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Posted: 9/21/2001 1:50:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2001 1:50:56 PM EDT by Smeghead]
[url]http://www.jointogether.org/gv/wire/press_releases/reader.jtml?Object_ID=545816 [/url] Brady Center and Police, Public Health Coalition Seek to Block Military Weapon Imports 9/20/01 Brendan Daly Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence 1225 Eye Street, NW Washington, DC 20005 Phone: (202) 898-0792 www.bradycenter.org Brady Center and Police, Public Health Coalition Seek to Block Military Weapon Imports Washington, DC - The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, joined by the National Association of Police Organizations, the American Public Health Association and other law enforcement and public health groups, today filed a legal brief in federal court seeking to prevent the importation of high-capacity military assault rifles able to shoot scores of rounds without reloading. The brief was filed with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Springfield, Inc. v. Buckles, a lawsuit brought by a firearms importer challenging the 1998 decision by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) to bar the importation of any rifle that could accept a "detachable large capacity magazine." ATF acted after various foreign gun manufacturers had modified the features of their guns to evade the previous import ban imposed by the first Bush Administration in 1989, as well as to evade the 1994 federal assault weapon ban approved by Congress. However, because these modified weapons were still able to accept military ammunition magazines containing scores of rounds, they retained the extraordinary firepower characteristic of assault weapons. Such military assault rifles repeatedly have been used in mass killings, including such terrorist attacks as the one in 1993 by Mir Aimal Kasi on motorists at the entrance to the CIA headquarters in Virginia, in which two people were killed and three injured. "At this time of urgent concern for our national security, it is distressing that a gun company continues to challenge our government's efforts to protect us from military weaponry," said Dennis Henigan, Director of the Brady Center's Legal Action Project. "The law enforcement community, and the public health community, have formed a united front to keep combat weapons from our shores. Where does the gun industry stand? Is it committed to doing everything possible to keep the most dangerous weapons out of the most dangerous hands?" ATF is required by the Gun Control Act of 1968 to prevent the importation of all firearms that are not "particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes." ATF's 1998 decision to broaden the import ban to include all rifles that can accept a high-capacity magazine followed the enactment of the federal assault weapon ban in 1994, which included a ban on future domestic production of large-capacity magazines. However, the legislation grandfathered such magazines already in circulation. A federal judge upheld the broadened import ban last year ago and the importer appealed. The groups joining the Brady Center's brief include the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, the National Association of Police Organizations, Inc., the Police Foundation, the National Black Police Association, the American Public Health Association, the National Association of School Psychologists and the National Spinal Cord Injury Association. The brief was prepared with the pro bono assistance of the Washington, D.C. law firm, Arnold & Porter.
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 2:04:44 PM EDT
I was going to disregard this post as old news until I saw the date of the article was yesterday, September 20! Don't these fools realize that we have REAL national security issues to deal with right now? They are so fixated on gun control that they can't even take a breath to mourn our dead and prepare for war. Notice to these fools, we will be using actual working firearms real soon. Sit down, shut up, and stay out of the way. Watch-Six
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 2:16:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2001 2:17:15 PM EDT by TimeToFeedTheHogs]
Opportunistic vultures. I am surprised it took them so long. They are ghouls dancing in the blood of those murdered on 9/11. Now that I think about it, they are partially to blame. We are also for allowing them to dictate when we can be armed. I do not wish death upon Sarah Brady but I will read her obituary with great pleasure.
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 2:18:59 PM EDT
The groups joining the Brady Center's brief include the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, the National Association of Police Organizations, Inc., the Police Foundation, the National Black Police Association
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[/b] That's really sad.
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 2:21:18 PM EDT
What's going on? First they ban imported barrels and receivers, then they lift the ban quietly, then they introduce more shit to curb our civil liberties, effe them.
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 2:22:34 PM EDT
able to shoot scores of rounds without reloading
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[/b] Scores? That's almost laughable, if the whole thing wasn't so sad.
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 3:16:28 PM EDT
these people are even more dangerous to America than the terrorists.
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 3:20:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ColonelKlink: dont worry it wont get anywhere
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Don't worry? They already won the first court case, this is the appeal. Only other way to go if they win this one is the supreme court - and they haven't been very willing to hear gun cases. Be very worried.
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 3:21:44 PM EDT
So, this is something already in the works!? Scheisse!
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 3:48:36 PM EDT
Gee, airplanes killed more than imported military weapons. Why don't they try and ban the correct item? How about knives?
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 3:51:57 PM EDT
Smeghead - Imported parts were never banned by law, they were stopped from importation by a Clinton directive to the ATF not to approve any more importation requests. That fiat seems to have been lifted. This is an attempt to legislate through the courts.
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 7:21:39 PM EDT
First time I have ever heard of a "mass killing" where only 2 people died. Can't they come up with better examples than that?
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 8:43:35 PM EDT
Treachery from within and arms from without.
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 9:49:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2001 9:49:40 PM EDT by libertarian]
Military weapons move to ban Sarah Brady [uzi] just kiddin' [peep]
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 10:01:48 PM EDT
So this ban on importing recievers and such as of late has been lifted? Fact or fiction? brenLover
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