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D.C. Officials Weigh Keeping Semiautomatic Pistols Illegal After Blanket Handgun Ban

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by macadore, Jul 7, 2008.

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  1. macadore

    macadore Member

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    It seems they just have to ban something. It's an addiction.
     
  2. tuckerdog1

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    It's all about power & control over the people. This will also probably wind up in the courts, costing the taxpayers a pile-o-cash.

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  3. MakAttak

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    OOOOOOO!!! I get to say it first:

    IT'S A MAGAZINE, NOT A CLIP!
     
  4. Sistema1927

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    There is almost nothing that represents "common" like the 9mm semi-automatic. Sounds like they are courting contempt of court.
     
  5. Rugerlvr

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    Yeah, revolvers are uncommon in comparison to semi-auto pistols. This flies in the face of the Heller decision. It will be challenged.
     
  6. AntiqueCollector

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    They must just like visiting the SCOTUS and losing cases there. I'm a revolver person and not a big fan of semi-auto handguns but the facts are they're protected by the second amendment and they're far more common than revolvers and if someone wants one they have every right to have it.

    I'd love it if someone registered a S&W 500 there...
     
  7. Rugerlvr

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    I have no doubt. Someone will. Along with a .460, .454, perhaps even a .45-70 revolver. :D
     
  8. Rachen

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    The reason why there are gun bans, gun registrations, gun restrictions, and anti-gun education and media is because the elitists want to turn the population into yet another fuel bed for the next fascist fire to burn.

    Read Fahrenheit 451, and Clockwork Orange. The authors wanted to educate the public about the dangers of Liberal Fascist elitists, but the modern public has become way too materialistic to take any involvement in politics.:(
     
  9. General Geoff

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    Yeah, these folks don't seem to understand that many revolvers are MORE powerful than semi autos. They're hung up on magazine capacity, for whatever reason.
     
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    Yes, we do judge people on their ability to spell and properly write the English language, more so for reporters.
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  11. JesseL

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    That tells me that a semi-automatic with a magazine capacity over 11 rounds is a "machine gun" by DC's standards. I'm dead certain they wouldn't hesitate to prosecute someone for having a 12-round magazine based on the assumption that they could load an extra round in the chamber and have the potential to fire 13 shots without manual reloading.
     
  12. svtruth

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    Where did these people

    go to school? A high school American history course should reveal that the Second is not about hunting Bambi, but liberty. And their studied inability to understand Heller is mind boggling.
     
  13. dm1333

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    Studied inability to understand Heller, or is it that they are refusing to acknowledge what it means?
     
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    Never underestimate the internal contradictions that a person is willing to accept because he thinks a position is right.
    I was speaking to a member of my pistol club last night and mentioned the Heller case. His automatic reaction was "That's wrong!!! I disagree with that! I believe a majority of the public don't have what it takes to handle a gun. They want to allow guns in schools. That's wrong. There should be licensing. Shooting is a gentlemanly pursuit". He brought up the 'flintlock only' argument and didn't care that there is a correct way to amend the constitution if the majority disagree with the 2nd Amendment, instead of just ignoring it.

    Later in the night he remarks that his school during WWII had rifles and they were issued to the kids, which he loved! I also found out that he is facing losing his license and having his collection seized under Australian law because one of his guns was stolen. Yet he was still willing to defend a system of control that is about to do him in and take away one of his few pleasures in his old age.

    Poor bastard.

    Everyone has an internal moral compass. Many people feel that theirs is lacking, or that those around them are lacking, so for the benefit of all, people must be constrained to do good or go without.
    I am the opposite, I am willing to accept the fact that harm is done by bad people with firearms, fast cars, booze & editorial pages so that the majority can live free and make their own choices.
     
  15. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Found my new user name!!

    Do you feel lucky S&W, Taurus, Ruger, Rossi, & Charter Arms? Well, do you, punks?

    The author says revolvers are the only game in town. What about T/Cs? What about XP100s & Strikers? And so on....
     
  16. Prince Yamato

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    Countdown until bans on magazine capacity are overturned...

    Capacity bans are arbitrary. Soon, we'll have the Supreme Court prove that. There is no universal number that makes a gun more or less safe.
     
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    They are effectively throwing a Tantrum like a spoiled child that didn't get their way.
     
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    The DC government must love wasting tax payer money, they are making themselves look like total fools and destroying the anti-gunners arguments in the proccess. Its actually great for the 2nd amendment lol
     
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    I thought civil rights violations carried massive fines and penalties. No muncipality would force minorities to sit in the back of a bus, or allow persecution based on sexual orientation, for righteous fear of the wrath of the federal government. Why is the 2A different?
     
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