A Crying Shame
Posted 23 October 2003 - 02:53 PM
The first article discusses the seizure of about 260 firearms, including about 60 automatic weapons (two Thompsons amoung them) from a local man. If you weren't aware, Kansas is NOT a full auto friendly state. Instead of prison, he was sentenced to 3 years probation and a $7,500 fine. He was one lucky man.
The second article points out that the defendant was lucky to get probation and it could have been a lot worse.
The last aticle discusses destruction of all of the firearms by the ATFE, including the two Thompsons.
Posted 23 October 2003 - 04:46 PM
Posted 23 October 2003 - 06:24 PM
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Posted 23 October 2003 - 10:06 PM
All confiscated MGS are registered and sold at BATFE public auctions to the highest bidder.
I would vote for it!
Posted 24 October 2003 - 03:02 AM
Do you want to know what our "Police people" did with the "MACHINE GUN!!!!!?
They put it up for tender to the local "C" cat., collectors and a local collector got it for NZ$2500.00. The money was given to the Vet's widow.
It also turned out that the gun had a really interesting history. The Vet had been issued it just days prior to the fall of Singapore to the Japanese and he had escaped and carried it all through WW2.
That my friends is a true story. That is how it happens down here. Not every time, but on most occasions. Even confiscated guns are sold by public auction, so long as they have not been used in a crime.
Please send your applications for imigration to me .
Posted 24 October 2003 - 08:50 AM
If you know of anyone who comes into possession of unregistered WWII machineguns, the museum will gladly take any and all of them. The musuem is a state operation and can register them on a F10 and display them for all to see. My office has donated 2 MG's, an MP44 and an 08-15 and our Corpus Christi office sent them a WWI Hotchkiss and a Beretta 38/44.
Posted 24 October 2003 - 09:26 AM
Hats off to the blabbermouth concerned citizen. A Golden Stool Pidgeon awardee for sure.
Lets see, 66 machineguns plus 5 sawed-off shotguns equals 71 illegal guns divided into the $7,500 fine equals $105.63 per illegal gun. This menace to society wasn't even fined the equivalent of the $200 transfer tax per illegal gun.
"But Ball sometimes fired machine guns in secluded, rural areas of Butler and Sumner counties, said Tom Atteberry, Wichita resident agent in charge of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
One of the machine guns is designed to fire lethal, .50-caliber rounds from a mount atop a military vehicle.
"He had an arsenal that could have held off a SWAT team for months," Atteberry said."
Yeah, sure. One man hold off a SWAT team for months? To end such a confrontation quickly, BATF could use the Fed's favorite tactic of calling in tanks from the nearest army base to handle the situation as was previously done at Waco.
Posted 24 October 2003 - 10:29 AM
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Posted 24 October 2003 - 04:39 PM
We have an Attorney General in Minnesota who is getting into all sorts of high profile stings and busts.....makes me think he is aspiring for higher office also.....