Scenario: Supreme Court strikes down all gun control laws. What do you buy?


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C-Note
July 22, 2005, 05:02 AM
Let's say, in the not-too-distant future, the US Supreme Court rules the 1934 NFA and the 1968 GCA unconstitutional. In the process, they also incorporate the 2nd Amendment, striking down all state gun control laws. Manufacturing of Class III firearms (now known simply as "firearms") takes off. Cargo ships loaded with the world's "finest" milsurps are arriving in port.

So, field artillery aside, what's on your shopping list?

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Sindawe
July 22, 2005, 05:18 AM
Mini-gun on a powered exoskeleton. :evil:

carebear
July 22, 2005, 05:46 AM
I'm not sure, but whatever it is, it's suppressed. :D

Moonclip
July 22, 2005, 06:42 AM
SIG 551, supressed 1911 and MKII Ruger, Glock 18, MAG 58, Maxim of some sort, Beretta M12, maybe a MG42, Russian or Bulgarian AK74 and 47, short as physically possible sawed off double barreled 16 or 20 ga, maybe a street sweeper, FAL, G3, M14, M203 or a M79, M249saw,Ppsh41, RPK, PK, maybe a nice M4,more I can't think of right now. I know some of these guns are available but I live in a restrictive state and a full auto say AK47 is worth like a few hundred in a free market, not the thousands they command due to dumb laws in the USA.

Byron Quick
July 22, 2005, 06:43 AM
Suppressors for all kinds of stuff. Thompson submachine guns. BAR's. Browning 1919's. Probably wouldn't get a M2 because I could never keep it fed but then I might convince myself that it could live on a diet. Or that I want to work more overtime. Mk 19 grenade launcher.

Probably wouldn't call GE inquiring about a minigun. I know durn well that I could never feed that thing.

The_Antibubba
July 22, 2005, 07:38 AM
C4. :eek:

Uzi. MP5. AK with da switch. Ma Deuce. Streetsweeper.


And a plane ticket to attend Sarah Brady's funeral, after her death from apoplexy. :evil:

Ryder
July 22, 2005, 07:43 AM
Champagne and a cigar.

Rich K
July 22, 2005, 08:34 AM
I am not a drinking man ,but I believe I could learn,just to celebrate with every body.Then I would really have to work overtime,cause I would need to build a big room to hold all the new guns.I think an M2 carbine would be fun,also.Always wanted one.

mcmoyer
July 22, 2005, 09:20 AM
Tommy gun.....

:D

HankB
July 22, 2005, 09:29 AM
H&K MP5SD
FN P90
Ithaca Auto Burglar
Glock 18
M4 (The real thing, not an M4gery.)
M14
Thompson SMG
UZI
AK with "Da Switch"
FAL with "Da Switch"

foghornl
July 22, 2005, 09:34 AM
Hmmmmmm . . .

foghornl
July 22, 2005, 09:36 AM
Hmmmmmm . . .

A brace of the .50Cal "Ma Deuce"

US Rifle Cal 7.62MM M-14

Thompson (WWII version 30 round 'stick' magazines)

M3 (??) 'Grease Gun'

AK-47 with Da Switch

MP-40 (??) German WWII subgun

FAL with Da Switch

Supressors as applicable.

Khaotic
July 22, 2005, 10:06 AM
One of them german armored cars with a quad-4 M2HB Naval AA mount.

fun, fun, fun...

-K

scott5
July 22, 2005, 10:48 AM
Maybe components would be less expensive.

That's what I would load up on. :D

Than four years later when a liberal :evil: is elected and apoints his/her activists people to the courts, :what: our 2nd amendment is struck down and all our toys(tools) are taken away :fire: :cuss:

Just remember, nothing good last forever.

dpesec
July 22, 2005, 10:53 AM
Yes, but if the SCOUS rules that way, the court would likely not reverse itself for a while. But I think you're right, components would be the way. Actually, I might be interested in a M16a4 and a Russian AK.
That's about all I'd need

Dave Dembinski
July 22, 2005, 10:58 AM
Stock in S&W, Ruger, Colt, etc . . .

