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Georgia Bill to Ban and Confiscate Guns

Georgia Democrats have introduced legislation that would make the possession and sale of “assault weapons” and “large-capacity magazines” a felony offense that would necessitate seizure by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Georgia HB-731, sponsored by Democrats Mary Margaret Oliver, Carolyn Hugley, Pat Gardiner, Stacey Abrams, Dar’shun Kendrick and Dee Dawkins-Haiglerwas, was unveiled Jan. 11. On Oliver’s website the bill is touted as a “debate [that] Georgia needs…about these weapons which are only used for rapidly killing people. Assault weapons are not necessary for deer hunting.”

In addition to banning magazines that hold more than ten rounds and a laundry list of rifles, handguns, and shotguns, the bill conspires to prohibit “armor-piercing bullets, and incendiary .50 caliber bullets,” and to “provide for enhanced penalties for the possession and use of machine guns.”

While legislator seeking to ban scary-looking firearms and magazines that hold more than ten rounds in the name of public safety is nothing new, calling for outright seizure of such weapons is a bold move. Their aim is not to cut down on crime—no one uses .50 caliber incendiary rounds for petty theft—it is to criminalize gun ownership.

See Also: Proposed California Gun Control Bill to Ban Bullet Button

Since this doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in Hell of passing—this is the state that approved of the “guns everywhere” bill two years ago—the least we can do is thank these Democrats for being partially honest: they don’t want you to have these firearms and they are willing to use the full force of government to take them from you. And, according to the bill, the punishment is severe.

“No person shall possess, distribute, transport, transfer, or sell any assault weapon,” the bill reads. “Any person who distributes, transports, or imports an assault weapon into this state shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than two nor more than ten years.”

“Any person who possesses a large capacity magazine on or after January 1, 2017, that was obtained by such person prior to July 1, 2016, shall be fined not more than $100 for a first offense and shall be guilty of a felony for any subsequent offense,” the bill reads. “Any person who possesses a large capacity magazine on or after January 1, 2017, that was obtained by such person on or after July 1, 2016, shall be guilty of a felony.”

The bill even has a provision to cover if your “assault weapon” is somehow legally owned: any person who fails to report a stolen legal assault weapon to the GBI within 72 hours “shall be fined not more than $90 for the first offense and shall be guilty of a felony for any subsequent offense.”

This is the first step toward the left openly stating that they would approve of gun seizure. Luckily, for now, Georgia has a governor and citizens that have demonstrated they will stand for gun rights.

(Editor’s note: This article was a submission from freelance writer Mike Doran)

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  • Chuckle July 15, 2016, 3:35 am

    What t f. is wrong with y’all? DaH nobody needs assault weapons. If you are cool and stealth you will know when danger approaches.
    ABSOLUTELY NO NEED FOR AUTOMATIC ASULT ANYTHING EVER.
    ONLY A HORRIBLE GUN FOR A MAD PERSON,
    PLEASE MAKE THIS NOT OBTAINABLE.
    GUNS ARE COOL BUT DAMN AUTOMATIC NEEDS TO BE DONE!!!! WHY IS THIS like so simple…. Stop hurting everybody and anybody :-):-):-)

  • Gregory Romeu January 31, 2016, 11:53 pm

    How the hell can citizens of these representatives sit back on their dumbasses and ALLOW these representatives to remain in office?

    For God’s sake people of Georgia read your state constitution and utilize the mechanism to remove these idiots from office! Don’t be like the stupid fucks that, “wait to vote them out of office”!?!?

  • Seabee January 24, 2016, 6:49 pm

    “sponsored by Democrats Mary Margaret Oliver, Carolyn Hugley, Pat Gardiner, Stacey Abrams, Dar’shun Kendrick and Dee Dawkins-Haigler.”
    Georgia being pretty much a gun friendly state who do these people think they work for?
    We need to remind our representatives (both state and fed) that they are not placed in office to express and push their personal agenda’s but to express and promote the desires of their constituents. They shouldn’t be allowed to have an opinion.

