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  •  National Firearms Act of 1934 outlawed full-auto (8+ / 0-)

    weapons. Wanna guess how many people have been murdered with machine guns in the U.S. since then?

    With statistical significance? Zero. But that doesn't seem to turn a light bulb on for Joe Gun Nut and his buddies.

    Reaganomics noun pl: belief that government is bad, that it can increase revenue by decreasing revenue, and unregulated capitalism can provide unlimited goods for unlimited people on a planet with finite resources.

    by FrY10cK on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 05:50:52 AM PDT

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    •  Idunno....I seem to recall.... (1+ / 0-)
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      ....a video a couple of years ago of a young kid, maybe seven years old?, shooting an uzi maybe? It recoiled up and shot him in the face multiple times. Full autos are not "outlawed", just kinda more tightly controlled.....theoretically

      the kid was not "murdered" per se, but...

      I believe a sternly worded letter just might be in order here.

      by suspiciousmind on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 06:05:48 AM PDT

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    •  Not outlawed, just registered and taxed. (0+ / 0-)

      IIRC, Mike Dillon even owns a Hughes helicopter with a GE minigun legally mounted on it.

      Pay a $200 transfer tax and (depending upon state and local laws, as it may be illegal where you live) pass a Federal background check, and you can legally own one of the 200,000 or so civilian full-auto weapons in circulation.

      I'd buy now though, as the number has been frozen since May 1986, and prices are going nowhere but up.

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