I sell Guns, I have my own private company, and I work for a Store that is the number one Firearms Store in the United States. Last year we sold just under 36,500 guns. Friday of this week we sold 153 guns.
Every person that bought a gun had both a state and federal background check. Every Gun that was purchased was registered in a Federal Data Base. You can not buy a Gun in the U.S. from a store, a licensed Dealer, or at a Gun Show without getting a background check, and without the gun being registered. It has been that way since 1994 with the passage of the Brady Bill. There were 3 major Gun Acts passed by Congress before the Brady Bill. One in 1934, one in 1938 and one in 1968. The Bill passed in 1934 banned The National Firearms Act of 1934, after the handgun registration provisions were deleted, was a concentrated attack on civilian ownership of machine guns, sawed-off shotguns, silencers, and other relatively rare firearms that had acquired reputations as gangster weapons during the years preceding its passage. The 38 act Tightened those restrictions, and the 1968 act did away with all Mail order Gun Purchases. The Brady Bill made ALL gun sales subject to background check and registration.
So when you hear people call a Firearm an Assault Weapon. It only shows how ignorant they are. An Assault Weapon has a multi select firing system. It can be set to fire 1 shot, a burst which is either 3 or 5 shots or Fully Automatic. These guns have not been sold in the U.S, since 1938. The only way you can have one in your possesion is to be the carrier of a Class III firearms license. To get a class III License the individual goes through an examination that would make a prostate Doctor cry.
Yet these weapons are called assault rifles in the eyes of the ignorant. You can do much more damage with a Shotgun than any of the guns above.
The Shooting Friday Night was not done by a member of the TEA Party, not by a member of the Occupy Wall Street crowd. It was not committed by a member of the NRA.
It was the Insane Act of a Crazy Person. A well educated man that for reasons yet to be explained went NUTS.
Guns are tools, the Assault “Style” Guns like the ones pictured above are bought by people that want the thrill of owning something that LOOKS like a Machine Gun, but in reality are just that NON Functioning Replicas.
The Politicians and the Press prey on YOUR IGNORANCE.