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PavePusher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 11:21 AM
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Puerto Rico gun laws to change?
http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news03.php?nt_id=492...

"Puerto Ricos strict weapons law will be brought in line with a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that Americans have the right to own a gun for self-defense anywhere they live, but penalties for committing a crime with a firearm will be hiked and the use of ammunition limited, according to island Justice Department officials.
Justice Department legal adviser Amid Torres told lawmakers during a public hearing last week that the agency would submit amendments to the weapons law to La Fortaleza that reflect the jurisprudence established by the nations top court in McDonald vs City of Chicago this summer. In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court cast doubt on handgun bans in the Chicago area, but signaled that some limitations on the U.S. Constitutions right to keep and bear arms could survive legal challenges.

Puerto Rico will have to ease its stringent firearms code in relation to the acquisition and possession of guns for self-defense.

Torres said the measures will include a requirement that shooting ranges keep logs of how much ammunition their members use and cap the number of bullets each client can fire in target practice at 500 per year."


More at link.

500 rounds per year? I can use that much in a single range session! I thought anti's were concerned about training? This would seem to disprove that claim...

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spin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 11:37 AM
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1. It may prove that those who are opposed to RKBA have no understanding of firearms ...
and how difficult they are to master.

I doubt if many shooting ranges will able to stay open with such a limit on ammunition. Perhaps that's the plan.

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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 11:46 AM
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2. What a shame.
Our idiotic SCOTUS is doing damage to our colonies as well as to the U.S.
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lawodevolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 12:46 PM
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3.  This is very bad news for you
You don't get to tell people they can't own guns now
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SteveM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 12:47 PM
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4. I believe this was an Obama Justice Department action. nt
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friendly_iconoclast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-14-10 04:52 PM
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5. It *is* a shame- but not for the reasons you gave.
That 500-round limit will negatively impact the ability of gun owners to practice and become safer shooters.

Then again, it's never really about safety with you lot, is it?

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davepc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-14-10 04:59 PM
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6. At the height of the Pureto Rican nationalist movment there were real worries about insurection
They shot up the Capital and tried to assassinate Truman. Considering the level of violence carried out against the government in D.C. 500 rounds a year was probably being generous.
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proteus_lives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-14-10 07:13 PM
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9. Yeah, people being able exercise their rights. What a shame.
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Euromutt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-15-10 04:56 AM
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10. Yeah, it's just a crying shame...
...that the inhabitants of the overseas territories get to enjoy the rights enumerated in the Constitution as well. Careful, they might want the vote next.
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Euromutt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-14-10 05:28 PM
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7. How does limiting how much ammo you can shoot serve public safety?
Honestly, that smacks of a chickenshit measure that serves no purpose other than to harass firearm owners.
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spin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-14-10 05:51 PM
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8. There is lots of crime and corruption in Peurto Rico ...
if the honest people can actually become good shooters, they might kill numerous bad guys and this might have a detrimental effect on the kick backs that the politicians get. Hell, it's worse than Mayor Daley's Chicago.
:sarcasm:


FBI busts 133 in Puerto Rico for corruption
Uncategorized posted by jeannette rivera-lyles on October, 6 2010 4:59 PM

In what Attorney General Eric Holder described as the biggest crackdown in police corruption in the history of the U.S. Justice Department, the FBI on Wednesday arrested 133 individuals in Puerto Rico.

Among them, there are policemen, correction officers, members of the Puerto Rico National Guard and at least one member of the Army.

The charges stem from drugs and arms trafficking. Holder said there are more arrests to come.
http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_hispanicaffairs/2...


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