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What if Kerry wins?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Edmond, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. Edmond

    Edmond Well-Known Member

    Haven't you guys thought of the possibility of Kerry winning? What's going to happen?

    Right now, I think a coin toss could decide who will win, it's that close.

    I kind of find it unsettling.
  2. critter

    critter Well-Known Member

    VERY unsetteling indeed. We'd get:

    The most liberal 'Kennedy clone' ever as pres
    Mrs. 'SHOVE IT' Kerry as first lady
    A total 'tax and spend' AND 'tax and give-away' govt ever
    BIG government very intrusive into our lives in every area
    A 'global', 'one world' view of the USA's interactions at the expense of
    our own sovereignty
    An anti-military com-in-chief
    A person WEAK on defense
    A person WEAK on foreign policy
    Appointments of several LIBERAL supreme court justices
    More repressive gun laws than we've ever seen
    Socialism like the world has never experienced before

    among other things.
  3. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

    I'll just quote a friend of mine when I asked what he was going to do later on on election night 2000.

    "Depends. If W wins, I'm going to eat some reheated Chinese food. If Gore wins, I'm going to eat my .45"

    - Gabe (he was kidding...of course...but you get the idea)
  4. shermacman

    shermacman Well-Known Member

    We already know what will happen. Even though Jean Fraud Kerry has absolutely no legislative record in the Senate, we need only look at how he has voted on other people's bills:
    Higher taxes, ridiculous regulations, gun restrictions, more governmental control, more governmental intrusion. The steady destruction of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
    We need to vote on Nov. 2. George Bush is hardly the perfect candidate, but those of you who stay home because you didn't like Bush AWB position, or who vote for the Libertarian party are going to deliver this country to Kerry, Schumer, Feinstein and Kennedy.
  5. Reno

    Reno Well-Known Member

    I've got an M4gery coming tomorrow. Just beat the election by the skin of my teeth. I trust neither of them to do anything to protect our rights, but at least Bush won't go on the offensive.

    Could be a very, very long 4 years.
  6. hm

    hm Well-Known Member

    oh, brother...

    Again with the "end of civilization" nonsense. Y'all are the same one's (figuratively-speaking) who warned of an 'end-of-the-world' scenario in '92 if that wacko-liberal Bill Clinton got elected. Aside from a ridiculous, (and now dead) AWB, we enjoyed great prosperity and a lot more global peace than we do today...thanks to what Bill did and didn't do.

    Go ahead...air out all your knee-jerk neo-con arguments here and now about how Kerry=Apocalypse. Bring it on! Why? Because once all of you doomsayers have posted your predictions (and provided Kerry wins) I'm gonna save all your comments and meet you right back here in four years to see how things are going.

    My guess is you'll be pretty evasive about owning-up to the heat-of-the-moment comments many of you can't help but air out in these final days before the election.

    Global events under a John Kerry administration will look a heck of a lot less like the 'Prophetic Steps Toward Armageddon' that W has brought about...and we'll all still have our guns.
  7. ojibweindian

    ojibweindian Well-Known Member


    Kinda getting all worked up over some "neocons" venting, aren't you? You sure you're not a bit worked up yourself?

    My personal opinion is that we're screwed regardless of who wins. Why do I say that? Because, in my opinion, Americans today are just too damn lazy and stupid to care about anything other than immediate hedonistic gratification. The number of us who have a clue are abysmally small. Too small, I think, to make any real lasting effort to combat the stupidity painfully evident to any somewhat intelligent observer.
  8. Joe Demko

    Joe Demko Well-Known Member

    I'll try not to get hit with pieces of the sky as they fall to Earth. :rolleyes:

    Edited to add: Ojibweindian makes an excellent point regarding us getting screwed either way.
  9. GSB

    GSB Well-Known Member

    We enjoyed prosperity that was built on a lot of loose financial sand that ultimately couldn't support it, and upon ridiculous predicitions of nonsensical growth rates extending out to the horizon.

    As for global peace, one would assume that the Yugoslavians, the Somalis, the Rwandans, the crew of the Cole, and a host of other populations would probably wonder where all that global peace was, exactly, in the 90s. Just because people weren't getting hacked to death with machetes in your backyard doesn't mean the world wasn't a violent place ten years ago.
  10. tulsamal

    tulsamal Well-Known Member

    As long as we hold onto the House and Senate, we can survive. We would have to go back to trying to stop things rather than trying to pass laws that favor our position. It would be a step back but it wouldn't be the end of the world (at least in domestic policy).

    Now how it could end up screwing us up in Iraq is a totally different question. Whoever is President next year is going to need a lot of luck in that part of the world.

    And Kerry getting elected in 2004 _really could_ help up in 2006 and 2008. I shudder to think of the hysterical opposition in 2008 if Bush wins this year!

    The one domestic area that really will be a problem is the Supreme Court. Can't deny that. But the nominations have to get through the Senate. Probably the worst case would be that Kerry would be forced to pick moderates in order to get them through. That's probably better than having extremists of either side in the Court anyway.

