Purchasing firearms/New assault weapons ban
Obama is our new president, and I fear that will present some problems for gun owners and future gun owners. Obama has repeatedly said he wants a permanent assault weapons ban, has supported banning the sale or transfer of any form of semi-automatic firearm, supports a national ban on concealed carry, and supports a ban on the possession of handguns. Most of the bans he want probably can not pass the legislator, but with a democratic legislator supporting him, I don't see how the dems can fail to re-institute the assault weapons ban at least. This has forced me to accelerate my plans to purchase a firearm. On the off-chance that the gun I want will be on the list of banned guns I need to buy it within a few months. I was wondering if anyone else on this site was fearing a further erosion of the 2nd amendment and perhaps thinking of purchasing firearms soon in order to be grandfathered in if their gun is later defined as an assault weapon. For the time being we still have Heller vs D.C. to protect us, so until Obama gets to make Supreme Court appointments I don't see any major loss of gun rights. Any thoughts or comment on this matter are welcome.
Also: I'm not a gun nut or a tin-hatter, I know that Obama can not ban all guns even if he wants to. Of all the things he wants involving gun control, I only predict that a renewal of the assault weapon's ban will happen.
"You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom. And then we will follow ours."
British General Charles Napier while in India