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Comment: Oh please U.S. Chamber of Commerce ? (Score 1) 27

by Crashmarik (#49835639) Attached to: Investors Ask How Much Google Spends On Lobbying

What is this another case of beat up random people that you can because you can't get the ones you want ?

http://www.ucsusa.org/sites/de...

There you go, as of 2011 China is at 27% of the emissions and still growing in both percentage and absolute amount.

Maybe these people need to disinvest in China and stop buying Chinese products ? Or maybe they just have some sort of a grudge they are pursuing by other means.

Comment: Re:This whole make your own gun is like the homebr (Score 1) 195

by CrimsonAvenger (#49835411) Attached to: Making an AR-15 In the <em>Wired</em> San Francisco Office
Look up STEN gun sometime. The Brits developed it as a SMG that could be easily manufactured just about anywhere (including your garage), Just In Case the Germans invaded the UK. It was later used by the British Army in WW2, and not really all that different from what you're describing here.

Comment: Re:Fabricating an assualt rifle in California... (Score 1) 195

by CrimsonAvenger (#49835355) Attached to: Making an AR-15 In the <em>Wired</em> San Francisco Office

Pardner, I can go by my local "Grab a Gun" and buy any one of dozens of assault rifles.

Interestingly enough, none of the guns you linked to were selective fire (which is part of the definition of "assault rifle"). What they are is rifles that look evil, but are functionally identical to a Mini-14, which was on the EXEMPT list of the "assault weapon ban"....

Even more interesting is that they're all "peashooters". Sorry, .223 isn't really much of a rifle round. Not even legal for hunting deer most places. Unlike my .30-06 single shot....

Comment: Re:This whole make your own gun is like the homebr (Score 1) 194

by random coward (#49835017) Attached to: Making an AR-15 In the <em>Wired</em> San Francisco Office
Since when is Very Bad Thing stopped legislation? It is the law of the land right now. Question 11.h on the 4473

Question 11.h. Definition of Restraining Order: Under 18 U.S.C. 922, firearms may not be sold to or received by persons subject to a court order that: (A) was issued after a hearing which the person received actual notice of and had an opportunity to participate in; (B) restrains such person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or child of such intimate part ner or person, or engaging in other conduct that would place an intimate partner in reasonable fear of bodily injury to the partner or child; and (C)(i) includes a f inding that such person represents a credible threat to the physical safety of such intimate partner or child; or (ii) by its terms explicitly prohibits the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against such intimate partner or child that would reasonably be expected to cause bodily injury. An “intimate partner” of a person is: the spouse or former spouse of the person, the p arent of a child of the person, or an individual who cohabit ates or cohabit ating with the person"

IANAL

Comment: Re:So much more meaningful (Score 1) 194

by random coward (#49834975) Attached to: Making an AR-15 In the <em>Wired</em> San Francisco Office
Try moving to Czech republic or Switzerland. Both are fairly liberal with gun licensing at least by European standards. Both also make some very nice firearms. Of course if NL is Netherlands, you also have fairly liberal gun laws by European standards. I've seen some pictures of gun shops there that had some very nice things. :)

Comment: Re:Personal Defense is a right (Score 1) 194

by random coward (#49834941) Attached to: Making an AR-15 In the <em>Wired</em> San Francisco Office
I can see claymores as good home defense just need them right outside the doors and windows for when someone tries to break in; but miniguns seem really impractical. Have you ever tried to carry one? You would be getting it caught on everything in your house and it would be really hard to bring up to target in close quarters.

;)

Comment: Re:Fabricating an assualt rifle in California... (Score 1) 194

by random coward (#49834885) Attached to: Making an AR-15 In the <em>Wired</em> San Francisco Office
Read the law and you'll see that they're all illegal; its just an exception writte in:
See 18USC 922(o)
(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), it shall be unlawful for any person to transfer or possess a machinegun.
(2) This subsection does not apply with respect to—
(A) a transfer to or by, or possession by or under the authority of, the United States or any department or agency thereof or a State, or a department, agency, or political subdivision thereof; or
(B) any lawful transfer or lawful possession of a machinegun that was lawfully possessed before the date this subsection takes effect.

and IANAL

Comment: Re:This whole make your own gun is like the homebr (Score 3, Informative) 194

by random coward (#49834523) Attached to: Making an AR-15 In the <em>Wired</em> San Francisco Office
Its a felony to buy a gun with a restraining order; its right there on the form 4473. People who say its incredibly easy to buy a gun usually aren't talking about doing it legally. In California there is a 10day wait even if you're a woman trying to get a gun to protect yourself from the ex you had to get a restraining order against.

Comment: Re:I feel safer already :) (Score 2) 194

by random coward (#49834485) Attached to: Making an AR-15 In the <em>Wired</em> San Francisco Office
That's not very rational regardless of your protests. The man in the video came across much calmer and more rational and less aggressive than you. Why are you projecting your shortcomings on that fine veteran who is making a living after serving in the armed forces?

Or is you fear rational if its you with the weapon? Maybe you should seek some medical care?

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