reply to post by AnIntellectualRedneck
At the moment, Im not really sure what the next few months hold. As a gun owner, Feinsteins bill scares the heck out of me. This bill isnt just a
revive of the Clinton era AWB, it's that AWB x 10. This bill also goes after handguns and also adds in so called "registration". From what I
understand at the moment, this "registration" is basically categorizing any firearm that holds more than 10 rounds as a NFA firearm. (Full-auto
firearms are considered NFA firearms currently).
This means it's possible my Glock 19 would be in the same category as a full-auto Uzi, a full-auto .50caliber machine gun, hand grenades and
explosives (DD's, destructive devices)
Here's what Feinsteins website says about this bill....
Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of:
Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds.
From what I see, anything that holds over 10 rounds will be banned.....but there is an exception....
Protects legitimate hunters and the rights of existing gun owners by:
Grandfathering weapons legally possessed on the date of enactment;
Exempting over 900 specifically-named weapons used for hunting or sporting purposes; and
Exempting antique, manually-operated, and permanently disabled weapons.
Requires that grandfathered weapons be registered under the National Firearms Act, to include:
Background check of owner and any transferee;
Type and serial number of the firearm;
Positive identification, including photograph and fingerprint;
Certification from local law enforcement of identity and that possession would not violate State or local law; and
Dedicated funding for ATF to implement registration.
Ive only bought guns through FFL's. During my purchase, I already have almost all of the above done on me. The serial number is recored in the sale by
the FFL. I show my picture ID at the sale. I go through the NICS background check when I buy a firearm.
The only thing not done in the latter part of the grandfathering part, is the "Dedicated funding for ATF to implement registration", and the
fingerprints part. If you are a CHL holder, then they already have your fingerprints.
This is how I see this bill at the moment. If you are a legal gun owner and you have any firearm that holds more than 10 rounds, you will be put in
the same category as felons, unless you give the government more money.
If people like Feinstein get their way, then yes, they will send the government to grab your guns if you dont give them more cash.
2-1-2013 by buni11687 because: (no reason given)
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