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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-19-2020, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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Is all the talk about confiscation and regulation driving your gun purchases?

Iím willing to admit I have some reservations about buying an AR type pistol. Iím also willing to admit looking at my revolvers as ďsafeĒ as too are my lever actions and bolt action hunting rifles. The above thoughts should not be construed as complacency though.

Have your recent purchases or future purchases been colored by current events?


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My gun buying is due more to economics and the realization of how many is to many. I like guns but I also like other stuff to. I know you can never have to many but I reached my limit.
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If it comes to that, its only a first step. Your revolvers and bolt action rifles are next. Better smell the coffee.
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if it comes to that, its only a first step. Your revolvers and bolt action rifles are next. Better smell the coffee.

exactly.
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If it comes to that, its only a first step. Your revolvers and bolt action rifles are next. Better smell the coffee.

True words. Let the camel's nose in the tent and pretty soon he will be wearing it and you will be sitting in the sand without a tent. It amazes me that people can't understand this. They want them all.
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Part of my asking is this. I listen to Greshams Gun Talk, and heís been saying levers, revolvers, and other retro guns seem to be making a comeback.

Could be everyone has filled the need for speed. Iím simply wondering if the potential laws are a factor.


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I did most of my purchasing during the Clinton years. Most of them I haven't even looked at for years, but I think I know where most of them are and every once in awhile I check on them. To me, they are just like my tools and shop equipment--got things I'm pretty sure I'll never use, but it's nice to have stuff.

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The threat of confiscation has influenced my buying. I bought two 80% AR receivers recently because I like to built things and have been thinking about how the AR platform could be used to make a lightweight straight pull bolt action rifle and and thought I had better get the parts while they are available.
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If Virginia is able to pull off what its government is trying to do. You can bet several other states will follow.
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Right after Trump banned bump stocks I bought a binary trigger for my AR in case he decides to ban those too.

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Americans shall be required to submit to a background check to exercise a right already guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment while any foreigner shall be allowed into America without submitting to a background check.



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