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Brace for Impact: Dianne Feinstein Gun Control Legislation Coming Thursday

deprogramming services Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 11:31 AM
Al weapons are "weapons of war," since in war the enemy is killed by any means (with certain upper limits on mass lethality, i.e., poison gas). Here's a good example of that truth: in WWII a handgun was manufactured by the hundreds of thousands in America and dropped behind enemy lines in occupied areas; this gun was called the Woolworth gun. It could be called the ultimate Saturday Night Special: it was made as cheap as possible, out of stamped parts; it was single shot and didn't even have an extractor; you had to run a stick down the barrel to reload it. But even this was very much a weapon of war.
Earl29 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 11:36 AM
The "Liberator". The object was a kill a German soldier and take his weapon. They were not meant for combat, but for sneaky work.
Marc_H Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 11:52 AM
so killing a german solider is not "combat"
deprogramming services Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 12:25 PM
Earl was agreeing with my point (or at least I think he was). They were a weapon of war, but war has many aspects.

California Senator Dianne Feinstein is expected to introduce new gun control legislation today in an effort to reinstate the "assault" weapons ban of the Clinton era, but Feinstein's legislation goes far beyond simply banning scary look guns. The bill being introduced today covers a wide range of handsguns, rifles, and shotguns. Firearms lawfully purchased and  included in the legislation as "banned" must be registered.

Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of:       

120 specifically-named firearms;       

-Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine...