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  • New Yorkers again going after "assault weapons"

    02/19/2005 7:20:03 AM PST · by God defeats Darwin · 31 replies · 900+ views
    Join Together Online ^ | 2/18/2005 | Join Together Online
    Press Release New Yorkers Against Gun Violence New York, NY www.nyagv.org nyagv@nyagv.org Early this afternoon New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV) held a press conference concerning Sunday afternoon's shooting spree at the Hudson Valley Mall where a 24-year old man armed with an assault rifle injured two people before being subdued. Reports stated that the weapon used was a Hesse Model 47 (a copy cat version of the banned AK-47 assault weapon). In addition, the shooter was able to squeeze off approximately 60 rounds and may have reloaded one time. Despite New York State's ban on certain assault weapons (passed...
  • Bill Summary - A03371 (Gun confiscations in NY State)

    02/18/2005 1:25:47 PM PST · by TERMINATTOR · 33 replies · 1,294+ views
    New York State Assembly ^ | February 18, 2005 | Bing
    A03371 Summary: SAME AS No same as SPONSOR Bing COSPNSR Eddington, Englebright, Paulin, Dinowitz, Cook, Seddio, Lavelle, Ortiz, Stringer, Espaillat, Benedetto MLTSPNSR Brennan, Cymbrowitz, Diaz L, Diaz R, Gordon, Gottfried, Hooper, Lafayette, Peoples, Pheffer, Sanders, Towns, Wright Rpld S265.00 sub 22 (e) sub (iv) & (v), amd SS265,00, 265.20 & 400.05, Pen L Adds semiautomatic rifles, shotguns or pistols or a replica or a duplicate thereof manufactured on October 1, 1993 and semiautomatic rifles, shotguns or semiautomatic pistols lawfully possessed prior to September 14, 1994 to the definition of assault weapon; provides for the superintendent of the division of...
  • Terrorism as an Excuse

    01/17/2005 3:04:41 AM PST · by .45MAN · 30 replies · 1,048+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 14, 2005 | John Lott Jr
    Terrorism as an Excuse Another CBS campaign. By John R. Lott Jr. Who could oppose laws preventing terrorists from getting guns? Obviously no one. But it would be nice if laws accomplished something more than simply making it more difficult for Americans to own guns. Ironically the day before CBS finally released its report on the 60 Minutes Memogate scandal, 60 Minutes was again stirring up fears about how terrorists would use 50-caliber rifles to attack Americans. Last year it was the semi-automatic assault-weapons ban before it expired. Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D., N.Y.) claimed the ban was "the most...
  • They Are Back In Your Neighborhood Criminals With Assault Weapons (Barf Alert)

    12/23/2004 11:56:58 AM PST · by Roos_Girl · 94 replies · 2,035+ views
    Quality Cities | Nov/Dec 2004 | U.S. Rep. Alcee L. Hastings
    The 1994 assault-weapons ban has expired, and our nation is again vulnerable to guns known to most in the law enforcement community as "the weapons of choice for criminals." The Federal Assault Weapons Act was passed by Congress in 1994 as part of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act and signed into law by President Clinton on September 13, 1994. I am proud to be the author of H.R. 5099, reinstating the assault-weapons ban. My legislation will make Florida and the nation safer. In contrast, the House leadership opposed reauthorizing the 1994 Assault Weapons Act and President Bush,...
  • Israeli students co-exist with guns

    11/13/2004 8:42:11 AM PST · by TERMINATTOR · 24 replies · 1,713+ views
    The Exponent (Purdue) ^ | 11-12-2004 | Lior Bar-On
    Adam Noble (Nov. 4), whose opinion I respect, responded in the Exponent to a letter by Bill Arevalo (Oct. 27), a student who frequents his university while carrying a loaded gun concealed on his person. Mr. Noble expressed his disdain with the carrying of arms on campus. However, he should visit Tel Aviv University in Israel, where it is possible to see some students coming to study with fully automatic assault rifles (me included) as well as privately owned pistols. This does not infringe upon its academic atmosphere at all. As far as I know, there has never been a...
  • S-47, the DeConcini gun bill passes the senate judiciary committee

