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Four Reasons Why Gun Sales Are Up
Tactical Life ^ | July 6, 2009 | Scott Wagner

Posted on 07/09/2009 12:17:16 PM PDT by patriotgal1787

The fear on the street is palpable.

Ever since the election of Barack Obama as President of these United States in November 2008, coupled with the election of a democrat party majority in both the U.S. House and Senate, concern for the United States and personal safety has ignited like a fire in dry grass. Sales of guns – black guns, rifles, shotguns and handguns (particularly 9mm) everywhere, have gone through the roof.

AR15s have literally flown off of dealer shelves, and only now in the spring of 2009, have I seen the display samples of ARs begin to reappear on the wall of my favorite shooting emporium after the initial post election rush.

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What is odd about this new fear is that it is not coming from the average citizen gun owner out there, but it is coming from what to me is an almost shocking source: street cops. Street cops and SWAT cops that I know from various agencies – rural, suburban and metro – in my area are scared.


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So writes Scott Wagner, a Police Academy Commander and community college professor who also commands a Counter Terror Training Unit in an article that's flying into email in-boxes faster than the click of a mouse.

Why?

Four reasons.

You'll find out what they are when you hear what this 29 year law enforcement veteran, deputy sheriff, and precision marksman has to say -- it's shocking... and alarming.

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1 posted on 07/09/2009 12:17:17 PM PDT by patriotgal1787
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To: patriotgal1787

1. Barack Obama.
2. Barack Obama.
3. Barack Obama.
4. Barack Obama.


2 posted on 07/09/2009 12:19:27 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; Shooter 2.5; wku man; SLB; ..
Interesting. There is some good commentary at the link, as well.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

3 posted on 07/09/2009 12:24:39 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: patriotgal1787

view later


4 posted on 07/09/2009 12:24:52 PM PDT by Tahoe3002
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To: patriotgal1787

What is a “black gun”?


5 posted on 07/09/2009 12:29:54 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: patriotgal1787
AR15s have literally flown off of dealer shelves

Literally? Just sprouted wings, twittered a few times, and fluttered out the door?

6 posted on 07/09/2009 12:30:13 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (John Galt was exiled.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Military/police tactical models. AR15s, AK47s prime examples.


7 posted on 07/09/2009 12:31:17 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (John Galt was exiled.)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken
1. Barack Obama and his "agents of change".
2. Barack Obama and his "agents of change".
3. Barack Obama and his "agents of change".
4. Barack Obama and his "agents of change".

There....fixed it for you ;)

8 posted on 07/09/2009 12:31:20 PM PDT by DCBryan1 ( Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute child molesters RFN!)
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To: patriotgal1787

damn...link banned at work....give me the jist of it will ya?


9 posted on 07/09/2009 12:32:24 PM PDT by DCBryan1 ( Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute child molesters RFN!)
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To: patriotgal1787

From this, I take it that at this time, the “four reasons” are not to be stated?


10 posted on 07/09/2009 12:33:09 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: patriotgal1787

1. Hordes of un-employed middle class white folks breaking into homes and stealing stuff to pawn to keep their kids in Abercrombie and Fitch clothing.

2. Luxury deprived bond-daddies breaking into homes and stealing whiskey, alcohol, and prescription drugs.

3. Lecherous republican leaders, who now bereft of power want to break in and steal our women folk.

4. Caffeine addicted Starbucks drinkers who now have to steal to support their habit.

parsy, who is holed up and waiting for them


11 posted on 07/09/2009 12:33:51 PM PDT by parsifal ("Knock and ye shall receive!" (The Bible, somewhere.))
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To: ctdonath2

Isn’t it annoying how people misuse the word “literal” to mean its exact opposite?


12 posted on 07/09/2009 12:34:18 PM PDT by allmendream ("Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be redistributed?")
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To: US Navy Vet

EBR. Evil Black Rifle. Usually denotes a semi-auto in Battle Rifle configuration/caliber.


13 posted on 07/09/2009 12:34:48 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (III)
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To: ctdonath2

My M-1 Garand is not Black, it is kind of a nice Walnut color.


14 posted on 07/09/2009 12:36:35 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

My thoughts exactly...what is a “black gun”?


15 posted on 07/09/2009 12:37:16 PM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: patriotgal1787

9mm = WIMP .45 ACP ONLY!


