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Senior ATF Official Proposes Loosening Gun Regulations

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posted on Feb, 6 2017 @ 06:59 PM
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Oh goody, it appears we may be able to get those re-repatriated M1's from South Korea after all! I sense a large economic expansion for suppressor producers as well. Official white paper linked at the bottom.

www.washingtonpost.com... 1627882_story.html?utm_term=.d763cb4566e6

washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/senior-atf-official-proposes-loosening-gun-regulations/2017/02/06/beeb1120-ec7c-11e6-9662-6eedf1627882_stor y.html?utm_term=.d763cb4566e6



The second-highest-ranking official at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has written a proposal to reduce gun regulations, including examining a possible end to the ban on importing assault weapons into the United States.

The “white paper” by Ronald B. Turk, associate deputy director and chief operating officer of the ATF, calls for removing restrictions on the sale of gun silencers; allowing gun dealers to have more guns used in crimes traced to their stores before the federal government requires additional information from the dealer; and initiating a study on lifting the ban on imported assault weapons.

“Restriction on imports serves questionable public safety interests, as these rifles are already generally legally available for manufacture and ownership in the United States,” Turk wrote of the ban on imported AR-15s and AK-style weapons.

“Silencers are very rarely used in criminal shootings,” the white paper states. “Given the lack of criminality associated with silencers, it is reasonable to conclude that they should not be viewed as a threat to public safety.”


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posted on Feb, 6 2017 @ 07:07 PM
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originally posted by: infolurker
I sense a large economic expansion for suppressor producers as well.

About damned time!! Suppressors protect people's hearing.

They probably got added to Gun Control because of an old James Bond movie.

I always thought the over-control of suppressor technology was nothing other than a show of how ignorant the government actually could be.

If you're doing something 'criminal' with a gun ... you want all the noise you can generate. Noise is chaotic as all-get-out and the only one who can anticipate and deal with it is the guy on the trigger ...and he's probably already wearing hearing protection.



posted on Feb, 6 2017 @ 07:30 PM
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Hear that sound ?

And it's not that of a new m1.

It's the sound of the anti gunners .s exploding from what real LIBERTY looks like.

Never heard of this Turk person, but I sure do like them.

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posted on Feb, 6 2017 @ 07:45 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

have you heard about these folks.
the M1 Garand store,(CMP) The Civilian Marksmanship Program very few left and those can be pricey. these are the people that took over from from the government.
i wish when i was younger that i would have gotten one, they were dirt cheap back then could get a field grade one any where from 30 to 50 bucks. but clinton screwed that all up. i was smart enough to buy my ak's and sk's before the ban.

M1 Garand


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posted on Feb, 6 2017 @ 08:59 PM
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I would feel better about this if it wasn't going to be the new fascist left buying up all the new guns. As apparently they are preparing to do.



posted on Feb, 6 2017 @ 09:28 PM
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Oh, they are doing it. Suddenly have a bunch of people at work who used to be gun control buying ARs.



posted on Feb, 6 2017 @ 11:51 PM
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My only complaint/issue: there needs to be import tariffs on any goods brought into the country. We can't make America great without buying our own products.

Side note: you vapers out there....drop the Chinese junk and buy American. Its a bit more pricey....but it ain't Chinese.



posted on Feb, 6 2017 @ 11:52 PM
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originally posted by: OuttaHere
I would feel better about this if it wasn't going to be the new fascist left buying up all the new guns. As apparently they are preparing to do.


Man...i've gone shooting with a few folks like that.

Im still not finding fear anywhere.



posted on Feb, 6 2017 @ 11:56 PM
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In addition to being a benefit to reduce firearm noise, don't silencers leave a traceable marking on the bullet itself that can be traced?

Perhaps I will be able to afford an M-1 !!!



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 12:02 AM
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a reply to: JinMI

invest in an upgrade on the butt. Your shoulder will thank you.



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 12:05 AM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

You don't like my butt?


I've found that solid wood stocks are much easier on my shoulder than synthetic. However, if buying anything new(er) I'm sure it won't be as well conditioned as what I'm used to.

A buddy has an English 303 and that thing kicks like a mule, harder than anything else I've shot up to 7mm mag. He never conditioned the wood. My best anecdotes.



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 05:37 AM
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I have a CMP M1 that i got back in the 1970s when i was in the navy.
I still smelled of cosmoline where they had took it out of storage and had never been issued.

I still have it today and have converted it to a M1 scout rifle.
www.gunandgame.com...

Gangbangers would not want a M1 as its to heavy and only holds 8 rounds.
Its good for home defense as it has 3 ways of being used.
A butt stroke will drop the biggest guy.
The bayonet will keep them from getting close or trying to take the weapon from you.
Plus if you stick them with the bayonet you can not miss.
And i use the old 16 inch bayonet and it just looks mean.



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 05:59 AM
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a reply to: JinMI

We have a Serbian doctor who has a pretty extensive rifle collection. I know guns fairly well, and most of what he has i've never heard of. You can tell a lot of it has been used for many years in battle zones. Guns stretching back to the WWI era.

He'll show up with them all piled into his Mercedes, and then rapid fire through them all. Never hits anything because he's just shooting. "Blowing off steam" he calls it. Anyway, a couple of the eastern european rifles took cartridges that were as big as a small Buick.

We jest a bit at his expense....but I think he actually fought in Serbia. Nice guy, though. Our kids played tennis together.



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 06:02 AM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

How cool is that?!

Oddest weapon I've shot was a Swedish Mauser. I can't remember the caliber but it was very odd. We dubbed it "the smokewagon" due to the plume it left. Could rival some black powder .50 that I've shot.

@ANNED

That is a gorgeous rifle. Nice work.



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 06:11 AM
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About damned time!! Suppressors protect people's hearing.


Australian here , never thought about that angle , would a suppressor take away accuracy as i would imagine they would be handy if hunting .



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 06:14 AM
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a reply to: ANNED
that's not scary enough, it needs to be black.

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posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 05:46 PM
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originally posted by: hutch622
would a suppressor take away accuracy as i would imagine they would be handy if hunting.

Anything you attach to a firearm will affect the firearm's accuracy. In some instances, you might expect an improvement.




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