On this day back in 1929, a gang war in Chicago resulted in the massacre of four reputed gang members and two of their accomplices in the infamous St. Valentine Day massacre. The fall out of this gangland slaughter was the 1934 National Firearms Act (NFA), which did not restrict the ownership of fully automatic weapons, the type used in the massacre, but created a tax evasion trap for such weapons and made ownership of popular guns like the Thompson machine gun cost prohibitive. This law was included in the Gun Control Act of 1968 and followed by the Firearm Owners Protection Act (more gun control veiled in a misleading title) that ensured only the most wealthy in our society can posses automatic weapons.
Today, as we sip champagne, nibble on chocolate and gaze into our lover’s eyes, we need to keep in mind how a murderous act by criminals 84-years ago today, resulted in only rich elitists being able to own machine guns in the name of public safety. Think of NFA as a St. Valentines Day card from your government that just “loves” to step on your civil rights.
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Thursday, February 14, 2013
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Posted by David Codrea at 2/14/2013 04:59:00 PM