Friday, January 28, 2011

QoD - "Rational Economic Decisions" Edition...

As the next firearm, magazine and ammunition stockpiling frenzy begins, heralded by the announced drive for another AWB, here's a question:

Are people spending their hard-earned money in the middle of a semi-depression on extended magazines and semi-auto weapons of military utility just to turn them OVER to politicians after they ban them, or to turn them ON said politicians after they ban them?
- Mike V., Sipsey Street


See, here's the thing. I got to thinking about this after the light-hearted things I had to say about it yesterday. We've been down this road, and we know where it leads. We - those of us who give a damn - aren't gonna play any more. Politicians can ban anything they want, any time they want, and there's nothing we can do about that except vote against them next time. Maybe they're afraid of that and maybe they're not - it's up to them. But banning stuff doesn't make it go away. We've already got the guns. And the magazines, and the cases of ammo. The newsies are trotting out all the old lying arguments, hoping that all the old laws can be brought back. I don't know why it means so much to them, but that's their problem. It worked once, and after a long time people are starting to fight it back. Maybe - I don't think so, but maybe - it'll work again and they'll get their stupid laws.

The laws be damned - the only way to really get the job done is to come here and take them.

Come and take them.

I'm sure it'll be a nice speech, though.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sadly, I've always believed that, push come to shove, the typical owner of a military pattern rifle with a copious supply of magazines and ammo will, in the end, fold up and turn them in. Not a happy vision but most people are just not going to shoot it out with the government, regardless of what they say now. In the end we will go the same route as Great Briton, Australia and Canada.

Bustednuckles said...

I would have to think that if we bought twelve BILLION rounds in one year alone, we should have enough clips and magazines already. Fucking idiots.

http://www.outdoorpressroom.com/outdoorpressroom/2009/11/12month-ammo-sales-12-billion-rounds.html

Anonymous said...

A lot of folks would turn in a rifle if it were banned. A lot of people also have spare rifles they might forget to turn in.

Mayberry said...

Well, I am one who will not roll over. They can take mine one round at a time...