71Commander
July 22, 2005, 11:00 AM
A short, short, super short shotgun. :D

Beren
July 22, 2005, 11:07 AM
I'd look to the sky, laugh, realize that I had never really escaped the island, and know that this was all another plot to make me confess the reasons behind my resignation.

sssteinkamp
July 22, 2005, 11:27 AM
I've always wanted a silo in my front yard.

:D

Shane

entropy
July 22, 2005, 11:33 AM
A Remington SP-10 and lots of shells to shoot down all the flying pigs:


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v196/mosinfan/telecompig.jpg


:p

Werewolf
July 22, 2005, 11:33 AM
OKAY kiddies fun break is over...

Puhhhhleeez! :neener:

The sun has a greater chance of going super-nova while one reads these words than there is of the supremes overturning the '34 NFA and '68 GCA.

Not gonna happen and it's a waste of oxygen and brain cells even to imagine it ever will...

And no I am not a pesimist - I am a realist! I live in the real world not one with pink skies and blue bunnies.

OKAY kiddies - y'all can go back to your fun now...

dasmi
July 22, 2005, 11:37 AM
Nothing. I can't afford anymore guns right now, I wouldn't be able to after the ruling.
But eventually, quad .50's on the room of my house, and a single .50 in the bed of my truck. And mortars, I want mortars.

21H40
July 22, 2005, 11:39 AM
Browning M2, 50 caliber....

nothing says "warm fuzzy" like a big Browning :D

M249 SAW would be alot of fun for "plinking" too :evil:

entropy
July 22, 2005, 11:47 AM
OK, I'll play nice.

Assuming FA prices came back down to pre-86 levels and with no tax stamp, I'd start with a couple MAC 10's at about, what were they, $200-250? I could afford that immediately, then my wish list would go as such:


M2HB

MG42

DShK 12.7

DPRT

M60

M249

M79

Mk18? (auto grenade launcher)

ASUS-12

MP5SD

MP5K

Walther MPK

M1928A1

M1981A2

a stockpile of M72A1's

a pile of M18A2's

A Jati-matic

Mk23 SOPMOD, with can.

Ruger MkII, with can.

and yes, while not restricted in WI, an M82A1.

Reloading supplies for all the above. (except the .22 and Berdan-primed.)

dk-corriveau
July 22, 2005, 12:09 PM
Id have to go with a Browning Automatic Rifle. :D My grandfather carried a BAR for part of WWII (rest of the time he had an M1) and I would love to have one to go along with my Garand.

Brian Williams
July 22, 2005, 12:11 PM
An internally suppressed Ruger MkII and an internally suppressed barrel for a full auto 10/22.

an M2 carbine and a real M4
and a whole bunch of suppressors.

Too Many Choices!?
July 22, 2005, 12:17 PM
USAS-12 The Select fire 12 g M-16 shot gun, Skeet shoot anyone? :eek:
One select fire M16 lower,a suppressor , and a butt-load of uppers to configure to my hearts content :D
A Russian made AK '47 wit ,"da switch"
An MP-5sd in either .40 or 10mm (mmm, quiet 10mm MP goodness)
an M14 with ,"da switch" and a suppressor
Semi-auto .50 with suppressor

and just for giggle factor: M249mini mi (suppressed lol), a M203 launcher for the '16's, an under barrel shortie shotgun(aka Key to the city/master key), and a Glock 18 for a concealed PDW(3rnd burst please with such a high cycic rate)...

You guys can have all the crew-served and big boy toys like quad .50s and M60's and such. After all, I would be taking out 3 loans and maxing all credit cards just to buy and feed those listed for one month :banghead: ! But damn would it be fun before filing bankruptcy :cool: :D !!

J Miller
July 22, 2005, 12:18 PM
I'm afraid I have to agree with Werewolf when he said:

OKAY kiddies fun break is over...

Puhhhhleeez!

