Saturday, April 08, 2006

Sporting Gun Ban

The city of Boston has added a number of weapons to its "assault weapons ban", the vote being carried unanimously.

The City Council yesterday unanimously passed a petition to ban certain ''cop killer" firearms and stiffen offender penalties. The legislation will add the FN Five-Seven, .50 cal. Smith & Wesson, and .50 cal. Barrett to the city's assault weapon's ban. Possession of illegal firearms also will now carry a minimum, mandatory one-year jail sentence under the legislation. Before it takes effect, the petition must be approved by the mayor and state lawmakers.

A fifty cal rifle is hardly an assault weapon, and neither is the .50 Magnum Smith and Wesson revolver- an item designed purely for hunting- not to mention the Five-Seven pistol.

Slippery slope. How long before the "cop killer" .30-30 is added to the list?

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