    11/10/2004 11:25:20 PM PST · by Catholic and Conservative · 3 replies · 570+ views
    Shooting Industry ^ | Sept, 1989 | Jim Schneider
    [note: old news - 1989 - shows Specter character] S-747, The DeConcini Gun Bill Passes The Senate Judiciary Committee Are you getting the feeling these days that in the future you may have fewer types of firearms to sell? Recent events in Washington seem to indicate you are correct--and that the number of guns on the prohibited list may continue to grow. On July 7, the Bush Administration ordered that the temporary import suspension on 50 semiautomatic firearms be made permanent on 43 of the guns. Then 13 days later, the Senate Judiciary Committee surprised even most of its members...
  • Personal Response to TYPICAL ANTI-GUN article in Arizona Republic

    11/10/2004 10:50:55 AM PST · by DocH · 29 replies · 793+ views
    November 10, 2004 | CSADOC
    I tried to post the anti-gun article, titled "Don't relax, assault weapons are near you - Alleged plot case puts high-powered issue in spotlight" located at , but due to copyright complaints, it is not allowed. If you have missed the anti-gun bleating of the left during the election cycle, go to the above url and read this drivel. Then, do as I did and write this anti-gun GOOFBALL a "nasty gram". Here is the letter I wrote him... Dear Mr. Thomason, I just read your article, "Don't relax, assault weapons are near you" online. Since democrats figured they'd best...
  • Gun lawsuit ruling a win for local control

    11/09/2004 11:50:57 AM PST · by Ahriman · 38 replies · 2,415+ views
    Denver Post ^ | November 09, 2004
    A judge has ruled that state legislation can't supersede Denver's gun laws because the state constitution gives home rule cities supremacy in issues of local concern. A new court ruling upholding most of Denver's gun ordinances is invaluable on two counts: It underscores the importance of home rule and it highlights the obvious - Denver is not the same as a small town, and when it comes to guns it shouldn't be treated like one. Deputy City Attorney David Broadwell said it this way in his opening brief: "Simply put, a bullet fired in Denver - whether maliciously by a...
  • Freep this poll (Assalt weapons)

    09/28/2004 11:10:25 AM PDT · by BobinIL · 57 replies · 1,208+ views
    This poll needs help
  • Gun Show (assault weapons)

    09/14/2004 5:41:29 AM PDT · by OESY · 5 replies · 829+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 14, 2004 | Editorial
    ...Oh, there was a lot of sound-bite mugging for the cameras. But in terms of law and order, this is a non-event. The gun ban was always a cosmetic exercise, a symbolic attempt by Democrats in the early Clinton years to scare suburban voters and show they could defeat the National Rifle Association. So they managed to outlaw a handful of semi-automatic weapons, though with a simple modification or two those same weapons could be made legal again. Criminals have hardly been at a loss for firepower. "We agree that the 1994 law is ineffective," Kristen Rand, a leading gun-controller,...
  • Freep this Poll -- CNN / Assault Weapons

    09/13/2004 4:52:28 PM PDT · by Rytwyng · 27 replies · 1,267+ views
    "...Is it right to let the assault weapons ban expire?.." www.cnn.com
  • AP: Kerry Rips (President) Bush Over Assault Weapons Law

    09/13/2004 8:51:41 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 76 replies · 1,510+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/13/04 | Anne Gearan - AP
    WASHINGTON - Democratic Sen. John Kerry (news - web sites) on Monday accused President Bush (news - web sites) of ducking his responsibility to protect the country from crime and terrorism by allowing a national assault weapons ban to expire. Kerry outlined his own $5 billion plan to fight crime and picked up the endorsement of the National Association of Police Organizations, a coalition of more than 2,000 police unions and associations. "Today George Bush (news - web sites) made the job of terrorists easier and made the job of America's law enforcement officers harder and that's just plain wrong,"...
  • BATFE: Revised SAW regs as of Sept. 13, 2004

    09/13/2004 6:53:03 AM PDT · by Joe Brower · 56 replies · 1,941+ views
    BATFE online ^ | 9/13/2004 | BATFE
    U.S. Department of JusticeBureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives    Washington, DC 20226 CHANGES IN FEDERAL LAW AS OF SEPTEMBER 13, 2004 RELATING TO SEMIAUTOMATIC ASSAULT WEAPONS (SAWs)ANDLARGE CAPACITY AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICES (LCAFDs) GENERALAs of September 13, 2004, the provisions of Public Law 103-322, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, covering semiautomatic assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices are no longer in effect. The regulations implementing these provisions also are no longer in effect.Specifically, there is no longer a Federal prohibition on the manufacture, transfer, and possession of semiautomatic assault weapons and...
  • Please FReep This RKBA Poll

