Skip to comments.Guns are 'flying off the shelf'
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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I bought my first rifle last weekend.
You bought a gun from the mobs?
Here, there was a huge turnout for a sale on Ar-15s and others, but I don't really see the regular-priced stuff moving all that quickly.
My husband and I have a home-based FFL (see signature). Our first panic buyer called three minutes into McCain’s concession speech, and the phone hasn’t stopped ringing since. We’ve done more business since the election than in the prior six months.
A LOT of gun owners are buying more guns.
Many of us are purchasing certain types of weapons which we have been meaning to get around to getting since the last “assault weapons” ban went away, but which will be unavailable after the new “assualt weapons” ban goes into effect in the next year or so.
“Come and take them!”
Thats your translation.
He’s not taking mine away, I may have to bury most of them somewhere for a while, but I’ll still have em.
I’m not a gun savvy person but I think if one wants to get guns badly enough, one can find a reason for it. I wouldn’t be surprised to see an attempt to require everyone to disclose possession of guns and then use that requirement to justify a search if they suspect guns were not reported. I know that seems far-fetched but too many people seem to believe whatever the nice government tells them to believe. The Second Amendment has been trashed for decades now and a lot of people now believe it protects only state militias rather than individual rights.
I would hope the dealers would “lose” the records. Perhaps a little selective fire or flood damage?
I have a North Korean AK-47. I’m not worried about “them” taking it away—they’ll just think I’m part of Obama’s Civil Defense Corps....;^)
He means it. He won't be the one doing it. His minions will. At least, they'll try.
Any truth to the rumor that he's going to push for ammo that becomes inert in just a few years to prevent stockpiling?
I didn’t type “I bought one from the mobs for my own protection”. I typed “I bought one for my own protection from the mobs.” See the difference? If I’m incorrect, write it the correct way.
Not without heavy attrition...
LOL Hope that doesn’t get us investigated by the FBI. I would hope the rank and file of ATF agents would support gun rights, actually.
Join the NRA.
I signed up both myself and my fiancee in the past couple of days.
The NRA will need all of the support they can get to fight off the coming laws.
Did one of the commenters (”Johnathan L. Abbinett”) in the linked article admit that he: (1) volunteered for Obama; (2) voted for Obama; yet (3) is stocking up on assault-style weaponry? W-T-F?
Not only that, but he says: “We know the radical, left-wing, looney tunes don’t get...What these people do not understand is that many politicians prefer unarmed peasants!”
AND HE VOTED FOR OBAMA?!
Some people need to get hit upside the head with the “clue bat”.
Folks, buying guns and ammo is not enough!
We have got to organize into a group, that group with the strongest voice is the NRA. You might say,” I’m already a member”. Then I ask you is your wife? husband? grown children? parents?
Take the money that you would spend on ammo, one box would buy a membership for someone. There is power in numbers.
Please take time to read this thread:
Sorry I’m working on how to link properly!