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  •  well (5+ / 0-)

    Isn't that what "grandfather exceptions" are for?

    Congress uses them all the time.

    •  but then a ban becomes ineffectual, like we have (2+ / 0-)
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      jamess, Neuroptimalian

      here in CO.

      I talked to a sheriff's deputy the other day and he asked me how they are supposed to determine when a magazine was purchased even if it was a law they liked.

      How big is your personal carbon footprint?

      by ban nock on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 11:28:57 AM PDT

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    •  Why should someone be allowed to own these (4+ / 0-)

      things simply on the basis that they thought to buy it prior to some given arbitrary date?  Clearly if they are legal and safe for how ever many thousands, if not millions, of people then why should it be a problem for future, equally law abiding, people?

      This is also the sort of talk that sets off panic buying.  Your guess is as good as mine as to how many more guns are in people's hands as a result of fear of a ban.  To be blunt, this is why I ordered an AR15 back in December, which I am STILL waiting on and the manufacturer won't even give lead times.  I understand that part of the problem is the upstream supply chain and the high grade steel (4150 moly steel) required is in short supply.

      The next one on my list is an FN-5.7 which is another one that DiFi wants to stomp on.  These were things that were on the "would be nice someday but don't really care about" but have become in the "goddammit I have to get it now because they are going try to take them away" list.  This is the sort of thinking, amplified over millions of people, that is driving both the economics and politics.

      •  I'm tired of the ping pong (6+ / 0-)

        Maybe it's time you wrote another post?

        your last one was an apparent hit.

      •  I also bought a semi-auto rifle (6+ / 0-)

        in mid-March, because I am concerned about a California ban, even if the federal ban fails.  I bought a Smith and Wesson M&P 15.  But I only waited for the mandatory 10 days here in California.  My local gun shop had many in stock.  Sorry you can't get yours.  They are fun to shoot.  I picked mine up and headed to the range to shoot biodegradable clay targets through the scope.

        Now my new rifle is cleaned, unloaded, cable locked, and in the gun safe.  There are no children in our home, but I still keep them locked up.

        Not sure who is endangered by this - seems pretty safe to me.

        It's still a free country.  If I want to shoot guns for fun, for target practice, in competitions - why should that be disallowed or prohibitively expensive because so many know nothing about guns.  

        I've been on DKOS a long time (check my UID), and I have to say these gun control diaries are about as bad as the Middle East flame wars and the 2008 primary wars.  Getting tired of it.

      •  Speaking of "fear" and "knee-jerk reactions"... (1+ / 0-)
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        LilithGardener
        This is also the sort of talk that sets off panic buying. Your guess is as good as mine as to how many more guns are in people's hands as a result of fear of a ban.
        The next one on my list is an FN-5.7 which is another one that DiFi wants to stomp on.  These were things that were on the "would be nice someday but don't really care about" but have become in the "goddammit I have to get it now because they are going try to take them away" list.  This is the sort of thinking, amplified over millions of people, that is driving both the economics and politics.
        You should diary this.

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