US did that with gold
Sun Oct 8, 2017 10:51pm

  • Good point. Sia☺giah, Sun Oct 8 10:27pm
    I do wonder what becomes of someone who refuses to surrender their firearms in a legislated "buy back" law like they did in Australia? Do they forcibly take them? Jail them for contempt? Allow them... more
    • ...compliance with outright bans, even of specific weapons, will not reach two-digit percentages. This leaves the very real question you ask: what then? If >90% of US gun owners refuse to comply (and ... more
      • I'm inclined to agree... on all counts.Sia☺giah, Thu Oct 12 7:16pm
        American gun owners will, by and large, NEVER surrender their guns and consider it "just cause" to rebel against our government... Plus, the government typically uses idiotic "smart terminology" too... more
      • instead of the republican weaponization of national manufacturers. If they nationalize, they can seize. I can think of no better future than for this government to seize. Gridlock ain't good enough.... more
        • And many manufacturers aren't in the US, so seizure is impossible (or at least a hell of a lot harder than, say, smuggling). Again, 3D printing advances will very shortly make any attempt to ban all... more
          • Seize my alternate definition for this government, Or cacastocracy. 3-D printing will do for "weapons" what social media did for truth and trust. Is there a better place to commit murder from than... more
      • where the populace has been successfully disarmed (for the most part), the method used has been incremental rather than being done in one fell swoop. Relatively small changes made over a period of... more
    • US did that with gold — Pikes, Sun Oct 8 10:51pm
      • Which is why any gold coins I buy to keepSprout, Tue Oct 10 11:49am
        as investments are not US coinage... I'll happily own a Canadian Maple Leaf. I have a few gold coins from all over the world... But the US gov't claims the right to TAKE any US gold coinage you have... more