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  •  Do you think the government is out to confiscate (3+ / 0-)
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    a2nite, Over the Edge, FogCityJohn

    ... your guns? Or that registration of gun ownership will lead to confiscation?

    •  Had to go put a pot roast on (3+ / 0-)
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      gerrilea, PavePusher, noway2

      I believe that if there was a road to confiscation it would be thru registering the guns. I have read comments here advocating banning guns, so yeah some people would like to. I am not a gun owner. I'm an advocate for the 2nd amendment (and all the others).

      "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

      by high uintas on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 11:07:36 AM PST

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      •  But what are the realistic chances of the... (1+ / 0-)
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        ... government confiscating guns?

        So you agree with maxomai that the slippery slope is registration and that it opens the door to confiscation?

        •  Right now I think the chances are slim (4+ / 0-)
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          gerrilea, PavePusher, KenBee, noway2

          But I have no idea about the future. At one point in time we thought banning alcohol was a good idea, now not so much. Did we learn anything for that mistake?

          We are very vulnerable to intense emotional reaction and propaganda. This Diary is a good case study for what the government, as in we the people are capable of agreeing to if the climate is right.

          Tell me I'm wrong.

          "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

          by high uintas on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 11:33:09 AM PST

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        •  goverment confiscating guns: zero chance (2+ / 0-)
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          well, maybe not absolute zero but the next thing to it. Somewhere between absolute aero and .000000567.
          I live in Linn County Oregon. virtually no chance at all.
          (google Sheriff Tim Mueller)

          no chance at all for registration here either. And we already do background checks at gun shows.

          I'm in RKBA and I'm all for reasonable gun control. Oregon already has it

          Happy just to be alive

          by exlrrp on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 06:06:55 PM PST

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          •  and many of those in rkba saying that have (0+ / 0-)

            said it since before many of these other people came along...but that will never be recognized honestly.

            Now it's rkba agreeing with their ideas. coopted what we used to call it.

            This machine kills Fascists.

            by KenBee on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 10:24:24 PM PST

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