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Four in 10 Americans Fear Obama Will Ban Gun Sales
Politics Daily ^ | October 20, 2009 | Bruce Drake

Posted on 10/20/2009 5:18:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Sales of guns and ammunition soared when Barack Obama became president because of fears that he and the Democratic-controlled Congress would pass anti-gun legislation, and that concern still shows up in a Gallup poll conducted Oct. 1-4. Forty-one percent of Americans believe Obama will try to ban the sale of guns while in office, according to the poll. While Gallup put the question in the framework of a ban on all guns, it notes that "Obama has never said, either on the campaign trail or after taking office, that he intends to push for a ban on the sale of all guns. Nevertheless, the reports of increased sales of guns and ammunition suggest that certain segments of society -- in particular, gun owners -- are acting as if this belief is true."

A majority -- 52 percent -- don't believe Obama will try to ban gun sales.

Fifty-five percent of those Gallup polled own a gun and 53 percent say there is a gun in their household.

Sixty-two percent of Republicans voice the fear of an Obama-inspired gun ban while only 20 percent of Democrats say the same. The highest level of concern is in the South and Midwest where 47 percent and 46 percent respectively are worried about a ban.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2009polls; agenda; banglist; bho44; bhobanglist; democrats; guncontrol; obama
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1 posted on 10/20/2009 5:18:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Too late


2 posted on 10/20/2009 5:19:28 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom ;))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don't fear, I know. Obama and his Mao pals will take our
guns over a Cheeeeldren concern as a health care issue.

Er, I meant TRY to take our guns.

3 posted on 10/20/2009 5:20:47 PM PDT by MaxMax (Obama can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You can fool some of the people all of the time.....

You can fool all of the people some of the time...

But you cannot fool all of the people all of the time...

In other words....the people are not fooled by the retoric...they know the track record.


4 posted on 10/20/2009 5:21:31 PM PDT by Crim
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Glenn Beck speculated today on his radio show that the mandatory insurance portion of the obamacare bill will force gun owners to buy expensive high risk liability policies.

But, of course you still have a right to own the guns.

Wonder what the penalties will be for violations of this, if true?


5 posted on 10/20/2009 5:21:55 PM PDT by dynachrome (I am Jim Thompson!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
'A majority -- 52 percent -- don't believe Obama will try to ban gun sales.'

The other 48 percent are locked, loaded, and daring him to try it.


6 posted on 10/20/2009 5:25:06 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lefties all the time are telling me, “hey, nobody’s trying to take your guns away...we just want a few reasonable gun laws”. Of course, I can never get a satisfactory definition of “reasonable” from them.

They hate guns, and they hate those of us who own them. They don’t believe that we have the slightest right to own even the crappiest gun. They hate hunting and the shooting sports. They deny that there is a right to self-defense. There is one thing, and one thing only, stopping them from banning private ownership of guns: the political cost. If they thought that they could pull off a gun ban without paying too high a price, they would do it instantly.


7 posted on 10/20/2009 5:25:09 PM PDT by hitkicker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have no proof, only my life’s experience. If the government were to ban ALL gun sales today....there would be at least 2 guns in every house in the entire country. That’s factoring in all the homes that have 10 or more.


8 posted on 10/20/2009 5:26:03 PM PDT by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: hitkicker

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2367024/posts


9 posted on 10/20/2009 5:26:51 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Make that five....


10 posted on 10/20/2009 5:28:41 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: MaxMax

I have had my guns. Had them for years. No big deal. I got mine.....and they’re loaded.


11 posted on 10/20/2009 5:28:54 PM PDT by jslade (People that are easily offended OFFEND ME!)
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To: Viking2002

No doubt he will try to sick the SS, CIA, FBI, ATF, US Marshals and every other LEA office after you if you fail to give them up.

It ain’t gonna be pretty.


12 posted on 10/20/2009 5:30:00 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Already can’t find brass, powder and primers.


13 posted on 10/20/2009 5:30:39 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama’s minions will ban them SOONER rather than later, that’s what communists/fascists/marxists/socialists do. Is ANYONE reading their history?

We actually think that there’s going to be a 2010 election after all the fraud that was committed the last two election cycles, incredible!

You’ve lost your country FReepers, we need to concentrate on getting it back.


14 posted on 10/20/2009 5:30:39 PM PDT by brushcop (SFC Sallie, CPL Long, LTHarris, SSG Brown, PVT Simmons KIA OIF lll&V, they died for you, honor them)
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To: Soothesayer9

All I can say is bring it b!tches.


