Q: What kind of “criminal justice researcher” doesn’t bother to learn the laws she’s “researching”?

Posted: April 30, 2019 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

Random Acts of Gibberish

A: The kind with zero credibility.

I ran across this column from last April. It illustrates an all too common problem.

Want to understand gun owners? Watch their videos
I’m a criminal justice researcher. At the time, a flurry of thoughts popped into my mind. Aren’t citizens forbidden to own automatic weapons? Is it legal to make a video of a semi-automatic rifle performing like an automatic firearm? What about the 1930’s machine gun ban – is there a YouTube loophole of some sort?

Connie Hassett-Walker is criminal justice researcher, writing about firearms, who thinks there was a ban on machineguns in the 1930s.

Like so many others, she’s probably talking the National Firearms Act of 1934. Unlike some who woefully misinterpret that, Hassett-Walker — an alleged criminal justice professional — has no excuse for not knowing that the NFA imposed taxes and registration on machineguns. It was not…

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