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Guns are 'flying off the shelf'
Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 14 nov 08

Posted on 11/14/2008 10:58:06 AM PST by rellimpank

It's been a week and a half since Barack Obama was elected president. He won't take office for another two months. But he's already got one big group of Americans on their feet.

What is Barack Obama's position on the right to bear arms? Sen. Obama's campaign Web site says he "respects the constitutional rights of Americans to bear arms." It promises he will "protect the rights of hunters and other law-abiding Americans to purchase, own, transport and use guns."

Seeking to reassure gun owners, Mr. Obama told a campaign audience in Ohio in October: "I will not take your shotgun away. I will not take your rifle away. I won't take your handgun away."

But the crowds mobbing America's gun stores this week say a large number of Americans -- including first-time gun buyers -- don't believe him.

In 2003, while serving in the Illinois Legislature, Mr. Obama voted in favor of a bill in the Judiciary Committee that would have made it illegal to "knowingly manufacture, deliver or possess" so-called "semi-automatic assault weapons," reports Chris Cox, chief lobbyist for the National Rifle Association. "Under this bill, a firearm did not actually have to be semi-automatic to be banned. According to definitions in the bill, all single-shot and double-barreled shotguns 28-gauge or larger, and many semi-automatic shotguns of the same size, would be banned as 'assault weapons.'

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; banglist; bho2008; obama; obamatransitionfile
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To: ArrogantBustard

They don’t call him “O” for nothing!


151 posted on 11/14/2008 2:48:57 PM PST by An Old Man (Lead, Follow, or get the hell out of the way)
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To: MrB
perhaps we need a “bow” thread for experts to recommend good hunting bows in various price ranges, just like we have the gun threads...

Would that be indexed as "twanglist?" ;^)

152 posted on 11/14/2008 2:55:48 PM PST by TigersEye (It has been over a week now. Where is my pie?)
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To: rellimpank

ABC World news has a story on this. One store in Texas is sellibg $100,000 a day and could sell more if they could get it, a store in Las Vegas same thing with a twist, owner said at least half the patrons are wearing Obama pins an/or T-shirts...


153 posted on 11/14/2008 3:08:12 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: TigersEye

His brother just went through the same thing a few months ago. I told him he needs to look into this.
Seems to me one would get a letter informing him of the change. He went before one judge ( a lady ) when he got it originally and yet the one who retired is a man.
Makes no sense, but then again this is Erie County, NY.


154 posted on 11/14/2008 3:11:36 PM PST by AirForceMom (God Bless the USA)
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To: Gaffer

Yes, sir. As some say to El Rushbo, ‘Dittoes’. One round at a time.


155 posted on 11/14/2008 3:36:06 PM PST by HattonFarmer (Fear the government that fears your gun.)
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To: Travis McGee

“To a communist lying is perfectly moral and ethical, if it advances the cause of communism.”

That’s why we never trusted the Russians, either.


156 posted on 11/14/2008 3:50:42 PM PST by Canedawg (The media is a ass, a idiot.," said Mr. Bumble.)
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To: steve86

“reduce the recoil of my M44/7.62x54R, I have to order a better butt plate.”

about half way down the page.

http://www.tickbitesupply.com/index.html


157 posted on 11/14/2008 3:51:23 PM PST by dynachrome (Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: ScreamingFist
Yep.

I looked it up and the Taurus I bought is .38 Special (not .357)

We'll use wad cutters on the range and keep +P for home defense.

Should be adequate if a situation arose where I didn't have time to access the pump shotgun.

158 posted on 11/14/2008 3:59:36 PM PST by 2111USMC
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To: Travis McGee

Great picture!

When he gets in and starts his crap, you may have to incorporate it into the American Flag...


159 posted on 11/14/2008 4:07:21 PM PST by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (It's not Obama, it's O-bey-me !!!)
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To: Sig Sauer P220

The goa didn’t do a single thing during this election.
The goa didn’t do a single thing to Help the Katrina victims recover their firearms.

The goa haven’t done a single solitary thing on their own through their entire existance.


160 posted on 11/14/2008 4:12:37 PM PST by Shooter 2.5 (NRA - Vote against the dem party)
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To: steve86

LOL...I purchased a gun for my own protection. It will be used for the protection from mobs. I purchase it from a sporting goods store.


161 posted on 11/14/2008 4:13:23 PM PST by Terry Mross ( It's just a matter of time before we're all 'GUILTY' of hate speech.)
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To: 2111USMC

Then buy a lower receiver if you can’t afford a complete AR.


162 posted on 11/14/2008 4:14:31 PM PST by Shooter 2.5 (NRA - Vote against the dem party)
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To: rellimpank

I’m not buying guns. I’ve got guns. I’m stocking up on ammo. A gun ain’t a gun without ammo.


163 posted on 11/14/2008 4:16:31 PM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: Terry Mross

My husband has a gun but I’m not buying a gun...yet.

But I will be taking courses this summer how to perserve food like good old fashion canning and pickling.

