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Anybody Ever Stop To Chuckle At the Irony???

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by cslinger, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. cslinger

    cslinger Well-Known Member

    You know the old saying "Be careful what you wish for....."

    Because of ole' Diane Finstein, the Brady bunch and so on we have more EBR's on the street then ever would have been produced were there have been no bans or PR. We also have some of the finest pocket guns ever created due, I believe in no small part, to the magazine limitations.

    Before the 1994 ban these firearms were not exactly flying off the shelves but with the Ban we now have huge demand and everybody makes an AR varient of some kind. Come September more people are going to buy more EBR's and full capcity magazines then ever imagined.

    All this because of few people's misguided attempts to get these weapons off the streets. So what did they accomplish the exact opposite of what they wanted.

    You just gotta love that. You just gotta laugh. I wonder if these folks kick themselves or lose sleep over this fact. Me personally I crack a big grin everytime I think of it.

    Here is hoping the ban goes the way of the Dodo and the streets are flooded with EBR's and big magazines.

  2. R.H. Lee

    R.H. Lee Well-Known Member

    Nearly everything leftists do is counterproductive to the stated purpose. However, nearly every leftist stated purpose is a smokescreen. Their real goal is create as much dependency in as many victim-groups as possible. This is their constituency and what keeps them in power.
  3. notbubba

    notbubba Well-Known Member


    EBR = Evil Black Rifle
  4. Diggler

    Diggler Well-Known Member

    Our morning show guy, Jim Quinn, has what he calls "Quinn's First Law":

    Liberalism always generates the exact opposite of its stated intent.

    Try to find an exception. You can't. Welfare creates poverty. Gun control results in more guns being sold. The list goes on.
  5. cslinger

    cslinger Well-Known Member


    Can I assume you do not like the term EBR?

  6. RobW

    RobW Well-Known Member

    Remember the "Prohibition"? Americans NEVER drank so much alcohol than during the "Prohibition". Additionally, ith brought the Mob to violent life.

    Thank you, Carrie Nation!

    The biggest threat to this country are the busybodies with the unsiatable urge to tell the people how they have to live their lifes.

    Their slogan: "Don't do as I do, do as I say!"
  7. Cacique500

    Cacique500 Well-Known Member

    My first EBR (sorry notbubba but I *like* the term! :) ) will be arriving on 9/15/04. Colt LE6920.

    Can't wait!
  8. Correia

    Correia Moderator Emeritus

    You know, that Quinn's law is interesting. I can't really think of anything that violates it.

    Social Security to help old folks retire, not they are even poorer because they are counting on SS instead of saving for themselves, and the next generations can't afford to save as much because their checks are getting robbed to pay for SS. :)
  9. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member

    I'm trying to remember a list that I heard at a talk by Alan Gotlieb once...something like:

    Banning small caliber, cheap guns (Saturday Night Specials)...leads to criminals using better, more reliable, larger caliber weapons.

    Grr, he listed about 5 or 6 comments like this. Anyone heard one of his presentations on this topic and can remember more of them?
  10. Diggler

    Diggler Well-Known Member

    Zero tolerance for violence in schools... more school shootings.
    Gun confiscation leads to increases in violence in AU and GB.
    "Save the forests" leads to build up of tinder and the lack of access roads, which destroys millions of acres due to forest fires.
    Anti-war protests fuel more fighting by insurgents around the world.
  11. Carlos Cabeza

    Carlos Cabeza Well-Known Member

    It ain't about guns baby, it's about control. Yes I DO think it's funny !:D
  12. TimRB

    TimRB Well-Known Member

    "All this because of few people's misguided attempts to get these weapons off the streets. So what did they accomplish the exact opposite of what they wanted. "

    I know what you're saying, and I agree completely, but I would not use the words "off the streets" simply because the Feinstein crew always implies that any firearm in the hands of a private, law-abiding citizen is "on the street".

    Another irony is now that the AWB seems on the way out, the gun-grabbers are in the position of hoping like crazy that there is a lot of crime committed with the banned weapons.

  13. Kharn

    Kharn Well-Known Member

    And Sarah Brady is the NRA's best source of money and members:
    Whenever she opens her mouth, new members and donations flock to the NRA.

    I'll have to remember Quinn's First Law, sadly, I could probably use it a lot.

  14. GigaBuist

    GigaBuist Well-Known Member

    That law is the only reason I own an AR, and two AK's, and more magazines than I can imagine ever needing or using. My initial gun purchases were setup so that I got EXACTLY what they were trying to take away.

    ... and I'd have probably never bought any if I wasn't afraid I wouldn't be able to in a few years.

    SAWBONES Well-Known Member

    Even more interestingly, the "AWB" spawned a generation of small, easily carried, easily concealed CCW pistols, each of which used magazines containg ten or fewer rounds, representing a market that barely even existed before '94!

    Oh, the pleasant irony of the hoplophobes getting the exact opposite of what they intended, and having it occur because of their own actions!
    I smile whenever I think of it.
  16. stv

    stv Well-Known Member

    If the streets are flooded, I'll be out there with a couple of big nets and my fishing pole. :)
  17. RobW

    RobW Well-Known Member

    Politicos want to rule and control
    Only frightened people accept rule and control
    Violent criminals frighten prople

    = Politicos NEED violent criminals
  18. boofus

    boofus Guest

    That jackass lautenberg is the reason I went out and bought a machinegun. I figured the prices would keep going up due to his poison pill amendment in the FOPA until regular people couldn't afford even the entry level MGs so I better get one while I can.

    If MACs were still $250 and MP5s were $2000 and there was no limit on how many could be made I probably wouldn't have been in such a hurry to buy.
  19. 1911Ron

    1911Ron Well-Known Member

    I don't think that they stayawake at night worrying about their mistakes or anything else, other than how to make it harder to own any type of weapon that they don't like.:cuss: :fire: :banghead:
  20. BryanP

    BryanP Well-Known Member

    Now that sounds familiar. I really enjoy my levergun and the boltgun I just bought, but I've gone out of my way to get an AR, an AK, and soon a FAL - not because I really really wanted them but more just to !@#$% Them Off. It's just incidental that I discovered that those guns are a lot of fun to shoot.

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