Are the antis making you buy guns too?


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Drjones
September 18, 2004, 03:33 AM
- Red Davis signed SB 489, requiring all semiauto pistols sold in the republic to have a chamber loaded indicator and mag disconnect.

My response: I'm buying as many pistols as I can afford and then some.


- Schwarzennegger signs AB 50 banning .50 BMG's in the republic.

My response: I start seriously shopping for a .50 BMG.


- Tonight, an anti who holds a position of significant power in my area tells me NOT to buy a .50 BMG.

My response: I email a seller and tell him he has a deal. We are set to transfer my .50 BMG on Monday. I may also buy another complete rifle or at least a reciever before the year's end too, for a total of TWO .50 BMG rifles that I otherwise would NOT have had if arnie hadn't signed that bill.

Arnold made me buy a .50. Or even TWO. The man who told me not to buy one just made it happen that much sooner and with that much more conviction on my part.


I'm probably going to close soon on a nice little bolt-action, and a TRP Operator is probably going to be in my hands within the next few months.


The more gun laws that get passed, the more guns I buy.


It is that simple.

Anyone else??

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Daniel964
September 18, 2004, 03:56 AM
The more anti stuff I hear about the more guns and ammo I buy. Ya never know whats going to happen. Wish I was able to afford a .50 BMG.

UnintendedConsequences
September 18, 2004, 03:59 AM
I agree on that, but I also love the older, "gentler" main battle rifles, that are more powerful than the much insulted modern homeland defense rifles. I will say this, once I buy a new AR-15 for highpower competition, I may need to buy another, just so I have the one lower for the precision shooting uppers and a regular spec lower for the more exotic uppers like the 6.8 SPC and .50 BMG.

Who needs a lug when you can reach out and touch your target from 1000 yards away? Then again, always prepared. *LOL*

When I can swing it, I will be stocking up on about 30 magazines per firearm of the high caps and perhaps acquire a few Feinsteined mags for practice uses and hunting. I plan on acquiring a bit at a time to stock up.

Norton
September 18, 2004, 06:10 AM
What the gun banners haven't figured out is that they are the best gun salesmen in the country. As soon as you start telling people that they can't have something, they are going to run right out and buy them.

Nathaniel Firethorn
September 18, 2004, 07:22 AM
Well, I bought a five-year NRA membership when McGreasy was elected, and upgraded it to life when the "smart" gun law came out.

- pdmoderator

chickenfried
September 18, 2004, 07:26 AM
I share your feelings. I would've never considered buying a .50 bmg rifle until they banned it. I always considered it too expensive, too hard ro find a range to shoot it. But now I just might get one.

Chipperman
September 18, 2004, 09:26 AM
... tinfoil hat time....

Hmmmm, has anyone thought that The Gubernator actually has invested in .50 cal companies like Serbu? By passing the new law, he increases his investment.

Maybe Fineswine has stock in Bushmaster and Armalite, too.


Then again, maybe not. :p

Standing Wolf
September 18, 2004, 11:36 AM
I don't let leftist extremists live rent-free in my head.

BozemanMT
September 18, 2004, 12:39 PM
uhhhh, yeah.;)
Little worried that flip flop could win,
I've sold another investment and ummm, been spending lots lately.
My collection is up almost a 1/3 since July.
I figure this is a good thing.:cool:

oh, and this board doesn't help with my tendencies to burn through money. Too many, ohhhh, that's a cool thing, I need one of them.:D

Zundfolge
September 18, 2004, 01:15 PM
I bought my AR-15 a few months ago because I thought there was a good chance that not only could the AWB be extended, but made worse.

If I lived in California you can bet your hiney I'd be buying a .50BMG.


I will probably be putting a CAR stock on my AR15 (even though I really have no use for it) just to extend a middle finger to those who want a new ban.

nico
September 18, 2004, 01:48 PM
I don't really plan on buying a new gun any time soon, but the lapse and ensuing whining by the gun grabbers about the AWB has made me semi-seriously start looking at ARs. Anybody know anything about American Spirit Arms (http://www.gunkits.com/)? They seem to be cheaper than Bushmaster and the other higher end companies but better quality and not all that much more expensive than an Olympic Arms gun. Any other recommendations? How about .308 uppers (so I could justify it to myself/family by saying it's a deer rifle)?

gigmike
September 18, 2004, 05:00 PM
I know exactly what you mean. Prior to the left b*tching at the sunset of the AWB I had no use for an AR. Now I still have no use for an AR, but I'm shopping for one with ALL the evil features!

grislyatoms
September 18, 2004, 05:05 PM
I bought my AR-15 a few months ago because I thought there was a good chance that not only could the AWB be extended, but made worse.

