From the Daily Beast article Catherine links to.
"If a new militia movement coalesces, its members will have no shortage of sophisticated assault weapons to choose from. At the gun show in Reno, I witnessed the sale of rocket-propelled-grenade launchers and bazooka guns.....Nearby, I interviewed another dealer retailing a brand of.50-caliber assault rifle that was banned in California because it could supposedly down an airplane."No discussion of reality, no discussion of facts, no discussion of the laws on the books. Instead we get outright lies and hysterical fearmongering from the anti-freedom, pro-ignorance crowd. Do Catherine, or any of her supporters do even the slightest bit of research to confirm the veracity of such claims? Of course not, because they must peddle these lies or the gun-control movement dies.
Clearly they believe we MUST ban gun shows, since they're obviously a place where criminals are buying anti-aircraft rifles, rocket-propelled grenade launchers, and bazooka guns! Never mind that in the real world "rocket-propelled-grenade launchers" and "bazooka guns" (whatever those are supposed to be) cannot be bought by civilians at any gun show or gun store in the U.S.
As far as the .50 cal, the rational for banning it in CA probably WAS that "it could supposedly shoot down an airplane." Anyone with even a modicum of common sense should be able to shoot holes in that rationale, even if they know next to nothing about guns.
If I based my blog posts off of "reporting" like this I'd moderate comments as well.......to keep people from laughing at me.
Oh wow, the 1st comment by Zirgar is a case of sad, sad irony.