Monday, June 16, 2008

H.R. 6257: Assault Ban Reauthorization (bleh)

And it goes on. I'm sure more and more weapons are going to be added to this list, possibly until we get to the point that SPORKS are banned.

To be sure, this is not just a reauthorization. It includes further stipulations on weapons the American people are too EVIL to use:

    (a) RESTRICTION- Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding after subsection (u) the following:
    `(v)(1) It shall be unlawful for a person to manufacture, transfer, or possess a semiautomatic assault weapon.
[...]
    (b) DEFINITION OF SEMIAUTOMATIC ASSAULT WEAPON- Section 921(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding after paragraph (29) the following:
    `(30) The term `semiautomatic assault weapon' means--
      `(A) any of the firearms, or copies or duplicates of the firearms in any caliber, known as--
        `(i) Norinco, Mitchell, and Poly Technologies Avtomat Kalashnikovs (all models);
        `(ii) Action Arms Israeli Military Industries UZI and Galil;
        `(iii) Beretta Ar70 (SC-70);
        `(iv) Colt AR-15;
        `(v) Fabrique National FN/FAL, FN/LAR, and FNC;
        `(vi) SWD M-10, M-11, M-11/9, and M-12;
        `(vii) Steyr AUG;
        `(viii) INTRATEC TEC-9, TEC-DC9 and TEC-22; and
        `(ix) revolving cylinder shotguns, such as (or similar to) the Street Sweeper and Striker 12;
      `(B) a semiautomatic rifle that has an ability to accept a detachable magazine and has at least 2 of--
        `(i) a folding or telescoping stock;
        `(ii) a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon;
        `(iii) a bayonet mount;
        `(iv) a flash suppressor or threaded barrel designed to accommodate a flash suppressor; and
        `(v) a grenade launcher;
      `(C) a semiautomatic pistol that has an ability to accept a detachable magazine and has at least 2 of--
        `(i) an ammunition magazine that attaches to the pistol outside of the pistol grip;
        `(ii) a threaded barrel capable of accepting a barrel extender, flash suppressor, forward handgrip, or silencer;
        `(iii) a shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely encircles, the barrel and that permits the shooter to hold the firearm with the nontrigger hand without being burned;
        `(iv) a manufactured weight of 50 ounces or more when the pistol is unloaded; and
        `(v) a semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm; and
      `(D) a semiautomatic shotgun that has at least 2 of--
        `(i) a folding or telescoping stock;
        `(ii) a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon;
        `(iii) a fixed magazine capacity in excess of 5 rounds; and
        `(iv) an ability to accept a detachable magazine.'.
I'm sure further gun bans will make us safer. Just ask Washington D.C. how it's been for them since their COMPLETE ban in 1976:

John Stossel has his way with the myths about Gun Control and Crime:

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