01-26-2009, 09:45 PM
Join Date: Jan 2008
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Re: WTB a Fireformed .338 Allen Express dummy...
Originally Posted by Fiftydriver
Obamas first attach on firearms will come in the assult weapon ban renewal, remember the one that ol willy dimposed on us. This time however, I suspect they will make it permanent!!! This will get rid of all the assult rifles, AR-15, all the foreign rifles, AK, SKS, all of them. This will also set us back to the standard 10 round max magazine limit for handguns.
After this, I suspect they will attach the semi-auto firearms. Starting out with the handguns, because there is just no need to have 9mm with a 19 round capacity..... Unfortunately, if they get it passed, it will whip out all semi-autos, shotguns, 22 LR, semi auto hunting rifles such as the Browning BAR.
About this same time, there will be an attach on the big, scary 50 BMG. This may actually come before the semi-auto ban from what I am hearing. Why, because they are scary and most feel there is no real sporting need for them.
I suspect that they will have an extremely hard time banning bolt action rifles. They may go after magazine limits or require fixed mag boxes but to ban bolt action rifles will be nearly impossible for them to do as long as we have a strong hunting group of the population.
I believe most long range hunting rifles will be safe for now but we will get hammered on other fronts. If you think its OK to let the 50 BMGs get banned without helping the fight to save them, even if you do not have one, be aware that this is only the start. Do not get in the fight when its already half way into the war, get involved NOW!!!
You're right Kirby:
From the National Shooting Sports Foundation's website:
FOUR ANTI-GUN BILLS INTRODUCED IN NY STATE
The New York State Assembly has introduced four new gun-control measures. The bills include mandating bullet serialization, a ban on the sale, possession and use of .50-caliber firearms, an expansion of the NY ballistic imaging database, and prohibiting gun shows on public property.
Assembly Bill 3200: Legislation that would mandate bullet serialization -- the process by which each individual round of ammunition is identified and marked with a laser-engraved serial number.
NSSF has made clear that serializing ammunition on a mass-production basis is not feasible from a practical standpoint and any legislation mandating such action could rightfully be considered a de facto ban on ammunition. For more information please read the NSSF Bullet Serialization fact sheet.
Assembly Bill 3211: Legislation that would ban the sale, use or possession of 50-caliber firearms.
Every day law-abiding New York residents use and purchase .50 caliber sporting rifles for long-range target shooting and collecting. Banning these firearms will only hurt shooting enthusiasts, collectors and independent firearms retailers while doing nothing to curb crime or protect residents. These firearms are too big to easily carry and cost thousands of dollars to purchase -- putting them off limits to criminals.
Assembly Bill 2882 / S. 627: Legislation to expand the applications for the New York ballistic imaging database.
The failure of the New York ballistic imaging database system to solve any crime in its nearly eight years of existence has been well documented. In 2001, California wisely rejected setting up its own ballistics imaging system because research, including by the California Department of Justice, proved that a database of lawfully purchased firearms (that are rarely ever used in crimes) would not be an effective law enforcement tool. Another study, released in 2008 by the National Research Council, confirmed the findings and advised against setting up a national ballistics imaging system. New York is one of two states that has wasted millions of taxpayer dollars on a ballistics database. Requiring that all guns that come into contact with law enforcement be tested and submitted into the failed system would only waste more resources on this expensive, useless and unnecessary program.
Assembly Bill 2884: Legislation that would prohibited the sale of guns at a gun show located on public property.
According to a November 2001 Study by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, less than one percent (0.7) of criminals acquire their guns from gun shows. Restricting gun shows in the name of fighting crime is a solution in search of a problem.
NSSF is urging all sportsmen, gun-owners and firearms enthusiasts to contact their Assembly member and urge them to oppose and speak out against these dangerous anti-gun bills.
NSSF will provide further updates as these bills are posted on committee schedules.