In today's climate it's probably sage advice. Sounds more like pre WW11 Europe everyday.
Brown shirts everywhere.
Very sad indeed. It kinda takes some of the fun out of this sport nowadays. Back in the day it was a blast to go to the range and show off some target Mauser or Springfield you just finished building, now there's so many crooks or libs around,, you hardly dare show anything to anyone!
Anybody that builds something illegal nowadays is stupid IMO. Just asking for issues.
One of the many reasons I've just built target guns in the past, plus there my cup of tea anyhow. Never was much into the exotic stuff that much, sure I've had a few, but I like hitting stuff, not just throwing lead around helter skelter, even though it's fun sometimes. And with all the precautions I've taken no one will get away with robbing me anyways. Between 3 Chows, infrared cameras, good safes, CS, bear traps(yes I found a new one),R/C cross bows and shotguns , closed circuit cameras, numerous 220v surprises and some of the other unmentioned nasty surprises I have in store for a crook, they wouldn't get far around here. Remember the "fly swatters" in Nam,,,,got a couple of those set up too by R/C on a truck leaf spring!! OUCH, that will leave a mark!!!! Plus there is always at least one of us around the house at all times. All or any of those could be Ugly surprises for some one feeling brave around here! That's for damn sure.
Ask "stumpy" in Danamora Prison,,, he'll tell ya all about the bear traps!
That's not even taking into account what I carry or have stashed in the corners and conveniently located, or the nosy gun toting neighbors on both sides of me. Not much goes unnoticed around here.