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Posted: 3/9/2002 8:35:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2002 11:30:00 AM EDT by California_Kid]
Just when you thought you'd heard it all, here's a bill to put POTATO GUNS in the same legal category as mortars and grenades and big naval guns: [url]http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ab_2501-2550/ab_2513_bill_20020221_introduced.html[/url] Here's what the San Diego Daily Fishwrap has to say about the bill: [url]http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/uniontrib/sat/news/news_1n9spudguns.html[/url] It's a very silly bill. A spud gun or any other device used to launch a bomb, incendiary device, chemical weapon, etc. is already a state and federal destructive device.
Link Posted: 3/9/2002 9:40:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2002 9:43:40 AM EDT by California_Kid]
Stop the madness. Before they turn me into a FELON! [img]members.cox.net/southparkmilitia/images/guns/spud/spudgun1.jpg[/img] That should do it. btt.
Link Posted: 3/9/2002 9:49:00 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/9/2002 9:58:36 AM EDT
It hasn't happened yet. The bill is still in early stages. It's very poorly written, very poorly thought out, and it can be stopped. I'm not sure whether to use reason, ridicule, or a healthy serving of both.
Link Posted: 3/9/2002 10:05:38 AM EDT
Who's idea was it to make potato guns DDs? This is the worst, most laughable gun control law EVER. This would only be worthy of mockery, if the mindset that it belies were so frightning. A legislature willing to even consider such a bill...? Truly scary laws await the future...
Link Posted: 3/9/2002 10:21:30 AM EDT
Wouldn't a bottle rocket or model rocket with report be defined as a DD under this bill?
Link Posted: 3/9/2002 10:28:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2002 10:29:45 AM EDT by California_Kid]
Originally Posted By deadman: Who's idea was it to make potato guns DDs...
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Assembly Member Jay La Seur of the 77th Caliban Assembly Prefecture. [size=4][b]He's a REPUBLICAN!!![/b][/size=4] Here's his Web site: [url]http://republican.assembly.ca.gov/members/77/[/url] Some thoughtful emails and letters might be in order.
Link Posted: 3/9/2002 10:31:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By JIMBEAM: Wouldn't a bottle rocket or model rocket with report be defined as a DD under this bill?
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No. Most "common fireworks" including bottle rockets are illegal under a different code section. Model rockets are protected by some other weird code. You can fly up to 'E' engines in a lot of public parks, at beaches, etc. (with some restrictions of course).
Link Posted: 3/9/2002 10:35:15 AM EDT
Next up - [b][red]Water Balloon Sling Shot[/b][/red] Jim
Link Posted: 3/9/2002 2:31:36 PM EDT
CA Kid I am glad they have seperate legislation to protect us from those evil fireworks.
Link Posted: 3/9/2002 2:38:18 PM EDT
SC is a fun state. Nowhere else in the USA can you find a fireworks store right next to a gas station. With the store owner smoking a cigar right behind the big NO SMOKING sign.
Link Posted: 3/9/2002 3:22:39 PM EDT
WTF? I can't even have a spud gun anymore? My scoutmaster used to make a potato gun for every kid in my troop who made Eagle Rank. [pissed]
Link Posted: 3/9/2002 6:27:40 PM EDT
I guess some of the Legislatures saw Tremors III and watched a Potato Gun used as a serious deterant to the flying evolution of the creature in the movie.
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 7:45:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Ikari: WTF? I can't even have a spud gun anymore? My scoutmaster used to make a potato gun for every kid in my troop who made Eagle Rank. [pissed]
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Please don't jump to conclusions. [b]THIS IS ONLY A BILL[/b]. It has a long journey before it could ever become law. Check this out: [url]http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/[/url] Go to "Bill Information". Put "AB2222" in the bill number field and hit the Search button. La Seur has a reputation for having bats in his belfry. The Assembly USUALLY ignores him. This is your chance to contact YOUR Assembly member and talk about it!
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 8:14:21 AM EDT
Kid, You might as well go ahead and put a bayonet lug and collapsable stock on that thing! Saleen
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 9:31:25 AM EDT
The California legislature is over paid and they have come up with some of the stupidist laws in the country. Unfortunately they also believe everything Hollywood tells them. So if its in a movie then it must be true. That the legislature should show some common sense is beyond them as they are out of touch with reality. Have fun with the spud gun[bounce]
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 10:21:33 AM EDT
Just fired off this letter, He prolly won't read it, but I HAD to say something. It's not a crime to call a big shot politician stupid, is it? Thanks for the E-mail link, Cali Kid. Here's what I sent him. [I understand you have a bill in the works to make spud guns illegal? That is far and away the most STUPID legislation I have ever heard of. You should be ashamed to call yourself a Republican. Please concentrate harder on formulating policy that actually has a potential to help society. The trend in government to criminalize everything will continue to ruin peoples lives, as long as people like you insist on trying to turn law abiding citizens into criminals. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Bill Sotatop.]
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 10:27:57 AM EDT
At first I thought this was another ridiculous bill by the democrats, but then I read this:
Originally Posted By California_Kid: Assembly Member Jay La Seur of the 77th Caliban Assembly Prefecture. [size=4][b]He's a REPUBLICAN!!![/b][/size=4]
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It should now be blatantly evident that this legislation is reasonable and common sense.
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 10:28:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 6:18:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Waldo:
Originally Posted By BillofRights: Sincerely, Bill Sotatop.
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You don't really think the dim bulb will catch that, do you? [BD]
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I thought your last name was Seotatop??
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 7:03:43 PM EDT
Ok, Now I'm afraid. What if they find out where French Fries come from? Could they be considered Flechette Rounds? Dang it. I love those things.
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 11:01:08 PM EDT
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