Just an FYI. I have it from a good source that the ATF is getting ready to enforce a piece of legislation that covers storage, handling, and licensing needed for explosives and destructive devices. The part that would affect us in IL is they have now included ammunition/rifles over .500". The .50 Cal BMG and all rifles that fire it will be considered a destructive device requiring NFA registration. Effectively, for our state, this is a way to ban the .50 cal rifles without banning .50 cal rifles.
Because we all now how the gang bangers love to tote their Barrett M107's and do drive by's with them. Fuckers...
Here is a quote from the source:
"All folks that have, handle, buy, sell, use, etc. explosives will be required to have, at minimum, a Handler's FFL. Further, an approved magazine must be used to store all explosives and that magazine must be inspected at least once per year. So what are those explosives?
Anything greater than .50 caliber. And that includes .50 BMG (it is .510 diameter), chalk rounds for grenades (even though they are propelled with what is a .38), and just about every safari caliber. Further, the ATF has indicated that the weapons that fire such explosives will now become DD's (destructive devices), requiring NFA registration. One can only assume that shotguns will still receive their ongoing exemptions from this silliness. Nobody has talked about how the very wealthy and affluent safari hunters will be able to transport their .600 Nitro rifles and ammo in the bellies of FAA regulated air transport. Nobody is considering that everyone who currently has a few boxes of .50 BMG will now have to get a license and a storage magazine... and then be able to go buy all the 4 inch fireworks mortars they want..."
Anyone who is a member on HKPro can read about it here
. The author is straightgrain.