First off – thank a veteran today for your freedom!!!!!!
With our current and future political leaders in Washington it appears that the environment is ripe for a renewed interest in gun control. There are stories circulating of Senator Feinstein calling for a new assault weapons ban as well as a timely policy shift to support the UN Gun Control Treaty. Additionally during the recent Presidential debates there was an admission from the current office holder that he believed there needed to be a new assault weapons band IN ADDITION TO doing something to get cheap handguns off the streets.
Within hours after the election results came in people were online and at their gun shops purchasing large quantities of ammunition and guns. Is this a smart thing to do? Well, the answer is not that simple.
My message is not to panic and run out and spend your hard earned money unwisely. If you are one which has several months worth of food, your water is taken care of, medical supplies have been put back – and you want to sure up your defensive supplies and can afford it – then I say, “Go for it!”.
On the other hand if you just got into prepping and have little food and water, little supplies at all – I would NOT recommend spending a wad of cash or running up credit cards on firearms. Think logically and with priorities in mind. Possibly layaway that which you want and pay on it a little at a time. If interested in purchasing an AR-type firearm is to buy just the lower receiver. The lower receiver contains the serial number and is considered the “gun” as far as the BATF goes. The can be had for less than $100. Parts kits need to be purchased to complete the entire firearm, which can be done on a later date. The reality is it will take some time for the government to get any assault weapons ban through and with the current make-up of the Senate and House of Representative - it may never get passed.
It is easy to get swept up in the emotion of “If I don’t get it now I will NEVER be able to” kind of thinking. I found myself getting swept up into it in 2008 and purchased a large quantity of magazines for different firearms. Many I paid to much money for and could have bought today much cheaper.
So to sum it up: If you can afford it…..buy what you want. If you can’t….consider alternatives and save up for what you want.
Just a few thoughts….
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