Skip to comments.Why Civilian Disarmament in the U.S. is Just a Statist Fantasy
Posted on 01/08/2013 5:00:32 PM PST by RWB Patriot
I often have SurvivalBlog readers forward me alarmist e-mails, warning of "total disarmament" of the civilian populace. While there indeed may be plans or schemes to disarm Americans, I don't consider these threats credible. Let me explain why: I would conservatively estimate that there are about 316 million firearms in private hands in the United States. Of these, less than 10% are logged in any formal registry. Perhaps another 30% have Form 4473s filed with the FFL dealers where they were first purchased, but that is a fractured mishmash of records with a quite perishable life span. It is notable that we live in a very mobile society, where most families move every three or four years. And in most states, there are no record keeping requirements for secondary sales of firearms. So to call the accumulation of 4473 forms a de facto registration system is laughable.
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My first was a Stevens Junior Model 11-22 rolling block single shot .22 LR. I still have it.
“manufactured between 1924 and 1931”
You’re either my oldest brother’s age, or it was used!
I had a 7 X 56 Remington rolling block, but had to sell it in the late 60s. I definitely got that used...well used. LOL
It was my Father's first gun.
One always has a choice to make as to the action they are willing to take.
Yes, I read Atlas Shrugged fifty years ago and I still remember reading that, it explains a lot. The amazing part is that there are so many people not in government who should know better but think that a law is the answer to everything.
red states acting to protect the second amendment, to over-rule the unconstitutional fed gun control laws!
People move to these states, all heavily armed for self-defense, while those left behind in the blue states are gunless and defenseless,
then, we form a new union and leave the other side to rot. Dare them to invade us - we are armed and they are not!
This gentleman does make a decent point in response to the original post, but at the same time, I think he misses some key points.
One, Americans are not like the jews (I mean no offense) in Nazi Germany. Unlike them, we know what the end result of gun control is and I highly doubt more than an extreme minority will go along with future gun control laws in the hopes that the government will be satisfied if we give up one more right.
Two, once it becomes clear that the government is willing to go to such lengths to ban guns, I think it would be obvious that there would be resistance. And despite what the reply suggests, eighty million gun owners won’t need much help from non-gun owners to be a thorn in the government’s side, especially in regards to state governments.
Three, a lot of the things the reply suggests would be challenged in court many times over, considering the doors they’d open for things not related to gun ownership.
My oldest nephew...or his son...has my dad’s early 50s Remington pump 30-06.
I like seeing things like that stay in families.
I also have my uncle's Marlin Model 1895 38-56. Neither rifle is particularly valuable except to me. They along with all of the guns I've purchased throughout the years will stay in the family.
My oldest nephew...or his son...has my dads early 50s Remington pump 30-06.
My dad had one also. I had my dad give it to his granddaughter's husband who was so good to my parents.
Thank you for reminding me of that quote.
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