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They just ran a story on fox that said gun purchases up

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Mr Crowley, Oct 27, 2008.

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  1. Mr Crowley

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    The reasons they listed were.


    1. Tough economic times could cause people to result to crime

    2. People fearing Obama's potential gun control.



    I have to admit. I definately had the thought cross my mind when I purchased my handgun last week.
    1. Other people turning to crime during bad times might cause them to victimize me/my family.

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    As much as I and many others on staff may agree with your position, political discussions are discouraged here. Too much leeway for hot button/flame war escalations. Armed Polite Society has a political forum if you'd like to visit and vent your frustrations.

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    "Law-abiding, responsible citizens do not and should not need to ask anyone's permission or approval to engage in a peaceful activity. Gun ownership, by itself, harms no other person and cannot morally justify criminal penalties." -Libertarian Party Platform
     
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    100% agreed. :)
     
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    Every action has unintended consequences. The "assault weapons" ban of 1994 only resulted in the same guns altered in appearance, as well as a race to see who could build the smallest possible handgun that still holds 10 rounds. The mini-Glock and other subcompact handguns are a direct outgrowth of this, IMO. At least that was a good consequence. :)
     
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    "They just ran a story on fox that said gun purchases up
    The reasons they listed were.

    1. Touch economic times could cause people to result to crime

    2. People fearing Obama's potential gun control."

    Add a third:

    3. Potential unrest in urban areas after the election............

    Lots of media chat about it too.....
     
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    Same story was also a link on the MSN.com home page.

    My humble 1/50th of $1...

    Buy what you want/can afford right now. My crystal ball on this election cycle is very fuzzy...can't tell
     
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    I agree, but do not make decisions out of fear. If you do, then someone else is controlling you. Always take a second to breathe and review the best course of action, if you concur with your fear decision, then do it, but do not be goaded by fear into a position.
     
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    Cute, Do you live in a bubble?


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    As gun owners we should be outraged at ALL abuses of our rights, and lowering of evidencery standards, not the ones that directly affect us.

    Gun owners that live in a bubble and think that Only 2nd Amendemnt Issues affect me, and nothing else; truly scare me.

    Sure if they declared all gun owners "enemy combatants" tomorrow, nothing would happen to you. Keep thinking that. How does that poem go . . .

    When the Nazis came for the communists,
    I remained silent;
    I was not a communist. . .
     
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    Edited: Bordering on personal attack. Please reread the rules.



    Hmm, telling someone that if they don't vote they are contributing to the problem is a personal attack? Wow.
     
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    But.....but....but his commercial says he supports the 2nd amendment...

    He wouldn't lie to us, would he???

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Careful, careful, careful. There is way too much political talk in this thread.

    I just don't understand why so many threads have political comment since it is against the rules.

    Maybe it is because this election and the future of our gun rights are entrenched in POLITICS and it is the most important thing gun owners can and should be discussing at this time.

    I bought my AK a few months ago because the future is uncertain at best, and just plain dismal at the least. We are in for a tough 4 years and then some.

    I just love reading from my fellow gun owners here on this forum about how the anti's won't have time to go after our guns because of everything else going on.

    DREAM ON PEOPLE!

    Get your guns and ammo now while the price is reasonable and the ability to purchase them is there.
     
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    an often overlooked consequence of the 1994 AWB; development moved to meet new criteria, resulting in better CCW options.
     
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    Where is it against the rules?
    http://www.thehighroad.org/code-of-conduct.html

    this is related to firearms/civil liberties?
     
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    Much as I would like to buy more guns, the possibility of another Assault Weapons Ban, this time with a provision for the confiscation of ARs. AKs, Mini14s, and most other semi-auto rifles and shotguns scares me. If the predictions of a Democratic party Congress and very liberal, anti gun president make this not only possible, but, IMHO, likely.:fire:
     
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    I went to the local Fun Store to pick up a transfer for a collectible Colt Saturday that came in. While there I was going to ask him if he would transfer a Sig 556 for me from CDNN who had a good deal on them.

    While in there I was chatting with a couple that was 'hoarding' AR's and was picking up cases of ammo.

    Then I saw he had one of the Sig 556's in stock I was looking for. Walked out with it specifically because of the Obomination effect. Probably will get one more of something before the Coronation.
     
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    Yeah, it's kinda ironic how those that oppose guns, have ended up being the best salespeople for them by pushing their goofy laws.

    When the California AW ban was enacted in 1989, I knew lots of people who went out and bought one while they still could, even though they never cared about owning one before.

    Subsequent laws passed in California since didn't have near the media coverage as the 1989 law. I think they may have learned their lesson, and not tried to turn their passing into a PR campaign ahead of time. The "safe gun" law was like that. Unless you were active in RKBA stuff, most had no clue what the law was going to do, and how most of the guns it really ended up banning, were quality, safe guns like S&W's, Colt's, Browning's etc. that were just discontinued models, that wouldn't be submitted by the manufacturers for "testing".
     
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    I've been blowing all my money on guns mainly over the election, but I still need more ammo, that's likely going to be banned or hard to come by as well.
     
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