Getting too "gunny", was Re: first line of defense

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Mon Oct 01 2001 - 01:22:27 MDT

NOTE: I am not a lawyer, and this is not advice. I am basing this on my copy of the POST module 40
police training manual.

Correction regarding CA laws:

1) Long guns are "inherently legal", still; they are not "concealable" so you can't violate
the "concealed carry" law and can't _in theory_ be busted if you aren't doing anything else

Don't carry it loaded in public, though; that's a misdemeanor the first time and a felony the second.

In reality you *will* get hassled by most cops who will bust you for a broken shoelace just
to get you off the street and potentially into a "5150" (involuntary commitment) straightjacket.

Then there's the "gun free school zone" law to contend with, and municipalities that don't understand
the state preemption law, et tiresome cetera.

And even if you broke no law, you'll probably have to hire a lawyer to get your piece back.
Over and over. Sucks.

2) There is at least one semieffective (semiauto) weapon that hasn't crossed the "banned" list in
.223, but it's only a matter of time. Ditto for .308. I would say what they are, but why speed that day?

James Rogers wrote:
> But then, terrorists have
> never been interested in Nevada (no targets, among other reasons).

Um. Not entirely true on #2, I think. Las Vegas is a big Babylon, perfect for a long-latency bio attack.

Further comments on firearms, Stingers, etc. in private communications only, please.


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