[UPDATE] Banning .50 Caliber Firearms

I almost missed this, S.2926 – Stop Arming Cartels Act of 2023, a ban on .50 caliber rifles. Apparently everyone is selling their personal guns to Mexican cartels, or something. They can’t possibly be getting weapons from the Mexican army or the international arms markets.

I hear the Taliban has been selling some of the $86 billion in arms and equipment that senile Gropin’ Joe left behind in Afghanistan.

Except as provided in paragraph (2), it shall be unlawful for any person to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, a rifle capable of firing .50 caliber ammunition.

The exceptions are the usual “government use,” and grandfathered currently possessed .50s.

The kicker is that you have to register your rifle as an NFA item. Within one year of the bill’s enactment. That might be a problem, since the current registration wait tine is running at 276 days. Now.

Imagine the backlog and increased wait time when millions of people supposedly try to register their Barretts, Serbus, and muzzleloaders.

.50 cal muzzleloaders? Yep: “capable of firing .50 caliber ammunition.” The bill doesn’t distinguish between rifles firing cartridges and loose/pellet powder and separate bullets. And checking the federal definition definition of “ammunition”…

(17)(A) The term “ammunition” means ammunition or cartridge cases, primers, bullets, or propellent powder designed for use in any firearm.

Note that “or” in the list.

The good news is that this bill was introduced last year, September 23, 2023, and hasn’t moved since.

UPDATE: Oh ho. Now I see why this just showed up in my feeds. Durbin’s Stop Arming Cartels Act of 2023 is stalled, so another group of Dim idiots have filed Stop Arming Cartels Act of 2024 in the House. The language is identical, so it’s essentially a companion bill to S.2926. Apparently the intent is to force movement in the House since it’s going nowhere in the Senate.

Staged

I’m seeing multiple reports this morning of a painting contractor covering up graffiti in Ohio, and painting right over the pro-Ham-ass protestors standing in front of it. They claim they were “assaulted.”I’m not buying it.

Pro-Palestinian Protesters Attempt to Block Painter from Covering Up Their Graffiti – Then Find Out What Happens – MUST SEE VIDEO
Pro-Palestinian protesters were spray-painted by a contractor at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio early Tuesday morning as they stood in front of a campus Spirit Wall that had been hijacked by Hamas supporters who had painted it over with anti-Israel messages. The protesters, who wore clear plastic face shields, stood directly in front of the wall in an effort to prevent the contractors from doing their job. A pro-Hamas encampment at CWRU is now in its second week.

Am I the only person wondering why that supposedly professional working a painter sprayer isn’t wear old, painted-splattered clothing, eye-pro, or a mask or respirator? There’s always some over-spray, and folks doing this day after day dress accordingly.

The Ham-ass supporters — who just happened to have full-face shields — are better protected than the “pro.”

[UPDATE]Cell Phone Help: Suggestions Wanted

Anyone have a recommendation for a reasonably priced pre-paid phone company that isn’t Tracfone or Straight Talk (owned by Tracfone)?

I’m having problems again with Tracfone. And once again, it started with them screwing up transferring an old phone number to a new phone. This time they managed to brick the new phone.

UPDATE: Last time I had Tracfone trouble, after a month and a half them screwing me around, Tracfone suddenly was able to quickly fix their problem once I filed Public Service Commission and Federal Trade Commission complaints. I’m not waiting that long this time.

I just filed PSC, FTC, and Georgia Attorney General complaints, and gave Tracfone the report numbers.