The New Assualt Weapons Ban
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, itâ€™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 couldnâ€™t own a rifle and a bayonet lug even if the two werenâ€™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”.