Tag Archive: Assault weapon


New Jersey Adds Certain Air Rifles To ‘Assault Weapons’ List

 

 

 

” The Garden State is adding an entire class of air rifles to their banned “Assault Weapons” list. The New Jersey Firearms Investigation Unit, which in accordance with state law, has declared that air rifles featuring noise reduction devices count as suppressed firearms, which are banned.

Lumping them in with silencers, the New Jersey State Police has made the decision to add all air rifles equipped with noise reducers to their list of illegal guns — specifically the Gamo Whisper .177 and .22 DX models and anything “substantially identical.” The New Jersey police consider any noise reducer that uses internal baffles a silencer.

The New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) recently obtained a copy of the new interpretation and posted it on their website.

“By definition, the Gamo Whisper is considered a firearm by NJS 2C:39-1f,” reads Lieutenant Joseph Genova’s notice (.pdf). “As such, the definition of a firearm silencer is defined by NJS 2C:391g which states, ‘”Firearm silencer” means any instrument, attachment, weapon or appliance for causing the firing of any gun, revolver, pistol or other firearm.’” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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POLICE POLL: ARMED CITIZENS, NOT GUN CONTROL, WILL LOWER VIOLENT CRIME

 

 

PoliceOne_Poll

 

 

” In the poll of 15,000 law enforcement professionals, 71% of respondents said an “assault weapons” ban would have zero impact on violent crime. Of those surveyed, 95.7% said the same of a “high capacity” magazine ban, and 79.7% said the same in response to a question on universal background checks.

Over 90% of these law enforcement professionals said “mandatory sentences with no plea bargains” for those who use a gun in perpetrating a crime would reduce violent crime. 

When asked if they supported concealed carry laws for citizens without a felony in their past, 91.3% of respondents answered “yes” on “without question and without further restrictions.” “

 

 

Poll data here :

PoliceOne’s Gun Policy & Law Enforcement survey was conducted between March 4
and March 13, 2013, receiving 15,595 responses from verified police professionals
across all ranks and department sizes.

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Kelly’s ‘AR-15 Stunt’ Provokes Giffords Photo Leak

Grinnin' Gabbie Goes Gunnin'

” (Breitbart) – Mark Kelly’s campaign against “assault weapons” such as the AR-15 rifle has sparked a local backlash. On March 13, a Tucson, Arizona radio host published a photograph of former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords holding an AR-15 rifle at a gun range. Giffords has since confirmed that the photograph is authentic.

James T. Harris, blogging at the website of “101.4 FM The Truth,” wrote:

What is wrong with this picture? Absolutely nothing, and prior to the aggressive progressive opportunistic fear mongering in the wake of Sandy Hook, this picture would have raised no eyebrows and garnered little public attention.”

Update : Here’s a second picture of Gabbie , armed with the dreaded AK this time :

 

Political Correctness Gone Wild

 

 

 

 

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What’s an Assault Weapon?

 

 

 

 

 

 

New survey data suggest most Americans don’t know which guns are covered by the ban they support.

 

 

   There is a case to be made that the public has been , and continues to be , misled as to what these ” assault weapons ” really are by the very organizations (MSM) charged with informing them of the truth .

 

 

” Although arbitrary distinctions are a defining characteristic of “assault weapon” bans, recent polls indicate that most Americans support them. New survey data suggest one possible explanation: Most Americans don’t know what “assault weapons” are.

 

 

   The more cynical among us , ourselves included , would maintain that this deception is in fact a deliberate attempt to hoodwink the public in pursuit of the statist agenda to which the dinosaur media adhere .

 

 

” A Reason-Rupe Public Opinion Survey conducted this month suggests such misconceptions are common. After asking the 1,000 respondents if they thought people should be “prohibited from owning assault weapons,” the survey (which is sponsored by my employer, the Reason Foundation) asked half of the sample to “describe an assault weapon.” The answers are illuminating.

About two-thirds of the respondents described “assault weapons” as guns that fire rapidly, guns that can fire a large number of rounds without reloading, guns with a lot of “power,” or guns used by the military. More than a quarter described them as “machine guns,” “automatics,” or the equivalent (e.g., “multiple rounds with just one pull of the trigger”).

 

 

    Ignorance breeds ignorance , or in this case perhaps we should say , lies breed ignorance .

New York Gun Owners Flip the Bird to “Assault Weapons” Registration Law

 

 

 

 

” New York Governor Cuomo the Junior may have rushed throughhis new gun control law with such speed thatpolice will avoid its restrictions only through the blessed miracle ofselective enforcement, but he may have a little trouble getting the state’s firearms owners to attend his party. The new law requires owners of those scary-looking rifles known as “assault weapons” to register their property (amidst assurances that, oh no, the registration lists will never be used for confiscation), but gun rights activists are actively urging gun owners to defy the new mandate.

