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Are we seeing the assault weapons ban being positioned as an amendment, that can be later attached to other bills?

Such as the current continuing resolution? It seems so, as the current bill that just passed the house contained several making some gun regulations permanent.

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Harry Reid, the Majority leader of the senate, said he took that ban provision out of the over-all bill, cause he was afraid the whole bill would go down in flames. He wants to see a ban on the "over 10" rounds of ammo clips, and more Gov/t interference with gun back-ground checks. There are enough laws on the books now, but the Gov/t will not hire enough people to enforce them!
No, there is little chance of actually banning guns of any kind; both Dems and Reps are against it.

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i think so

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Do you notice how a "ban on weapons" causes people to rush to buy weapons. The appearance of scarcity or restrictions on previously granted freedoms causes people to act without thinking. People want guns because they are being banned: Not because they need them....

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Not quite ... people rush to buy guns (or "high capacity" magazines) because they are afraid they MAY need them in the future - when they will not be available.
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According to the government, gas is scarce. Price is going up.
Why do people not rush out to buy gas?
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We will need them to rid us of a tyrannical government that is doing everything to ban them. History proves this point.
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I fill up when it goes down. I rush to the gas station just like everybody does. I put less in when its high.
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And where would we store extra gas?
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Bigred all three of your points are right on!
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should we stock up on homes since the price is low? :)
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Stars gymrat. One lady was buying guns because she was afraid "the guvmint" was going to take them all. When asked why she has never bought before, her reply was "cause I'm kind of scared of them"
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Hey ... if you got the $$$ to stock up on homes ... DO IT.
Real estate is a great investment. Even now.
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:) boo153,
Could we say this woman admittedly purchased a weapon out of ignorance?
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lol.... "I will buy something I am scared of because I think somebody will take it away from me." This is like going and buying a POISONIOUS VENOM SCORPION because the government is going to make it illegal to own them! :P silly logic.... :) *better buy it though because it will be hard to get in the future*
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... and there's no scarcity on gas ... I don't recall the government saying that, since the OPEC "embargo" of the 1970's. And people did stock up on gas, then. As much as they were able, with the government imposing rationing.

Hell ... even with the loss of refineries in America, the government hasn't declared there's any problem getting gas.

The closest it's come, is Obama admitting he wants to drive the cost of energy up. Including gas. But that's just part of the socialist Democrats' goal of "leveling the playing field" - so "alternate energies" aren't so expensive, compared to "traditional energies".
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rustyboilerz
Red, and Walt, ALWAYS on target with those answers. ;)
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rustyboilerz
And notice how boo and rat use twisted logic in an attempt to win the conversation. What they wont state is the FACT that the government HAS banned weapons in the past, and many are now afraid they'll go even farther than before.
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A ban on anything does not make it worth more.
A ban makes mindless individuals act like cattle, following the leader to jump off the cliff.
Past bans on ANYTHING caused people to rush to the stores like MINDLESS cattle.
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Actually ... a ban on anything DOES make it worth more ... basic law of "supply and demand"
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A Ban implies scarcity.
A ban is a law.
A ban is a contract.
A ban does not manipulate supply and demand. It manipulates PERCEPTION of demand.
Use your brain more. Think about it.
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"A ban does not manipulate supply and demand."

If something is banned - it is not available for purchase - therefore the supply is reduced.

A ban does not reduce demand (the ban wouldn't be necessary, if there was no demand).

Basic law of "supply and demand" ... when supply goes down, but demand stays the same (or goes up) ... the item is worth more.

Thus ... a ban DOES make something worth more.
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rustyboilerz
Rat, we're you not around during the very first fuel shortage in the seventies? People lined up for miles to hoard gasoline to hedge against future lack of the commodity.
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And what happened after the 70's? Gas is abundant and nobody lines up to buy it now!
People line up to buy things AFTER a ban or restriction!
To agree with you.....Bans change perception of availability, which in turn, may effect supply/demand.
My personal opinion is that anything shown to be restricted or limited in quantity implies a higher value. :) I agree with both of you! These bans and restrictions come in ebbs and flows!
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