    Hope for Bush but prepare for Kerry.

  11. charby

    charby Well-Known Member

    Kerry Wins

    Get up and go to work, listen to my co-workers heckle me about voting for the loser GW Bush. Try to scrape up enough loot to purchase a semi automatic military looking rifle before Jan 21. With evil flash hiders, pistol grip and bayonet mount.

    Pray that after Jan 21 that we don't get to liberal with uber high taxes to pay for the "free lunches" that Kerry is trying to promise. Hope that the UN doesn't take off on a New World Order or change their by laws to allow a Sec General from one of the five nations, i.e. Clinton at the helm.

    Hope that Legislative stays Republican and Hope Kerry screws the pooch so bad that America will wake up and see the light and vote for our best interest in 2008.


    If Bushs wins all my coworkers will be emailed this link

    http://static.vidvote.com/movies/bushuncensored.mov :neener:
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2004
  12. jefnvk

    jefnvk Well-Known Member

    Guns will still be here in four years.

    Not every gun will be here in four years, though. I honestly think that if the Dems think they could pull it off, all semi's would be banned, or maybe put under the NFA. Think its far-fetched? There was support to give the ATF the authority to ban all centerfire ammo whenever they seen fit.

    If Kerry is elected, a new AR-15 will be mine. I was too young to get in before the first AWB, and I'm sure not gonna miss the boat this time. I want one before they become as expensive as a registered MG.
  13. tulsamal

    tulsamal Well-Known Member

    Every single "military style" rifle I currently own I bought after 94. And they were made after 94. FAL's, AR's, CETME, AK's, etc. Unless you live in a bad state, you have ALWAYS had the ability to go buy an AR-15. The lack of a bayonet lug on my M4gery doesn't make me sleepless at night.

    Sure, I was glad to see the AWB expire. But let's not overstate how bad it really was. Stupid and ineffective, sure. But we were all getting the guns and magazines we wanted anyway.

  14. MBane666

    MBane666 Well-Known Member

    My general thinking, and the thinking of a lot of smart RKBA people regarding a Kerry Presidency, is this:

    Most of the stuff he's spouting on the stump about foreign policy and huge domestic spending programs won't fly, especially if Congress stays basically unchanged. That will leave him looking for "targets of opportunity" to (pick one) assure his "legacy," assuage fears about his manhood ("LOOK! A goose!" BANG!) or just show his core constituency that he's doing something other than occupying space until the Gulliani Presidency in 2008.

    Our basic fear is that *WE* are the ideal target of opportunity. We hit all the bases...he can carve his legacy out of the Second Amendment, make the core Democractic special interest groups wildly happy and prove how he "stood up" to the Big Bad Gun Lobby.

    Will there be guns at the end of a Kerry Presidency? Of course. Will there be "assault weapons," "lookalike assault weapons," ".50 caliber anything," standard capacity magazines, civilian transfers, gun shows as we presently understand them and about half of the current firearms manufacturers? Probably not. We can also be assured of some sort of anti "sniper rifle" initiative; I would also not be surprised to see a move against the practical (i.e., scenario-based) shooting sports.

    Tell me again how there's "no difference" between the two candidates!

  15. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

    Maybe you were. It is my right as an American to own military weapons. The price has been driven through the roof by legislation. Only now that is coming down will I likely be in a position to buy the rifles it is my right to own.

    The AWB was more than a nuisance. Much more. Don't make light of it.

    - Gabe
  16. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

    Don't forget either, Mike, that they're both lawyers. Think 'big tobacco' had it bad? With enough lawyers you can make an end-run right around congress.

    Bend over and spread 'em.

    - Gabe

    PS: Good show on Rogers' Shooting School the other day.
  17. hm

    hm Well-Known Member

    I'll definitely be looking for you to back that one up in four years.
  18. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

    He's not going to be in a position to know, hm, none of us are. Kerry is done for. There is no way that this country will put that man in the white house at this point in time. It will never happen. Not only that, but I predict, as I have for months, that it will not even be close.

    But hypothetically, the only things that would stop Kerry from evicerating the 2nd Amendment, gun owners and gun manufacturers would be political fear or a congress in stiff opposition. The best indicator of future behavior is past behavior. Your man has quite a past in this arena. Check it out sometime.

    - Gabe
  19. fjolnirsson

    fjolnirsson Well-Known Member

    I'm praying that America isn't stupid enough to elect that Kerry creature.
  20. tulsamal

    tulsamal Well-Known Member

    I laugh every time somebody says this. Not because it is necessarily wrong but because it is EXACTLY what the most devoted say on the other side!

    I hang out a lot at a computer list that is mostly very well educated Democrats. I always feel like I'm outnumbered 100-1 over there. But they are CONVINCED that "America isn't dumb enough to fall for Bush again."

    It really does have to make you laugh!

    Kerry MAY not win. But it will be close.


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