Congressional Hearings on the NFA

Discussion in 'National Laws, Bills and Politics' started by Rugerer, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. Rugerer

    Rugerer GeePeeDoHolic

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  2. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    Putting pistols in with NFA restricted weapons makes sense in one respect:
    It creates two classes of firearms.
    Rifles and shotguns, primarily sporting in nature and commonly used for that purpose,
    and handguns, sawed-off rifles or shotguns, machine guns, silencers, and disguised guns of the type assassins would use.
    The second class of weapons are non-sporting and are designed as homicidal weapons-- for offense or defense.
     

  3. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

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    Said the apologist for "sporting purposes" which has no basis in any interpretation of the 2nd Amendment. But we all know where that "sporting purpose" BS came from.
     
  4. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

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    That's not why handguns were originally included in the Act. Roosevelt wanted hard core gun control like many European countries had. And handguns are the most prevalent types of firearms.
     
  5. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

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    There's no such thing as offensive or defensive firearms. Any firearm can be used in either role.
     
  6. jsaund22

    jsaund22 Ninjaneering Computers

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    I don't know. A Hi-Point is pretty offensive. I mean, have you seen one of those monstrosities? :lol:
     
  7. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure 100% of firearms owners could become homicidal using an ordinary rifle or shotgun instead of a machine gun. As I mentioned above, the original point of the Act was tight gun control, not some silly arbitrary classification.
     
  8. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

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    Touche. :lol:
     
  9. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

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    They are big and ugly. But they work.

    Nemo