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Obama to Seek New Assault Weapons Ban

The Obama administration will seek to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 during the Bush administration, Attorney General Eric Holder said today.

Wednesday Attorney General Eric Holder said that the Obama administration will seek to reinstitute the assault weapons ban which expired in 2004 during the Bush administration.

Wednesday Attorney General Eric Holder said that the Obama administration will seek to reinstitute the assault weapons ban which expired in 2004 during the Bush administration.
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"As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons," Holder told reporters.

Holder said that putting the ban back in place would not only be a positive move by the United States, it would help cut down on the flow of guns going across the border into Mexico, which is struggling with heavy violence among drug cartels along the border.

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Dear Mr. Holder,

I am sure this issue is highly complex, requiring a full think tank of leftists that hate the country in which they live and the constitution that makes them a free people.. I have a suggestion for you and your collogues to help protect the Mexican people without violating the rights of the people in the country in which you are appointed to represent. The story is that automatic weapons and grenades are slipping through from the U.S. into Mexico and your concern is for the Mexican people? I ask you sir, where do your concerns for the freedom of the American people lie? I have one simple suggestion for you and your group of freedom hating individuals that might make your job a touch easier. Build the damned fence that was supposed to go up, and your Mexican constituents will be saved by the dastardly deeds of those filthy Americans. You will protect the people you so heartedly support in Mexico, while leaving us here in the U.S. to our own devices. Your attempts to control what is not yours to control makes you and your party look very unpatriotic, un-American, and very anti constitution. I think that when the government’s ultra successful war on drugs is complete, and you have the cartels by the shorts, perhaps there will be a position for you in the land you protect by denying a 200 year right of others, Mexico.

I say we hold a money bomb for Mr. Holder. We can collect monies from folks to purchase him a one way ticket to the heart of the people that he wished to protect, Mexico City. We have no use for anymore freedom attacking imbeciles as we just finished 8 years of the most ridiculous, freedom hating, embarrassment to this nation with King George II, we do not need another.

In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.
~Mark Twain

Always remember:
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." ~ Samuel Adams
If they hate us for our freedom, they must LOVE us now....

Stay IRATE, remain TIRELESS, an


the dpms panther bull, ptr91and other assorted treasures are NOT going to be taken. period. the only way they will get them is on the receiving end of the barrel.

The Right to Bear Arms is NOT for Self Defense or Hunting.

It's so that you, as a citizen, can own modern military arms, in order to kill officials of a corrupt or invading government that is threatening your liberties and the U.S. Constitution, and wage war against them.

Of course the government is trying to disarm the people, it's nearly entirely corrupt and in near complete violation of the Constitution, from the fiat money it prints, to the wars it wages, to the authority it claims.

Ron Paul's Convention Speech

Couldn't say it better.



in a word.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

You are 100% right! The

You are 100% right! The founders wanted the people to have access to the most effective arms they could get ahold of. It was designed to prevent tyranny and foreign invasion. It never had anything to do with the right to hunt. It was for self-defense from a tyrannical government or a foreign soldier. The founders had the insight to see that a nation in which every citizen could be armed would be a strong nation could not easily be overthrown. How did people forget this?!

Notice the timing of the riots, civil disorder in Mexico...

and the weapons ban talk. Anyone who believes that all this is coincidence is one brick shy of a empty load.
The guns are not killing people. People are killing people. If the government takes our guns as well as our money the very existence of a free country has desinigrated right before our eyes.
Keep your guns and continue to purchase more. The government is no longer a government of the people. We must unite our forces and take this country back at every level.
Soveriegnty is ours not the corrupt elite. This country "will" be a Republic once again. You can count on that. Freedom is worth fighting for. Do not let those that have no clue in Washington infiltrate your minds.
We have had enough.

Yes, the border fighting is probably a U.S. government Operation

And the real problem is not the guns, but the idiotic drug war. If the drugs had little value, then there would be no drug cartels, no drug wars, no drug gun battles.

Ron Paul's Convention Speech

They fail to note

that the cartels seize most of the automatic weapons from the Mexican military and police, the weapons the US government supplied them with using our tax dollars.The aircraft and vehicles the cartels have stolen from the Mexican government were also supplied by us.

