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Tim01 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 09:23 AM
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5. We have already seen an "Assault Weapons Ban" under Clinton.
So it "could" happen again. But I think the first ban caused these rifles to become so wildly popular that it might be politically very dangerous to try it again. Still, I'd kick myself if I didn't get them when I could, then we did see a ban. The next ban might not have a sunset.

But I agree that confiscations are not remotely possible. Anybody suggesting that it is possible is a bit off the deep end.
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  -Did President Obama convince anybody else to buy an "Assault weapon"? Tim01  Feb-23-10 09:11 AM   #0 
  - Actually, I sold a FAL that I had for a few years. Got cash to buy a Gibson guitar.  old mark   Feb-23-10 09:17 AM   #1 
  - We have already seen an "Assault Weapons Ban" under Clinton.  Tim01   Feb-23-10 09:23 AM   #5 
  - "Anybody suggesting that it is possible is a bit off the deep end."  PavePusher   Feb-23-10 09:32 AM   #13 
  - The "Ban" then was total nonsense, merely changed what accessories were legal  old mark   Feb-23-10 09:32 AM   #14 
  - Ummm, no, you have the timeline (and people) wrong.  PavePusher   Feb-23-10 09:34 AM   #16 
  - I think you're kind of mixed up on this one. nt  Tim01   Feb-23-10 09:36 AM   #20 
  - The reason for the ban on the Chinese weapons was two-fold -  RaleighNCDUer   Feb-23-10 09:43 AM   #24 
  - I always thought it was to punish china (trade imbalance, etc) n/t  X_Digger   Feb-23-10 09:57 AM   #30 
  - As I said - it hurt Chinese exports and boosted US manufacturers. nt  RaleighNCDUer   Feb-23-10 10:39 AM   #43 
  - Chinese AK's were as hard to convert as any other civilian AKM...  benEzra   Feb-23-10 12:07 PM   #53 
  - Ben E, it was total bullshit designed for feel good points for the stylish anti gun  old mark   Feb-23-10 02:15 PM   #60 
  - You nailed it.  gorfle   Feb-24-10 01:02 PM   #76 
  - It wa  cowman   Feb-23-10 09:59 AM   #33 
  - To think all these years I have maligned poor President Bush-I feel ashamed...  old mark   Feb-23-10 10:28 AM   #42 
     - "the most reliable autoloading rifle ever made" Suh, them's fightin' words  DonP   Feb-23-10 10:46 AM   #44 
        - I had a Garand years ago, and (heresy) I like the SKS better - but I can't  old mark   Feb-23-10 10:55 AM   #45 
  - Since "assault weapons" are now the most popular rifles ......  Pullo   Feb-23-10 09:58 AM   #32 
  - Off the topic...  Glassunion   Feb-23-10 11:51 AM   #52 
  - I do not recall any of these "promises" Enlighten me  randr   Feb-23-10 09:19 AM   #2 
  - Didn't you know the DNC profits on the fears of the Republicans?  LiberalFighter   Feb-23-10 09:21 AM   #3 
  - Dude, seriously? It was on his agenda on his website.  Tim01   Feb-23-10 09:25 AM   #7 
     - I went to the web site repeatedly  randr   Feb-23-10 09:29 AM   #11 
        - No, it is no myth. It was under the crime in cities section.  Tim01   Feb-23-10 09:34 AM   #18 
        - Here ya go, Tim..  X_Digger   Feb-23-10 09:51 AM   #28 
           - Thanks! nt  Tim01   Feb-23-10 10:11 AM   #36 
        - Just a quick link here. "Obama to Seek New Assault Weapons Ban"  Tim01   Feb-23-10 09:40 AM   #23 
        - Oh it  cowman   Feb-23-10 10:04 AM   #34 
        - Post # 28. nt  Tim01   Feb-23-10 10:14 AM   #38 
        - Not a discussion, a pledge to re-introduce the former assault weapons ban.  AtheistCrusader   Feb-23-10 11:27 AM   #47 
  - Sort of. I wanted a target rifle...  Deep13   Feb-23-10 09:22 AM   #4 
  - You can always put a target upper on your AR-15  slackmaster   Feb-23-10 09:26 AM   #8 
     - Yeah, I could, but I prefer my Savage model 12.  Deep13   Feb-23-10 09:34 AM   #17 
     - MMMMM, Modularity.  Callisto32   Feb-23-10 10:19 AM   #39 
  - No, but the state of California did  slackmaster   Feb-23-10 09:24 AM   #6 
  - Aw, you have a .50?  Tim01   Feb-23-10 09:27 AM   #9 
     - Yes, an ArmaLite AR-50. I mounted it on a German machine gun tripod.  slackmaster   Feb-23-10 09:31 AM   #12 
        - Yikes, talk about a benchrest rifle.  Callisto32   Feb-23-10 10:21 AM   #41 
           - It's a German tripod made for the MG-42  slackmaster   Feb-23-10 11:39 AM   #51 
