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A Time to reasses the situation

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by horsemen61, Mar 27, 2020.

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  1. Howland937

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    I ordered a bolt action .22 rifle. May get a .22 revolver too. Won't use ammo as fast, and you know... in case someone hits us with an EMP or gamma ray or whatever while we're fighting the virus. They say if that happens, all of our automated stuff will quit working. Don't wanna be stuck with a bunch of non working semi-automated handguns and rifles.
     
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  2. Speedo66

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    Yeah, things have changed. I saw the new version of the Gadsden flag. This time the snake is wearing a mask, and the new logo is “Don’t cough on me”.
     
  3. CharliesHammer

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    Was at my brothers last summer and noticed a pallet in his shop. He had bought a whole pallet of 22. He is an ammo hoarder but not to this level. I was laughing at his response to the great 22 shortage. While talking to him on the phone, for his pleasure, I asked him about his 22. pallet. He replied who's laughing now? He asked if I needed some 22, maybe in a couple of years if this continues.
     
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  4. JTHunter

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    Unless they have battery-powered circuitry in them, an EMP won't have any effect on ANY firearm. What WILL be affected are nearly every vehicle made since 1970. This includes (but isn't limited to) planes, trains, diesels (semis), passenger vehicles, the power grid, computers, the telephone system, etc. Only specially prepared (hardened) equipment, mostly used by the military, might survive. You MIGHT be able to protect some of your electronics by putting it in a "Faraday cage", but that requires pre-planning and preparation. And, unless it is in the cage when the EMP happens AND it is properly grounded, you won't be able to get your computer, walkie-talkies, etc., into the cage before they are destroyed.
     
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    I would like to present this as evidence as to why we don't have an off topic forum. EMPs, don't cough on me...come on. Y'all know we are a firearms forum, right?
     
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