Biden’s gun control plan is terrible for working class firearm owners
tldr: the proposal is to make all semiautomatic weapons NFA items. Meaning they would have to be possessed with a $200 tax on each gun and magazine which can be argued means low income folks are even less able to arm themselves.
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for people who aren't gun people, "semi-automatic" means it shoots one shot at a time, but automatically loads the next shot. Fully-automatic is already an NFA item. This would mean all modern pistols and rifles would be NFA items (aside from bolt action rifles, pump action shotguns, and revolvers.
So, this would make a bolt action 50cal rifle, that can shoot through the side of a tank, legal to purchase without filing with the federal government. However, my 10/22 which shoots 22lr for plinking cans and hunting small game, and bounces off sheet metal, an "assault weapon"
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@polymerwitch so basically the rich get to own their murder tools but the poor are unable to get anything to defend themselves and the cops won’t help.
That‘s certainly a way to prevent a revolution.
@polymerwitch not mentioned in this article is the waiting list for an NFA stamp, which is already at 6 months or more for the items that are already on the list (short-barrelled rifles and suppressors come to mind) and will probably be measured in years if this somehow gets through
this is straight disarmament
@polymerwitch for fuck's sake, what the fuck democrats
So buy your guns now if you can afford it...
@tulsi if this passes as is being discussed you would have to surrender it or pay a $200 tax for each gun and each magazine. So it will mostly affect poor people
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