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  • AKs Not Protected By 2nd Amendment Says CA Court

    10/22/2013 11:34:05 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 57 replies
    http://downtrend.com ^ | october 22, 2013 | Brian Anderson
    On Monday the California 4th District Court Of Appeals ruled that 2nd Amendment does not apply to semi-automatic “AK” type rifles. They opined, “that the right secured by the Second Amendment is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose, but is instead the right to possess and carry weapons typically possessed by law-abiding citizens for lawful purposes such as hunting or self-defense.” The court based its decision largely on the precedent set in the case of US v. Miller which allowed the banning of sawed-off shotguns on the grounds...
  • Ted Cruz uses pistol grip to rebut call for assault weapon ban

    01/31/2013 11:29:50 AM PST · by neverdem · 97 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 30 January 2013 | TODD J. GILLMAN
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz displayed a flair for showmanship this afternoon at the Senate’s gun violence hearing as he sought to puncture the argument for a proposed ban on assault weapons.“What it bans, I would suggest to you, are scary looking guns,” he said.With a life size photo of a Remington 750, a popular hunting rifle used — as Cruz said, by millions of Americans – the senator argued that the proposed ban focuses on “cosmetic features” such as pistol grips that in no way change the lethality of a weapon.He produced a plastic pistol grip and held it to...
  • Banned: semi-auto hunting rifles over 22cal that hold over 10 rounds, some home defense shotguns

    01/25/2013 3:15:32 PM PST · by C0nservativeJunkie · 50 replies
    Common-Sen.se ^ | 1/25 | Common-Sen.se
    You'll notice that it bans all semi-auto shotguns that have a pistol grip (AKA every home defense shotgun). You'll also notice they're going after some semi-auto pistols just for how they look. Below you'll find portions of the bill as we pick it apart: UPDATE 1: Some hunting rifles are included in this ban. Any semi-automatic rifle which holds more than 10 rounds above 22 caliber will be banned. semi-autos over 22 cal that hold more than 10 rounds banned Update 2: Seems that intra-state commerce could still be possible for assault weapons: Seems that intra-state commerce could still be...
  • Stopping the spread of deadly assault weapons--summary of Feinstein Bill, incl. registry requirement

    12/27/2012 7:50:24 AM PST · by driftdiver · 338 replies
    United States Senate ^ | 12/27/2012 | Dianne Feinstein
    In January, Senator Feinstein will introduce a bill to stop the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devises. Following is a summary of the 2013 legislation: Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of: -120 specifically-named firearms -Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one military characteristic -Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds
  • ATF has effectively banned import of Saiga shotguns (vanity post)

    02/02/2011 6:02:36 AM PST · by nin_kasi · 38 replies
    today | self
    This is related to a previous post From January 30th. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2666031/posts I have a type 07 FFL (manufacturing and dealer), and one of the hottest selling items lately has been converted Saiga 12 shotguns. Due to a recent "study", Russian American Arms is no longer importing Saiga shotguns (according to my distributors). We have three distributors who deal directly with RAA, they're all on hold pending the outcome of the ATF paper recently released. ATF is accepting "comments" through May 1st, but the distributors are already pulling the product line. According to Ellet Brothers and RSR group, they're prepared to...
  • Freep a Poll!(Should Obama push to permanently reinstate a ban on assault weapons?)

    04/25/2009 5:41:45 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 38 replies · 1,180+ views
    newsvine.com ^ | 4-25-09 | MSNBC
    Congress imposed a ban on what it called assault weapons in 1994, outlawing the sale and importation of 19 military-style weapons, copycat models with similar features, and high-capacity ammunition magazines. In a compromise with Republicans, the Democrats who controlled Congress agreed to let it expire in ten years unless it was renewed. By 2004, with Republicans in charge, support had evaporated. .Question on president Yes. We had the ban for 10 years. He should use up whatever political capital is necessary to reinstate the ban. No. It was a mistake the first time around and it would be a mistake...
  • A New Assault Weapons Ban Will Not Reduce Crime In This Country

