Assuming the worst case scenario and the Dem’s win everything, having an M1 Garand is a good insurance policy. In all of their “assault weapon” bans/confiscation proposals, the M1 is always specifically exempted (tough to ban something that .gov or it’s chartered agent has been selling for the past 70 years). The CMP still has service grade M1s available for $750 and their special rack grade for $650 (the special is a particularly good deal since it’s a refinished rack grade receiver with a new production Criterion barrel, new production American Walnut stock and handguards, and new web sling). Cheaper than just about anything else that always appears on their “exempted list”. Just need to be a member of GOAL and have your LTC to get one.