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  •  Registration leads to confiscation. No thanks. (1+ / 0-)
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    Tactical stock and pistol grip? Are you serious? So yeah, let's put a thumbhole stock on an AR15 and it'll be ok then.

    The problem with AWBs is that they're based on COSMETICS.

    •  "Registration leads to confiscation." (5+ / 0-)

      Eek!  Just look at all those confiscated automobiles, houses, pets, and newborn children.  All of those things (and many more) are registered with the state, but I don't think we've seen a rash of confiscations, have we?

      At some point, you need to address the irrationality of your fears.

      "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

      by FogCityJohn on Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 12:46:48 PM PDT

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    •  It's a start: a 7-round clip, and a rigid stock (1+ / 0-)
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      Because  we both know these aren't "cosmetics" ... they're  features that allow the AR-type to be concealed under a mid-length raincoat and fired one-handed -- 70 times without reloading.

      Get rid of them, and all you've got is a military-looking "varmint rifle " ... which I think we can all live with.

      BTW:  Did we ever get into how easily the Bushmaster brand AR can be converted to full-auto operation by any apprentice gunsmith with a milling machine and a set of (downloadable) specifications?  And how much THAT, and the availability of the street-legal-as-hell "Bump Fire Stock" (that sort-of  simulates full-auto fire on the range, anyway) have to do with the popularity of this design.

      "It makes the Laddies feel brave,"   like bagpipes.

    •  Oh ... the Great Australian Confiscation ? (1+ / 0-)
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      Actually, that was a voluntary buy back program ...

      The people who really LIKED their rifles , or actually had NEED for rifles registered and KEPT their weapons.

      Or are we talking about how Adolph Hitler is supposed to have disarmed the German citizenry ?

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