    • Jimmy Hamilton January 28, 2016, 1:56 pm

      sounds just like a Democrat plan, it will not stand a snow balls chance of passing in an appeals court. Georgia is setting themselves up for multiple lawsuits, monetary damage and could cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars, if the state has that much money to lose, then let them try it. I am afraid that if the state tries to confiscate these weapons, ammo and large capacity magizines, that there may be blood shed and i know i dont want that to happen, neither does the state of Georgia, the democrats and the republicans do not want to see that. you know the republicans will not stand up to the Government and the democrats make up stupid laws that make no sense what soever.

  • Josh January 24, 2016, 2:14 pm

    These laws won’t hold up under Supreme Court review. The Constitution doesn’t say “the right to keep and bear arms that aren’t capable of killing many people very quickly.” The purpose of keeping Americans armed is to keep Americans safe, from other Americans, or our government, or even foreign invaders. If the state of Georgia wants to start going after people with firearms and attempt to confiscate them, they had better bring some of those banned weapons with them just in case. I doubt anyone owning firearms like these would have any qualms with protecting their right to do so.

  • Drew in Michigan January 24, 2016, 12:06 am

    Start the “Recall Process” ASAP
    After being removed from office they would lose all benefits attained from said office.

  • Gary January 23, 2016, 9:01 pm

    sounds more like a commie pinko then a Georgian!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mikial January 23, 2016, 4:38 pm

    I thought Georgia was a free thinking Southern state. Wha’ happened?

  • FrankInFL January 23, 2016, 10:24 am

    I used to worry about the government trying to disarm the American people but I don’t worry anymore. In this country 100 million people own 350 million firearms and 200 billion rounds of ammunition. The scale of this is hard to imagine. It’s so big that if word ever leaks of forcible civilian disarmament and even a small fraction of these gun owners decide to resist with force, that’s called ‘civil war’. It will be the most uncivil of wars, because each year states issue something like 15 million hunting permits presumably to people who own items of military utility such as camo gear and night-vision scopes and who are adept at moving stealthily through wilderness for the purpose of making one-shot kills at distances measured in hundreds of meters. We sometimes call such people “snipers”, and we have 15 million of them. “15 million” is larger than the seven largest armies in the world — combined. In the face of such a force (augmented by most of the police and most of the military) the government would fall overnight and senators would flee to Canada.

    There may be the occasional nut-case in this state legislature or that one, but the bulk of them want to keep their jobs and their lives. The chance of something like this actually coming to a vote is lower than your chance of being trampled by a unicorn. Relax; stop worrying.

    • wasntme January 25, 2016, 8:34 pm

      But do they get to eat their kill?
      Old habits are sometimes hard to break.

  • Norris January 22, 2016, 9:57 pm

    And you wonder how these Idiots get into office?Think about that the next time you vote Georgia !!!

    • Soljer January 23, 2016, 8:14 pm

      Five will get you ten the sponsors are from the lo-fo districts in and near Atlanta. They substitute liberal catechism for rational policymaking, a condition suffered by the vast majority of their constituents’.

  • sean January 22, 2016, 8:42 pm

    Half the population should sue him the other half should press the authorities to arrest him for treason. !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Yank January 22, 2016, 6:39 pm

    The selective ignorance these elected servants demonstrate should be enough to remove them from their job since they all violate their oath.. I’m curious how GBI feels about the designated batter on that deal since they also took an oath.

    • Jim January 22, 2016, 7:05 pm

      Where Is a Crook like Leland Yee when California needs Him (lol)

  • Max Hoyle January 22, 2016, 6:00 pm

    Isn’t this the Kenesaw state? You people need to dump these assholes!

