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Weapon Melting Points

Tye G. Wolfe
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Some time ago I read through a post by another where he had posted a question about states that had specific laws regarding the sale of handguns which had a specific melting point. I think there was a question specifically about Maryland and whether it has such a law. For some reason that question has been floating in the gray matter until I ran across a couple articles. It seems to answer for the most part the question yet seems to still leave some things unanswered. The first article I ran across seems to point to the fact the NRA had assisted in a positive way regarding the melting point but it still points to Maryland's heavy hand when it comes to inexpensive or as they put it, firearms of "overall low quality".

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/guns/maps/state.html

Maryland
Although a handful of other states ban most Saturday Night Specials based on the melting point of materials used to construct them, in 1988 Maryland became the first state to ban the sale of these weapons based on their overall low quality. The state created in 1988 a Handgun Roster Board to determine which handguns are useful for legitimate sporting, self-protection, or law enforcement purposes. Guns which do not meet its criteria are banned. The Board considers the following factors when placing guns on its roster: concealability, ballistic accuracy, weight, quality of materials, quality of manufacture, safety reliability, caliber, detectability by the standard security equipment commonly used at airports or courthouses, and its utility for legitimate sporting activities, self protection, or law enforcement. Handguns placed on the roster list are illegal to posses in the state. Immediately after the state legislature passed the law providing for the creation of the board, the National Rifle Association (NRA) mounted a campaign to repeal the law in a ballot initiative. Despite spending millions of dollars, this initiative failed, marking the first time an NRA-backed initiative was defeated in a state referendum.

States that have a melting point law in regards to firearms.

http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-17095422.html

.(3) Some states have attempted to bridle such illegal firearm violence with "melting-point laws." The Illinois, South Carolina, Hawaii, and Minnesota legislatures have adopted rigid melting-point schemes designed to remove so-called Saturday Night Specials from the market.(4)

Hopefully this might answer some of the questions except the most important one.

Why?

Nuf'Fo'Now
Tye
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On Target LLC
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Thanks for posting this Tye. It was very interesting to read up on. I didn't even know that this was going on. If you outlaw affordable guns "trying to protect" consumers from "bad" guns...... how is the lower income consumer supposed to defend himself or herself from the "bad" guys trying to harm them?

This is another effort for gun control by controlling what "We The People" can buy. In one of the Shotgun News issues from last month, I read an interesting quote (I love how they print all the quotes of our Founding Fathers and such) that I can't remember word for word, but goes on to say that we the people should not be restricted in even what type of guns we are allowed to posses. When you read the writings of these great men you realize how much they wanted us to be able to defend our hard won freedoms against those in government who would seek to take even the smallest of them from us. They knew that all guns including military weapons should be in the peoples hands so the government knew not to get too big. Seems like we all forgot about those things..... well at least the people who think the government should take freedoms to make us all feel SAFE! And that reminds me of the quote from Benjamin Franklin (pretty sure it was him and not T. Jefferson) who said "A man who trades freedom for safety deserves neither".
Just say NO to socialism!
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Tye G. Wolfe
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On Target LLC wrote
Thanks for posting this Tye. It was very interesting to read up on. I didn't even know that this was going on. If you outlaw affordable guns "trying to protect" consumers from "bad" guns...... how is the lower income consumer supposed to defend himself or herself from the "bad" guys trying to harm them?
John...

I am extremely happy that you got the idea and reason for the post. Seldom can we actually trust our government to help us make the right decision for they cannot even make a proper decision for themselves personally. Look at how many of them that get caught with their pants down and a new intern on their knees. And here we go and let them make the laws that take our rights from us because they absolutely know what is best for us.

That is an utter JOKE!

Oh well... Take care for now,
Tye