Talk:.50 Caliber BMG Regulation Act of 2004

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I don't know why, but this strikes me as extremely funny. "2. Make arrangements with your local police or sheriff's office to relinquish your .50 BMG Rifle. CALL FIRST. DO NOT GO TO THE POLICE OR SHERIFF'S OFFICE WITHOUT FIRST MAKING ARRANGEMENTS." V. Joe 02:38, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

I like how it's all in CAPS too... ;) Jumping cheese Cont@ct 12:10, 28 May 2007 (UTC)
Who says bureaucrats have to make sense? CynicalMe 03:03, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
They don't have to make sense, but they do have to follow the laws of the land. Seizing guns from lawful owners isn't one of them. Haizum 20:04, 24 November 2006 (UTC)

Historical basis[edit]

Does anyone have any statistics on the the use of 50 BMG in any crimes in California (or anywhere)? -Crimson30 21:41, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Yes, look on the .50 BMG page. Unsurprisingly, not too many. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Eiffel56 (talkcontribs) 00:32, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

To make it clear, these weapons range from twenty to fourty pounds, start at four and a half feet long, and fire bullets that can cost more than a dollar a pop. They're really, really not a good option for criminal behavior. The VPC did come up with some criminal ownership or crimes committed involving .50 caliber rifles, , but the results are both under contention (most cases involved illegal ownership rather than use of the rifle in a violent crime, the Branch Davidian use of .50 caliber weapons is highly controversial as stated on the Waco Siege page) and fairly minimal given the range of time they cover. I'm unaware of any long-term statistics. ---- Gattsuru
I think this they refer to only California where there has not been a single case of someone using the .50 bmg to attack someone --Daniel107 (talk) 20:55, 14 September 2008 (UTC)
There is a recorded use of a .50BMG during a crime. There was some kind of .50BMG rifle mounted to the top of Marvin Heemeyer's "Killdozer" which was fired several times during his rampage. It should be noted, however, that his entire rampage failed to injure anybody, excluding Heemeyer's own suicide. So it was used, but nobody was injured or killed by it. (talk) 12:06, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

Law Not Unconstitutional[edit]

The edit stating that the BMG law is "completely unconstitutional after D.C. v. Heller" is inane. Heller determined the law in federal jurisdiction as regards to a handgun law. It had nothing to do with individual state laws, as the Second Amendment has still not been incorporated. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:32, 18 September 2008 (UTC)