Thursday, May 4, 2017
I've stumble across your "Surviving in Argentina blog during it's economic collapse. I found it refreshing to here what you had to say compared to other survival and prepping sites. I live the United States and I feel that an economic collapse is our biggest threat. Living in the midwest, my next realistic big threat would be tornadoes and flooding where I'd have to vacate my home.
Due to our past political climate where our 2nd amendment rights were serious under assault resulting everything being in short supply and prices marked up for last eight years. As such I had bought my future firearms with future gun legislature in mind thinking our future gun control being along the lines of Australia. While nothing happened on national level, individual states have passed restrictive guns laws, "high capacity" magazine bans for pistols, and "assault weapon bans" prohibiting AR-15's and such.
Should those of us in living in the United States try to take future gun legislature into account when purchasing our firearms? Because while a Glock 17 or 19 with it's high capacity and light weight is great, it will become illegal in several states where the majority of us live.
Thank you for your feedback and help!
I would actually think the other way around, get what I need before it gets banned or restricted. Although Trump isn’t likely to lobby against Gun Rights, the risk is in what each State or even each city may end up enforcing. Some US States have pretty draconian gun laws.
Get your Glocks, ARs, Aks and anything you want now. In the past, restrictions didn’t affect certain weapons or magazines you already owned ( “high-capacity” magazines).
There’s no harm in having other guns as well. I don’t know all State laws but I’m pretty sure a Mossberg 500 with an 18 inch barrel is legal in most places and is still a pretty solid home defense weapon that can be had for a couple hundred bucks when bought used. No reason not to have one.
But no, I most definitely wouldn’t limit my firepower and defensive capabilities simply because they in theory may, one day, get banned at some point.
Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”