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Reasonable Gun Laws
Oh, I'm sorry. That title should read "Reasonable Gun Laws As Seen By Gun Control Advocates". Laws that would make "reasonable" restrictions on guns the "reasonable" population of the U.S. would "naturally" want. Laws against . . .
Black rifles - You know the ones I'm talking about. Those rifles (and some shotguns . . . and some handguns) known in their confused world as "Assault Weapons". Guns that operate in semi-auto mode only, just as do many of the beautiful guns with high end finishes on walnut stocks with hunting scenes carved into the wood and etched into the metal. Guns that have detachable magazines that hold (XX) number of rounds. Guns that have rails to add any number of attachments. Those "scary" guns.
Machine guns - Ah yes, the misaligned tag given to black rifles. Machine guns are classified as weapons that fire projectiles continuously with one pull of the trigger, until empty or pressure on the trigger is released. Machine guns are already heavily regulated and other than for military and law enforcement go mostly to well heeled collectors. Most machine guns sell for tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars and are stored in safes when not being used in highly restricted events. Any illegal machine guns in the U.S. will bring heavy fines and prison time, so "reasonable" restrictions are already in place.
Cop - - Killer - - Bullets - Okay, Law Enforcement Officers (LEO) are as human as you and I. In my estimation that makes any bullet a cop killer, and ultimately banning all bullets is the goal. For now though let's assume any bullet that will penetrate police body armor (bullet proof vests) are the rounds spoken of. Ballistic vests come in at least six levels of protection, I, IIA, II, IIIA, III and IV.
Type I protects from .22 long rifle up to .380acp. Type I typically is minimal coverage so a bullet in the side or underarm can easily defeat it. Each type provides increasing levels of protection up to Type IV, which is capable of stopping one 30-06 armor piercing round and several lesser rounds. Many common Big game rounds exceed the power of the 30-06, again, rounds for guns criminals would not be carrying while committing crimes. Cop Killer Bullets? Yeah, they mean all bullets.
Excessive ammunition stockpiles - Gun control advocates see no reason for anyone to have in their possession more than 200 TOTAL rounds of ammo stocked for their gun hobby. Some "weapon enthusiasts" have dozens to hundreds of guns, locked in safes where they can be sure they will be there when the owner wants to hunt, target shoot or do whatever lawful activity he or she chooses. Imagine the collector with forty guns, including handguns, rifles, shotguns and maybe that WWII .30 caliber Browning machine gun he paid $95,000 for. Even if he limited 39 of those guns to 2 rounds each, the remaing 122 rounds would give him all of 8 seconds of shooting enjoyment from the old Browning.
Sniper rifles - A sniper rifle, up until recent years, consisted of nearly "off the shelf" bolt action, centerfire, scoped rifles made by Remington, Winchester and a few lesser known but equally accurate brands. Nearly every medium game to big game hunter has one or more rifles that fit that description in his collection in callibers ranging from .17 Remington to .458 Winchester. In the capable hands of an experienced hunter these firearms can be fired precisely at ranges of 200yds out to 1200yds depending on what the specific caliber can do.
GUN SHOWS - The evil Gun Show. Where gun dealers, individuals, drug dealers, terrorists and blind grandmas go to buy, sell and trade, unrestricted by State, Federal or local laws. . . . NO! . . . Gun dealers must conduct business the same as in their place of business. Detailed records of every transaction must be kept, identification must be shown and just like his business he is subject to BATF inspection at any time, no call necessary. With so many new faces looking at his inventory he dare not risk the one in front of him being an agent. Civilians are not subject to the same restrictions, but if they sell a gun traceable to them they better ask for ID to determine the buyer is from the same state as he or it can come back to haunt him. Anything else falls under "innocent until proven guilty", as it is NOT American citizens responsibility to prove the buyer's history or intent is less than stellar. If the sale seems shady it probably is. Might be a good time to call off the sale or pay a fee to run the transaction through a dealer.
I have touched on just a few of the "targets" of gun control advocates. Others such as serial numbered bullets, "loopholes" and high capacity magazines are still the tip of the iceberg of all the varying ways they chip away at the second of the Bill of Rights. With a lot of hard work it will always remain in the Constitution so their right to attack it is protected too.
(No, that's not my collection. Sure would look good in Mamma's basement though!)