Even the Boston Globe
Even the Boston Globe is starting to get it. They just need to learn more about firearms and firearms laws before they write a piece on women and shooting ranges.
(Update. Chuckle. They ran a bit of a correction:
"Correction: Because of a reporting error, a story in yesterday's Living/Arts section about a Manchester, N.H., firing range mischaracterized Massachusetts gun laws. Residents with a Class A gun license may purchase semiautomatic weapons. Residents without a Class A license may shoot semiautomatic weapons at a gun range or gun club that holds a Class A license. Certified police firearms instructors or firearms collectors who hold a machine gun license may purchase machine guns. Also, the story should have made clear that US laws prohibit private ownership of fully automatic machine guns manufactured after 1986. The Uzi mentioned in the story was never illegal because it was made before 1986."
Sweet! I sent him an email explaining that the 1994 AWB laws did not apply to an Uzi. I explained the 86 FOPA, 34NFA, 68GCA, and highlighted his gross mistake. I wonder if I helped prompt the correction?
He neglected to mention that a real Israeli made Uzi would have had to be imported prior to 1968 and that only AMerican clones would have been legal for private ownership. Unless of course the business holds a SOT :)
Posted by: Anthony at July 19, 2006 04:36 PM
And even their correction isn't quite right... they still didn't get that there is a background investigation for every class 3 purchase.
Posted by: Jon at July 19, 2006 10:03 PM
And another error: The bit about "Residents without a Class A license may shoot semiautomatic weapons at a gun range or gun club that holds a Class A license." Residents without a Class A license are free to shoot semiautomatic weapons at any range, gun club, or on private or public property...so long as there is someone with a Class A license present to technically be the "gun owner." (In other words, I can take a friend out to the range or into the deep woods and go shooting.)
Posted by: Rick at July 20, 2006 07:59 AM