    09/13/2004 3:07:11 AM PDT · by lentulusgracchus · 5 replies · 412+ views
    The Illinois Leader ^ | 9/11/04 (?) (Continuing Poll) | None
    Expiration of the Assault Weapon Ban. The 1994 federal assault weapon ban is scheduled to expire Monday, September 13. Is this a good thing or bad thing? --Good thing. It was a phony political ban based on cosmetic features of weapons that had nothing to do with crime prevention. --Bad thing. Gun control measures like this are reasonable and necessary to make our streets safer. --No impact. Did nothing to reduce crime but, at the same time, was not an unreasonable curtailment of individuals' 2A rights
  • Kerry and semiauto shotguns

    09/12/2004 10:19:30 PM PDT · by kdwmson · 4 replies · 374+ views
    The American Insomniac ^ | American Insomniac
    You know, reading all the back-and-forth about whether Kerry's new shotgun would have been banned under legislation he sponsored, it occurs to me to point out the obvious: We're debating what constitutes a pistol grip, while we all concur that a collapsable shoulder stock would mean the shotgun is definitely on the no-no list; but shoulder-stocks and pistol grips aren't strictly speaking the deadly part of firearms. Am I wrong? A semiauto shotgun is a semiauto shotgun, and if I'm looking to kill somebody with a semiauto shotgun, I'm probably not going to beat him to death with the checkered...
  • Assault weapon ban set to expire

    09/12/2004 12:30:20 PM PDT · by farmfriend · 55 replies · 1,224+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 12, 2004 | David Whitney
    Assault weapon ban set to expire As Feinstein frets over the 10-year-old law's demise, at least one gun maker is gearing up. By David Whitney -- Bee Washington Bureau Published 2:15 am PDT Sunday, September 12, 2004 WASHINGTON - Given how fickle politicians seem to be about assault weapons, Illinois-based Armalite Inc. is taking no chances. After the ban on manufacturing and sale of the military-style guns expires at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Armalite's 75 workers will shift assembly lines to begin assembling and shipping assault weapons as fast as they can. The company fears that the reopened market for the...
  • Nightline tonight--The Assault Weapon Ban

    09/08/2004 12:38:34 PM PDT · by ArcLight · 46 replies · 1,144+ views
    ABC News Nightline | 9/8/2004 | Sara Just
    Nightline Daily E-Mail September 8, 2004 TONIGHT'S FOCUS: For 10 years, it has been illegal in this country to manufacture or distribute some of the most deadly semi-automatic guns in the world. The majority of the public supports this ban and at least by some measures, gun violence has abated. So why are most of the Congress, the President, and the Democratic contender for the White House all looking the other way while this law is set to expire next week, returning these assault weapons to the streets? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In 1994, Congress passed, and President Clinton signed the assault weapons...
  • Guns and Rhetorical Ammo

    08/25/2004 2:05:01 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 17 replies · 580+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 25, 2004 | Michael Goldfarb
    Nicholas Kristof on the assault weapons ban and nuclear terrorism.NICHOLAS KRISTOF can't make up his mind about who's more dangerous: al Qaeda or gun-toting Americans. Kristof recently wrote two columns on the dangers of nuclear proliferation, his conclusion being that we are now more vulnerable to nuclear attack than ever before. In his August 11 column, Kristof speculated that, if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded in Times Square, "it would vaporize or destroy the theater district, Madison Square Garden . . . the United Nations," and so on. He concluded that the casualty figure would be approximately 500,000 dead, and...
  • Assault Weapon Used in Deadly Shooting is Easily Available

