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    ...is to take advantage of existing statutes, and re-categorize handguns and semi-automatic firearms under the Title II weapons designation.

    From Wikipedia:

    Title II of the Gun Control Act of 1968 is a revision of the National Firearms Act of 1934, and pertains to machine guns, short or "sawed-off" shotguns and rifles, and so-called "destructive devices" (including grenades, mortars, rocket launchers, large projectiles, and other heavy ordnance). Acquisition of these weapons is subject to prior approval of the Attorney General, and federal registration is required for possession. Generally, a $200 tax is imposed upon each transfer or making of any Title II weapon.
    Considering the death, destruction and damage these weapons produce, putting under a more-restrictive category is entirely appropriate.

    "If you are still playing for Team Republican and want to have any honor whatsoever, you need to leave the Republican Party now, apologize to America, and work to remove it from our political system." - Brad DeLong

    by radabush on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 04:55:18 PM PST

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