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Were these the longest four months of your gun-owning life?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by BK, Apr 18, 2013.


Was this national gun control battle stressful for you?

  1. No, it didn't get to me.

    28 vote(s)
  2. Yes, it was sort of rough.

    131 vote(s)
  3. Life as usual for me.

    60 vote(s)
  1. pockets

    pockets Well-Known Member

    In my 50 years of firearms ownership, the past 4 months were hardly "the longest four months of your gun-owning life". Not even close.

  2. BSA1

    BSA1 Well-Known Member

    It ain't over yet. The danger is greater now than before the vote earlier this week.
  3. Water-Man

    Water-Man Well-Known Member

    I've got more important (to me) concerns going on in my life.

    These situations will never go away and if things get worse I'll deal with it and so can you.
  4. rdhood

    rdhood Well-Known Member

    Yep. Learn from them. Be prepared for next time, because there WILL be a next time and we may not see it coming until we hear it on the news.
  5. HoosierQ

    HoosierQ Well-Known Member

    Yes it probably was. Didn't loose much sleep but, and it's happened before for other reasons, sold a gun that I probably wish I had not. However, once I replace it with what I am called an "unbannable" replacement (yes, I know, I know, the antis will never stop until they have all our guns, yes, yes, I know) I'll be over it.

    It will in fact take two to replace the one. The first one is already in hand with ammo. The second, a pistol caliber lever gun is within reach and I already have a lot of ammo. Saw some real nice ones in 44mag but I have none of that and even when plentiful, that's expensive until I get to reloading (probably a post retirement thing at this point). So .357 it shall be there.

    So yes, this has not been a happy time as a gun owner even if the sky doesn't fall.
  6. tyeo098

    tyeo098 Well-Known Member

    Built an AK for around 350$ and a DPM in progress.

    Now I have an AK at the height of the panic, and I didn't pay panic prices!
  7. Dframe

    Dframe Well-Known Member

    It's NOT over. ENRAGED leftists will be back, and among other things will specifically target the courageous democrats who voted against this monstrosity. This is a never ending struggle and you can BET they are planning ever more attacks on your rights. They've already shown that there are NO limits to how low they'll go to further their agenda. Especially taking their lead from the dispicable (Saul Alinsky)tactics of obama.
  8. Ohio Gun Guy

    Ohio Gun Guy Well-Known Member

    Voted yes, but leading up to the Heller decision was the most stressfull for me.

    The whole collective right vs individual right, banning of whole types of firearms, effective complete ban by legislative entanglement, etc was in that debate
  9. CoRoMo

    CoRoMo Well-Known Member

    Depends on what state you live in. In Colorado, the stress continues. We were forced to panic; 15+ capacity magazines becoming restricted July 1st caused me to spend money I never intended to spend on several dozen magazines that I never intended to acquire so hastily. I didn't pay panic prices but I had to jump on some opportunities that I otherwise would have seen little point in. It's been a lousy four months but it could be worse.
  10. 230RN

    230RN Marines on Mt. Curibacci

    This. I was really disturbed by the naysayers who kept spouting off about how paranoid all the "scare tactics" were. We knew that the extreme leftists were keeping a low profile on firearms and would leap at any chance to work against the Second Amendment.

    Yet these naysayers were saying things like, "they don't have the political capital to do it," and "they have other things, like the economy, to worry about besides guns" and kept throwing the tinfoil hat accusations around. "After all, didn't they remove the gun plank from their platform?" was one of the scariest statements making the rounds on the gun boards. As if that took gun control off the table completely

    Well, fellows, you were wrong, and many of us "tin foil hat wearers" knew that in this period between 2008 and now, it would happen exactly as it has in these last four months.

    With the great piles of money being thrown into the struggle, the cooperation of a generally leftist media, the highly sophisticated tactics and strategies of the extreme left, the continuing appointment of compliant judges (even at the lower levels), you can bet your bottom dollar that the next great tragedy will trigger another onslaught against the core amendment of freedom.

    Keep thinking otherwise, keep throwing accustations of paranoia around, keep thinking "it can't happen in America," and guess what?

    The past four months will happen again and again until...


    Terry, 230RN
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2013
  11. Buzzsaw46

    Buzzsaw46 Active Member

    I haven't been too stressed about ammo as I stocked up on some last summer, wish I had a bit more 22lr on hand though. I did get a bit exhausted by the time and energy spent fighting the state and federal gun grabbers. I'm glad to have a short break on the federal level at least.
  12. JFrame

    JFrame Well-Known Member

    I did more letter-writing and donating to the NRA than usual.

    And yes -- I agree with others that the war on the 2A is FAR from over (or that it will ever be over)...

  13. Capt. Blackadder

    Capt. Blackadder New Member

    It still is!

    I don't know about yall, but here in the Democratic People's Republic of Maryland we are still sweating bullets with the FSA 2013 passing due to the will of our "glorious" leader Kim Jong Owe Maolley :cuss: :barf: :fire: Let us remember that the fight is not only not over, but there are still more battlefields to be fought at the state level.
  14. TIMC

    TIMC Well-Known Member

    The longest months of my gun owning life started October 29th when the BATF cashed my check for the suppressors I have been waiting for!
  15. GrOuNd_ZeRo

    GrOuNd_ZeRo Well-Known Member

    Actually the first 2 months were...Full blown panic on my part fearing the absolute worst.

    There was word of a new American revolution, forced buy backs, confiscation, "Assault Weapons" becoming NFA items and much other stuff, it felt to me it was a full blown war against the liberty loving people of the US.

    but...IT'S NOT OVER YET! Obummer is threatning executive action on the background check stuff!
  16. Rio Laxas

    Rio Laxas Well-Known Member

    The ill-advised legislation in Colorado was and still is a significant source of stress for me.
  17. Vector

    Vector Well-Known Member

    Excellent post, and not just because you carried on my theme.

    It is a fact, not opinion that many a naysayer was wrong, yet I do not see a bunch of "I was wrong" threads authored by them as an act of contrition.

    I'm tempted to either start a poll to allow them to acknowledge they were wrong, or even do research to ferret them out, and confront them with their misguided views which turned out to be dead wrong.

  18. P5 Guy

    P5 Guy Well-Known Member

    This didn't start mid December, 2012 and it will not end until all the citizens of the world are disarmed.
    The fight for freedom is continuos. :banghead:
  19. NYH1

    NYH1 Well-Known Member

    It's been absolutely horrible for us here in Central New Yorkistan. We used to be able to buy 223/5.56 ammo in different flavors in a dozen different stores any time we wanted to pre Sandy Hook/obama's second election win. Now only one store gets some in every once in a while. Once it's in it's sold out that day.

    It was the same way with AR15 10 round magazines too. Once adolf cuomo and his gang said that we will still be able to buy 10 rd. mags. instead of the newly required 7 rd. mags. limit as the NY UNSAFE Act says, they're starting to stay on some stores shelves here and there. Hopefully ammo will start to do the samething soon.

  20. Bruno2

    Bruno2 Well-Known Member

    I am having a hard time understanding why the New England states which were the pioneers of liberty have been raked over the coals on the gun laws. This really doesnt make any sense. CT, MA , NY, NJ , MD?? I mean what has happened here? These were the homes of the sons of liberty. The Boston Tea Party, The shot heard round the world. The residences of the founders who drafted our constitution.

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