Jan
16
2013

Tweet Of The Day, The Second Assault Weapons Ban Is Farce edition.

This is exactly what happened last time.

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…but God forbid that political activists who are terrified of guns be kept from having to shell out money for a therapist like the rest of us.

Moe Lane

PS: Another blast from the past: banning the manufacture of larger magazines will simply mean that the gun manufacturers will stockpile them beforehand. Banning their manufacture and sale without compensation will probably not fly, and if by some strange happenstance it does fly the court cases will start twenty minutes later. They’re metal boxes with springs attached, people. Not hard to make.

12 Comments

  • Aruges says:

    The follow up to that is to ban weapons (starting with rifles first) that allow detachable magazines. Internal only and only 7 or less shots. And when that fails to stop the next insane person from killing people, it will be single shot only and so on, and so on…

    It’s what CA is doing. Look up the insanity of the “bullet button”

    • Crawford says:

      And some California petty tyrants are trying to ban the bullet button, too. Apparently complying with the law in a way they dislike is lese majeste.

      • acat says:

        Liberals operate from emotion, never forget it.
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        Liberals are afraid of the black-magic-evil-fetish firearms .. so *any* gun is automatically something that needs banning, and the end justifies the means.
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        Mew

  • Canthros says:

    Yeah, but they’re dangerous metal boxes with springs in. I think I got a blood blister on my finger once, when it got pinched between the follower and the magazine wall. If I wasn’t wearing glasses, I might’ve put my eye out when I slid the floorplate off and the spring … uh … sprung out toward my face.
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    … I’m not really sure how these sorts of laws prevent that sort of thing, though. I suggested to somebody that we start making them out of nerf, but I don’t think the idea was taken seriously.
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    (Seriously, though: if you have a 3-D printer, you can print a functional AR magazine, including the spring.
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    If you don’t have a 3-D printer, springs aren’t any great shakes to make, if you can get wire, even if they aren’t *good* springs. The follower’s probably the biggest trick, if you’re working with metal.)

  • Skip says:

    If what I read is correct, though, Moe, they did ban possession of magazines with more than 7 round capacity, with a year’s grace to get rid of them. Hopefully the courts will clean up that mess, but until then, I’d try and stay out of that part of the country. Of course, in general I try to stay in the parts of the country that are still free anyways.

    • Moe_Lane says:

      Amazing how state Democrats seem to keep thinking that DC v. Heller didn’t settle the issue of firearms control for the next decade or so.

      • acat says:

        I .. disagree here, Moe.
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        DC v. Heller is a landmark case, but as has been *repeatedly* shown, dems will simply ignore it if they think they can do so and push someone else in front of the music.
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        Consider the practical results in Chicago where, last time I checked, the City and State are colluding to repeatedly challenge the Supremes to make DC v. Heller stick… with the practical result that guns are still illegal.. and mostly black kids are doing the dying.
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        Mew

        • Spegen says:

          Have you seen the stats for Chicago since the beginning of the year? It should be example A of the failure of gun control

          • acat says:

            Indeed, Spegen .. I live close enough to the place.
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            I find Obama’s fascination with gun control after Sandy Hook to be in line with his hiring policies… racist!
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            Seriously, guns in Chicago kill ten times as many black kids as the Sandy Hook dude killed white kids .. did he or his party make a stink about gun control then? NO!
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            Racist assholes.
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            Mew
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            (apologies, Moe .. tired of being called a racist in the face of clear contrary evidence)

  • Catseyes says:

    So will their magazine ban hold for crossbows? The Chinese developed a magazine fed repeating crossbow about 4000 years ago I think. Been thinking of designing a lever action cocking crossbow myself. Oh and don’t forget air rifles are still on the market for small game.

  • Freddie Sykes says:

    I once had a champagne cork knock my glasses off. I think we should ban all sparkling wines unless served by a government licensed sommellier.

  • Luke says:

    I’ve been writing Remington and Kimber, encouraging them to move to my state.

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