Obama administration announces two more “common sense” gun-control executive actions

posted at 2:41 pm on August 29, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Earlier this week, President Obama met with a small bunch of mayors, many of them of the “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” ilk, assuring them that he intended to follow through on his promise to ‘act where Congress won’t’ on furthering top-down gun-control statutes via ‘executive action.’ True to form, and with virtually no chance of the failed gun-control measures of earlier this year gaining any more steam from the legislative branch, the White House today unveiled a couple of new moves to continue to highlight President Obama’s bold crusade to Do Something in the face of such spiteful Congressional obstructionism. Via the AP:

Vice President Joe Biden, Obama’s point-man on gun control after the Newtown tragedy thrust guns into the national spotlight, unveiled the new actions Thursday at the White House.

“It’s simple, it’s straightforward, it’s common sense,” Biden said in the Roosevelt Room.

One new policy will end a government practice that lets military weapons, sold or donated by the U.S. to allies, be reimported into the U.S. by private entities, where some may end up on the streets. The White House said the U.S. has approved 250,000 of those guns to be reimported since 2005; under the new policy, only museums and a few other entities like the government will be eligible to reimport military-grade firearms.

The Obama administration is also proposing a federal rule to stop those who would be ineligible to pass a background check from skirting the law by registering certain guns, like machine guns and short-barreled shotguns, to a corporation or trust. The new rule would require people associated with those entities, like beneficiaries and trustees, to undergo the same type of fingerprint-based background checks as individuals if they want to register those types of guns.

This is in addition, by the way, to the 23 executive actions the White House outlined for President Obama to take last January, out of which the White House says they have “completed or made significant progress” on 22 of them — but similar to those actions, these new ones sound like much ado over not a lot of substance.

Criminals reliably use handguns, not “military-grade firearms,” to perpetrate violence — when’s the last time a civilian started firing off a “machine” gun in “our streets,” whether or not it was registered through an NFA trust or corporation? The biggest potential power-grab I can see is the Obama administration taking unwonted liberties with the definition of “military weapons,” and disallowing even smaller and common firearms from being reimported after their military use, but in terms of actually helping to address domestic gun violence, this is a lot of tilting at windmills.


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After that recent Harvard study, they still want to use the word ‘common sense‘?

cartooner on August 29, 2013 at 2:45 PM

and nothing that would have prevented a damn thing that they are basing these BS rules on.

RealMc on August 29, 2013 at 2:47 PM

… much ado over not a lot of substance

Since when is this clown show been about substance?

iurockhead on August 29, 2013 at 2:47 PM

He should be impeached for all these executive orders alone. Grow some balls GOP.

jawkneemusic on August 29, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Oh good grief, is this importation order referring to those scary Garands the government itself sells through the CMP? How on earth would this lower crime. These idiots are ignoring well established science.

juliesa on August 29, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Obama administration announces two more “common sense” gun-control executive actions

So when is this administration going to deal with common sense flashlight-control legislation?

Happy Nomad on August 29, 2013 at 2:50 PM

I hate this man and all who serve him.

Gatsu on August 29, 2013 at 2:50 PM

After that recent Harvard study, they still want to use the word ‘common sense‘?

cartooner on August 29, 2013 at 2:45 PM

‘Common sense’ is a synonym for the same-old white-privilege tools of oppression, you racist.

slickwillie2001 on August 29, 2013 at 2:50 PM

0 has 0 control over this topic. He is weak and found wanting. The world mocks him as they should.

Bmore on August 29, 2013 at 2:50 PM

It’s always and ever been tilting at windmills from the perspective of crime reduction – and they know it.

Crime reduction is not their goal, not remotely.

Midas on August 29, 2013 at 2:51 PM

One new policy will end a government practice that lets military weapons, sold or donated by the U.S. to allies, be reimported into the U.S. by private entities, where some may end up on the streets. The White House said the U.S. has approved 250,000 of those guns to be reimported since 2005; under the new policy, only museums and a few other entities like the government will be eligible to reimport military-grade firearms.

This one really torques me off. There are approximately 1 Million M1 Garands and M1 Carbines that South Korea wants to give back to us, and the State Department refuses to let that happen. These things are collectors dreams for a lot of people. The CMP is about out of the Garands they can get their hands on, and they estimate a year or so before they have to close up the CMP sales on them.

People are waiting over 6 months to get one of these rifles and paying $695 for the Service Grade ones and unto $1500 for the correct grades, but Obama won’t let anymore into the country. But he will let Mexico have any kind of gun they want.

