ATF: Assault Weapons for $200 By Mail!

Discussion in 'In the News' started by Malum Prohibitum, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    This deserves its own thread, even though it is related to a prior news story.

    Apparently, being an idiot is no disqualification to being an ATF Agent, but why are the reporters not asking him to back up what he says?

    Link to ATF Agent is an Idiot

    The rising number of deaths by assault weapons reflects growing availability of the weapons and their elevation to a status symbol among gang members, said Carlos Baixauli, an agent with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

    "In the early '80s to '90s, it was more common to have a handgun in your waistband and the bigger the caliber, the more powerful you were," Baixauli said. "Now it's escalated to the assault weapons."

    Another issue potentially at play is the 2004 expiration of the federal assault weapons ban, 10 years after its passage. The legislation outlawed 19 types of guns, including the semiautomatic AK-47.

    The guns are readily available on streets, Baixauli said, or can be ordered by mail for under $200.


    Anything to create hysteria and get a new gun control law passed . . .
     
  2. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    less than $200?!? Where?

    :roll:
     

  3. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    Sure you can order them by mail. He forgot to say you have to ship through FFL dealer, essentially making it the same as buying from a store, except possibly costing more.
     
  4. foshizzle

    foshizzle New Member

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    Well, you could buy a complete AR lower for about 200$. An AK receiver definitely for under 200$. Technically that IS the "firearm". You'll have to use it as a club until you get more money to put on the top end. And you could have it mailed to you... if you were an FFL.

    I think you would have to willingly suspend your disbelief to accept this as true :p
     
  5. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    :lol:

    Still doesn't exempt it from background checks. Well, except for in state FTF.