I think the economy will take a dumper as Obama starts his Carter style policies that will cause more problems down the road.

Everything will be taxed to holy hell and stagnation will florish.

Watch the underground markets have a brisk business.


164 posted on 11/14/2008 4:51:50 PM PST by Milligan
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To: OneWingedShark

You got it, FRiend.


165 posted on 11/14/2008 5:07:52 PM PST by unkus
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To: momincombatboots; MrB

if you folks start a bow thread or list please ping me to it. it is of great interest to me, but I know very little about it.

anyone have experience with the Liberty bow? very compact and looks intriguing.

http://www.libertyarchery.com/

wish I knew how to link! 8-)


166 posted on 11/14/2008 5:10:07 PM PST by the crow (typical and bitter)
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To: OneWingedShark

You got it, FRiend.


167 posted on 11/14/2008 5:10:10 PM PST by unkus
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To: Arizona Carolyn
...owner said at least half the patrons are wearing Obama pins an/or T-shirts...

What, pray tell, are THEY planning to do with the weapons? That isn't good.

168 posted on 11/14/2008 5:11:12 PM PST by madison10
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To: petro45acp

I think you mean Austrian.

Those down under are our friends and allies.


169 posted on 11/14/2008 6:19:20 PM PST by wastedyears (Every FReeper is on Obama's Black List. He will try to have us all "taken care of." Mark my words)
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To: Joiseydude
He's real close to getting those votes.

He is real close to stealing those votes!

170 posted on 11/14/2008 6:46:41 PM PST by meyer (We are all John Galt)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
“How we burned in the prison camps later thinking: what would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good bye to his family? “Or if during periods of mass arrests people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling in terror at every bang on the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand...the Organs (police) would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers...and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt.” -Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Gulag Archipelago

That statement is the perfect description of the reason why we need to be ready. It is why people are buying guns and ammunition at a high rate. One would hope that they aren't needed, but if they are, one will be very glad that they have these tools.

The founders put the second amendment in the constitution for one very significant purpose. It's the reset button for the constitution. Never forget that.

171 posted on 11/14/2008 6:54:50 PM PST by meyer (We are all John Galt)
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To: wastedyears

Yes, they are our mates, but the roll up of their right to keep and bear was pretty gruesome.


172 posted on 11/14/2008 7:19:51 PM PST by petro45acp (Hunkered down in occupied Virginia!)
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To: concerned about politics

Oh boy, FRiend, my imagination is CERTAINLY my own worst enemy, whether it be things relating to politics or my personal life.


173 posted on 11/14/2008 7:44:42 PM PST by wastedyears (Every FReeper is on Obama's Black List. He will try to have us all "taken care of." Mark my words)
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To: madison10

I haven’t a clue. The gun store owner was perplexed as well.


174 posted on 11/14/2008 7:50:53 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Reflex

I’ll be finding my way out to most of you FReepers from inside the belly of the beast.


175 posted on 11/14/2008 8:07:49 PM PST by wastedyears (Every FReeper is on Obama's Black List. He will try to have us all "taken care of." Mark my words)
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To: wastedyears

Just so you know...your tagline is freaking me out.

Carry on.


176 posted on 11/14/2008 8:15:46 PM PST by madison10
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To: AirForceMom

Now how did I know you lived in NY?

Oh yeah, I live in NYC.

Along with our repressive garbage laws...


177 posted on 11/14/2008 8:22:11 PM PST by wastedyears (Every FReeper is on Obama's Black List. He will try to have us all "taken care of." Mark my words)
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To: madison10

It probably should, I don’t think there’s a way he’ll “allow” us to be the way we are.


178 posted on 11/14/2008 8:48:51 PM PST by wastedyears (Every FReeper is on Obama's Black List. He will try to have us all "taken care of." Mark my words)
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To: aWolverine
I have contemplated a new bumper-sticker:

When They Come For My Gun, They'll Have To Grab It By The Barrel

179 posted on 11/14/2008 9:08:58 PM PST by HardStarboard ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule - Mencken knew Obama)
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To: HardStarboard
I have contemplated a new bumper-sticker: When They Come For My Gun, They'll Have To Grab It By The Barrel

Want my gun? OK, bullets first
180 posted on 11/14/2008 9:12:26 PM PST by aWolverine
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To: AirForceMom
New York....damn, I guess protesting to either of your Senators, Schumer and Clinton, is a waste of time!!

What is a "pistol bureau"? I assume its a bureaucratic establishment to prevent the exact thing it is named for.

Small point in such a big problem as making sure the 2nd Ammendent means something....but we have to start insisting they name these anti-freedom bureaus for what they actually do!! How about the "Pistol Disapprovement Bureau"?

181 posted on 11/14/2008 9:18:10 PM PST by HardStarboard ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule - Mencken knew Obama)
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To: HardStarboard; aWolverine
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182 posted on 11/14/2008 9:35:38 PM PST by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: All

In the eventuality of having the BATF coming after your registered handgun or rifles I would think its not a bad idea to *report*your*recently*purchased*gun*as*as*stolen*.