    08/20/2004 6:36:37 AM PDT · by looscnnn · 39 replies · 1,464+ views
    WISHTV.com ^ | August 18, 2004 | Renee Jameson
    The weapon authorities say Anderson used to kill Indianapolis police officer Jake Laird is an SKS assault rifle. The SKS is not included in the federal assault weapons law. People with the federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms call this weapon an extremely high-powered assault rifle.Because there is no waiting period in Indiana, adults can purchase this rifle in a matter of minutes. Don Davis of Don's Guns showed News 8 the form people fill out to buy one of these weapons. It asks whether the buyer is a criminal, if he or she takes marijuana or is mentally...
  • Anti-Gun WHACKOS using "John McCain" like figure in final, desperate push to Renew Semi-Auto Ban

    08/19/2004 3:04:08 PM PDT · by DocH · 15 replies · 766+ views
    Go to the website, to read an article titled "A powerful gun Demand drives sale of assault-style weapons" by Mary Beth Schneider. It is in a newspaper that has some sort of copyright restrictions, so I wasn't able to post it. In it, you'll read the idiotic, anti-gun quotes/rants of Don Davis, owner of Don's Guns in Indianapolis. The anti-gunners are trotting out this guy just like the dems use John Mccain - to say, SEE... even Don-the-gun-store owner says these guns are bad! This is obviously a last ditch effort to see their precious Clinton Semi-Ban stay around for...
  • Fox News: Assault Weapon Ban set to expire(and they showed RPGs, mortars, a DsHk and belt-feds).

    08/08/2004 12:33:05 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 66 replies · 2,194+ views
    Fox News Channel ^ | 08 AUG 04 | dcbryan1
    Fox news just ran a segment stating, "With congress going on recess, the assault weapons ban is set to expire. What can, if anything be done to renew this law, and will it have any effect?" The sad thing is, they showed an Iraqi weapons turn in point showing Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs) with mortars in the background and a large 12.7mm(.50 cal) DsHK tripod mounted machine gun with several PK, RPKs, and other belt fed weapons.
  • Clock Ticks on Extension of Gun Ban

    07/24/2004 5:12:31 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 64 replies · 1,596+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 24, 2004 | RACHEL L. SWARNS
    WASHINGTON, July 23 - During his campaign for the presidency in 2000, George W. Bush took a dramatic step: a vow to support the ban on assault weapons, enacted in 1994 for a 10-year period. "It makes no sense for assault weapons to be around our society," Mr. Bush declared. Since then, the president's advisers have repeatedly affirmed his support for the ban, a position that has helped him appeal to moderate voters and demonstrate independence from the powerful gun lobby. But in the middle of a presidential election year, and with only five working days left in Congress before...
  • Former Presidents Ford, Carter, Clinton Urge President Bush to Save the Assault Weapons Ban

    07/06/2004 1:52:09 PM PDT · by ActionNewsBill · 132 replies · 2,566+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | 7/6/2004 9:20:00 AM | Peter Hamm of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
    Former Presidents Ford, Carter, Clinton Urge President Bush to Save the Assault Weapons Ban 7/6/2004 9:20:00 AM To: National Desk Contact: Peter Hamm of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence United With the Million Mom March, 202-898-0792 WASHINGTON, July 6 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Former Presidents Ford, Carter and Clinton are urging President Bush to save the landmark 1994 federal Assault Weapons Act, which is set to expire Sept. 13 unless the President and Congress act. Saying "at a time when terrorism continues to be a serious threat, it is even more imperative that we renew the Assault Weapons Act...
  • Richard Ziser for Senator from Nevada! He supports our RKBA without reservation.

    07/05/2004 3:25:16 PM PDT · by Richard-SIA · 15 replies · 1,146+ views
    Self. | 7/5/04 | Richard Brengman
    Richard Ziser for NV Senate! He supports an unabridged constitution and bill of rights, including the 2nd amendment and NFA! Some of my gun shop customers and myself celebrated the 4th with an informal shoot at our local range. NFA guns present were a CAR-16, BM-59, 2 STEN's, SW-76, MAC 10, AK-47, 2 FNC's, M2 Carbine, 2 suppressed Ruger Mk. II's, and a suppressed HK USP Tactical .45 After a long day of several campaign stops Richard Ziser spent the evening shooting with us, and discussing NFA, our RKBA in general, troop equipment, and whatever else came up with our...
  • Letter From a Senator

