JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2008/05/ayn-rand-was-right.html (7 comments)

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jsid-1212261424-592497  DJ at Sat, 31 May 2008 19:17:04 +0000

Brass, the ultimate deadly weapon.

jsid-1212262860-592500  Robert at Sat, 31 May 2008 19:41:00 +0000

They ought to charge and try every one of those people, plus anyone else who might have touched that piece of metal. And double -dog-dare anyone who looked sideways at them while they were doing it.

Or repeal this stupid, obscene, pointless, dangerous law that destroys the criminal justice system from inside.


jsid-1212266064-592503  Jeff at Sat, 31 May 2008 20:34:24 +0000

Based on news reports, they do at least charge criminals for possession of a firearm without a license and possession of ammunition without a license in addition to whatever crime was committed.
I don't know of anyone who has been charged with possession of ammunition for empty brass, but I always warn unlicensed friends to check their clothes carefully before leaving the range.

jsid-1212282056-592507  was there at Sun, 01 Jun 2008 01:00:56 +0000

The soldier was licensed to carry. I wonder if the charge could be aiding and abbetting a minor for handing him the brass.
The laws need to be revisited

jsid-1212326382-592518  GrumpyOldFart at Sun, 01 Jun 2008 13:19:42 +0000

Sounds to me like you should wash your hands, and perhaps your clothes, before leaving the range as well. A good lawyer would have no trouble defining powder residue as an "ammunition component."

jsid-1212435748-592551  FabioC. at Mon, 02 Jun 2008 19:42:28 +0000

I've heard of stupid gun laws, but the MA one is the most asinine that can be conceived.

jsid-1212668260-592621  Peet at Thu, 05 Jun 2008 12:17:40 +0000

I've heard of stupid gun laws, but the MA one is the most asinine that can be conceived.

The Outdoor Messenger, the publication of GOAL has a front-page article on the anniversary of MGL Ch180. My radicalization happened the tuesday evening I sat down and read the law in it's entirety.

In my previous live I worked with a guy who had a round on the shelf above his desk given him by an FBI agent. When I pointed out he was committing a crime JUST BY HAVING IT while not licensed, he poo-poo'ed the idea. Did not believe the law could be that stupid. I'll bet there are a LOT of folks like that out here as well as a LOT of scofflaws. After all, stupid laws only breed disrespect for the law. This law cut the number of MA license holders by 80% -- but I'll bet it didn't cut gun-owners by NEARly that much...


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