This will not remove you from the files but if done correctly and convincingly can get you out of the spotlight for awhile.

No first plan survives enemy contact, prepare to lose any firearm eventually, if you have a big mouth more than likely someone will be tempted to turn you in for a big reward.

Consider other alternatives such as bear pepper sprays, sound/strobe flashlights,body armor and martial arts.

Knives I won’t even go there except a Leatherman multitool is suggested.


183 posted on 11/15/2008 5:24:08 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Aleutica, the new name of Free Alaska)
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To: All

Another item of something I would consider is that if things do get really nasty and you are trying to flee a situation is that most likely you will not get shot by a bullet but by a taser.

In that case I would consider some simple protection such as a home made vest made of materials to prevent barbs from reaching your body. My fist thought would be a lightweight wetsuit, or for the budget minded a vest of inner tube rubber.
Any part of the body can get hit and it WILL shut you down.

Being winter I can think that simple wraps of shipping bubble wrap around arms and legs would help.

Laugh all you want trolls and make fun of this, which side of the tasers will you be on?


184 posted on 11/15/2008 5:31:54 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Aleutica, the new name of Free Alaska)
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To: aWolverine

We know who you are!

Please stand by for an invasion of your privacy!

;-)


185 posted on 11/15/2008 6:11:23 AM PST by stevie_d_64
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To: stevie_d_64

186 posted on 11/15/2008 6:16:23 AM PST by aWolverine
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To: rellimpank

never owned a gun. Husband does not hunt. But bought my first pistol last night....and it felt good!


187 posted on 11/15/2008 6:18:34 AM PST by rbad
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To: rellimpank; The Spirit Of Allegiance; devolve; PhilDragoo; Fiddlstix; potlatch

bump! bump! bump!


188 posted on 11/15/2008 6:31:57 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Obama, WHO is Bill Ayers and WHY are you still friends with him? Please RSVP asap!)
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To: AirForceMom

Wow, can I ask what city and state such ‘garbage police’ rule?


189 posted on 11/15/2008 6:50:54 AM PST by webschooner (May piss be upon the One)
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To: webschooner

It’s a town outside of Buffalo, NY in EEEEERIE County called Cheektowaga.


190 posted on 11/15/2008 7:13:31 AM PST by AirForceMom (God Bless the USA)
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To: HardStarboard

The pistol bureau is just the department where you go to add (or delete) any of your handgun purchases/sales.


191 posted on 11/15/2008 7:19:20 AM PST by AirForceMom (God Bless the USA)
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To: Doomonyou
(Quote stolen from another Freeper on another thread.) : )

Don't feel bad...he stole it from Claire Wolfe.

192 posted on 11/15/2008 9:37:13 AM PST by gundog (We shall overcome.)
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To: dynachrome

That’s the one I saw just the other day. Maybe it was you who posted the link. Appears very nicely done.


193 posted on 11/15/2008 9:39:04 AM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurtureĀ™)
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To: potlatch


194 posted on 11/15/2008 9:46:59 AM PST by devolve ( ____"hussein the creepy" -- Evan Thomas - Nudesweek ____)
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To: devolve

195 posted on 11/15/2008 9:58:04 AM PST by potlatch
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To: potlatch

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Good post potlatch

“Refresh” my last post.....


196 posted on 11/15/2008 10:23:22 AM PST by devolve ( ____"hussein the creepy" -- Evan Thomas - Nudesweek ____)
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To: steve86

It fit my M44 very nicely


197 posted on 11/15/2008 10:26:03 AM PST by dynachrome (Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: devolve
Lol, RESIDENT EVIL! Lego's anyone?

 

I have a serious question. I've read many threads about people hiding their guns in the future. Many here are talking about recently signing up with the NRA or other gun associations.

Why expose the fact that you support and HAVE guns by signing up with these organizations?

198 posted on 11/15/2008 10:35:59 AM PST by potlatch
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To: MeekOneGOP
Thanks Meek. Missed your ping earlier!


199 posted on 11/15/2008 10:57:33 AM PST by potlatch
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To: potlatch

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The NRA has a huge number of voters who are family and friends of actual NRA members

These exit poll numbers are respected and/or feared by politicians - well over 65,000,000 in 2000

The NRA also has a huge influence through ads and lobbyists and training programs

It takes money to do this and NRA membership dues provide that

What is not known to most of Americans is that radical liberal democrat gun-grabber politicians and/or activists own and carry handguns themselves:

(D-NY) US Senator Chuckie Schumer
(D-CA) US Senator Diane “Di-Fi” Feinstein
(D-NY) NY Atty General Andrew Cuomo
(D-NY) has-been William Jefferson Clinton

(D-NAZI) Sarah Brady - $27,000+ a night for speaking


200 posted on 11/15/2008 11:36:40 AM PST by devolve ( ____"hussein the creepy" -- Evan Thomas - Nudesweek ____)
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