    07/02/2004 1:27:13 PM PDT · by Free and Armed · 1 replies · 549+ views
    John Edwards Email | July 2, 2004
    Today I received an email response from Senator John Edwards (D-NC) in respect to an email I sent expressing my concern about the assault weapons ban renewal and urging him to fight the renewal. His response is typical of the liberal/moderate crowd who cleaim the Second Amendment only pertains to hunting and sports shooting. This email helped me realize how easily this dangerous idea of the Second Amendment is packaged to the generally gullible American public in nice, comforting words. So for your informational purposes, I submit this email in hopes that those of us who cherish the Bill of...
  • Bail costs to shoot up for arrest with a gun

    07/01/2004 6:25:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 218+ views
    The San Francisco Gate ^ | June 30, 2004 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    The cost of being arrested with a gun in San Francisco is about to go up -- big time. Starting Thursday, Superior Court judges -- with a nudge from the district attorney's office -- will be doubling, tripling and even quadrupling bail for people arrested for weapons-related felonies. The bail for assault with a firearm, for instance, will jump from $35,000 to $75,000 -- far surpassing the $50,000 bail for the same crime in Marin, Contra Costa and San Mateo counties. Get arrested for possessing or selling a machine gun in San Francisco and bail will rocket from $25,000 to...
  • Local politicians urge renewal of federal assault weapons ban

    06/30/2004 3:40:03 PM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 35 replies · 361+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/30/04 | John Wildermuth
    If the 10-year-old federal assault weapons ban is allowed to expire Sept. 13, "it will put the weapons of the war and the weapons of choice ... in the hands of literally 15- and 16-year-olds'' in San Francisco and across the nation, Mayor Gavin Newsom said Tuesday. . . .Feinstein worries that the country will be flooded with assault weapons if the ban expires. In April, Italian customs agents seized an illegal shipment of more than 7,500 assault weapons from Romania to a Georgia gun dealer. "They were waiting for the ban to expire,'' Feinstein said. "And that's what's going...
  • Muzzling the Misfits (pit bull/assault weapon parallel?)

    06/25/2004 8:54:05 AM PDT · by Egregious Philbin · 52 replies · 1,362+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 6/25/04 | Brian McGrory
    You've got to love all these misguided pit bull protectionists, including the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, citing the same tired line that the witless gun lobby has used all these years: It's not the dog, but the owner. No, it's the dog, thank you. It's the pit bull who clamps his steel-trap jaw down on the throat of a neighbor's hound. It's the pit bull who tears into a toddler's leg, or into a passerby's arm. Afterward, inevitably and invariably, it's the pit bull's owner who acquires a look of shock to accompany the excuse,...
  • FEINSTEIN INTRODUCES "ASSAULT WEAPONS" REAUTHORIZATION BILL (S.2498)

    06/05/2004 8:25:57 AM PDT · by Joe Brower · 163 replies · 575+ views
    NRA-ILA ^ | 6/4/2004 | NRA
    FEINSTEIN INTRODUCES "ASSAULT WEAPONS" REAUTHORIZATION BILLNRA-ILAJune 4, 2004 Yesterday, vehemently anti-gun Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)introduced S. 2498, legislation that would reauthorize the Clinton gun ban. The bill is being held on the Senate floor and could come up at any time. This is the start of a sustained political battle we`ll be waging over the next few months. Our opponents will continue to work at every turn to try and accomplish their anti-gun goals, and we need to be prepared. Please visit NRA-ILA`s informative website-- www.ClintonGunBan.com --and learn the facts about this debate, which has too long been driven and...
  • eBay Bans "Assault weapon"- Related Parts

    05/29/2004 7:15:32 AM PDT · by Osage Orange · 22 replies · 394+ views
    eBay ^ | 05-28-04 | eBay
    Important Notice: Hunting Guidelines and Category Changes New Guidelines The following guideline changes, which limit what can be sold on eBay, will take effect June 8th, 2004: The sale of any assault weapon-related parts or accessories will not be permitted (applies to all parts and accessories related to any firearm defined as an "assault weapon" by federal or California law). The sale of any firearm receiver or firearm frame will not be permitted (whether complete receivers and frames, components and parts of receivers and frames, or "cut," "80%," or "partially complete" receivers). Category Changes In order to improve the ability...
  • Whither Gun Control?

