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Free Americans Buy 10,800,000+ Guns in 2011 ~ Message Donít F-with USA
Ammoland ^ | 4 January, 2012 | Fredy Riehl

Posted on 01/04/2012 2:16:24 PM PST by marktwain

Manasquan, NJ --(Ammoland.com)- Recent statistics released by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) report that for nineteen straight months, and that includes all of 2011, American men & women bought over 10,800,000 plus firearms.

This number based on the FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System, better know as NICS, and is the adjusted NICS data derived by the NSSF research division subtracting out NICS purpose code permit checks used by several states such as Kentucky, Iowa and Utah for carrying concealed weapon (CCW) permit application checks as well as checks on active CCW permit databases.

The final number, of 10,800,000, is considered conservative by experts because the this number does not account for the multiple purchase of guns at the same time or the guns bought and sold legally, person to person by US residents, which rightly so, do not require a back ground check.

Ten Million new gun owners, in just 2011, should be a wake up call to our current President who continues to play dumb that his hate of bible clinging, gun toting American Values, like hunting & owning guns will not be tolerated. His and Eric Holder’s “under the radar” plan to sell guns to evil Mexican Gun Cartels in an effort to set up the Second Amendment as the fall guy now has ten million people angry at him.

If just one current Presidential candidate (Ron Paul aside..) could prove his sworn support for the Second Amendment, and the constitution for that matter, and rally our forces behind him he would be swept into the white house on a massive wave of support. Can you say Ted Nugent?

So what does 10,800,000 look like? The guns purchased by American men & women in 2011 is more than one gun for every active duty military member in the worlds fourteen largest armies combined.

* Russia Russian Federation 1,027,000

* North Korea 1,106,000

* South Korea 687,000

* Vietnam 455,000

* India 1,325,000

* China 2,285,000

* Iran 523,000

* United States 1,468,364

* Republic of China 290,000

* Brazil 327,710

* Pakistan 617,000

* Egypt 468,500

* Cuba 49,000

* Ukraine 129,925

* Above Total = 10,758,499

* *Source Wikipedia: http://tiny.cc/tl4d8

If you assume an average length of each gun as two feet that would be 4090 miles of guns. That is fourteen times the length of the Grand Canyon and all most twice as long as the Mississippi River and 17,280 times higher than the Empire State Building.

I could not find a picture of 10,800, 000 guns but here is what 10,800, 000 firecrackers look like:

Hello, I am an Ammo Horder?

So let assume each new gun owner buys 2000 rounds of Ammo (a single brick of 22lr is 500 rounds and my kids can burn that up in an afternoon) , times that by our conservative estimate of 10,800,000 firearms your get 21,600,000,000…that is trillion with a “T”.

That is a lot of lead and other raw materials and you wonder why we are paying so much for Ammo these days? And I see no let up in sight because if you are like me you think to yourself that when the liberal news media reports that some guy is stopped at the airport with “1000 Rounds on him”.. that dude was almost out of ammo?

Ammunition retailer Frank Brownell of Brownells.com, predicts “[2012] will most assuredly be another year for the growth of ammunition sales. An astronomical year of ammunition sales” .

This is the one sector of our national economy that I would agree to a Federal Stimulus package, maybe each US family can get a tax credit to purchase 10,000 rounds of ammo as a part of emergency preparedness program.

Speaking of America Industry

American gun manufacturing is one of the first and last great US industries.

It was Eli Whitney, yeah the guy who made the cotton gin, who was one of the first manufacturers in the world to carry out standardization of manufactured parts.

As early as 1798, Eli Whitney had turned his talents to the manufacture of firearms. He had established his machine shops at Whitneyville, near New Haven, CT and it was there that he worked out the principle of standardization or interchangeable parts.

Standardization is the foundation of all large-scale production. Manufacturers produce separately many copies of every part of a complicated machine like firearms on an assembly line. Standardization also allowed current owners of guns to order and replace any broken or lost part, taking it for granted that the new part would fit easily and precisely into the place of the old.

