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    The law is passed and you must surrender or sell your guns to a buy back with 12 months, or face jail. You have a few guns in your possession. They are all registered except one, which wasnt required to be registered at the time of purchase.

    Do you hand them all over, even the unregistered one? Do you keep that unregistered one hidden because they dont know you have it? At what point do you surrender your arms? As soon as the law is passed? Do you wait a few months to see if the law will be revoked? Do you wait till the very last day to comply?

    Just curious as to what the left side of the population thinks and how they would handle it themselves.

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    Don't have a gun. Don't need a gun. Don't want a gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    Don't have a gun. Don't need a gun. Don't want a gun.
    Simple answer for you then. It's nothing you would concern yourself with then, were it to happen?

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    I like the hypotheticals where I have a super power.

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    Depends on what other gun owners do. Because in numbers there is power. They wouldn't lock up millions, would they? But then I'm white.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    Don't have a gun. Don't need a gun. Don't want a gun.
    This for me too.

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    This hypothesis is why gun registration at the Federal level is unconstitutional (or perhaps just unlawful.)
    "Simple minds discuss people, Average minds discuss things, and Great minds discuss ideas".

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    Stupid hypothetical scenario that will not ever remotely come to fruition. Do you really spend your days thinking on this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SMARTINSEN View Post
    Stupid hypothetical scenario that will not ever remotely come to fruition. Do you really spend your days thinking on this?
    Look at Virginia and say that again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMARTINSEN View Post
    Stupid hypothetical scenario that will not ever remotely come to fruition. Do you really spend your days thinking on this?
    Canada. Australia. The UK. It happened in every one of those countries and more. Why do you think it cannot happen in the USA? The results may be different, but the government will try to do it.
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    ^ He is right you know

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleek View Post
    The law is passed and you must surrender or sell your guns to a buy back with 12 months, or face jail. You have a few guns in your possession. They are all registered except one, which wasnt required to be registered at the time of purchase.

    Do you hand them all over, even the unregistered one? Do you keep that unregistered one hidden because they dont know you have it? At what point do you surrender your arms? As soon as the law is passed? Do you wait a few months to see if the law will be revoked? Do you wait till the very last day to comply?

    Just curious as to what the left side of the population thinks and how they would handle it themselves.
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    I would hand ALL my guns in, and be peaceful with the fact that I have obeyed the law of the land which was attempting to reduce the number of bloody holes put through people, and the tragic loss of family members and friends.

    You have no conception of just how pleasant it is to live in countries that simply do not have any guns..they are just not around. Sure, we hunt for deer and pheasant, but you will NEVER see a gun in a shopping mall, bar or the street. EVER.

    Close your eyes, and ponder that a while....

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    I would hand ALL my guns in, and be peaceful with the fact that I have obeyed the law of the land which was attempting to reduce the number of bloody holes put through people, and the tragic loss of family members and friends.

    You have no conception of just how pleasant it is to live in countries that simply do not have any guns..they are just not around. Sure, we hunt for deer and pheasant, but you will NEVER see a gun in a shopping mall, bar or the street. EVER.

    Close your eyes, and ponder that a while....
    Those other countries all have less abusive police forces, less violent crime, less disparity in wealth, low cost or free medical and mental health care, progressive treatment of criminals, good public education including post-primary, very high voter participation rate, fair election systems.... in other words, conditions that result in less violence of ALL kinds, not just gun related.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob (oh, THAT Bob) View Post
    Canada. Australia. The UK. It happened in every one of those countries and more. Why do you think it cannot happen in the USA? The results may be different, but the government will try to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Williamson View Post
    Que?
    All guns confiscated?
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    My guns would have been. I competed in service rifle category. And pistol.
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    When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.
    Might slow things down a bit.
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    All guns in Canada haven't been confiscated.
    Je ne comprend pas.
    Recently the have been new bans on specific "assault" rifles.
    The previous gun registry was sh1t-canned due to non- compliance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sleek View Post
    Look at Virginia and say that again.
    I guess you do spend your time thinking about this, so you will know more about Virginia than I do. What guns have been confiscated in VA?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    cold dead hands bitches

    As cool as that sounds, it doesn't go down like that.
    Nursing homes don't allow guns.
    More likely you'll have to find a good home for it.
    I've been the good home twice in the last year.
    Sad but true.
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    When is Obama going to give back all those guns he took?
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    You won't do a damned thing, unless you come by dictator/king/emperor whose nervous…………
    You did nothing of any substance after this


    So what would it take?

