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Full-autos - what if?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MicroBalrog, May 4, 2003.

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  1. MicroBalrog

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    Imagine a bright, sunny day. The GCA 1968 and FOPA, as they pertain to full-autos, are repealed. Who would buy full-autos?
    What would they use them for?
     
  2. AK103K

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    It would be a great day! Prices would drop to what they should be and my wallet would be empty and my credit card companys would be real happy! :) I'd use them for the same thing I use them for now...STRESS RELIEF!:D
     
  3. Chris Rhines

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    (Raises hand.)

    I'd get a few M4 clones, an Uzi, maybe a few other handheld rattleguns (probably stick pretty close to the M16 pattern.) Purposes? Competitions. Bowling pins, steel-plate matches, fun stuff like that.

    Also, I'd snap up an M2HB, just to have something to shoot at 1500+ yards with. :D

    Also, every last one of my home-defense weapons would get a sound suppressor mounted. Between shooting and doing FOH for rock concerts, I'd prefer to keep as much of my hearing as possible.

    - Chris
     
  4. MicroBalrog

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    What about the "normal" people? What would they do with them?
     
  5. AK103K

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    What?, I'm not normal?? :eek:
     
  6. MicroBalrog

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    I mean, non-gun-enthusiast.
    No you're not. And that's a compliment?:D
    Ever read "Harvey"?:D
     
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    "Normal" people? I think pretty well everyone who posts here is "normal" people, but if you mean by "normal" those who don't really ENJOY shooting and/or owning firearms, their life would continue as before; the sky wouldn't fall in, dogs wouldn't be copulating with cats, Democrats wouldn't suddenly start telling the truth, etc., etc.
    My wish list would begin with a bunch of subguns ('28 Thompson and a few 9mms), and I'd like a .50 M2HB too :)
     
  8. Byron Quick

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    The "normal" people would do the same thing they've always done: ignore them.

    Heck, I was a "normal" person myself once. I just happened to know a Class III dealer and would drop by his shop to drool and shoot the breeze. So I heard about FOPA in time to get my semi-auto UZI converted before the deadline.

    Only reason I EVER did that was that the government was suddenly telling me that I COULD NOT EVER DO SO.

    If FOPA had not become law I would never have converted my Uzi and gone through all the hassle to register a NFA weapon.


    Floyd and Marie Thigpen were the Class III dealers in Augusta, Georgia. May they rest in peace. In 1994, they were murdered in their shop.
     
  9. MicroBalrog

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    By "normal" people I mean those who have a gun for self-defense only, not for the sake of owning it.
     
  10. MicroBalrog

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    Hey, while we're at it, why can't the NRA lobby to repeal FOPA-1986?
     
  11. AK103K

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    Why not all of them, the NFA 34, GCA 68, ............:banghead:
     
  12. MicroBalrog

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    Because of the slippery slope. Let's repeal the most stupid gun law in history. I mean, I could see the NRA want the GCA-68 to stay for some reason, being "moderate" and all, but FOPA - 1986 - GOD! It's so visibly pointless!
     
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    If the NFA went away I'd get a suppressed .22 and maybe some other stuff. It would be handy for shooting in my friend's yard w/o spooking the neighbors. (Shooting there IS legal.)

    Someone else also posted about suppressing a home defense gun. That strikes me as a very good idea. Of course, I have to use something other than my S&W Model 28 then. :)
     
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    Me!

    And I'd use them for the same thing I use the ones I already own.
     
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    The only full auto firearm I would buy would be a .22. I would get the full auto effect at an affordable price. Otherwise I am perfectly happy with my milsurp bolts and semiautos. Each to his own.
     
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    MicroBalrog,

    Please study the Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986 before you wish for its repeal. With the exception of the stupid machinegun rider that was slipped in at the eleventh hour as a milksop to the more weak-kneed members of Congress, it is a good piece of legislation that did much to help gun owners.

    Between 1968 and 1986, you had to sign a registry to buy ammunition. Between 1968 and 1986, no military surplus guns of any kind could be imported, as they were "non-sporting" (even Mausers and SMLE's).

    Oh, and what would I do if NFA '34 went away?

    The top five guns in the picture below would get a third selector position, and the bottom three would be real. :D

    [​IMG]
     
  17. AK103K

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    Even more reason not to stop at the 86 law. Keep right on going back to 34.
     
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    ANOTHER P90 picture (I know, only airsoft)!! Would you people PLEASE stop posting pictures of these?!?! You KNOW the government won't let me have one, so why keep reminding me?? Oh, yea, nice 93R too. :)
     
  19. MicroBalrog

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    Tamara, I know that.
    However, when FOPA 1986 is invoked, I think we all know what I mean - The Stupid Clause.
    Now, how can we repeal it?
     
  20. MicroBalrog

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    HKMP5SD - rejoice in the fact that airsofts are illegal in Israel.
    :cuss:
     
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    For HD, I'd make whatever I chose as a rifle, carbine or subgun full automatic, and supressed. I can't really think of any reason I would NEED full auto in a HD situation, but it would be another option for the same (or close to the same) cost as a semi. Options are good to have.
     
  22. cool45auto

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    Tamara: What's up with that 93R? Is it a clone and more importantly-where can I get one?:D
     
  23. WilderBill

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    Well, I have always kinda wanted a 1928 Thompson...:D
     
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    cool9mm. not to step on Tamara's toes, but the three guns in the bottom of the pic are all airsofts. they're available widely, but you need to search a bit to find the good ones.
     
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    oh, if ALL of the NFA went away, I'd suspect you would see them used more in crimes and in accidents, just 'cause of the "cool" factor they've always had attracting StoopidKidz and the attendant irresponsibility .. something prevented now by virtue of their scarcity. And of course the newsies would eat it up, and the anti crowd dancing in the blood.

    That said... I don't see much difference between being knifed to death in a back alley or hosed down with a 60 year old junker subgun import. Dead is dead. Heck, if Cooper's right about what happens to most folks trying to shoot a subgun, the murder right might even drop. :)

    -K
     
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