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Byzantine C&R rules

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by mike1966ga, Mar 30, 2005.

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  1. mike1966ga

    mike1966ga Member

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    I just applied for a C&R FFL and while I was looking at some web site I came across this at www.gunbroker.com" (Note to C&R holders: if you are a C&R holder you already know the Byzantine C&R rules so we will not repeat them here) "
    well my question is just what are the Byzantine C&R rules :confused:
    I looked in the FFL book that came with the application, but me no can find it??
    thanks
    mike1966ga
    p.s.
    any sugestions as to where to shop would be great :)
     
  2. Zundfolge

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    source

    I believe the bolded definition is what they meant by "Byzantine".
     
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    The AFT will send you books on the laws governing the use of your C&R license, read them and ask questions based on that.
     
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    Just FYI, Byzantium was the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire, an entity that outlasted the Western Empire, which had its capital at Rome. With a government run by Romans, Greeks, Turks, and Russians, all trying to curry favor with the current Emperor, its bureaucracy was reportedly the most complex, confusing, corrupt and self-serving the world has ever known, before or since. So anything, especially something involving a bureaucracy, that is complicated, confusing and ultimately useless came to be known as "byzantine". The term is also applied to anything from that era, such as Byzantine antiques or Byzantine coins.

    Byzantium was later called Constantinople and is today called Istanbul.

    Jim
     
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    kfranz, stop telling everyone about the great Enfields at BDL, Ltd before I have a chance to buy them all!
     
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    Jim, This statement
    is no longer true is it? ;)
     
  8. Jim K

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    Hi, Hank L,

    There are some who think the Byzantine bureaucracy is still in business, just moved to Washington, but I never said that and you can't quote me!

    Seriously, and believe it or not, compared to many other countries, the American (Federal, state, local) bureaucracy is remarkably honest and efficient. Anyone who has lived abroad or who knows natives of other countries can confirm that. Getting a passport takes a week or so. Getting a driver's license takes a few hours. In other countries, those things can take months and a hefty bribe to boot.

    And don't forget that most of those "Byzantine" gun rules were written into the LAW by our beloved representatives, not decreed by BATFE.

    Jim
     
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