The Curious Foreigner

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by SoL, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. SoL

    SoL New Member

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    Hey hey

    I'm just a bit curious about the MASSIVE taboo on any talk of a full auto Ruger.

    Here in New Zealand we dont haev ANY fully automatic weapons AT ALL and people can chat about this and I can guarantee several farmers will have them.

    Are the penalties MASSIVE for doing that particular thing elsewhere?

    THOUGHTS

    :D SoL
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Sol- here in the US, full auto firearms are known as Class III weapons, or NFA (National Firearms Act). They are legal for civilians to own in MOST states- however- 1. They must be registered with the BATFE, and a $200 tax paid, AND 2. The weapon must have been registered before May 1986. No additional full autos can be registered to civilians after that date.

    MAKING a full auto, or possessing an unregistered full auto is a violation of Federal law, and carries possible penalty of 10 years in prison, and fine of $250,000.

    Converting a semi to a full auto is also MAKING a full auto.

    Does that help explain some of the paranoia?

    Regards

    C3Shooter
     

  3. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Who has or can afford to shoot full auto with this ammo situation?
     
  4. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    .22 LR are still cheap and plentiful here in Northern Cali.
     
  5. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    Mike Dillon of Dillon Precision!!

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODiSfBUMApA]YouTube - Dillon Mini Gun on Monster Garage[/ame]

    More vids here http://www.dillonaero.com/videos.html
     
  6. dsmith84

    dsmith84 New Member

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    there are some videos of guys shootin full auto rugers on www.youtube.com i didnt know it was a taboo subject i posted a thread asking about its legality and they locked it i was totally taken by surprise i didn't know it was a touchy subject.
     
  7. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    Fishing for ways to break the law is not encouraged.
     
  8. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    D'OH! I wasn't thinking clearly.
     
  9. Rex in OTZ

    Rex in OTZ Well-Known Member

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    Why a full auto?

    I guess Im missing the whole point, why not just use a semi-auto 12gage shotgun useing #2 shot, it should be able to out shoot your full auto .22lr at reasonable distances with one in the chamber and two in the mag thats 3 shots one could rattle off in quick sucession.
     
  10. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    True, a shotgun will out do a full auto for putting out lead in a short time. Full auto is the sexy thing for the underendowed members of society.

    Don't tell Uncle Teddy in Boston, he will want to ban shotguns, too. Oh well, I think he already wants to ban shotguns along with all other firearms.

    Idle chatter about full auto firearms on a forum such as this is ill advised. In fact, I have heavily edited this post taking out references that the anti-gunners can use out of context. This site and all others like it are routinely monitored by Federal (and other) LE agents in case some whack job pops up.