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Originally posted by unknown known
reply to post by mileslong54
Yeah, you may live in a small town or something, but the cops are no friends of mine from h.s. They are constantly bringing in new men to control the city, men with no ties whatsoever to the city they are policing. This isn't the Andy Griffith show. These are BIG BUSINESS policing enterprises, who are fiercely expanding as the country goes into more and more debt.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
It's impossible for someone living in Europe, the UK or Asia to understand the problems here when they've never walked through an exhibit hall with 400 tables full of full military grade AR-, AK-, and H&K weapons platforms available to any citizen to buy and walk out with, that same day. A phone background check..thats it..and you can have YOUR very own M-82 Barret .50 Sniper Rifle or M-4 FULL AUTOMATIC machine gun (Okay, the M-4 requires an additional $200 tax stamp and ATF permit..but whoopee).
I'll agree the mini-tanks are a bit much...but boys with their toys never change..only the toys and price tags. The times I have actually seen these armored vehicles used in the real world it's killing a fly with a sledgehammer and clearly LOOKING for any situation where they get to play with their toy.
No Departments are making grand plans over their city maps for how to grid search and confiscate weapons from the homes. It just isn't happening guys.. They may tax ammo right into the stratosphere...but there are 10's of *MILLIONS* of guns in private American hands. Confiscation will simply never happen because it's not physically possible with a force TWICE the size of what law enforcement in America has now.
Originally posted by BadNinja68
Buying an automatic assault weapon in the US requires an ATF permit.
This is not some little permit you pay a fee and get approved.
You must ahve a seriously spotless record, no history of any type of violence and a damn good resaon for amassing such hardware.
The ATF basically knows when you take a crap and when you don't.
Do not downplay the difficulty in obtaining such a permit. when obviously you havent even bothered to google the rtequirements.
Summary: It is NOT easy to get an ATF permit to own auotmatic assault weapons.,,anyone that thinks it's easy is a fool.