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Did all Uzi's meet the AWB criteria?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by unixguy, Sep 21, 2004.

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  1. unixguy

    unixguy Member

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    I'm working up a response to a local letter to the editor in which the writer claimed that the Uzi used in the San Ysidro McDonalds was an assault weapon. I don't know enough about Uzis to know if that specific weapon meets the AWB criteria or not.

    I've also read that most of the victims died from shotgun blasts rather than from the Uzi or pistol, but I haven't seen that in any sort of "official" or news report.

    Anybody have some help for me in verifying these two items? I'm hoping to get my letter done and mailed in about 12 more hours.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Kaylee

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    If manufactured by IMI, yes. Anyone know if anyone else manufactured them?

    http://www.awbansunset.com/whatis.html
     
  3. unixguy

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    The letter to which I'm responding

    The letters page


    My outline is basically that although his letter does not (as far as I can tell at the moment) have any factual errors (other than the number of people that were killed), his assertion that the AWB was common sense and protected citizens was wrong on both counts.

    I want to draw attention to the misleading news reports that wrongly makes people think they know what the AWB covered, so that folks think about researching it themselves.

    I also _want_ to include a reference to Federalist 46, and why the founding fathers wanted the individual citizens to be armed (although recognized that some wouldn't want to be). (I'm a bit concerned that I'll lose reader's interest if I bring that up, so probably will leave it out.)

    I want to point out that the deeply disturbing thing to _me_ about the AWB is that represented yet another departure from "things that make sense".

    Thanks!
     
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    kaylee

    Thanks Kaylee. Need to go to sleep and let my thoughts percolate.
     
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    there are copies of the imi uzi made everywhere..norinco of china made em(an got sued) along with a few us made designs.
     
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    Real UZIs, AKMs, and what-have-you were not covered under this ban because the ban covered semiautomatic weapons and not select-fire ones. This is a fact that needs to be re-emphasized to the public whenever you're speaking about the AWB. They believe that it was a ban on the automatic versions of these guns.
     
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    Unix,

    You should add that the 2nd Amendment is NOT about hunting (animals at least).
     
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    You know what I find odd about this statement? After a similar incident happened at the Luby's in Texas, the Texas government passed a CCW bill. The exact opposite of what Feinswine wanted to do. Which law do you think had more bang for the buck?

    Greg
     
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    How do you make or create common sense?
    And just a few months ago, 6 people were murdered by folks weilding baseball bats, silently. One example, regardless of its graphic nature, should not be the basis for far-reaching laws.
     
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    In the 1990's, over 80 people were killed by a man with a can of gasoline and a match in New York City.
     
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    Vector did make post-ban UZIs, and they are selling their current models for less than $600 now. Depending on the reciever you choose, some have bayonet lugs and some do not.
     
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