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Obama: Gun owners do not need to stock up
Chicago Sun Times ^ | December 7, 2008 | ABDON M. PALLASCH

Posted on 12/07/2008 7:27:30 PM PST by An Old Man

As gun sales shoot up around the country, President-elect Barack Obama said Sunday that gun-owning Americans do not need to rush out and stock up before he is sworn in next month.

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But National Rifle Association spokesman Andrew Arulanandam said it's not Obama's words — but his legislative track record — that has gun-buyers flocking to the stores.

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"Anyone who thinks they need to rush out and buy a firearm clearly has not been paying attention to how quickly we make progress on this issue. We don't think these are first-time buyers. We think they are people who already have more than enough guns at their homes to protect themselves and are buying more."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; agenda; banglist; bho2008; bhobanglist; nra; obama; obamarecord; obamatransitionfile; shallnotbeinfringed
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With all the news about the economy being discussed, lets not forget about this little issue.

Extending the ban on those nasty little black rifles would not cost them a penny. Look for it by Feb 1, 2009

1 posted on 12/07/2008 7:27:31 PM PST by An Old Man
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To: An Old Man

Far be it from me to correct the NRA but...what track record?

Obama’s a frosh AND a coward - too afraid to vote!


2 posted on 12/07/2008 7:29:20 PM PST by relictele
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To: An Old Man

That might be pushing it a bit. I give it til june 1. On barak’s desk and signed in time to celebrate independence day. Ha.


3 posted on 12/07/2008 7:30:30 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: An Old Man; All
From the article:

"But National Rifle Association spokesman Andrew Arulanandam said it's not Obama's words — but his legislative track record — that has gun-buyers flocking to the stores."


4 posted on 12/07/2008 7:30:47 PM PST by musicman
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To: Professional Engineer

ping


5 posted on 12/07/2008 7:31:17 PM PST by Peanut Gallery (A government that can give you everything you want, can also take it all away.)
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To: An Old Man

Yeah, I agree with you. He is NOT to be trusted. His record speaks for itself. I expect the AWB to pass again, and it will be strengthened. We’ve got to stock up now.


6 posted on 12/07/2008 7:31:38 PM PST by NRA2BFree (From slave to President.........Hallelujah, Kunta Kinte is free at last.......)
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To: An Old Man

BHO : “I believe in common-sense gun safety laws, and ...”

Like DC ?


7 posted on 12/07/2008 7:32:02 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: relictele
"Far be it from me to correct the NRA but...what track record?"

Obama was born more than 2 years ago.

Check his record in the Illinois legislature and his various pronouncements if you're seriously interested in his record.

8 posted on 12/07/2008 7:32:41 PM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?)
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To: musicman

LOL! That a keeper. :o)


9 posted on 12/07/2008 7:33:23 PM PST by NRA2BFree (From slave to President.........Hallelujah, Kunta Kinte is free at last.......)
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To: An Old Man
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10 posted on 12/07/2008 7:33:29 PM PST by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: An Old Man

“No! No! No!
Bear Stearns is FINE”

Jim Cramer
Mar 18,2008


11 posted on 12/07/2008 7:33:44 PM PST by djf (...heard about a couple livin in the USA, he said they traded in their baby for a Chevrolet...)
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To: An Old Man

I don’t trust that steaming pantload 0bama as far as I can throw him.


12 posted on 12/07/2008 7:33:46 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: An Old Man

Gun sales are soaring for the same reason the stock market is tanking - Obama.


13 posted on 12/07/2008 7:34:24 PM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: An Old Man

At least one promise he kept, he created jobs in gun shops selling guns,


14 posted on 12/07/2008 7:34:51 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama says: "I only need to buy 40% of voters with handouts and trick another 11%")
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To: An Old Man

Lets see he is a lawyer and a politician and his history is just a “little cloudy”.


15 posted on 12/07/2008 7:35:50 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: An Old Man
We think they are people who already have more than enough guns...

First of all -- who are "we"?

Secondly, who are they (whoever they are) to say if whether I have enough firearms or not?

16 posted on 12/07/2008 7:35:52 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: george76

A great retort to that statement! That would box him in and 20 uhms later he still wouldnt have an answer.


17 posted on 12/07/2008 7:36:43 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: NRA2BFree
Thanks!!.....I liked this one also:


18 posted on 12/07/2008 7:37:53 PM PST by musicman
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To: An Old Man

I hadn’t owned a fire arm in over 35 years.

Obama’s comment’s about a national police force sent chills down my spine.

Recently purchased a 12 ga pump.

BTW- the end of the barrel has a little part that can be unscrewed and removed from the inside of the barrel. It’s about 3 inches long.

Anyone know what or why or the purpose.


