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well folks, you can't say you haven't been warned over the years. if you keep allowing people like hookenlipper to run bills like this through the legislators and into law, the next one will limit ammo, then handguns, then guns altogether. you "HAVE" to stand up and protect your constitution, or you will slowly loose it.
The first one, HB1224, I am not sure I understand what the big deal is. So you can't buy a 30 round clip anymore, big deal. The other one I can understand, no private gun shop is going to take on peoples personal sales of weapons and do the background checks for them, I am thinking that might set them up for a real problem.
I own a gun and have no trouble buying ammo for it, so I am just a bit confused why this is creating such an uproar. I have no need for a high capacity weapon with a huge clip, unless you are military or police, neither does anyone else. Just my opinion like it or not.
It's troubling, David, because the end game for the gun control crowd is an all-out gun ban - make no mistake. More gun laws on top of the 20,000 already on the books are just additional steps towards that goal. Moreover, HB1224 is so poorly written that it is unenforceable. I'll leave its constitutional viability to the courts. Virtually every semi-auto in existence violates the law's injunction against a mag that "can be easily converted" to accept more rounds than the statute allows, by virtue of its removable baseplate - a design feature to accommodate cleaning and maintenance. A friend of mine has a Browning Hi-Power I covet, and has promised to sell it to me if/when he decides to part with it. The transaction will take place over a handshake & some cash, with no background check. How do you propose the cops enforce the statute and arrest us for the multiple violations we will be guilty of?
I don't have a proposition for enforcement as I would probably do the exact same thing if I ever bought a weapon from a private party. Knowing full well the amount of laws on the books, these new laws, well one of them anyway, does not seem to be a big enough deal to evoke the reaction it has received. The background check for private parties will never happen, it is completely unenforceable and I think everyone realizes it, so just move on.
However, getting ones shorts in a wad over clip size seems to be pretty silly to me. Are people just that bad of a shot that they need 20 bullets to neutralize a target? The "my rights" diatribe is getting really old, and to base something such as the need for a 20 or 30 round clip simply just because you have a "right" to is losing this battle.
Just my opinion.
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