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Charge a rifle if kerry wins, just to be safe?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Joshua Hutchison, Oct 14, 2004.

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would you charge a rifle, in the event you could not buy it out right, if kerry wins

  1. Yes, it is better to be safe then sorry.

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  2. No, if you cant buy it outright, you have no reason to charge it

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  3. indifferent to this question

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  1. Joshua Hutchison

    Joshua Hutchison Member

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    well, if kerry wins the election, i belive i may use my first credit card to buy a ebr, or an AK ype rifle, and pay it off, so i dont have to worry about my chance being taken before i can buy it outright.
    would you do the same if you had just turned, or was about to turn 18, just to be sure? the idea of kerry winning bothers me, and if he does, i belive that may be a good course of action. what do you all think?
     
  2. RevDisk

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    You can find a decent battle rifle for very reasonable rates. There's always a nice SKS, SAR-1, Enfield, etc.
     
  3. Reno

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    I emailed a gun shop today to check on price and availability of a couple M4geries. I'd rather not take a chance on either candidate. I'll be buying it outright though.
     
  4. Standing Wolf

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    Fortunately, America isn't dumb enough to elect that Kerry creature.
     
  5. Roon

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    I wouldn't be too sure about that. Seen the polls lately?
     
  6. roscoe

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    Just how fast do you think congress is going to act on this? He can't just reinstate it by fiat.
     
  7. mnrivrat

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    I think it realy depends on what kind of firearm you want and how long it will take you to save up for it , etc.

    I wish I was as confident as Standing Wolf on the outcome of the election.

    I am confident ,that if elected, the Kerry whitehouse will work with anti -firearm groups to re-install the AWB with some likely additions ,and continue to work toward errosion of our firearm rights.

    In the worse case you have a little time - a few months at least , if a semi-auto battle style rifle is a must have for you.
     
  8. jefnvk

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    I had planned on a Garand for Christmas. If Kerry wins, I am seriously planning on buying something that an AWB would cover. Maybe a Carbine instead of the Garand.
     
  9. 444

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    I would buy it, even if you had to take out a loan.
    I would buy THE rifle wiht all the accessories you want.
    If you think this might be your last chance to EVER buy the rifle you want, don't settle for something cheap: you will spend the rest of your life regreting it.

    I agree with you by the way. I am going to be buying a few items for the same reason. I don't need the guns, but definitely a few Beta mags and some other items.
     
  10. Calhoun

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    Please excuse my yelling.
    DON'T PUT IT ON YOUR CARD! IT IS TOO EASY TO RUN UP THAT BILL!
    It is just too easy to get into the habit of using a card for things you don't really need. First off it's a just a rifle, and let's be realistic the ban isn't going to come back with the stroke of a pen. Second, credit cards can get out of hand real quick when you are 18-25. This messes up your credit rating for a long time. Third, later on down the road when you are trying to buy something important like a house or a car, that bad credit rating is going to kick you in the a$$. (My appoligies to all the grandmothers reading this.)
    If you are adult enough to have a rifle, you should be adult enough to handle a credit card. Think twice about it, then go home and think it over for a few days before you plunk down that plastic. Save up some money for a few months, put the rifle on lay-away, find a used one instead of new. Anything, but use your credit card responsibly.

    Just my thoughts. Since you asked.

    By the way, America is dumb enough to elect Kerry. They proved it 4 years ago then they were dumb enough to elect Bush.
     
  11. BigG

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    Oh, I thought you meant would I pull back the charging handle on my Colt AR15 and chamber a round for the inevitable hijinks the frustrated idiots will try to get away with. Nobody burns my house - I hope! :uhoh:
     
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    I hate to say it but you are absolutely, totally and completely wrong.
     
  13. entropy

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    Um, unclear on the concept, Calhoun?

    This is one instance where 'buy it now, pay for it later' makes a lotta sense, because there is a real possibility that you will not be ABLE to buy it later!

    Just my .02..... walkingaway.gif
     
  14. Mulliga

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    Never, EVER charge anything on a credit card if you can't pay it back completely at the end of the month.

    PERIOD.

    A lot of America is poor because people can't restrain themselves from buying what they want instead of what they need.

