September 19, 2014
25-35 (a fun caliber!) and Rick, Getting back to the original intent of the question-despite the potential changes out there, at the federal and my state levels, I intend to continue as I am. A friend of mine called me two weeks ago in a panic and wanted my opinion if he should sell his 3 AR’s before they were outlawed and made worthless. I advised informed but controlled action/reaction, and continue as we were/are. Act to try to preclude the restrictions, but don’t overreact to what you may not be able to control. And the “as I am” is that I am still trying to actively add to my collection! Tim.
February 22, 2021
Gentlemen, my thread was not intended to be politically divisive.
My apology if it has taken that turn.
Being “new” to the gun collecting fraternity, it was driven more so by your collective perspectives given the current run on gun legislation in Congress (and potential future ramifications) regarding:
1. Are you more inclined to dissolve your gun collections
2. Will you continue to buy more firearms
3. Will you refrain from adding to your collections
I plan to not participate in this Government’s attempts at gun grabbing, I’m just not interested in that sort of thing.
December 21, 2006
Up here in Canada We gun owners are also under assault, however I don’t plan to participate in Their folly either , until they come kickin’ at My door to confiscate My property. Then They will understand the true meaning of resistance. I am 72 and the prospect of spending the rest of My life in prison is less daunting than it was 35 years ago. I always liked Charlton Heston’s analigy, “from My cold dead hands.” I don’t consider Myself a rebel but I am a traditionalist and first and foremost a Canadian with true Canadian values and principals and try to live by those that were instilled in Me by My raising. I will not bow to a government that is trying Their damndest to change those principals , that I need to think along the lines of the “enlightened ” generation of politicians and comply with Their want to get themselves re-elected at the expense of common sense. There isn’t one person in this country with any knowledge of our history, that can stand up and truthfully say that taking away my right to own a firearm will in any way make Themselves feel safer. The results of so doing , removing firearms from the honest citizen, only makes them more available to the criminal element and makes them firearms more valuable in the black market. No one ever said a politician had to make sense though. OH Ya I’m still buying , probably more so now than ever
W.A.C.A. life member, Marlin Collectors Assn. charter and life member, C,S.S.A. member and general gun nut.
January 27, 1992
Well said Henry. I live in California and am made uncomfortable by the suggestion that I may have to get a permit or pay a fee to register all my guns. I was taught to be an honest upright citizen. I have taken the oath to defend my country against enemies both foreign and domestic. The problem now arises trying to tell the good guys from the bad. The criminals seem to be getting free reign with little or no consequences and the honest citizen is loosing the right to self protect. Very frustrating circumstances. RDB
November 1, 2013
February 8, 2013
Gentlemen and Ladies;
A couple of thoughts for all to digest. 1) If the people in the American Colony just stood by doing nothing until the British Army overpowered them and confiscated their firearms, either individually or as a group, then we would still be Englishmen. They chose, albeit just a minority, to resist. The English at the time were well within their rights to confiscate those arms more so than the politicians of today would be. There was no 2nd Amendment at that time protecting the people’s RIGHT to own firearms. 2) If todays Politicians are successful in passing illegal laws that virtually change an amendment to the Constitution without a referendum by 2/3rds of the states and or 2/3rds of the States Legislatures that inhabit them, they would be doing several things. A) according to them, they would create a citizenry of criminals. B) Would disavow their mandate to govern (rule) over the people without the use of force of arms. C) These duly elected politicians would as Clarence points out then become ” Domestic Enemies of the People”. Tim advises not to overreact. I assume he means “don’t overreact in a violent manner”. In this I wholeheartedly agree. If and when the forces of the ruling government come to confiscate, then each individual has a decision to make whether to comply or not. Clarence, at this point our country is facing BOTH a possible domestic, and in the case of China, Iran, Cuba, North Korea Russia and at least several other regimes, foreign enemies.
Apache (the Simpleton, ya ta hey)
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