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    Hypothetical Question (I Hope)

    Given the recent draconian autocratic statements about banning "assault rifles" by the New Zealand prime minister, and U.S. Dems parroting same, I got to thinking, what would I do if it happened here? I have some AR's that I am somewhat fond of, including one with a White Oak upper with a Krieger barrel and a Rock River lower. If AR's were banned at either the state or federal level, could one just remove the gas tube, block the port, and cycle it manually? It has a right-hand charging handle that screws into the bolt. It would no longer be a semi-auto, so that should defeat the ban, right? I know, the crazy pols will go after pistol grips and other aspects of "style" not function.

    This is not so hypothetical here in NH. Both houses of the legislature flipped solidy to the Dems last fall, and only our governor stands in the way of some really nutto legislation. If we lose the governorship, we're in trouble. I'm thinking that any buy-back would give cents on the dollar.

    This doesn't mean that I'm done resisting bad legislation or that I've lost hope, I'm just considering all possiblities.

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    Your concerns are legit......watch Calif.

    Mort

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    Your talk of "defeating" something dismays me...... The Heller decision didn't "defeat" anything nor anybody, it just showed 26yrs worth of policy as un-Constitutional so they HAD TO get rid of the "law" keeping handguns from law abiding citizens. You keep blaming "the Dems"........ I'm over that as a lost cause. I live in WA where the populace just willy-nilly votes in conflicting "laws" year after year. And nobody flinches! What I fight DAILY is the enormous crowd of "conservatives" who'll happily vote away a bump stock.


    And feel good about theyself's in the process.


    Bump stocks CANNOT be taken from us legally..... but they are.


    We leave our Constitution gasping in the dust because we vote selfishly.


    The selflessness of our forefathers is no longer revered. No longer passed down.


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    How can a Fly Sepc

    of a country have such an influence on World Opinion, I ask ye? It's interesting this country often places so much emphasis on those countrys that have tiny populations. Not to say they aren't perfectly good people but many of them are isolated from the real world.

    Pete

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    New Zealand has a government optimized for quick action. Ours is optimized for (we hope) sober deliberation with all sides considered. It's called "due process".

    There is a widespread assumption among libs and progs in this country that just about every other country on the face of the earth has more brains than we do. Individual rights and the consititution carry little weight with them. Why they don't understand all the advantages they have by living in the USA is beyond me.

    It seems to these folks that getting rid of the evil guns should be so simple and it's only the knuckle dragging neanderthals like us standing in the way. It makes them apoplectic, which makes me happy.

    It scares me when government enacts legislation rapidly. One party rule is my worst nightmare. If congress is getting nothing done, at least they're not making things worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vtmarmot View Post
    New Zealand has a government optimized for quick action. Ours is optimized for (we hope) sober deliberation with all sides considered. It's called "due process".

    There is a widespread assumption among libs and progs in this country that just about every other country on the face of the earth has more brains than we do. Individual rights and the consititution carry little weight with them. Why they don't understand all the advantages they have by living in the USA is beyond me.

    It seems to these folks that getting rid of the evil guns should be so simple and it's only the knuckle dragging neanderthals like us standing in the way. It makes them apoplectic, which makes me happy.

    It scares me when government enacts legislation rapidly. One party rule is my worst nightmare. If congress is getting nothing done, at least they're not making things worse.
    In our current situation getting nothing done will make some things worse...it's happening right now.

    Mort

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    Quote Originally Posted by vtmarmot View Post

    It scares me when government enacts legislation rapidly. One party rule is my worst nightmare. If congress is getting nothing done, at least they're not making things worse.
    Most of the countries that can vote instant bans on civil liberties have Parlimentary Government's. That means the Law of the Land is what any majority can agree upon at any moment.

    Here in the US, our laws have to withstand Constitutional muster. That pesky "Bill of Rights" gets in the way of the petty whims of politicians and demagogues who believe that people are here to serve the Government.

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