History UsefulNotes / AmericanGunPolitics

14th Jan '17 9:05:08 AM ironballs16
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Short though it is, the Second Amendment may be one of the more contentious elements of the United States Constitution, the reason for this being that societal changes since the American Revolution have caused Americans to wonder what, precisely, the Founding Fathers meant by "[AmbiguousSyntax a well-regulated militia]]."

to:

Short though it is, the Second Amendment may be one of the more contentious elements of the United States Constitution, the reason for this being that societal changes since the American Revolution have caused Americans to wonder what, precisely, the Founding Fathers meant by "[AmbiguousSyntax "[[AmbiguousSyntax a well-regulated militia]]."
14th Jan '17 9:04:51 AM ironballs16
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Short though it is, the Second Amendment may be one of the more contentious elements of the United States Constitution, the reason for this being that societal changes since the American Revolution have caused Americans to wonder what, precisely, the Founding Fathers meant by "a well-regulated militia."

to:

Short though it is, the Second Amendment may be one of the more contentious elements of the United States Constitution, the reason for this being that societal changes since the American Revolution have caused Americans to wonder what, precisely, the Founding Fathers meant by "a "[AmbiguousSyntax a well-regulated militia.militia]]."
14th Jan '17 8:52:52 AM ironballs16
Is there an issue? Send a Message


While they officially state their primary purpose is to support game hunters, target shooters, gun collectors, and the defense of lawful citizens from crime, they tend to take a hard line against gun control measures. In the past, the NRA have resisted attempts to ban machine guns, assault weapons, and armor-piercing ammunition. Their resistance to background checks and licensing for gun owners has also attracted some controversy, as well as the sources of their funding having ties to gun manufacturers themselves. On the other hand, the NRA supported the current background check system, the NICS, and seldom lobbies against legislation to increase penalties for preexisting crimes.

to:

While they officially state their primary purpose is to support game hunters, target shooters, gun collectors, and the defense of lawful citizens from crime, they tend to take a hard line against gun control measures.measures, most notably starting after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Rifle_Association#1934_-_present the "Revolution in Cincinnati" in 1977]]. In the past, the NRA have resisted attempts to ban machine guns, assault weapons, and armor-piercing ammunition. Their resistance to background checks and licensing for gun owners has also attracted some controversy, as well as the sources of their funding having ties to gun manufacturers themselves. On the other hand, the NRA supported the current background check system, the NICS, and seldom lobbies against legislation to increase penalties for preexisting crimes.
14th Jan '17 8:49:41 AM ironballs16
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Note that the weapon's completed receiver (the frame that all other parts of the gun attach to) is the only portion legally defined as a "firearm," so one existing loophole of a sort for online sales is to purchase a partially-milled receiver (which doesn't require an FFL to ship because it's wholly inoperable in that state), finish the machining work to make it functional, and assemble a complete weapon from aftermarket or original parts. However, the relatively high expense and technical know-how needed for this workaround keeps it from being an especially tempting choice to the criminal element.


to:

Note that the weapon's completed receiver (the frame that all other parts of the gun attach to) is the only portion legally defined as a "firearm," so one existing loophole of a sort for online sales is to purchase a partially-milled receiver (which doesn't require an FFL to ship because it's wholly inoperable in that state), finish the machining work to make it functional, and assemble a complete weapon from aftermarket or original parts. However, the relatively high expense and technical know-how needed for this workaround keeps it from being an especially tempting choice to all but [[TheMafia the most organized]] criminal element.

elements.

9th Jan '17 9:35:58 AM Miracle@StOlaf
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Online retailers, meanwhile, conduct the sale and transaction online but, contrary to the popular and oft-repeated misconception, they do '''not''' ship firearms directly to an unlicensed individual's doorstep (those who continue to make claims to the contrary [[SnipeHunt are encouraged to find and name a commercial website that will]]). Direct, mail-order gun sales are not only illegal, but they have been since ''1968'', with the passage of the Gun Control Act. The firearm may only be delivered to a Federal Firearms License holder --most commonly a brick & mortar gun dealer-- who then must conduct a proper background check before the gun can be transferred to the buyer. The same laws apply to private sellers on auction sites such as [=GunBroker=], where the seller (who must be a non-prohibited person) does not require an FFL to ship a firearm, but the recipient must still be an authorized FFL holder to take delivery. Online classified services, meanwhile, are not restricted by law in most states, but frequently have internal policies that prohibit listings for firearms (Craigslist, for example, forbids any ads for guns, gun parts or ammunition).

Note that the weapon's completed receiver (the frame that all other parts of the gun attach to) is the only portion legally defined as a "firearm," so one existing loophole of a sort for online sales is to purchase a partially-milled receiver (which doesn't require an FFL to ship because it's not operable in that state), finish the machining work to make it functional, and assemble a complete weapon from aftermarket or original parts. However, the relatively high expense and technical know-how needed for this workaround keeps it from being an especially tempting choice to the criminal element.


to:

Online retailers, meanwhile, conduct the sale and transaction online but, contrary to the popular and oft-repeated misconception, they do '''not''' ship firearms directly to an unlicensed individual's doorstep (those who continue to make claims to the contrary [[SnipeHunt are encouraged to find and name a commercial website that will]]). Direct, mail-order gun sales are not only illegal, but they have been since ''1968'', with the passage of the Gun Control Act. The firearm may only be delivered to a Federal Firearms License holder --most commonly a brick & mortar gun dealer-- who then must conduct a proper background check before the gun can be transferred to the buyer. The same laws apply to private sellers on auction sites such as [=GunBroker=], where the seller (who must be a non-prohibited person) does not require an FFL to ship a firearm, but the recipient must still be an authorized FFL holder to take delivery. Online classified services, meanwhile, are not restricted by law in most states, but frequently have internal policies that prohibit listings for firearms to shield themselves from criminal and civil liability (Craigslist, for example, forbids any ads for guns, gun parts or ammunition).

