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Republicans have taken the House. While Democrats retained the Senate, the balance of power is too close for them to steamroll anything through. Add to this mix "pro-gun" Democrats and Second Amendment-friendly leadership in both chambers (assuming Sen. Reid still feels he needs to be), and yesterday appears to have been a good day for gun owners....

And does anyone think those who crave power for themselves and their agenda aren't going to exploit that for all they're worth?

Now is actually the time to press for an advantage, call in our IOUs and see what we can gain in terms of expansion of recognition of our right to keep and bear arms, and in terms of repealing existing gun laws. Because we just don't know how long that advantage will last.
http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-n ... gun-owners

Codrea weighs in on the election and questions whether it is a victory for gun owners. I believe it was. I think we know that we may now can strangle any new federal gun control laws for the next two years, but how about REPEALING some existing gun laws?

I'd love it if they repealed the entire Firearm Owners Protection Act, that our wonderful Republican President Ronald Reagan signed into law back in 1986. :mrgreen:
 

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RevolverDan said:
EJR914 said:
I'd love it if they repealed the entire Firearm Owners Protection Act
I don't think we would want them to repeal the entire thing unless it was replaced with something better. It did do some good, like the Safe Passage provision and ending ammo sales record keeping.
This.
 

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We can just repeal all the anti-gun pieces, its very easy to do. Just mark out all the bad code and leave all the good.
 

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Unfortunately, I predict more if the same that we've had since 94. Maybe a little talk, but no real movement when it comes to federal gun laws. I guess at least it won't get worse, but I don't see it getting any better, either. The real gun fights are going to stay at state level, where it's been mostly positive, so that's good.

Now, this does set up an interesting situation if anything ever happens with the various 10th amendment related firearms freedom acts. Might a pro-gun congress side with the states or, at least, hinder any fed action against them? And we also have heller and McDonald to keep in mind, as there really hasn't been much that's come out of those two cases yet.
 

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Suburbbus said:
Nationwide reciprocity maybe??
As long as it's without a nationwide license. Live in a state that you have a permit or doesn't require a permit, and all other states have to offer reciprocity.

Personally I'd just like to see constitutional carry (shall not be infringed). That would take care of reciprocity right there.
 

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I don't know enough about it. Why would we want to repeal the FOPA?
 

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Jonas Salk said:
I don't know enough about it. Why would we want to repeal the FOPA?
Because it banned people from being able to register new transferable machine guns under the NFA.
 
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