  • Fastshooter January 22, 2016, 2:41 pm

    When asked “why” I own an AR15 and many higher capacity magazines and stock-in a couple thousand rounds of ammo, I’m honest enough to to tell that person that I own such a weapon because my civilian government has authorized all of it’s bureaucratic agencies to arm themselves with “assault weapons”, hi-capacity semi-automatic pistols, purchased hundreds of millions of hollow-point ammunition for their pistols, and hundred of millions of 5.56 ammunition for their AR-15 rifles. When civilian government agencies who in the past hundred to two-hundred years never felt the need to arm themselves and mimic a military force of the Defense Department in their weaponery and military equipment and practice combat tactics, then I feel justified in arming myself against a possible armed threat by bureaucrats and government employees who are armed and would threaten the use of deadly force to stop or subdue me, a law-abiding retired military, retired LEO, grandfather and patriot.
    These agencies operate outside the constitution of the US in that they make their own rules, regulations and laws and beleive they’re justified in using force, confiscation, and even deadly force as a compliance avenue without the protections afforded to all as guaranteed by the Constitution, Congressional law making and the Bill of Rights.
    I also enjoy target shooting and high-power rifle matches and the great people I meet at these events. I never hunt with an AR, I have other appropriate caliber long guns to accomplish that activity.

  • Matt January 22, 2016, 2:22 pm

    Hey guys, I am also from Georgia, but currently live in Virginia. I think the Georgia legislators who put forth this bill need to be confronted. So what that not many people use AR15’s for deer hunting; that is not what the 2nd amendment is for. The 2nd amendment is to make sure that the militia is equipped to overthrow the government if it ever came to that, and every able bodied citizen IS a member of the militia. Case closed. You cannot have my assault rifle. We need to reframe the debate, because if we let this “for deer hunting” idea pass, we’ll have nothing but single shots left, and we can’t put up much of a fight (if need be) with single shots when the government has fully automatics.

  • Scott from the Great State of Georgia January 22, 2016, 12:16 pm

    I am fortunate to live in the great state of Georgia, where anti-Constitutional bills such as this one are laughed out of the General Assembly. But we must never fall into complacency – these enemies of the American people will never rest until they have completely subjugated us under their iron heel. Stay vigilant, fellow patriots! Support politicians who believe in the 2nd Amendment and all the other Amendments, not only with your vote but with your wallet. And these idiots who put forth bills like this … fight them with every ounce of your will!!!

    • Bill h January 22, 2016, 12:54 pm

      In another state, 2 of the 3 perpetrators (sponsors of arbitrary firearms restriction bills that passed) were later recalled and removed from office, others may follow soon. No one should take lightly their sworn oath of defending the U.S. constitution and when they do so (as in legislators trying to circumvent the very document they swore to protect) they need to be removed from their office and the sooner this is done the better for the country.

      • Steve January 22, 2016, 7:03 pm

        Hell, for even introducing or backing any bills like that should lead to immediate expulsion from office and imprisonment for life in a solitary cell. Preferably an oubliette.

    • Mik eMacKay January 22, 2016, 4:32 pm

      From the great state of Texas to my brothers in Georgia…get the tar and feathers and run those bastards out of office and out of town.

  • ted January 22, 2016, 11:45 am

    All women sponsors! Women have done more to destroy this country than anyone. Never vote for a woman for political office. It’s a recipe for emasculation of America !

  • AK January 22, 2016, 11:18 am

    The Georgia bill has as much chance of passing as would a bill in New York that mandated a visible tattoo on the foreheads of HIV-positive homosexuals.

