Yes, but there will be only muted celebration in NY, NJ, MA, and CA thanks to state bans.DeanSpeir said:The sunrise will bring the sunset!
Perhaps for the immediately foreseeable future, but someone I know and for whose legal accumen in these matters I have great respect, has drafted, and handed up to what he believes are the "right parties," some clarifying… (or should it be termed "rationalizing?") proposed legislation to address the anomalies which now exist because of the wretched Pataki law.Rob said:In NYS, we are going to have a particularly bad time with our law, which relied on the federal ban's existence for enforceability.
Unfortunately, it doesn't always work that way, especially in New York, where all handguns are illegal to possess unless some exception applies (like one holds a license). The assumption by law enforcement (especially downstate) often seems to be that a gun is illegal unless you prove otherwise.Mad Ogre said:Thinking about NYS... If the mag is not marked, how whould they be able to tell? Mags are not made with serial numbers or anything and it is up to the state to prove your guilt - not for you to proove your innocence. At least that is how it was supposed to work.
We, the people, therefore call upon you, our elected representatives, to enact legislation to remove all guns and firearms from private ownership. We, the people, call upon you, our elected representatives, to enact laws to:
Create a one year period for the United States of America to purchase at fair market value all guns and firearms, including hand guns, rifles, and even antique guns and rifles from domestic private ownership.
Prohibit and criminalize the domestic sale of guns and firearms, whether new or used.
Seize and destroy any gun or firearm found after the termination of the purchase period without compensation.
Prohibit and criminalize the domestic possession of a gun or firearm after the termination of the one year purchase period.
Provide exemptions for governmental law enforcement agencies, the armed services, and bona fide museums.
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Monday, September 13, 2004
Posted: 10:38 AM EDT (1438 GMT)
SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- Ten years after it was born out of the carnage of three California mass shootings, the federal assault weapons ban is fading out of existence Monday.
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Gun Shops, Police Departments Prepare for Expiration of Federal Ban on Assault Weapons
The Associated Press
BOISE, Idaho Sept. 13, 2004 - The expiration Monday of a 10-year federal ban on assault weapons means firearms like AK-47s, Uzis and TEC-9s can now be legally bought a development that has critics upset and gun owners pleased.