard Johnsons shooter killed nine, wounded thirteen with a 4 shot RUGER .44 mag Deerslayer rifle.

Gerald Ford attacked with a 7 shot 1911 semi auto.

Edmond OK post office with two National Guard 7 shot 1911 pistols.

Ronald Reagan and Jim Brady with an RG-14 .22 revolver.

What do they all have in common? NONE over 7 rounds, yet after each one came a cry of panic to ban all of them.


38 posted on 02/16/2013 5:38:29 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( Too old to cut the mustard any more.)
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To: xzins
As a child of the cold war when I think of commies I think of “we will bury you “

Also a child of the cold war and a YAFer from way back, I recall the Kill a commie for Mommy buttons we wore in school. Drove the poly sci teacher nuts.

39 posted on 02/16/2013 5:39:18 PM PST by kitchen (Due to the increased price of ammo, do not expect a warning shot.)
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***Is my M1 Garand rifle safe?***

Only till a 7 round clip becomes the law of the land.


40 posted on 02/16/2013 5:40:47 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( Too old to cut the mustard any more.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
It has always been about making the populace helpless. We know it's never been about anyones safety but theirs.

Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth. - George Washington

41 posted on 02/16/2013 5:43:27 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: muir_redwoods

I’d rather just build my own mags - unless they make springs illegal too. I’ll also bet some enterprising young manufacturer could skirt the law by making two or three shipments of parts that, when combined, would form a perfect 30 rd mag.


42 posted on 02/16/2013 5:44:20 PM PST by GreyHoundSailor
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To: DJ MacWoW
Gun ban would protect more than 2,200 firearms

Serial murderer spared over 7 billion people!

43 posted on 02/16/2013 5:47:22 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: muir_redwoods

You just described the Kel-Tec KSG.

Looky here: http://www.keltecweapons.com/our-guns/shotguns/ksg/

You’re thinking outside the box!!! Shame on you. lol


44 posted on 02/16/2013 5:51:27 PM PST by davetex (Location: The Alamo)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Then I’ll switch to my Enfield No. 5 Mk. 1.


45 posted on 02/16/2013 5:53:11 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Longbow1969

Dang! You could get a job with them. But I can’t imagine any of us wanting to be anywhere near the unicorn and rainbow crowd.


46 posted on 02/16/2013 5:53:46 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Leftoid parsing.


47 posted on 02/16/2013 5:54:42 PM PST by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: muir_redwoods

Tying yourself in knots trying to strain the limits of compliance misses the point and submits to oppression.


48 posted on 02/16/2013 5:57:21 PM PST by ctdonath2 (3% of the population perpetrates >50% of homicides...but gun control advocates blame metal boxes.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

The 1994 “Assaut Weapons” ban was also touted as protecting guns. The recent DiFi proposal shows that the 1994 Law’s “protected” guns are only as safe as the next gun ban.

The most terrifying guns for the liberal elite are not AWs, but long range precision sniper rifles (hunters’ favorite bolt actions). DiFi admitted as much while crafting the AW ban in the early 90s.

It’s only a matter of time before they ban all firearms.


49 posted on 02/16/2013 5:57:55 PM PST by nonsporting
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To: SandRat
Is my M1 Garand rifle safe?

It will be if you hacksaw off the bayonet stud and file it down /sarc + ROFL

50 posted on 02/16/2013 5:59:52 PM PST by imardmd1 (An armed society is a polite society -- but dangerous for the fool --)
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