Facing the possibility of the Dems controlling Congress and the Exectuive Branch


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threefeathers
July 11, 2008, 10:08 AM
are you going to gear your purchases toward Hig Cap weapons.

I've decided to put off a 1911 and a SAA and go for either a Sig 556 or 2 high cap handguns with at least 5 mags each,

I've already budgeted for a CDNN 3rd Gen Smith but will have the money for one more major purchase before January.

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Pilot
July 11, 2008, 10:11 AM
I could be wrong, but I don't think the Dems will go after guns this time around. They still remember what happened in 1994 with the AWB that turned Congress Republican for the first time in 40 years.

rocinante
July 11, 2008, 10:12 AM
I don't think jacking with the gun owners will be their first order of business. They have been sprayed by that skunk enough that only the more vocal and stupid of the tribe goes back for seconds. The battleground will be in the courts and state legislatures not federal.

JWarren
July 11, 2008, 10:14 AM
It is my belief that an AWB is very unlikely.

The Heller decision is going to get in the way-- specifically the Common Usage clause.

In addition, we must remember that in order to achieve control of the legislative branch, the Dems ran several PRO-GUN candidates.

There ARE democratic representatives who are very pro-2A. Rep. Gene Taylor of Mississippi is a perfect example.

In addition, the Dems remember well the lesson of 1994 and the Clinton AWB. It cost them a decades long control of the legislative branch. In the end, they'd rather keep the power than push a single-issue agenda.

But to answer your question, I hope for the best, but always plan for the worst.


-- John

Elza
July 11, 2008, 10:18 AM
I truly don’t see them jumping on the anti-gun wagon any time soon.

Considering the abysmal condition of our economy and our foreign policy I suspect that guns will be the least of their concerns!

Neo-Luddite
July 11, 2008, 10:21 AM
There ARE democratic representatives who are very pro-2A.

Same in my area.
The mantra I repeat to all is, by and large, I am a *single issue voter* regardless of party.

If you are lukewarm on RKBA--we will spit you out.

I HIGHLY recommend that my fellow gun nuts adopt that position.

When people try to sway me on that point and say, 'oh look at the BIG picture' or 'so and so doesn't want to take your guns away' I am NOT convinced.

RKBA is my litmus test--I have no ear for anything else unless a strong positive support for gun rights is evidenced.

Politics is a forbidden subject here these days, so I won't name names or parties--but when a certain person ALWAYS mentions 'the right of government to regulate guns' in the same breath as a begrudging recognition of my rights as a citizen ---I won't get fooled again.

JWarren
July 11, 2008, 10:22 AM
Considering the abysmal condition of our economy and our foreign policy I suspect that guns will be the least of their concerns!


True. As we speak, Oil just hit $140 a barrel.


-- John

doc540
July 11, 2008, 10:24 AM
I wouldn't put it past them to try everything they think they might get away with.

Judicial appointments is where they will do the most damage, longterm damage but damage nonetheless.

Dem pres and Dem congress? It's going to get very, very ugly real quick.:fire:

Cougfan2
July 11, 2008, 10:29 AM
The mantra I repeat to all is, by and large, I am a *single issue voter* regardless of party.

Amen Brutha! My first consideration on any political candidate is their 2A support. All other issues take a back seat to that.

22-rimfire
July 11, 2008, 10:35 AM
Congress seems to find time to do the useless tasks, but never seem to get around to the important stuff. Yes, there will be another AWB if Obama is elected. The liberal wing of the Democratic party will drive it and Obama is a card carrying member.

As far as buying goes, I have what I want already.

Elza
July 11, 2008, 10:37 AM
22-rimfire: Congress seems to find time to do the useless tasks, but never seem to get around to the important stuff.Point well taken.

jackmead
July 11, 2008, 11:40 AM
There might be enough Casey democrats in congress to slow down things for two years

Jeff White
July 11, 2008, 11:52 AM
You should have been facing up to the probability that this thread would be closed for being off topic.

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