Detritus wrote: doppel wrote:
Detritus wrote:Who's threatening to confiscate them? You must mean "the irrational fear of confiscation."
Who's suggesting we should confiscate them? Look no further than Citizen Dave in an article from this very website.
Nice slippage, there, from your assertion that "the mere threat of confiscation has raised the value of them on the black market" to ex-Mayor Dave "suggesting" confiscation on this website. Bravo, sir, bravo. Aside from the fact that your twin assertions (the existence of a threat of confiscation, and the effect of that threat on the black market value of guns) live only in your mind, and have absolutely nothing to do with the case that prompted this thread, I am truly amazed at the power you grant an out-of-work politician. Why, I ask you, do we bother with the charade of elections when the people we send out of office continue to wield such influence?
I grant no power to Citizen Dave, the out of work politician. I quoted him only because he's an Isthmus
contributor and a former Madison Mayor.
Do you really believe my two assertions exist only in my mind? Since the media hype began after the Newport tragedy, gun sales on the legal market are off the charts as witnessed by the rise in background checks. Increased demand increases prices if you believe basic economic theory. The black market value increases will likely outstrip the legal ones. If you read my original post, you will find I said their value will raise with every more restrictive law passed, not just the mere threat of confiscation. That we could expect more similar invasions.
And it looks like the theft that started this thread probably is related to the gun's black market value as only 2/3 of the stolen guns were recovered.
As to the actual possible threat of confiscation here's a
quote from the NY Post:
"Last week, Gov. Cuomo suggested during a radio interview that “confiscation could be an option’’ when developing a newly restrictive policy on assault-style rifles."
The most prohibitive reason it probably won't happen is it would cost over 1 billion dollars to buy back the 1 million assault rifles in NY. Their average value is estimated to $1000. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, friend.