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Interesting article on GUN BAN DEFIANCE

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Brian in Oregon, Mar 9, 2008.

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  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    http://teapot.usask.ca/cdn-firearms/Kopel/assault.weapon.html<br>
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    '....Perhaps no law in American history has been more universally ignored than "assault weapon" prohibitions. Legislative orders that "assault weapon" owners register or surrender their guns have achieved approximately 10% compliance in California. In other jurisdictions, such as Denver, Boston, and Cleveland, the compliance rate is approximately 1%.<br>
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    To the gun prohibition lobby and its allies, the disobedience is good reason for filling the jails with recalcitrant gun owners.<br>
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    Not everyone agrees. As the late Stanford law professor John Kaplan observed, "When guns are outlawed, all those who have guns will be outlaws." [107] Prof. Kaplan explained that when a law criminalizes behavior that its practitioners do not believe improper, the new outlaws lose respect for society and the law.<br>
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    The law enforcement community already has its hands full catching the existing criminals. Is it a good social policy to create three million more by fiat? If a citizen decides to hold onto his $900 target rifle which the City Council has commanded him to surrender without compensation, will he continue to respect other laws enacted by the Council? Will he be more or less likely to call 911, "get involved," and take the risk that a police officer may stop by his home to ask questions? Are the potential public safety gains (if any) of "assault weapon" prohibition worth depriving law enforcement of the cooperation of three million or more previously law-abiding citizens?<br>
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    Even if legislators consider the smallest reduction in the number of "assault weapons" in civilian hands to be worth any cost, anti-gun legislation is counterproductive. Ironically, proposals to ban "assault weapons" have encouraged consumers to buy military-style semiautomatic firearms. [108] The press hype surrounding so-called "assault weapons" and the threat of future bans has venerated a greater demand for the weapons as well as large price increases. [109] If one goal of such legislation is to limit the proliferation of certain firearms, recent efforts have been counterproductive. In fact, the number of some types of "assault weapons" in the hands of the public may have as much as doubled in the last three years, thanks to media hype. .....'
     
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    Good article, Thanks Brian...Bill
     
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    Remember "John Wayne" about cold dead fingers.
     
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    Only free people can own weapons.

    HM
     
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    A person bearing arms is a CITIZEN. A person without arms is a SUBJECT.

    ANY QUESTIONS?
     
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    For a cold winter night's project, research the 1934 NFA. The first year full autos were regulated, not one firearm was entered into the registry. It seems that in 1935, there may have been one or two.

    Look at the type of firearms allowed and banned in Britian and Australia, and this is what we are looking at in the near future.
     
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    My jaw dropped when I saw the 55 gallon drums and huge piles of guns being turned in for the smelter in Australia. I didn't see a single "evil black gun" among them. They were all sporting arms. Many were ordinary pump shotguns.<br>
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    Never forget that the 1994 assault weapon ban renewal was "enhanced" to include pump shotguns.
     
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