NY banned magazines over 7 rnds (which includes Garands at 8 rnds)
Here's the WH statement on their contempt for older firearms:
Eliminate restrictions that force the ATF to authorize importation of dangerousSo according to Obama, WWII is no longer of any 'interest'. Guess there's not enough vets left to make a voting block.
weapons simply because of their age: ATF is required to authorize the importation of
certain “curio or relic” firearms, and outdated regulations include all firearms manufactured more than 50 years ago in the definition of “curio or relic.” But today, firearms manufactured more than 50 years ago include large numbers of semiautomatic military-surplus rifles, some of which are easily convertible into machine guns or otherwise appealing for use in crime. Congress should get rid of restrictions that prevent ATF from changing this definition, enabling ATF to ensure that firearms imported as curios or relics are actually of interest as collectibles, rather than letting these rules be used as a way to acquire fully functional and powerful military weapons.
They don't just want to ban AR's like Durbin claimed. They're after ALL semi-autos (and all guns in general) and will make up whatever nonsense they can. Garands 'easily convertible' and 'appealing for use in crime'? Seriously? When was the last time a store was robbed by a WWII re-enactor?
Old weapons will be banned. New weapons will be banned. Big weapons will be banned. Small weapons will be banned. And then we'll have laws (and crime) just like Mexico.
H/T to IL-Gunlobby