Discussion in 'Gun-Control Issues' started by slackercruster, Oct 31, 2020.

  1. Acujeff


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    Five state gun laws that are likely to be the law of the land if Democrats take control of the Legislative and Executive branches of government.

    1. One Gun a Month
    In 1993, when Democrats controlled the state assembly and gun control was all the rage, Virginia imposed a law that restricted individuals from purchasing more than one handgun a month. The law’s justification was to reduce the number of guns purchased in Virginia that were being sold (illegally) in other states. This law was repealed in 2012 but re-enacted in 2020 with a clause that exempts those who hold a valid Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit. Similar laws exist in California, Maryland and New Jersey. Imposing such restrictions on the federal level will likely be a priority for gun control groups in the future.

    2. Bans on “Assault Weapons”
    California has one of the nation’s most-restrictive laws when it comes to so-called “assault weapons.” These firearms, which are broadly defined in the statute, are only legal if they were owned and registered prior to a certain date. These firearms cannot be distributed, transported, imported, kept for sale, offered for sale, given or lent. Various other states, most of them in the Northeast, have similar laws. The Biden campaign’s website endorses a ban very similar to California’s that would require America’s most-popular firearms to be registered with the government in the same manner as a machine gun or flamethrower.

    3. Ammunition Restrictions
    Seven U.S. states and the District of Columbia impose restrictions, over and above those found in federal law, on the purchase of ammunition. New York and California have specific point-of-sale background checks for ammo buyers and also keep detailed records of all ammunition purchases in state-run databases. Online or mail-order sales of ammunition are effectively banned in these states. Though a federal judge ruled in April that California’s law was unconstitutional, the fight continues. Joe Biden’s website lists a ban on online ammunition sales as a priority of his administration, meaning that California’s draconian rules may be coming for all of us.

    4. Microstamping
    On October 13, 2007, Governor Schwarzenegger signed the Crime Gun Identification Act, which requires all new models of semiautomatic pistols manufactured or sold in California be designed and equipped with microstamping technology. The idea behind microstamping is that each firearm will have an identifiable stamp (basically a serial number) that is transferred to the cartridge case when the gun is fired. Law enforcement officials could, theoretically, examine spent cases and know which handgun they were fired from. The problem with this technology is that it is both unproven and costly. According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) “peer-reviewed studies about microstamping…establish it is an unreliable, patented, sole-sourced concept and one that can be easily defeated by criminals in mere seconds using common household items like a emery board, coarse sandpaper or a file. It would cost manufacturers millions to implement microstamping and raise the price of firearms by at least $200 per gun.” A $200-per-gun tax under the guise of “gun safety”? Congressional Democrats will line-up to vote for it.

    5. Universal Background Checks
    For years, we have heard the call to “close the gun show loophole” through the imposition of Universal Background Checks (UBCs). Sixteen states have some iteration of a UBC law on its books, and it has been proposed in Congress on countless occasions. These UBCs have broad support among the general public, especially when few details are offered. The fact is, UBCs for licensed gun dealers have been the law of the land for many years and the system works reasonably well. The problem is that some of the state laws extend the UBC concept to extremes in the name of reigning-in unregulated sales among individuals. Because of the wording used, merely handing a gun to a friend at the range or lending a relative a hunting rifle could be seen as criminal acts in some states. Even some Republicans, including Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey, have endorsed UBCs at the federal level.

  2. OttoLoader


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    Guns and Ammo left out a key fact about the CA microstamp law.

    Attorney General Kamala Harris ruled that all new semiautomatic handguns must satisfy all roster requirements plus microstamping in order to be added to the roster.

    The microstamp requirement now in place means that no new semi are added because no manufacture implemented that technology. Not even considering microstamping will not work and can be defeated.

    Prior additional requirements include but not limited to, magazine disconnect safety. Loaded chamber
    indicator(style) , original drop safety. No change in material, design, manufacture loction of existing approved models.
    All other laws such as:
    10 mag
    No threaded barrel

    And others.

    Obvious bgus half lukewarm gun rights opinion from Guns and Ammo.

    Why didn't Guns and Ammo point out Harris'e key microstamping invoking actions?

    Significant omission.

    Hey Guns and Ammo:
    Instead of rolling over and submit.

    Guns and Ammo should have said to vote MAGA.
  3. Garweh

    Garweh CLM

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    Upstate New York
    New York does not have point-of-sale background checks. This was written into the SAFE act, but has never been implemented. NY also does not keep track of ammunition purchases in state-run databases. You can also buy ammunition online in New York and have it shipped to your residence if you are not in the 5 boroughs.
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