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What do you think is going to happen about the gun laws? Do you think us (gunowners) are going to lose our guns?

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from MidnightBanjo wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

Not a chance here in Oklahoma. Not really a chance nationally either, least I hope not. If they do come for our guns, it's going to get ugly fast.

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from jhjimbo wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

Possibly not this time around. However if the liberals win seats in the House in the 2014 mid term election it may be all over. the President with the House and Senate can do whatever he wants.
The obama administration is already in full campaign mode now for the election in 2014. They are using everything they can in social media, facebook, anti gun organizations, etc to gain dollars and solidify their position. They have millions of followers on their social media contact address books. It is interesting facebook made billions of dollars profit last year and are paying zero taxes. Wonder what is going on there? Some people suspect facebook is giving access to it's hundreds of millions of subscribers to the liberals and administration in exchange for a free ride on taxes. Don't know but it looks suspicious.

What are the conservatives doing? I don't see much of anything - maybe the NRA, but even they seem to have lost some of their luster. The liberal media has seen to that.
Conservatives do not even seem to have their act together so unless things change quickly - we may be in dire straights.

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from RockySquirrel wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

Nope. In my opinion, No much will change.

I think there will now be 100% background checks, thats probably a given. I think STATES will eventually keep permanent records eventually on who owns what and where. Some states do that now. Firearm ownership is really a STATE issue, in my opinion. At some point they may share info like they do hunting license information. so if your Colt gets stolen and turns up in New York city, you may actually get it back.

I think the 10 round magazine ‘may’ happen (or may not). Its kind of a pointless red herring anyway. Some STATES ‘MAY” be a restriction on the amount of firearms you can buy in say a month. Which would stop some straw men buyers. And help me from getting crazy when I go to a gun shop. (Went into to look one night and ended up buying two in one night, it was not pleasant when I got home).

They 'may' limit the amount of ammo you can buy at one time, like they do cold medicine. You ‘may' have to sign for some types of ammo, like you have to do for black power and now some cold medicine. Some STATES may require you to keep all firearms in a safe, which is a good idea anyway. Some STATES may require you to get insurance, another good idea. Hard to enforce but most of us do it anyway,

Rocky’s prediction>.Very worst case: You may have to get a detailed background check or even pass a concealed carry permit to buy and own an semi-auto anything (excluding shot guns). But most of us had to do that to get a carry permit anyway. They may TAX ammo a bit more. They do that now to pay for some of our Fish and Game programs now.

They can’t find 11 million, some in the open illegal aliens (Been to D.C. lately), and some with criminal records; they aren’t coming after your deer rifle no matter what people what you to believe. The logistics are just impossible. Even if the administration wanted to, they could’t do it. There just ain’t enough cops, courts and lawyers.

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from small game sportsman wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

No, liberals can try as hard as they want, but they will never be able to forcefully confiscate our guns. Even if they do pass a bill like this... I pity the fool who tries to enforce it.

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from chuckles wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

80 million + gun owners
300 million + guns
Multi-billion dollar firearms industry
2nd amendment
It will never happen! Fear is the mind-killer, do not give in to fear.

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from 99explorer wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I can see a limitation on magazine capacity passing, but it would have to be generous, like about 15 rounds.
The Glock owners are already going crazy in New York state, demonstrating against the 7-round limitation just signed by the governor.

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from Hoski wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

About the only thing that has a chance is the better back ground check...mag capacity is distantly possible but unlikely.
Despite what some say about the House mid-term elections, the fact is it's the Senate that has the filibuster option, and because of that, a ban won't come close to getting through the Senate.

Anybody see Bourjaily's latest piece?
Many of those "buy em before they ban em" recent gun buys are already showing up in the used rack.

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from 1ojolsen wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

Nope

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from Bioguy01 wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

Confiscation is not the issue here...it's future ability to purchase guns, gun parts, and even ammo. It's the next generation of gun owners that will be affected by the decisions made today. We must make sure that our children and grand children have the same security and rights to protect themselves that we do now. It is important to not get complacent because the stroke of a politician's pen can render good, law-abiding citizens into criminals, as it did in NY. If you're not a member of the NRA, now is a good time to join. Even though I don't agree with everything the NRA says, they are the strongest gun lobby we have and they need our support to fight any bill that is a direct violation of our gun rights. They keep us informed and they give us the tools that we need to make our voices heard.

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from DakotaMan wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

As long as our elected officials continue to think it is fine to deviate from constitutional guarantees of freedom, they will keep coming. It will be done through a wide variety of constraints. For example, military surplus guns, ammo and components will not be available to citizens. Taxes will be raised on ammo and components until they are unattainable. Registration will identify the enemy to the government and scare owners from acquiring trouble with the government by aquiring a hated commodity. Legislation and military contracts will make life difficult for manufacturers who sell to the citizenery. Import regulations will further limit the supply. Don't expect it to be a wholesale violation of the U.S. Constitution in the first step.

I would like to see the NRA focus on a program to inform and educate all U.S. citizens on the constitutional freedoms that are essential to "we the people" continuing to own the government. We have a growing majority that feel guns are harmful and that as long as one death results from gun mis-use, they should be banned from our society. Its not about target shooting or deer hunting... it is about freedom.

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from GERG wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

My guns will not be taken by Tyrants. Its calledj the 2nd amendment

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from jhjimbo wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

When anti-gun people say "if it prevents one death, gun bans and regulations are worth it"

Respond " if a gun saves just one person from certain death or bodily harm, it is worth having free access to guns"

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from 99explorer wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

Hundreds of thousands of lives were sacrificed throughout history to secure our freedoms. To give them up now to prevent one death does not compute.

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from crm3006 wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

jhjimbo-
A better answer would be "If banning all automobiles would prevent one death, don't you think we should go back to the horse?"