    • Gary January 22, 2016, 4:44 pm

      We’re voting on that one next month. How did you find out about it? They said it would be a PRIVATE VOTE..like when they all agreed to let bloomer call all the shots!
      You can’t trust anyone these days..there is ALWAYS a LEAK!!
      As for this bill and the b**ches that started it,, who Exactly voted them into office? You can bet at least 75% of them were women! I
      I LOVE women, I truly do. I love probably 90% of everything about them. But..when it comes to their political views, its as if they have short circuits in their brains!
      However, we can never forget it was MEN that GAVE them the vote to begin with!
      I think we should have a “show of hands vote” for that kind of thing, just so we know which whipped ones we can not trust. Because you know if we were around back then not one of them would have admitted to voting for it! Just like NO MAN would admit to voting for one of those that put this bill in for a vote!
      Wimps of the world unite! At least we can take a picture and know for sure who not to take hunting, fishing, or invite to our BBQs anymore!
      Sure..it’s a joke. Sure it is.
      I want to pass a LIBERAL LISTING BILL, just so THEY know who NOT to bother when THEY come looking for our guns! It’s for their own safety. We dont want one to get hurt by accident. Right?
      It would have to be a public list of course. (Like the one here in NY putting everyone that owns a pistol permit on a LIST! They must have been afraid someone would get shot..so they did put in an opt out option later on. So you would not be on the list..as long as you were aware of it!!)
      But NO opt out for the liberal list..WE must protect them!! ALL of them!! And send it out like a phone book! So any poor crook can check to be sure HE will be SAFE if he decides to rape, rob, or harm a home owner in any way!
      That would cut down on ALL kinds of “gun violence” in no time! No more poor crooks being shot by those bad home owners! After all..THEY ALL agree, there is nothing to worry about, as long as you have 911 on speed dial. RIGHT?
      I am just suggesting we TRY it with the Liberals, before we go crazy and do it with everyone.
      Just make the liberal list, and give it a couple years and just SEE what happens. Who knows, they may ALL be right..?? Only one real way to know for sure..right?
      Come on LIBERALS put THAT to a VOTE! Show us ALL we have nothing to fear but OURSELVES!!
      I know I for one would sleep like a baby at night knowing that list was out there. And, that I was NOT on it!!

  • David Keith January 22, 2016, 11:11 am

    I encourage you all to take down this information and any time you get a chance to pass it around please do. Lois Beckett, a liberal journalist for the NY Times, wrote a piece in that newspaper called “The Assault Weapon Myth”. In it she admits that contrary to what she thought and wrote about the so called “assault weapon” she discovered it is not this firearm that posed a big problem. Just Google her name and the article title, and read it and pass it around. Oddly (not), liberal legislators never seem to look at contrary evidence to the gun bills they propose. This is doubly true of semi automatic rifles and magazines.
    It’s hard to debate issues with liberal retards who refuse to look at facts, but this is an editorial 2nd amendment supporters should be familiar with, and pass around.

  • Charles Bailey January 22, 2016, 10:48 am

    If we ban a weapon that fires bullets because it looks like an “assault weapon” shouldn’t we also ban paint ball guns, or water pistols? Why do we not ban ugly people especially ugly politicians.

  • wade January 22, 2016, 10:29 am

    I guess some of the law makers in conservative states already forgot about the recall election in Colorado for the same kind of nonsense these Georgia Dem (wits) are trying to pass. Why does our law makers not understand the intent of the 2nd amendment? It’s wasn’t intended for hunting (side benefit). It was intended to protect us from our governments tyrany (law makers). Wake Up!

    • MSG John Laigaie January 22, 2016, 11:24 am

      You are correct my friend. Most people just read the Amendment itself and pass on the supporting documents.

  • Jimmie jones January 22, 2016, 9:59 am

    Ok I know I ain’t the smartest person around, so here is my question what the heck is an assault weapon? I want someone to answer that for me and do it logically

    • Kimberpross January 22, 2016, 10:34 am

      “Assault Weapon” is a political definition. You can use it in any fashion you prefer if it is helpful in pushing your political agenda. It was originally coined by Slick Willy Clinton when he defined AR in AR15/16 as “Assault Rifle” back in the 90’s. Of course AR is the product name “Armalite Rifle” named after the manufacturer. Since then, Progressive Liberal Bafoons have taken literary license to embellish AR to frighten the ignorant masses into supporting their power grab and undermine our Bill of Rights. Now the ignorant masses have expanded the definition to capture about anything, including machetes, baseball bats, etc. Personally I think one of the most effective offensive battle weapons (for physical attack) is a semi-auto 12 ga. with a cylinder bore and 00 buckshot. :0)

      • Robertsgunshop January 23, 2016, 11:04 am

        “Assault weapons—just like armor-piercing bullets, machine guns, and plastic firearms—are a new topic. The weapons’ menacing looks, coupled with the public’s confusion over fully automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons—anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun—can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons. In addition, few people can envision a practical use for these weapons.”
        -Josh Sugarmann, Assault Weapons and Accessories in America, 1988

        This is where “assault weapons” comes from. Misdirection by a gun hater.