16 posted on 07/09/2009 12:37:16 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet
Neither is My AK-47.
17 posted on 07/09/2009 12:38:01 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

Black finish - no glare.


18 posted on 07/09/2009 12:39:10 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: patriotgal1787
LEOs should be scared. They are "caught in the middle". They may be trying to decide whether they will "turn theirs in" when the time comes but more importantly they had best be deciding which side they are on and how to make that clear to those of us who have already decided we won't be turning a damn thing in. It is truly a dilemma and one I wouldn't care to be in. How can they keep from becoming targets when the day comes?

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19 posted on 07/09/2009 12:39:36 PM PDT by wastoute (translation of tag "Come and get them (bastards)" and the Scout Motto)
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To: Joe Brower
I have other friends that are issued ARs or subguns for tactical team use, who always have their gear with them and are planning on just commandeering these weapons for personal use in defending hearth and home.

Golly I sure hope all those LEO friends of his remember to fill out all the ATF paperwork, get their Chief to sign off on the forms, wait a year for their fingerprints to get processed, and pay the $500.00 per weapon tax just like the rest of us serfs have to.

Oh, I forgot. They're cops. So they don't have to obey all those pesky laws they quite happily use to slam ordinary citizens into prison for.

It also occurs to me that if the author of this piece is indeed an LEO, he's just admitted that he has knowledge of a criminal conspiracy to violate Federal Firearms laws thus becoming an accessory before the fact.

I sure hope this putz gets a little visit from the ATF...

20 posted on 07/09/2009 12:41:00 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: wastoute

That’s a problem when telling people of the dangers of UN Treaties (UN Rights of the Child) that have the force of law.

“I’m not afraid of any UN guys. Tell ‘em to come and get some.”

It won’t be that way. It’ll be a busybody social worker accompanied by the local sheriff/deputy whose kid plays in little league with your kid.

You gonna shoot ‘em?


21 posted on 07/09/2009 12:42:08 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: US Navy Vet

No way....10mm to reach the fence.


22 posted on 07/09/2009 12:42:25 PM PDT by DCBryan1 ( Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute child molesters RFN!)
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To: MrB
1. Fear of federal intrusion into everyone's lives
2. Fear of a new assault weapons ban worse than Clinton's
3. Fear that a new American Revolution is coming
4. Fear of a general societal chaos.

As for the third, I was at the Dayton, Ohio Tea Party on July 3. One speaker read the beginning paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence. The BIG applause line was "That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, " with the most cheering for "abolish". It was certainly eye opening when a gathering of largely middle aged suburban people are cheering the idea of abolishing the current government.

23 posted on 07/09/2009 12:43:30 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIG, Chrysler and GM are what Marx meant by the means of production.)
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To: Lurker

There was a cop the other day that said if he saw a fellow cop stealing money from a perp that he’d take him aside and have a talk with him.

Another poster asked him if he saw a civilian stealing money from another civilian, would he just take him aside and have a talk with him.


24 posted on 07/09/2009 12:43:49 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: KarlInOhio

I’ve been posting that section of the Declaration frequently as a reminder.

I also post the sentence before it - that men will tolerate injustice while it is deemed tolerable. That’s where we are now.

I have to give this author credit, if those are “the four”. Most authors pussyfoot around 1 & 3.


25 posted on 07/09/2009 12:45:56 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: US Navy Vet

I think he was referring to black powder guns.


26 posted on 07/09/2009 12:46:39 PM PDT by theDentist (qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: patriotgal1787

1. The Marxist meat puppet who calls himself ‘President’
2. The Senate
3. Congress
4. Islamic Jihad


27 posted on 07/09/2009 12:46:47 PM PDT by Noumenon (As long as I have a rifle, I STILL have a vote...)
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To: patriotgal1787

bump for later


28 posted on 07/09/2009 12:47:00 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: MrB
Yes.

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29 posted on 07/09/2009 12:47:07 PM PDT by wastoute (translation of tag "Come and get them (bastards)" and the Scout Motto)
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To: US Navy Vet

Modern ones tend to be black.

Ah, the limits of slang.


30 posted on 07/09/2009 12:47:13 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (John Galt was exiled.)
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To: wastoute

If they’re coming to take my kids, I’m with you.
That’s a line in the sand.


