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  •  I'm not even sure what it means (1+ / 0-)
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    "purchase class III weapons with just a notarized trust, military ID".

    "Notarized trust" is only a little better than "legally binding apology".

    •  To purchase a Class III weapon (11+ / 0-)

      which would be classified as a submachine gun (Tommy gun), machine gun (Browning M2, etc.) you have to pay a tax stamp and undergo a serious background check.

       I have a friend who owns two Tommy guns and an M-16 assault rifle. He told me the background check the Feds ran on him was more extensive and invasive than when he got his Top Secret clearance in the Army.  He is also a reserve officer with the Sheriff's Department.  He only shoots them at the State Highway Patrol Academy range, which is a couple of miles from his office.  As a sworn law enforcement officer he is able to use the range at the Academy.

      Given the price of ammunition for them, I could not see the fun of burning through two or three hundred dollars worth of ammunition in less than ten minutes.  

      The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand. - Sun Tzu

      by Otteray Scribe on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 11:17:40 PM PST

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