Has the threat of a weapons ban prompted you to purchase an assault rifle, magaz

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  1. flacoinohio profile image77
    flacoinohioposted 10 years ago

    Has the threat of a weapons ban prompted you to purchase an assault rifle, magazine, and ammunition?

    While there is a threat of a new or reinstated Federal assault weapons ban and a new ban in effect in New York, there has yet to be a definitive answer to the question as to whether or not a ban will be enacted.  With that said, 4.7 million guns have been sold in the past couple of months triggering a shortage of inventory in gun stores.  Gun manufacturers have ceased production until a decision is made about a ban so they are not stuck with unsellable inventory.  Is it possible that the plan was to boost the economy by creating a run on guns and ammo adding of billions dollars to the economy?

  2. Rbostick profile image71
    Rbostickposted 10 years ago

    I personally cannot afford to buy an AR at the moment, but if I had the money I would in a heartbeat.

  3. Shyron E Shenko profile image71
    Shyron E Shenkoposted 10 years ago

    No!  Assault weapons should be banned. And every person who applies for a gun permit and registration should pass a background check.

    When someone told me to mail a gun permit request for him and fill it out.  He did not get the permit.  I enclosed a copy of his discharge papers from the Army.

    I believe in guns for protection, sport and hunting.  I grew up with guns in the house and my grandfather taught all his grandkids to shoot and to hit what we aimed at. That was hand guns, shotguns and rifles.  He also taught us to respect them and never aim unless we were prepared to shoot.

    1. Jack Burton profile image76
      Jack Burtonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Shyron has no clue as to what a "assault weapon" is supposed to be. But she wants them banned anyway. And this is the voice of "common sense."

  4. Louis Singley profile image72
    Louis Singleyposted 10 years ago

    If that was the plan it was a poorly thought out and executed one.  Nothing was added to the economy by the massive paranoia infused gun grab.  It simply put gun shops out of stock on many items and the manufacturers afraid to make more yet.  It wasn't any sort of stimulus to the economy.  If the supply had held out then it still would have mostly benefited the gun manufacturers and not the economy in general.

    1. Shyron E Shenko profile image71
      Shyron E Shenkoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      You are right about the benefits.  But, just imagine if G.W.Bush had kept the assault weapons ban imposed by President Clinton, maybe it would have saved some or all of the New Town, CT victims.

    2. Jack Burton profile image76
      Jack Burtonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Shyreon doesn't know or doesn't care that it was perfectly legal to buy or sell a virtually identical rifle during the AWB to anyone who could pay for one. But she comments anyway in her ignorance.

  5. Miller2232 profile image61
    Miller2232posted 10 years ago

    No, it has never prompted me to do anything like purchase an assault. But I think it might to those that are avid gun collectors.

  6. lburmaster profile image75
    lburmasterposted 10 years ago

    If I had the money, I would have already purchased another rifle and a new handgun. The ammunition is a given since I'd already be on my way to the firing range with each of my weapons. They should be fired at least once a year and I clean them once a month to keep myself aquainted with them. My husband is always at my side telling me what each piece does, why its there, and trying to improve my aim. Threats are always in place and we should be ready for them.
    It is possible, but I hope that's not what happened.

    1. teaches12345 profile image79
      teaches12345posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I do not own a gun, but I believe those that desire one, and go through the legal system, should have them.

  7. Jeff Berndt profile image76
    Jeff Berndtposted 10 years ago

    Nope. I didn't want a tactical rifle before the (possible) ban, and I don't want one now. No need for it, and ammo is expensive. Further, I don't think they're all that useful for home defense.

    A police officer friend once told me the best weapon for home defense is a pump-action shotgun, 'cos if an intruder hears you rack that pump, he's going to get scared and leave before you can make an enormous hole in his body. (His words, not mine.)

    Remember the gun and ammo shortage after Obama was first elected? The Right was convinced that Obama was going to make it harder to get guns. After he was elected, everyone rushed to buy guns, and pretty soon all the inventory was bought up, and it became really hard to get a gun. Then the radical right said, "See!? Told you if Obama was elected it'd be harder to get guns!" Hilarious.

  8. profile image0
    Old Empresarioposted 10 years ago

    No; I stopped playing with guns when I was a kid.

  9. Matthew Hotaling profile image87
    Matthew Hotalingposted 10 years ago

    I do believe there is more to this topic than meets the eye. I do believe the possibility that it was a stunt to boost the economy is quite a good one. I live in New York where they just passed laws on limiting clip size and other topics making a felony a quite simple crime, without intention or with neglect to sell trhje illegal clips youown now. I do not own a gun of any kind. I do not intend to own a gun anytime soon. I do know a handful of gun owners who own them the purposes of hunmting and target shooting and they are mostly upset over the fact that they are having their seciond amendment rights tampered with.

    1. Shyron E Shenko profile image71
      Shyron E Shenkoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      not tampering with the second amendment, if they make people have background checks, that would prevent a lot of senseless shootings.  Don't have to give up your guns.

    2. Jack Burton profile image76
      Jack Burtonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, shyron, because 99.999 percent of people who own guns don't do harm we should make them spend tens of billions of dollars on background checks while those criminals who DON'T obey laws ignore your silly law and still hurt people.


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