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Should we all be scared?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by RKBABob, Nov 3, 2008.

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Should we all be worried about the Second Ammendment?

Poll closed Nov 8, 2008.
  1. YES, we should be terrified! The end is near. Buy 'em while you can... stock up on ammo, too.

    148 vote(s)
    52.1%
  2. NO, its just a repeat of the big Y2K fiasco. Nothing will happen. Don't worry so much about it!

    67 vote(s)
    23.6%
  3. I don't know what to think.

    69 vote(s)
    24.3%
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  1. RKBABob

    RKBABob Member

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    OK, I'll try to keep this as non-political as possible... please do the same.

    With all the claims of 'change' coming from both major parties, and rumors of increased sales at gun and ammo dealers... How does everyone feel?

    Should we be worried (more than usual) about the right to bear arms?
     
  2. BHP FAN

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    um,YES....
     
  3. foghornl

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    Not so much the political issue, as the fact that the economy is going very badly right now....businesses closing...layoffs...mergers. I have already seen a major uptick in violent crime here in Greater Cleveland. National City Bank being bought by PNC, deal now (maybe) under Congressional Investigation. Crime usually goes up some in Cleveland every year about this time, but I am talking MAJOR rise.

    TWO armed robbery cases on/at the edge of the VA Hospital property (Wade Park Facility) within the last 10 days...Idjit tries robbing a pet store via the knife method...Smash & grabs happening...have heard gunfire in the area around work, but can't identify the exact location, other than nearby.

    Things ARE scary right now.
     
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  4. testify4

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    I am more concerned about gun and ammo prices going up because of panic buying right now.

    I'm hopeful we will have some pro-RKBA leadership. If some less-than 2A friendly candidates make it in, I hope our system balances things out with some NRA A-rating folks.

    Went to the range yesterday and there were more people out than usual. That made me feel good.
     
  5. acn001

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    IBTL... If those goes on for more tha a page imma be pissed. This is like the 5th thread asking the same question that I asked first.
     
  6. 98C5

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    The gubment has bigger fish to fry right now. Gun control is a back burner issue IMO.
     
  7. 22lr

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    Maybe the statements by the two goof balls who are running on the democratic ticket like "the idea of banning guns is an idea whose time has come" um ya lets just say nothing good is going to happen. I bought high cap mags for all my guns last gun show, along with a boat load of 9mm ammo.
     
  8. Treo

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    There's a good book out called You And The Police out from Javelin Press that kind of addresses the issue and lists some references. It was written under the psuedonym Boston T Party.

    Good read

    Oh, and while I'm at it
    IBTL :D
     
  9. BHP FAN

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    Ibtl?
     
  10. RKBABob

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    Well, acn001, it was just such a darned good question that its worth repeating!:neener: Seriously, if someone already put up a poll to gauge the panic level of THR members, then I do apologise.
     
  11. 3pairs12

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    I voted I don't know what to think because I believe the answer is somewhere between terrified nd no, much closer to terrified though.
     
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    Terrified is the wrong word. But yes, your SpideySenses should be tingling pretty good right about now....
     
  13. RKBABob

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    In Before The Lock?

    Uh oh, :uhoh: am I annoying the mods?!?! :neener:

    I did add the following disclaimer to my OP:
    OK, I'll try to keep this as non-political as possible... please do the same.
     
  14. Mt Shooter

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    The free news is reporting and playing the interview about how one candidate wants to break the coal and power plant industry. I think the main use of our poor economy will be to highlight how they need to disarm the public for the "general welfare" I also expect to hear that phrase often.
    Gotta have something for the new Civilian Security Corp to do.
     
  16. Deanimator

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    I voted "don't know what to think", but I DO know what to think and DO. Be prepared, no matter what happens. If you haven't, decide what's REALLY important to you.

    And if the worst comes to worst, do not compromise, do not surrender, resist.
     
  17. CountGlockula

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    Let's just say, you'll be kicking yourself a year from now.
     
  18. Harley Quinn

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    Deanimator.
    I second that.

    HQ
     
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    Will there be another AWB if BHO is elected? I can't see why not.

    Do we have a decent amount of time before it would become law? Yea.

    One could only hope that we don't have price gouging BEFORE there is a law.
     
  20. hso

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    Should we worry more than "normal" about RKBA?

    Dunno, I don't have a magic mirror or crystal ball.

    These are unsettling times and that makes people worry about a lot of things, but we'll know very soon whether we have less to worry about than we do right now.
     
  21. ArmedBear

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    We should ALWAYS expect that politicians will try to take any and all of our rights away, a bit at a time, or a lot at a time if there's an opportunity.

    (That's the 2008 translation of the late-18th-century, "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.")

    Those in power tend to see personal benefits in amassing more power, and no benefit to giving it up. Politicians are humans, motivated by the same things as any other humans. Sometimes, these are base motivations.

    The words "public servant" are a joke. Don't forget it.
     
  22. RP88

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    I don't know what to think, since none of what we're afraid of seems to have been reared yet. No new AWB, no bills against gun rights, nothing against the Heller decision, etc.

    It's kind of like waiting in the fog of war after a firefight that you managed to win. You know that they're regrouping, you know that they're still out there, but you don't know how close or far away, or if they'll be coming back at all before you get a foothold.

    Time will tell.

    I guess the only difference between now and 1994 is just how focused Clinton and the democrats were on gun control. They FORCED the bill through, just to win by one vote. Will BHO - or any others - have the time or see it as worth the effort? Who knows.

    once again, time will tell.
     
  23. RockyMtnTactical

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    I am a fairly optimistic person, but I don't want to take any chances. I would error on the side of "we should be scared", or more appropriately, "prepared".
     
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    voted yes for the hilarity of it.
     
  25. KINGMAX

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    Hard times

    Desperate people do desperate things. Hard times are upon us.
     
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