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Re: [WarOf1812] Re: Stateside Events

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    i just wanted to throw my two cents in... The US federal government does not ypically consider any muzzle loader (blackpowder) to be a firearm (same applies
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 30, 2002
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      i just wanted to throw my two cents in...
      The US federal government does not ypically consider any muzzle loader
      (blackpowder) to be a "firearm" (same applies to most cartridge weapons made
      before 1898). That being said, never trust the feds at their word, get it
      in writing and please note some states have different laws that apply within
      their boundries.
      ex: michigan considers muzzleloading and precussion pistols as being
      firearms and they have to be registered... you might want to look at various
      state and city laws as well just to be on the safe side.
      ex:2 its really hard to own a full auto machine gun in michigan (though
      legal by federal standards (under certain stipulations) but it is much
      easier to own a Full auto in Ohio.
      ex:3 In ohio inserting any magazine that holds more than 30 rounds
      automaticly changes the status of the weapon to a unregistered and illegal
      "machinegun" (this law is largely ignored). Doing the same in michigan is
      perfectly legal....


      >From: "cfri" <cfri@...>
      >Reply-To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com
      >To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: [WarOf1812] Re: Stateside Events
      >Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 16:43:23 -0000
      >We checked with both U.S. Customs and Alcohol, Tobacco and
      >Firearms following Mallorytown Landing's Gunboat Weekend
      >and were told that despite the new regulations, which came into
      >effect the week before the Mallorytown event, blackpowder
      >weapons are still considered antiques and are NOT subject to
      >new rules (which includes tanks, nuclear weapons and delivery
      >Ditto for blank cartridges, since they are considered only a
      >component of ammunition.
      >Rest easy. We can still get into the U.S. with our Besses,
      >Charlevilles, et. al.
      >Robin Morris
      >Friends of Crysler's Farm
      >--- In WarOf1812@y..., Zorniak <zorniak@s...> wrote:
      > > Bruce et al
      > >
      > > Please refer to the BATF web site.
      > >
      > > As far as I know no new regulations have come into effect
      >recently (last week) which will affect what we do.
      > >
      > > Remember that "historic" arms such as Brown Besses are
      >exempt from the regulations.
      > >
      > > For more information go to:
      > >
      > > http://www.atf.treas.gov/firearms/form6updatesfaqs.htm
      > >
      > > Always be on the safe side, so carry info about the event as in:
      >proof that you are registered at the event, and any "advertising"
      >regarding the event. It never hurts to
      > > have one of the organizers to send you a confirmation that you
      >are attending the event to show US Customs.
      > >
      > > Don Zorniak

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