19 posted on 12/07/2008 7:38:06 PM PST by stockpirate (Democrat Syndrome, psychological disorder that makes victims loyal to their abusers)
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To: george76
"BHO : “I believe in common-sense gun safety laws, and ...”"

Whenever some jackass starts using the phrase "common-sense laws," you know he's just trying to do what's called "poisoning the well:"
he's trying to imply that what HE says makes sense, and you do not.

Screw that little brown @sswipe, and the camel he rode in on.

20 posted on 12/07/2008 7:38:11 PM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?)
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To: An Old Man

“Relax ladies and gentleman. The Titanic is unsinkable.” In other words, STOCK UP on guns and ammo folks!


21 posted on 12/07/2008 7:38:37 PM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: An Old Man

“We think they are people who already have more than enough guns....” There it is. Some guns owners have MORE than enough, and ‘the one’ isn’t going to want them to have more.


22 posted on 12/07/2008 7:39:30 PM PST by mefistofelerevised
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To: stockpirate

Sounds like an adjustable choke.


23 posted on 12/07/2008 7:41:49 PM PST by Zman516 (socialists & muslims -- satan's useful idiots.)
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To: An Old Man
Peter Hamm, spokesman for the Brady Campaign against Gun Violence:

"Anyone who thinks they need to rush out and buy a firearm clearly has not been paying attention to how quickly we make progress on this issue. We don't think these are first-time buyers. We think they are people who already have more than enough guns at their homes to protect themselves and are buying more."

To quote Phil Gramm: "I have more guns than I need, but not as many as I want."

Meh.

24 posted on 12/07/2008 7:42:17 PM PST by Daffynition ("Beauty is in the sty of the beholder." ~ Joe 6-pack)
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To: An Old Man

I’d rather buy ammo for what I have ....


25 posted on 12/07/2008 7:42:59 PM PST by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad, Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: stockpirate

That should be the choke. That controls the spread of shot that comes out of the muzzle. The smaller (or tighter) the choke, the closer together the shot is coming out of the barrel.


26 posted on 12/07/2008 7:43:10 PM PST by chargers fan
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To: BenLurkin
"First of all -- who are "we"?"

You know: Them, They, Those and a whole host of unidentified people or facsimiles.

27 posted on 12/07/2008 7:44:52 PM PST by An Old Man
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To: stockpirate

It’s a choke. They come in several ‘flavors’.

Designed to determine how quickly the shot pattern spreads.

Should have a designation on it. IC (improved cylinder), modified, full, etc.


28 posted on 12/07/2008 7:48:11 PM PST by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: stockpirate

That’s a choke, for adjusting the pattern of the shot. For home defense, remove that choke - you want as wide as possible. Chokes will tighten the spread.


29 posted on 12/07/2008 7:48:39 PM PST by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the sting of truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: All
SNIPPET from post no. 1:

"But National Rifle Association spokesman Andrew Arulanandam said it's not Obama's words — but his legislative track record — that has gun-buyers flocking to the stores."

Exactly.

30 posted on 12/07/2008 7:48:45 PM PST by Cindy
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To: An Old Man

Yeah, sure Ø, I believe everything you say.

Meanwhile Ø’s saying “It’s going to get worse”???

Well, everyone who was paid to vote for you or was dumb enough to vote for you, thought it was going to get instantly better.

Running a country isn’t as easy as you though is it dimwit?


31 posted on 12/07/2008 7:49:03 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (Dirty Dems at their best is always the worse.)
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To: An Old Man

“Obama: Gun owners do not need to stock up”

Too late!


32 posted on 12/07/2008 7:49:40 PM PST by rockrr (Global warming is to science what Islam is to religion)
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To: stockpirate
Anyone know what or why or the purpose.

More info than you probably need about shotgun chokes.

If the gun is for home defense, you might wish to remove it, but at in-home ranges it won't make a realistic difference.

33 posted on 12/07/2008 7:50:36 PM PST by kAcknor ("A pistol! Are you expecting trouble sir?" "No ma'am, were I expecting trouble I'd have a rifle.")
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To: An Old Man

This actually scares me worse than if Obama would not have commented on this issue at all. It’s as if he’s trying to use misdirection in order to lull people to sleep.


34 posted on 12/07/2008 7:50:45 PM PST by Force of Truth (The "common good" will make us all common.)
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To: stockpirate

That’s something called a thread protector. It protects the threads inside the barrel.

The threads are there so you can fit devices known as “chokes” which alter the pattern and density of the shot cloud you’re firing.


35 posted on 12/07/2008 7:51:31 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: An Old Man
As gun sales shoot up around the country, President-elect Barack Obama said Sunday that gun-owning Americans do not need to rush out and stock up before he is sworn in next month.

