Pending Gun Ban? But I can't afford an AR right now

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Dillinger, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Mods - I realize the title is political, but this is just information for people and is not intended to be a political thread. I would ask all respondants to stick with that intention when replying.

    Okay, so the election is upon us and again there is talk of neither candidate being pro gun and what if Assault Weapons Ban Part II comes down the pipe?

    First off, it's not going to happen on Nov. 7th, so don't panic. You don't need to rush right out and max out your credit cards before Christmas because you are going to "miss out".

    He is the first step in a logical approach to owning one of these types of weapons should you truly feel the need and are scared you will not be able too in the coming future.

    This is a lower receiver for the AR platform. There are 50 different styles of them out there if there is one. Everyone is banging out AR Lowers right now because the demand is high.

    This is the only part of the whole rifle that, atleast right now, has to go through an FFL, thus a background check is required.

    They range in price from the $80 neighborhood up to the $350 neighborhood depending on the look and construction.

    The last time this type of legislation went into effect, anyone with a complete rifle purchase, or a lower receiver purchase, before the drop dead date was grandfathered in and was allowed to keep them. That meant that if you had a stripped lower receiver, even after the "ban" went into effect, you were still able to build it into a rifle after the "ban date" without penalty.

    While this is no guarantee they would be grandfathered in again, most people would agree that trying to go door to door to demand confiscation would be a really dumb move by anyone, so a grandfather clause makes perfect sense.

    Now none of the other AR parts have to have any Fed involvement to be purchased and can be sent right to your house, or purchased at a local gun shop or gun show and walked right to your car.

    At the top of this forum section there are several sticky threads that will show you how to assemble a lower, explain all the technical terms, and even show you a couple of builds that were done by people just like you.

    There are no less than 2 dozen highly skilled members here who intimate knowledge of the AR platform and no shortness of desire to talk about them, so you will always have a source for your questions.

    So in closing if you suddenly awoke with a nagging fear that there might be some looming legislation to keep you from owning an AR, please know that you do not need to take a second mortgage on your house, rob the kid's college fund or sell a kidney. ;)

    Shop around, find a lower you like, and purchase it for a DIY project as finances allow.

    I hope this helps ease some fears -

    JD
     

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  2. fmj

    fmj Active Member

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    Very informative. But in reality, even with these clowns up for erection being notoriously anti gun, the majority of twits in congress KNOW that even speaking of gun control is political suicide. We, as americans, even the most liberal amongst us, not naming any names here, (coughchainfirecough :p) are quite pro gun.

    My advice is dont worry, save and buy what you want, when you can...that being said, i bought my M-4 at the begining of this year just to hedge my bets.;)
     

  3. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I am glad you are thinking about me FMJ!:)

    For once we are in full agreement, I do not think any gun legislation could go through any congress that we are about to elect, no matter who is the President.
     
  4. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    LOL!! Funny! Someone's got your number ChainFire. :D
     
  5. Old_Crow

    Old_Crow New Member

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    I don't see any more gun laws being passed in the near future. Like others have said it's political suicide. The attempts to pass gun laws recently are only a ploy to drive up gun prices and to make liberal voters happy.
     
  6. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I'm buying lowers and ammo. Obama will be re-elected. He doesn't give a damn about political suicide. He will pass a ban.
     
  7. LandMonster

    LandMonster New Member

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    Pending to be proposed in a worst case scenario if the nra fails us legislation would be a more correct title. This time around I am less worried.
     
  8. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    long as this stays on buying an ar15 and ignores the politics it can stay. i dont like letting borderline topics stay as they almost always devolve into naughtty areas. if it does its getting deleted. :)

    so please stay on topic of ar15 buying advice
     
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  9. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    Actually its great advice for anytime. If ya cant afford the AR ya want. Buy the lower first. then keep adding to it when finances allow.
     
  10. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Jon - feel free to edit, or delete, the political view posts, they offer nothing.

    This thread is about how to make preparations IF you believe you will not be able to get the rifle you want, when you can afford it.

    Namely, in the next 3 months.

    The lower receiver is key. Buy one and get it on the books, or buy a stock block and machine it, prior to any legislation.

    Outside of that you DO NOT need to max out the credit cards or take out a loan to get a "top tier" AR. :rolleyes:

    JD
     
  11. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    I will have more than a few extra lowers laying around if the need arises. :D
     
  12. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    yeah, but I really really really want that Bad News AR338 Lapua right now! :eek:


    Oh well :( ... guess it will have to be purchase number 2 on my list. Number 1 is going to be a surprise that I will announce in the next couple of weeks ;)
     
  13. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Again. The rest of us DO NOT WANT to know what you purchased from the "OUT NOW" showcase. :mad:

    It's okay. We get it. You want to "express yourself in public" and to "test boundaries" but really?!?! :eek:
     
  14. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    fine ... I won't share the EPIC awesomeness with you :p
     
  15. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    What is it.. what is it?. Me want to know. Hahaha. Funny seeing two of u.
    Anyway... have a nice weekend guys!
     
  16. Phelenwolf

    Phelenwolf New Member

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    I am not so much worried about the not being able to get an AR or something. I am more worried about get the ammo to feed my toys. There is plenty of 5.56 and 7.62x39 but no 7.62x51 surplus ammo. I can get plenty of Winchester white box 7.62 which is okay. But I would also like to get some more battle packs of 7.62, which has all disappeared in the last year and a half.
     
  17. AsSeenOnTV

    AsSeenOnTV New Member

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    If you aren't into building your own rifle, but want to buy one and can't afford the immediate full purchase price, you could always put one on lay away at stores like Cabelas, etc and have 90 days to pay it off. Just a thought.
     
  18. Phelenwolf

    Phelenwolf New Member

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    Believe it or not but Wal-Mart is carrying AR's, looking at getting a Bushmaster Patrol Carbine.
     
  19. jh9x18ky

    jh9x18ky New Member

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    Scare Tactics. What has been done in the last 4 years to ban gun ownership ? And the same will be done in the next 4 years. Where do people get these ideas ? Maybe its an excuse to hype prices and make availability limited. And before someone starts with the "NRA" line.... Think about this.... IF the NRA could guarantee no new firearms restrictions for the next 20 years, why would they exist ? Why would anyone join or donate ?
     
  20. stoppingpower

    stoppingpower New Member

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    Might as well stock up on magazines as well. Im sure one could make a killing if they had a few dozen extra 30 rounders if a capacity law came to place.