Monday, September 13, 2004

Assault Weapons Ban To Expire

Less than a day left until the Assault Weapons Ban, otherwise known as the Ugly Weapons Ban expires. The heavily propogandized measure barred weapons from having protruding pistol grips, threaded muzzles or flash suppressors, all of which are standard on competition rifles. It also banned folding/telescoping stocks, bayonet mounts, and grenade launchers. That sure cut down on those infamous drive-by bayonetings, and all the rifle grenade attacks. Since automatic weapons were already regulated by the National Firearms Act of 1934, all that the 1994 bill did was regulate cosmetics.

The Clinton era bill is readily acknowledged as having played no significant role in the reduction in recent gun violence, IMHO, the increase in states allowing concealed carry is one of the main reasons for this,


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