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    Would You Resist Federal Confiscation?

    If the Federal government started confiscating weapons en masse, would you violently resist them?

    I say absolutely. I would rather die than let that happen.

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    Re: Would You Resist Federal Confiscation?

    Same. If there was due process for something illegal that I did, no problem. If however there was a law passed banning guns and for no other reason I had someone coming to collect at my door, bad things will happen.
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    Re: Would You Resist Federal Confiscation?

    I wouldn't. I don't own a gun and I never plan to so there would be nothing to confiscate.

    However, I am supportive of gun rights, so I wouldn't like it. My reaction would depend on the severity of the situation though, especially since I have a family to think about.
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    Re: Would You Resist Federal Confiscation?

    Are we talking personal or globally? Personally, I do not own weapons, so I would not have anything confiscated. Globally, absolutely. Firstly, it is Constitutional for a citizen to own a firearm. Secondly, I cannot imagine this legal right being overturned. And lastly, the only way I could imagine the legal right being overturned and weapons being confiscated is if a tyrannical, totalitarian government took over; doing so would prevent resistance to this kind of government. From what we have seen through history, the amount of suffering and restrictions that a government like that would cause would cause significant suffering and damage and would be more than I would accept. Therefore I would support armed resistance to this type of government act.
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    Re: Would You Resist Federal Confiscation?

    I personally don't own firearms, but I would support those who did in resisting having them taken away.

    Here's an interesting twist for those of you who said yes. Let's say hypothetically that the constitution was amended to remove the second amendment and take away people's right to bear arms. Would you still violently resist then?
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    Re: Would You Resist Federal Confiscation?

    If the constitution was amended in a lawful manner than I would not resist. That is our society's will, for better or worse.

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    Re: Would You Resist Federal Confiscation?

    sure, they can have my guns..... bullets first!
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    Re: Would You Resist Federal Confiscation?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    If the constitution was amended in a lawful manner than I would not resist. That is our society's will, for better or worse.
    I am not certain how I feel about this. I am not sure a society has the "right" to take away the right of its people to be capable of overthrowing their government. I have always viewed true rights to be things that legal documents (like constitutions) simply recognize, not make.

    I would certianly resist if, say, society decided to rescind the right to freedom of speech.

    What about religion? Is it EVER the prerogative of a society to (attempt to) force people to practice a specific religion? I know that if I saw a democratic society in the world today that tried to infringe on this right of its people, I would consider the right of the minority of people to be above the will of any supermajority of that society.

    And so on.
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    Re: Would You Resist Federal Confiscation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    If the Federal government started confiscating weapons en masse, would you violently resist them?

    I say absolutely. I would rather die than let that happen.
    Would I resist violently? No, I wouldn't.

    Would I resist passively? Yes, absolutely.

    There's a lot of factors at play here. For example, how did the federal ban come about? Was it through our lawmakers? Or was it through popular initiative? Are they banning all firearms? Or only particular types? Those are very important questions to ask in such a scenario, as I favor bans on assault rifles.

    However it goes, I would not act violently against whoever does the actual confiscating of weapons. Most likely, it will be some kind of law enforcement group. Those law officers would just be doing their jobs. Why would I act out violently at those who are just doing their jobs according to the law when it is the lawmakers who are responsible?

    Instead, I'd try to hide my weapons, if I felt I really needed them. I don't go hunting and I don't shoot guns, but I do have them available to me. I live in a rural area, and I'd rather keep them available to me, just in case. I would try to keep them hidden and hope that law enforcement doesn't find them. If they do, however, I wouldn't shoot at them. I would just let them take the weapons and try to find some more to replace them.

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    Re: Would You Resist Federal Confiscation?

    I voted other.

    If my immediate family (wife daughter) would be put in any kind of danger due to my actions, no. If I was a single male, absolutely.

    I would feel much like the character Mel Gibson, played in the Patriot.

    The safty of my family always comes first.
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