To yesterday’s post and the ongoing discussion about selling guns “Anonymous said…You *really* want to sell an M1 Garand at this particular point in history? With BHO about to be re-elected with a new ‘mandate’ from the Aurora shootings to permanently ban semi-autos once and for all?
offence, but give yourself an early Christmas present and wait for the
new year to consider sell that 7.62×51 piece of awesomeness.”
TOR here: Yes I do, otherwise I wouldn’t be selling it. Maybe more accurately I don’t totally want to sell it but I want other stuff more than I want to keep it. As to a potential ban. There is a solid chance President Obama will be reelected. I don’t think any sort of ban is imminent or even likely due to a variety of factors such as people’s opinions and our current political climate. That being said my prioritization of potentially targeted items has gone up a bit, maybe from gun hording condition yellow to gun hoarding condition amber if you will.
One could argue that selling a gun in a time where there is an uncertain political climate might not be smart. Then again, as the case is, I am selling off weapons that are in (to me)
redundant/ unnecessary calibers, or otherwise do not really have a
solid place in my defensive battery. I am not saying the Garand is a bad gun or whatever, just that the resources currently sitting in said Garand could better serve me elsewhere. Keeping a gun that doesn’t have a solid place in your plan doesn’t make much sense.
The more pertinent question might be “Ryan, what do you plan to do with the money from selling an M1 Garand?” If my plan was to sell a couple guns and spend the money on internet poker or a years supply of frozen pizzas it probably wouldn’t be a good choice. However if the plan is to use that money to either acquire gun(s) or ancillary stuff thereon that fit better into my defensive battery or food storage/ etc I would say it makes pretty good sense. As to specifically what I plan to purchase that is still kind of up in the air. It depends on what I happens between now and any potential sale and on when and how much cash I get. If some rifle plates haven’t come home with my by then I will take care of that. Ditto for a few more Pmag’s. Half of whatever I get will probably go towards whatever ancillary stuff like mags or night sights is next on the list and the other half toward the purchase of some sort of firearm. I kind of have an urge to get a pretty nice AR-15. The whole landscape of the AR-15 market has really changed in the last few years. A lot of nice rifles have come out at real nice price points. When funds allow I will probably order a complete upper from Spikes Tactical or BCM then shop around for a lower.