Johnnyreb on August 29, 2013 at 2:51 PM

reimport military-grade firearms

Guess we can kiss part of the Civilian Marksmanship Program goodbye (official site here). I believe the CMP reimports M1 Garands, Carbines – I’m guessing Obama considers those “military-grade”.

batter on August 29, 2013 at 2:53 PM

One man with a gun can control 100 without one.

- Vladimir Lenin

kingsjester on August 29, 2013 at 2:53 PM

If you check the CMP web site,,,you will not find any carbines/garands listed anymore. They are pretty much out except for some that are most likely not servicable/

retiredeagle on August 29, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Obama only arms drug cartels and Al Queda.

txhsmom on August 29, 2013 at 2:56 PM

The Second Amendment is obsolete and now has been twisted to threaten the basic safety and security of all Americans. There is no basis for claiming this amendment was intended to permit unregulated personal acquisition of firearms, including amassing military weapons and private arsenals for “protection” from the government. No government, especially one that is new and fragile, has ever authorized citizens to arm themselves against it.

– Communist Party USA

kingsjester on August 29, 2013 at 2:58 PM

He should be impeached for all these executive orders alone. Grow some balls GOP.

jawkneemusic on August 29, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Not going to happen. Even if the House managed to get impeachment passed it would be a non-starter in the dem controlled Senate.

Beside, nobody wants to go into history impeaching the historic first black president. No matter how bad or destructive he is.

Dr. Frank Enstine on August 29, 2013 at 2:58 PM

Gatsu on August 29, 2013 at 2:50 PM

You’re in an awful long line, Gatsu!!

Deano1952 on August 29, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Tell me again, how do I tell which one is the rodeo clown, and which one is the president? I thought I’d just look for horses and figure “He’s the rodeo clown.” That darned SC Justice Ginsberg ruined that tactic.

Wino on August 29, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Common sense. Now there is a concept that this administration has no knowledge of, not that any government org has much of any common sense but this bunch has none. Everything is political/ and people control.

retiredeagle on August 29, 2013 at 3:04 PM

My hope is that the karma train is heading straight for Demville. If the prayers of millions of good Americans come true it will be an express train. I cannot stand these Dems.

neyney on August 29, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Johnnyreb on August 29, 2013 at 2:51 PM

We have to keep these easily concealable M1s out of the hands of street thugs. If we let 1 Million M1s into this country nobody would be safe as they would be sold at gun shows without any background checks. Just imagine your young child at a public pool and some crazy pulling one out of his speedo. There is no place for guns that use such high power clips at our pools, schools or school pools.

Dr. Frank Enstine on August 29, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Tell me again, how do I tell which one is the rodeo clown, and which one is the president?
Wino on August 29, 2013 at 3:04 PM

The rodeo clown is prettier.

Dr. Frank Enstine on August 29, 2013 at 3:08 PM

I own a Remington model 750 semiautomatic hunting rifle chambered in the same 30-06 cartridge used in the M-1 Garand. The 750 is the latest incarnation of the Remington model 8 hunting rifle of 1908. You can by a 20 round magazine for it making the rifle the poor man’s M-14. However, since the 750 is designed for hunting it must be less threatening than the M-1.

jerryofva on August 29, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Is this the same “common sense” he’s using in his foreign policy?

Flange on August 29, 2013 at 3:09 PM

when’s the last time a civilian started firing off a “machine” gun in “our streets,”

uh, how about newtown?? that guy used a fully semi-automatic sawed off machine gun.

chasdal on August 29, 2013 at 3:09 PM

What’s a “Military Grade” firearm? One that shoots?

WryTrvllr on August 29, 2013 at 3:10 PM

You’re in an awful long line, Gatsu!!

Deano1952 on August 29, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Well aware, but at least the company is good ^_^

Gatsu on August 29, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Common sense. Now there is a concept that this administration has no knowledge of, not that any government org has much of any common sense but this bunch has none. Everything is political/ and people control.

retiredeagle on August 29, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Common sense is defined differently for leftest. I their world he is showing common sense.

Dr. Frank Enstine on August 29, 2013 at 3:10 PM

that guy used a fully semi-automatic sawed off machine gun.

chasdal on August 29, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Please tell me you left off the /s tag by accident.

Wino on August 29, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Fast n Furious goes global. The rodeo clown doing his best John Wayne…Gacy.

onomo on August 29, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Right. Because we all know that the drive-by weapon of choice for today’s gangster on the go is an M1 Garand.

