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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 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?.."
  • 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 ^ | 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...