1986 Machine Gun Ban Was a Parliamentary Scam

ar.15.com is all abuzz with the discovery of archival footage—after twenty-four-years searching—of the vote that ushered the Hughes Amendment into law. It’s clear that the Speaker disregarded both the voice vote AND the electronic roll call vote to insert the Hughes Amendment (banning private ownership machine guns) into the wider Firearms Owners Protection Act, based on the voice vote he gaveled as passed. Since ’86, some 1300 people have been jailed for violation of the Hughes amendment.


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12 Responses to 1986 Machine Gun Ban Was a Parliamentary Scam

  1. avatarAntiCitizenOne says:

    You should be careful about this – wait until we fend off their initial assault first.

  2. avatar2yellowdogs says:

    Lying and subterfuge in Congress? Surely you jest.

  3. avatarWes says:

    Look at all that “compromise” from Charlie Rangel.

  4. avatarNukemJim says:

    This is going to be interesting!

    Doubtfull if there is any chance of repeal, in the past the Supreme Court has always defered to both houses in enforcing their own rules, i.e. if one of the chambers of congress says it has passed then it has indeed passed.
    There was some talk about this last year that the house would deem that something had been done even when it had not been done, can’t recall which bill


  5. avatarBantheatf says:

    What…Congress follow the law?
    A proud institution composed of murderers, rapists, thugs, thieves, liars, cheats…
    Those who swear an oath to a Constitution they’ve never read…
    Sworn to duties they never intend to perform…
    Enrich their own pockets with other peoples money…
    Refuse to participate in redress of wrongs…
    Answer to no one but “advisers” with personal life long corporate appointments…

    These creeps are gonna fix the Hughes Amendment issue?
    Good luck with that.

    You’ll be lucky if in nine months a loaf of bread isn’t fifty bucks. Machine guns won’t matter much then.

  6. avatarGS650G says:

    If there needed to be another reason to dislike Charlie Rangle, this is it

  7. avatarSam says:

    Holy shit I hate congress

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  10. avatarJim Jones says:

    Good thing we have the internet nowadays. With the ubiquity of video these days, there is no way they could get away with that today.

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