Maryland gun law sentence
A Maryland collector has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for violating state gun laws.
Seized 'assault handguns' ... now that's a new one. I wonder who dreamed up that category?
Posted by: bill at January 10, 2007 10:00 AM
"assault handguns" = Colt Python and Colt Diamondback. Rather than being cosmetically impaired, ooooh do they have mean sounding names.
Posted by: Stuart at January 10, 2007 07:22 PM
What possible reason might one have to single out for mention from the over 140 guns seized "at least one Colt Cobra and at least one Colt Diamondback"? Snames on a Plane? That's really a couple of scary semi-automatic military-style assault revolvers ... I guess.
Posted by: Ken at January 10, 2007 07:28 PM
The following is a copy of an online comment form I filled out to the Editor of the Frederick News-Post Online. Note that misdemeanors ( A crime less serious than a felony ) allowed the government to confiscate over $200,000.00 worth of property, which they will sell, donate, take home, give away, melt down ( your choice ). I am SURE that the accused VOLUNTARILY gave up his property.
COMMENT TO EDITOR: In the story 'Illegal gun seller sentenced to 18 months in jail', published on January 10, 2007, it was noted that "Seized from Vaisman's residence were a broad range of weapons including assault handguns. Among the weapons were at least one Colt Cobra and at least one Colt Diamondback." What, pray tell, is an assault handgun? Being military, I know what an assault rifle really is, even though the press, and most politicians, almost always gets that wrong. No surprise there, but there is no such thing as an assault handgun. Is your paper confusing sub-machine guns with handguns? Please visit your local NRA for a class before wrting about technical subjects you aren't qualified to speak about.
Posted by: CarlS at January 10, 2007 09:40 PM
"Assault pistol" is a category of firearm created under Maryland's draconian gun laws. As we know, the term is really meaningless in the "real world," but in the world of Maryland gun control law, it is unlawful to possess, sell, offer to sell, transfer, or receive a so-called "assault pistol" in the state of Maryland.
Posted by: Bill at January 11, 2007 07:49 AM
So what is an "assault pistol"? Revolvers generally are looked at in a good light even here in the People's Republic of Mass.
I can't imagine how a .38 Six-gun is any more "assault" than just about anything else....
Posted by: WeerdBeard at January 11, 2007 08:38 AM
I'd like to know too...what's considered an assault handgun...a six shot revolver or a krinkov or an AR-type without a stock?
Posted by: Doug In Colorado at January 11, 2007 10:58 AM
If Maryland Senate Bill SB 43 passes, Diamondbacks (a six-shot revolver) will only be one of hundreds of firearms classified as "Assault Weapons". I hope right-thinking folks, including legislators, are thoroughly reading this proposed legislation before giving it their endorsement.
Posted by: Paul Keats at January 20, 2007 10:27 PM
If we think this is bad. . .what happens in 08 when we get a democrat or "@SSHOLE" president. . .maybe Hillary? Can we say Nation wide weapons ban? Even if that dosen't happen Maryland plans to do the same thing as CA. Make you register your weapons that are on there "list" and then a few years later force you to give them up.
I'll tell you on thing. . the government will never get my guns.
Posted by: Jay B at January 24, 2007 09:45 AM
Are juveniles in Maryland, say, 13 years old allowed to have some kind of firearms?
Posted by: anonymous at May 3, 2007 07:16 PM
In the state of Maryland an "Assault Pistol" is considered any form of low caliber SMG/Three Round Burst/ Fully Automatic or Handgun deemed of no practical purpose also including but not limited to ANY modified/disguised/unpractical or highly concealable firearm (saw-ed off's, AOW's or home-made weapons) also including handguns with stock high capacity magazines also noted some items may be purchased with written consent of the Secretary of The State Police / class iii (title ii) permits or if Grand fathered (purchased before enacted law or Gifted through inheritance by a direct family member)
Posted by: JDMII at April 14, 2008 08:33 PM