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Old 11-07-2008, 06:08 PM   #1
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Fears of a Dem crackdown lead to boom in gun sales

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. When 10-year-old Austin Smith heard Barack Obama had been elected president, he had one question: Does this mean I won't get a new gun for Christmas?

That brought his mother, the camouflage-clad Rachel Smith, to Bob Moates Sports Shop on Thursday, where she was picking out that special 20-gauge shotgun one of at least five weapons she plans to buy before Obama takes office in January.

Like Smith, gun enthusiasts nationwide are stocking up on firearms out of fears that the combination of an Obama administration and a Democrat-dominated Congress will result in tough new gun laws.

"I think they're going to really try to crack down on guns and make it harder for people to try to purchase them," said Smith, 32, who taught all five of her children ages 4 to 10 to shoot because the family relies on game for food.

Last month, as an Obama win looked increasingly inevitable, there were more than 108,000 more background checks for gun purchases than in October 2007, a 15 percent increase. And they were up about 8 percent for the year as of Oct. 26, according to the FBI.

No data was available for gun purchases this week, but gun shops from suburban Virginia to the Rockies report record sales since Tuesday's election.

"They're scared to death of losing their rights," said David Hancock, manager of Bob Moates, where sales have nearly doubled in the past week and are up 15 percent for the year. On Election Day, salespeople were called in on their day off because of the crowd

Franklin Gun Shop outside Nashville, Tenn., sold more than 70 guns on Tuesday, making it the biggest sales day since the shop opened eight years ago. Guns & Gear in Cheyenne, Wyo., also set a one-day sales record on Tuesday, only to break that mark on Wednesday.

Stewart Wallin, owner of Get Some Guns in the Salt Lake City suburb of Murray, Utah, said he sold nine assault weapons the day after Obama was elected. That same day, the gun store Cheaper Than Dirt! in Fort Worth, Texas, sold $101,000 worth of merchandise, shattering its single-day sales record, store owner DeWayne Irwin said.

One Georgia gun shop advertised an "Obama sale" on an outdoor sign, but the owner took it down after people complained that the shop appeared to be issuing a call to violence against the country's first black leader.

Dena Potter
YAHOO! News
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081107/...bama_gun_sales


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Old 11-07-2008, 06:10 PM   #2
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Old 11-07-2008, 06:18 PM   #3
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Complete nonsense.

Liberals have, for the most part, given up this battle.

Who the hell is giving their 10 year old kids guns for Christmas? Yeah, sounds like the Christ-like thing to do...

Who would Jesus shoot?
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Old 11-07-2008, 06:21 PM   #4
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Complete nonsense.

Liberals have, for the most part, given up this battle.

Who the hell is giving their 10 year old kids guns for Christmas? Yeah, sounds like the Christ-like thing to do...

Who would Jesus shoot?


Read the article...

The family relies on game for food. What's Jesus got to do with it?
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Old 11-07-2008, 06:26 PM   #5
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Read the article...

The family relies on game for food. What's Jesus got to do with it?
Christmas - the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

I'm sorry, I might be crazy, but if a kid can't even get into a PG-13 movie, maybe he shouldn't be carrying around a deadly weapon.
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Old 11-07-2008, 06:29 PM   #6
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Sorry, CK, but that really isn't your choice at all. As long as the kid isn't shooting human beings with his present, I really couldn't give a damn.

Nonetheless, I have to give you big props for the Winston Churchill quote in the signature...welcome to the dark side my friend.
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Christmas - the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

I'm sorry, I might be crazy, but if a kid can't even get into a PG-13 movie, maybe he shouldn't be carrying around a deadly weapon.


Of course I know about the tie-in about Christmas & Jesus.

That still doesn't have anything to do with teaching a child from a family that lives off of hunting game for food as opposed to people that hunt game in their local grocery store.

2 different worlds & mentalities. Families that hunt food for living aren't just casually walking around with "deadly weapons". They use them responsibly, for the most part, as a means of survival.
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Sorry, CK, but that really isn't your choice at all. As long as the kid isn't shooting human beings with his present, I really couldn't give a damn.

Nonetheless, I have to give you big props for the Winston Churchill quote in the signature...welcome to the dark side my friend.
No doubt Ricky, it's not my choice. I'm not suggesting it should be illegal, but I still think it is retarded. Still, if that kid kills anybody, on purpose or by accident, the parents should be convicted of man slaughter.

As for Churchill, I can get down with old school conservatives. You know, before they viewed being an intellectual as a bad thing. :thumbup:

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Of course I know about the tie-in about Christmas & Jesus.

That still doesn't have anything to do with teaching a child from a family that lives off of hunting game for food as opposed to people that hunt game in their local grocery store.

2 different worlds & mentalities. Families that hunt food for living aren't just casually walking around with "deadly weapons". They use them responsibly, for the most part, as a means of survival.
Perhaps, but I still think it is irresponsible. Just my opinion.

No guns before puberty - that would be my rule.
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I do think the people here are probably wrong in being worried, though. As CK said, this battle is over.
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Fresh you ain't winning this one with me.

It's not like these mothers and fathers are buying little Johnny an assault rife. It typically starts with a .22 rifle then as the MATURE in both age and resposability a shotgun comes in to play.

Can't take away something as American as hunting. What's next no dynamite fishing?
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No doubt Ricky, it's not my choice. I'm not suggesting it should be illegal, but I still think it is retarded. Still, if that kid kills anybody, on purpose or by accident, the parents should be convicted of man slaughter.

As for Churchill, I can get down with old school conservatives. You know, before they viewed being an intellectual as a bad thing. :thumbup:

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Perhaps, but I still think it is irresponsible. Just my opinion.

No guns before puberty - that would be my rule.


Another decision based on your experience.

If you ever really learn about that different way of life where as an example, even a 10 year old, who has been responsibly trained, can shoot a rabbit for the family dinner that night, you'll be living with eyes/mind wide open...

I know it's hard to envision when you're used to relying on stealth in overpowering canned corn in the aisles & wrestling a package of hot dogs to the ground from the deli case.
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What's next no dynamite fishing?
That one would hit close to home, ehh mush?
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Fresh you ain't winning this one with me.

It's not like these mothers and fathers are buying little Johnny an assault rife. It typically starts with a .22 rifle then as the MATURE in both age and resposability a shotgun comes in to play.

Can't take away something as American as hunting. What's next no dynamite fishing?
I'm not trying to take it away Mushman. I agree that it should be legal.

As for dynamite fishing... please tell me more.

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Another decision based on your experience.

If you ever really learn about that different way of life where as an example, even a 10 year old, who has been responsibly trained, can shoot a rabbit for the family dinner that night, you'll be living with eyes/mind wide open...

I know it's hard to envision when you're used to relying on stealth in overpowering canned corn in the aisles & wrestling a package of hot dogs to the ground from the deli case.
Again Tark, I'm not telling anyone else how to live. I'm not suggesting any laws. I'm giving my opinion.

I have no doubt that a 10 year old can own and use a gun responsibly. But I also know that the likelihood of an accident is much higher with a child who is still developing.

To be clear, I'm not telling anyone how to live, I'm just giving my opinion. I also think it is stupid to let kids eat McDonalds everyday, but I don't think it should be illegal.
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Light stick of dynamite, throw in water....



Pick up dead fish...

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LOL. That's no fun...

Explosives - fun.
Fishing - fun.
Explosives and fishing together - cheating
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