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SNEAK ATTACK ON

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the people at those rallies knew
almost nothing about firearms, and
Bloomberg's employees worked hard
to make them loathe you because you
own a "semi-automatic assault rifle."
The Washington state scheme
provides context to Bloomberg's
propaganda campaign, which
employs boycotts, threats, libel and
mob hysteria against anyone having
anything to do with what they consider
"assault rifles."
Perhaps you thought that the
hate groups were only talking about
ar-s, Mini-s or other firearms
invented in the past six decades. To
the contrary-every semi-automatic
rifle ever made, going all the way back
to the first Winchester in , is an
"assault rifle," according to Bloomberg.
The kind of people who hunt with
them, collect them, sell them or make
them are evil people who worship
guns and don't care about children's
lives. So say the mobs chanting the
Bloomberg slogans.
The Bloomberg groups pushing the
defamatory initiative call themselves
"Safe Schools Safe Communities" and
the "Alliance for Gun Responsibility."
That's like a group that wants to
restrict access to books calling itself
the "Alliance for Literacy." The groups
are funded by not only Bloomberg,
but also by his billionaire allies,
including former Microsoft Corp.
executive Paul Allen.
Under the Bloomberg proposal,
nobody, of any age, could ever
acquire a "semi-automatic assault
rifle" (that is, any semi-automatic
rifle) without first passing a gun safety
course, the content of which would
be controlled by the government.
So if, for example, you have been a
certified hunter-safety instructor for
the last  years, that still isn't good
enough. You can't even borrow a
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semi-automatic rifle without first
enrolling in and passing the
government-controlled class at least
every five years.
Further, no semi-automatic rifle
sales or loans will be allowed without
prior permission from the local
police chief or sheriff. In Washington,
such permission has historically
been required for handguns, but
not for long guns. If background
check records are incomplete, local
officials can place a -day hold on
the sale, and that hold can be renewed
indefinitely by a court. There is no
specific requirement that the person
subject to the hold be notified or
have an opportunity to present his or
her side of the case to the judge.
Under current law, those visiting
Washington can purchase long guns.
But the Bloomberg initiative would
forbid them from purchasing
semi-automatic rifles.
Also under the Bloomberg initiative,
law enforcement would be required
to keep detailed registration records,
including the serial number, make
and model of every semi-automatic
rifle that is sold or lent with their
authorization, as well as information
about the buyer.
As experience demonstrates,
registration records collected in one
year can then be used for confiscation
in future years. That's precisely what
occurred in Australia, whose gun
control scheme is often touted by
gun prohibition lobbies as the model
we should be following. The national
gun confiscation law in Australia was
introduced shortly after the Australian
anti-gun lobbies had succeeded in
imposing gun registration in all
Australian states.
Think it can't happen in the
United States? The same already has
occurred in New York City. Long-gun

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registration there was enacted in
. Later, starting with Mayor
David Dinkins and continuing ever
since, the city's gun registration
lists have been employed for gun
confiscation. When Bloomberg was
mayor, he oversaw the confiscation
of all long guns that held more than
five rounds-a list which included
semi-automatics, as well as those with
pump actions and other actions.
If the Washington proposal passes
in November, individuals who wish
to acquire a semi-automatic rifle will
also have to waive the confidentiality
of their medical records. The act of
applying to purchase "shall constitute
a waiver of confidentiality and written
request that the health care authority,
mental health institutions, and other
health care facilities release, to an
inquiring court or law enforcement
agency, information relevant to the
applicant's eligibility to purchase."
Handgun and semi-automatic rifle
owners would be subject to continuing
reverification of their eligibility
to possess firearms. According to
the initiative, the verification must
take place "on an annual or more
frequent basis." So at least once a
year-and possibly many more times,
according to the language of the
initiative-the government could
harvest and store the medical records
of owners of handguns and
semi-automatic rifles.
Suppose you promptly get
permission from the local police or
sheriff to purchase a handgun or
semi-automatic rifle. You still can't
take the gun home: There will be
a minimum waiting period of
 business days (that is, at least two
full weeks, depending on holidays)
before you are allowed to take
possession of your gun. It's too bad
if you're a stalking victim in need
of immediate protection, or if you're
a hunter who wants to replace a
gun that broke in the middle of a
hunting trip.
If you're under , you might
have to wait a lot longer, as Bloomberg
is committed to eradicating the
Second Amendment rights of young
adults. His initiative would prohibit



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