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Old March 14, 2001, 08:34 AM   #1
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Not sure why there was not a alert from the various pro gun groups, but check this out, it is S505 introduced 3/9/01:
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STATEMENTS ON INTRODUCED BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS -- (Senate - March 09, 2001)

(a) IN GENERAL.--Section 5845(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (defining firearm) is amended by striking ``(6) a machine
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gun; (7) any silencer (as defined in section 921 of title 18, United States Code); and (8) a destructive device.'' and inserting ``(6) a 50 caliber sniper weapon; (7) a machine gun; (8) any silencer (as defined in section 921 of title 18, United States Code); and (9) a destructive device.''
(b) 50 CALIBER SNIPER WEAPON.--
(1) IN GENERAL.--Section 5845 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by redesignating subsections (d) through (m) as subsections (e) through (n), respectively, and by inserting after subsection (c) the following new subsection:
``(d) 50 CALIBER SNIPER WEAPON.--The term `50 caliber sniper weapon' means a rifle capable of firing a center-fire cartridge in 50 caliber, .50 BMG caliber, any other variant of 50 caliber, or any metric equivalent of such calibers.''
(2) MODIFICATION TO DEFINITION OF RIFLE.--Subsection (c) of section 5845 of such Code is amended by inserting ``or from a bipod or other support'' after ``shoulder''.
(3) CONFORMING AMENDMENT.--Section 5811(a) of such Code is amended by striking ``section 5845(e)'' and inserting ``section 5845(f)''.
(c) EFFECTIVE DATE.--The amendments made by this section shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act.

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Here's the link to see all of the particulars:
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/...hRJNd:e106886:

I suggest e mailing your senators and senators on the finance committee, that is where the bill has been sent.
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Old March 14, 2001, 08:36 AM   #2
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Oops! Sorry, I know this is off topic for this board, but I was reading the invitation to the 50 shoot and got a brain cramp!
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Old March 16, 2001, 06:11 PM   #3
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Be ever vigilant

Thanks HA. Yes, we have been keeping an eye on the federal legislation. They basically want to classify 50 cals as "Destructive Devices." Hell, isn't a car a destructive device? A good place to keep up on the legislation is http://www.FCSA.org , the 50 Caliber Shooters Association.

I checked the link you provided but the query didn't go thru. See http://thomas.loc.gov/ and then search for S505.

Thanks again,
Jolynne

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