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Posted: 2/24/2007 11:41:10 AM EST
McCarthy Bill Bans Millions More Guns Than The Clinton Gun Ban

On Feb. 14, 2007, Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) introduced H.R. 1022, a bill with the stated purpose, "to reauthorize the assault weapons ban, and for other purposes."

McCarthy's verbiage warrants explanation. Presumably, what she means by "assault weapons ban" is the Clinton Gun Ban of 1994. Congress allowed the ban to expire in 2004 for multiple reasons, including the fact that federal, state and local law enforcement agency studies showed that guns affected by the ban had been used in only a small percentage of crime, before and after the ban was imposed.

With the nation's murder rate 43% lower than in 1991, and the re-legalized guns still used in only a small percentage of crime, reauthorizing the Clinton Gun Ban would be objectionable enough. But McCarthy's "other purposes" would make matters even worse. H.R. 1022 would ban every gun banned by the Clinton ban, plus millions more guns, including:

. Every gun made to comply with the Clinton ban. (The Clinton ban dictated the kinds of grips, stocks and attachments new guns could have. Manufacturers modified new guns to the Clinton requirements. H.R. 1022 would ban the modified guns too.)

. Guns exempted by the Clinton ban. (Ruger Mini-14s and -30s and Ranch Rifles; .30 cal. carbines; and fixed-magazine, semi-automatic, center-fire rifles that hold more than 10 rounds.)

. All semi-automatic shotguns. (E.g., Remington, Winchester, Beretta and Benelli, used for hunting, sport shooting, and self-defense. H.R. 1022 would ban them because they have "any characteristic that can function as a grip," and would also ban their main component, called the "receiver.")

. All detachable-magazine semi-automatic rifles-including, for example, the ubiquitous Ruger 10/22 .22 rimfire-because they have "any characteristic that can function as a grip."

. Target shooting rifles. (E.g., the three centerfire rifles most popular for marksmanship competitions: the Colt AR-15, the Springfield M1A and the M1 "Garand.")

. Any semi-automatic shotgun or rifle an Attorney General one day claims isn't "sporting," even though the constitutions of the U.S. and 44 states, and the laws of all 50 states, recognize the right to use guns for defense.

. 65 named guns (the Clinton law banned 19 by name); semi-auto fixed-magazine pistols of over 10 rounds capacity; and frames, receivers and parts used to repair or refurbish guns.

H.R. 1022 would also ban the importation of magazines exempted by the Clinton ban, ban the sale of a legally-owned "assault weapon" with a magazine of over 10 rounds capacity, and begin backdoor registration of guns, by requiring private sales of banned guns, frames, receivers and parts to be conducted through licensed dealers. Finally, whereas the Clinton Gun Ban was imposed for a 10-year trial period, H.R. 1022 would be a permanent ban.

Please be sure to contact your U.S. Representative and urge him or her to oppose
H.R. 1022!

You can call your U.S. Representative at (202) 225-3121.

Link Posted: 2/24/2007 12:25:29 PM EST
There are about 30 posts regarding this already.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 1:37:50 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 1:56:05 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 5:25:59 PM EST
Im sorry but there can never be enought posts about this. I ask everyone of you who has not done so take 30 minutes to HANDWRITE a letter to your congressman/woman. A handwritten letter carries more weight (literally....they give points to calls/email/letters) about this issue. Thanks
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 5:48:40 PM EST
this proposed ban will never happen in or anywhere near its current form
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 10:42:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By JFP:
this proposed ban will never happen in or anywhere near its current form

Yeah, keep thinking that.
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 5:05:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/25/2007 12:43:37 PM EST by Trueno]
XM15e2sGreenBay, you are a moron!

the waterhead posted this in EVERY hometown forum


Link Posted: 2/25/2007 9:55:42 AM EST

Originally Posted By JFP:
this proposed ban will never happen in or anywhere near its current form

I am hoping that you are correct but I remember saying the same thing a few years ago. No way they could actually ban the number of rounds that a magazine could hold. There is no way they would ban a gun because it has a pistol grip and a bayonet lug...who is going to carry a rifle with a bayonet anyway? There is no way they would ban ..................
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 11:07:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By JFP:
this proposed ban will never happen in or anywhere near its current form

I think I have to agree. This bitch from New York is just putting a show on for now. The Dems want the oval office real bad and any kind of gun control legislation in the meantime hurts their chances very badly. I'll be scared in '09 if Hilliray or Barack are in the oval office.
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