Posted: 4/16/2001 7:17:15 PM EDT
Another story of a gun dealer's woe at the hands of local mafia!
How about all of us dropping this guy a line of support!
President - Gunsonsale.com
Geeze, the Bufflo News is one fucked up newspaper!
At least this fucking moron got it right when he states that it is like a witch hunt!
Shooting from the lip
CHARLES LEWIS/Buffalo News
Lancaster Town Board Member Richard Zarbo has come under criticism for advertising high-powered weapons over the Internet.
This page has long been a proponent for stronger gun-control laws. But recent actions by Lancaster town leaders seem more like a witch hunt than a reasoned drive for gun control. Making the situation even more bizarre is that the target of the witch hunt is one of their own Town Board members.
In addition to being a member of the Town Board, Richard Zarbo is a firefighter and the proprietor of a home gun shop he opened five years ago with the town's approval. He has all the necessary permits to deal in guns, and has been checked out by the FBI on several occasions.
The problem started, however, when Zarbo started advertising his wares over the Internet about a year ago. Residents have been thrown into an uproar as anonymous fliers announcing that assault weapons were for sale in town started showing up in mailboxes.
Politicians have quickly thrown themselves into the fray, also. Supervisor Robert Giza and Councilman Mark A. Montour have gone so far as to say that they are examining the legality of Zarbo's business. They claim that they thought the permit was for a repair shop, which is how they said Zarbo presented it. They told News reporter Deidre Williams that they became aware of Zarbo's gun dealing a few months ago, through fliers and word-of-mouth on the street.
We're hardly shocked that politicians would shoot from the lip - so to speak - before finding out the facts. But it still seems ludicrous when an elected official admits he took a stand based on a piece of paper that crossed his path.
Aside from Giza's and Mountour's claim of ignorance, more disturbing is their willingness to bend the law. Both men said they are checking into the possibility of revoking Zarbo's permit, even though he has broken no laws.
Giza said he's not against responsible gun ownership or hunting. He's just concerned about the sale of assault weapons. Zarbo was advertising, for example, the Daewoo TR-2000, which was banned in the United States. But it is not illegal to sell any of the 12,000 that remain in this country.
We're not ready to nominate Zarbo as man of the year for selling weapons that basically have one primary function - to kill people. And, as an elected official, Zarbo might wonder about what kind of example he sets by selling those kinds of weapons. But we believe in the law. And Zarbo is legally permitted to sell firearms. He applied for and received a special-use permit from the town in March 1996.
Zarbo said he is federally licensed to buy, sell and trade rifles and shotguns. That's backed up by James McNally, a spokesman for the Buffalo office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, who said Zarbo is one of about 2,000 federally licensed gun dealers in the entire upstate region.
Zarbo emphasized that his Web site is merely an advertisement, and that he doesn't sell guns directly over the Internet. Potential purchasers must either show up in person at his business, where they will have to fill out paperwork, go through a background check and cooling off period mandated by federal law. Or, purchasers can have the fi
Of course the expected 'assault weapons are for an army' and the normal bull associated with AR15 type rifles. These idiots don't even know what an assault rifle is. The normal civilian AR15 is not, because it is not select fire.
NOW PLEASE TELL RADIOMAN WHAT THE FUCK A DAEWOO TR-2000 IS!@!#!@#$ It appears Mr. Smartey Reporter Man is a complete fucking retard. Jesus Christ, this is like me saying "Yeh, that guy was selling a BMW-PoopChute990898 automobile." DOES ANYONE DO RESEARCH BEFORE THEY LET LOOSE THEIR IGNORANCE UPON THE MASSES?
Now do you all understand how with the amount of hysteria the media can generate at how it would be COMPLETELY POSSIBLE for house to house search and seizure of firearms from gun owners homes???? It will be by a block by block basis, not on a huge scale all at once with LOTS of help of "concerned neighbors" calling in to snitch for cash rewards.
The Police Chief should be taken out and pistol whipped for being a political jackass himself. It almost sounds as if he wished there was something he could do about it.
Good luck in dealing with the liberal/anti-constitutional morons in your town.
"I don't like the idea," said Supervisor Robert Giza. "I don't mind if someone is going to hunt or target practice or use guns for protection, but an assault rifle is for an army. (The people who buy these weapons) are not using them for hunting or sport."
Sorry asshole - hunting, sport, and most importantly, protection is *exactly* what they are used for. How many crimes commited in Buffalo with an "assault" (full auto) rifle last year? None. How many with semi-auto wannabe versions of military rifles or SUR (Sport Utility Rifles) - you know, AR15's, Mak90's, ect... None, or next to none, I'll bet. I'll Guarantee there were many killed with Cheverolets and Budweiser, but we don't hear anyone crying for cars and beer to be outlawed, do we?
Uuuuughhh - again, good luck!
If there are any of you here who still feel that logic, history or reality are in any way relevant, as far as the anti's are concerned . ..well....you got any more of whatever you're smoking?