Well, Thanks to the actions of 1 Non resident Alien in Virginia this is gonna pretty much ruin our hobby and/or livelyhood's. Because it looks like their gonna railroad this through with out any one fighting it.
I find this funny,(not the actions, the timeing) happening right when the gungrabbers needed it too!
Voice your opinion of
before itâ€™s too late!
Recently, a bill known as House Resolution 1022,
was introduced in Congress with the stated purpose,
â€œto reauthorize the assault weapons ban, and for other purposes.â€
The â€œassault weapons banâ€ is presumably the same ban known to the firearms industry from President Clintonâ€™s tenure, and the same ban which
expired 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.
The â€œother purposesâ€ in H.R. 1022, however, would apparently reinforce -- and make even more stringent -- the â€œClinton banâ€ by outlawing many,
many more guns including:
â€¢ 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.)
â€¢ Guns exempted by the Clinton ban. (Ruger Mini-14s and -30s and Ranch Rifles; .30 cal. carbines; and fixed-magazine, semiautomatic, center-fire rifles that hold more than 10 rounds.)
â€¢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 â€œany characteristic that can function as a grip,â€ and would also ban their main
component, called the â€œreceiver.â€)
â€¢All detachable-magazine semi-automatic rifles-including, for example, the ubiquitous Ruger 10/22 .22 rimfire-because they have
â€œany characteristic that can function as a grip.â€
â€¢ Target shooting rifles. (E.g., the three centerfire rifles most popular for marksmanship competitions: the Colt AR-15, the Springfield
M1A and the M1 â€œGarand.â€)
â€¢Any semi-automatic shotgun or rifle an Attorney General one day claims isnâ€™t â€œsporting,â€ 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.
â€¢ 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 â€œassault weaponâ€ 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 Ban was imposed for a 10-year trial period, H.R. 1022 would be permanent. H.R. 1022 serves only to
take even more guns out of the stream of commerce under the guise of â€œprotectingâ€ the public. Whether this â€œprotectionâ€ is a reality remains to be seen. What
is certain, however, is that your rights continue to be weakened through such one-sided and disputable â€œprotectiveâ€ measures.
Contact your U.S. Representative and urge him or her to oppose H.R. 1022 before it is too late.
Call your U.S. Representative at (202) 225-3121!