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Old 02-27-2018, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Florida
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They have? Please cite this because if you're thinking of the 1994 law it wasn't a ban beyond newly manufactured guns. You could still own, buy and sell them. Also had a sunset provision so it expired 2004.
It was a ban, very similar to what it on the table now. The new bill is only for new sales, not for confiscating existing guns. No one has proposed confiscation. So, yes they have done it in the past, and it was allowed to expire in 2004.
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Old 02-27-2018, 07:30 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Handguns, various hunting rifles and shotguns are ample enough for home & body protection and to put food on the table.

Ban everything else.
My AR is my hunting rifle. Thanks for your support.



A "ban" is a joke but go ahead, roll it out. Firearm manufacturers have played this game before and there will be no slow down of selling them.

The previous ban was allowed to expire because there was no difference in crime and there was no difference in the sale of semi auto long guns.
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Old 02-27-2018, 07:32 AM
 
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Yes, I know exactly how it works. I have one. You are ASSUMING the buyers are new buyers, but it is only an assumption. You simply do not know that.

Besides, who told you applications and sales are skyrocketing?

Strum Ruger just announced sales are down 27%

You and I are both in Florida....... https://www.freshfromflorida.com/con..._cw_annual.pdf

Other states stats are readily available. If you have one and know how it works then you know what I stated is true and you are just being argumentative. You said "skyrocketing" I did not. I stated that a large percentage of these people are new gun owners and will vote. That is why any sweeping gun control legislation will not happen.
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Old 02-27-2018, 07:32 AM
 
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It was on the local news last night that gun shop owners are reporting an uptick in the sales of guns, including AR15s. Also, that prices are rising for all guns, but especially the assault weapon kind. If I had an AK47, I'd be willing to part with it for a price (wink wink).
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Old 02-27-2018, 07:34 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Lib politicians are the biggest gun salesman ever.
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Old 02-27-2018, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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It was on the local news last night that gun shop owners are reporting an uptick in the sales of guns, including AR15s. Also, that prices are rising for all guns, but especially the assault weapon kind. If I had an AK47, I'd be willing to part with it for a price (wink wink).
lol yeah

You should hold on to it, and part with it for a better price in the future.

I doubt new gun laws would be passed though.
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Old 02-27-2018, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Florida
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If strict gun law is passed, I can see why people would want to purchase more guns for investment purpose alone.
Buy now, and sell in black market after a ban? They are basically planning a crime.
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Old 02-27-2018, 07:35 AM
 
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That is close to what I have been saying. A licence requirement, and to get a licence, you'd take a gun safety course, drug test, background check and mental evaluation.
You will never get the mental evaluation in place as it would be subjective. I would be good with the rest of it provided that said license is good in all 50 states and allows carry.
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Old 02-27-2018, 07:35 AM
 
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Bold

Guns are durable useful tools, so they hold value in almost every situation. Even in situations where the economy collapses, guns will have fairly high value.

If you had a rare model of a rare gun that isn't made anymore, then the market value will increase.

If strict gun law is passed, I can see why people would want to purchase more guns for investment purpose alone.

It is not all about "they are scared."

My grandpa had a rare gun that isn't made anymore. Now, I have it, because he decided to give it to his favorite granddaughter. The market value is $1200 right now (I know not very high), but when he purchased it, it was only $200 or so.
Quite right. I ordered a hundred from Bushmaster.
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Old 02-27-2018, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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Lib politicians are the biggest gun salesman ever.
Oh for sure.

Some liberals are good people who really care. But some are just scared of guns.

I dated a guy a while ago and his entire family are bleeding heart liberals. They loved me until they found out I was a gun owner. His sister said, "Lily, we love you, but I have to be honest with you. This gun ownership thing really bothers us. There must be something wrong with you."

They are very good people though, they just have irrational fear towards guns. The sister even said in a half joking half serious way, "We are not going to **** you off."

It is really sad.
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