[PLUG-TALK] Re: small shotgun?

AthlonRob AthlonRob at axpr.net
Tue Jul 13 09:20:42 PDT 2004

On Tue, 2004-07-13 at 08:04 -0700, GLL wrote:
> But for home-defense use, a barely-legal unit such as the Mossberg would be 
> ideal. Question: What's your opinion (and others')  about using a legally 
> registered class-III weapon for self defense? So, I go to a dealer, see a 
> piece I like, pay for it, have a legal record cleaner than most hippies, go 
> down to the sheriff's dept. chief of police, or the county judge, sign my ATF 
> form-4's, get my fingers dirty on the FD-258,'s do the stupid 'yes I am a US 
> Citizen form' (ATF 5330.20) pay $200 tax, wait 5 months or more, then pick it 
> up from the dealer.

Sounds worth it to me, if you can afford such a thing.

> The counter argument here is that the outlaws who are already willing to break 
> a number of state and federal laws by robbing a bank, procuring a stolen car, 
> etc, - are not at all fazed by gun bans. 

Or, stated more concisely:  Outlaw the guns and only the outlaws will
have guns.

FWIW, criminals still have guns in Europe and Australia.  Guns become
that much more powerful when nobody else has them.  Violent crime climbs
in cities and countries that outlaw guns.  Take Washington, DC, as an
example of this.

Rob                                |  If not safe,
   Jabber: athlonrob at axpr.net   |    one can never be free.

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