NathanHale on August 29, 2013 at 3:13 PM

You can by a 20 round magazine for it making the rifle the poor man’s M-14. However, since the 750 is designed for hunting it must be less threatening than the M-1.

jerryofva on August 29, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Heck yes the Garand is more deadly. You can put a bayonet on it, increasing it’s lethality by 1000%.

Johnnyreb on August 29, 2013 at 3:14 PM

However, since the 750 is designed for hunting it must be less threatening than the M-1.

jerryofva on August 29, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Hunting rifles are made for killing animals. Military rifles are made for killing people. In a liberals mind all firearms are responsible for the killing and allowing firearms that are predisposed to killing people to get into the hands of the public is just not a good idea.

Dr. Frank Enstine on August 29, 2013 at 3:15 PM

uh, how about newtown?? that guy used a fully semi-automatic sawed off machine gun.

chasdal on August 29, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Yup! The TV said so!

Pale Rider on August 29, 2013 at 3:16 PM

uh, how about newtown?? that guy used a fully semi-automatic sawed off machine gun.

chasdal on August 29, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Woah. Where to begin. Well can’t argue facts. You’re an idiot. You clearly didn’t miss a word John Stewart reported on the whole story did you?

onomo on August 29, 2013 at 3:16 PM

This is what we, as a nation, get when a man such as this has
no more elections to worry about….

ToddPA on August 29, 2013 at 3:17 PM

This is nothing more than the petulant man-child throwing a hissy fit after having his azz handed to him over gun control. Somebody somewhere has to pay the price for his public embarrassment.

antipc on August 29, 2013 at 3:17 PM

that guy used a fully semi-automatic sawed off machine gun.

chasdal on August 29, 2013 at 3:09 PM

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Please tell me you left off the /s tag by accident.

Wino on August 29, 2013 at 3:11 PM

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. . . : )

I hope so, too.

listens2glenn on August 29, 2013 at 3:18 PM

This is what we, as a nation, get when a man such as this has
no more elections to worry about….

ToddPA on August 29, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Pretty sure he’d have gotten away with it anyway.

Pale Rider on August 29, 2013 at 3:19 PM

The 750 is the latest incarnation of the Remington model 8 hunting rifle of 1908.

jerryofva on August 29, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Not exactly: the model 8/88 was a long-recoil design with a reputation for severe kick – it was ‘an eight pound rifle that recoiled four pounds at a time’. The 740/750 is gas operated.

PersonFromPorlock on August 29, 2013 at 3:21 PM

I hate Congress for allowing this renegade to break the law by making laws he has no authority to impose!

katy on August 29, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Right. Because we all know that the drive-by weapon of choice for today’s gangster on the go is an M1 Garand.

NathanHale on August 29, 2013 at 3:13 PM

It is. Light, easily concealable, high rate of fire, large capacity high powered clip and has that gangster look to it. The second choice when an M1 is not available for 5 buck on the local street is the high capacity, single shot, rapid fire, .32cal revolver. One of the deadliest long arms ever devised and the firearm of choice for assassins worldwide. I think James Bond used one which makes it even more desired.

Dr. Frank Enstine on August 29, 2013 at 3:23 PM

This is just enough action on gun control so as to prevent me from mocking the president, but not so much that I would ask Russia to nuke us.

Deafdog on August 29, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Yup! The TV said so!

Pale Rider on August 29, 2013 at 3:16 PM

I don’t think so. My local news station weather girl said it was a fully semi-automatic, pump action, sawed off machine gun with high capacity sights. If you can’t trust your local weather girl who can you trust?

Dr. Frank Enstine on August 29, 2013 at 3:26 PM

This is what we, as a nation, get when a man such as this has
no more elections to worry about….

ToddPA on August 29, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Because we all know he will soon EO himself president for life and EO the congress out of existence and the sad part is that nobody will stop him. Mainly because nobody will have any of those SK M1s. Smart cookie that BO guy. I understand he is also articulate and clean.

Dr. Frank Enstine on August 29, 2013 at 3:29 PM

I don’t think so. My local news station weather girl said it was a fully semi-automatic, pump action, sawed off machine gun with high capacity sights. If you can’t trust your local weather girl who can you trust?

Dr. Frank Enstine on August 29, 2013 at 3:26 PM

But did it have a compass in the stock and a thing which tells time?

CurtZHP on August 29, 2013 at 3:30 PM

I don’t think so. My local news station weather girl said it was a fully semi-automatic, pump action, sawed off machine gun with high capacity sights. If you can’t trust your local weather girl who can you trust?