In effect the manufacture of firearms is the spark that brought to life American Manufacturing and it is that same industry today that still makes almost all its products in the USA, using raw materials, machinist and labor to turn out some of the best made products on earth, namely Guns. Guns made by American workers in American factories for American consumers.

Guns and Freedom

Guns and gun ownership represent the core of elements of freedom and of the constitution. Without the Second Amendment there would be no protection for all the other god given rights we are reminded of by our constitution. Just as we teach our children the value of voting or free speech we should also be teaching them.. get ready, aim and fire, repeat.

I am glad to see so many of my fellow Americans decided to exercise their right to keep and bear arms over the last year and I hope we continue to see record growth in gun ownership in the year to come. America, Hell Yeah!


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KEYWORDS: 2011; america; ammo; banglist; bloat; constitution; donttreadonme; freedom; gun; guns; liberty; obama; secondamendment; shallnotbeinfringed; youwillnotdisarmus
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1 posted on 01/04/2012 2:16:27 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

The reason the crime rate didn’t go up with all these extra guns is that they were bought by law abaiding citizens.


2 posted on 01/04/2012 2:22:17 PM PST by umgud
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To: marktwain

I did my part. I bought a K31 for my Christmas present to myself. No background check required on that.


3 posted on 01/04/2012 2:24:19 PM PST by running_dog_lackey
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To: marktwain
So let assume each new gun owner buys 2000 rounds of Ammo (a single brick of 22lr is 500 rounds and my kids can burn that up in an afternoon) , times that by our conservative estimate of 10,800,000 firearms your get 21,600,000,000…that is trillion with a “T”.

Umm... Actually that is 21.6 Billion rounds.

4 posted on 01/04/2012 2:28:45 PM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: marktwain

Hi-Point pistols and carbines.

5 posted on 01/04/2012 2:30:27 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: marktwain

I did my part x2 in 2011. Free multiple-magazine offers are hard to resist.


6 posted on 01/04/2012 2:31:13 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: marktwain

“21,600,000,000…that is trillion with a “T””

No that is billion with a “B”.


7 posted on 01/04/2012 2:35:08 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: kosciusko51
Umm... Actually that is 21.6 Billion rounds.

That's right. So better go shopping.

8 posted on 01/04/2012 2:37:55 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: marktwain
Free Americans Buy 10,800,000+ Guns in 2011 ~ Message Don’t F-with USA

Sorry to state the bloody obvious, but That’s what keeps us free.

Of course, Obama and his National cadre of Socialists would like to change all that.

9 posted on 01/04/2012 2:39:31 PM PST by Voice of Reason1 ("Absolute power corrupts absolutely¬Ē Lord Acton 1887)
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To: marktwain

If nothing else, I think Obama should go down in history as the best Gun Salesman of all time.

Remember when he first went into office? I couldn’t find ammo anywhere for love or money.


10 posted on 01/04/2012 2:41:12 PM PST by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: marktwain

11 posted on 01/04/2012 2:43:14 PM PST by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: DTogo
I did my part x2 in 2011. Free multiple-magazine offers are hard to resist.

We did too. I thought that number sounded high, but after I thought about it. Heck I bought two, and a don't even want to know what we spent in ammo this year.

12 posted on 01/04/2012 2:44:42 PM PST by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: marktwain

later


13 posted on 01/04/2012 2:56:32 PM PST by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Hodar

If obama is reelected, expect federal agents and men in purple shirts to be searching your home and confiscating all guns and ammo in about mid-2014 or so. They will probably also rape all the women while they are at it.....just to show how macho and in-charge they are. Only white women, though.


14 posted on 01/04/2012 2:57:41 PM PST by jmax
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To: marktwain

And I helped, last one was a Remington CDL-SF in 257 Weatherby.


15 posted on 01/04/2012 3:03:34 PM PST by Dusty Road
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To: marktwain
I want a Saiga 12 conversion but I don't need a Saiga 12 conversion... so that is why I don't have a Saiga 12 conversion... but I want one!

LLS

16 posted on 01/04/2012 3:15:39 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!)
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To: jmax
If obama is reelected, expect federal agents and men in purple shirts to be searching your home and confiscating all guns and ammo in about mid-2014 or so. They will probably also rape all the women while they are at it.....just to show how macho and in-charge they are. Only white women, though.

