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Old January 28, 2013, 01:30 AM   #19
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It must be obvious that this proposed legislation is not about making children or people in general safer.

The Ruger Mini-14 is on the "Good" list and we all know it is practically the same as the AR-15.

The bill's definition of semiautomatic assault weapon is crazy.

The term ‘semiautomatic assault weapon' means any of the following, regardless of country of manufacture or caliber of ammunition accepted:
(A) A semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any 1 of the following:
(i) A pistol grip.
(ii) A forward grip.
(iii) A folding, telescoping, or detachable stock.
(iv) A grenade launcher or rocket launcher.
(v) A barrel shroud.
(vi) A threaded barrel.
(C) Any part, combination of parts, component, device, attachment, or accessory that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun.
(D) A semiautomatic pistol that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any 1 of the following:
(i) A threaded barrel.
(ii) A second pistol grip.
(iii) A barrel shroud.
(iv) The capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location outside of the pistol grip.
(v) A semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm.
(E) A semiautomatic pistol with a fixed magazine that has the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.
(D)(v) [So long Glock 17s]

How does any one or combination of these cosmetics make a firearm a bad thing?

This bill should be named the semiautomatic firearms ban.
These people (the bill's sponsors and supporters) are borderline psychotic. They are projecting what they would do onto normal responsible people who would not do what they (the irresponsible politicians) would do.

A Semiautomatic Assault Weapon
is like
an unelected selfless politician; neither exists.
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they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it.
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