Dr. Frank Enstine on August 29, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Well the Lady on the morning news on Channel 8 said it had a 500 round high capacity clip.

Johnnyreb on August 29, 2013 at 3:31 PM

But did it have a compass in the stock and a thing which tells time?

CurtZHP on August 29, 2013 at 3:30 PM

She didn’t say but, she did mention there were thousands of magazines left scattered on the floor and that police were having trouble getting into the building because of the possibility of them going off.

Dr. Frank Enstine on August 29, 2013 at 3:33 PM

The 750 still is still based on the John Moses Browning A-5 semiautomatic shotgun design that Remington licensed to use in ’08.. The Model 8 has evolved over the past 100+ years and had incorporated newer technology.

jerryofva on August 29, 2013 at 3:51 PM

Obama isn’t completely stupid, he knows he’s doing one thing, setting precedent. COngress had better be careful with that.

Also, where is his proposed legislation? Let’s face it, Obama has no clue how to govern and what it would take to pass a bill through the House, all he knows how to do things is community organize. As far as working with the opposition?

bflat879 on August 29, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Another new buzzword for the liberals. First it was “assault weapon” (not defined, other than ‘it is what we say it is’.)

Now we’ll have “military grade” weapons. Of course Jug-ears wouldn’t know an M1 Garand or M1 carbine from a Mossberg shotgun. As you point out, criminals don’t use 50 year old long-arms.

But it will make them ‘feel better’, because ‘they did something’.

GarandFan on August 29, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Heck yes the Garand is more deadly. You can put a bayonet on it, increasing it’s lethality by 1000%.

Johnnyreb on August 29, 2013 at 3:14 PM

You’re telling me. I put one on my daughter’s bicycle and that poor dragonfly she drove into didn’t know what hit it.

Nutstuyu on August 29, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Obama doesn’t even know the current laws. A gun trust requires the trustee to undergo a background check. Same for corporate purchases of firearms. We are being “governed” by a complete freaking idiot.

Wendya on August 29, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Hey Sheriff Joe, have you received your phone call from Missouri Yet? Maybe you should let your boss take this one.

DDay on August 29, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Dang! And here I was totally planning on going postal with a WWII era M1 Garand! Whatever shall I do now?! Oh well. I guess I’ll just go back to my Cheetos and violent video games.

stvnscott on August 29, 2013 at 4:10 PM

She didn’t say but, she did mention there were thousands of magazines left scattered on the floor and that police were having trouble getting into the building because of the possibility of them going off.

Dr. Frank Enstine on August 29, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Wait a minute. I thought once you shot through magazine, that was it. It was garbage at that point.

CurtZHP on August 29, 2013 at 4:13 PM

GarandFan on August 29, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Better get yer Russian Contract 1895 while you can.

WryTrvllr on August 29, 2013 at 4:13 PM

It is just a shame how exporting a U.S. designed and manufactured rifle to a foreign government completely changes it from a civilian-legal semi-automatic firearm that could be bought virtually anywhere withing the United States by a qualified buyer absent its export/import, to an evil assault weapon destined for the streets and the thugs that control them.
There ought to be a law to deal with this un-natural phenomenon -
Perhaps a note in the Continuing Resolution prohibiting the ATF, and any other Federal agency, from spending funds to enforce this Executive Order is in order.

Another Drew on August 29, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Obama isn’t completely stupid, he knows he’s doing one thing, setting precedent. COngress had better be careful with that.

Also, where is his proposed legislation? Let’s face it, Obama has no clue how to govern and what it would take to pass a bill through the House, all he knows how to do things is community organize. As far as working with the opposition?

bflat879 on August 29, 2013 at 3:58 PM

I don’t think it will be a problem for any future Congress. The dem Senate is just fine with him doing EOs and the repub House are cowards. If by chance we get a repub POTUS the dems and repubs will scream bloody murder if s/he tries the same EO crap. It is my opinion BO also gets a lot of rope because of the historic nature of being the first black POTUS. People just don’t want to be labeled as opposing him. At best they would go down in history as racist and they just don’t want that. The left getting a radical black into the WH was a pretty brilliant move when you think about it.

Dr. Frank Enstine on August 29, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Fast & Furious Phase II. Prezy Dosumpin’ is determined to get as many guns on the streets as possible so he can finally decree a National Emergency and outlaw all guns in the hands of those law abidin’ bitter clingin’ terrorists, natch.

ghostwalker1 on August 29, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Dr. Frank Enstine on August 29, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Doc, the rodeo-clown has the good sense to get out of the way of a charging Brahma Bull.

