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Just thought you guys might like to watch. Looks they are rekindling the assault weapons ban basing it on California's recent ban on .50 cal rifles.

What happened Arnie? Bad Arnie, Bad.
 

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Arnold is nothing but a Dem in a Repub's skin. Trust me, like Bush, he is like most in office and do not attune them selves with the Republican creed.
 

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AWB50 is a bunch of horse shXt, Whats the point of banning a weapon that has never been used in a crime? Organizations use the terrorism BS to scare ignorant people into thinking "Oh no Alcada(ment to spell it that way) or the local hoodlums shouldnt be able to go and get one of these ALL POWERFULL weapons of mass murder from just any street corner". They are expensive, big and heavy, no criminal wants a weapon that size, and most couldnt afford one if they did.
Here is a quote from one of the brady bunch from this site http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/206444_guns04.html
"They can pierce the skin of an aircraft," said Daniel Vice, a lawyer with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, a supporter of the law. "It could be used to shoot down an airplane. And we certainly don't want to wait until a terrorist buys one before we ban it." end quote
Im pretty sure most rifles could pierce the skin of an aircraft, its just sheet aluminum. And hitting a plane would take alot of skill, they move at a pretty good speed.
 

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inmyownsummerami said:
Here is a quote from one of the brady bunch from this site http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/206444_guns04.html
"They can pierce the skin of an aircraft," said Daniel Vice, a lawyer with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, a supporter of the law. "It could be used to shoot down an airplane. And we certainly don't want to wait until a terrorist buys one before we ban it."
Ya one other thing, going from that logic we should also ban EVERY THING that any one could possibly use to down an aircraft, if some one managed to do it with a .50bmg without years of training I would gladly turn in even my sling shot to these leaches.
 

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I can't believe they even called it a single-shot weapon, I'm suprised they didn't turn it into the next 50cal AK47.

It suprises me the media hasn't made an attack on the 17hmr yet. The same noise as a 22LR plus 1000fps and insanely accurate given its size. One could easily use that for assassinations too if they wanted....of course, then again so could a piece of fishing line...we going to ban fishing line now because you can choke someone with it?

I respend most of the movies that the Governator has made with few exceptions up until the time he got elected...anything he may make afterwards can rot on the shelves because I will not watch nor support who takes the arms from responsible sportsmen.

Hell not like they couldn't goto Nevada or Oregan and buy one anyways.
 

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inmyownsummerami said:
..."It could be used to shoot down an airplane. And we certainly don't want to wait until a terrorist buys one before we ban it."...
OMG what a joke!!!

I can't believe these political types honestly think terrorist play by rules. "Oh no...they banned it. We can't get it now..." :roll:

It's the same mindstate they have about criminals. "If we ban it, they can't have it because that's how the law works" :roll:

I would never wish physical harm to them, but I would love to see a .50cal round shot through some politicians' vehicles to show them that criminals and terrorists could give a crap about some "ban". Of course knowing them, it would probably give them MORE reason to keep it banned... :roll:
 

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inmyownsummerami said:
AWB50 is a bunch of horse shXt, Whats the point of banning a weapon that has never been used in a crime?
i wonder the same thing :roll: guess we'll find out tonight... i can't wait to hear the explanation.
 

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As expected, that was a shame to watch. Mr. Bradley (that the 60min guy's name? I hardly ever watch it) did a great job of slanting the segment... big surprise. The only good part of that segment (off memory, not direct quote):

Mr. Barrett: You shouldn't be shooting any gun at an aircraft. It's illegal.
Mr. Bradley: *scoff* Terrorists don't care if it's illegal.
Mr. Barrett: So they also won't care about a new law making the .50BMG illegal.

They also pulled up some internet sites with sales of ammo that is apparently not legal (don't know anything about it, though). I like how the solution relating to enforcement problems of an already existing law is to pass a new law. Niiiice.
 

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As expected, that was a shame to watch. Mr. Bradley (that the 60min guy's name? I hardly ever watch it) did a great job of slanting the segment... big surprise. The only good part of that segment (off memory, not direct quote):

Mr. Barrett: You shouldn't be shooting any gun at an aircraft. It's illegal.
Mr. Bradley: *scoff* Terrorists don't care if it's illegal.
Mr. Barrett: So they also won't care about a new law making the .50BMG illegal.

They also pulled up some internet sites with sales of ammo that is apparently not legal (don't know anything about it, though). I like how the solution relating to enforcement problems of an already existing law is to pass a new law. Niiiice.
you got to wonder sometimes.
 

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Sounds like there are tons of Stinger missiles floating around on the black market already anyway - seems much more likely that something like that would get used by terrorists anyway...
 

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bah!

kudos to them for broadcasting propaganda at their expense. the next weapon ban will not be in our liftime.

they are doing what they do best... talkin the talk, and not walkin the walk.
 

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The manufacturing guy didn't seem to be near as prepared as he should of been. But then lots of film gets left on the cutting room floor.
Actually, given the likelihood that the bulk of his best material was never shown by CBS, I thought Barret did pretty well. It tough to appear in a hit piece as anything but an ass.

Sadly, that piece confirmed a suspicion I've harboured for well over a decade: the next object of gun controllers will be scopes and accurate rifles.

After all, it isn't "sporting" to use a good scope on an accurate rifle that lets you know precisely where your shot will hit. Only the military needs that kind of accuracy, right? :roll:
 

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