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Antique Firearms

Unknown to most persons, except lawyers and those ATF victims incarcerated in federal prisons, it is a federal crime for the following nine categories of persons to possess firearms: persons who have been convicted of a crime potentially punishable by more than a year (a bad check conviction 40 years ago can suffice), fugitives, users of drugs or marijuana, mental defectives, illegal aliens, dishonorable dischargees, renouncers of citizenship, those subject to domestic restraining orders, and those convicted of misdemeanor domestic crimes of violence (threatening your wife 20 years ago can be enough). Title 18, U.S. Code, Sections 922(g) and 924(e) mandate a penalty of up to 10 years, and in the case of persons previously convicted three or more times of drug crimes and certain others, a mandatory 15 years to life with no parole. (Someone 50 years old convicted at age 19 of, say, three pot sales, thereafter becoming a model citizen and caught with a gun hunting ducks 30 year later is an Armed Career Criminal subject to the enhanced 15 years to life.) Any person purchasing a modern handgun, rifle or shotgun from a retailer must sign an ATF Form 4473 swearing that he is not in one of these categories. Lying constitutes yet another federal crime. There are several tens of millions of Americans that fit one of the above prohibited categories. There are also over 10,000 such persons in federal prison for illegal gun possession, including over 2,000 with the enhanced 15-life penalty. Horror stories abound and I can think of two published decisions off the top of my head in which people were sentenced to 15+ years: a duck hunter caught in hip waders with duck decoys and a shotgun and a man caught with a Model 1908 Colt .25 caliber automatic pistol with no ammo, no clip, no grips, and a slide rusted closed.

Federal law exempts antique firearms from all gun controls. Title 18, U.S. Code, Section 921(a)(16) defines antique firearms as all guns made prior to 1899 as well as all muzzleloaders made anytime, and replicas of pre-1899 cartridge firing guns made anytime, provided that such replica uses cartridges "not readily available in the ordinary channels of commercial trade." (Note: Cartridge firing machine guns and short-barreled shotguns are still illegal regardless of when made, under Section 5861 of the IRS Code, Title 26, U.S. Code.)

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Nowhere in the law does it say.....

That you can't own one of these original AR-15s
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Assault-Weapon-Cavemans-AR15-Assault...

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I know little about guns

But I know a lot about antiques. I think everyone should walk around with antique guns. Older versions of everything are always better.

I also think we should all drive model-t's....or better yet, we should all ride around on horses.

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss

"or better yet, we should all ride around on horses."

Where have you been all of my life!!

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Waiting for you to build me a cabin in the woods...

I have already told you that!

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
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I tell ya what..

I'll set a location.. you go there and I'll pan in from a mile away with my high powered binoculars and if I don't see a Fed after an hour or so, I'll come down and meet you for dinner. How's that sound? :)

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lol

That might be the most romantic first date proposal ever.

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
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lol

I would bring flowers ya know and a bug sweeper!

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Edit: Just so I don't leave ya hanging.. It's always fun joking around with you but it's time for bed. Night. :)

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How charming lol

You know, people are going to start to talk if we keep interrupting everyone's threads with our relationship.

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss

Honestly

if there was some way I could ride a horse to work everyday and not have cars everywhere, I would do it. I think I would enjoy it. Hell, we dont hardly even get a winter here in Austin anymore. A person could probably get around town year round.

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Just think about how Austin would smell if everyone there rode

a horse to work.

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It would smell

like Lubbock. lol.

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+1

+1 for Austin, best music city I have been to, and I have traveled to quite a few cities that brag about music.

Wouldn't that be a sight for the onlookers? If you just started riding a horse around town!?! If you ever give it a try, let me know how it goes lol

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So you would you

Be able to legally carry one of these any a shitty state like New Jersey? I'd love to walk around with some Jesse James looking revolver on my hip.

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    But I don't know about New Jersey.

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