31 posted on 07/09/2009 12:47:58 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: US Navy Vet

32 posted on 07/09/2009 12:51:39 PM PDT by CholeraJoe (So close to Postal)
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To: US Navy Vet

9MM is the standard handgun caliber for our military forces.


33 posted on 07/09/2009 12:52:16 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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To: NMEwithin

My thoughts exactly...what is a “black gun”?

An assault rifle, I suppose. Contrary to the evil, menacing, deadlier than deadly image given it by the left, all it really is...a gun, usually black.


34 posted on 07/09/2009 12:53:39 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: patriotgal1787
Four Reasons Why Gun Sales Are Up

More hype and paranoia. Just because one sector of the economy is booming.

There is nothing unusual at all about the sharp increases in firearm and ammo sales. Absolutely nothing unusual at all.

People always increase their commodities and defensive stores when they are facing an extremely high probability of unprecedented combinations of civil war, world war, massive increases in crime, anarchy in the streets, and ordinary Class-A mayhem.

35 posted on 07/09/2009 12:54:18 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: CholeraJoe

Only hits count.


36 posted on 07/09/2009 12:54:27 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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To: patriotgal1787

What’s a “black gun”?


37 posted on 07/09/2009 12:54:44 PM PDT by Osage Orange (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. - Will Rogers)
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To: Shooter 2.5

Better to have a weapon in a caliber of the most easily found ammunition...


38 posted on 07/09/2009 12:55:16 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Dead Corpse; US Navy Vet
A Black Rifle is one of the most fearsome weapons ever designed by the hands of man. It was designed for shooting large herds of roaming school children in one session. It can penetrate even the most heavily armored American army tank; bring down a satellite in orbit a hundred miles above the earth; blow all four legs clear off an elephant; sink a battleship; and destroy the soul and morals of even the best of us. They are best left alone as the diabolical creatures they are. Don't give one of them the chance to enslave you.

Or, if you're NOT a liberal, it's a generic term for a military style rifle that typically shoots a small caliber center fire rifle round. They are often black in color due to anodizing / phosphate coating / paint, to minimize the amount of maintenance required to them.

39 posted on 07/09/2009 12:55:48 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (I long for the days when advertisers didn't constantly ask about the health of my genital organs.)
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40 posted on 07/09/2009 12:56:08 PM PDT by CholeraJoe (So close to Postal)
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To: MrB

yes


41 posted on 07/09/2009 12:58:20 PM PDT by WhirlwindAttack (If 0dumbo is the answer, WTF was the question?)
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To: patriotgal1787
From the article:

These purchasers weren’t spending this kind of money just to turn in the guns for no compensation when a government tells them to. I foresee much civil disobedience coming down the road.

Ya Got that right!!

Do they really think that we're all going to just give up private property – life saving private property?

42 posted on 07/09/2009 1:01:30 PM PDT by GYL2 (Always mystify, mislead and surprise the enemy Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson)
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To: US Navy Vet
What is a “black gun”?

This:

And about a million variants.

43 posted on 07/09/2009 1:02:26 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: patriotgal1787

“Four Reasons Why Gun Sales Are Up”

Another one. It’s called self defense.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2289104/posts


44 posted on 07/09/2009 1:03:00 PM PDT by bestintxas
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To: Hardastarboard

ROFLMAO

I prefer the term “Patrol Rifle”


45 posted on 07/09/2009 1:04:31 PM PDT by GYL2 (Always mystify, mislead and surprise the enemy Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

We have a winner!


46 posted on 07/09/2009 1:04:46 PM PDT by Poe White Trash
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To: patriotgal1787
Everyone around here is buying AR-15s like crazy.

I think anything that shoots .308 Win/7.62 NATO is a better choice for patriot riflemen, in case you ever really need to reach out and touch someone.

47 posted on 07/09/2009 1:04:55 PM PDT by Jim Noble
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

We have a winner!


48 posted on 07/09/2009 1:06:11 PM PDT by Poe White Trash
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To: US Navy Vet
9mm = WIMP .45 ACP ONLY!

6 hits with a nine are better than six misses with a .45.

49 posted on 07/09/2009 1:06:30 PM PDT by Jim Noble
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To: CholeraJoe

Do you want to start a thread about a SEAL and his .45? The story sounds impossible and that’s why the guy never received the Medal of Honor. I’ll freepmail you the link.

The .45 vs the 9MM are fun as long as we keep it fun.


50 posted on 07/09/2009 1:07:57 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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