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New Jersey terror plotters sought to get 7.62mm AK-47 assault rifles, so legislature takes the obvious step and outlaws .50 caliber rifles...

New Jersey moves on .50 caliber gun ban following Dix arrests

5/10/2007, 4:08 p.m. ET
By TOM HESTER Jr.
The Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) â€" New Jersey moved Thursday toward becoming the second state to outlaw the powerful .50 caliber rifle that critics contend could potentially be used in terrorist attacks.

The guns, which resemble large hunting rifles, are accurate up to 1 1/2 miles and critics contend they could be used to penetrate an airliner or ignite chemical plants, rail tanks cars and refineries.

California is the only state with a similar law.

Legislation that would make New Jersey follow suit was released Thursday by an Assembly committee and can now be considered by the full Assembly.

The ban is getting renewed attention after federal investigators this week announced they had foiled an alleged terrorist plot by six men who were planning to attack Fort Dix.

"As unnerving as the Fort Dix terrorism plot was, it could have been all the more worse if the weapons of choice for alleged assailants had been .50 caliber assault guns instead of AK-47s," said Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, D-Mercer.

The six men arrested Monday night allegedly tried to buy AK-47 assault weapons, M-16s and other weapons from a government informant.

The bill is opposed by gun rights advocates who claim it would do nothing to stem gun violence.

"Gun bans will not stop a criminal intent on doing harm, because the criminal mind will always find another tool," said Scott L. Bach, president of the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs. "This feel-good legislation disarms only responsible citizens and does nothing to prevent crime."

The bill would include .50-caliber weapons in the same law that bans explosive devices. Violators would face up to five years in prison and a fine up to $15,000. The proposal would exempt antique guns and traditional rifles that fire a single shot. It would also allow people who own a .50-caliber weapon before the law takes effect to keep their weapon.
 

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Come on, we all know that terrorists,( and all bad guys), always obey our laws while trying to committ crimes. ](*,)

What stupidity!
 

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Rammstein said:
What a gaggle of retards.
I never can remember what a gathering of idiots is... I always want to call it a flock.
Here's a fairly complete list of various groups of animals, but idiots seem not to be included. I was going to suggest "mob" as we know mobs don't show good sense...

But that seems to insult some animals...

So, how about a "legislature of idiots"?

Certainly seems fitting in this particular case!

alligators: congregation
antelope: herd
ants: nest, army, colony, swarm
apes: troop, shrewdness
asses: pace, herd, drove
baboons: troop
badgers: cete
bears: sloth, sleuth
beavers: family, colony
bees: grist, swarm, nest, hive
boars: sounder, singular
buffalo: herd, troop, gang, obstinancy
butterflies: flutter
buzzards: wake
camels: train, caravan, flock
caribou: herd
cats: clowder, cluster, glaring, pounce
caterpillars: army
cattle: drove, herd
chickens: brood, peep
cockroaches: intrusion
cormorants: gulp
cows: kine
crocodiles: bask, float
crows: murder
deer: herd
dogs: pack
doves: arc, dule, flight, pitying
ducks: paddling, flock, raft
eagles: aerie, convocation
eels: bed, swarm
elephants: herd, memory
elks: gang, herd
emus: mob
ferrets: business
finches: charm
fish: school, shoal, haul, catch
flamingos: stand, flamboyance
flies: swarm, cloud, business
foxes: leash, skulk, troop
frogs: army
geese: gaggle, skein
giraffes: herd, corps, tower
gnats: swarm, cloud, horde
goats: flock, herd, tribe, trip
goldfish: troubling
gorillas: band, troop
grasshoppers: cloud
gulls: colony
hares: down, husk
hawks: boil, cast, kettle
herons: sedge, siege
hippos: bloat
horses: herd, band, string, team, stable
hounds: mute, brace, pack
hyenas: cackle
jays: band, party, scold
jellyfish: smack, brood
kangaroo: mob, herd, troop
larks: exaltation
leopards: leap
lions: pride
lizards: lounge
mice: nest
moles: labor
monkeys: barrel
moose: herd
mules: barren, span
otters: romp
oxen: team, yoke, drove
owls: parliament
oysters: bed
parrots: company, pandemonium
peacocks: ostentation, pride
pelicans: pod
penguins: rookery, colony
pheasants: bouquet, nye
pigs: drift, drove, sounder
porcupines: prickle
porpoises: school, crowd, shoal
prairie dogs: coterie
quail: bevy, covey
rabbits: nest, warren
raccoons: gaze
rattlesnakes: rhumba
ravens: unkindness
rhinoceroses: crash
sardines: family
seabirds: wreck
seals: pod, rookery
sharks: school, shoal
sheep: flock, pack, hurtle
snakes: bed, knot, den, pit
sparrows: host
spiders: clutter
squirrels: dray, scurry
starlings: chattering, murmuration
storks: mustering
swallows: flight
swans: bevy, herd, bank, wedge, flight
swine: sounder, drift, herd
tigers: ambush, streak
toads: nest, knot
trout: hover
turkeys: rafter
turtles: bale, dole
walruses: pod, herd
weasels: pack, colony
whales: school, pod, mob, gam
wolves: pack, rout
wombats: wisdom
woodpeckers: descent
zebras: herd, zeal

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/ ... _list.html
 

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"As unnerving as the Fort Dix terrorism plot was, it could have been all the more worse if the weapons of choice for alleged assailants had been .50 caliber assault guns instead of AK-47s," said Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, D-Mercer.
If If If If....:banghead:

"As unnerving as the Fort Dix terrorism plot was, it could have been all the more worse if the weapons of choice for alleged assailants had been Thermonuclear Warheads, or a Long Stick With Dog Poo on the end," said Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, D-Mercer.
 

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The really nasty thing about long sticks with dog poo on the end is that it is very difficult to prevent accidental discharge. The stuff comes off when you least expect it.
 

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jrm said:
Nice list

While "idiots" are not on the list, I see that a "pace of asses" is.

If the shoe fits....
I was also thinking that a troop of baboon's might also fit ... but why insult the baboons
 
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