Another Drew on August 29, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Obama administration announces two more “common sense” gun-control executive actions

“Common sense” is not very common in the Obama Administration. In fact it is nonexistent. I hope all those white liberals (and even some RINOS) who voted for Obama because it gave them a “warm, fuzzy feeling” to support a black candidate (despite ample evidence that he had no other qualifications) realize the disaster they’ve caused.. We’re in serious trouble today because our clueless leader can’t protect us either domestically or internationally. Example: The KGB-trained Putin against an Affirmative Action-enhanced buffoon is like a golden eagle against a duck.

Our country perpetually is in the hands of Captain Queeg in a typhoon.

MaiDee on August 29, 2013 at 4:36 PM

The commie kenyan would have better luck tending to his feral punk wannabe gangstras in large bankrupted cites run by dummycrats.

But “Hey” that’s not getting him the punk vote.

Texyank on August 29, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Vice President Joe Biden, Obama’s point-man on gun control after the Newtown tragedy thrust guns into the national spotlight, unveiled the new actions Thursday at the White House.

“It’s simple, it’s straightforward, it’s common sense,” Biden said in the Roosevelt Room.

Josh Lederman, Associated Press, Aug 29, 1:08 PM EDT

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Mister Vice-President ……. your “common sense” is neither.

listens2glenn on August 29, 2013 at 5:31 PM

uh, how about newtown?? that guy used a fully semi-automatic sawed off machine gun.

chasdal on August 29, 2013 at 3:09 PM

If you’re serious, all I can say is: Daily Kos is that way –>

TheDriver on August 29, 2013 at 5:33 PM

The re-importation ban will put a big dent in the use of M-1 Garand battle rifles and M1 Carbines in gangland.

Actually, this one looks like it is aimed straight at the heart of the NRA crowd. Virtually all those old military rifles are bought by collectors, typically for casual shooting as these guns are usually completely worn out. Many require repair.

I guarantee you the “trust” ban isn’t going to affect many. First, people with enough resources to have a trust or corporation can find another way. Second, I knew a guy who conducted a big-time gun business specializing in very expensive Euro hunting rifles and shotguns for many years. You should have seen his office/trophy room. Turned out he was a convicted felon and his wife held the FFL, but it took the BATFE years and years to catch up to him. So I’m doubting the agency is going to do a lot of damage to the ineligible hiding behind trusts and corporations.

novaculus on August 29, 2013 at 5:48 PM

These the same tools who sent thousands of modern, hi-cap tactical rifles to Mexican cartels illegally?

But re-importing worn out 75 years old Garands and Carbines is too dangerous to be allowed.

Compared to these dicks, Weiner is a cocktail frank.

novaculus on August 29, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Paging Murphy9, I believe you requested this earlier today.

Steve Eggleston on August 29, 2013 at 6:14 PM

Look at the bright side. Ammunition should be more readily available now that the DHS manager responsible for acquiring ammo (and who wants to kill a bunch of white people) was suspended with pay.

Fazman on August 29, 2013 at 6:24 PM

I am in maritime security, and routinely fly to countries with AR-15′s. According to DHS, they are hunting rifles. Oman, Mauritius, Jordan and South Africa feel the same way, since that is where I fly to. These antiques are exactly the same thing. All Jugears is doing is hurting the CMP safety program and the children. That’s it, he hates children!

Patriot Vet on August 29, 2013 at 6:49 PM

when’s the last time a civilian started firing off a “machine” gun in “our streets,”

This is the last time I remember it happening. Cops had to beg a gun store for enough fire power to bring these guys down IIRC.

Oldnuke on August 29, 2013 at 6:57 PM

The Obama administration is also proposing a federal rule to stop those who would be ineligible to pass a background check from skirting the law by registering certain guns, like machine guns and short-barreled shotguns, to a corporation or trust.

 
It must absolutely break their hearts that zero crimes have been committed with these weapons, regardless of whether they were legally obtained through the trust procedure or through the sheriff.
 
Because, if they had been used in a crime, it would’ve been on the news and his teleprompter non-stop.
 
Seriously, when is the last time you heard of a machine gun in a news report? A legal SBR?
 
I’m going to go out on a limb and say “never”.
 
