Down the Memory Hole

My comments to this article:

The Assault Weapons Ban was passed in 1994 and allowed to sunset in 2004. I am unclear on how an event in 1999 lead to a law that was passed in 1994.

AK-47s and Uzis cannot be bought “over the counter.” Machine guns are regulated by the National Firearms Act of 1934 and effectively banned nationwide.

Federal regulations require a background check through NICS, a national database maintained by the FBI, for every firearms purchase through a dealer. In addition, federal law makes it a crime to knowingly transfer a firearm to a prohibited person or accept one if you are prohibited. In fact, it is illegal to even attempt to acquire one if you are prohibited, which is quite a bit more than “nothing”. It is illegal to sell a firearm to a minor, gunshow or not.

There is no law requiring one to lock up guns in Illinois. This is a proposed law, not an enacted law.

If you are going to opine on US law, please research it first and avoid irresponsible errors.

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  1. […] Speaking of sick fuckers, the foreign press is amusing in their misrepresenting US gun laws and their apparent gloating over the incident. Der Speigel (IIRC) basically said that you could go buy machine guns over the counter here. So did The Daily Mail. […]