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My goodness, how do they not see....

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by BP44, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. BP44

    BP44 Well-Known Member

    My goodness how do our own firearms owners not see that if we give into one more anti gun scheme we will be heading down the slippery slope that is gun registration/confiscation.:banghead:

    Let's just say that they outlaw 30rnd mags, it already happened ('94 AWB) and it didn't get the results that they were after yet they still press the point of hi cap mags. Couldn't we all agree that if they outlaw 30rnd mags and a shooter uses 10 rnd mags to commit a felony they will further restrict the capacity. ?????? Will your double barrel be safe? How about your garand?

    Also the universal gun registration is a total joke (IMHO), if we lay down more laws it will only be an inconvenience to the folks who follow the law. The biggest issue is total registration of firearms which can and will be used for firearms confiscation at some point. Call me crazy if you will but simply look at the past, history simply does not lie and it is doomed to repeat it's self.

    Sorry if I stated the obvious and blathered on and on, I hate to see the "gun guy" thats fine with new rules because they simply don't know any better. The way I see it is if we keep bending we will break...

    As I have said for years, one link at a time out of a dogs chain and he won't fight until he is pinned to the ground helpless.
  2. slamfirev10

    slamfirev10 Well-Known Member

    the left are masters at incrementalism
  3. MadMonkey

    MadMonkey Active Member

    I will never understand how a thirty-round mag is so much more deadly than a ten-round mag, given how quickly mag changes can be accomplished...that's part of the design after all. Once again it seems we're into the realm of scary-looking accessories.

    I'll admit, I don't understand the opposition to universal background checks. I would think that verification of a person's legal status would be a good idea. I personally believe it to be a ridiculous idea because it's completely unenforceable. How is anyone going to regulate a sale between me and my uncle...unless registration plays a part?

    Am I looking at this from the wrong angle?

    Posted from Thehighroad.org App for Android
  4. holdencm9

    holdencm9 Well-Known Member

    Go to wikipedia's page for "slippery slope" and a few paragraphs down click the link for Eugene Volokh's Mechanisms of the Slippery Slope. Good read.
  5. medalguy

    medalguy Well-Known Member

    Look at New York. They restricted mags to 10 rounds, and now Cuomo has decreed that ten rounds is too much, so they have a seven round limit now. When will they go to three or maybe two rounds?

    Once the camel has his nose under the tent there's no stopping him.
  6. BP44

    BP44 Well-Known Member

    Medalguy, this is exactly what I am saying.

    Look at our full auto, suppressors, and AOW's. We have to register a safety item that protects our hearing and functions as the perfect muzzle crown (silencers) because.......? not many folks care about these things as they see no use for them and now it's knocking on the door of hi cap mags once again. Please don't budge a fraction of an inch.
  7. Texasrpbrock

    Texasrpbrock Well-Known Member

    Well Deputy Barney Fife only carried one bullet.... In his pocket, and Mayberry never had any problems. Then again Barney never had gangs, rapiests, and crack heads, drug dealers or career criminals in Mayberry. I think Opie stole some candy one time though....

    In other words, I call B.S. on giving in! I'm getting a little older and wiser and not willing to take my freedoms lightly. I want to have the right to carry the amount of ammo I see necessary to protect my family, myself, etc. Mayberry is kind of like the last Dodo, it doesn't exist in our society anymore. Education is the key.
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2013
  8. BP44

    BP44 Well-Known Member

    Mayberry sounds nice right about now...... It's just to bad we live in a world where people kill, harm, and abuse those that can't defend themselves.

    A gun does not make you a god, it prevents others from acting like one.
  9. Kiln

    Kiln Well-Known Member

    Despite having the highest civilian firearm ownership rate in the world, we have some of the most ignorant and down right stupid individuals when it comes to guns living right here in America.

    People believe whatever they're told to believe. Especially those who watch network news religiously.
  10. FROGO207

    FROGO207 Well-Known Member

    The population of the USA is essentially lazy today compared to a generation or two ago. With that comes a big dose of apathy about many issues. The attitude seems to be "I don't need these items/skills so why should I bother learn about them.". This in turn causes more and more people to sequester themselves in their homes for perceived safety from the violent world around them making them willing prisoners, especially in the larger metropolitan areas. Then they watch the TV or get on the computer to escape their dull existence. This opens the door to brainwashing the consumer to whatever the media of choice chooses address as an issue over time (with .gov approval). SAD.:banghead: YMMV
  11. BigN

    BigN Well-Known Member

    apathy in many gun owners (which actually means BELIEF in what the gov is saying) and self-serving politicians, both republicans and democrats.
  12. beatledog7

    beatledog7 Well-Known Member

    When government replaces God, followers don't question it; they simply bow to it.
  13. hogshead

    hogshead Well-Known Member

    Mad Monkey "I'll admit, I don't understand the opposition to universal background checks. I would think that verification of a person's legal status would be a good idea. I personally believe it to be a ridiculous idea because it's completely unenforceable. How is anyone going to regulate a sale between me and my uncle...unless registration plays a part?"

    Registration is the goal dont be fooled. So many people even on this forum have the same sentiments as you. Thats why this is so dangerous. If they pass ubc registration is next. Ray Charles could see that. Yet there are so many on here who say they support it. Blind sheeple. If you wanna get a bgc go to your local ffl and get one.
    Once again I will say it. The libs want all your guns. All of them.They will do everything they can to get them. Dont give them an inch.
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2013
  14. JustinJ

    JustinJ Well-Known Member

    I prefer as little as possible of either.
  15. jamesbeat

    jamesbeat Well-Known Member

    Such a good read in fact that I thought I'd copy and paste that section here:

    We've seen this happen already in several countries, the UK and Australia being two pertinent examples.
  16. MadMonkey

    MadMonkey Active Member

    Yeah, that's actually the main reason I can't see a UBC working. While I don't see the issue with making sure I'm not selling to a felon or other irresponsible type, the only way the law becomes enforceable is through registration. That's a deal breaker every day.

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  17. beatledog7

    beatledog7 Well-Known Member

    And I respect that. Most people do look to a higher power, a deity, if you will, in some form. Too many Americans see the federal government in that role, and that is a major factor in our current situation.

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