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I am truly sorry for your loss. No one should loose his or her life in that fashion. And a son should always out live his father. But to place a ban on assault weapons seems like blaming a car for drunk driving. The blame should be directed towards those that used the weapons inappropriately. If this law passes, it would be a restriction on our constitutional freedoms and for that reason I do not agree with your cause. If at some point you decide to lobby for a law banning murder….. wait a second. Never mind.
The Outlaw Kyle weighs in:
Because of my curious nature I wanted a clear understand of the weapons that Eric and Dylan used in the massacre. For that I went to Kyle, a friend of mine who is both a member of the NRA and a gun aficionado. Here is his response.
The "12-gauge double-barrel sawed-off shotgun" was in no way regulated under the 1994 assault weapons ban. If the barrels were shorter then
18" then it is regulated under the 1934 National Firearms Act. Transfer of these weapons requires the seller to pay a $200 tax, be finger printed, a photo taken, and a form filled out and sent to the BATF at the NFTR(National Firearms Transfer Record) center. However, the media often uses the term "sawed-off shotgun" in the non-legal sense. I don't know if it met the 18" bbl length.
The "9-mm carbine rifle" I believe is a Hi-Point Carbine. This rifle possesses a detachable magazine, and a pistol grip. However, since it doesn't have anymore "evil" features, it does not fall under the purview of the 1994 AWB. To be a "assault Rifle" a weapon must be:
2. Accept a magazine that holds more then 10 rounds and have no more then 1 of the following:
A pistol grip
A Flash Suppressor
A Bayonet Lug
A Folding Stock
A Night Scope
A Grenade Launcher
A Threaded Barrel.
Note also that Grenade Launchers are under the same regulations as Short Barreled Shot guns, and require lots of paper work, time, and money.
The "12-gauge pump sawed-off shotgun" falls under the same statute as
the "12-gauge double-barrel sawed-off shotgun".
So, of the weapons noted above, only the "9-mm semi-automatic handgun"
(Tec-9?)would have been regulated. Even so, this firearm is available in both pre and post-ban configuration. NOTE, that the actual functioning of the weapon did not change, only the removal of external threading on the bbl.
The weapons that were affected under the 1994 AWB are ONLY semi-autos, whether they by Rifles, Pistols, Or Shotguns.
posted by: Brian Scott