So yesterday, I had a friend decide that she wanted to buy an AR15. I shopped around a bit and discovered that Spike’s Tactical has an 8 to 12 month wait. L&R armory, not too far from my house, is selling stripped lowers for $900 each.
Well, considering that the Florida legislature is considering a law that would make it illegal to purchase an “assault weapon” after July 1, and a felony for those guns already owned not to be turned in by December 1, one has to wonder if people are paying $2000 and more for an AR15, are they planning on turning them in this summer?
I doubt it.
More on the bill: It would require proof of an anger management class to buy ammo, make it illegal to manufacture, import, possess, purchase, sell, or transfer any “assault weapon” or large-capacity magazine. Any weapons or magazines that are in your possession as of July 1, 2013 would have to be turned into the police by December 1. Violations of this law are a second degree felony, punishable by no more than fifteen years imprisonment in a state prison and a fine of up to ten thousand dollars.
Possessing a 15 round magazine for your handgun would now be a greater crime under this bill that possession of cocaine, selling and growing marijuana, burglary, and battery of a law enforcement officer. It will be treated the same as Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon No Intent to Kill, Unlawful Sexual Activity with a Minor, Sale of cocaine, DUI with Serious Bodily Injury, DUI Manslaughter, and certain forms of Homicide.
There are enough prohibited items in my house to get me a couple of centuries in prison.