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Posted: 1/7/2006 12:45:23 PM EST
A04471 Memo:

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law and the executive law, in
relation to banning the sale, possession or use of 50-caliber weapons

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To ban the possession, sale and use of
50-caliber weapons in the state of New York, to impose additional penal-
ties for the use of a 50-caliber weapon while committing certain felo-
nies and to implement procedures for public compliance with this stat-

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 Legislative findings and

Sections 2-3 Definitions

Sections 4-19 Crimes of possession, use, display or transport of 50-cal-
iber weapon

Sections 20-21 Exceptions to felony classifications

Section 22 Compliance provisions

Section 23 Effective date

JUSTIFICATION: The 50-caliber weapon is one of the most dangerous weap-
ons in the U.S. military`s arsenal. These weapons are used for long-
range tactical assassinations and assaults in the U.S. Military. These
deadly weapons are accurate for up to 2000 yards (20 football fields) ,
or over one mile.

Although these powerful anti-personal weapons were designed for military
purposes, these weapons have appeared in the civilian market. These
weapons of war are readily available on the Internet and in gun stores.
Records obtained by the BATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms)
indicated that the largest manufacturer, the Barrett Company, manufac-
tured and sold over 2,800 50-caliber rifles between 1987-1998.

Investigators found that some of these weapons ended up in the hands of
domestic and international terrorist organizations, religious cults,
international drug traffickers, and violent criminals. These weapons
serve absolutely no legitimate non-military purpose.

The 50-caliber bullets from these military weapons travel at a tremen-
dous velocity and can travel great distance even after passing through a
target. A prudent target shooter aiming at a wooden target should be
certain that no one is within a distance of 2 miles beyond that target.

On April 28, 1999, the United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper Schools
invited the {Democratic} minority staff to its training facility in
Quantico, Virginia, to see a demonstration of the fifty caliber weapon.

During the demonstration, the Marine instructors discussed the destruc-
tive power of several fifty-caliber rounds.

They showed how an armor piercing round penetrated one inch thick rolled
homogeneous armor found on armored vehicles throughout the world, a
three and a half inch thick steel manhole cover, a two inch thick steel
track from a tractor, a piece of three quarter inch bullet-resistant
glass, and four cinder blocks with three quarter inch walls laid end to
end. Finally, a Marine shooter fired multiple shots in rapid succession
completely through a six-hundred pound safe.

- Congressman Henry Waxman

According to a report by the Violence Policy Center, Al Qaeda, Osama bin
Laden`s terrorist organization, purchased at least twenty-five 50-cali-
ber weapons from a U.S. manufacturer. This fact came to light at the
trial of terrorists convicted of the American embassy bombings in Afri-
ca. Al Qaeda also purchased range finders, night vision scopes and night
goggles which the manufacturer boasts will make the weapon "even more
effective under cover of darkness."

This bill will ban the possession, sale and use of 50-caliber weapons in
order to protect our citizens and our law enforcement personnel who risk
their lives to keep us safe.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2004: A7039a - passed Assembly
2005: A4471 - passed Assembly


Link Posted: 1/7/2006 4:34:03 PM EST
Did this pass, or is it a proposal?
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 9:33:55 PM EST
It won't be long till they get there way and ban them on a federal level. Next thing will be nation wide registration.hey
"It is true, we are as yet secured against [tyrannical laws] by the spirit of the times... But is the spirit of the people an infallible, a permanent reliance? Is it government? Is this the kind of protection we receive in return for the rights we give up? Besides, the spirit of the times may alter, will alter. Our rulers will become corrupt, our people careless." --Thomas Jefferson
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 11:55:37 PM EST
Interesting screen name you got there.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:20:00 PM EST
Ya i guess lol. I just picked it at random

Originally Posted By lonegunman:
Interesting screen name you got there.

Link Posted: 1/8/2006 4:31:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/8/2006 4:40:35 PM EST by sledhead907]

The 50-caliber weapon is one of the most dangerous weap-
ons in the U.S. military`s arsenal

Fucking please

It's obvious that "they" haven't spent much time with the military, let alone the Army. Last I knew the Army had some weapons that make the .50 look like a BB gun. Fucking liberals.

Why would someone buy a .50 when they could rent a Ryder moving truck, stuff 400 Gallons of Diesel fuel in the back along with a fertilizer bomb? Much more damage for a fraction of the price. Guess we should outlaw diesel fuel...hell...anything flammable! Better start regulating that ammonium nitrate/potassium nitrate while they're at it.

Link Posted: 1/9/2006 9:40:29 AM EST
If only they had a clue.........
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 9:59:27 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 10:00:21 AM EST by HermanSnerd]
Waxman has been after .50's for years.

Tag for updates.

Link Posted: 1/10/2006 11:37:24 AM EST
Passed in the NY Assembly
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 5:40:54 PM EST
So they want to take away our right to bear arms because someone bought all these 50's for some terriosts...How about finding out who bought them and taking that asshole down...or taking the bastards down that he/she bought them for.
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