    05/21/2004 11:17:52 PM PDT · by Euro-American Scum · 42 replies · 215+ views
    Fox News ^ | 05/21/2004 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    This month, the Million Mom March in Washington drew an anemic showing of only 2,000 people, while this year, all of the Democratic presidential candidates— however unenthusiastically— spoke of Americans’ Second Amendment right to own guns. These are just a few of the signs that the facts finally seem to be catching up to the movement. The future for the movement looks even worse.
  • Freep this Gun Poll

    05/18/2004 6:15:43 AM PDT · by Westbrook · 10 replies · 213+ views
    May 19, 2004 | Westbrook
    http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/South/05/09/gun.control.rally.ap/index.html Right now the drooling gun-haters are leading 69-31. Please post on Gun Activist sites.
  • CNN "Assault Weapon" Ban poll

    05/10/2004 9:34:02 AM PDT · by challenger · 19 replies · 205+ views
    CNN ^ | May 10, 2004 | Challenger
    Go to the poll and vote! CNN's coverage of the "2,000 Mom March" in Wash. D.C. on Sunday also included a sidebar poll on whetehr the "assault weapon" ban should be renewed. It is set to sunset on Sept. 13 if nothing further is done.
  • A Hull of a Haul

    04/21/2004 10:44:19 AM PDT · by rarestia · 7 replies · 175+ views
    New York Post ^ | 4/21/2004 | Murray Weiss/Kate Sheehy
    <p>April 21, 2004 -- A Turkish ship headed for New York - and stuffed with thousands of Kalashnikov assault rifles and AK-47s - was seized en route in Italy, authorities said yesterday.</p> <p>The ship's deadly hoard of more than 7,500 terrorist-grade rifles and machine guns worth more than $6 million was discovered illegally hidden under piles of properly labeled arms in several massive cargo containers, Italian officials said.</p>
  • Million Mom March's aim: "Stop gun deaths"

    04/01/2004 11:27:44 AM PST · by MegaSilver · 28 replies · 240+ views
    The Herald-Sun ^ | 01 April 2004 | Eric Olson
    DURHAM -- A group of moms presented some staggering statistics about gun violence and children in North Carolina and Durham at the old North Holloway Street school Wednesday afternoon. Between 1999 and 2001, 131 children under the age of 17 died from gunshot wounds in North Carolina, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Durham County had the second-highest number of youth gun deaths of all N.C. counties and the highest per capita percentage of gun deaths in the state. Only Mecklenburg County reported more youth gun deaths. Anna Lee Mosley, president of the West Triangle Chapter of...
  • Pennsylvania to classify PUMP-ACTION RIFLES as "Assault Weapons" (idiot legislators alert!)

    03/28/2004 9:25:33 AM PST · by Long Cut · 91 replies · 1,067+ views
    AW ban sunset website forums ^ | 27 March 2004 | Pennsylvania legislators
    Prepare to have your blood pressure rise. Is there no end to the idiocy of those who live in abject fear of guns? Wh, oh why, does no national leader call this for the nonsense that it is?
  • Minnesota Assault Weapons Ban

    03/19/2004 10:54:19 PM PST · by craig61a · 21 replies · 216+ views
    KSTP AM 1500 | 03/20/2004 | craig61a
    Heard on KSTP radio today; not mentioned anywhere else (go figure) An assault weapons ban bill was introduced in the house this week (HF 2956), due to the fact that the federal effort to revive the 1994 Assault weapons ban failed. For more info see http://ww3.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?Billnumber=hf2956&ls_year=83&session_year=2003&session_number=0&Go.x=16&Go.y=8
  • Assault weapons ban likely to die in Senate (Maryland)

    03/05/2004 1:30:37 PM PST · by neverdem · 31 replies · 130+ views
    The Gazette ^ | Mar. 3, 2004 | Steven T. Dennis
    NRA, governor had opposed bill ANNAPOLIS -- A proposed state assault weapons ban appeared all but doomed after a key senator announced that he would oppose it in committee, a major victory for the National Rifle Association and Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. Sen. John A. Giannetti Jr. (D-Dist. 21) of Laurel announced his decision in a three-page statement. He said he did not think the legislation would have a significant effect on public safety. The legislation would take the place of the federal ban set to expire later this year and would also cover a number of copycat guns...
  • CHAGRINED CALIFORNIA DOJ GUN POLICE RETURN IMPROPERLY CONFISCATED RIFLES

