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This is from early 2014

11/28/2015

Before the ATF (which I still say should be a convenience store, not a government agency) decided to come up with an opinion, which changed, which I think may have changed again:

As far as I know, the latest opinion from the 7-11, er, ATF is that you can use it as a wrist brace, or you can use it as a cheek brace, you just can’t use it as a shoulder brace because you have then redesigned the weapon merely by how you hold it.

Anyway, be careful out there boys and girls. It’s a crazy world.

4 Comments
  1. Dr. Jeff permalink
    12/03/2015 17:25

    If it weren’t a crazy world, the entire gun control debate would begin and end with the words of the 2nd Amendment. There are certain classes of people (eg. violent felons) who have had their civil rights abridged because of their actions. Everyone else should have the right to keep and bear the arms of their choosing.

    I agree with Col. Jeff Cooper who says that at a minimum the 2nd Amendment applies up to the size and complexity of crew served weapons. The idea is that any weapon that can be borne by a single person is absolutely covered under the 2nd Amendment. Weapons that require more than a single person may be open to debate.

  2. Dr. Jeff permalink
    12/03/2015 17:33

    In practical terms, that covers everything up to and including mortars, M2 machine guns, Stinger missiles, hand grenades, RPGs and the like. Some of them may be a little marginal, but a single person can transport and operate such weapons. From that point of view debating whether or not .22 caliber magazines with a capacity greater than 10 should be banned seems pretty silly.

    I’ve never had much interest in hand grenades – there’s neither art nor much skill involved, but under the words of the 2nd Amendment, common citizens should have the right to them. Here in California, you can’t even legally posses a dummy grenade.

  3. 12/03/2015 18:05

    California sounds like a nice place to be from. Far from.

  4. 12/03/2015 18:06

    I’ll buy that argument, but even then you should be able to own it. Keep it in the garage for deployment as required.

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