THIS is what's wrong with a "One Pistol a Month" Law!


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MattTheHat
January 20, 2010, 09:30 PM
I had a look through the posts here that mentioned a proposed law somewhere (maybe PR of **********?) hoping to limit hand gun purchases to one a month. To illustrate the problem, all three of these fine pistols came my way last week.

http://www.d-slr.com/guns/good_week.jpg

It was a good week. The Ace came from a very good friend, and the price hasn't been totally disclosed yet. It's one of the last 80's Aces, but is in near perfect condition.

The 1903 Colt is a very early Type I, produced in 1904. It's in excellent shape, with only some blueing loss on the frame and a few very light scratches. Lots of fire blue left on the pieces parts. It does not appear to have even been carried. Notice the cocking serrations aren't cut through the entire height of the slide. I'd never noticed this on a 1903 before, either because I'd never seen one this early (and I have a slightly newer Type I) and perhaps Colt changed the tooling, or maybe I've never seen one without enough slide wear to still notice this detail.

The 1908 Colt was purchased from a customer of mine. It was his father's pistol, and dates to 1933. It only has slight holster wear on the front of the slide, but is otherwise in excellent condition. Again, the pics make it look a bit rough.

My total cash outlay on guns last week was $1000. Granted, this doesn't include the Ace. But, the point is, with a "gun a month" limited, I would have missed two of these three jewels.

(Actually, at least half the point is to show off a little. It was a good week!)

-Matt

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devildog4329
January 20, 2010, 09:47 PM
The Communist state of Maryland had the 1 hand gun every 30 days law and it was horrible. To get around that law you have to get a Collectors license. But then you are on all the Crazy Government Lists :)

MattTheHat
January 20, 2010, 09:58 PM
Yeah, PRC-MD, that was it.

Thing is, I'm not really a "collector" as such. All my guns get shot and get shot often. I guess I'm just a "gun nut". No! "Aficionado"! Yeah, that's it.:)


-Matt

Aran
January 20, 2010, 10:09 PM
The real problem with such a law is "every bit of it."

Frank Ettin
January 20, 2010, 10:59 PM
At least in California, the one-handgun-a-month rule doesn't apply to private party transactions (even though in California they still must go through an FFL). It's still a lousy law, of course.

MachIVshooter
January 21, 2010, 12:54 AM
To get around that law you have to get a Collectors license. But then you are on all the Crazy Government Lists

A C&R doesn't exactly make you "high profile". I've had mine for 3 years, never even been contacted by ATF or any other LEA. They send you some literature every now and then, which includes amendments to the C&R list and relevent new laws. That's it.

The Lone Haranguer
January 21, 2010, 06:40 AM
California's "one handgun per month" (actually 30 24-hour time periods) law has been in effect since 2000.

mcdonl
January 21, 2010, 07:42 AM
My total cash outlay on guns last week was $1000. Granted, this doesn't include the Ace. But, the point is, with a "gun a month" limited, I would have missed two of these three jewels.

(Actually, at least half the point is to show off a little. It was a good week!)

I wonder why there is so much rampid jelousy on THR... or maybe it is just me, but you just spent BEFORE your undisclosed amount about 2 years of my gun budget.

I hate you. :neener:

wishin
January 21, 2010, 08:21 AM
Just so y'all know. If I had unlimited funds (like the current administration), I'd buy all of our THRers a gun a month for life! Well, maybe not all......................:eek:

berettaprofessor
January 21, 2010, 09:27 AM
You have violated all laws known to Socialism, comrade, and must immediately surrender both the 1903 and 1908 to me based on the requirement to redistribute assets from the haves to the have-nots.

axeman_g
January 21, 2010, 09:33 AM
farking bamboo shoots!!!!

PRNJ just instituted "one gun a month"... right when i found two great deals. I dont really need either one, but I want both. I gots to figue this out.

MattTheHat
January 21, 2010, 10:32 AM
I wonder why there is so much rampid jelousy on THR... or maybe it is just me, but you just spent BEFORE your undisclosed amount about 2 years of my gun budget.

I hate you.

What I didn't mention is that now I probably won't buy any pistols for quite a few months. :(

Well, unless I find a really good deal on _________. :)


-Matt

rmfnla
January 21, 2010, 10:33 AM
The Communist state of Maryland had the 1 hand gun every 30 days law and it was horrible. To get around that law you have to get a Collectors license. But then you are on all the Crazy Government Lists :)
Whoa, better watch it; I mentioned the Government Lists (also jokingly) in another thread concerning silencers and got branded, among other things, "anti-gun" and "a conspiracy nut."

MattTheHat
January 21, 2010, 10:35 AM
You have violated all laws known to Socialism, comrade, and must immediately surrender both the 1903 and 1908 to me based on the requirement to redistribute assets from the haves to the have-nots.

I might be able to spare an old shot-out CZ-52. :)


-Matt

ultradoc
January 21, 2010, 10:50 AM
bad law. too many guns-not enough time

GunsAmerica Fan
January 21, 2010, 10:57 AM
I'm not sure what part of shall not be infringed is confusing.

