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March 27, 2021

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Gun News

Last week we talked about two bills that were recently passed by the House; the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021 which would require background checks on all commercial gun sales and would also require a licensed gun dealer, manufacturer or importer to take possession of a gun during private gun transfers while a background check is conducted.

And the second bill which is aimed at extending the review period required to purchase a firearm, and would also seek to close the "Charleston loophole" which allows licensed dealers to complete a sale if an FBI criminal background check is not completed within 3 days.

All About Guns readers have responded to this story:

These new bills will do nothing to prevent criminals from buying guns. It is difficult for me to believe that so many ELECTED officials can not see this. -katy

The new bills being proposed will make it more difficult for legal ownership. Any firearm is an inanimate object untill someone picks it up & uses it . It is the Person Responsible, Not the Gun! All the new taxes & fees have made more difficult to just go target practice. But the government has been doing that to most everything.

The legislation does infringe on honest citizens rights. And why would it not have the proper statutory language to include illegal immigrants from purchasing? Why does their bill impose on legal citizens but not illegal immigrants? This will be just the beginning. These laws have to be changed back to the way they were. The background checks were thorough enough before this.

1st if all those 2 bills will never curb nor stop mass shootings in the US. Any altered wording, additions, or removal from the 2nd amendment is a violation of the 2nd amendment -period ! After a 40 year career in Law Enforcement, Criminals cause crime-no one person can predict if some one will commit a crime against another, or not! The current back ground checks from gun Dealers is working just fine. No one likes it because why should anyone know what you are buying in the 1st place, but it has stopped many from buying a firearm who are not qualified to--legally. ALL LAW ABIDING CITIZENS want safety checks, but not CONTROL BY anyone else. This is the very foundation by our forefathers of our constitution. -Doug

Gun dealers will most likely want a fee for this service. Since it involves alot more than just filling out the document to enable the transfer, this cost may exceed the value of the hand me down firearm that passes down to young folks from old relatives. This seems like a really dumb practice in those instances. Since the gun dealers are becoming more rare these days, I'll bet none are eager to apply time to "family/friend" sales and forego a sales opportunity to a potential customer wanting a firearm no matter who it comes from. -Rick

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Did you know?

Center-fire vs rim-fire

Both centerfire and rimfire ammunition are types of primer-ignited cartridges. Primer-ignited cartridges fire when the firing pin of the firearm strikes the primer.

As the name suggests, a centerfire round contains the primer in the center of the cartridge. Therefore, the power ignites when the firing pin of the firearm strikes the center of the cartridge.

Rimfire ammunition contains the primer in the rim of the cartridge. It ignites when the firing pin strikes the rim of the cartridge.

The rim of the rimfire cartridge is very much like an extended, widened percussion cap - which contains the priming compound. Because of this design, rimfire ammunition is somewhat less reliable than centerfire ammunition.

Most bullets these days are centerfire, though the few remaining rimfire rounds remain quite popular. The three most popular rimfire cartridges are .17 HMR, .22 Long Rifle and .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire, aka .22 WMR and/or .22 Magnum.

Thanks for reading,

The Editor

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