Same here.

fastbolt
September 18, 2004, 05:30 PM
Well, I'd never really felt the urge to own a Colt rifle until I saw the direction my state was taking regarding civilian ownership of them, and saw that legislation was pending ... and then I decided I needed to own one.

So did several other folks at work. We bought them and lawfully registered them. If I'd had the disposable money, I'd have bought more ...

If the politicians hadn't made such a fuss over them, and hadn't introduced legislation to restrict & prohibit them, I'd probably never have bothered to buy one. After all, I could shoot all of them I wanted, with free ammunition, at work ... but now for the last several years I've lawfully owned a very nice Match Target Match HBAR, and it's a pleasure to shoot on our range.

As far as the .50's go, I've always sort of wondered if it wouldn't be enjoyable to own and shoot one. I know a couple folks that do, and one of them travels around the country participating in matches with his rifles.

I don't quite feel the same way about owning a .50 as I did about owning a 5.56 rifle, though ... Don't know why ... maybe it's the overall cost and it not being something I'd use as much, especially since it really requires a longer distance range.

I can understand why many law-abiding folks that enjoy rifles might want to buy them because of pending legislation, though ...

One of the many reasons I'm considering leaving this state, and taking my tax dollars with me, when I retire in another year or two ...

chickenfried
September 18, 2004, 06:51 PM
Fastbolt,
Remo Williams fan?

magsnubby
September 18, 2004, 07:38 PM
I never even wanted an "assault rifle" untill the state told me i didn't need one. So i bought an AK 47 and 1,000 rounds of ammo.

klover
September 18, 2004, 08:05 PM
I look at it $ wise.
I buy as much evil as I can afford. There will be thousands of folks as above (and yet more still in puberty) whom will drive prices up if and when the laws become more restrictive (as history has shown).

For my not for sale items (growing very quickly), they must have a use now or foreseeable future. I shoot fun guns at ranges, and plan to hunt. Defense use is foreseeable, hence a nice revolver collection and a shotgun.

AR's, AK's and .50 BMG I place into the first paragraph class if and when I can afford them.:rolleyes:

4v50 Gary
September 18, 2004, 08:11 PM
Nope. The lack of space in this tiny shack of a house makes it difficult for me to buy more guns.:o

fjolnirsson
September 18, 2004, 08:26 PM
The ban was the last straw for me. I had planned a move to Oregon in the next two years.
After Arnie signed the ban, I called a realtor. My house goes on the market around the 1st of the month.
When I get to Oregon, I might buy a .50 just in case the ban spreads. In the meantime, no more tax money goes to CA than I can help. I will be buying more guns with the profit from my house sale here. But I'll be buying them in Oregon.
Ooohh, Hi caps.....:D

I never would have considered buying a .50 before. Now, I'm almost certain I will.

fastbolt
September 18, 2004, 09:10 PM
chickenfried

Remo Williams fan?

Yep ...

I bought the first printing of the first paperback about the same time I formally started training in the arts ... and I eventually collected the early printings of all the books while Sapir & Murphy were both writing them.

I miss Richard Sapir's contributions to the characterizations. I used to know which one of them was the martial artist ... I think I remember it being Sapir, but I'm not certain. I finally sold off my entire collection of the Destroyer series, among many other complete series and hundreds of other books, just a few years ago. Cluttering up my attic & family room ...

The folks at the used/collector's bookstore seemed rather eager to get their hands on the Destroyer series, as well as the Gor series (Sci-Fi, John Norman/author) ... and told me the Gor collection would be shipped to another store that specialized in hard-to-find copies and collections.

The sardonic wit and biting satire of the early Destroyer stories was entertaining, although the storylines were campy and far-fetched, especially for the times ... and deliberately so.

Nowadays? The books weren't as weird as today's headlines, at times, and I sometimes wonder if Chuin, Remo & Smith wouldn't consider our present world as being "normal" ... for them. It also makes me wonder if Sapir & Murphy weren't somehow gazing into the future by a couple of decades, too ... ;)

jerryd
September 18, 2004, 09:25 PM
dont need an excuse!!, Just more money!!!!:D

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