Torn on what to buy


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stevereno1
May 1, 2008, 04:56 PM
I want to get an AK-47 clone sometime in the near future,but what I REALLY want is a Stoeger coach gun in 12 ga., a nice .22lr. revolver with a scope, and a t/c ICON in 7mm. rem. mag. I cannot afford to get more than 1 or 2 guns per year,(if that) and am asking this. Should I go ahead and get the AK now of fear of them being outlawed soon, or wait. I'd be happier with some of the more traditional guns, but I think that I need a good semi-auto rifle for the "just in case" times. your thoughts please.

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Jorg Nysgerrig
May 1, 2008, 05:01 PM
This will probably run contrary to most of the responses, but I'd just buy the guns you really want instead, especially if you have a limited budget.

Even in the event of another AWB, there will be plenty of grandfathered ones around and most likely some "ban compliant" versions as well. In the event there isn't a grandfather clause as some insist, you wouldn't be able to keep it anyway. I suppose you could bury it, but on a limited budget, I think I'd prefer a gun I could actually take out and shoot from time to time.

Neener Neener
May 1, 2008, 05:04 PM
Get the AK. If 1022 passes, it will be illegal to sell one, even as an individual iirc, and you won't be able to get one.

ArmedBear
May 1, 2008, 05:05 PM
That's assuming you WANT an AK.

I haven't bought one because I don't care much if I have one.

AR's, OTOH...

Jorg Nysgerrig
May 1, 2008, 05:09 PM
Get the AK. If 1022 passes, it will be illegal to sell one, even as an individual iirc, and you won't be able to get one.

1022 is dead. Really. Wait for the next bill before declaring the sky is falling.

stevereno1
May 1, 2008, 05:10 PM
I'd rather have an ak simply because they are simpler, and more reliable rifles to keep for a "jic" weapon.

bogie
May 1, 2008, 05:26 PM
Guys, also realize that that next "ban" probably won't allow for grandfathering. If they "ban" AK variants, they're probably going to want us to "turn them in."

They learned from the last one.

brighamr
May 1, 2008, 05:30 PM
Buy the AK. cheap, reliable, always good to have.

shotguns and 22s are good as well, but there are a billion of them around that will be available for the next 50 years.

ArmedBear
May 1, 2008, 05:31 PM
Guys, also realize that that next "ban" probably won't allow for grandfathering. If they "ban" AK variants, they're probably going to want us to "turn them in."

They learned from the last one.

Maybe they're too isolated in DC to have a clue, but I think they're honestly a bit scared that they might get them bullets-first.

If, say, even 10,000 Americans are willing to shoot their guns before turning them in, and that's a tiny, tiny percentage of gun owners, there's going to be a world of trouble for the US Gummint. That's not a chance they'll want to take.

Future bans will always be done in ways that minimize any short-term impact that will piss people off.

jfh
May 1, 2008, 05:57 PM
I'd like to believe that at least the one lesson they learned was that the American-voting shooter could turn them out of office--as happened when the Democrats lost the House for the first time in nominally forty years. If anything, the pro-shooting bloc is stronger now than it was then.

I'm also reasonably convinced that politicians deliberately want loopholes--for cover, so they can get re-elected through the denial game.

That's not to say that if all three branches were in Democrat control--some anti-gun legislation wouldn't be passed. I can definitely see some sort of "gun show loophole" closure--but even with that, reading the fine print would leave untouched various other forms of FTF and personal sales, as defined Federally. And, I can see running hard at some sort of AWB--but again, maybe limited AK-47 types / model by name, like this current bill.

But, broad-based antigun legislation? The strength for it isn't there.

Jim H.

Starship1st
May 1, 2008, 09:27 PM
Yes, go for the AK while you can still buy one. :cool:

bogie
May 1, 2008, 10:25 PM
/47

Heh, heh...

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