15 posted on 10/20/2009 5:30:45 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: hitkicker

“They hate guns, and they hate those of us who own them”

That’s all anyone needs to know about the Left. However,

“There will be a rifle behind every blade of grass”

(A quote from one of America’s most formidable enemies)


16 posted on 10/20/2009 5:31:04 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My bullets are dipped in pig grease!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, I bought a 12 gauge shotgun today. A Maverick 88 pump. I didn’t go for the lowest possible price. Instead, I bought from my local gun store. I figure it’s better to support him than get the best price.

OK, OK, I paid $249 for it.

Here’s the thing: I haven’t owned a firearm in many years, so I am very much a newbie. There is one issue I’d like to get multiple opinions for. This shotgun is for home defense, and I have no children in the house. However, my wife and my 25 YO daughter are very uncomfortable about having a gun in the house.

With those circumstances, should I keep it loaded in the bedroom?


17 posted on 10/20/2009 5:33:05 PM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: dynachrome
Glenn Beck speculated today on his radio show that the mandatory insurance portion of the obamacare bill will force gun owners to buy expensive high risk liability policies. But, of course you still have a right to own the guns. Wonder what the penalties will be for violations of this, if true?

The "penalty" will be a restored American government, as imposed on those who have usurped their authority and violated their trust. Pray they are not so foolish and that such restoration may be accomplished by the ballot box, as opposed to another variety.

Don't tread on me.

18 posted on 10/20/2009 5:33:42 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Eventually he will, just hasn’t gotten to it yet. Obama’s got his greasy mitts into everything else. Still 3 years and 3 months left and this country isn’t the same as it was a year ago.


19 posted on 10/20/2009 5:34:17 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system. I am Jim Thompson.)
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To: savedbygrace
Take them shooting so they can understand what they don't know.
Then they can have their opinions...
20 posted on 10/20/2009 5:35:27 PM PDT by MaxMax (Obama can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: Soothesayer9

I have owned my guns for a number of years. No records. F**k ‘em.


21 posted on 10/20/2009 5:35:34 PM PDT by jslade (People that are easily offended OFFEND ME!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He was smart to not start with gun bans, but he will get around to it.


22 posted on 10/20/2009 5:36:59 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: savedbygrace

I keep my 40 cal with a loaded clip but not chambered if it’s any help.


23 posted on 10/20/2009 5:38:44 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Soothesayer9
Memme see......there are how many federal agents on the GS dole? And how many private, law-abiding gun owners (usually owning more than one firearm) in how many states, spread over how many square miles of land mass? You seem like a bright guy. Do the math. He'd need an all-out combined military assault against the continent to even get 10% of them. Then figure in all the other variables.

This country ain't Not-So-Great Britain.


24 posted on 10/20/2009 5:39:20 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: savedbygrace
With those circumstances, should I keep it loaded in the bedroom?

You'll undoubtedly get tons of replies and opinions, but here's mine -- from one that hasn't handled a shotgun in decades:

Determine how quickly you can load said shotgun in total darkness or chaos, and then make the determination. If you're secure that you can make it fire ready in 3 seconds, you might feel better about acceding to family fears. If not, then take wifey/daughter out for some trap shooting -- they'll discover a great new sport, and come to love your new household addition.

25 posted on 10/20/2009 5:39:57 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Mmm mmm mmm - Barack Hussein Obama (repeat endlessly))
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To: savedbygrace
There is nothing scarier the sound of a 12ga pump chambering a round.

The bad guy can fully anticipate the next and possibly last sound he hears.

BLOOEY!

26 posted on 10/20/2009 5:41:12 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs, nothing more than bald haired hippies.)
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To: savedbygrace

No.

Keep it loaded over the front door.


27 posted on 10/20/2009 5:41:12 PM PDT by Palladin (ACORN is a criminal enterprise.)
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To: savedbygrace

The shotgun ain’t gonna shoot itself, and sounds like everyone in your house is old enough to be responsible enough to not just start pulling the trigger at random.

I say keep it loaded...and make sure everyone knows rule #1: The gun is always loaded (even when it’s not)


28 posted on 10/20/2009 5:41:43 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system. I am Jim Thompson.)
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To: savedbygrace
Your family is composed of adults, but do not take your decision lightly. Relearn the basics of safe handling. Get the manual for your gun and learn how to disassemble, clean, lubricate, and reassemble it. Learn the name of each part or at least each assembly group and memorize its function and proper condition.