ClemY
January 21, 2010, 11:07 AM
I live in Maryland and I have a Collector's certification and I can tell you it is tough to keep up with one gun a month. I know I am falling behind. I try but it is too tough.

clarence222
January 21, 2010, 12:35 PM
There should be a law stating "at least one gun a month" I could live with and support that

huntsman
January 21, 2010, 01:06 PM
THIS is what's wrong with a "One Pistol a Month" Law!

That's a sweet stable of ponies:)

one pistol a month is a lot more liberal than the one gun every 3 years law my wife has.:(

hso
January 21, 2010, 01:10 PM
I'm jealous. I "collect" those and you've found a couple of real beauties at a great price.

MattTheHat
January 21, 2010, 01:15 PM
Thanks hso. I've got an early Type I '03 and an early '08 (it has a barrel bushing too) in various stages of restoration and slight upgrade. So, these were *needed* to keep me company while the others were gone. :)

hunstsman, you need to see the thread about hiding guns from your wife. Seems like the only reasonable response. :)

-Matt

danprkr
January 21, 2010, 01:24 PM
The real problem with such a law is - that it shows the utter contempt our politicians have for THEIR BOSSES!

Seriously, what part of "Shall not be infringed," don't they understand?

Va Shooter
January 21, 2010, 03:17 PM
Virginia has this for handguns (thank you very flipping much Gov. Wilder, Va General Assy looking to make this go away) CCW permits lets you get as many as you want. Wish I could buy 1 a month:cuss:

Ronsch
January 21, 2010, 03:48 PM
That the anti's do not see the "1 handgun a month" as infringing for the basic reason that they are still ALLOWING you to buy a handgun. :banghead:

Yes...Stupid logic to say the least. Not to mention all of the hunters who may only covet/use rifles who actually buy into that nonsense, or any other shooting group that the rule does not affect.:what:

Same thin with the legislation back in 1986 to limit the FA's. They were not limiting you being able to buy one, just what was available, and the skyrocketing costs.

That is also the thing we need to safeguard against....All of these ridiculous "bullet bans." They will not infringe on buying or owning guns, just the ammunition.

NG VI
January 21, 2010, 04:31 PM
I'm not sure what part of shall not be infringed is confusing.



The confusing part is how to get away with re-defining it to mean "shall be infringed".


That the anti's do not see the "1 handgun a month" as infringing for the basic reason that they are still ALLOWING you to buy a handgun.


Yeah, in the same vein, they don't see any type of ban or restriction on certain brands, makes, models, actions, styles, shapes, colors, calibers, gauges, anything as infringement based on the fact that you are still *allowed* to own a weapon at all. They also frequently don't understand why .gov can't just force everyone to keep their guns at firing ranges, as if your right to own a weapon ends with your membership to a range or range closings. It's not *infringed* because you can still *own* a weapon.

PM me if you want a link to a place where you can see this type of ass-showing on display. There are some good people over there who are shooters and are in trenches trying to keep it from being a one-sided anti-gun bashfest, and they win every argument. They could probably use some support every now and again too.

zoom6zoom
January 21, 2010, 06:03 PM
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To get around that law you have to get a Collectors license. But then you are on all the Crazy Government Lists
A C&R doesn't exactly make you "high profile". I've had mine for 3 years, never even been contacted by ATF or any other LEA. They send you some literature every now and then, which includes amendments to the C&R list and relevent new laws. That's it.
This isn't referring to a C&R. Maryland has it's own "Collectors" license.

Officers'Wife
January 21, 2010, 06:11 PM
one pistol a month is a lot more liberal than the one gun every 3 years law my wife has.

AHEM!!! That's not a 'wife' law it's economic law. Guns or butter sweetheart.

mljdeckard
January 21, 2010, 06:13 PM
Free men are told what they CAN do, not what they CAN'T do for arbitrary imaginary reasons.

ClemY
January 21, 2010, 07:39 PM
Maryland is called the "Free State" but no one believes it. As long as the Lefties control Baltimore, they control the election process. They control the legislature and use that control to write laws making it easier to steal elections.

NG VI
January 21, 2010, 08:14 PM
AHEM!!! That's not a 'wife' law it's economic law. Guns or butter sweetheart.

In the little booklet that came with the CD Fat of the Land by Prodigy, they had a neat little writeup on importing butter vs steel, they came to the exact opposite conclusion you did. Butter makes us fat, and guns make us prepared. It was on a national level and obviously we don't have to choose just one to produce in the US, but I've always wondered exactly how many guns Prodigy owns since then.

mljdeckard
January 21, 2010, 08:24 PM
Music for the Jilted Generation was much better. :)

Living in Britain, I doubt any of them own any guns.

NG VI
January 21, 2010, 08:25 PM
oh right, they are British aren't they?

Well I feel pretty confident that if they became US Citizens that would change pretty quickly.

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