Assault gun ban question

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Missfire, Sep 6, 2020.

  1. Missfire

    Missfire Member

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    Received a email from a friend who is new to sporting rifles and he asked me if he were to buy a AR would he be able to keep it if the democrats win and are successful at getting a assault gun ban
    He just doesn't want to spend a lot of money and then lose it

    As far as I know if you already have it you shouldn't worry about it

    Your thoughts....
     
  2. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You are correct.
     
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  3. G66enigma

    G66enigma Well-Known Member

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    So far, at least, most "bans" instituted in states across the U.S. over the years have had a "grandfather" clause in them where folks who already had such property wouldn't be forcibly made to sell it or destroy it.

    Of course, there's no guarantee.

    But it's a fair bet that, at least for the next several such attempts at this type of thing, there's every likelihood a "grandfather" clause will be part of such legislation.

    Better still: live in a state where off-books, face-to-face private transactions are not (yet) criminalized; buy a boat; and keep your trap shut about what arms you own or toy with. About the only way for such stuff to pass a person over. Until they get "wise" to that and do a no-grandfather-clause ban across the country. Haven't done it yet, other than the 1934 National Firearms Act "tax" thing they did (which technically wasn't a ban as such, but was just a price floor concept via a tax on transactions); though the 1986 thing was a ban on future manufacturing and importing, though it did (more or less) "grandfather" already-owned stuff.
     
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  4. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    There are too many in circulation to try gather them all up.
     
  5. W.T. Sherman

    W.T. Sherman Well-Known Member

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    there is no one here or anywhere else on every gun board or t the world for that matter that knows what will happen next week, let alone what will happen way down the road.

    if they did, they wouldn't be on a gun board, they would be in the beach in the Bahamas sipping on a mai-tai and having supermodels everywhere, because they knew what stocks to pick

    personally, I believe there is no way they can collect up all those rifles. all they have to do is pass a law, and if you are caught with it, that's all she wrote. what it will do is make people paranoid about having one, I mean more paranoid then some gun owners are now, and either turn it in........or it never sees the light of day.
     
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  6. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    ^ that’s always been my thought
     
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  7. W.T. Sherman

    W.T. Sherman Well-Known Member

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    P.S. to my post; the other thing is............and I'm really, really surprised this was never brought up in congress. make a new catagory in the NFA law and deem ARs, AKs etc.... a NFA item, registered it and subject to transfers background checks and tax.
     
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  8. Trunk Monkey

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    FWIW both New Jersey and California have retroactively criminalized the possession of banned "Assault Weapons".

    When New Jersey passed their current 10 round capacity limit on magazines they criminalized the possession of any magazine that held over 10 Rounds regardless of when you purchased it.

    The law gave you 90 days to turn it in without compensation, destroy it or sell it out of state. After that regardless of when you purchased it mere possession was a felony.

    Do you really think they won't do the same thing with rifles?
     
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  9. Trunk Monkey

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    It has been brought up recently
     
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  10. schnuffleupagus

    schnuffleupagus Well-Known Member

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    Recommend that he vote to support his 2nd Amendment rights
     
  11. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    First of all if every gun owner in America would vote o protect their Second Amendment we in all likelihood would not have to worry. If those who will not protect their Constitutional Second Amendment Rights shame on them! They shouldn't be her on this Forum in the first place!
    But I have to laugh at the Leftist Progressive Socialists!
    This is America and most here believe in the Constitution. Do they really think they would get and find all of them? NOT!;)


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  12. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Trade this for a removing the $200 fee and no more 14 day wait to obtain suppressors, SBRs and full auto, including new production.

    Give something, get something real in return for a change.
     
  13. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, we have MANY more gun owners since this crap of defunding the police started, makes me wonder if these people will vote accordingly
     
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  14. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Not likely, most that voted Dimocrat before buying a gun will do so after buying a gun.
     
  15. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I’m sure you are right :(
     
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  16. Sniper03

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    Rifling

    I they do not Vote this time to protect themselves and the Second Amendment it would surprise me. Since now obviously, they have a sense of urgency regarding them and their families safety! They have seen what is going on and who is tolerating and allowing
    the looting, occupation, burning, shootings and violence.
    IMO it seems like that certain Party is almost saying we will tolerate your criminal acts listed above as long as you will vote for us in November!;)

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  17. G66enigma

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    ^ Ought to be a key ad floated on roadside boards, television and print, for the next 7 weeks.

    The distinction's glaring.

    And I think people can be made to see that, shown what's real on that point. Without haranguing on the politics of it so much as who's likely to shut such crap down and who's been allowing it to fester into a smoking crater.
     
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  18. Missfire

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    That's what he's worried about
     
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  19. sheepdawg

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    That's what Biden is proposing.
     
  20. Ghost1958

    Ghost1958 Well-Known Member

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    Care to look up the compliance rate of that unconstitutional law?
    Hint, it's really really REALLY low.
     
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