Mausers, Mosin Nagants, and legally-registered machine guns are used in so few crimes that it's effectively statistical noise.
Last I read, the most common weapon associated with homicides is a .38 caliber revolver, and the most common shooter description is someone who looks just like Obama's son. If he had a son.
This will have zero effect on the urban shooting pandemic, which should be obvious to anyone with two neurons that are in close proximity. The price of Mausers and Mosin Nagants should go up on the online auction sites today.
My thought is that he promised his low-information voters that he would "do something", no matter how stupid and meaningless the gesture.
“...Mausers, Mosin Nagants, and ...”
It’s not about anything to do with crime.
It’s about removing proven .30 caliber BATTLE RIFLES from the hands of potential Citizen Riflemen.
I don’t care if its an old bolt action surplus - it’s an 800 yard battle rifle that, in the right trained and skilled hands, can be an effective platform. Look at what the Afghanis did to the Russians with old WWII surplus Enfields. They outranged the standard Soviet AK47’s and AK74’s and shot the hell out of those Russian grunts.
M1 Garands, Mosins, Mausers, Enfields, etc. - ALL of these rifles proved their place in a thousand battlefields across the world over the last 65+ years. .30 caliber allows a Rifleman to operate OUTSIDE of the 5.56mm (.223) effective envelope by a few hundred yards.
Our adversaries aren’t stupid, by a long shot. They know what they’re doing.
And when it comes the M1 Garand, well, those rifles were paid for by AMERICAN TAXPAYERS, and they rightfully belong BACK with American taxpayers.
Clinton should have been held criminally liable for the destruction of taxpayer property when he ordered THOUSANDS of M14 Rifles destroyed - rifles that should have been converted to semi-auto and then sold through the CMP program back to the Americans who paid for them originally.
I was being sarcastic in post 21.
Probably should have indicated that was the case.