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    Would you like to see the govt confiscate legally obtained/owned "assault" weapons?

    Yes, it's another gun thread.


    My greatest concern regarding the discussion about gun control is that it there seems to be some support for requiring gun owners turn over certain types of weapons that they currently legally own. I'm curious how extensive this support is. I'm not asking if you think such measures will ever be taken. I also realize there's another poll similar to this one, but that one's in terms of what you're willing to accept. I'd like to know, if you could have it your way, would you want to see confiscation or requiring that gun owners turn over "assault" (whatever that means to you) and/or military style weapons?

    (hat tip to the member who gave me the idea for this poll, you know who you are )
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    Re: Would you like to see the govt confiscate legally obtained/owned "assault" weapon

    the sister poll to this would be

    do you want to see previously law abiding citizens and cops being killed as a result?



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

    Not only no, but HELL no. I have serious doubts about the rationality of anyone who would support it.
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    Re: Would you like to see the govt confiscate legally obtained/owned "assault" weapon

    oh hell no... I would not support such a thing, nor would I comply.


    i'm wondering though.... if another AWB goes through... but banned firearms are grandfathered in, what happens to the weapons when the owner dies?
    with banned firearms being deemed nontransferable, it seems the heirs will not get those guns....so how is the state going to go about grabbing them?

    it's looking to me like there will be a confiscation if the idiots on the left get their way... it just won't be an immediate confiscation... it'll take place at the the end of the owner life.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    the sister poll to this would be

    do you want to see previously law abiding citizens and cops being killed as a result?
    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).

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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
    Yes, it's another gun thread.


    My greatest concern regarding the discussion about gun control is that it there seems to be some support for requiring gun owners turn over certain types of weapons that they currently legally own. I'm curious how extensive this support is. I'm not asking if you think such measures will ever be taken. I also realize there's another poll similar to this one, but that one's in terms of what you're willing to accept. I'd like to know, if you could have it your way, would you want to see confiscation or requiring that gun owners turn over "assault" (whatever that means to you) and/or military style weapons?

    (hat tip to the member who gave me the idea for this poll, you know who you are )
    No, I would not want confiscation to happen and I would not comply if someone tried to take my firearms from me.
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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 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.
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    Re: Would you like to see the govt confiscate legally obtained/owned "assault" weapon

    I don't own a gun and I don't support gun control but I'm not really pro-gun either, except for 'no controls' and rifles/shotguns. However, I would be against confiscation of any kind and would expect existing owners of legally purchased guns to be able to trade and sell them as usual, even after any ban might be passed. Those guns are legally obtained property and the government has no right to dictate what you can do with them after the fact.
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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.
    Well according to some crazy website (that was actually quoted in the CT forum - though for a different "article"), Obama's bringing in the German military in to do it. Seriously, though, I imagine it would be a federal ban, therefore it would be federal agents. Likely the ATF.

    The scenario you suggest is the one that worries me. Having federal agents show up at my door with a search warrant. I'd hope even the thought of that scenario would bother pretty much everyone.

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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
    The scenario you suggest is the one that worries me. Having federal agents show up at my door with a search warrant. I'd hope even the thought of that scenario would bother pretty much everyone.
    Honestly, I can't see any but the most extreme liberal endorsing that. Even anti-gun liberals (and I know a few) respect property rights and privacy.
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