(Notice they didn’t require fingerprints or a tax stamp on hacksaws, btw.)

rogerb on August 29, 2013 at 6:59 PM

I would like to see FBI ATF DOJ whatever agency statistics detailing exactly how many Garands have been used in a crime of any sort in the last 40 years…

PointnClick on August 29, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Come on Boner. You can start working on impeachment. Really. You really can. Unless you really don’t care about your country or its people.

Frankly, I don’t think you give a rat’s fuzzy behind as long as it doesn’t affect you re-election Mr. Boner.

Quartermaster on August 29, 2013 at 7:05 PM

I would like to see FBI ATF DOJ whatever agency statistics detailing exactly how many Garands have been used in a crime of any sort in the last 40 years…
 
PointnClick on August 29, 2013 at 7:03 PM

 
The suspects were identified by their bruised thumbs.
 
Seriously, back before my tragic deep-water boating accident, I tolerated carrying mine for the 200 yard stroll out to the range because I knew how much I liked to shoot it. I have nothing but respect for the exhausted guys who carried one day in and day out, plus all their additional gear and ammo.

rogerb on August 29, 2013 at 7:19 PM

The suspects were identified by their bruised thumbs.

rogerb on August 29, 2013 at 7:19 PM

:-) Had a short demonstration on how to avoid that in boot camp. Dang that was a long time ago.

Oldnuke on August 29, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Trust have become real popular with people buying silencers. Allows more than one person to use the device and bypasses getting the local police chief signing off on the purchase.

The common sense move would be to remove silencers from the NFA list.

Fredlike on August 29, 2013 at 7:38 PM

SHALL

NOT

BE

INFRINGED

TX-96 on August 29, 2013 at 8:21 PM

The common sense move would be to remove silencers from the NFA list.

Fredlike on August 29, 2013 at 7:38 PM

Someone page me when they come up with a suppressor design that can’t be fabricated by a reasonably competent tinkerer in a reasonably well-equipped home workshop.

Tube. Baffles. Screens. End caps. Threading.

Then of course there’s the H&K MP5SD suppressor, the innards of which are positively agricultural. If it didn’t work as well as it does, I’d be willing to swear that H&K came up with something that looked great on the outside but was a piece of crap internally, hoping to coast on their rep. They cast it out of aluminum; I could cut and spot-weld it out of steel channel myself in an hour or so, and as a machinist I make a good pastry chef.

“Controlling silencers” makes about as much sense as “controlling door locks”. Of the two, the door lock is the trickier proposition to make.

cheers

eon

eon on August 29, 2013 at 8:33 PM

How do you background check a trust or organization?

John_G on August 29, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Face it, The Government is trying to disarm the American public, The only question is WHY?. Someone should do a study as to the reason. Sarc.

jtpcamp on August 29, 2013 at 10:44 PM

The quartermaster needs a civics lesson.

Impeachment is equal to an indictment. It take a majority of the House to do that. But being impeached is not the same thing as convicting. That takes 2/3 of the Senate. If you think Senate Democrats will vote to convict even if they find a dead girl and a live boy in bed with the Prez then you must be from weed-legal state.

Obama would love the House to impeach. It will distract the country from his real failures without any risk of conviction. Boehner is a lot smarter than you and isn’t going to waste his time on an action as meaningless as Obama’s Syria bombing exercise.

jerryofva on August 29, 2013 at 11:15 PM

I would like to see FBI ATF DOJ whatever agency statistics detailing exactly how many Garands have been used in a crime of any sort in the last 40 years…

PointnClick on August 29, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Well, I did see a guy run some 180 grain Remington .30-06 loads through his at the range the other day…..

WryTrvllr on August 30, 2013 at 4:28 AM

Looks like chasdal has ‘Bishoped’ many of you.

fossten on August 30, 2013 at 7:47 AM

reimport military-grade firearms

Guess we can kiss part of the Civilian Marksmanship Program goodbye (official site here). I believe the CMP reimports M1 Garands, Carbines – I’m guessing Obama considers those “military-grade”.

batter on August 29, 2013 at 2:53 PM

South Korea was letting go of a treasure trove surplus of M1′s a while back. 30K plus maybe. A budget balance move. Last I heard they were looking at an exporter.
These would have been so welcome to collectors, the staunch NRA, America loving types. Kept the soaring price at bay and allowed maybe a whole new generation of collectors to acquire an incredible piece of our history.
All lost to an opportunity for an imperial messiah to make a proclamation and here his telepromt voice spread over a pa. Not at all unlike an airport announcement regarding the white line.
Alas, “O” is still Putin’s b#tch and everybody know’s it.

onomo on August 30, 2013 at 8:14 AM