Thursday, August 29, 2013

Protecting Us From Sergei Mosin...

So, a bunch of folks have sent in this news story...

Administration announces new gun control measures, targets military surplus imports
The Obama administration unexpectedly announced two new gun control measures on Thursday, including one that would curb the import of military surplus weapons -- in a move that could anger collectors.

Vice President Biden was announcing the new measures Thursday morning. The new rules, announced while Washington was otherwise focused on the crisis in Syria, took the form of executive actions, which President Obama added to the list of 23 steps the White House already determined the president could take on his own.
It's really hard to see this as anything other than a direct slap at gun owners, it really is. Semi-automatic rifles from foreign sources are already under strict regulation for importation - we can thank George HW Bush for that. They have to meet "sporting purposes" requirements for importation into the United States, an arbitrary and capricious standard that *very* few semi-automatic military surplus rifles meet (I think SKSs, FN-49s, and SVT-40s are the only ones that do).

So, basically, the Obama administration has passed a ban on 100 year old bolt action rifles. I'm certain this will now keep our streets safe from the scourge of drive-by Mosin Nagant shootings. Oh, and we're going to make sure that M1 Garands returning from overseas don't mistakenly get sold to private citizens because, well, we're not sure what the reasoning is. Semi-automatic rifles limited to 8 rounds of a powerful rifle cartridge don't seem to be the weapon of choice for gangbangers; besides, the distinct *PING* lets the Crips know when the Bloods have run out of ammo...

The last part is the most ridiculous: they are claiming, with a straight face and absolutely no "journalism" whatsoever, that people are starting trusts to obtain NFA-regulated weapons so that they can avoid background checks. Background checks are still performed whether it's a trust or an individual - Class III dealers cannot transfer the NFA item to a "trust"; they have to be transfered to a person. And that person has to undergo a background check whether they represent themselves or a trust. Folks, this is patently absurd, and a blatant slap in the face to the law-abiding gun owners who want to own these insanely regulated items. The thought that someone who is ineligible to pass a background check is going to go through the trouble of starting a trust so that they can get a suppressor is, well, lunacy at the very best.

You can count on one hand the number of times that legally registered suppressors, short barreled rifles and shotguns, "any other weapons", destructive devices, and machine guns have been used to commit crimes since 1934. This is, plain and simple, a shot across the bow to collectors IMHO. This is, quite simply, a blatant lie that can only stand because people are ignorant of how NFA regulations run *and* a complete and utter unwillingness in the mainstream media to investigate ANY claim coming out of the Obama administration. I fully expect Barack Obama to run for re-election in 2016 and simply claim that the 22nd Amendment has been repealed.

TL/DR: Obama wants to pass gun control, any gun control, and as is the modus operandi of the left, doesn't care one whit if it actually reduces crime, just that it whittles away our Second Amendment rights that much more.

That is all.

11 comments:

Alan said...

http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaViewRule?pubId=201210&RIN=1140-AA43

The proposed rule eliminates the LEO sign off requirement. That the only reason most people use a NFA trust so I see this as more of a win than a loss.

Jay G said...

Then why lie about it? Why claim that the "trust" allows someone that cannot pass a background check to get an NFA item when that is 180 degrees opposite the truth?

Wally said...

No, that proposed rule is a 2012 draft. The 2013 draft does NOT eliminate the CLEO requirement.

http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaViewRule?pubId=201304&RIN=1140-AA43

See section 479.63 for the words : " A certificate of the local chief of police, sheriff of the county, head of the State police, State or local district attorney or prosecutor, or such other person whose certificate may in a particular case be acceptable to the Director, shall be completed on each copy of the Form 1 (Firearms). The certificate shall state that the certifying official is satisfied that the fingerprints and
photograph accompanying the application are those of the applicant and that the certifying official has no information indicating that possession of the firearm by the maker would be in violation of State or local law or that the maker will use the firearm for other than lawful purposes."

Wally said...

and section 479.85 relating to form4 transfers.

Alan said...

Well, that would pretty much eliminate NFA transfers for a whole lot of people. Because of all the crimes with NFA weapons, right?

Bubblehead Les. said...

Jay, it's my understanding that the Obama Regime is banning the re-importation of those AMERICAN Firearms that went overseas, not the Combloc Stuff or NATO Stuff. So all the Korean Garands and M1 Carbines that they have been trying to get into the States will have to stay overseas.

Which means that the CMP Well should be getting Lower and Lower, until it runs dry.

Which, as we all know, is THE Second Biggest Source of Illegal Guns in the Country, right?

Next to the BATFE, of course.

Of course, those who have Garands and Carbines are now setting on a nice piece of Future Profit.

Which means that Capitalism still Wins, Obama.

Sigivald said...

Also, the import ban is only one guns exported by the US government to foreign governments, being reimported.

So basically it only affects Korean M1 Carbines and Garands; no Russian or Chinese or anyone else guns.

It's almost 100% posturing.

Samuel Suggs said...

this is vus barry exspressing his utter hate for our community.

greg said...

I'm just trying to picture some gang banger man handling a 9.5 pound Garand inside a car as they get ready for a drive by.

Xenolith said...

You DO all realize that you better have a bill of sale from a licensed dealer. Otherwise: PROVE it wasn't brought back in to the US. Trust me, their records will reflect it WAS....

Formynder said...

According to the guys at PAgunblog, this doesn't really change anything from how it is now: http://www.pagunblog.com/2013/08/29/the-legalities-of-the-new-executive-order/ at least as far as the Garands and older rifles are concerned. The NFA issue pisses me off though. I was just about to start my own trust and make an SBR and silenced 300AAC.