So I've been wanting an AR15 for a while but money's a bit tight at the moment and the wife isn't thrilled about plunking down that much right now. Ok, that's not fair to her - she actually told me to just get one a month ago and I wouldn't because I hate to buy things when we can't afford them yet. Anyway, I've always been of the understanding that our gun ownership rights have not really been in true jeopardy in the last decade or so, even in the last 4 years. However, I've been starting to become a little paranoid over the last couple of weeks. My question is two-part really: 1. If Obama is re-elected, do you expect prices to spike - even if it's out of irrational fear? Could buying as many components as I can leading up to the election save me some money in the long run? This is not as big a deal to me as the next question. 2. Let's say the conspiracy theorists were right and there's another AWB in Obama's 2nd term (this is assuming he gets elected of course - something he seems to be avoiding with his recent remarks). If I understand correctly - and I may not be - people were free to keep their banned weapons, they just weren't allowed to buy new ones, right? If another ban just like the Clinton ban went into effect, would owning a stripped lower allow me to build a rifle? The stripped lower is considered the firearms, after all, correct? Maybe this is a really stupid question, dunno. I talked to my wife about this idea this morning and she told me to get 2 stripped lowers (one for her ) if there's any merit to the idea. What do you say? Thanks in advance!