How Many Jobs Lost In A Ban?


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Treo
November 20, 2008, 07:23 PM
In the event of a total gun ban how many jobs would be lost? Would American factories be able to continue to produce firearms for sale overseas? What would be the impact on the economy if some number of workers were put out of a job by said ban?

Does anyone think this might be a limiting factor on congress while considering (at any point) such a ban?

What Is the possibility that G*o*v*e*r*n*m*e*n*t *s*p*o*o*k*s are reading my email and monitoring my cell phone because I posted this? :what:

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Sinixstar
November 20, 2008, 07:27 PM
Not quite sure how many jobs would be lost.
There could easily be provisions made that would allow for the export of guns - in which case mfg's could still stay in business - although at a reduced capacity.

Yes, I think that is a major limiting factor right now. The economy is by far the #1 issue on most people's minds, and anything that would put people out of work like that is simply not going to fly.

As far as "Government Spooks" - very little. Don't be a paranoid "gun nut". :)

tblt
November 20, 2008, 07:29 PM
there will not be a total gun ban

PTK
November 20, 2008, 07:30 PM
Sinixstar,

I believe our friend Treo was making a joke about spooks. ;)

Hawk
November 20, 2008, 07:35 PM
A turn-in similar to the one in the UK would cost around a trillion dollars.

It would require its own agency and bureaucracy complete with mini fiefdoms, support staff and etc.

I'd expect to see a net gain of 35,000 jobs, all of which would be thought to be temporary when first authorized but ending up as permanent.

Fifty years after the ban it would have an annual cost approximating the war on drugs, employing a similar number of people and exhibiting similar success.

PTK
November 20, 2008, 07:37 PM
Hawk,

That's probably closest to reality. Fighting would probably be worse than the War on (Some) Drugs.

DoubleTapDrew
November 20, 2008, 07:46 PM
What Is the possibility that G*o*v*e*r*n*m*e*n*t *s*p*o*o*k*s are reading my email and monitoring my cell phone because I posted this?
They have next generation satellites and black helicopters linked up to you now that can see right through tinfoil!!!
Hawk is correct about the gov't bureaucracy that would be created. Embrace the "change" :banghead:

Treo
November 20, 2008, 07:54 PM
I believe our friend Treo was making a joke about spooks.

Now would I do that?

Actually, I was making a joke about posters who think puttin asterisks in your typing will throw the g*o*v*e*r*n*m*e*n*t s*p*o*o*k*s off

MIL-DOT
November 20, 2008, 10:53 PM
(quote) "Actually, I was making a joke about posters who think puttin asterisks in your typing will throw the g*o*v*e*r*n*m*e*n*t s*p*o*o*k*s off"

You just missed an asterisk between the t and the s !!! :eek: RUN !! They've got your position, RUN NOW !!!! :what:

hso
November 20, 2008, 11:53 PM
What Is the possibility that G*o*v*e*r*n*m*e*n*t *s*p*o*o*k*s are reading my email and monitoring my cell phone because I posted this?

Low to no, unless you're involved in something that already has them looking into your activities.

how many jobs would be lost?

I tried to figure this one out, including the whole supply chain, and decided it was too small to matter outside of states with several manufacturers. That doesn't mean we shouldn't use it as an emotional argument in a time when manufacturing jobs will be critically important as unemployment races through the service industries (that make up far too much of our economy), but the raw numbers won't impress anyone.

Kind of Blued
November 21, 2008, 01:10 PM
I think a "total ban" has been explained, and not to change the topic, but... well, ok, here I go. Luckily, I don't see an AWB hurting the gun industry THAT badly.

If you own a company that only makes flashiders and quick-detach bayonet lugs, you might need to start coming up with ideas.

The amount of profit that the firearm industry will lose is probably MADE UP FOR in the time from the election to inauguration anyway. That being said, it still sucks.

yeti
November 21, 2008, 01:35 PM
First, the * between letters does not throw us...er ...them off, you need to use , between letters, and Ω, between words.

And Treo, your e mails are dull:scrutiny:, don't worry about them, but your cell calls!!!!! You stud!:what::D

22-rimfire
November 21, 2008, 02:05 PM
A new AWB such as was done in 1994 would not destroy the firearms industry in this country. But it is another nail in the coffin of freedom loving American citizens.

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