If the government again outlawed gold, would you...

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If the government again outlawed gold, would you...

Abide by this new egregious law and turn in your entire gold stack for spot price in cash?
7
9%
Quickly melt and convert all your gold holdings into wedding ring form?
3
4%
Turn in a token amount, say 5-10% of your gold so it appears you are abiding by the law, and risk jail if you are discovered?
1
1%
Bury it all in a safe location, and risk jail if you are discovered?
10
13%
Buy (more) guns and ammo and dare the government to do anything about it?
7
9%
Gold, what gold?
47
63%
 
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If the government again outlawed gold, would you...

Postby SilverDoge » Mon Jan 09, 2017

If the government made an overnight law outlawing gold again, with no public warning, in any and all forms to include bullion, jewelry, numismatics, etc and gave you 2 months to turn in all your gold at today's spot price for your holdings at any IRS or Social Security office, what would you do?

Also for this poll consider, if you've made purchases online via any of the major retailers like JM Bullion, APMEX, etc the government will have a record of all those who have purchased, and will send you a personal letter informing you that they know you are holding (or have recently purchased at least) some gold, and they will make it a point of interest to ensure you've made a deposit at the government offices before the deadline.

Maximum punishment of up to 15 years in jail, and $10 million fine for not turning in any known gold holdings (wedding rings are the only exception). The government has not said how they will enforce this law or how they will go about verifying any personal gold holdings; simply leaving it to the public imagination.

Choose up to 2 responses, feel free to offer explanations for your choice(s).
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Re: If the government again outlawed gold, would you...

Postby flyingboujanero » Mon Jan 09, 2017

where is the "What gold" vote?
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Postby xelint » Mon Jan 09, 2017

Where is the "lost all in boating accident" vote?

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Postby Rik Bitter » Mon Jan 09, 2017

I don't have much gold and none of it was bought via traceable transactions. So I guess this is another vote for "Gold? What gold?"
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Re: If the government again outlawed gold, would you...

Postby SilverDoge » Mon Jan 09, 2017

Updated the options, but unfortunately that cleared out all the previous votes.
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Postby b4/Vj()z » Mon Jan 09, 2017

This will never happen; in the thirties, gold was money and everyone had access to it, so it was generally available for government usurpation. Today no one has any (appreciable amount of) gold.
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Postby Recluse » Mon Jan 09, 2017

b4/Vj()z wrote:This will never happen; in the thirties, gold was money and everyone had access to it, so it was generally available for government usurpation. Today no one has any (appreciable amount of) gold.


This is what I had come to believe. But then they start talking about doing away with cash. I don't know how they could do away with cash yet still leave gold legal. Except for the fact that TPTB need somewhere to put their money too.

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Postby b4/Vj()z » Mon Jan 09, 2017

Recluse wrote: Except for the fact that TPTB need somewhere to put their money too.

Aha!!!! Bingo!!!
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Postby Super Stacker PCB » Mon Jan 09, 2017

Gold? Do we have to turn in jewelry too? That's about the only gold in my possession.
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Postby Brick's » Mon Jan 09, 2017

The Brixit and Trump wins coupled with the continuing push against police militarization and abuse has lead me to believe TPTB do not have as much control as they think they have.

These gains along with others only encourage the people to be more defiant against such edicts. And in America, at least 1/2 of the electorate is still pissed off. How much? We will see very soon.

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Postby bigjohn » Mon Jan 09, 2017

Definitely lost in the boating accident, including the thing or two bought at Apmex
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Re: If the government again outlawed gold, would you...

Postby wjruth » Mon Jan 09, 2017

Recluse wrote:
b4/Vj()z wrote:This will never happen; in the thirties, gold was money and everyone had access to it, so it was generally available for government usurpation. Today no one has any (appreciable amount of) gold.


This is what I had come to believe. But then they start talking about doing away with cash. I don't know how they could do away with cash yet still leave gold legal. Except for the fact that TPTB need somewhere to put their money too.

Countries do not use gold as money. It it a commodity that is traded. Cash is not tied to the rate anymore. It can be a store of wealth, due to the ease at which it trades.
Personally, if the government would like to collect all gold, they better strip Trump tower before they come to my house. In fact, it would be far more centralized to visit religious institutions and start prying gold fixtures and crosses off the wall. The day they go into a Catholic church and start asking for all gold objects, there would be a riot.

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Re: If the government again outlawed gold, would you...

Postby Silver Addict » Mon Jan 09, 2017

avoid prison time and 10 million in fines, buy silver

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Postby BotanicusRex » Mon Jan 09, 2017

FWIW:

--- Gold was not "outlawed" in 1933. There were many exceptions to the the Executive Order... dentists, artists, jewelers, coin collectors could have gold and gold coins. People wanting to keep gold coins became 'collectors' overnight.
--- A $20 gold St. Gaudens was worth just that, $20. Many preferred paper because of the weight of gold coins.
--- Anyone turning in gold coins received their value in paper money. The trade off wasn't a problem for people - the "Order" was.
--- There wasn't much compliance with the Order anyway. The only person penalized was someone testing the validity of the Order. There is no shortage of pre-33 gold coins available on the market - few were turned in - few were melted.
--- U.S. confiscation of gold would not happen in today's world. The apparatus needed to collect and enforce confiscation would be unworkable and not economically viable.
--- And the #1 reason it wouldn't work... people simply would not comply.

Confiscation is at the very bottom of my worry list. :D
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Postby bigjohn » Mon Jan 09, 2017

BotanicusRex wrote:FWIW:

--- Gold was not "outlawed" in 1933. There were many exceptions to the the Executive Order... dentists, artists, jewelers, coin collectors could have gold and gold coins. People wanting to keep gold coins became 'collectors' overnight.

About a year ago, my LCS had a belt for sale for about $30K if I remember correctly. The guy that brought it in got it from his grandpa that glued 20+ double eagles to a belt as an exemption to the executive order.
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Postby wolvesdad » Mon Jan 09, 2017

Silver Addict wrote:avoid prison time and 10 million in fines, buy silver

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Re: If the government again outlawed gold, would you...

Postby DRP270 » Mon Jan 09, 2017

As I recall people were also allowed to keep like $100 of gold coin just anyway. Mostly what was confiscated was held by the banks as most people preferred paper to gold given the weight; the result being Fort Knox gold.

The Banjo guy is correct. It would not happen now. The pittance that is held by the populace would not be worth the effort. Plus, it would be hard to explain why they sold all those AGEs just to take them back now. There might have been some kind of implicit promise that they would not confiscate from Americans gold sold by the Mint. I am not sure at the moment.
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Re: If the government again outlawed gold, would you...

Postby Baggerman » Mon Jan 09, 2017

It won't be "outlawed" but I do think that at sometime in the near future we see a very hefty "tax" placed on the buying and selling of PMs.
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Re: If the government again outlawed gold, would you...

Postby JigNforPigs » Wed Jan 11, 2017

I would be more than willing to comply, but unfortunately my gold was stolen along with my firearms and ammo. :lol:

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Re: If the government again outlawed gold, would you...

Postby Engineer » Wed Jan 11, 2017

Step one: Order a box of alibaba gold.

Step two: Be a good citizen and turn it in.
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