Other than that, it's pretty ridiculous. If Chicago (or Illinois) couldn't pass that bill (last week I believe) there's not much danger of passing anything in the House and Senate.
I'm with you on the revolver, in a rest position loaded, no springs stressed, etc. 6-8 shots should be fine for every situation, etc. I jsut don't think it's what she wants, which means she will have to prove to me she can fully handle a semi-auto's full operation. She's interested, responsible and practices safe range techniques now, so i think it will jsut be a matter of a day or two of practice. I'm glad the salesman piointed out a flaw in our target practices.
NOt only was firearm selection weak as death, but they had literally ZERO Glock mags... and were even currently out of anything but simple cheap ball rounds in 9mm, and likely .223, but they did have a few AR style rifles in stock, which was surprising to me.
For once, the Daily Kos and I are in total agreement .....
Wow. Why can't they think/write like that more often?
Looks like OBY is gonna use executive order on guns. Didn't think he could do that.
The president is going to act," said Biden, giving some comments to the press before a meeting with victims of gun violence. "There are executives orders, there's executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet.
It's a tactic. Nothing more.
Obama is not dumb. He knows he doesn't have the votes in Congress to enact anything. In order to save face, he enlisted the Veep to run this commission and will issue edicts restricting sales of so-called Assault Weapons and high capacity "clips" as he calls them (I have no idea what a clip is, but whatever). It will get overturned via a court becasue he doesn't have the power. Obama can then whine about how the courts don't care, etc.
It's all designed so Obama can say he's done something all the while the real root of the problem, the person behind the gun, never gets addressed. Again.
its from a "blog" but seems to make sense.Quote:
A magazine is what is used to feed the weapon itself, whereas a clip is used to feed the magazine. Clips make loading of magazines much easier and faster, and in some cases, a clip is required in order for the magazine to work (e.g. M1 Garand).
It is speculated that the confusion and misuse of the terms came about in the world of guns when troops who used the M1 Garand in the US Military started using other firearms and continued to used the term "clip" when referring to what was actually a magazine.
is it possible due to language that any restriction on "clips" ends up having zero effect on magazines?
I made that comment with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek, JAB. ;)
It's a common mistake, thanks to Hollywood, that folks who do not know anything about guns make often. Those of us who know the difference make fun of it just as equally often.
still begs the question, if the law is written about "clips" which he keeps referring to and arent commonly used anyway, can they really enforce it for "magazines"? Its a technicality but maybe could be beneficial. Also could be taking an action without really intending to do anything. Ive seen a few articles pointing out that his previous "committees" were pretty much put together to pacify the public outcry without actually accomplishing anything. maybe thats wishful thinking on mine and others part.
aaaannnnddd, much ado about not much.
Have a Glock 19 Gen4 on hold until this afternoon, when my wife's waiting period will begin. Trijicon Night Sights ordered...
Thanks for the help guys, i just came back to where I started.
If the President goes the way of EO, he's going to find himself in even larger legal soup.
Kinda off topic but not really. Just some facts about guns and violence...
Upon finding an available Glock semi Locally, I just took the plunge and decided a bit more parctice and technique work will get her where she needs to be. The interchangeability of ammo, clips(lol, magazines) helped as well.. . Unlike last time, in this instance I had my choice of Gen 3 or Gen 4, and that $50 seems well worth it for the extra mag, removeable backstrap and double recoil spring, all of which, SHOULD IMO make it a superior firearm for my wife as compared to my own Gen3. Now I can keep a mag loaded with defensive rounds for each of us, and still have 3 range mags. Being a weapon that will be kept at home, the Trijicons seemed a nice upgrade.
Good stuff, NC ....
Pretty much destroys the theory of "Less Guns, Less Crime".