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Posted: 2/24/2001 6:52:25 PM EDT
From your observations of others at the range, which of the following statements is closest to the truth:

1. Nearly all shooters go to great lengths to make sure they keep their configuration legal ("evil features", U.S. parts count on AK's, etc).

2. Most people don't really give a fig about all those details and no one ever gets busted for stuff like that.

Reason I ask is, I was on a plane with a guy and since I was reading Shotgun News, we got to talking about guns. He has an AR-15 and he was telling me he put a collapsable stock on it. I said, "hey, be careful" and he said basically no one really cares about stuff like that.

[originally posted in Legal forum but 1. very little traffic there and 2. the people who go there would naturally skew towards being more legal.]
Link Posted: 2/24/2001 6:55:18 PM EDT
Number 1
Link Posted: 2/24/2001 6:56:31 PM EDT
i say 1 too
Link Posted: 2/24/2001 7:03:15 PM EDT
I'd say number 1, and for all those prowling legal eagles out there looking to get the general "word" in the gun community......NUMBER 1

Even when someone at the range ask's me if my gun is pre-ban (which it is), I politiely tell them what a loaded question that is, and that they should get in the habbit of not asking that question.
Link Posted: 2/24/2001 7:13:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/24/2001 7:39:24 PM EDT
I'm going to go with number 1 also, just because I go to great lengths to keep my stuff legal, everyone else I know does the same.  It's tricky though if your the kind of person who wants a certain firearm, but does'nt know too much about the current legislation, or what shysters dealers can be.
Link Posted: 2/25/2001 7:46:09 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/25/2001 8:03:53 AM EDT
I would say the majority of shooters would meet the criteria for #1, but I have seen too many that do not care about the legalities to believe it is "nearly all."
Link Posted: 2/25/2001 9:15:28 AM EDT
#1 here also.
Link Posted: 2/25/2001 9:54:10 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/25/2001 5:43:56 PM EDT
#1 The other is really 1*
Link Posted: 2/25/2001 5:50:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/25/2001 5:54:50 PM EDT
It makes no sense to put on a collapsible stock since it doesn't shoot as well. The Denver Police Department even puts fixed stocks on their M4's for the same reason.
It is just not worth a felony.
Link Posted: 2/25/2001 6:03:50 PM EDT
Definitely #1.

However, I do think a lot of younger shooters (broad generalization) follow #2.  

In general younger guys can't afford the prebans, but think the collapsible stock and flashhider "look cool."  Plus they're at the age when they think they are invincible.  I was at that age once too.
Link Posted: 2/25/2001 6:45:56 PM EDT
#1 , why lose your guns over something stupid?
Link Posted: 2/25/2001 6:50:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/25/2001 7:54:16 PM EDT
#1 - I honestly don't know anyone with, nor have I ever seen a suspect illegal weapon at a range; the only thing I ever saw that might be suspect was an ad in newspaper that sounded fishy because it said "no paperwork".
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