Amnesty For WWII Class III's?


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PeteRR
December 31, 2005, 11:53 PM
I had read an article that a member of Congress had introduced a bill to allow WWII vets to come clean with WWII-era Class III weapons they'd be hiding and allow them to register them. Has anybody else read or heard anything along those lines?

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Hkmp5sd
January 1, 2006, 12:30 AM
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H.R.2088: (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:H.R.2088:)

PeteRR
January 1, 2006, 10:56 AM
Thanks. Doesn't look like it's going anywhere.

Kaylee
January 1, 2006, 11:26 AM
I'm just sayin... if'n I was a WWII vet, and saw all that happened with gun registrations and the results thereof since 1945, I don't think I'd be too inclined to "come clean."

But then I always did have problems with that "render unto Ceasar what is Ceasar's" thing. :)

PeteRR
January 1, 2006, 11:36 AM
I'm just sayin... if'n I was a WWII vet, and saw all that happened with gun registrations and the results thereof since 1945, I don't think I'd be too inclined to "come clean."

But then I always did have problems with that "render unto Ceasar what is Ceasar's" thing. :)

The problem being you're concealing an object that yields Federal time. And you can't pass it on to your kids without passing on that jail time to them.

I'm hearing, 6th hand, about an MP-40 that was left from father to son and the son now has a huge problem to solve. What is the current value of a registered MP-40? Do you willing give that up by torching the receiver? Hell, I'd donate it to a museum 1st for the tax write-off, if it wouldn't get me arrested.

Don Gwinn
January 1, 2006, 11:48 AM
Lots of people of that generation have NFA stuff that has nothing to do with WWII, as well. That stuff's not going to be coming out of the woodwork, either.

The ones I don't understand are the SBR's. You can make your own with a standard rifle and a saw in a matter of seconds, so why hide one in the attic? I suppose for some it's just fun to make the Alli--I mean, the Feds annoyed.

My wife and I were joking back and forth about finding treasure as we tore out an old chimney in our Dream Money Pit yesterday. She said I could keep any machine guns, but she'd keep the jewelry. ;)

But the more I thought about it, the more I thought what a hard choice that would create. Say there's a perfect BAR in there packed in cosmoline--what then? Donating it to a museum would probably be best. Maybe I could write a contract that has ownership reverting to me in the event that the NFA gets repealed.

PeteRR
January 1, 2006, 11:54 AM
The ones I don't understand are the SBR's. You can make your own with a standard rifle and a saw in a matter of seconds, so why hide one in the attic? I suppose for some it's just fun to make the Alli--I mean, the Feds annoyed.

Back in the 80s, I had an old-timer give me a sawed-off single barrel shotgun. Owning it scared me to death. Luckily, Camden had a gun buyback around that time. I turned it in for $75 cash with no questions asked. I felt embarressed being in line and I tried to explain to the cop where I got a shotgun with a 10" barrel. He just gave me a :rolleyes: look and told me to put it on the table.

22-rimfire
January 1, 2006, 11:57 AM
I think it would be a good idea. In fact, I think it would be a good idea to allow sales of newly manufactured Class III weapons in general to private owners.

There is no way that I would own an illegal Class III weapon. The feds take them VERY seriously. I have seen the "search" for suspected illegal full auto weapons after the first Iraq war..... want no part of it. Automatic prision for illegal automatic firearms.

jefnvk
January 1, 2006, 05:59 PM
The ones I don't understand are the SBR's. You can make your own with a standard rifle and a saw in a matter of seconds, so why hide one in the attic? I suppose for some it's just fun to make the Alli--I mean, the Feds annoyed.

What I don't get is why SBR's are bad, but there is a lot less to go through to get a handgun.

I struggle with illogical stuff like that.

Crosshair
January 1, 2006, 08:16 PM
Don Gwinn

But the more I thought about it, the more I thought what a hard choice that would create. Say there's a perfect BAR in there packed in cosmoline--what then? Donating it to a museum would probably be best. Maybe I could write a contract that has ownership reverting to me in the event that the NFA gets repealed.

That is a tough choice. You would have to hide it really good if you went with the "keep it" route. Kinda feels like hiding Jews during the holocaust. (OK, bad analogy, but you get the idea.)

/*Thinks of places to hide a BAR*
//Need to get my gun safe installed first.

bogie
January 1, 2006, 10:08 PM
So, my dad might be able to legally register an amesty Sten gun? Does it have to have been made during WWII, or should I start hunting for pipe?

Hmmm...

otomik
January 1, 2006, 10:34 PM
so all you have to do is make up a story when your eligible veteran grandfather dies and you can start to "discover" his huge collection of SBRs and Sten guns, full auto m1 carbines, etc. make a silly law, get a silly amnesty I suppose.

Kharn
January 1, 2006, 11:20 PM
So, my dad might be able to legally register an amesty Sten gun? Does it have to have been made during WWII, or should I start hunting for pipe?

Hmmm...Cruffler.com had a big article about the wide variety of Stens that were produced during WWII, some in quantities as low as 3-4 in Resistance workshops. ;)

Kharn

georgeduz
January 2, 2006, 12:03 AM
afraid of your goverment?

beerslurpy
January 2, 2006, 12:52 AM
What I don't get is why SBR's are bad, but there is a lot less to go through to get a handgun.

I struggle with illogical stuff like that.
Originally the NFA was going to ban handguns as well, but they cut that part of the legislation out at the last minute because it wasnt deemed politically feasible.

AJ Dual
January 2, 2006, 01:51 AM
Yah, +1

The SBR and SBS provisions were there to prevent people from making "loophole" pistols out of rifles and shotguns, when all pistols were NFA.

It was too extreme, and pistols were dropped from the NFA, but the SBR and SBS provisions remained, because they were still deemed as "criminal guns".

As to another "amnesty"? Now where'd I put that pic of Admiral Ackbar from Return of the Jedi?...

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