The sun has a greater chance of going super-nova while one reads these words than there is of the supremes overturning the '34 NFA and '68 GCA.

Not gonna happen and it's a waste of oxygen and brain cells even to imagine it ever will...

And no I am not a pesimist - I am a realist! I live in the real world not one with pink skies and blue bunnies.

But if somehow I slipped into the Twilight Zone and it did happen, I'd just go shooting and enjoy the peace and tranquility of knowing the un-American socialists in our country got slapped up the side of the head with a dose of freedom.

Joe

Dain Bramage
July 22, 2005, 12:44 PM
Bizon smg in 9x18 with the helical magazine.

Can you say cheap ex-commie fun? I knew that you could.

Not as cheap, but definitely cheaper under the scenario prescribed than under current reality: One of those 14.5 mm Soviet anti-tank guns. Not a sniper rifle, but certainly the best weapon of its type. The Nazis prefered it to other captured AT rifles, and thought the British Boys rifle was junk.

No_Brakes23
July 22, 2005, 12:56 PM
M4
AK47
suppressed MP5?
A magazine fed short barrel shotgun
Browning M2 +M249 and/orM240 (but let's be honest folks, barrels are gonna get 'spensive.)
suppressed .22LR pistol
suppressed 10/22 (fer tha zombiezzzz)
suppressed large frame pistol.
suppressed hi-powered rifle.

And then lots and lots of ammo.

Oh and I bet FN and HK would love it if American civilians were buying tons of their stuff.

GEM
July 22, 2005, 01:07 PM
Glock 18
ARish gun with full auto and 3 round burst selector
Shorty shotgun like the Sebu but that fires Aquila short shells to up capacity.
Plasma Rifle.

50 BMG on a Hummer.

G36-UK
July 22, 2005, 01:47 PM
Pint of Magners and whatever you guys want. :cool:

If I got over there in time:

G36K (What else?)

AKSU with Suppressor

P7M13 (I just like the nifty squeeze-cock thingy)

P90 and F2000

Armsel Striker

Enfield "Arwen"

Eightball
July 22, 2005, 02:58 PM
MP5K, BIZON II, Uzi, AK-everything (FA, of course), Any american Full-auto, a few miniguns and an armored wheelbarrow for HD (Gotta have those, right? :D :neener: ), a couple of FA-MAS G2, Suppressed handguns (which one? All of them :neener: ), and a lifetime supply of M79's and ammo. Oh yeah, and every sweet SAW/MG ever made. And a few Sig 550's, just for the fun of it. And so on, and so forth. :evil:

dasmi
July 22, 2005, 03:01 PM
If money is no object, I'll have one USS Iowa, please.
http://www2.mimer.no/~ivaknu01/shipimg/iowa.jpg

countertop
July 22, 2005, 03:19 PM
Tommy Gun please.

And a real FN-FAL

grimjaw
July 22, 2005, 03:24 PM
Glock 18; one of those nifty looking suppressed Ruger .22's; and lots of range time trying out everybody else's stuff. ;)

jmm

Eightball
July 22, 2005, 03:26 PM
If money is no object, I'll have one USS Iowa, please.LMAO! Good one :D .

KaceCoyote
July 22, 2005, 03:32 PM
a REAL AKM
AK-104
AKSU-74
BIZON!!
MP5/10(10mm MP5!)
UMP-45



really imagine the utility of a 10mm carbine the size of the MP5-10!

Master Blaster
July 22, 2005, 03:35 PM
A silencer for a ruger MKII.

A couple of M-16 trigger groups for my ar-15s.

A switch for my Glock 34.

El Rojo
July 22, 2005, 03:49 PM
MP5 with Navy trigger group
A real M4.
Thompson Sub-gun
M2 Carbine
A DSA FAL (semi auto is fine)
A Mech-Tech conversion for my 1911 (keep in mind I live in the PRK so I would gain even more!)

Hobie
July 22, 2005, 03:59 PM
I kinda like what I've got. The milsurp stuff just doesn't interest me (unless it is really old).