    • wade January 22, 2016, 10:39 am

      I never knew a weapon could assault someone or something. A person can use many things to assault someone or something! I prefer to call these type firearms “tactical” in lieu of assault, or just fun plinking 🙂

    • LCDR USN Ret January 22, 2016, 1:06 pm

      Don’t hold your breath, Jimmie!

    • Papa Smurf January 22, 2016, 4:07 pm

      An assault weapon, is a contrived scary term. yet I would go with that anyway because my Louisville Slugger is one heck of an assault weapon if it needs to be.

  • mark gilbert January 22, 2016, 9:43 am

    the Georgia bill to confiscate” assault” weapons was dead on arrival

  • Abner T January 22, 2016, 9:41 am

    Not surprizing, given some of the names of the co-sponsors. Seems they would try to clean up their own back yards before worrying about the dogsh1t in their neighbors.

    And we keep voting them back into office… amazing.

  • Mike S. January 22, 2016, 9:30 am

    Democrats are a scourge on America, a cancer that needs to be eradicated.

    • shootbrownelk January 22, 2016, 9:50 am

      No worries Mike….that cancer will be eradicated by Buckshot Joe Biden and P.D.Q….oh you mean another type of cancer. Nevermind!

      • Mike S. January 22, 2016, 11:12 am

        LOL I already “neverminded” ………. BTW that “journalist” you referred to in the other Kalifornia article was Gregg Jarrett of Fox News. I watched that segment, painfully, yelled at the TV, and darned near shot the TV set. Fox was pretty quick to correct what Jarrett said (within minutes, after obviously getting a whole snootful of tweets decrying Jarrett’s lies), but not nearly emphatically enough, in my opinion. FNC should have fired that idiot Jarrett after he was arrested stoned out of his mind in Minneapolis.

    • Edward Rambo January 22, 2016, 10:48 am

      These Demo Craps are supposed to work for the People that they represent, and these Idiots could care less what We the People want, they have there own agenda and it has nothing to do with us, and if they don’t want to do what the People want then the People sure don’t want, or need them, if they had really been doing their job we wouldn’t have this BS Unaffordable Care Act if these Demo Craps would have been listening to the People at these Town Meetings they would have voted it down, and the same goes for this BS Gun Control Crap. We don’t have a Gun problem, we have a Criminal problem, and when you disarm the People the Criminals will start taking control of everything around themselves because they will be armed, just take a look at Shitcago, and L.A., and these other big Cities that want to control your life, most People in these areas are afraid to leave their Home for fear of being Robbed, or shot by Criminals, we have enough Gun Laws on the books now that aren’t being enforced, and these Idiots want to pile on more, and if these Demo Craps really care about our Constitution then why are they trying so hard to change it ? Because they want to Control us, not us Control them, there was a reason why our forefathers gave us the Right to Bear Arms, so we could protect ourselves from all Evils, Criminal, Political, Foreign, and Domestic, no Government is going to give back things that they take away, you will have to fight to get them back, and our forefathers knew this all to well. It’s time to put an end to all these Career Criminals, I mean Politicians once and for all, they have given themselves high wages, top benefits, outrageous Retirement packages, and all they have to do to get them is just serve one term in office, we have to work for 20 to 40 years to get a Retirement package that don’t even come close to theirs, if these Career Criminals really worked for the People they would work to make America better, and make our lives better, and not their own, and once they take away our means to defend ourselves they will strip every Freedom we have. We will at that point be no better than Russia, or China..

  • Patrick January 22, 2016, 9:24 am

    I’ll agree with them on one point. Anybody that fails to report the theft of any gun, should be charged with a felony. Responsible owners don’t allow their weapons to be stolen and would certainly report a theft should it occur.

    • kotchz January 22, 2016, 10:09 am

      Oh really Patrick. In California it is a misdemeanor to steal a firearm. Law enforcement can only issue a citation (read traffic ticket). How’s that for backwards liberal stupidity.

