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Letter Re: My Travails in Buying Rifles, Magazines, and Ammo

 I am relatively new prepper. So far, we've got the bug-out bags, the bug-out bins, the emergency plans, the food and water, some other stuff, and a start on guns and ammo. As of last week, I had my 9mm Glock, a 12 gauge Remington 870 shotgun, various pellet guns (and ~2500 rounds of various ammo). I had been thinking of my next gun purchase, and leaning toward the Ruger 10/22 takedown model. That would have gotten me up to minimal firearm preparedness: a rifle, a pistol, and a shotgun.

Then came the Sandy Hook tragedy. And a renewed discussion on gun control (pushed relentlessly by the media). And the possibility of a ban on so-called assault rifles (we know that term is much-debated elsewhere, so I will not discuss its meanings/implications here). And I began to worry about the availability of semi-automatic rifles.