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from chuckles wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

80 million + gun owners
300 million + guns
Multi-billion dollar firearms industry
2nd amendment
It will never happen! Fear is the mind-killer, do not give in to fear.

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from Bioguy01 wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

Confiscation is not the issue here...it's future ability to purchase guns, gun parts, and even ammo. It's the next generation of gun owners that will be affected by the decisions made today. We must make sure that our children and grand children have the same security and rights to protect themselves that we do now. It is important to not get complacent because the stroke of a politician's pen can render good, law-abiding citizens into criminals, as it did in NY. If you're not a member of the NRA, now is a good time to join. Even though I don't agree with everything the NRA says, they are the strongest gun lobby we have and they need our support to fight any bill that is a direct violation of our gun rights. They keep us informed and they give us the tools that we need to make our voices heard.

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from jhjimbo wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

Possibly not this time around. However if the liberals win seats in the House in the 2014 mid term election it may be all over. the President with the House and Senate can do whatever he wants.
The obama administration is already in full campaign mode now for the election in 2014. They are using everything they can in social media, facebook, anti gun organizations, etc to gain dollars and solidify their position. They have millions of followers on their social media contact address books. It is interesting facebook made billions of dollars profit last year and are paying zero taxes. Wonder what is going on there? Some people suspect facebook is giving access to it's hundreds of millions of subscribers to the liberals and administration in exchange for a free ride on taxes. Don't know but it looks suspicious.

What are the conservatives doing? I don't see much of anything - maybe the NRA, but even they seem to have lost some of their luster. The liberal media has seen to that.
Conservatives do not even seem to have their act together so unless things change quickly - we may be in dire straights.

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from DakotaMan wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

As long as our elected officials continue to think it is fine to deviate from constitutional guarantees of freedom, they will keep coming. It will be done through a wide variety of constraints. For example, military surplus guns, ammo and components will not be available to citizens. Taxes will be raised on ammo and components until they are unattainable. Registration will identify the enemy to the government and scare owners from acquiring trouble with the government by aquiring a hated commodity. Legislation and military contracts will make life difficult for manufacturers who sell to the citizenery. Import regulations will further limit the supply. Don't expect it to be a wholesale violation of the U.S. Constitution in the first step.

I would like to see the NRA focus on a program to inform and educate all U.S. citizens on the constitutional freedoms that are essential to "we the people" continuing to own the government. We have a growing majority that feel guns are harmful and that as long as one death results from gun mis-use, they should be banned from our society. Its not about target shooting or deer hunting... it is about freedom.

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from MidnightBanjo wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

Not a chance here in Oklahoma. Not really a chance nationally either, least I hope not. If they do come for our guns, it's going to get ugly fast.

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from RockySquirrel wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

Nope. In my opinion, No much will change.

I think there will now be 100% background checks, thats probably a given. I think STATES will eventually keep permanent records eventually on who owns what and where. Some states do that now. Firearm ownership is really a STATE issue, in my opinion. At some point they may share info like they do hunting license information. so if your Colt gets stolen and turns up in New York city, you may actually get it back.

I think the 10 round magazine ‘may’ happen (or may not). Its kind of a pointless red herring anyway. Some STATES ‘MAY” be a restriction on the amount of firearms you can buy in say a month. Which would stop some straw men buyers. And help me from getting crazy when I go to a gun shop. (Went into to look one night and ended up buying two in one night, it was not pleasant when I got home).

They 'may' limit the amount of ammo you can buy at one time, like they do cold medicine. You ‘may' have to sign for some types of ammo, like you have to do for black power and now some cold medicine. Some STATES may require you to keep all firearms in a safe, which is a good idea anyway. Some STATES may require you to get insurance, another good idea. Hard to enforce but most of us do it anyway,

Rocky’s prediction>.Very worst case: You may have to get a detailed background check or even pass a concealed carry permit to buy and own an semi-auto anything (excluding shot guns). But most of us had to do that to get a carry permit anyway. They may TAX ammo a bit more. They do that now to pay for some of our Fish and Game programs now.

They can’t find 11 million, some in the open illegal aliens (Been to D.C. lately), and some with criminal records; they aren’t coming after your deer rifle no matter what people what you to believe. The logistics are just impossible. Even if the administration wanted to, they could’t do it. There just ain’t enough cops, courts and lawyers.

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from small game sportsman wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

No, liberals can try as hard as they want, but they will never be able to forcefully confiscate our guns. Even if they do pass a bill like this... I pity the fool who tries to enforce it.

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from 99explorer wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I can see a limitation on magazine capacity passing, but it would have to be generous, like about 15 rounds.
The Glock owners are already going crazy in New York state, demonstrating against the 7-round limitation just signed by the governor.

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from Hoski wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

About the only thing that has a chance is the better back ground check...mag capacity is distantly possible but unlikely.
Despite what some say about the House mid-term elections, the fact is it's the Senate that has the filibuster option, and because of that, a ban won't come close to getting through the Senate.

Anybody see Bourjaily's latest piece?
Many of those "buy em before they ban em" recent gun buys are already showing up in the used rack.

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from GERG wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

My guns will not be taken by Tyrants. Its calledj the 2nd amendment

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from jhjimbo wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

When anti-gun people say "if it prevents one death, gun bans and regulations are worth it"

Respond " if a gun saves just one person from certain death or bodily harm, it is worth having free access to guns"

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from 99explorer wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

Hundreds of thousands of lives were sacrificed throughout history to secure our freedoms. To give them up now to prevent one death does not compute.

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from crm3006 wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

jhjimbo-
A better answer would be "If banning all automobiles would prevent one death, don't you think we should go back to the horse?"

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from 1ojolsen wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

Nope

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