    02/26/2009 9:10:37 PM PST · by richardb72 · 21 replies · 909+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, February 26th, 2009 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    It is pretty hard to seriously argue that a new so-called “assault weapons” ban would reduce crime in the United States. Even research done for the Clinton Administration couldn’t find that the federal assault weapons ban reduced crime. There are no academic studies by economists or criminologist that find the original federal assault weapons ban reduced murder or violent crime generally. There is no evidence that the state assault weapons bans reduced murder or violent crime rates –and there’s even some evidence that they may have caused murder to actually rise slightly. Since the federal ban expired in September 2004,...
  • "Yes We Can...Ban Guns"--Obama Announces Gun Ban Agenda Before Final Vote Count Is In

    11/10/2008 3:45:55 PM PST · by word_warrior_bob · 111 replies · 342+ views
    Senator Barack Obama's presidential campaign slogan, "the audacity of hope," should have instead been "the audacity of deceit." After months of telling the American people that he supports the Second Amendment, and only hours after being declared the president-elect, the Obama transition team website announced an agenda taken straight from the anti-gun lobby--four initiatives designed to ban guns and drive law-abiding firearm manufacturers and dealers out of business:
  • Columbus City Council Is Ban-Happy

    07/23/2005 9:41:29 AM PDT · by Antonio Ciaccia · 13 replies · 513+ views
    The Ohio State Sentinel ^ | July 23, 2005 | Antonio Ciaccia
    Columbus City Council to Iraqi Government: "Ban Suicide Bombers!": A satirical look at Columbus City Council's latest legislation This week, in a shocking turn of events, Columbus City Council voted unanimously to ban suicide bombers within city limits. After most council members arrived over an hour late to the meeting, they announced that after Aug. 11th, that all suicide bombers would be outlawed. All current suicide bombers will have 90 days from Monday night to register themselves with Columbus' Department of Public Safety or face a first-degree misdemeanor charge. Columbus City Councilman, Michael Mentel, seemed optimistic that this piece of...
  • Assault Weapons Drying Up

    09/13/2004 1:57:24 PM PDT · by Dan Evans · 85 replies · 1,966+ views
    Fox News
    Former HCI president Richard Aborn just told Neil Cavuto that there has been a 65% decline in assault weapon shootings in the last ten years as a result of the ban. He said this is because the supply of assault weapon has been drying up. All freepers should take heed. Assault weapons must be kept moist. Examine all your guns for signs of desiccation. All weapons should be stored by wrapping them in a wet towel in a sealed plastic bag.
  • 'Assault weapons' ban was a poor crime-fighting tool

    08/16/2004 10:46:20 AM PDT · by neverdem · 39 replies · 1,742+ views
    The Free Lance-Star ^ | 8/15/2004 | Chris W. Cox
    You have it exactly backward on the federal "assault-weapon" ban. You claim it is expiring on Sept. 13 due to "political pressure" by its opponents ["Extend the ban," Aug. 9]. To the contrary, federal law requires it to expire. The "political pressure" being waged is by gun prohibitionists who want the ban renewed and expanded, as shown by your high-pressure editorial in which you compare semi-automatic firearms to "bazookas" and describe people who oppose gun control as "zealots." Despite the pressure, the ban isn't being renewed because most in Congress know that it imposed irrational restrictions on law-abiding Americans and...
  • Assault weapon rhetoric misses mark

    07/21/2004 10:33:12 AM PDT · by neverdem · 55 replies · 1,550+ views
    Missoulian ^ | July 21, 2004 | Masthead Editorial
    SUMMARY: Doomsayers are firing wild bursts of worrisome predictions about the expiration of the ban on assault weapons. A cry of alarm is sounding around the country. In mid-September, the decade-old federal law banning a number of military-style "assault weapons" expires. To hear some of our colleagues in the news media talk, all hell is going to break loose starting Sept. 14. "Anyone seeking weapons of mass destruction inside the United States may find it considerably easier after Sept. 13" when the ban expires, warns the Washington Post. In "two months Š the federal assault weapons ban dissolves like a...
  • "Broke A Hundred last night" . . .