    02/24/2004 11:09:59 PM PST · by absalom01 · 43 replies · 433+ views
    California Rifle and Pistol Association, Inc. ^ | 2/6/04 | California Rifle and Pistol Association, Inc.
    CHAGRINED CALIFORNIA DOJ GUN POLICERETURN IMPROPERLY CONFISCATED RIFLESDOJ Firearms Division's Own AgentsConfused About What Constitutes An "Assault Weapon"On November 25, 2003 the California DOJ announced the seizure of a number of illegal "assault weapons" from a Laguna Niguel gun dealer.  One of the guns on display in the store was a Robinson Armament model M96 rifle.  Believing this rifle to be an illegal "assault weapon," DOJ Firearms Division agents used the store's transaction records to locate each purchaser of the M96 rifle, then went door to door, often in the dead of night, confiscating the firearms under threat of criminal...
  • Georgia Assault Weapons "Protection" Act

    02/10/2004 7:40:46 PM PST · by Liberty Ship · 25 replies · 220+ views
    Georgia General Assembly ^ | 2004 | Rep. Barbara Mobley
    House Bill 1380 By: Representative Mobley of the 58th A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT To amend Article 4 of Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to dangerous instrumentalities and practices, so as to provide a short title; to provide for findings and a statement of purpose; to provide for definitions; to prohibit the manufacture, possession, purchase, sale, or transfer of assault weapons and assault weapon conversion kits; to prohibit the possession of certain weapons under certain circumstances; to provide for exceptions; to provide for background checks; to provide for registration of...
  • NRA Launches Anti-AWB Website

    01/25/2004 10:50:49 AM PST · by xsrdx · 77 replies · 169+ views
    Newly elected President Bill Clinton wasted little time in seizing upon “assault weapons” as a political issue. Along with “midnight basketball” and the never-to-be-fulfilled promise of 100,000 new police officers, it quickly became part of an effort to transform concern for public safety into a political issue. Clinton had barely finished moving into the White House when he proclaimed we “can’t be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans to legitimately own handguns and rifles.” Then, stringing together several whoppers in a single sentence, he announced, “I don’t believe that everybody in America needs to...
  • Lying With Pictures

    01/16/2004 11:53:18 PM PST · by DGallandro · 1 replies · 1,229+ views
    Author (This IS the source) | January 17, 2003 | Dave Gallandro
    Lying With Pictures Starring: The Violence Policy Center (VPC) in their soul-touching, truth-twisting "tribute"...Officer Down! I was perusing the Violence Policy Center website recently, and it came to my attention that the very same folks who touted the 1994 "Assault Weapons" ban as "essential" to reduce gun crime, now claim that it is the fault of the MANUFACTURERS that the guns they sought to ban, based upon cosmetics and "evil looking features" are still on the market, minus the "evil features" they said were so dangerous, like flash suppressors, folding shoulder stocks, and bayonet lugs. I guess I could see...
  • Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) how he really thinks of gun owners!

    01/14/2004 2:24:08 AM PST · by Richard-SIA · 7 replies · 178+ views
    Self | 1/14/04 | Richard Brengman (Harry Reid quote).
    The following is the transcript of a radio spot Harry Reid ran during his election battle agains John Ensign in 1998. It insults gun owners and NRA members in particular. Now Harry is running for reelection, and claiming to be a friend of gun owners! This spot exposes how he really feels about us. ------ “Stand Up” Harry Reid Radio Spot :60 Comedienne: Thank You.  Thank You, Folks.  You know me, John Ensign’s worst nightmare. (Laughs) People ask me if I make up these Ensign quotes.  I tell them, I’m not that funny. (Laughs) Okay, before I begin, do we...
  • LIFTING THE BAN? (A 1996 Debate)

    12/04/2003 10:57:13 AM PST · by yonif · 12 replies · 203+ views
    PBS ^ | MARCH 21, 1996
    TRANSCRIPT -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Two members of the House Judiciary Committee: Bill McCollum, Republican of Florida, Charles Schumer, Democrat of New York, debate the assault weapons ban. The ban was enacted into law in 1994, but re-opened for debate and possible repeal Friday by the Republican controlled Congress. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- JIM LEHRER: Congressman McCollum, why should this ban be repealed? REP. BILL McCOLLUM, (R) Florida: (Capitol Hill) Well, it wasn't a good idea in the first place. I was opposed to it back when it was enacted. You're dealing with a situation where you literally have thousands of semiautomatic rifles that are not...
  • O.C. man faces assault weapons charges

