Codejack Wrote: I own guns, I hunt, I support gun rights, but the NRA are a bunch of nutcases.Of course we need reasonable gun laws; I do happen to think that many of the gun laws we have and have had in the past were misguided (the assault weapons ban, for example), but the NRA is actively trying to increase gun violence in this country.I am against concealed carry (actually, I am against handguns in general), but I think that you should be able to walk around with a rifle slung over your shoulder. I also think that ammunition should be tracked, if not necessarily restricted.
fenway Wrote: gym,While I do not claim to be an expert of all things concerning firearms...Machine guns have been unlawful since 1934 UNLESS special permission from the US Treasury Department.  Special taxes, registrations, FBI background checks...lots of special requirements but yes, civilians do own machine guns.It took about 30 seconds to get this information on a quick search.  As others on this forum have told me "just google it".  "OWN A MACHINE GUN"  will generate lots of results.  Apparently as of 1995 there were about 120,000 machine guns registered by civilians. If true, that would make them much more prevelant than most people would think. More than your post would make it seem, in my opinion.It is not easy nor common, but lots of people DO OWN machine guns.Not to mention the number of illegally owned machine guns.  Lots of illegal arms pass across our (mostly southern) borders on a regular basis.  And the legally sold semi automatics which have been illegally modified to full auto.There are LOTS of illegal things that are common across this country.