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What will happen if there is an assault weapons ban?

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by fuze, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. fuze


    May 26, 2011
    There are so many forums here, I wasnt sure where to ask this... but what exactly would happen if there was an assault weapons ban?

    That means if I buy an Ar15, i'll have to turn it over to the police? If I spend 1k on a rifle, Ill lose all of my money?

    I know some of you will say "im not turning my guns over," etc etc but im just wondering what the law will say.
  2. W420Hunter


    Jun 25, 2007
    In the grand scheme of things nothing happens. Unless they somehow push through something against a grandfather clause the only thing that will happen is the price of the guns will go up because they cannot make new ones. Assault weapons ban only bands creation of new guns not ownership. Once again this is boring something attacking a grandfather clause.

  3. jeanderson

    jeanderson Toga!... Toga! Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2012
    A. Right before the ban goes into effect, gun stores will have their inventories of AR-15 type rifles cleaned out.
    B. Crazies will still kill innocent and unarmed victims in the same numbers and just as often.
    C. Lawmakers will eventually see the futility of the law and it will be repealed, either in whole or part.
  4. JBnTX

    JBnTX Bible Thumper

    Aug 28, 2008
    Fort Worth Texas
    Historically gun bans have only affected the future purchase, possession, sale, importation and manufacture of the targeted firearms.

    Once you own it, a ban probably won't affect you. We're nowhere near gun confiscation in this country.

    Now is the time to buy your AR type rifle.
    Like right now today, while you can still find one.
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2012
  5. oneuglygun


    Apr 23, 2010
    Shouldn't be much of an issue if it works as well as all the new drug laws inacted in the last 30 years !
  6. How good are you with slugs in your shotgun?
  7. fx77

    fx77 CLM

    Nov 23, 2008
    Prospectively nothing on the ban can be manuf. bought or sold..Everywhere will by like NY and partly like CA...pre ban manuf. will be grandfathered..

    But ammo ..don't know what they will do about that...

    Microstamping?? hmmm?
  8. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

    Feb 22, 2005
    Republic of Texas
    In the past, AWB's only affected future imports and purchases. This time may be different. This time, there will be many on the left that will push for rounding them all up and melting them down. It may also not just be rifles with military appearance, but all semi automatics.


    That is a semi-automatic, with a 6 round rotary magazine. Could be banned & required to be turned in.

    Of course, no one here can tell you what will eventually become law, anything is possible. So yes, you risk being out a grand if you go buy an AR today, but the risk is not so great that I wouldn't hurry up and get it if you ever want to own one. It might be your last chance.
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2012
  9. Kirishiac


    May 20, 2007
    If you even have something that resembles a mandatory gun turn-in that would incite violence and I don't see that happening especially right now with the country so divided. I think a worst case scenario would be the 94 AWB. I do think something is coming (mandatory FFL for all tranfers, 3+ day waits, etc) because the emotional cost is very high and the dems know how to exploit it. Also, if nothing is done and the next time this happens we as gun owners will be in an even worse position to preserve our rights.
  10. 427


    Nov 23, 2009
    Who's going to know what the law will say until we see the bill in final form?

    We have a pretty good idea based on bills that have been recently introduced, though.

    I'll be willing to be there will be a lot of non compliance.
  11. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

    Feb 22, 2005
    Republic of Texas
    What kind of violence do you think would avert an ordered turn in? None. It would accelerate it.

    Some will hide them.
    Some will protest.
    Some will cry.
    Some will act violently, and throw gas on the fire.
    Some may actually band together, and tell the government to "Come and get 'em", and they will be crushed with overwhelming force.

    The time to stop this is now, the legislators need to know that we will not vote for anyone that votes for more gun control.
  12. Atlas

    Atlas transmogrifier

    Oct 1, 2001
    north of the equator
    So many assume for example that a future law would ban semi-auto magazines of greater than 10-round capacity, because that was the '94 law.

    I assume nothing.
    I bought not only magazines over the years but parts also.
    Anything can happen.

    My prediction is a punitive tax on ammo, perhaps even the requirement of a license to purchase ammo or parts.

    It's so easy to declare that you will never comply with a ban. but if the restrictions are continually increased while the penalties become more and more severe, how many of us will risk 15-20 years in a federal penitentiary for retaining ownership of a Glock or an AR-15?
  13. fuze


    May 26, 2011
    You guys answered pretty much everything I was wondering. Thanks!
  14. Ruble Noon

    Ruble Noon "Cracker"

    Feb 18, 2009
    Well, if it was like the last one, pretty much nothing. You could still buy pre-ban hi-cap magazines, pre-ban rifles with shoulder things that go up, all at exorbitant prices of course.
  15. evlbruce


    Nov 3, 2003
    Depends on the ban. What's most likely on a federal level is we get an expanded version of the AWB. The antis want to ban personal sales and end gun shows, they might just get both.

    It wouldn't surprise me if some states like MA do de facto bans and if you want to continue live there you'll have to turn 'em in.
  16. Atlas

    Atlas transmogrifier

    Oct 1, 2001
    north of the equator
    That's a big "if".
    If they can muster the political power to do so I believe they'll eclipse the previous '94 ban by a significant margin...
    With no "sunset" provision.
  17. Chuck TX

    Chuck TX CLM

    Jul 11, 2003
    Republic of Texas
    I believe what will happen will vary by state.
  18. cowboy1964


    Sep 4, 2009
    What are we, psychic??
  19. W420Hunter


    Jun 25, 2007

    I am psycho does that count?