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A mouse is not an elephant

Post by poikilotrm » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:29 pm

The moments I was censored was the moment that I won. That's twice, now.Thanks jwbaker, et al, for my victories.

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Re: A mouse is not an elephant

Post by whiterussian1974 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:03 am

My favorite line from the Brief. "a bullhorn "diminishes" sound because it redirects noise away from the speaker"

-It took me a while to find the Title line. "A mouse is not an "elephant" solely because it has three characteristics that are common to known elephants: a tail, gray skin, and four legs. A child's bike is not a "motorcycle" solely because it has three characteristics common to known motorcycles: two rubber tires, handlebars, and a leather seat. And a Bud Light is not "Single-Malt Scotch," just because it is frequently served in a glass container, contains alcohol, and is available for purchase at a tavern. To close with a firearm-related example: a hockey puck is not a "rubber bullet," just because it has rounded sides, is made of vulcanized rubber, and is capable of causing injury when launched at high speeds. Learning that one object has three characteristics in common with some category may not be very helpful in determining whether the object in question belongs in that category."

-And... get ready for increased pillow prices, [18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(24)...a pillow might have some mild success at "diminishing the report" of a firearm, and "ecause it could be an effective silencer, then Plaintiff's interpretation would lead to the absurd conclusion that pillows were silencers . . . thus requiring a special NFA license to manufacture or possess them and requiring the payment of a tax." Def.'s Opp'n & Reply at 6-7.]
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Re: A mouse is not an elephant

Post by whiterussian1974 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:12 am

Feb 14 is ATF's Black Friday...

"ATF asserts, the only relevant question to classifying a silencer is its purpose, then a pink silk ribbon tied in a bow around the barrel of a rifle could be a "firearm silencer"

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Re: A mouse is not an elephant

Post by bakerjw » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:57 am

An elephant is a mouse designed by a committee.
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Re: A mouse is not an elephant

Post by HK91 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:28 pm

bakerjw wrote:An elephant is a mouse designed by a committee.
I thought an elephant was a mouse built to government specifications.

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Re: A mouse is not an elephant

Post by whiterussian1974 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:26 am

HK91 wrote:
bakerjw wrote:An elephant is a mouse designed by a committee.
I thought an elephant was a mouse built to government specifications.
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You're both right.

Commitites prefer Chimeras. If you want to build a project, make sure that it creates jobs in Congression Districts across the nation and Party Lines. Then it will sail through passage and probably have several counter-productive additions made in additional Districts.

The Swiss Army knife began as a Gov;t Contract for a reuseable toothpick.
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