If only Criminals will have

If only Criminals will have guns, maybe we should all become criminals? END THE PRACTICE OF "LAW ABIDING CITIZENS"!!!

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"Scwewy Wabbit!" Elmer Fudd

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Gotta love this one

"Ummm... Excuse me.. Americans, You surely won't mind if we trample your rights and freedoms and take them away from you for the good of the country of Mexico would you?"

"You know... that other country south of us." "Yeah, that completely different country, that we don't even govern."

F*** Mexico. What about America?

Are our leaders forced to take "stupid pills" as a requirement once they are elected to office?

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That leaves the criminals with all the guns, and law-abiding citizens without the right to protect themselves from the criminals!

When freedom is outlawed, only outlaws will be free

All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.

Well I guess we just have to be criminals

Thank you Dr. Paul for making me act on what I already knew was right.

*May the only ones to touch your junk, be the ones you want to touch your junk.*

Yeah a gun ban will stop the flow of weapons... WRONG!

How's the War on Drugs doing? 10 times more drugs and better quality and at a cheaper price. This will be no different. It will cause more violence, more bloodshed, more non-violent slaves(prisoner's) to fill the plantations of the 21st century. I wouldn't be surprised if the privatized prison system lobbyists are helping draft the ligislation that no one will read before it's signed into law.


"All great truths begin as blasphemies."

"Human beings with love and compassion are some of the most beautiful creatures in the universe... Those without are a plague on us all."

LOL.... what a bunch of

LOL.... what a bunch of BS!... our own military trained the Mexican military in unconventional warefare to fight the drug cartels.. the cartels bribed the soldiers who now work for the drug cartels.. Those Drug cartels can buy any weapon they want.. YOU ARE A JOKE HOLDER! My ar15 is not going to influence anything in Mexico...

"When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny."
-Thomas Jefferson

I am more concerned about the return of my money than the return on my money. --Mark Twain

Thank goodness they aren't going to try to ban my.....

assault pitchfork. Or assault sling shot for that matter.

Yeah "assualt rifle"

is now an obsolete term, since they already got rid of them. Now they have to go with the ambiguous "assault weapon" so they can apply it to anything.

If I assault you with a bat or a car, then that is my assault weapon I guess.

Next they'll ban you from driving to the ballgame.


The only impact I'd like to see on Mexico leaves huge craters in the ground...


Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry

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States rights

Let's git em going boys!

Oh, this is rich!

1. Make drugs illegal to create a lucrative black market (jobs program!) for the sick and violent individuals of the world who cannot otherwise obtain government employment or handouts.

2. Claim that the violence is caused by the "legal availability" of certain classes of weapons (...but criminals follow these laws???).

3. Rewrite the laws so that LAW ABIDING citizens do not have access to these weapons that CRIMINALS will have access to.

4. Makes perfect sense... to a Democratic race baiting @sshole.

"The consolidation of the states into one vast republic, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of the ruin which has overwhelmed all those that have preceded it."

- Robert E. Lee, 1866


I love this country :)

I can only shoot only one at a time anyways. The rest I can sell for a huge profit now.

Obama, "You are the One"


Imagine that.

Well lah-dee dah.

I don't mind. This should be fun. He reinstates the gun ban with more goodies attached, it creates a black market, and my business begins to thrive.

One of my rifles

has gone up at least 600 bucks in value in the last year.
BTW, I liked what you said in another thread.
" We are all born with toe tags; question is how are we going to have it stamped."
Thinking about replacing my sig with that...lol

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hehe Thanks

It's patent pending. ;-) Go ahead and use it if you like. It's one of my guiding philosophies.

As for the rifle prices- I can relate. I'm seeing things going up and up in the industry. Carbines you could've picked up last spring for pennies are several hundred now due to demand. I've got several guys' custom builds on hold because of back-order, and for the last couple of months I've had a massive influx of requests for mods and overhauls. It's made the market a feeding frenzy- every man for himself, clear the shelf if you can find it because it won't be there tomorrow. Don't even get me started on reloading components.

