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SUMMARY OF FEDERAL LAW:
MINIMUM AGE FOR GUN SALES AND TRANSFERS:
Unlicensed persons may sell, deliver, or otherwise transfer a long gun or long gun ammunition to a person of any age.
There are checks, but CNN just conveniently left that part out.
It is a crime for any person to sell, give or otherwise furnish a handgun to a minor if he has reason to believe that the buyer or recipient is under 18 years of age, unless such transfer is made between family members or for the purpose of engaging in a sporting event or activity. A person under 18 shall not possess or transport a handgun or assault firearm.1 This prohibition does not apply to a minor in his own home or on his property or on the property of another with prior permission, while accompanied by an adult while hunting, at a range or firearm educational class, and while transporting an unloaded firearm to and from such activities.
Virginia Gun Laws
Any I would ask you to reconsider ripping up the U.S. Constitution
Can we end the overdramatic concern, now? Can we stop with the what-ifs? Can we stop with the assumptions? Can we stop with the hyperbole?
originally posted by: ladyinwaiting
Slapmonkey, the overly dramatic concerns seems to be coming from you guys. I've already been accused of wanting to "rip up the constitution" which is beyond ludicrous.
I don't think asking adults to think like adults is too much to ask.
originally posted by: mOjOm
a reply to: shredderofsouls
Anyone who is denied that combination of vices is the absolute last guy that needs a damn gun!!!!
Get this kid some porno and a pack of smokes before he kills someone!!!! Are you nuts!!!
He obviously needs some kind of release so get him one that doesn't kill other people please. At worst all you'll need is a carpet cleaner that way.
originally posted by: shredderofsouls
originally posted by: JinMI
More propaganda because guns are SCARY ! ! !
It is not about "guns are scary". How does it make sense to you that society has deemed children not old enough to buy those other things or to make a decision about sex/abortions but a deadly tool, hey no problem.
You do understand that a .22 and a .223 round are nearly identical in diameter, right? That's what the caliber references--the diameter of the actual bullet (in inches). The casing length, diameter, and powder capacity is NOT what is referenced in the caliber number, nor is the length of the bullet--it really is just the diameter.
I'm guessing that you don't know that a .380 and a 9mm are also the same caliber, do you? The .380 can also be referred to as a "9mm short." The bullets have the same diameter, but nothing else is the same.
Just because your picture shows the massive difference in the totality of the round does not negate the reality that the calibers of the bullet--you know, the little lead thing that actually leaves the barrel--are for all intents and purposes, the same.