Machine guns stolen in North Carolina

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    The police are not there to protect you from crime, they are there to arrest the guy after the crime has been committed, assuming they find him. It is your responsibility to protect yourself and your family.

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    Glad they got the bad guys... even better that they got the automatics...
    Rats!
    It could be worse!
    I suppose

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    great writing.......managed to avoid any referance to race but still printed his picture.

    class 3 is federal, 10 years perhaps?
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    "Including two automatic machine guns."

    Did they drive away in their manual stick transmission vehicle?
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    ... were charged with ... possession/transport of ... a weapon of mass destruction ....
    Sign of the times. Used to be, such a thing would simply be referred to as what it is: a firearm.

    To my knowledge, the NFA and FOPA consider fully-automatic firearms as firearms, not WMD's. Does anyone know what law defines them as such, allowing charges of "possession of WMD" to be leveled against people when caught in possession of automatic firearms?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    Sign of the times. Used to be, such a thing would simply be referred to as what it is: a firearm.

    To my knowledge, the NFA and FOPA consider fully-automatic firearms as firearms, not WMD's. Does anyone know what law defines them as such, allowing charges of "possession of WMD" to be leveled against people when caught in possession of automatic firearms?
    It is a sign of the times that police/DAs trump up false charges. It's how our legal system works and it makes me sick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    It is a sign of the times that police/DAs trump up false charges. It's how our legal system works and it makes me sick.
    Could possibly be state law... Automatics in Iowa are considered "offensive weapons" as opposed to "dangerous weapons" Some states may, as a result of 911 have renamed them WMDs...
    Rats!
    It could be worse!
    I suppose

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    Quote Originally Posted by oakchas View Post
    Could possibly be state law... Automatics in Iowa are considered "offensive weapons" as opposed to "dangerous weapons" Some states may, as a result of 911 have renamed them WMDs...
    Is a lie by any other name not still a lie?
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    They will get them a slick talking lawyer and get out of most of the charges....be out in five years or less...
    The police are not there to protect you from crime, they are there to arrest the guy after the crime has been committed, assuming they find him. It is your responsibility to protect yourself and your family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    Sign of the times. Used to be, such a thing would simply be referred to as what it is: a firearm.

    To my knowledge, the NFA and FOPA consider fully-automatic firearms as firearms, not WMD's. Does anyone know what law defines them as such, allowing charges of "possession of WMD" to be leveled against people when caught in possession of automatic firearms?
    Last I heard, Ohio's elected morons consider anything with a magazine of more than 30 rounds a machine gun so calling fully-automatic firearms WMD's seems perfectly logical - IF (and only if) you have a double-digit IQ, aren't allowed in public unsupervised and are so blinded by anti-firearm ideology you can't see straight. Seattle's elected idiots have lined up to drink some more Kool-Aid too. //rant off
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    Here's the excerpt from the NC statute that defines a WMD for NC purposes.
    The term "weapon of mass death and destruction" includes:

    (1) Any explosive or incendiary:

    a. Bomb; or

    b. Grenade; or

    c. Rocket having a propellant charge of more than four ounces; or

    d. Missile having an explosive or incendiary charge of more than one‑quarter ounce; or

    e. Mine; or

    f. Device similar to any of the devices described above; or

    (2) Any type of weapon (other than a shotgun or a shotgun shell of a type particularly suitable for sporting purposes) which will, or which may be readily converted to, expel a projectile by the action of an explosive or other propellant, and which has any barrel with a bore of more than one‑half inch in diameter; or

    (3) Any firearm capable of fully automatic fire, any shotgun with a barrel or barrels of less than 18 inches in length or an overall length of less than 26 inches, any rifle with a barrel or barrels of less than 16 inches in length or an overall length of less than 26 inches, any muffler or silencer for any firearm, whether or not such firearm is included within this definition. For the purposes of this section, rifle is defined as a weapon designed or redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder; or

    (4) Any combination of parts either designed or intended for use in converting any device into any weapon described above and from which a weapon of mass death and destruction may readily be assembled.

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    Not to worry folks..... by the time "they" get done a sling shot will be a weapon of mass destruction.... Not to mention the good old spit ball....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard58 View Post
    They will get them a slick talking lawyer and get out of most of the charges....be out in five years or less...
    Slick talking lawyers cost money. These guys can't even make bail.
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