 

According to Frederic Dicker at the New York Post:

Assault-rifle owners statewide are organizing a mass boycott of Gov. Cuomo’s new law mandating they register their weapons, daring officials to “come and take it away,” The Post has learned. “

 

 

 

Cuomo Calls For ‘Toughest Assault Weapon Ban In The Nation

 

 

  Who does he think he’s fooling ? The crime rates nationally have been steadily declining for the past TWENTY years even as the population has grown by over 20% . There is no problem that the State needs to step in and address . There is no crisis awaiting the curative hand of State intrusion . This is a power grab plain and simple . 

 

FBI Crime Stats 1992-2011

 New York already has some of the toughest gun laws and it certainly is one of the most intrusive of bureaucracies , witness the mass exodus of corporation departing the state due to sky high taxes , onerous regulation and this unending attitude coming from Albany that the only solution is the State solution .

 

 

“We need a gun policy in this state that is reasonable, that is balanced, that is measured,” Cuomo said. “We respect hunters and sportsman. This is not taking away people’s guns. I own a gun … that’s not what this is about.”

“It is about ending the unnecessary risk of high-capacity assault rifles. That’s what this is about,” he added. “

 

If this governor is really interested in helping the people of his state he should devote his attentions to the real problems that exist in New York , namely the economy and jobs . Help to create an environment that is conducive to business growth and that will lead to more jobs , more revenue and less crime .

 

 

Ex-SEAL One-Ups NRA With Tougher, Safer Plan

 

 

 

 

” His is an idea that is catching fire, though he said the heated debate over gun control is stealing time and attention away from effective prevention measures for schools. Jed Babbin, a columnist for the American Spectator and a friend of McClellan, wrote that the SEAL school defense plan would have been effective at Sandy Hook.

“Newtown school principal Dawn Hochsprung and school psychologist Mary Sherlach confronted shooter Adam Lanza, and were killed trying to stop him. Had they a TASER, perhaps the killing would have ended, and without their lives being taken,” he wrote.”

Following is a summary of the 2013 legislation:

  • Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of:
    • 120 specifically-named firearms
    • Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one military characteristic
    • Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds
  • Strengthens the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban and various state bans by:
    • Moving from a 2-characteristic test to a 1-characteristic test
    • Eliminating the easy-to-remove bayonet mounts and flash suppressors from the characteristics test
    • Banning firearms with “thumbhole stocks” and “bullet buttons” to address attempts to “work around” prior bans
  • Bans large-capacity ammunition feeding devices capable of accepting more than 10 rounds.
  • Protects legitimate hunters and the rights of existing gun owners by:
    • Grandfathering weapons legally possessed on the date of enactment
    • Exempting over 900 specifically-named weapons used for hunting or sporting purposes and
    • Exempting antique, manually-operated, and permanently disabled weapons
  • Requires that grandfathered weapons be registered under the National Firearms Act, to include:
    • Background check of owner and any transferee;
    • Type and serial number of the firearm;
    • Positive identification, including photograph and fingerprint;
    • Certification from local law enforcement of identity and that possession would not violate State or local law; and
    • Dedicated funding for ATF to implement registration

Effectivenness of 1994-2004 Assault Weapons Ban

Following are studies that have been conducted on the 1994-2004 Assault Weapons Ban:

Assault weapons in the news

 

Guns For Dummies

 

 

 

” If we’re going to have a “national conversation” about banning “assault weapons” following Newtown — and it looks like we are — let’s at least know what we’re talking about and what we’re not talking about.

Adam Lanza used a Bushmaster AR-15 in the Newtown murders. Legally speaking, it’s an “assault weapon.” CNN is one of many media outlets calling for laws banning such “assault weapons” in the wake of the shooting. They should be available only in “war zones,” CNN’s Don Lemon asserted on Monday. “

No Longer Camouflaging Their Agenda, Anti-Gunners Start Gun Ban Plans

 

 

 

  ” Any attempt by the anti-gun elite to hide their agenda has officially gone by the wayside.  Recent electoral history had taught the gun control crowd to camouflage their intentions during the campaign season, and then wait for an opportune time to act.  That tactic now appears to have run its course.

With Obama winning a second term as president, the anti-gunners know they don’t have to face voters at least until mid-term elections, so they seem to be wasting no time in pressing what they see as an advantage, and are starting to once again come after our guns in earnest (please see U.N. Story above).

Last week, anti-gun Senator Dianne Feinstein‘s (D-Calif.) staff met with the legal staff of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to discuss a new and very comprehensive “assault weapons” ban. “

Sen. Dianne Feinstein said, “I challenge anyone who claims that prohibiting the purchase of military style assault weapons infringes on American freedoms.” Do you think a reinstatement of the Assault Weapons Ban is coming? Take our poll: http://ow.ly/d87Ju

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