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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: east1234
He’s not taking mine away, I may have to bury most of them somewhere for a while, but I’ll still have em.

When it's time to bury them, it's time to use them.

(Quote stolen from another Freeper on another thread.) : )

41 posted on 11/14/2008 11:23:14 AM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat lead.)
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To: Ben A. Lurkin

Well I guess I did link it.


42 posted on 11/14/2008 11:23:34 AM PST by Ben A. Lurkin
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To: rellimpank

Obama won’t take your guns. He will have your neighbors do it for him.


43 posted on 11/14/2008 11:23:44 AM PST by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: rellimpank
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."

Of course he won't - it's those nice gentlemen from the BATF who will do it. ;)

44 posted on 11/14/2008 11:25:08 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("One man's 'magic' is another man's engineering. 'Supernatural' is a null word." -- Robert Heinlein)
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To: caseinpoint
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.

I didn't say "casualties," I said "attrition." They can take it as they will. More than likely, they'll quit rather than try. Going after one or two folks is easy, going after millions is a little more difficult.

45 posted on 11/14/2008 11:27:45 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: caseinpoint

I’m hoping the dealers have the records all stored in a container with incendiary devices and remote detonation.


46 posted on 11/14/2008 11:29:10 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, and Thuggery)
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To: Reagan is King
and a tactical shotgun (yet to be determined, Winchester Defender perhaps?).

You can't go wrong with a Berretta or HK either. HK has some really nice new models out.

47 posted on 11/14/2008 11:29:55 AM PST by lovecraft (Specialization is for insects.)
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To: ForeignDude

voting for or supporting 0bama constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil.


48 posted on 11/14/2008 11:30:38 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, and Thuggery)
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To: rellimpank

Gentlemen:

On Nov. 4, 2008 we witnessed a Communist takeover of the U.S. government.

If BO and his minions are installed in January, there will be a conflict.

I am not hopeful that the citizenship issue will prevent him from being sworn in, although I now believe that he does not qualify for the office according to the Constitution.

It is likely he registered at both Occidental and Columbia University as a foreign exchange student, and that he traveled to Pakistan under a foreign passport in his youth.

It may not be in January, or February, or March. But there will be a conflict. When some of the folks who voted for him, but lost their jobs due to the downturn he has made worse realize what he has done to US and Them,we may have some more supporters.

We could be witnessing the end of Capitalism as we have known it. But worse than that, unless this is checked, we could be witnessing the last Free Society (Free Republic).

It become clearer every day that the Left in the West, some portion of the Jewish population (who think they can make a deal with our enemies), the Communist East, and the Muzzies are aligning against the Christians in the West. They are coming after us, and a few guns will not stop this.

They are like cockroaches and cannot stand the light of day called the truth. They can exist only in societies where free discourse is not allowed.


49 posted on 11/14/2008 11:31:28 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: caseinpoint

‘They’ will consider unwarranted ‘searches’ more carefully when old farts like me start giving them the stuff [those things that go inside the items they want to ‘recover’] they’re looking for one at a time. (It’s cryptic, I know, but there’s so much traffic now, they have to search for certain words/phrases)


50 posted on 11/14/2008 11:32:51 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Terry Mross

Stacked prepositional objects can go either way.

To disambiguate, should be placed on either side of the verb.

“For my own protection from the mobs, I bought one [from...].

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


51 posted on 11/14/2008 11:34:30 AM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurtureĀ™)
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To: IYAS9YAS
More than likely, they'll quit rather than try.

I've often wondered how many supposedly "pro-gun" policemen, federal agents, etc. are really pro-gun. How many of them will flat-out refuse to enforce gun or ammunition confiscation "laws"?

52 posted on 11/14/2008 11:34:37 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: IYAS9YAS

The point here really is that many of us got weary of this crap under Clinton and now (where is the photo of the guy smacking his forehead?) it is this crap all over again.


53 posted on 11/14/2008 11:35:04 AM PST by wastoute
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To: Xenophon450

Thanks to everyone!


54 posted on 11/14/2008 11:35:20 AM PST by Adder (typical basicly decent bitter white person)
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To: Terry Mross
I wrote “didn’t” as “din’t” Sounds like a black girl. Earlier I saw a post where “trillion” was written “trillin”. Is this stuff contagious?

A lot of people are really mad, and it's hard to type well when you are this angry!

55 posted on 11/14/2008 11:36:15 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: Ben A. Lurkin
Better than the NRA.

http://www.gunowners.org/
56 posted on 11/14/2008 11:36:35 AM PST by Sig Sauer P220 (Thanks to the robber barons in D.C. and on Wall St. I've been forced to become a minimalist.)
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To: rellimpank
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."

He also said:“Even if I want to take them away, I don’t have the votes in Congress’'.

He's real close to getting those votes.

57 posted on 11/14/2008 11:36:39 AM PST by Joiseydude (Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel,)
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To: Puppage
You can relax, he won't take our guns away.

He'll just get the Congress to pass a $1000 tax on each box of ammunition. That'll do the trick. No 2nd Amendment problems.

58 posted on 11/14/2008 11:36:48 AM PST by Deo volente (On January 20, 2009 America moves to DEFCON 2.)
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To: caseinpoint
The nice big guys from ATF will do it.

The atf better call in an air strike first.

59 posted on 11/14/2008 11:37:22 AM PST by do the dhue (They've got us surrounded again. The poor bastards. General Creighton Abrams)
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To: rellimpank

For my compatriots in the Virginia branch of the Conservative Resistance, the Richmond Gun Show runs tomorrow and Sunday 9-4 at the Raceway!


60 posted on 11/14/2008 11:37:52 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gloucester County, VA -- Standing for America! 63% for McCain-Palin on 4 Nov)
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