Friday, October 13, 2017

If you happen to wander by here, and wonder why the phrase 'common-sense gun laws'

causes so many people to have a fit, just look at the past:
In 1996, the FTB examined and classified a 14-inch long shoestring with a loop at each end. The string was attached to the cocking handle of a semiautomatic rifle and was looped around the trigger and attached to the shooter’s finger. The device caused the weapon to fire repeatedly until finger pressure was released from the string. Because this item was designed and intended to convert a semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun, BATFE determined that it was a machinegun as defined in 26 U.S.C. § 5845(b).
Yes, the BATFE classified a SHOESTRING as a machinegun.

So we remember things like that, and the thought of a bunch of gun bigots passing 'common-sense gun safety laws' gives us shivers.

1 comment:

pigpen51 said...

I ran across this quite some time ago on The Zelman Partisan's. It is just one more thing that makes the gun ban topic such a simple subject. When any person calls for these common sense laws, just know that is fake language for banning all guns eventually. It is for this reason that I have to say no to any more gun laws, period.