In the end though, I guess I can't complain much. The work I'm getting now prevents me from having to go back into the field and it keeps me closer to home.

MW: I've seen much of the same feedback on various forums,

as well as from some of the sales people in various shops locally. I had thought that there might be a chance for the buying frenzy, which seemed to really go into a higher gear just after the election, to moderate somewhat. However, I'm not really seeing that happen. I'm not a gunsmith, but I've been a reloader for over 30 years, and the component supply situation (though there is availability) has clearly been stressed during these past months. I've been on several waiting lists for conventional (my classification) firearms, just as a way to gauge any changes in availability. The sales people I've talked with have all indicated to me a significant increase in first-time buyers; that is, people who have never owned a firearm but have decided (for whatever reason or reasons) that they want to get their hands on one. Any opinion on "when" or "if" the component supply situation might moderate? Thanks.
"An economy built on fiat money is a society on its way to ashes."

"An economy built on fiat money is a society on its way to ashes."

It's anyone's guess Bud.

I wish I had the answer.

Mainstream powders and especially primers have been going all out the second they hit the shelves. Notably, Varget, Alliant Reloader series powders, ANYTHING to do with .223/5.56, 40, 9mm, and .308. Slugs for .223 are rare unless you get some of the varminting rounds from Nosler, and a few of the less mainstream popular weights. There's still target hardball and a few other less mainstream caliber stuff to be found, but it's quickly drying up.

As to firearm and platform parts, mostly it is the stuff required to build all the Secret Squirrel, fully loaded "look at me I'm a mall ninja" Tacti-Cool hardware. Sporting class firearms so far aren't rough, but since a lot of them are used in the high end stuff, it creates a problem. I can't help but laugh when people come to me asking for a build like that.

I've called several manufacturers and vendors. I ask about future availability or status, and they just giggle. That's never a good sign. As it sits now, some of the parts I require are a MINIMUM of 120 days out on delivery time. The machinists can't keep up on the demand.

Between the huge amount of civilian demand combined with the GSA contracts for production, they are all tapped out. I'm hoping once everyone gets the scare and frenzy out of their system, it'll settle down. Maybe around the beginning of summer once the manufacturers can get caught up and recharged on supply. It'll be a while at any rate.

MW: Thanks for the response. What I'm seeing locally,

regarding components, is essentially as you described. They can be had, but the quantities and decision-time for purchase are limited. My brother is much more into the 223/5.56 caliber than I am and he's had nothing but problems getting supplies. These days, we're more directed to accumulating whatever supplies we can find, rather than to actually putting them to use in this or that loading and then heading to the range.
"An economy built on fiat money is a society on its way to ashes."

"An economy built on fiat money is a society on its way to ashes."

I take it you are a gunsmith?

Any recommendations for a bolt action long range in 308? I was thinking a Rem 700 platform, but not sure which.

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Go with a Savage if you can

10FP with an HS Precision or McMillan Stock. Gotta warn you though, if you dont currently own (or have the materials to produce) any 308 ammo, I would go with a 30'06 or one of the Magnums; 300, 300WSM, 7mm. Remington, Sako, Savage, Winchester 70 (if you can find one), Ruger; beggers cant be choosers right now, its slim pickens at the gun and ammo mart.

"Qui audet adipiscitur"

Remington is a very good, well-proven platform.

However, at this time, I think that Savage is producing an equally accurate rifle at a lower cost, and is becoming quite popular because of that.
A heavy-barrel Savage tactical rifle in .308 will do just fine.

Currently, probably the best reasonably affordable production rifle action made is the TC Icon.
Has some very good features, but is a bit more expensive. Comes with a match grade barrel.
Also the Tikka T3 Tactical, a subsidiary of Sako, is worth a look.

For an expensive production rifle, there are some choices, such as Sako TRG 22 or TRG 42, and the very nice Blaser R93 LRS2 Tactical which is marketed by SigArms,, or the ultra-rare and expensive exotic AMP DSR-1 would be worthy choices. Not sure if Accuracy International is still in business, but if they are, they would be worth a look too.

Or you could have a custom rifle built by one of the fine custom builders here in the US.