Forgive my ignorance, but what was the Automatic Weapons Amnesty?
If there was a backlash after Obama of an extremely conservative and pro-gun president, do you think being allowed to own, register and sell newly made machine guns would be made legally possible again?
I'm sure it would also do good if someone would scrap that US made parts law for AKs etc, which seems pointless to me in the UK. Is there a good reason for it?
And they the ones who created crime infested sanctuary cities. The Brady Bunch is supporting left wing mayors and corrupt city councils; who won't even call ICE, when illegal aliens commit murders with illegally obtained guns. To hell with a 40 year old federal gun control law that is ignored over and over again. And more laws aren't gonna fix this problem either!Well, certainly not as long as B. Hussein is President and the likes of Pelosi and the PRK, Chuckie Cheese et al (hoplophobes all) are in charge of things.
That was when the government decided to open the books and let all of the WW2 and Korean War vets who brought automatic weapons home from the war register them with no consequence. Thousands did, and their weapons were added to the NFA registry, making it legal to own and sell them.
Many others did not, and their bring-backs became contraband--illegal to possess and impossible to legally sell. Those guns turn up periodically in the veterans' estates, and they have to be turned over to the government and destroyed. Had they been registered, the next of kin would be getting a valuable gun or a nice nest egg if they elected to sell it.
I wouldn't see another amnesty coming, but if one did, it would almost certainly have to be limited to the vets who brought the guns home from WW2, Korea or Vietnam, and some provenance would have to be required. Difficult if not impossible in many cases, since so much time has passed. It would be nice to see those older vets able to own, shoot and sell their capture pieces. Write your congressman.
Don't worry about sounding sarcastic. I frequently make similar rants against the Socialist UK government (I also know they have no reasoning).That last question you posted there about the good reason is way out of line for reality. The gun laws in this country and every other one have little to do with any good reasoning or logic of any type. They are there strictly to control the law abiding and to minimize the threat of insurrection by an angry public who has been mislead or mistreated by a poor govt. It has been proven time after time by any statistics that reducing the ability of the public to possess firearms always increases crime. The left has to resort to sifting the statistics and including shootings in the line of duty by police in order to even show that gun crime exists. When a gent in your own country gets tossed in the hoosegow for defending his property and the true criminal goes free its obvious the UK has no reasoning in govt. So to answer your question on the imported parts BS, there is no good reason for it that applies realistically but from the standpoint of the politician who makes bad laws it prevents more guns from being built using imported parts which are much cheaper and more readily available. Are the US built versions less lethal? No. Are they less likely to be used in crime because they have US made parts rather than foreign? No again. Do they contribute in any real way to improving the US economy by keeping jobs in the US....? Well, no again.
Dang, there must be no good reason for it....
Pardon my slightly sarcastic way of putting all that but the basic answer is sometimes better when elaborated on.
It's a start, and I'd be good with it as such. Vets deserve that.And the amnesty bill in congress now, (which is as good as dead) is very narrow in scope, to give amnesty to WWII vets and families in possession of historic arms.