Frohickey
July 22, 2005, 04:02 PM
20mm Vulcan... along with the house next door to DiFi. :evil:

Too Many Choices!?
July 22, 2005, 04:27 PM
Now wouldn't that be a sight to see :evil: ... People of the US would be empowered even if, God forbid, that something happened that politicians could not save us from like 9/11 , the London bombings, or crime at the individual level...

PS I bet there would be a reduction in the number of break-ins when everybody has a suppressed full-auto 10/22 carbine, American 180, or Calico pistol as a home defense tool(1200 rpm's of .22 would tend to change most B/G habits I believe). Psycologically it would stop the less than agressive B/G(fear of being Zapped at 1200 rpm) and physically stop those B/G dumb enough to continue their chosen," trade" :evil:... Overpenetration issues go down as a bonus side-effect...

jefnvk
July 22, 2005, 04:45 PM
MG42
MP40
Tommy Gun
BAR
M14
UMP45

Honestly, that is all that really interests me. Even the Tommygun and UMP are questionable.

Probably a silencer for my pistols, just for the cool factor.

White Horseradish
July 22, 2005, 04:58 PM
Russian Maxim, PPSh, and a suppressed .22 of some sort.

Daniel964
July 22, 2005, 05:52 PM
Suppressed MP5

ClonaKilty
July 22, 2005, 06:29 PM
I want one of those Solothurn things from Unintended Consequences. I realize I could get one now with enough money patience and connections but I think it'd be a kick to buy a 20mm firearm through the mail.

Cowgunner
July 22, 2005, 08:26 PM
a hack saw.............say good buy 18 inche 12 gauge barrel and hello 12 in barrel!

Chris Rhines
July 22, 2005, 08:59 PM
First, a shot of Talisker, to mourn the loss of my gun-peddling business. :(

Then a bottle of expensive champagne and a few cigars, for the celebration. :D

The next morning... Probably around a thousand bucks worth of seamless stainless steel and aircraft aluminum tubing and round stock, in various sizes. A six-jaw chuck and tool-post grinder for the lathe. And that little DC arc-welding set I've been drooling over.

And a 1928 Thompson.

- Chris

1911JMB
July 22, 2005, 09:03 PM
Being a full time student and part time construction worker, its questionable how much stuff I could get anyway, but because this is pretend, we'll pretend I could offord anything I wanted. I'd get

An extensive collection of Thompsons
Several 308 miniguns
A Glock 18
A .45acp uzi
An M-79
A steetsweeper
A USAS 12
While were dreaming, a Jackhammer
A MK19
A 14" Vang comp Remington 870
A full auto converted Wilson CQB
A supressed full auto 10/22 and AR-7
A suppressed M82A1 Barret
A VZ58
A full Auto DSA fal
One of those cute little tippman belt fed .22s
A wellrod
Several HK Full autos
An american 180
A yugoslavian skorpion
A Calico 9mm subgun
A walter MPK
Any and all types of browning machineguns
An M14
A Steyr AUG
A south African Mag 7
And, an mp40

Crosshair
July 22, 2005, 09:38 PM
I agree with Brian Williams, select fire 10/22. I would probably get a threaded barrel so I could put a supressor on if I wanted. Best thing is that it would be a drop in install for the 10/22.

Kharn
July 22, 2005, 10:30 PM
M4 with M203 and suppressor. :evil:

Kharn

Firethorn
July 23, 2005, 03:06 AM
Hmmm...

Suppressors all around. Gotta protect my hearing!

Probably in this order:
.22LR auto. Why? It'll be the only thing I can afford to feed regularly
M16A4. I'm in the military, and I'd be pushing for it to be my 'carry' weapon. I'll spend the money/ammo to learn trigger control, so no three round burst for me.
AK47 - Collection, and can you imagine the price increase in the world market for AK-47's? Heck, just letting american military purchase and bring home weapons would help disarm the region.
M2 - The classic. If I get an infusion of cash, probably get this before the '47.