Bring it. That will be the end of the federal agents and SEIU operatives. They try to confiscate, there are those of us who will kill and die on that particular hill. And they know it.

17 posted on 01/04/2012 3:21:13 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: Hodar
Firearms Salesman of the Year three years running.

Jugears is good for something. Boo yah!

18 posted on 01/04/2012 3:32:34 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: marktwain

I’m in for 9 in 2011.

Did my part!


19 posted on 01/04/2012 3:38:15 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Let's apply the "reasonable man" standard to gun laws. How many would stand?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That is known as the “Planet of the Apes” gun. It looks like it could be in that movie. There actually is a newer model of that gun that is nowhere near as ugly . As for gun purchases , I bought 3 last year and sold 2 others . My New Years resolution is to buy more guns than last year.


20 posted on 01/04/2012 3:43:03 PM PST by gop4lyf (Socialism is the political dream of the unachiever, the excuse maker, and the lazy.)
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To: marktwain

Yeah, maybe, but the media says that Americans own a total of 300 million guns.

So, that means that no new guns have been bought since 1964 because I remember way back then, and they then said Americans owned 300 million guns in 1964, 1968, 1972. Even though the population nearly doubled since 1964, Gun ownership has not increased at all.


21 posted on 01/04/2012 3:51:31 PM PST by CGalen
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>>...I am glad to see so many of my fellow Americans decided to exercise their right to keep and bear arms over the last year and I hope we continue to see record growth in gun ownership in the year to come. America, Hell Yeah!...<<

This is *GREAT* news. Except the down side — I’m now into the 5th month awaiting an NFA tax stamp. The inspectors are apparently *swamped*.


22 posted on 01/04/2012 4:14:05 PM PST by jaydee770
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To: jaydee770

>This is *GREAT* news. Except the down side — I’m now into the 5th month awaiting an NFA tax stamp. The inspectors are apparently *swamped*.

I thought they were NOT giving out the tax-stamp for new-manufacture machine-guns... or is this for a SBR?


23 posted on 01/04/2012 5:20:03 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: marktwain

Gun and Ammo the only sector showing any increase in sales during the Obamaconomy. This is a good sign. Can anyone name a single product that is posting sales numbers like Guns and Ammo.


24 posted on 01/04/2012 5:56:27 PM PST by cquiggy
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To: backwoods-engineer
>>>> "Bring it" <<<<<

Easy, Steve. May send you a FREEP Mail on that statement, sometime in the near future.

25 posted on 01/04/2012 6:30:45 PM PST by jmax
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To: OneWingedShark

Mine’s for a suppressor. I don’t pay much attention to MG’s anymore — they’ve become too bloody expensive to feed.


26 posted on 01/04/2012 7:29:03 PM PST by jaydee770
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To: backwoods-engineer

All these stupid, middle-aged, liberal white men kissing obama’s butt. Little do they know they are at the top of his endangered species list.


27 posted on 01/06/2012 7:14:41 AM PST by jersey117 (.)
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To: marktwain

Finally, I’m applying for my permit here in NJ....Wonder how long the waiting list is??????


28 posted on 01/06/2012 7:17:42 AM PST by geege
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To: geege
Finally, I’m applying for my permit here in NJ....Wonder how long the waiting list is??????

Many NJ freepers would advise you not to hold your breath. The normal response that I hear is that unless you are politically connected, or perhaps a retired officer, you will be denied a permit. I hope that you prove them wrong.

Good luck on your application.

If you feel that you can, please let us know how things go. An ongoing account of the process to apply for a New Jersey permit would be educational, no matter what happens.

29 posted on 01/06/2012 7:56:24 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Well see, I’m in Hunterdon County, almost everyone has a firearm.....Thanks


30 posted on 01/06/2012 12:33:15 PM PST by geege
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To: umgud

It’s better than that - more guns means less crime.


31 posted on 01/06/2012 2:12:16 PM PST by GOPJ (Democrats are using immigration deliberately to change the electorate.. Freeper Williams)
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