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    I'd do nothing immediately, then evaluate the situation at 11 months and 28 days. I imagine the law would have either been repealed by then, or the deadline extended for at least one more year, maybe longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Wright View Post
    I'd do nothing immediately, then evaluate the situation at 11 months and 28 days. I imagine the law would have either been repealed by then, or the deadline extended for at least one more year, maybe longer.
    Or until the next set of federal elections.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob (oh, THAT Bob) View Post
    Canada. Australia. The UK. It happened in every one of those countries and more. Why do you think it cannot happen in the USA? The results may be different, but the government will try to do it.
    I guess they forgot to tell us we had to surrender our guns? We have rules yes, but it a long way from confiscation. Have you guys had your vehicles confiscated yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob (oh, THAT Bob) View Post
    Those other countries all have less abusive police forces, less violent crime, less disparity in wealth, low cost or free medical and mental health care, progressive treatment of criminals, good public education including post-primary, very high voter participation rate, fair election systems.... in other words, conditions that result in less violence of ALL kinds, not just gun related.
    Quite the damnation of the USA, American exceptionalism is not seem what its most vocal proponents seem to think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    This for me too.
    Me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleek View Post
    Look at Virginia and say that again.

    So far, no knock on the door. I still have my dozen+ firearms. All are locked up with the bolts removed and locked in a separate tool box.

    See grandkid thread.... Taking no chances here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    Don't have a gun. Don't need a gun. Don't want a gun.
    Ditto

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    Faulty premise = straw man arguments.

    That said... if such a law ever WERE to pass, I want to put it on record that I would, of course hand in any and all firearms I owned.



    Oh... and here's how the 'gun confiscation' someone alleged actually went down in New Zealand.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_law_in_New_Zealand
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP KILPATRICK View Post
    So far, no knock on the door. I still have my dozen+ firearms. All are locked up with the bolts removed and locked in a separate tool box.

    See grandkid thread.... Taking no chances here.
    I used to instruct / familiarize on small arms - when my oldest child was 4, he started to show aggressive tendencies, and my wife asked that there be no weapons in the house - that has worked well for 40 + years - our personal choice - YMMV


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    Quote Originally Posted by SMARTINSEN View Post
    Quite the damnation of the USA, American exceptionalism is not seem what its most vocal proponents seem to think.
    Damned right. I was born and live my life in the USA, I've been outside the USA, known people outside the USA, and I read extensively from outside the USA. And I know that the USA is nowhere near the "best country in the world".
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    Quote Originally Posted by sleek View Post
    Look at Virginia and say that again.
    Virginia's ban on assault weapons sales blocked in Senate committee
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    "Virginia's ban on assault weapons sales blocked in Senate committee"
    Seems that committee at least is quite undisturbed by the Sandy Hook massacre…………………………...

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    I would comply, in hopes of being a part of the greater good. I don't hunt, I don't carry, and don't feel like I need them for protection. I target shoot for my own enjoyment and find the history involved in pre 1900 firearms and cowboy rifles to be interesting, with no interest whatsoever in modern "tactical wannabe" guns. There are plenty of boats and plenty of guitars and amps that I have owned over the years which at times I still miss, but my life certainly isn't ruined because I no longer own them. I also still miss my 1978 Chrysler Cordoba with the rich Corinthian leather and the 360 V8, too, as long as I don't think about filling up the gas tank.

    I'd miss my lever guns, but as a partial measure, I could be just fine with the elimination of anything that wasn't single shot. For an all-out ban, I could live with it as long as the credit or buy-back was reasonable, as some of them were fairly expensive.

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