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    Re: Would you like to see the govt confiscate legally obtained/owned "assault" weapon

    I'm sure that thoughts of gun confiscations gives Whineswine wet dreams, but ain't going to fly in reality. Even if it somehow got passed and Body Oder signed it, it would be tossed out by the courts. If not, well,

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    Re: Would you like to see the govt confiscate legally obtained/owned "assault" weapon

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    I keep reading that people are saying that they think most people would comply... but I don't think that's the case. I think most current gun owners would "hide" whatever guns they do have. Let someone come ringing my doorbell to tell me that they are there to gather my firearms. I don't think so. Who exactly, would be charged with such a task? Local law enforcement? Feds? Who?

    Most military and law enforcement folks I know, have a SERIOUS issue with this entire AWB craziness.
    in the early 90s cincinnati passed a law requiring anyone who wanted to keep their "assault weapons" to register them-unregistered AW were contraband. LESS THAN 100 people complied. At that time I had access to the 4473 records of two of the biggest gun dealers in Hamilton County (there was only one gunshop in the city limits due to prior idiocy of the city council). I knew for a fact that those two shops had sold at least 1000 residents of the city proper such weapons. So there was less than 10% compliance based merely on two shops I knew about. Given there were at least a dozen other shops within a 20 minute driver of cincinnati and two actually were inside cincinnati in a municipality surrounded by Cincinnati called Norwood, the rate of non compliance must have been far far higher. wisely, the cops never tried to enforce this idiocy-the only charges were when druggies or gangbangers were arrested by Cincy Cops and it was a minor charge on top the serious felonies.



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    Re: Would you like to see the govt confiscate legally obtained/owned "assault" weapon

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I really am paying attention to the results with just what you're saying in mind.


    Edit: No sooner do you say it's 100% and someone votes yes.
    Eh, they're just as likely to be far-right/fascists as they are to be liberals. This is a diverse forum.

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    Re: Would you like to see the govt confiscate legally obtained/owned "assault" weapon

    Wow. I'm very surprised at the results of this thread.


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    Re: Would you like to see the govt confiscate legally obtained/owned "assault" weapon

    Quote Originally Posted by Vapor View Post
    Eh, they're just as likely to be far-right/fascists as they are to be liberals.
    Except it wasn't.
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    Re: Would you like to see the govt confiscate legally obtained/owned "assault" weapon

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Do you really foresee law abiding citizens killing federal agents (or state LEOs) over this? Honestly, I bet most people would just comply (therefore taking those guns from the people nobody had to worry about in the first place).
    I certainly don't see people standing up for their rights, so you are correct on that count.

    However, they should resist, and they should fight. The whole point of the 2nd is to prevent tyranny through force of arms ... If you aren't going to exercise it when they come to take them away, exactly when were you going to do so?
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    Re: Would you like to see the govt confiscate legally obtained/owned "assault" weapon

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Wow. I'm very surprised at the results of this thread.
    You shouldn't be.

    Most people have a decent understanding of right and wrong. Most people, no matter how they act on the internet, understand that people should only be punished for a crime if they actually commit that crime.

    If such an action as confiscation were implemented there would be some who, out of fear for their lives, complied willingly. There would be many, many more for whom the principles of liberty would be far more important than their lives. The first act of "active resistance" to a law such as this would draw a clear line for most people and ignite a fuse that would only be put out with lots and lots of blood.

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    Re: Would you like to see the govt confiscate legally obtained/owned "assault" weapon

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    You shouldn't be.

    Most people have a decent understanding of right and wrong. Most people, no matter how they act on the internet, understand that people should only be punished for a crime if they actually commit that crime.

    If such an action as confiscation were implemented there would be some who, out of fear for their lives, complied willingly. There would be many, many more for whom the principles of liberty would be far more important than their lives. The first act of "active resistance" to a law such as this would draw a clear line for most people and ignite a fuse that would only be put out with lots and lots of blood.
    There's another forum I post on where the vast majority of liberals want a ban on so-called "assault rifles" and even a few who want a ban on ALL weapons in civilian homes. I'm glad we have some sane people here.


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    Re: Would you like to see the govt confiscate legally obtained/owned "assault" weapon

    What possible use can there ever be for an assault weapon in a domestic setting?


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    Re: Would you like to see the govt confiscate legally obtained/owned "assault" weapon

    Quote Originally Posted by Viv View Post
    What possible use can there ever be for an assault weapon in a domestic setting?

    Thanks for voting and for posting in this thread. I know there are others that agree with you (based on posts I've seen) that either haven't seen the poll or don't want to vote.

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