    11/27/2003 6:15:02 AM PST · by An Old Man · 12 replies · 330+ views
    Tuesday, November 25, 2003 O.C. man faces assault weapons charges Gun seizure is reportedly the largest in California since a 1989 ban By JOHN McDONALD The Orange County Register A raid on a Laguna Niguel shooting range and gun shop has yielded the largest haul of illegal assault weapons ever seized in California, officials reported today. Ilya Yampolsky, 38, of Laguna Niguel was arrested on 58 felony violations of state firearms laws. He is the son of Valentina Yampolsky, owner of On Target Shooting Range, 27692 Camino Capistrano. The son is accused of illegally offering to sell the assault weapons...
  • Weapons seizure a state (CA) record

    11/26/2003 7:26:46 AM PST · by absalom01 · 77 replies · 269+ views
    The Orange County (CA) Register ^ | 11/26/03 | JOHN McDONALD
    <p>Discovery at a Laguna Niguel shooting range and gun shop includes 79 assault rifles. Owner's son is arrested.</p> <p>A raid on a Laguna Niguel shooting range and gun shop has yielded the largest haul of illegal assault weapons ever seized in California, officials reported Tuesday.</p>
  • The 2004 Hunt Presidential candidates on guns

    11/18/2003 6:27:00 AM PST · by Renfield · 7 replies · 117+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 11/18/03 | John R. Lott, Jr
    Democratic presidential candidates have recently taken up a new calling: offering advice to hunters. Governor Howard Dean supports extending the assault-weapons ban next year "because I never met a hunter who needed an AK-47 to shoot a deer." Senator John Kerry offered, "When I go out there and hunt, I'm going out there with a 12-gauge shotgun, not an assault weapon." Clearly what worries these senators is that people and not deer will be "hunted" with these guns. As Senator Carl Levin noted early this year, allowing the ban to expire will "inevitably lead to a rise in gun crimes."...
  • Assaulting The Ban

    11/04/2003 9:25:08 AM PST · by neverdem · 57 replies · 585+ views
    Tech Central Station | Nov 4, 2003 | John R Lott Jr.
    Assaulting the Ban By John R. Lott, Jr. Published 11/04/2003 With the first sniper trial of John Muhammad getting started, the one-year anniversary recalls the horrors and fear. There are also legislative attempts underway to ensure that it never happens again. Two Democratic presidential candidates Congressmen Richard Gephardt (D-MO) and Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) have used the anniversary to introduce legislation demanding that the federal assault weapons ban be renewed and expanded before it expires next year. Lawmakers in Maryland are now requesting that over 40 different guns be added to the list of banned assault weapons. Legislators in other states...
  • US police chiefs back assault weapon ban extension

    10/22/2003 5:23:28 PM PDT · by Brian S · 77 replies · 370+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10-22-03
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PHILADELPHIA, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Police chiefs from major U.S. cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta and Philadelphia urged Congress on Wednesday to renew the federal ban on assault weapons, which is set to expire next year. Standing behind a table laden with semi-automatic rifles and other firearms seized from the streets of Philadelphia, the law enforcement leaders told a news conference that failure to extend the ban would cause a new surge in multiple killings and subject police officers to a greater risk of armed attacks. The ban took effect in February 1994 after it was signed...
  • CSGV: Killing Machines ("Assault Weapons" propaganda)

    09/16/2003 6:00:50 AM PDT · by Joe Brower · 45 replies · 470+ views
    Coalition to Stop Gun Violence ^ | September, 2003 | Eric Gorovitz
    Coalition to Stop Gun Violence: "KILLING MACHINES" The "Coalition to Stop Gun Violence" has just published a 13-page screed titled "Killing Machines", which purports to be about all the horrible evils of so-called "assault weapons". With the sunset of the 1994 "assault weapons" ban coming up in a year, it's no surprise that this sort of propaganda would be surfacing, and it this document is any indication, the anti-gunners are pulling out all the stops to maintain their fear-mongering grip on the minds of "average" Americans. Those of us who know the truth of this matter need to start preparing,...