Semi-automatic technology is over 100 years old! Semi-automatic(aka Self loading)tech is not machine gun full-automatic tech, some firearms merely look similar. Civilian ownership of such firearms are a right, not a privilege.
Current "laws" suppressing ownership are blatant infringements. Having a semi automatic heart means you represent the unique freedom & liberty of America, and are standing watch over those sacred rights. I have this heart: How about you?
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has proposed that it be given emergency authority for six months, beginning January 5, to require about 8,500 firearms dealers along the border with Mexico “to alert authorities when they sell within five consecutive business days two or more semiautomatic riflesgreater than .22 caliber with detachable magazines.”...Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester sent a letter to Acting Director Ken Melson opposing the requirement....
--- Complete information here ---- Good to see at least 2 Senators with the stones to speak out and take action without hesitation...(S9)