In discussing “sensible gun control”, a common refrain is: “no one is wanting to take your guns”.
To amend Article 4 of Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to dangerous instrumentalities and practices, so as to prohibit the possession, sale, transport, distribution, or use of certain assault weapons, large capacity magazines, armor-piercing bullets, and incendiary .50 caliber bullets; to provide for crimes involving the possession, sale, transport, distribution, or use of certain assault weapons, large capacity magazines, armor-piercing bullets, and incendiary .50 caliber bullets; to provide for criminal penalties; to designate certain weaponry and ammunition as contraband and to require seizure of such by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation; to provide for enhanced penalties for the possession and use of machine guns; to provide for definitions; to provide for exemptions; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
“Seizure” sure sounds like wanting to take my guns away. Maybe you use a different dictionary.
From the bill’s text:
211 (a) Any assault weapon, large capacity magazine, armor-piercing bullet, or incendiary .50
212 caliber bullet possessed, sold, or transferred in violation of this part is contraband and shall
213 be seized and destroyed pursuant to subsection (b) of this Code section.
214 (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of the law, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation
215 shall seize and take possession of any assault weapon, large capacity magazine,
216 armor-piercing bullet, or incendiary .50 caliber bullet as provided for under Code Section
217 35-3-8. Any such assault weapon, large capacity magazine, armor-piercing bullet, or
218 incendiary .50 caliber bullet seized or taken by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation shall
219 be destroyed, and a record of such destruction shall be maintained by such bureau.
In terms of how the bill defines “assault weapon”, there’s a lot, but here’s a relevant portion (there’s MUCH more to the definition):
(C) Any of the following semiautomatic center-fire rifles: the AK-47; AK-74; AKM; AKS-74U; ARM; MAADI AK47; MAK90; MISR; NHM90; NHM91; Norinco 56,56S, 84S, and 86S; Poly Technologies AKS and AK47; SA 85; SA 93; VEPR; W ASR-10; WUM; Rock River Arms LAR-47; Vector Arms AK-47; AR-10; AR-15; Bushmaster Carbon 15; Bushmaster XM15; Bushmaster ACR Rifles; Bushmaster MOE Rifles; Colt Match Target Rifles; Armalite M15; Olympic Arms AR-15, A1, CAR, PCR, K3B, K30R, K16, K48, K8, and K9 Rifles; DPMS Tactical Rifles; Smith & Wesson M&P15 Rifles; Rock River Arms LAR-15; Doublestar AR Rifles; Barrett REC7; Beretta Storm; Calico Liberty 50, 50 Tactical, 100, 100 Tactical, I, I Tactical, II, and II Tactical Rifles; Hi-Point Carbine Rifles; HK-PSG-1; Kel-Tec Sub-2000, SU Rifles, and RFB; Remington Tactical Rifle Model 7615; SAR-8; SAR-4800; SR9; SLG 95; SLR 95 and 96; TNW M230 and M2HB; Vector Arms UZI; Galil and Galil Sporter; Daewoo AR 100 and AR 110C; Fabrique Nationale/FN 308 Match and L1A1 Sporter; HK USC; IZHMASH Saiga AK; SIG Sauer 551-A1, 556, 516, 716, and M400 Rifles; Valmet M62S, M71S, and M78S; Wilkinson Arms Linda Carbine; and Barrett M107A1;
Those aren’t “assault weapons”. Those are common, popular, semi-automatic rifles.
But they look scary.
Millions of US citizens own them, and many other firearms that would fall under the bill’s definitions.
It’s flat-out confiscation. Seizure.
Yes, they are wanting to take our guns.
Of course, that’s always been the goal, but finally they’ve stopped lying about it.
And now you should stop lying – or at least being ignorant – about it as well. They certainly do want to take our guns away.