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Federal Background=Confiscation List

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by InkEd, Jan 16, 2013.

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  1. Zeke/PA

    Zeke/PA Member

    Feb 24, 2005
    Southeastern Pa.
    I've used the form 4473 in recent discussions recently and I CAN get my point across.
    A hole bunch of stuff was banned in 1934 and then again in 1968.
    It really irks me to realize our elected "offiicals" are just as mis-informed as the news media when it comes to what corrent restrictions are.
    I heard a guy the other night ask, "What does anybody need a Bazooka for"?
  2. Clean97GTI

    Clean97GTI Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Las Vegas, NV
    Just in case anyone wanted to know, the DoD used to be OK with a 7-pass overwrite of random bits. This is no longer the case and only degaussing and/or physical destruction is acceptable.

    A program like DBAN will allow you to use multiple types of overwrites to sanitize a drive. Be aware that a large hard drive can take hours and hours to clean up. If you don't have that kind of time, physical destruction is usually the cheapest and most fun. Buckshot makes short work of a hard drive.

    http://www.dban.org/download for the CD-R image if you want to play.

    More fun might be to smelt the drive. If you can get a good hot coal bed going, the metals in the drive undergo a couple cool changes. Charcoal is good for this.
    First up happens when you reach the red hot point. The molecular structure of the metal actually relaxes and realigns thus destroying any previous magnetic orientation. Second, the metals continue to get hot to the point where you can deform them or rip them apart. For extra fun, get the metal as hot as you can and drop it in a tub of ice water. Stand back though!
  3. P5 Guy

    P5 Guy Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Tampa Bay area
    So, Where do the files (011001010) go when they "delete" them. I'm not up on computer science so go easy on the paranoid diagnosis.
  4. PRM

    PRM Member

    Apr 14, 2008
    I'm against it. Some things are not any of the government's business.

    If I want to swap guns with my shooting/hunting buddy, or transfer a firearm to one of my kids, it shouldn't be up to the government to approve it.

    There is noting the POTUS wants done that would have prevented anything. It will spend a half billion ($500 million) tax payer dollars that somebody has to pay for.

    And, your right, I don't trust the alphabet federals in any way, shape, form, or fashion. Ever deal with the IRS? Its up to you to prove your in compliance, and they have no problems taking everything you got.

    The founding fathers gave us the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to protect us from government. Not to empower government to oppress the people.
  5. StrutStopper

    StrutStopper Member

    Jul 5, 2011
    Thats the problem with deleting. They don't go anywhere. They just stay there and if you know what you're doing they can be recovered unless they are over-written. There is software that can be used to overwrite the disks to make the deleted files un-recoverable, and unless something like that is used or the disk gets completely overwritten over time files can be recovered.

    Clean97GTI - As far as I know, the DoD still allows disks to be over-written to de-classify them for re-use but yes, if they are being disposed of physical destruction (hammer) or degaussing is required.
  6. mortablunt

    mortablunt Member

    May 1, 2011
    We are not Above Top Secret. Keep baseless conspiracism to a minimum.
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