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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Except that if a person has a FFL (even if they haven’t got a store) then they can’t do a private party deal; the firearm must be “moved” from personal stock to the “FFL” stock and the 4473 form has got to be filled out and the NICS check done.
Or 3-D copiers
SatinDoll, you are right. As much as it grieves me, we would have to employ tactics none would want to speak of afterwards. For all we know, the Left has been doing this already. We'd all best give that some thought beforehand, though--and hopefully, those against us will too and the situation will be averted.
They really need to back down. Once the dogs of war are loosed they will eat their fill.
Imprisonment will likely lead to an early and/or horrible death. If they even bother with any more than a trench and a bullet.
I think everyone is looking at this wrong ...
It’s a new TAX
Bronco Bama will figure out a way to FINE Gun owners that don’t comply... What he won’t be able to Confiscate he will Regulate and charge $ for the Privilege of Gun ownership and then have his database for what he really wants.
All ammo, pieces and parts will be tracked, taxed and indexed, you will be identified and located. Oh wait ...
***** “Since California passed its Assault Weapons Ban in 1989, the residents have constructed millions of AR and AK type rifles.”*****
I have a new found fondness for my brothers and sisters in CA
Y’all welcome to come visit Texas.
Please see my tag... please watch it... please forward it
I see that you are not a member of the T party :)
The world’s largest ARmy - and this is just some of the registered hunters...
I still have my first firearm. It’s a Steven’s Model 15-A bolt action with manual cocking, single-shot .22 rifle I received for my 5th birthday. Since Dad was working overseas at the time, he had Mom & my oldest brother get it for me, I believe from Sears.
I also have Dad’s 1940s Sears Ranger dbl bbl 12 gauge, and G-Grandpa’s Savage 32-40 lever action.
Unfortunately, nearly all my other weapons were lost overboard....
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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