    • Gary January 22, 2016, 5:00 pm

      Patrick. Do you understand what a FELONY is? It is what will stop YOU from ever owning a firearm of any kind EVER again!!
      So Patrick, go ahead and pass that STUPID law, and when some one breaks into your house while YOU are on vacation, and steals your gun or guns, and YOU find out about it a week or two later when you get home they can arrest YOU for it!
      You can bet IF such a stupid thing was ever passed, it would NOT have an excuse factor in it! The break in was a week ago? SO? YOU didn’t report it! YOU are GUILTY sir!
      The criminal will have YOUR guns..but you won’t! Ever again!
      Again, just what we need…MORE LAWS!!

  • johnjet6 January 22, 2016, 9:16 am

    When are these anti gun idiots going to realize that no law will stop crime. Evil exists, period. They perpetuate the fantasy that if all guns magically disappeared from the Earth, crime would disappear as well. There was plenty of crime prior to the invention of the gun. And of course the 1000 pound gorilla in the room is the fact that the 2nd amendment had nothing to do with hunting. It was written AND PASSED in the Bill of Rights so we, as American citizens could defend ourselves against the very tyranny these gun grabbers are promoting.

  • John Klimas January 22, 2016, 8:24 am

    You know about all those FEMA Camps that they’re building ???…I say, Let’s fill em’ up !….with every low-life gungrabber in the country,..and surround it with Black Rifled Patriots !!

    • jimbo January 22, 2016, 9:31 am

      No thanks, I’m better than they are.

  • Infidel7.62 January 22, 2016, 8:15 am

    They all seem to be getting bolder this year, no longer calling for “reasonable restrictions”. They have moved directly to outright bans and seizures. And for years they stated we were paranoid because we believed that was the end game they were working toward.

  • Ram6 January 22, 2016, 8:11 am

    I love this line, “Assault weapons are not necessary for deer hunting.” As if the 2nd amendment is all about hunting. A continuing theme from all of these lefty gun grabbers. Why do these people waste their time submitting this bill to a state legislature who approved a “guns everywhere” statute.

    The author is correct the far left/progressive/Hillary Clinton wing of the Democrat party have finally admitted they are all for firearm seizure and incarceration of lawful gun ownership. These are the true “wingnuts” of the political system.

  • Flep Vandergaard January 22, 2016, 7:47 am

    True colors on vivid display. Such an affront to the very core of the Natural Rights of Man, sanctified in the Constitution, and the very Bill of Rights deemed vital to Ratification in the first place. These bloviators, these prevaricators, these belly-crawlers that dare to show their vile faces in the light of day; these are the enemies of Liberty, and with them the masses of ignorance awash in taxpayer largess with but one requirement for their continued patronage: to vote Democrat, or RINO, thereby securing the future for another generation of layabouts. The struggle that began near a dirt road in a sleepy New England village ran through the trial of Valley Forge to Yorktown is sadly forgotten. Let this be yet another new Powder Alarm to those who hold Freedom dear to their hearts.

  • Ken January 22, 2016, 7:39 am

    Not to scare the “Black Gun” haters out there I bought a Stainless Steel (silver not black) Security Six yesterday with a “Legal” 6 shot capacity … now to put a 30 round cylinder in it … !
    No “they” are not wanting to take our guns away from us , whatever gave you that idea ?
    Take a 10/22 in a wood stock and everything is hunky-dory but put it in an Archangel BLACK stock and they’ll put you in jail for having a BLACK SCARY GUN !!!!

    Do you know why they don’t push for mental health care to address the mass murder problem ?
    Because every anti gun Democrat would be put in an asylum for their dim witted crazy beliefs.
    They give people with real mental problems a bad rap.

