Posts Tagged ‘assault weapons’

New York First in Gun Control

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New York is the first state to strengthen their gun laws in response to the violent shootings at Sandy Hook School in Connecticut and also shooting of first responding firefighters in Webster,NY. Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York State signed a more restrictive gun control which was passed by the state legislature in very quick fashion on Tuesday, January 15. Mayor Bloomberg, who was pleased with the law, states that it strengthens NY's already strict gun regulations and shows a concern about public safety over gun possession. Gun owner associations such as the NRA have said that the bill Read More

Unintended Consequences of Gun Ban Talk

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I had the chance to visit “The Nations Gun Show” in Chantilly, Virginia the weekend between Christmas and New Years.  This was not my first time, but I went Friday evening after work and it was the first time I had to stand in line at that time of night.  I’ve never seen it so packed!  Friends visited on Saturday and Sunday and reported lines an hour long just to get in, and dealers being sold out of many commonly stocked firearms by Saturday noon. The administration and the anti-gun groups are pushing gun bans in light of the recent tragedies.  Unintended consequences include a Read More

Anti-Gun Sentiments in the Current Administration

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What is more frustrating than to read about yet another attempt to infringe on the 2nd Amendment?  I’ve come across a couple of news articles lately that all put together gave me pause. Ban on Assault Weapons! Apparently the Administration wants to ban “assault weapons”, but I can’t find a consistent definition of “assault weapon”, hereafter referred to as AW.  Some consider a semi-automatic pistol an AW, or a pistol with a capacity of more the 10 rounds.  Then there are the very popular AR-15 rifles.  Frankly, my ink pen is an AW in trained hands.  Where does it end?  Read More