  - I've been saving for some since well before Pres. Obama.  PavePusher   Feb-23-10 09:29 AM   #10 
  - Personally, I wouldn't want an "assault weapon".  LiberalFighter   Feb-23-10 09:33 AM   #15 
  - Hahahaha.  beevul   Feb-23-10 08:43 PM   #63 
     - Quite the dog and pony show isnt it ?  Katya Mullethov   Feb-24-10 09:02 PM   #79 
  - The gun store was pretty crowded back then  safeinOhio   Feb-23-10 09:35 AM   #19 
  - Kind of...  jeepnstein   Feb-23-10 09:39 AM   #21 
  - It's guys like you who turned a profit on guys like me.  Tim01   Feb-23-10 09:46 AM   #26 
     - I didn't make a dime.  jeepnstein   Feb-23-10 11:13 AM   #46 
  - Yup, built two AR-15 pistols  X_Digger   Feb-23-10 09:39 AM   #22 
  - Ihave never built an AR pistol  oneshooter   Feb-23-10 01:34 PM   #58 
  - No, I don't live in the kind of fear that allows the NRA to manipulate you into buying an arsenal  katandmoon   Feb-23-10 09:44 AM   #25 
  - Are you pretty? You sound like you're pretty.nt  Tim01   Feb-23-10 09:47 AM   #27 
  - ROFLMAO!!!  PavePusher   Feb-23-10 09:57 AM   #31 
  - Excuse me, you seem to have misspelled Democratic Party Platform  AtheistCrusader   Feb-23-10 11:31 AM   #48 
  - So what kind of fear *do* you live in?  friendly_iconoclast   Feb-23-10 12:26 PM   #54 
  - Broken nail? Bad Hair day? Cell phone disconnect?  oneshooter   Feb-23-10 01:36 PM   #59 
  - But yet you believe in the fear that makes you want to control other people.  proteus_lives   Feb-24-10 12:15 AM   #70 
  - Yup  cowman   Feb-23-10 09:56 AM   #29 
  - Unfortunately it looks as though our President will not propose  Don Caballero   Feb-23-10 10:05 AM   #35 
  - "One of the few problems I have had with him thus far." Seriously?  Tim01   Feb-23-10 10:13 AM   #37 
  - Looks like  cowman   Feb-23-10 10:21 AM   #40 
  - As the defacto head of the Democratic Party, he has a responsibility to help keep Dem's in Office.  AtheistCrusader   Feb-23-10 11:33 AM   #49 
  - One of the ways Obama has impressed me.  proteus_lives   Feb-24-10 12:14 AM   #69 
  - Oh heck...Damn the luck..  pipoman   Feb-24-10 05:53 AM   #72 
  - No.  AtheistCrusader   Feb-23-10 11:35 AM   #50 
  - I  dashrif   Feb-23-10 12:26 PM   #55 
  - You sold guns to go to Disney!?!? It is a cruel world. nt  Tim01   Feb-23-10 12:50 PM   #56 
     - I  dashrif   Feb-24-10 02:22 AM   #71 
  - The two people that are tied for "Gun Salesman of the Year"  oneshooter   Feb-23-10 01:31 PM   #57 
  - No, Carolyn McCarthy did  Euromutt   Feb-23-10 02:44 PM   #61 
  - He called me personally and talked me into it.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Feb-23-10 08:30 PM   #62 
  - Naa.  beevul   Feb-23-10 08:47 PM   #64 
  - Gun shops everywhere have made a KILLING on weapons and ammo  Dappleganger   Feb-23-10 09:40 PM   #65 
  - I don't think the buyers needed much encouragement  Euromutt   Feb-23-10 10:37 PM   #67 
  - Want to share an example of the "lies"?  DonP   Feb-24-10 09:23 AM   #73 
  - Wow, why the hostility?  Dappleganger   Feb-24-10 10:19 AM   #75 
     - Not hostility but ... Umm, those aren't lies  DonP   Feb-24-10 02:47 PM   #77 
     - No ad hominem attack made.  PavePusher   Feb-24-10 09:07 PM   #80 
     - Hmmmm, Maybe she didn't like the answers she got?  DonP   Feb-26-10 09:53 AM   #86 
  - The "assault weapons" ban was very real  slackmaster   Feb-24-10 09:31 AM   #74 
  - Well, if you really want lies and fear-mongering...  PavePusher   Feb-24-10 09:09 PM   #81 
  - Well kinda.  Hoopla Phil   Feb-23-10 10:01 PM   #66 
  - Ammo for me. Not guns.  proteus_lives   Feb-24-10 12:13 AM   #68 
  - Nope, I armed up a looong time ago...  east texas lib   Feb-24-10 08:55 PM   #78 
  - No...  Last_Stand   Feb-26-10 12:11 AM   #82 
  - No, but it's not like I could have even if I wanted to.  krispos42   Feb-26-10 03:07 AM   #83 
  - That TOTALLY sucks. Sorry to hear that.  benEzra   Feb-26-10 10:58 AM   #87 
     - Got a new car, go from 22 to 28mpg...  krispos42   Feb-26-10 11:48 AM   #89 
  - No.  Kaleva   Feb-26-10 04:43 AM   #84 
  - I am still putting the last order into clips and bando's  oneshooter   Feb-26-10 09:27 AM   #85 
  - I'll admit it too....  burrfoot   Feb-26-10 11:09 AM   #88 

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