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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:47 PM
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Well thank goddesss that President Obama is going to take away
everyone's guns!

If you really believe that then this is for you: :sarcasm:

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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:48 PM
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1. That's the easy part.
How do we redistribute all of them to teh gays, so they can round-up the X-tians?
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:22 PM
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8. I'll take one.
I don't think you'd have a hard time getting us to take some nowadays. :P
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:49 PM
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2. that's part of the paranoia that makes one a gun nut
yup
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:59 PM
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3. Now they think he's going to leave their guns alone, but take away the ammo
Or tax the hell out of it.

:shrug:

Bake
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:01 PM
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4. Tah-dah! All gone!
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 02:04 PM by Deep13
No discussion, no Congressional debate, just waive the magic wand and they all disappear.

In truth, I'm a shooting enthusiast and have numerous firearms. Several of them would have been illegal under the 1994 act. I voted for Obama and my D. Congresswoman despite their opposition to civilian gun ownership, not because of it. I figured if the economy got so bad that I was eating my shoes, then I probably would not be too concerned about the availability of target ammunition.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:19 PM
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7. Democrats are opposed to gun ownership??
Did I miss something?
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:24 PM
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9. Well, the word on the street is that they still are
If a Democrat supports reinstating the 1994 ban, he or she considered anti-gun. That's just the way it is.

Fortunately, there's a growing number of Democratic representatives and senators who aren't too keen on the idea of bringing back the ban.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:28 PM
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11. Given that there are a lot more important things to recover from that will
be entertaining President Obama's time, I don't think that will be at the top of his list. Also, will the SCOTUS decision last fall make any difference?

:shrug:
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:32 PM
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12. Agreed about Obama's priorities
I do know that the Brady Camapign has been busy trying to wiggle their way past the Heller decision (this past June, actually).
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:37 PM
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14. Yes, Obama has bigger fish to fry.
And the SCOTUS decision applied only to a complete ban of private possession insofar that it prohibited handgun ownership in ones own home.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:35 PM
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13. Not all of them or even most.
But my Congresswoman does support significant restrictions and I think the new president does too. At some point restrictions have a practical effect of rendering the RKBA meaningless.

Again, I totally voted for Obama and Betty Sutton for Ohio's 13th. Two years ago, I voted for and gave the Federal maximum to Sherrod Brown for Senate. Still, I tend to agree with our Ted Strickland, our pro-civilian-ownership Democratic governor.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:42 PM
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16. I think Obama has been ambiguous at best in regards to this issue.
Being a pragmatist, I don't see him passing or trying to pass any type of restriction in the near future. Also, given the Heller ruling I don't know what actually could be passed.

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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:08 PM
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5. The basic assertion is all wrong
It's not whether your guns will be taken away. It's whether your rights will be taken away.

Interesting how changing one little word reframes the entire run on gun stores in the proper perspective.
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99th_Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:14 PM
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6. I was talking with a slightly unhinged 60 yo acquaintence yesterday & she's buying a gun now
... cuz she's afraid Obama might try to take it away..??? I mean, it was laughable ... she'd
apparently been talking with some right wingnuts.

My guess is she'd be the LAST person who would buy a gun under "normal" circumstances ... frankly
she's rather emotionally unstable, so I hope to hell she doesn't follow through ...

but it makes me wonder how representative she is. :shrug:

I wouldn't be surprised if the NRA and arms manufacturers aren't behind all this hoopla about Obama
taking away guns, so that gun sales keep skyrocketing. :puke:
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:28 PM
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10. I'm going to buy a gun....
...just so Obama will have something to take away. I know he's got his hopes all up and stuff. I don't wanna make him sad. What if he shows up and I have no gun for him to take away? Nothing sadder than a sad-faced Obama.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:38 PM
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15. Geez, that DOES sound sad!
Truth is, I voted for him just to cheer him up.
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:48 PM
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18. We're good people, you and me.
:patriot:
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:45 PM
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17. What gets me is those gun nutjobs don't even see all the rights * already took away from them!
:crazy:
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:50 PM
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19. They really don't.
Listening to people talk at the shooting range makes me think I have entered some alternate reality.
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:06 PM
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20. So, if I don't own a gun, do I have to go get one so that it can be taken away?
And what about the Pony?
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