Skip to comments.City Unveils Assault Weapon Registration Plan, Forms
Posted on 08/04/2005 10:01:25 AM PDT by kiriath_jearim
City Unveils AW Registration Plan, Forms
Columbus city officials today will unveil their registration scheme through which citizens are to "register" their firearms if they meet the definition of a so-called "assault weapon" under the wide-ranging gun ban passed by City Council on July 11. The ban goes into effect on August 11, and city residents have 90 days from that date to register or dispose of their firearms that meet the city's definition of an assault weapon.
The city has devised a form, which can be accessed via the city's website, to be mailed in. The mail-in method is hoped to to encourage people to comply with the controversial new ordinance. Of course, easy process or not, criminals still won't be registering their guns. Even the assistant city attorney who worked on the language for City Council, Josh Cox, admitted to the Columbus Dispatch in a story a few weeks ago that the ordinance will have no effect on criminals. One lawsuit already has been filed on this issue, and others are expected.
Look for media coverage on the registration forms on August 3. The city website, where residents can learn more about the ban, print a registration form, and try to determine whether their gun meets the ordinance description, is http://www.columbuscitycouncil.org/assaultweaponban/awbfaq.htm.
The city's website includes links to illustrations of various types of guns, even though the vaguely worded ordinance appears to cover many more guns than members of City Council mentioned when they worked for nearly nine months to terrify Columbus residents into supporting this law. There also is a link where you can download the form that is to be sent in to the city to register a firearm that is suspected of being an "assault weapon.
A REMINDER: Peoples Rights Organization is recommending that residents move any firearms they suspect might be covered by the ordinance outside the city limits until this matter is settled by the courts. This is important because the new law includes a draconian provision that prohibits gun owners who register their guns from ever selling their firearms, or leaving their guns to their heirs or loved ones upon their death.
Personally I'd consider selling my house and moving somewhere not ruled by fascists and socialists, though such places are getting harder and harder to find.
Free State Wyoming anyone?
No sweat. The ACLU will take care of this infringement of civil liberties in no time. Hell, it only took them about 2 days to threaten suits against NYC for random bag searches in the subway.
Does anyone have any idea how widespread the criminal use of these so-called 'assault weapons' is in Columbus? Or is it relevant? (sarc)
They're staunch defenders of all seven amendments in the Bill of Rights.
It more properly should be called legislation against "scary looking" weapons. That's about as well defined, I surmise, as the gun grabbers want it.
Ah well...cold dead fingers and all that.
So with the stroke of a pen private property can be confiscated.
"Personally I'd consider selling my house and moving somewhere not ruled by fascists and socialists, though such places are getting harder and harder to find."
That's a good idea but these gun-grabber, UN-loving, socialist termites are like rust, they never sleep. They'll eventually get to wherever you are because there's really nothing to hold them back. They don't honor laws and the people who are supposed to uphold the laws don't either.
If it gets that bad where I am, I just won't comply but instead will wrap those evil looking guns in plastic and find a nice, safe place nearby to bury them. If it gets bad enough where you really need them they will be close to hand. I imagine there are lots of them already buried in the mountains here.
"should be called legislation against "scary looking" weapons."
That's why I say 'so-called' assault weapons. A few years back, the liberals invented something called a 'Saturday night special'. It was a vaguely described firearm that eventually was expanded to include anything with a barrel length under 6" and even all single actions. It all just proves that those most vehemently opposed to gun ownership know the least about them.
They can all go to hell.
Exactly how many crimes have been committed with these "assault weapons"?
If someone can be convicted of assault for punching someone, shouldn't everyone register their fists? Or is that done automatically with our Citizen ID, er... Social Security Number?
Its just a matter of time before columbus bans "mean thoughts" by its citizens. Thought Police will go door to door, making sure no one's thinking gets out of line.
The State..as King and Lord...
Private property is the heart and soul of freedom and our Republic
Anyone who goes after it ..is an enemy of 'we the people' imo
I used to (thankfully) live in the PRNJ. I always smiled as I passed the "Where America Begins" sign posted by PA Governor Casey on I-78, on the way to various gun shows in his state. I also smiled on the way back in, knowing that all of the 20- and 30-round mags I had purchased were my way of saying "They can all go to hell." Of course, my way begins with an "F", ends with a "...hole!" and has a "you," in the middle, but its the thought that counts. Now I live in Texas, FA, where one can buy whatever one can afford, and where carrying legally is very easy to do. Screw NJ, and screw Columbus.
I felt the same way when I moved out of California. The rotten tomatoes have destroyed almost all the liberty in the entire state.
