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originally posted by: kelbtalfenek
originally posted by: face23785
Not necessarily. What they do to get around that is they put ridiculous new restrictions on the transfer of existing firearms. In some states, that even includes inheriting a gun. So eventually once all the current owners die, and their relatives can't inherit the gun because they can't afford it or clear the legal process, the old guns that don't comply with the new regs will eventually go out of circulation, or at least there will be fewer and fewer of them.
Not all weapons are registered...it's not uncommon to find families with several generations worth of firearms. Transfer of ownership inside a family...I'm pretty sure it would be impossible to legislate, track or enforce. If this is a single state type of law, it's pretty easy to go outside the state and obtain legally a firearm.
originally posted by: JBurns
Not to mention the ridiculous price markup for buying a 1986 GCA compliant automatic. >$20,000
This disproportionately affects average Americans who generally cannot practically part with 20 grand
originally posted by: Nickn3
Loaded chamber indicators have been around for years as have mag safety’s. In a carry weapon like my S&W 3913, the first thing I do is disable the mag safety. In combat the weapon must work even if the mag is removed. No police weapons that I know of have mag safeties.
Engraving the empty case is useless BS. I would never pay for that.
originally posted by: Kharron
Hmmmm, one will really have to be careful to pick up all shell casings at the range, for example, or anywhere else.
Imagine this problem. Your stamped casing is picked up at the range. A murder is committed with a through and through wound and no bullet to compare to. Your casing is dropped as evidence.
Ummm, no thanks.