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    really want a confiscation of all guns.  I personally do not care if somebody uses a gun for hunting or has a pistol or even a rifle in the house "for protection".  If you want an AK 47, I'd prefer that it be stored at a gun range, under lock and key, like the rest of the civilized world does.  

    There is no right of insurrection in the USC.  If there were, the USC would be a self-destructing artifact and nothing more.

    Regardless, I think if the penalties were stiff enough, you'd have a huge voluntary turn in of weapons if it ever came to that.  I don't fork over my gun, and Uncle Sam finds out about it, I go to prison for a year, minimum, for each gun, and pay a huge fine for each gun.  People will be handing them over.

    •  well . . . . (0+ / 0-)
      Few people really want a confiscation of all guns.
      certainly I don't.  I grew up in a rural area of Pennsylvania and was hunting and handling guns by age 12. Gave up hunting long ago, but still enjoy target shooting, and still have my Walther PPK that I take to the range. But you are correct---there is no serious effective group in the US that is calling for confiscating all guns.  That fantasy exists nowhere but in the paranoid minds of the nutters.
      Regardless, I think if the penalties were stiff enough, you'd have a huge voluntary turn in of weapons if it ever came to that.  I don't fork over my gun, and Uncle Sam finds out about it, I go to prison for a year, minimum, for each gun, and pay a huge fine for each gun.  People will be handing them over.
      Yes and no . . .

      The people who aren't really all that fired-up about them (like me) probably would do so voluntarily.

      But the hardcore kookers absolutely would not--and THEY are the ones we need to keep away from the guns.

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