    06/05/2004 10:54:03 AM PDT · by TLI · 37 replies · 586+ views
    The Triangle ^ | June 4, 2004 | James Mack, Jr.
    BROKE A HUNDRED LAST NIGHT, 99 DAYS LEFT TO GO! Looks like even CNN can't hold it back, the clear majority want AWB outta here.   Created: Sunday, May 09, 2004, at 22:12:03 EDT Should the federal ban on assault weapons be... Lifted   59% 216613 votes Extended   41% 152340 votes Total: 368953 votes This QuickVote is not scientific and reflects the opinions of only those Internet users who have chosen to participate. The results cannot be assumed to represent the opinions of Internet users in general, nor the public as a whole. The QuickVote sponsor is not responsible...
  • NRA endorsement of Bush is on hold

    05/11/2004 5:24:24 PM PDT · by white trash redneck · 572 replies · 1,673+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11 may 04 | Bob Cusack
    NRA endorsement of Bush is on holdGun-rights group watches, waits on weapons banBy Bob Cusack An influential gun-rights group known for backing Republicans is unlikely to endorse President Bush until after the federal assault-weapons ban expires in September. Bush supports the renewal of the 10-year ban but has not called on the GOP-controlled Congress to act. If he does so, the move would probably cost him the endorsement of the National Rifle Association (NRA). Some political observers believe that the NRA's endorsement is a certainty, pointing out the group's stinging criticism of Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), the presumptive Democratic presidential...
  • Sen. Larry Craig: Position on NRA board amplifies Idaho’s voice on gun issues

    03/29/2004 8:06:03 AM PST · by neverdem · 1 replies · 167+ views
    The Idaho Statesman ^ | 03-25-2004 | Sen. Larry Craig
    <p>Recently, The Idaho Statesman took issue with legislation I sponsored in the Senate to ban a narrow range of politically driven lawsuits against the gun industry, suggesting that my membership on the board of the National Rifle Association presented a conflict of interest with my duties as a senator. As the most casual observer knows, the NRA is a stalwart defender of the individual´s right to keep and bear arms, guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the Constitution. As a senator, I take an oath of office to uphold and protect the Constitution. Fundamentally, there is no conflict between those missions.</p>
  • Gunmaker Liability Bill Goes Down in Defeat

    03/02/2004 2:16:54 PM PST · by GrandEagle · 65 replies · 239+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3/2/2004 | Fox News
    WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats gunning for a ban on assault weapons forced down a bill preventing gun manufacturers from liability after the bill's sponsor said the amendment made the measure too unpalatable.
  • The ONE reference to the AWB during a WH Press Briefing

    02/24/2004 8:09:51 AM PST · by OXENinFLA · 22 replies · 161+ views
    http://www.whitehouse.gov ^ | 5-8-03 | FLEISCHER
    WH Press Briefing May 8, 2003 Q Let me ask you something about the assault weapons ban. I realize the President was for the reauthorization back in 2000. Why does he support that? MR. FLEISCHER: Well, the President thought, and said so at the time in 2000, that the assault weapon ban was a reasonable step. The assault weapon ban was crafted with the thought that it would deter crime. There are still studies underway of its crime deterring abilities, but the President thought that was reasonable, and that's why he supported it. And that's why he supports the...
  • Turn Your RNC Donation Letter into a Demand to Allow the AW Ban to Expire (ctext)

    06/27/2003 5:03:35 PM PDT · by thorshammer · 129 replies · 1,127+ views
    With the 04 elections right around the corner, I'm sure many of us are receiving donation letters from the Republican National Committee, asking us for our hard-earned money in order to stave off the Democrat onslaught. This is all fine & good, except for one thing... with Pres. Bush's stance on the AW ban, and without any real assurances from Republican lawmakers that the ban will be allowed to wither away & die, I'm not really in the giving mood! Thus, when I received a letter in today's mail from the RNC's Treasurer Mike Retzer, I decided to enclose a...
  • Assault Weapons Ban : not any more - its way worse.

    05/12/2003 4:56:44 PM PDT · by OOPisforLiberals · 283 replies · 499+ views
    All you anti-AWB people : listen closely. The "extended" assault weapons ban would ban TONS of guns, including ALL semi-automatic shotguns, ALL shotguns that hold < 5 rounds, M1 Garand, Mini-14, ALL semi-autos that can have > 10 rounds with or without fixed magazine. Gives the attorney general the ability to declare a gun "not sporting" and subsequently ban it. That's right folks, its the big one. They want 'em all. -Still- feel playing complacent about them not taking away your guns? If this goes through, handguns are toast in <= 5 years. 30 caliber rifles next. Then, there's not...