Originally Posted by Josey Wales '94
Couldn't agree more with you frank, about the era statement. But you know what gets me? A felon can own and shoot and handle and tote a BP firearm. This is BS. Of course I forgot that a BP gun cant kill anyone cause the shield that deflects only BP projectiles. And that a BP cant hold enough rounds to kill many people, and that you cant carry multiple guns. Dont get me wrong, I like the fact I can go buy a BP w/out all the BS. But the gun rules are messed up somewhere...
Actually, a felon who is prevented by law from owning a firearm CANNOT own a BP firearm either.
BP firearms are exempted from the requirements for the federal paperwork and criminal background check required for purchase of "modern" firearms, and you can order a BP firearm on-line with delivery straight to your house by UPS.
BUT.....a firearm is a firearm, and just because a felon could purchase one, does NOT mean that he would not be arrested and convicted if he was found in possession of one.