Honestly speaking, I think that it'd be unlikely that a MK-19 would be openly legal even in the proposed enlightened age. Now, as a NFA item($200 tax, investigation), I have no problems with it.

xdoctor
July 23, 2005, 12:55 PM
Ma Deuce.
P-90.
Stinger Missile pod.

Mr. Kook
July 23, 2005, 02:34 PM
Assuming this happened the same day I won the lottery:

Silenced, customized, select fire Ruger 10/22
Silenced MKII
Some kind of .22 carbine (silenced and select fire)
Silencers for my current collection of Sigs
Sig 55x (the entire line)
M4
M16
M14
AKM
FN-FAL (select fire of course)
HK PSG-1
UMP-45
MP5
MP5SD
MP5K
MP5/10
Thompson
Sten MKII
Glock 18
Beretta 93R
Quad mounted M2 Brownings (for the truck)
Several M2s for the house
A bigger safe.

artherd
July 23, 2005, 04:49 PM
M-134 7.62mm gatling cannon :D :D :D

Molon Labe
July 23, 2005, 05:03 PM
Supreme Court strikes down all gun control laws. What do you buy?I'll buy an alarm clock so I can wake up from my dream.

Bostonterrier97
July 23, 2005, 06:06 PM
I would like to buy a Battleship

carebear
July 23, 2005, 06:22 PM
There's only a couple left, even if they go up on the block, imagine the bidding war.

I'm kinda doubting Chriscraft is going to add one to the lineup. :evil:

mussi
July 23, 2005, 08:43 PM
A calico. Sound-supressed.

Go figure if you had a 'silent buzzsaw' for shooting in your backyard....

Farnham
July 24, 2005, 12:26 AM
... Probably around a thousand bucks worth of seamless stainless steel and aircraft aluminum tubing and round stock, in various sizes. A six-jaw chuck and tool-post grinder for the lathe. And that little DC arc-welding set I've been drooling over.

And a 1928 Thompson.

Me too, with the addition of a newly manufactured Springfield Armory M1A(FA), with "da switch." Not many others building M14's, so you know the "real deal" will still be expensive. Maybe if Fulton builds one...hmmm

S/F

Farnham

Sam
July 24, 2005, 02:28 PM
Sorry C-Note,
I have all the hand portable stuff I really want right now.
Field Artillery is what I want and need. I'll start with a 75mm pack Howitzer, then a 37mm AT Rifle.
After that the sky is the limit. Maybe an F4.

Sam :cool:

No_Brakes23
July 26, 2005, 03:50 AM
If money is no object, I'll have one USS Iowa, please.

LOL :D That's too hard to CCW, though.

RevDisk
July 26, 2005, 08:37 AM
I would like to buy a Battleship

Haven't seen a battleship for sale recently, but I did see an aircraft carrier on eBay a while ago.



Me, I'm simple. I'd just want a M249 PARA, which is an extremely shorted SAW. Maybe a subgun, I'm not sure yet.

YankeeRebel
July 26, 2005, 07:31 PM
First I would need to sell the airplane. Then I would buy a 1928 Thompson and a progressive press to feed it with. One problem would be a place to shoot it as the gun club I belong to says no fully automatics of any kind. But you get the picture.

Barring the Thompson I would get a M2 carbine.

matis
July 26, 2005, 08:15 PM
A bottle of Smirnoff Vodka, 2 or 3 Sam's Club cheesecakes and some cigars.

After I recovered, I'd make a list.


matis

scout26
July 26, 2005, 08:38 PM
M1 Abrams - Dock Fees at any harbor in Chicago/on Lake Michigan would negate buying an Iowa class BB or a CVN.
M109A6 and a FISTV.
Bradley M3 for the Missus.
M2 with both AA and Tripod mounts. WTH, make it two. (Plus one of every Browning Machine Gun ever built.)
M60 for my Daugther
M249 for my Son.
M203
M16A1
M16A3
M4
M14
M2 Carbine
AK47
Thompson
MG34
MG42

and an Ammo Factory. :neener: :neener:

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