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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.'

(Excerpt) Read more at lvrj.com ...


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

I bought my first rifle last weekend.


21 posted on 11/14/2008 11:11:42 AM PST by SonnyBubba
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To: Terry Mross
I bought one for my own protection from the mobs

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.

22 posted on 11/14/2008 11:12:05 AM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurtureĀ™)
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To: rellimpank
The BATF, Civilian Control Corp., or whatever other unConstitutional mob is sent to confiscate or enforce anti-2nd amendment policies by this illegitimate coup are going to be walking right into a chain saw.


23 posted on 11/14/2008 11:12:12 AM PST by aWolverine
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To: rellimpank

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.


24 posted on 11/14/2008 11:13:02 AM PST by gieriscm (07 FFL / 02 SOT - www.extremefirepower.com)
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To: Terry Mross

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.


25 posted on 11/14/2008 11:13:17 AM PST by WayneS (Cynic? I prefer "Realist")
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To: SonnyBubba
I bought my first rifle last weekend.

1) Don't tell anyone
2) Go practice
26 posted on 11/14/2008 11:13:23 AM PST by aWolverine
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To: Adder

“Come and take them!”

Thats your translation.


27 posted on 11/14/2008 11:14:12 AM PST by Havok (MOLON LABE!!!! ( www.survivalblog.com ))
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To: Puppage

He’s not taking mine away, I may have to bury most of them somewhere for a while, but I’ll still have em.


28 posted on 11/14/2008 11:14:24 AM PST by east1234 (It's the borders stupid! My new enviromentalist inspired tagline: cut, kill, dig and drill)
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To: rellimpank
To a communist lying is perfectly moral and ethical, if it advances the cause of communism.


29 posted on 11/14/2008 11:14:54 AM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Riflema
Hubby went downtown yesterday to the pistol bureau to add his latest acquisition. He has had a concealed carry permit since 1986. Or so he thought.
Clerk told him the judge who issued it has retired and he no longer has a CC permit.
He was given a 4 page questionnaire to fill out to possibly get it restored.
30 posted on 11/14/2008 11:15:50 AM PST by AirForceMom (God Bless the USA)
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To: Gaffer

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?


31 posted on 11/14/2008 11:16:56 AM PST by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things)
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To: rellimpank

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....;^)


32 posted on 11/14/2008 11:17:55 AM PST by randog (What the...?!)
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To: rellimpank
I note the following. Obama says: "I won't"

He means it. He won't be the one doing it. His minions will. At least, they'll try.

33 posted on 11/14/2008 11:18:05 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Ever notice that Obama supporters chant "O-Bahm-AH" while McCain/Palin supporters chant "U-S-A".)
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To: rellimpank
I'm about to buy the Springfield Armory XD 45 ACP and a tactical shotgun (yet to be determined, Winchester Defender perhaps?). I probably wouldn't be shelling out for new weapons right now had Obama not been elected.

Any truth to the rumor that he's going to push for ammo that becomes inert in just a few years to prevent stockpiling?

34 posted on 11/14/2008 11:18:08 AM PST by Reagan is King (Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave.)
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To: steve86

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.


35 posted on 11/14/2008 11:18:24 AM PST by Terry Mross ( It's just a matter of time before we're all 'GUILTY' of hate speech.)
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To: caseinpoint
The nice big guys from ATF will do it. ;o)

Not without heavy attrition...

36 posted on 11/14/2008 11:18:56 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Ever notice that Obama supporters chant "O-Bahm-AH" while McCain/Palin supporters chant "U-S-A".)
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To: IYAS9YAS

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.


37 posted on 11/14/2008 11:21:08 AM PST by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things)
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To: rellimpank; All

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.


38 posted on 11/14/2008 11:21:27 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Little known fact: Barack Obama translated into Kenyan means "Jimmy Carter")
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To: rellimpank

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”.

Sheesh....


39 posted on 11/14/2008 11:22:11 AM PST by ForeignDude
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To: rellimpank

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:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2131733/posts

Sorry I’m working on how to link properly!


40 posted on 11/14/2008 11:22:43 AM PST by Ben A. Lurkin
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