Practice your skills frequently and shoot as often as practicable. Them teach your family members the basics of gun safety (the "Golden Rules"), about how to use a shotgun, and establish a place and condition in which to store it. Encourage them to practice with you and to understand and acknowledge the respect one must always pay a deadly weapon. Remove the fear and replace it with discipline. I would not keep a loaded gun in the house until you have done these things, but you will be safer once you have.

29 posted on 10/20/2009 5:45:54 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: eyedigress
"...I keep my 40 cal with a loaded clip but not chambered if it's any help..."


Your pistol was supplied with clips rather than magazines?

30 posted on 10/20/2009 5:50:11 PM PDT by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: savedbygrace

Please get some lessons from your local shooting range/NRA instructors. Be safe.


31 posted on 10/20/2009 5:53:27 PM PDT by dynachrome (I am Jim Thompson!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Got the guns I want. Now I’m just stocking up on ammo.


32 posted on 10/20/2009 5:54:16 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Crim

Now, now, now, give Abe the credit for those statements.


33 posted on 10/20/2009 5:55:13 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who in their right mind would ever answer questions about ownership of guns to some stranger over the phone?

Who in their right mind would ever say in public that they had zero guns in their home?


34 posted on 10/20/2009 5:59:33 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Viking2002

He wouldn’t do it in one day.

This sort of thing would take 20 years or more. They’d start with the cities. Make the gun laws so strict and make a few examples, then people would be turning them in in droves.

Once the cities are mostly gun free, they’d start with the rural areas. That would take much longer. maybe another 50 years.


35 posted on 10/20/2009 5:59:50 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: dynachrome

Thanks. I don’t intend to load it before I do that.


36 posted on 10/20/2009 6:00:04 PM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: andy58-in-nh

Thanks, good advice. That is my intention.


37 posted on 10/20/2009 6:01:02 PM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Is Obama the King of America?

I tired of people “fearing” Obama. I fear the Constitution as we know it will be altered forever by the Liberal Judiciary cow towing to the Socialist Democrat Party.

Armed Revolution will be the only recourse for those who are willing to defend the Republic from these Domestic Enemies.

It will start with the Shot Heard Round the World, or it will end with the knock on the door when the Secret Police come for the Guns and are invited in by the frightened Subjects.

38 posted on 10/20/2009 6:02:23 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Conservatives THINK people are smart. Liberals KNOW people are stupid.)
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To: Domandred

Thank you.


39 posted on 10/20/2009 6:02:42 PM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: Palladin

Please explain.


40 posted on 10/20/2009 6:03:18 PM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: ErnBatavia

That’s very similar to what the gun store owner told me. Thanks.


41 posted on 10/20/2009 6:04:19 PM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

6 in 10 are buying guns and ammo.


42 posted on 10/20/2009 6:05:26 PM PDT by Indy Pendance (Live Free Or Die)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

I certainly hope I never need to sue it, but knowing that sound will likely chase many, maybe most, burglars out of the house so I don’t have to fire makes me feel better.


43 posted on 10/20/2009 6:05:55 PM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: MaxMax

I’m going to try to do that. I hope they will come around to that.


44 posted on 10/20/2009 6:06:39 PM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: eyedigress

If I understand the operation of this shotgun, I think that’s possible.


45 posted on 10/20/2009 6:07:31 PM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: OldPossum

Props to lincoln.


46 posted on 10/20/2009 6:10:46 PM PDT by Crim
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To: Soothesayer9; All

Those guys can’t do diddly without local law enforcement. And local coppers and deputies greatly distrust feds.

Not all fed boys are brainless and respect gun owners rights.


47 posted on 10/20/2009 6:11:48 PM PDT by Molon Labbie
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To: savedbygrace

An unloaded gun is usless.


48 posted on 10/20/2009 6:13:21 PM PDT by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: savedbygrace

Get them out to the range to shoot it most people that are not into guns get a kick out of shooting them after all Been my experience


49 posted on 10/20/2009 6:17:56 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom ;))
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To: savedbygrace

should I keep it loaded in the bedroom?


If you have it for home defense, loaded with ammo is the only thing that makes sense. In an emergency you are likely to be Mr. Fumblefingers trying to load in the dark under stress. Right at the front door isn’t a very good place. Chances are that entry will already have happened by the time you realise there is a problem. I’d suggest bedroom or den.


50 posted on 10/20/2009 6:19:39 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey (The bigger the government = The smaller the people)
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