"Letter to the editor"

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  1. BillM

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    This was printed in the Readers Forum section of the McMinnville News
    Register today, April 25. It is one of the bigger loads of $##& that I have
    ever seen in print. Anybody have a good idea what to do about it?


     
  2. Stomper

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    First of all... I believe the MERE POSSESSION of ANY design of auto-sear for "black rifles" (or any rifle) means you are in possession of a "machinegun", and that what he said is NOT TRUE, and he sounds ignorant to me.
     
  3. jordanvraptor

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    Here is the link. http://www.newsregister.com/article/38793-letters+editor+april+25+2009

    Obviously a ranting anti-gunner telling lies again in the op-ed pages. Write a counter op-ed is about the only thing you can do.

    Also, if you google his name and mcminnville you will find he likes to write to the newspaper, he's a George Bush hater as well. Oh, it also gives his phone number and address interestingly enough.
     
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    Liberalism is a mental disorder..:nuts:
     
  6. JumpWing

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    If a cause is just and true, there is no need to lie. Perhaps these people should consider this before mixing deceit into their cries for control.
     
  7. BillM

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    My first thought was to forward the letter to the BATFE. Looks like this
    guy has first-hand eyewitness knowledge of violations of the NFA 34,
    GCA 68 and the Hughes amendment to the FOPA of 86. The first
    line of his letter is all about enforcing existing laws, I'm sure he will
    be more than helpful when the Feds show up at his door.;)
     
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    Thought guys out in the country had more sense than that. He must have gone to a gun show in south america. :confused:
     
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    I knew he was lying when he said bags full of 1911's, one of the most expensive guns out there, gang members don't carry 1911's. Gang members carry cheap guns, like techs. I have been to no less the 100 Guns shows, and have never seen any gang activity. Perhaps he was at a Flea Market in Mexico.
     
  11. rdb241

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    Maybe he should discuss this issue face to face with some gang members and maybe he will change opinion on the 2nd ammendment
     
  12. Trlsmn

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    Possession of an autosear and the gun it will work in is the same as possession of a machine gun. The key is if it will work, a Lightening link will make a AR15 full auto, an M16 FCG and BCG won't work on many of the AR15 lowers because of the shelf and no happy hole. Many people that own AK47 demil kits have a Full Auto fire control group laying around but unless you spot weld the FA rails and drill the happy hole to the flat or 100% receiver they cannot be installed.
     
  13. rdb241

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    Isn't just drilling a hole in an AR receiver possesion of a machinegun? Just the hole! :confused:
     
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    Well let me start by saying you could be prosecuted regardless of the facts, but the hole in itself won't necessarily allow the sear to be installed since most AR15's would need to be machined to install the auto sear, I really don't know what the laws are on the hole perhaps someone can speak up.

    I have always taken the position of why take the chance, even with using a M16 bolt for example, it's just not worth someone getting the wrong idea.

    To look at it from Leo's perspective If I saw a AR or AK with the extra hole it would warrant a full inspection, and once the ball is rolling it's hard to stop.
     
  15. Stomper

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    I seem to recall reading that having ANY internal part from an M16 (I mean ANY part) installed in an AR15 was a HUGE BATF violation that will land you 10-yrs. in the pokey if you're caught.
     
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    Another that I wouldn't p*ss on his head if his hair was on fire. What a dip-s*it.
     
  17. Trlsmn

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    No it's not a violation, people use M16 BCG's all the time. I read somewhere that you couldn't use the M16 BCG in Washinton because of state law, but I read it on the net so take that for what it's worth.
     
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    That is true! Because in Washington the law reads...A machine gun part is a machine gun part no matter how the weapon fires. But stop and think about that...An M16 buttstock is the very same buttstock as an AR15, forearm, gas tube sight post...blah,blah,blah...There is no clear definition on what part is considered a machine gun part. But internal FCG parts are definatley a no no...come on...even the barrel is the same barrel on both guns... :confused:
     
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    ahem... cough, cough... I said INTERNAL PARTS.... LOL!!! i.e bolt carrier, sear assembly.... that sort of thing. :D
     

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