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February 21, 2007

The New Assualt Weapons Ban

by Kevin Boyd

Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy (D-New York) has proposed a new assualt weapons ban. Say Uncle has a summary of what the ban proposes.

Instead of banning rifles with 2 evil features, it’s one evil feature. Said evil features are:
`(i) a folding or telescoping stock;

`(ii) a threaded barrel;

`(iii) a pistol grip;

`(iv) a forward grip; or

`(v) a barrel shroud.

Expands the list of rifles banned specifically by name.
Bans possession of conversion kits (example, you couldn’t own a rifle and a bayonet lug even if the two weren’t attached).
Transfer of grandfathered weapons would have to go through a FFL.
Bans transfers of grandfathered semi-automatics with regular capacity magazines.

As mike pointed out in his post, the cops are using the ban expiration as an excuse to further militarize their departments. Imagine what checks there would be to these militarized cops if the McCarthy gun ban goes through.

Free Republic has the full text of the scary bill.

I’m waiting for outrage from the “libertarian Democrats” and the “libertarian left”.

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  • mike

    Looks like that rifle I was planning on buying in a few years when I had the money might have to be pushed up a bit. We’ll see just how far this gets.

    Oh, and in case you didn’t fully appreciate the absurdity of this ban, it bans 67 weapons by name by my count. Of course, I might have miscounted, 67 is a lot after all.

  • Nick M.

    I too have pushed up the time table on purchasing the “evil black” rifles. There will be more purchases as the funds become available.


    here are some good websites for you to check out.

    You should be able to find a good deal at any of those places.


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