What do you think in light of preparedness?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
What about this in light of preparedness and home defense:
"Instant background checks for gun buyers began nationwide yesterday. Meanwhile, the FBI plans to build a national database of gun buyers. Do you think this database would be a violation of privacy, or an effective tool in national gun control (or both)?
[vote at] http://www.motherjones.com/"
-- Dewee Carr (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 01, 1998
The FBI had proposed keeping the records associatied with the background checks for 'auditing purposes' for 24 months.
This was defeated in the US Senate.
Thank goodness for small favors.
-- MVI (email@example.com), December 01, 1998.
Of course it is an invasion of privacy. The government's long-term plan is to take away every single right and freedom of choice until we are nothing more than mindless robots slaving to provide ultimate control to the elite. And so far it seems to be working. The NRA is suing them, but I think in addition to getting our guns back, we will also need a Revolution. Fight the Power!
-- infoman (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 01, 1998.
I think those of you who didn't "act" before this latest law will have to suffer the consequences. I believe this recent law will cause the black market on guns to grow even faster. For those of you who have all the guns you need, stock up even more on that ammo and spare parts to those guns. I believe they will be worth more than gold.
-- bardou (email@example.com), December 01, 1998.
I don't know about other parts of the country, but in Texas, you can go to any gun show (we have hundreds of them) and buy directly from an individual with no checks whatsoever. I know they are trying to "outlaw" this also, but for the time being it's legal.
-- Gayla Dunbar (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 02, 1998.
As far as the newest twist in the gun control game goes, if you have a state issued concealed carry permit you don't have to go thru the NICS program waiting period. Also if you can fill out the paper work and send uncle sugar 30.00 you can obtain a Curio and Relics license which allows you to buy many weapons for your collection.(Of course you have to play the game.) A look in the 1 DEC 98 issue of Shotgun News has all the WWII weapons for sale. Some of the Warsaw pact guns for sale. Transferable Machine Guns for sale.(highly over rated, after the second shot you are off target.Trust me I know. I own some.) For example, how about a bolt action .308 or 7.62 NATO(same round +/-) rifle for 75.00 with shipping. Try a Ishapore enfield. OR a nice 45 automatic pistol for 185.00 with shipping. Try a Ballaster Mollina.It was used in WWII by british Commandos. Or if you have REAL DEEP POCKETS, A 1918A2 Colt Browning Automatic Rifle for about 12 Grand. Can you say, Budda Budda, Sargent Rock. Too high for my blood but you get the idea. On a last note on machineguns. They are a lot of fun, very expensive, costly to feed, but WOW what a rush. So there it is in a nut shell. Play the NICS game,buy from private partys, Get a Fed license.
-- nine (email@example.com), December 03, 1998.