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How could a complete ban on private gun ownership in the US be done?

Discussion in 'Gun-Control Issues' started by yellowhand, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. yellowhand


    Feb 1, 2012
    Everytime we have a nut job do something stupid with a firearm, the other side calls for banning private ownership of firearms in the USA.
    I've always wondered, how would they do it?
    If they were ever successful in gaining their goal of no private firearms in the whole of the USA in the hands of private citizens.
    What steps would they have to take to make it happen?
    I ask the question, simply to give me some ideas of what to look for, to allow me/others time to ,,,,,,,,:wavey:or whatever :supergrin:
  2. GoBuffs!


    Aug 16, 2010
    Haha, there is no putting the cat back in the bag on this issue... Thus the controversy.

  3. Berto

    Berto woo woo

    Sep 15, 2003
    First, they would have to overturn the Heller verdict, then 2nd Amendment.
    Next, they would have to contain/quash civil war in America.
  4. Fred Hansen

    Fred Hansen Liberal Bane

    May 19, 2005
    They'd do it the same way they keep those pesky college kids from smoking the ganja weed. Just outlaw it.

    The hard part is standing in line behind all the criminals who rushed to turn in their guns first.
  5. bigtimelarry


    Apr 22, 2012
    lol !!!
  6. Same way they did it in every other country. People who have something to lose will surrender their guns voluntarily. More rebellious types will require a visit from a local SWAT team. And, of course, the bad guys and the political elite will keep theirs.
  7. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

    Apr 4, 2006

    And, they will do it quickly.

    Rule 1: Don't let your enemy get organized.
  8. Dexters


    May 3, 2004
    Look how it was done in England.

    They slowly outlawed various weapons and/or made it very difficult/expensive to own.

    In the USA they probably would go the expensive route - high taxes on guns, ammo, require insurance. Tax & regulate places to shoot and that sell guns & ammo.
  9. eracer

    eracer Where's my EBT?

    Apr 5, 2011
    Tampa, FL
    You could not ban firearms unless you overturned 2A. That's not going to happen.

    However, if registration becomes required, that opens the door to a de facto ban based on fee assessment, loss of health insurance, and other indirect prohibitive measures such as bans on transfer between private individuals.

    The UN Small Arms treaty must not be ratified in its current form, since it derives great power by side-stepping the pesky issue of democratic representation.

    And any attempt to regulate ammo sales must be stopped.
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2012
  10. The answer is very very slowly. It will take a number of generations. Instead of through forceful legislation, it will be done via cultural influence leading to acceptance. Take a look at our government schools and how society is "educating" your kids. I say your because I homeschool my kids. Educate and nurture an interest in freedom and firearms in as many young kids as you can. Teach them safety and how much fun firearms can be.

  11. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

    May 24, 2000
    Not going to happen.

  12. GlockinNJ


    Apr 24, 2011
    What about NYC, Washington DC, Philadelphia? It can be done without overturning 2A. It would need to happen slowly over time, chipping away little by little.
  13. jtull7

    jtull7 Pistolero CLM

    Jan 27, 2006
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    It cannot be done, so go worry about something else.
  14. Armchair Commando

    Armchair Commando Long Range Guru

    Jan 10, 2006
    Bunker in the Midwest
    It can be done and it won't be very hard to do.

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  15. Armchair Commando

    Armchair Commando Long Range Guru

    Jan 10, 2006
    Bunker in the Midwest
    You don't need to overturn the 2nd amendment, all that's needs to happen is the supreme court needs to overturn heller And establish that the 2nd amendment doesn't recognize an individuals arms.

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  16. How can you say it "cannot be done" when it has already been done more than once - not only in the socialist Europe, but in some parts of this very country?
  17. hillbillyhans


    Jun 11, 2012
    [ame=""]Troops Ordered To Kill All Americans Who Do Not Turn In Guns - YouTube[/ame]

    I'm sure lots of people will disagree with this post, and I'm sure a Moderator will find a rule that I broke, and I'll get a spanking, but this is a reality, and I feel the members of this board deserve to know the truth.
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2012
  18. cdog533

    cdog533 Zombie Killer

    Oct 11, 2001
    In Australia, it was done in two phases, basically overnight. Their government banned them, and you had to turn them in.
  19. bigtimelarry


    Apr 22, 2012
    So what happens to all the Gun Stores, Ammo Stores, Shooting Ranges and all the millions of Employees that will be out of work and Bankrupt Closed Gun related businesses..
    All the Employees ant the Gun Manufacturers and Ammo Manufacturers that will be layed off because of all the lost business.. ??
  20. blownhemi


    Oct 2, 2006
    Not totally true.

    They banned certain types of firearms (not all as commonly believed) and the Government offered to buy these firearms off the owners at basically MSRP prices. Something like 650,000 (costing around $450million) were handed in yet everyone knows that was probably only a quarter of what should have been handed in. They levied a slightly higher tax on the population to pay for it all and then crushed all the guns.

    I handed in a couple of semi-auto 22s (one of which didn't work) and a pump shotgun and got more back than I paid for them. Did I like doing it? Nope, but getting my money back did dull the pain.

    And I still have my handguns. :supergrin:

    If they went a similar route in the US it would probably bankrupt the government.