More from a stand point of direct effect on yourself than the broader issue of the 2nd amendment and the politics.
Thought I’d see what the SDMB gun community had to say now that the results are in. On an AK board I visit sometimes (for the classifieds and top notch technical advice, mostly) they have a general discussion forum, and as might be expected, people are freaking out. Stuff like maxing out credit cards to buy dozens of hi-cap magazines and rifles; one guy even plans to go out and get a “Molon Labe” (come take them) tattoo over the weekend.
Now I should explain, especially to non gunners, that no one (or very few) on any of these gun boards is expecting an armed confrontation, they are just trying to get the good stuff while the gettings good. For one thing, if you were expecting a war, you would max out your credit cards on a bunch of cheap mags and rifles, not a few rare collectables.
I guess I’m not too worried. I’ll probably pick up and build a couple of parts kits I’ve been wanting and get 3 SBRs built, just in case. This is more a function of having some cash in pocket right now than an Obama victory. If there is a ban coming down the pike, I suppose I would prefer to get an Uzi before the clock runs out, but I won’t lose any sleep if I don’t get one.
Of course, I didn’t really get into the “ban” stuff until the assault rifle ban was in its death throes, so some of the older guys probably had it pretty bad for a while.
I figure if there is a ban, it would be very unlikely there would take anything up, and that it would be like the last one. I would just expect to pay more for things I want. There are thousands of AKs and ARs in the country; I figure any effort to collect them would be shut down when they got around to estimating the cost. I don’t think they would stop making or importing ammo either.
Any opinions here? Are any of you guys doing any serious stock piling or tattoo getting?