You got to know the ammo shortage is so bad when the police turn to training with Airsoft guns as a backup. This is the first I heard of an agency using Airsoft or any alternatives to conventional firearms and ammo to training. The agency is in the Bay area of Richmond California.
I guess so much for the stories that the ammo shortage is easing up?
"RICHMOND (KPIX 5) — A nationwide shortage of ammunition has forced several police departments, including Richmond, to find a backup solution for training rounds. Officers said the solution is just as effective as live ammo, not to mention cheaper."
At the risk of asking yet another "is this gun legal?" question, I hope you can help me parse the 2C:39 when it comes to such thing as manufacturer licensed, BB or pellet-firing replicas of weapons that are enumerated as assault.
A perfect example is an MP5 PDW replica produced by Umarex. Edit: CO2 powered, shoots .177 BBs.
1. "Banned by name". "H&K MP5" is printed right there on the frame, but it's obviously not THE H&K MP5. It's an officially licensed replica which could as well be machined out of cheese or fine chocolate, so... But then again, 2C-39-1w says "any firearm..." that has a listed name, and this product is a firearm (according to NJ) and its name is on the list...
2. "Substantially identical". Despite being visually identical, this is not THE H&K MP5. One cannot expect, say, Secret Service or Delta squads to be able to use it interchangeably with the real MP5 PDW.
3. Limitations on stock, pistol grip etc -- do not seem to apply because this weapon doesn't match the 2C-39 definition of a "rifle" or a "shotgun".
4. High-capacity magazine -- definitely evil, but nothing that a pinning by a qualified FFL gunsmith wouldn't solve?
I want my property taxes reduced by the amount of savings for schools being closed. I want teachers pay reduced to the amount of hours they have worked, and my taxes reduced accordingly. I want school administration pay stopped because they haven’t administered anything. Also my taxes reduced accordingly. Reduce my property taxes by those savings and I will be happy.
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After the world returns to normal ya' all should come out to one of the "Shotgun Shoot Outs" (clay shoots at Wildlife Management Areas). LOTS of fun. You don't need a shotgun. Just bring clays and shells. Plenty of people will share.