    If Kerry does ban all semiauto rifles (unlikely), the war will start. Simple.:cuss:
     
  15. 41mag

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    I about bankrupted myself when the Klinton ban went into effect doing exactly that.

    Not bloody likely to do that again.:scrutiny:
     
  16. WessonSmith

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    Don't we have more pro-gun folks in Congress right now? If we can keep them in, I'm not too concerned about Kerry. He won't be able to do much if the Senate and House are opposites.
    Hopefully, they will be.
     
  17. Bainx

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    This time, the same as last time when I told the wife "if Gore gets in, I am buying a pallet of ammunition". Only this time, the pallet of ammo will be next to a fully-tricked AR!

    Yes, avoid credit cards.
    I read a stat a few months ago that the average credit card debut is
    ....ready for this.....$20,000!
     
  18. Calhoun

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    Um, COMPLETLY clear on the concept, entropy. Credit card debt is nothing to joke about. Somebody may WANT a rifle now, but in a few years when they NEED a house they might be sorry. He asked for opinions and I gave him mine based on my experience and those of good friends.

    Calhoun
     
  19. Carlos Cabeza

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    C'mon guys, even a 1,500.00 purchase doesn't have a terribly steep monthly interest charge. Provided you send a significant amount of the balance each month, say 20 to 25% of the total it would be paid in less than a year. A quality firearm can last a long time, your rights may only last a few more months.

    Always pay 7 to 10 days early to avoid trouble that could increase your interest rate.
     
  20. Mr. Mysterious

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    All right, so you are worry that Kerry is going to get elected. First, I'm a political scientist and I don't think that it is going to be as close as what the media is saying. The polls are absolute crap this year, the non-response rate is the highest ever and a significant number of voters in the X and Y generation are cell phone only and thus are underpolled.

    Secondly...if you have to I would charge the rifle...but the better idea is to budget. Say you are looking at an $850 M4. You have like 13 weeks before inauguration any ways. So in that case set back $65 a week.

    In all reality though the president has a window of about a hundred days before he starts pushing any legislation, so look at an additional 14 weeks or so. No you only have to put back like $32 bucks a week.

    And lets say that Kerry does get elected, then you still have to factor in that he is *just* the president and not the entire government. You still have to have House of Reps and the Senate make and pass the anti-gun bills, which won't happen because it looks like the republicans will retain control. What we would see is no new legislation granting more rights (ie nation wide CCW), but at least there would be no new legislation restricting the 2nd.

    Jason
     
  21. cracked butt

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    I don't need to go into debt to buy what I want, but it would put a big dent in my bank account. I was thinking the other day what I would buy.
    Benelli SBE
    Bushmaster AR-15 along with a carbine upper and mayber 1/2 dozen extra lower receivers (just in case)
    A couple of SKSs
    Another M1
    Another 1911+ magazines
    A dozen standard cap mags for a Beretta 92
     
  22. possenti

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    Buy one anyway, no matter who gets elected.

    Bush isn't any better than Kerry on 2A issues. Kerry just seems worse because he lies more about supporting gun rights. Bush is just as bad because of his silence on the issue - except for promising to sign the AWB renewal if it got to his desk.

    Forget who's president. Our best bet is to keep the pressure on Congress to vote NO on any and all gun control bills.
     
  23. Joshua Hutchison

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    you all have good points....im just very worried about the whole thing.

    When the 94 ban came, i was too young to do anything, but now, i want to do SOMETHING if kerry get elected, by my thinking i would have time if bush gets elected...but all kerry would have to do is an exc. order or something, who knows? im simply asking what others feel about it...the only way i would even USE my emergancy card is ON an emergancy...and that worse-then-bush for now creature is an emergancy to me, if he gets it. i know bush may win...but kerry is what im worried about for now.
     
  24. Black Snowman

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    I always keep a charged rifle next to my bed. Oh, you mean credit card! I'm a good American and I have a boat load of CC debt already. A few AR recievers are a minor burp ;)
     
  25. Average Guy

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    I blew my chance at an AR when they were banned in California, so I like the concept.

    But I'll also say: Start saving NOW.
     
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