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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #38)

Tue Apr 28, 2015, 08:24 PM

39. my impression is totally different

I have no reason to assume he is anything other than what he claims.
Some guns were designed to be "toys" until appropriated by others. The .50 BMG rifle comes to mind. It was designed for and marketed for long range target shooting, until various militaries saw value in it for their purposes. Like these guys for example
http://www.fcsa.co.uk/
Mall ninja range toys (not a complement nor a sales endorsement. Actually quite the opposite.) like the AK and AR "pistols" and TEC-9 would be another.

As for the planet On thing I have to correct about the link. The tax actually started in 1919, but just went into the general fund until 1937. Unfortunately, such a law would not be possible today. The extremists on one side would want an NFA style tax for general fund, the the other extreme would oppose it because the prohibitionists would push for said NFA style tax. I see the benifts of that tax around me. Pronghorn were extinction in the 1920s. In my lifetime, the bald eagle, wolves, American alligator, all benefited. I see the wildlife refuge system. The last panic AR and ammo buys gave Wyoming shit loads of PR funds to build over and under passes at migration routes for elk, deer, pronghorn, etc. Oh, and maintaining game fences. That lowered the deer crashs 80 percent. I'm sure you have heard of damage a car gets when hitting a Florida white tail. Imagine what a 300 pound mule deer and a car going 80 MPH on I-80.
Now if we can get rid of the frackers, who are destroying sage grouse breeding grounds and doubled our murder rate overnight. At the risk of pissing off a couple of cousins, I would rather see Tesla pick up trucks and letting us go back to ranching and tourism.

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