From the Barrel of a Gun
Lurking Rhythmically
Random Nuclear Strikes
Daily Pundit
Only Guns and Money
Mostly Cajun
Massad Ayoob
The View From North Central Idaho
Armed and Dangerous
Hell in a Handbasket
View From The Porch
Guns, Cars, and Tech
Legal Insurrection
Irons in the Fire
Volokh Conspiracy
Snowflakes in Hell
Shot in the Dark
Power Line
Michael Bane
The Smallest Minority
Sharp as a Marble
The Silicon Greybeard
3 boxes of BS
Of Arms and the Law
Bacon, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives
Speculative Fiction
John Lott
IRS Scandal
Monster Hunter Nation
Right to be Armed

Most Popular

Featured Posts

Subscribe to Atom Feed

Tweets by @TriggerBlog


.50 ban introduced in Illinois...

Sigh.  This is definitely the big issue that the gun bigots are pushing, after the assault weapons ban expired.  They want this one badly, and they are pushing it in as many states as they think they can get it, plus introducing bills in Congress -- presumably to try to attach to the gun liability protection legislation. 

We need to tell our Congressfolk the same thing we did last year: no compromise on gun control!  If you have not already called your Congressfolk to tell them that this session of Congress, call them.  If you have already called, call them again.  And then send email.  And then write a letter.

Of course, they can't do it without lying:
.50 caliber sniper rifles, powerful enough to shoot down civilian airplanes during takeoff or landing, or taxiing on the runaway from over a mile away.
Even if you could hit an airplane while it was in the air, something that is practically impossible without a computer-guided machine gun and radar, all you would do is produce a few holes.  Passenger aircraft are simply not that fragile.
.50 caliber sniper rifles were designed as battlefield rifles to puncturearmor, attack personnel carriers and fuel tanks, and to be used forassassination due to the rifle's astonishing range and firepower, but areeasier to get in Illinois than a handgun.
Actually, .50 caliber rifles were designed as civilian rifles for long range target shooting.  The military adopted them after their invention.
"It is simply hard to imagine how anyone could be against preventing .50 caliber sniper rifles from falling into the wrong hands," said Thom Mannard, Executive Director of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence.
Somehow, I think that the wrong hands Thom Mannard is referring to includes any hands that aren't attached to a police or military uniform.

This entry was published 2005-09-24 10:43:35.0 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2005-09-24 10:43:35.0. [Tweet]

comments powered by Disqus

Recent Entries

Most Popular

Featured Entries

Related Categories

If you would like to receive new posts by email:

I am not a lawyer, and nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice. this site is run on custom blog software and is being actively developed. Please be forgiving of errors.

This website is an Amazon affiliate and will receive financial compensation for products purchased from Amazon through links on this site.