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And another thing

I’m guessing the cast majority of the public and lawmakers think that it is illegal to own machine guns. This guy had the means and could have purchased a legal to own, pre-86 machine gun. If he’d done that, I think congress would be looking at what it would do about transferables.

3 Responses to “And another thing”

  1. Jay Eimer Says:

    Ya – I had to laugh at a former marine that said (to a newsie) that the LV shooter had better weapons than the Marines. Ha. What he was doing was the equivalent of supressive fire, which the Marines would do with an M-249 or M-60.

  2. Lyle Says:

    Yeah, I’ve heard several pundits talk about this, and none of them had any understanding of NFA ’34, GCA ’68 or FOPA ’86. They’ll talk about to for hours, but can’t take a few minutes to grab the Cliff Notes versions. Rich Limbaugh said the minimum NFA tax (but couldn’t recite “NFA”) was ten thousand dollars. A guy filling for Dennis Prager said that in ’86 all machineguns made before ’86 were banned, but that you could buy one made after. He was able to say “FOPA”, but didn’t know the basics about it. NO ONE in major media (the million dollar plus earners) knows anything about any of this, and they can’t be bothered to look into it. I bet no more than one percent of those in Congress have a clue either.

    And they won’t look into it. They’ll revel in the comfort of their ignorance. Knowledge would threaten their agenda.

    We’ll end up with a new law establishing a government-enforced monopoly on bump stocks, for criminals.

  3. Ravenwood Says:

    Yeah, my wife is a news junkie and we had a conversation on Saturday that went something like this…

    Her: “But full auto guns are illegal”
    Me: “No, they aren’t.”
    Her: “But all over the news they keep saying they’re illegal. Why would they say that?”
    Me: “Because they’re stupid.”