There are already trigger locks which prevent someone from firing a hand gun or rifle. Many who do not have a safe use them if the weapon is stored
where someone might accidentally find them. Takes some work with a cutter to get them off.
Many people borrow or swap rifles for certain hunts; usually extended family members. I realize people want those who have guns to be safe and secure
in their possession; I totally agree.
The (some) manufactures are producing rifles and hand guns that can not be fired unless the magazine is in the well even if a round is already
chambered. Sounds good until you get someone who knows that about your firearm as he wrestles you to take possession. He hits your mag release and you
now basically have a club to fight with. Easy to bypass this feature for anyone with a screw driver.
Most people get up and go to work and have never had a problem other than some verbal sparing or possibly a physical altercation sometime during their
youth or life. To them all this gun stuff makes absolutely no sense; yet they are one mugging or one loved one hurt from taking responsibility for
their own safety and deciding they will never be a victim again....
THESE ARE THE 4 RULES; THEY WORK EVERY TIME
1 Treat all guns as if they are loaded. People are shot with supposedly unload guns?
2 Never let the muzzle of a gun point at anything you do not want to destroy, hit or kill. refer to rule one
3 Keep your finger straight and off the trigger. Never put you finger on the trigger until ready to shoot.
4 Be absolutely sure of your target, and what is behind it. Cops in N.Y. who shot many bystanders need a refresher course on rule 4.
I will add a #5 thought: Dead is a forever deal. Once a bullet leaves the muzzle, you can't bring it back even though there is usually a lawyer
attached to it.
William Spengler raised no alarms in prison for 17 years and for more than a decade afterward. Well-spoken, well-behaved and intelligent, his demeanor
was praised by four straight parole boards that nevertheless denied him parole, worried that bludgeoning his 92-year-old grandmother with a hammer
showed a violent streak that could explode again. After his sentence was up in 1996, he stayed out of trouble until 2010, police said Friday.
That's when Spengler went to a sporting goods store with a neighbor's daughter, picked out a Bushmaster semiautomatic rifle and a shotgun and had
her buy the guns that the convicted felon couldn't legally possess. On Monday, he used the weapons to ambush firefighters lured to a blaze he set at
his house in upstate Webster, killing two people and wounding three others before killing himself.
There are laws on the books that would have prevented this if the law had been followed. LAW BREAKERS! Laws were broken...In the business it
is called a "Straw Man Sale"...Against the law...so much for the law, no? What is the magic number of laws that will suddenly make criminals obey
Notice there is no mention made of any "Dangerous high capacity mag/ clip" in the article.
New York has a magazine restriction of 10 shots for the rifle so the reporters had to go after the permanently attached muzzle device for
psychological effect.. No agenda here move along nothing to see. . Many rifles have some sort of muzzle device, some for flash, some for recoil, and
some for muzzle rise when shooting.
[QUOTE] The .223-caliber Bushmaster rifle, which had a combat-style flash suppressor, is similar to the one used by the gunman who massacred 20
children and six women in a Newtown, Conn., elementary school earlier this month. [QUOTE] is filler space in the article which is doing everything
for the uninformed minds of the general population to demonize....Combat-style flash suppressor sounds much more evil, than a flash suppressor or
muzzle break ?
NY Penal Code 265.00 As used in this article and in article four hundred, the following terms shall mean and include: 23. "Large capacity ammunition
feeding device" means a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device, manufactured after September thirteenth, nineteen hundred ninety-four,
that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than ten rounds of ammunition; provided, however, that such term
does not include an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition. NY Penal Code
265.02 A person is guilty of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree when: (8) Such person possesses a large capacity ammunition feeding
device. Criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree is a class D felony.
To many people are realizing (and fighting back with facts) that a semi-auto rifle is not an assault rife because it can not fire full auto so assault
weapon is now morphing into "military style weapon".