Note that the weapon's completed receiver (the frame that all other parts of the gun attach to) is the only portion legally defined as a "firearm," so one existing loophole of a sort for online sales is to purchase a partially-milled receiver (which doesn't require an FFL to ship because it's not operable wholly inoperable in that state), finish the machining work to make it functional, and assemble a complete weapon from aftermarket or original parts. However, the relatively high expense and technical know-how needed for this workaround keeps it from being an especially tempting choice to the criminal element.

28th Nov '16 11:30:05 PM Miracle@StOlaf
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Online retailers, meanwhile, conduct the sale and transaction online but, contrary to the popular and oft-repeated misconception, they do '''not''' ship firearms directly to an unlicensed individual's doorstep (those who continue to make claims to the contrary [[SnipeHunt are encouraged to find and name a commercial website that will]]). Direct, mail-order gun sales are not only illegal, but they have been since ''1968'', with the passage of the Gun Control Act. The firearm may only be delivered to a Federal Firearms License holder --most commonly a brick & mortar gun dealer-- who then must conduct a proper background check before the gun can be transferred to the buyer. The same laws apply to private sellers on auction sites such as Gun Broker, where the seller does not require an FFL to ship a firearm, but the recipient must still be an authorized FFL holder to take delivery. Online classified services, meanwhile, are not restricted by law in most states, but frequently have internal policies that prohibit listings for firearms (Craigslist, for example, forbids any ads for guns, gun parts or ammunition).

to:

Online retailers, meanwhile, conduct the sale and transaction online but, contrary to the popular and oft-repeated misconception, they do '''not''' ship firearms directly to an unlicensed individual's doorstep (those who continue to make claims to the contrary [[SnipeHunt are encouraged to find and name a commercial website that will]]). Direct, mail-order gun sales are not only illegal, but they have been since ''1968'', with the passage of the Gun Control Act. The firearm may only be delivered to a Federal Firearms License holder --most commonly a brick & mortar gun dealer-- who then must conduct a proper background check before the gun can be transferred to the buyer. The same laws apply to private sellers on auction sites such as Gun Broker, [=GunBroker=], where the seller (who must be a non-prohibited person) does not require an FFL to ship a firearm, but the recipient must still be an authorized FFL holder to take delivery. Online classified services, meanwhile, are not restricted by law in most states, but frequently have internal policies that prohibit listings for firearms (Craigslist, for example, forbids any ads for guns, gun parts or ammunition).
27th Nov '16 10:49:57 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The subject of much debate [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement (which we will '''not be contributing to''')]] in the USA

to:

The subject of much debate [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement '''[[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement (which we will '''not not be contributing to''')]] to)]]''' in the USA
27th Nov '16 10:48:47 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The subject of much debate in the USA.

to:

The subject of much debate [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement (which we will '''not be contributing to''')]] in the USA.
USA
17th Nov '16 5:51:55 PM KYCubbie
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Other Weapon: A category that does not appear in law, but rather in ATF regulations, consisting solely of weapons that would otherwise qualify as "shotguns", but were designed with only a single pistol grip. The ATF ruled in 2010 that such weapons were not "firearms" as defined by the National Firearms Act of 1934, though they were "firearms" under the Gun Control Act of 1968.

to:

* Other Weapon: A category that does not appear in law, but rather in ATF regulations, consisting solely of weapons that would otherwise qualify as "shotguns", "shotguns" (not short-barreled), but were designed with only a single pistol grip. The ATF ruled in 2010 that such weapons were not "firearms" as defined by the National Firearms Act of 1934, though they were "firearms" under the Gun Control Act of 1968.
2nd Nov '16 4:58:21 PM Miracle@StOlaf
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Online retailers, meanwhile, conduct the sale and transaction online but, contrary to the popular and oft-repeated misconception, they ''do not'' ship firearms directly to an unlicensed individual's doorstep (those who continue to make claims to the contrary [[SnipeHunt are encouraged to find and name a website that will]]). Direct, mail-order gun sales are not only illegal, but they have been since ''1968'', with the passage of the Gun Control Act. The firearm may only be delivered to a Federal Firearms License holder --most commonly a brick & mortar gun dealer-- who then must conduct a proper background check before the gun can be transferred to the buyer. The same laws apply to private sellers on auction sites such as Gun Broker, where the seller does not require an FFL to ship a firearm, but the recipient must still be an authorized FFL holder to take delivery. Online classified services, meanwhile, are not restricted by law in most states, but frequently have internal policies that prohibit listings for firearms (Craigslist, for example, forbids any ads for guns, gun parts or ammunition).

to:

Online retailers, meanwhile, conduct the sale and transaction online but, contrary to the popular and oft-repeated misconception, they ''do not'' do '''not''' ship firearms directly to an unlicensed individual's doorstep (those who continue to make claims to the contrary [[SnipeHunt are encouraged to find and name a commercial website that will]]). Direct, mail-order gun sales are not only illegal, but they have been since ''1968'', with the passage of the Gun Control Act. The firearm may only be delivered to a Federal Firearms License holder --most commonly a brick & mortar gun dealer-- who then must conduct a proper background check before the gun can be transferred to the buyer. The same laws apply to private sellers on auction sites such as Gun Broker, where the seller does not require an FFL to ship a firearm, but the recipient must still be an authorized FFL holder to take delivery. Online classified services, meanwhile, are not restricted by law in most states, but frequently have internal policies that prohibit listings for firearms (Craigslist, for example, forbids any ads for guns, gun parts or ammunition).
This list shows the last 10 events of 165. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=UsefulNotes.AmericanGunPolitics