Following my article yesterday about gun control, I've had a number of queries from people who believe that a gun ban - partial or full - is inevitable, thanks to demographics and political trends. They believe that relying on constitutional protections is illogical and irrelevant, because the powers that be will simply ignore those protections. Sadly, they may be right.
For those wishing to prepare for such an eventuality, I recommend a series of three articles published on SurvivalBlog a few years ago.
I hasten to point out that the steps outlined in those articles are legal under current United States law. If that law changes, they may no longer be legal. For the record, it's your responsibility to ensure that you remain in compliance with current law.
Legalese accomplished, on to the articles.
A full gun ban in the United States is inevitable. Any honest reading of the cultural, legal, and demographic trends in the United States will confirm this thesis ... ultimately, we will lose the fight because this isn’t your grandfather’s America anymore ...
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You will have a choice to make– obey the law or become a felon. That decision will change your relationship with the government permanently. If you comply, you risk exposure to crime and unlawful government force. If you resist, you will become an outlaw. This article seeks to prepare you for that fateful day.
The National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA) requires the registration of fully-automatic firearms, suppressors, short barreled rifles, and short barreled shotguns ... the vast majority of gun owners would not risk the penalty to possess an unregistered NFA item, and for good reason; the rewards aren’t worth the risk. Accordingly, most NFA items were dutifully registered in the various amnesty periods that were offered by the Federal government ... [Under a new gun ban] I propose that most “responsible gun owners” will register their weapons, just like their grandfathers did in 1934 and 1968. You will, too.
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it is my belief that reasonable and fully legal action now is a wise course of action, given the strong possibility that a dramatic change to gun regulation is inevitable. The next section will provide guidance on how to protect your gun collection from future registration and confiscation.
In order for any registration scheme to work, transfers between individuals without government participation cannot be allowed. Once the ability to anonymously purchase a firearm is eliminated, their confiscation/registration scheme is viable.
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Plain Jane is the order of the day for your off-the-books collection. Keep it common and keep it simple ... Think about your needs and the needs of your heirs in this future world, and take action now to prepare yourself.
I recommend all three articles for your consideration. Also on SurvivalBlog, you'll find an article titled "The Mathematics of Countering Tyranny", with further suggestions. I don't agree with all that the author says, but you'll have to make that judgment for yourself. It's worth reading.