Blaze – “Civilians are prohibited from obtaining these kinds of weapons.” This statement is absolutely and patently false. ANY citizen who does not have a criminal record and applies for a Class III Tax Stamp to BATF, may purchase these weapons and own them under a revocable trust compliant with state law. The misinformation the media produces on a daily basis now about these classes of firearms is starting to look like a campaign of intentional confusion to mislead the uninformed public. The only other more ignorant source is Hollywood.
Considering the cost involved in obtaining a weapon that was manufactured or imported prior to May 1986 makes selective fire weapons more or less unobtainable to the bulk of the citizenry. In January of 1986, a select fire M16 sold for around $1200, since the ban went into effect the price has climbed to over $25000.Firearms that were selling for $250 are now selling for over $12,000. Yes, it is legal to own one, but how can anyone without a six figure afford one?
While it is possible to purchase a firearm that is fully automatic, if allowed by your state, and after undergoing a federal background and fingerprint check, then paying a $200 transfer tax, it is almost impossible at times to obtain a new or fairly new weapon on the market today. This is because there have been prohibitions against the manufacture, or importation of fully automatic weapons for civilian use for many years. (I am not positive but I think it it was the 1963 firearms act after the Kennedy assasinations),
There are also very strict storage, transportation, and usage laws associated with Class III firearms that the average person has to follow. I have a friend that is a Class III licensed dealer and he has to follow regulations that are very complicated. Except for sales of suppressors, most of his Class III sales of firearms are to police departments.
Personally I feel that sales of suppressors that do not reduce the level of discharge blast noise below 95 dB should be regulated as a Class III device. In Europe supressors are almost always used on hunting rifles to lessen the disruption to home owners. They are not regulated like here in the U.S. as they are not considered silencers (which is mainly a Hollywood inspiered term).
Wrong-O ROCKYCREEKRANCH, Kalifornia, and several other states, have long prohibited 'We the People' from having class-III firearms, suppressors, and those classified by the BATF as AOW 'Any Other Weapon'. In the somewhat freer states like Arizona, Texas, and others, the citizens can, with registration and payment to the Feds, have AOWs, suppressors, and the like.
Yes, it is legal to own one, but how can anyone without a six figure afford one?
We're gonna have to beat them at their own game. Infiltrate the Traitor's circle, that's how!
New paradigm, new extreme tactics. Commies do thorough background checks and constant indiscriminate purges to get rid of infiltrators, so it will come at a price.
Considering the extra steps required are unconstitutional, anybody should get a hold of one. Of course the secret is, full auto is just a waste of rounds, in vietnam the average rounds fired per kill was 50,000...not very efficient.
any select fire weapon manufactured after 85 86 or 87 cannot be owned by civilians
When the resistance gets to the streets, it won't be hard to find "select fire" weapons anymore. They'll be laying around on the ground. COME AND TAKE IT!!!!
Also "the lead law enforcement officer of the jurisdiction" must sign off on it... Well, our Progressive Lib of a Sheriff, here in South Florida, has not signed off on a weapon since the inner-city types elected and re-elected him several years ago.
Are they still "freedoms" if you have to ask for permission to use them?