  • Brian January 22, 2016, 7:04 am

    I have yet to see a true definition of “Assault Weapon”. I had someone argue that it is a semi-automatic rifle capable of holding more than 10 rounds in a magazine. My response was so my .22 rifle I have shot and owned since I was a youngster is a “Assault Weapon”. His response was “Well no”. I responded I fail to see your logic or lack there of. His next statement was more par for the course. “I can see that I am not going to change your mind so let’s stop talking about it” lol well I guess when you cannot defend your position you should retreat and duck for cover.
    I guess the Libratards and Dummycrats have not figured out a true legal definition for “Assault Weapon” but I am sure it is coming to a debate near you soon.
    The statement from the GA lawmakers “about these weapons which are only used for rapidly killing people” is a total fabrication of the truth. I guess my knife has to be regulated as well because it has the potential of “Rapidly Killing People”.
    I pray we take our country back and restore common sense which is not so common anymore. Get our and vote people especially in local elections it does make a difference.

    • John January 22, 2016, 11:45 am

      Here is the definition of an assault weapon that I found:
      In a strict definition, a firearm must have at least the following characteristics to be considered an assault rifle:[2][3][4]

      It must be an individual weapon
      It must be capable of selective fire
      It must have an intermediate-power cartridge: more power than a pistol but less than a standard rifle or battle rifle
      Its ammunition must be supplied from a detachable box magazine[5]
      And it should have an effective range of at least 300 metres (330 yards)

      Rifles that meet most of these criteria, but not all, are technically not assault rifles, despite frequently being called such.

      For example:

      Select-fire M2 Carbines are not assault rifles; their effective range is only 200 yards.[18]
      Select-fire rifles such as the FN FAL battle rifle are not assault rifles; they fire full-powered rifle cartridges.
      Semi-automatic-only rifles like variants of the Colt AR-15 are not assault rifles; they do not have select-fire capabilities.
      Semi-auto rifles with fixed magazines like the SKS are not assault rifles; they do not have detachable box magazines and are not capable of automatic fire.

      The U.S. Army defines assault rifles as “short, compact, selective-fire weapons that fire a cartridge intermediate in power between submachine gun and rifle cartridges.”[19]

      • Ken March 3, 2016, 2:57 pm

        According to this , (“It must have an intermediate-power cartridge: more power than a pistol but less than a standard rifle or battle rifle.”) then we have no assault weapons in the U.S.
        The M16 is our “battle rifle” and it being a 5.56mm only leaves for the most part a 22lr or 22 magnum or the 17HMR as the “less than battle rifle” cartridge , but they are less than pistol cartridges so there is NO cartridge to fill the “less than – more than” gap.

  • Joseph January 22, 2016, 5:28 am

    Bloombergs henchmen attacking our precious constitution, amendment by amendment in order to return us to the middle ages FEUDALISM where We The People are reduced to vassals, only useful as tillers of the masters soil.

  • 50 bmg API January 22, 2016, 5:08 am

    The gun-grabbing DemoRATic goy idiots are only window dressing as the filthy Talmudic ZioNazi scum are the real parasites behind the disarming of Amurika!

    Molon Labe! Come try and take them is you dare idiots! Key word, try!

  • Gary January 20, 2016, 10:30 am

    These democrat are attempting to violate the second amendment of our Bill of Rights. By doing so they are violating their oath of office to defend our Constitution as well. Thus these criminals need to be removed from office and arrested as traitors ASAP ! Enough of this fuzzy thinking useless idiots jail is the legal remedy !

    • carl January 22, 2016, 7:32 am

      I agree 100%, they should be removed from office and jailed and made an example of. Send them off for 10 years and one day.
      The 2 amendment is our right we have lived with for 330 years, so who are those who think they can change that. This is the only reason another country hasn’t invaded us, because they know everyone has a gun. They may take mine, but not with out a fight and only when they PRY IT FROM MY COLD DEAD FINGERS!!!!

  • P Hunt January 19, 2016, 9:49 pm

    I sent emails to all six Democrat Georgia Representatives that sponsored the GA HB 731 and told them I oppose the bill. The bill is a complete waste of GA tax payers money with unnecessary Georgia Bureau of Investigation seizures, it impacts law abiding citizens that train with AR-15s to protect and defend this country (law enforcement, military, etc.), and a clear violation of our Second Amendment rights.

    • Mike S. January 22, 2016, 9:39 am

      While I understand your intent, I have to say, “Good luck with that!”

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