So while the right hand is talking Syria the left hand offers new gun control steps. Ones which are not only ineffectual for dealing with crime but ones which hit at the heart of collectors.
First, no reimportation of lease/lend weapons such as WW2 & Korea vitange M1 Garands and carbines – certainly the weapons of choice among gang bangers.. .
Second, changing the rules for corporations buying class 3 weapons. This is where people go together to buy machine guns and because it is ILLEGAL for Joe to loan Tom his legally owned machine gun for a trip to the range Joe and Tom form a corporation, transfer the gun to the corporation – and they can go to the range without committing a felony.
Now that’s the simplest scenario on the second item, there is a LOT more to it dealing with inheritance, members of the household and the shear cost of of class 3 weapons.
Both of these squarely target the middle class collector and have not a thing to do with crime.
UPDATE: More on the gun trust changes