Take a hike Hussein. You're not a friend of any Constitutionalist. I will do as I please.

36 posted on 12/07/2008 7:52:26 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: An Old Man

BLOAT! BLOAT! BLOAT!

The price of ammo is going up daily. It will be the currency of the future. Buy it while you can.


37 posted on 12/07/2008 7:52:30 PM PST by panaxanax ("Those who beat their swords into plowshares will plow for those that don't." T.Jefferson)
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To: musicman

That’s a good one too, but I liked the first one best. :o)


38 posted on 12/07/2008 7:54:10 PM PST by NRA2BFree (From slave to President.........Hallelujah, Kunta Kinte is free at last.......)
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To: SkyDancer

“I’d rather buy ammo for what I have ....”

Wise. I read months ago that Obama had said he would be for a ban on the manufacture of ammo. So he would not go about collecting guns because there wouldn’t be any need if folks can’t get the ammo for the guns they have!

Of course then Biden said Obama won’t take his gun. No, sure he wouldn’t. Won’t be any need to.


39 posted on 12/07/2008 7:54:40 PM PST by seekthetruth
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To: An Old Man
Right....

If you can't trust the President Elect, who can you trust?

So now YOU can all stop buying ammo so the price can come down between now and January.

So I can find it cheap.

40 posted on 12/07/2008 7:56:08 PM PST by InABunkerUnderSF (Illegal Immigration is not about the immigration. Gun control is not about the guns.)
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To: An Old Man

“We don’t think these are first-time buyers. We think they are people who already have more than enough guns at their homes to protect themselves and are buying more.”

And who does Obama think he is to tell me how many I should have or if I need MORE?

This guy is bad news all the way around.


41 posted on 12/07/2008 7:56:28 PM PST by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: neodad

Both are votes of no confidence.

I also note that sales of Spam and similar products are up sharply.

“We’re advising our clients to put all they can into canned foods and shotguns.”


42 posted on 12/07/2008 7:56:56 PM PST by Mountain Troll
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To: An Old Man

I recently heard a report on weapon sales.

The report stated that in October and November of 2007 there were about 800,000 and 1,000,000 million FBI checks for NEW gun purchases. In 2008 for the same months the numbers were 1 million and 1.5 million.


43 posted on 12/07/2008 8:01:23 PM PST by stockpirate (Democrat Syndrome, psychological disorder that makes victims loyal to their abusers)
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To: An Old Man
[Peter Hamm, spokesman for the Brady Campaign against Gun Violence] "...Anyone who thinks they need to rush out and buy a firearm clearly has not been paying attention to how quickly we make progress on this issue. We don't think these are first-time buyers. We think they are people who already have more than enough guns at their homes to protect themselves and are buying more."

The hubris behind that statement, though not unexpected, is mind-boggling.

44 posted on 12/07/2008 8:01:37 PM PST by DemforBush (Millions of conservatives have got your back, Sarah!)
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To: stockpirate
I hadn’t owned a fire arm in over 35 years. Obama’s comment’s about a national police force sent chills down my spine. Recently purchased a 12 ga pump. BTW- the end of the barrel has a little part that can be unscrewed and removed from the inside of the barrel. It’s about 3 inches long. Anyone know what or why or the purpose. Don't believe a word when somebody says its for the silencer. Its for a choke, different types for different shot patterns.
45 posted on 12/07/2008 8:04:58 PM PST by Eye of Unk (Americans should lead America, its the right way.)
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To: An Old Man
"Lawful gun owners have nothing to fear. ~~~ I think people can take me at my word."

I don't believe a word this SOB says, and I'm not going to start now. If anyone needed a green light, the fact that he raised an issue means it is on the table.

46 posted on 12/07/2008 8:06:02 PM PST by kitchen (Any day without a fair tax thread is a good day.)
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To: An Old Man

Hey 0bama: #</%#@ !%*+


47 posted on 12/07/2008 8:07:16 PM PST by unkus
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To: Zman516

If I unscrew it a little it only makes the barrel a little longer. It doesn’t restrict or widen the barrel in any way.

Also I can remove the part completly from the barrel.

Duh, I’ll check the booklet that came with it.


48 posted on 12/07/2008 8:07:31 PM PST by stockpirate (Democrat Syndrome, psychological disorder that makes victims loyal to their abusers)
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To: stockpirate

it’s a choke to reduce spread.


49 posted on 12/07/2008 8:08:07 PM PST by erman
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To: stockpirate
"Its not the sound that's deadly, its all those high speed projectiles"
50 posted on 12/07/2008 8:09:47 PM PST by Eye of Unk (Americans should lead America, its the right way.)
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