Probably the best thing would be to download copies of the
form, duplicate it by the thousands, fill it in with fictious names and information and send them in.
Friction takes on a whole new meaning.
I like that one... I'l suggest it to the gun board.
Why bother? If the time ever comes when you have to bury them, then that's the time to use them.
|Question:||What if I move to Columbus after the November 9, 2005 deadline, can I bring my assault weapon(s) with me?|
|Answer:||No, you will be in violation of City Code 2323.11, "Unlawful possession of an Assault Weapon." You may however register your weapon(s) during the one time only registration period if you anticipate moving to Columbus after November 9, 2005.|
|Question:||What if I'm not sure my weapon is an assault weapon?|
|Answer:||Check with a certified gun dealer, or be on the safe side and register your weapon--there is no fee.|
I buried a couple back in 99 and when I moved I dug 'em up. I used a 6" pvc sewer pipe and filled it with nitrogen and sealed both ends. I actually buried them cause I was in a high crime area and these were extras. Anyway they were in perfect condition when I dug "em up.
IIRC, it's settled law that a criminal does NOT have to register firearms with the authorites, because it would violate his or her Constitutional right against self incrimination. So if a criminal were caught with an unregistered weapon, they could not be charged with that specific crime. However, someone without a criminal record could be charged and convicted.
The beginning of gun registration, the end of freedom. Today it's so-called "assault weapons." Tomorrow it will be handguns, to be followed by hunting rifles. Then it will be the turn of .22 rifles, the kind every boy of my generation got around his 12th birthday. Once all the rifles and pistols are registered, the gun-grabbers will turn their attention to shotguns.
But they won't be satisfied with that. After they have all the modern weapons registered, they will go after historic firearms on the basis of caliber. So if you think your .75-caliber Brown Bess musket is safe, think again. The same goes for your .69-caliber Charleville or your .58-caliber M1861 Springfield.
Bottom line: The gun-grabbers will not be satisfied until we are completely disarmed, down to the last BB gun. As long as they hold any positions of power, either elected or appointed, our gun rights will not be safe.
They did something like that in Canada to great effect.
Yeah, pass a law, problem solved.
As long as they are alive, our gun rights will not be safe. You can take that to the bank.
Any law which requires you to register a firearm is nothing more or less than a prelude to confiscation of the registered guns. The only reason that any politician wants to know who has guns and where they are is that he or she intends to have them either turned in or picked up at some later time when the political climate is right for it.
geesh - they can't even spell "muzzle brake" properly.
I'm curious... since a muzzle BRAKE is not a "muzzle break", are rifles which have muzzle brakes exempt from the ban?
Socialist never quit, communism is their religion.
I new a guy (ex-ranger Vietnam) that lived in the mountains of East Tennessee and had caches all over the mountains. Strange dude but likable enough.
The tractor dealers carry a product developed by John Deere for use when they shipped equipment overseas. You spray it on and it forms a very nice coating that's impervious to practically everything.
I always get a kick out of that one and use it in my arguments with reoporters who write about the 50 cal. "sniper" rifle. I point out to them that the antis can't make up their minds. First it was those cheap, easily-concealed, short-barrelled "Saturday Night Specials" that would end Western Civilization. Of a sudden, it is now expensive, cumbersome, stick-out-like-a-thumb five-foot-long 50 calibers that are the boogeyman.
Then again (I point out), they HAVE made up their minds. ALL guns are eeevil and they dart around like schools of minnows looking for some small segment to ban. The Communists called this the "artichoke principle" - peel away one leaf at a time until nothing remains. Birds of a feather.
But, you knew that.
Rust never sleeps? I love a well-mixed metaphor.
It's the Goldilocks of gun control ... this one is too small, that one is too big. This one is too inaccurate, that one is too accurate. These are too cheap, those others are too expensive. The only trouble is, they never tell us which gun is just right - and that's because there isn't any gun which is just right.
There, thats better now.
Politicians who are acting as if our Constitution is some sort of a living cafeteria plan to benefit the police powers of the State are by their own actions enemies of our ratified Constitution millions of us are sworn to defend against.
"There, thats better now."
That IS a very attractive idea.
We have been having this type of discussion for how long now?
The "antis" will never learn, and they'll never quit. However, the gun owners had better learn, fast. I've quit trying to warn owners who believe the "Brady Bunch" and their ilk are reasonable people who will stop if they receive "just one more" concession. Ain't gonna happen.
Keep what you have, keep them ready, and keep your mouth shut.
Wouldn't it be funny if they got a couple of thousand of these from helpful citizens?
Some folks might want to be especially helpful and send in a couple of dozen.