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How much $ to give up your right to carry?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by myrockfight, Oct 12, 2004.

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  1. myrockfight

    myrockfight Member

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    I know this is an insane hypothetical/potential flame post. However, I would like to hear your replies concerning this issue.

    If you had no choice, but to give up your right to carry due to some unthinkable circumstance, but you would be compensated monetarily...

    How much would be considered fair in your opinion?

    How much money would be considered reasonable by another or a group of people?



    My initial answer is, "There is no amount of money that could replace my right to carry a firearm for my safety and the safety of my family."

    But this issue is a reality for someone I know and it is real. I cannot really divulge a whole lot of details, but I can say it is not a criminal issue in any way.

    Please think this one out! Your help is appreciated.
     
  2. Edmond

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    I guess if they hired an armed guard 24/7 for me like the politicians, I wouldn't carry.:D
     
  3. wasrjoe

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    Whatever amount would give me armed guards when I felt it was necessary. 'Course I wouldn't want Bubba following me around everywhere, but I'm not exactly a high-profile target. Just takin' him with me to get milk or through bad neighborhoods.
     
  4. pax

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    My immediate, knee-jerk reaction was, "No way. My life is not worth a dollar figure -- and that is why I carry, to protect my life."

    Then I thought what Edmond thought:
    Then I realized that anyone you can hire to protect you, can be hired by someone else not to protect you.

    I'm back to "uh uh, no way."

    pax

    It is not reasonable to suppose that one who is armed will obey willingly one who is unarmed; or that any unarmed man will remain safe among armed servants. -- Niccolò Machiavelli
     
  5. Edmond

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    Pax,

    I guess the only solution would be to protect yourself.:D
     
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    Money can't buy everything , then there is that "matter of principles" I have.

    To thine own self be true. Assume nothing - trust nothing but your instincts.

    Sometimes you gotta break the rules...
     
  7. Tamara

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    I value it about as much as my other rights. Which is to say that I consider it non-negotiable.
     
  8. Soap

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    I already have a good bit of cash for a 22 year old. My goal is to hit millionaire by 30, packing a 1911 the whole way ;) Regardless, I'd rather be poor and free than rich and in chains.
     
  9. boofus

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    Whatever amount of money it takes to be one of the 'important people' that is allowed to break the rules and carry anyway.

    Whatever Donald Trump has I guess. :p You know he can pack in New Dork City if he wanted and no one will hassle him.
     
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    Enough to move to a different place where I could carry.

    Tell your buddy that probably nothing will ever happen, but if his wife or kids ever suffer the results of his not carrying, he may never forgive himself. He might also want to ask himself what kind of people he will be living with there, and whether he should be bringing up children in that milieu.
     
  12. ZeroX

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    100 billion dollars.
     
  13. hso

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    Whatever would be enough to pay for a professional body guard for the period in question. Say, $4,000,000.
     
  14. Sistema1927

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    Some things are not for sale.

    My honor.

    My dignity.

    My rights.

    In fact, they are not even mine to sell, they belong to my children and grandchildren.
     
  15. Greg L

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    Somewhat related...

    Mrs. L & I were talking the other day about what it would take to get us to move back to Calif. (we're both originally from the Bay Area - went over the wall 20 years ago) We came to the agreement that we could endure it for two years if we were making mid to upper seven figures/year. After two years we could retire & escape with the kids to wherever we wanted to do whatever we wanted.

    Anything less than that however & it ain't gonna happen :D .
     
  16. MLH

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    If I had that much money

    Then it would make me a target and I would need a gun even more!:eek:
     
  17. Smoke

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    Can I still own long guns? Can I still carry on my own land?

    I spent the majority of my life without Concealed carry legislation, if we are talking simply the elimination of the CHL law....call it a cool 10 Million.

    Smoke - the sellout
     
  18. geekWithA.45

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    It would cost X + $1.00, where X is the amount of money required to develop, perfect, and commercially produce a handgun capable of sitting quietly in my gunsafe, and instantly teleport into my hand upon mental command.
     
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    I'd say $5,000,000 would be a fair amount. It would allow me to afford personal protection of various sorts and hermit myself off somewhere that I could persue my various interests.

    If it were possible, I'd gladly give up the right to carry (which is currently denied me anyway) to get rid of all the bad drivers on the road :uhoh:
     
  20. RWK

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    My life and my freedom, and those of my loved ones, is priceless! No sale, under any circumstances.
     
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    I guess I'm not as principled as most here! I'd do it for about $50,000. I mean we're talking about the remote chance that I'll need a gun on my person versus the guarantee of a significant sum of money.
     
  22. Grey54956

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    $15 Billion...

    Enough to buy an island in the S. Pacific, declare myself an independant state, buy every gun under the sun I want and put a big Molon Labe bill board over my house.

    Why carry when you can dot your property with crew served machine guns?
     
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    You are fortunate. Unlike Indira Gandhi, you discovered this fact early in life.

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    $10 million ... $100 million ... whatever ...concealed is concealed ... I'll take the money and still carry so :neener:
     
  25. LASur5r

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    Sorry

    This is an issue that my family and I have discussed on many an occasion.

    I cannot give up my right to defend myself or my family. I have been in many fights most of my life...I have been in the martial arts for some 46 years. A gun is a tool....much more efficient in being a crime preventer than a 3" knife and my feet, unless I can run faster.

    On my job, after one guy got busted for taking a $500 bribe, I thought of what I would be willing to take to "look the other way." After all I am human and I do have my price.

    I am presently a building inspector.

    Shortly after that time, I was "tested" by a man that owns a high end car dealership. With little hesitation I wrote out thirty years of my pay plus a top of the line Mercedes sports car. The gentleman trying to get me to look the other way ws putting out feelers. He looked at my amount and said, "You're kidding." I said no, but obviously he was.

    I can always find another job. I don't believe that I would trade my wife or my daughter if some perp decides to abduct either one of them and I had a chance to prevent that. Both my wife and daughter carry also. They both have had situations where they felt their life was in danger and each time, a gun prevented that from happening.

    They are both petite. (5'1" tall)...their size is not imposing.

    What do you think? Sorry, I don't have a price for my "precious commodities."
     
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