Political Promises:

“I want to be really clear that that’s exactly what we are going to do,” the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate said. “Americans who own AR-15s, AK-47s, will have to sell them to the government. We’re not going to allow them to stay on our streets, to show up in our communities, to be used against us in our synagogues, our churches, our mosques, our Walmarts, our public places.”

Beto (Fake Taco) O’Rourke

 

American Reality:

If you want a glimpse at how gun and magazine bans might work across America, look no further than New Jersey.
The state’s ban on so-called high-capacity magazines went into effect in December of last year, but results so far show that patriotic gun owners won’t fall for government-enforced disarmament so easily.
The ban makes possession of magazines that hold over 10 rounds illegal for most people.
Punishment for owning one of the targeted magazines includes 18 months in prison and a whopping $10,000 fine.
According to NJ.com, a New Jersey State Police spokesman confirmed that not a single magazine has been turned in to the state, despite the jail time and massive fine that could come with the possession of a banned item.

NJ Magazine Ban Backfires as Not a Single One Has Been Turned In

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

9 thoughts on “Political Promises v American Reality.”
  1. “no one turned them in with zero compensation” is not the same as “no one is complying with the law.”

    I bet there’s a lot of people who disposed of their mag via gunbroker, Facebook, arfcom, etc, or simply mailed them to relatives. Giving your stuff to people who will turn around and use it enforce further confiscations is not wise.

  2. I wonder how many people had a storage locker across the Pennsylvania state line? And then probably moved the contraband items to a relatives house?

    Or if their property or properties are big enough, hid it somewhere safe? The possible problem there is that if discovered, they may be able to track ownership of serial numbered items, and prove ownership.

    ???? Alternatively, dispose of the magazine by hiding it in an enemy someone’s car, and then drop a dime?

      1. Conn and NY were the same way.. Conn had less than 5% compliance. Its a great bi F U to gubmint a$$hats thinkin we will go meekly into the boxcars. Fuk em

  3. An observation- tyranny only works when a supermajority of the people willingly play along.
    Machiavelli once pointed out that you cannot enslave a free people
    Sadly, an enslaved people, like caged animals, can never stay free.

    1. Yes, but Machiavelli lived in a society where free citizens were armed. You can indeed enslave nominally-free people, provided you disarm them first. Lenin and Stalin said so, and did so, as did their buddy Hitler.
      I read a while ago, probably in “That every man be armed” about a medieval practice: when manumitting a slave, the now free man would by his former master be given a sword and a shield. After all, the mark of a free man is that he is armed.

      1. Problem is, the Russians, Germans, and Chinese were never free societies.

        What the tyrants did was not a new thing, but a return to old forms under a coat of red paint. The peoples of Russia, Germany, and China et al had a brief taste of the freedom outside their cages, and wanted nothing to do with it.
        So, they went back what they perceived as “strong, but harsh” leaders.
        What was Stalin but a revived Peter the Great? Or Hitler as a return to Bismark? Or Mao as one of the unifying Emperors of old?

        As for gun bans, we see that they’re pretty much useless if you want to instill tyranny. It’s not the means of fighting, but the will to fight that is most important.

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