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Now I know this is going to be a real touchy subject.

Probably because I have mixed feelings about it that are in direct conflict with each other.

Of course, I get all tingly inside thinking about the block on military style weaponry being lifted and perhaps that high capacity magazine BS going away as well. I mean, yeah I think there are some new firearms outside of the USA that I sure would like to have, and heck, I sure would like to see the prices on those SIG 550/551s come way down as well. I could fill some holes in my collection that I thought would be forever unfilled, since the cost of filling them would be way more than I would be willing to spend.

But on the other hand, what about those guns I already own? The ones I bought back in the early 80s that have increased in value SUBSTANTIALLY because of the AW ban? Self interest? Well, yeah, I sheepishly admit that is true. Don't most people like to think their investments will keep their value? Granted, I didn't really buy them with that in mind, but once a windfall falls in your lap, through no fault of your own, doesn't the idea of it evaporating kind of bother you even a little bit? Of course, maybe I am in such a small minority of people who have collected these things over the years that few other people even think of it in that light.

Heck, people would ask me why I was buying those ugly things, and I would just tell them "One day, you aren't going to be to get this kind of stuff for love nor money."

Push come to shove, if my vote made all of the difference, I would vote to lift the ban in a heartbeat. Even though it would likely mean that my black Steyr AUG would no longer be worth the money it is now worth, nor would my other prized gunvault queens. But heck, the pros outweigh the cons, in my opinion and in my personal situation.

But on the other hand, if the anti-gunners pull some sleight of hand (which I would bet MONEY will happen), I guess at least I can console myself slightly (and selfishly) that at least my investments are still holding their value. Unless of course, that sleight of hand completely outlaws the guns entirely. Which would not overly surprise me either. Of course, we may have a real problem if someone comes knocking on my door demanding that I just hand them over. In which case, I probably won't have to worry much about any laws afterwards anyway.

If a were a smart and prudent man, I guess I would think about selling a few of them now hoping to still get top dollar for them. But how many potential buyers will be in a "wait and see" mode?

Oh well, it would be like volunteering for a root canal for me to sell some of them anyway.

Just rambling....
 
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