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Gun nuts showing off near site of Ariz. slay rampage (Barf Alert)
NY Post ^ | 01/16/2011 | Colleen Bush

Posted on 01/16/2011 10:38:34 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Thousands of weapons enthusiasts, many openly packing heat, crammed into an Arizona gun show chock full of high-powered rifles and semiautomatic pistols yesterday -- a mere 13 miles away from last weekend's rampage.

Despite the 4,500 who filed into the Crossroads of the West Gun Show at the Pima County Fairgrounds throughout the day, a donation box at the entrance for the six dead and 13 wounded, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, sat nearly empty.

The audacious showing came as Giffords continued her miraculous recovery, with doctors removing her ventilator by inserting a tube in her windpipe to allow her to breathe without the help of machines.

Some 7,000 people are expected to attend the two-day gun extravaganza that features more than 100 vendors hawking massive arsenals of AK-47s, assault weapons, sniper gear and ammo.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2a; banglist; giffords; gunshow; tucson
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Attending a gun show and exercising a 2nd Amendment right is now considered "showing off?"
1 posted on 01/16/2011 10:38:38 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan
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To: BuckeyeTexan

The dems were expecting Giffords to die.


2 posted on 01/16/2011 10:41:32 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
a mere 13 miles away

Oh the horror! They were only 13 miles away! What if one of those guns escaped!

3 posted on 01/16/2011 10:42:56 AM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Anybody that uses the phrase packing heat is suspect in my opinion and learned all they know of shooting and guns from movies.


4 posted on 01/16/2011 10:43:32 AM PST by doodad
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Yeah...I think I will stick with my Bible and Guns. God, Guts and Guns...Salvation, Determination and Self protection.


5 posted on 01/16/2011 10:43:43 AM PST by Halo-JM
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To: BuckeyeTexan

When there is no news....create it.


6 posted on 01/16/2011 10:45:14 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
"...many openly packing heat,"

Oh my goodness, they must all have been criminals, since they were "packing heat"!

"a mere 13 miles away from last weekend's rampage."

Gasp! That's practically across the street!

" Despite the 4,500 who filed into the Crossroads of the West Gun Show at the Pima County Fairgrounds throughout the day, a donation box at the entrance for the six dead and 13 wounded, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, sat nearly empty."

Well, then...I guess maybe the gun show should be forced to donate it's proceeds to the donation box, since it was an eeeeevil gun that caused that pot-smoking, homosexual, deranged Leftist kook Loughner to open fire. /s

I could go on, but this is too easy.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

7 posted on 01/16/2011 10:47:24 AM PST by wku man (Still holding my breath, but exhaling a bit after Nov. 2...)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
...the two-day gun extravaganza that features more than 100 vendors hawking massive arsenals of AK-47s, assault weapons, sniper gear and ammo.

Just damn, sorry I missed that one, she looks to have been a good one.

8 posted on 01/16/2011 10:47:46 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

“...a donation box at the entrance for the six dead and 13 wounded, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, sat nearly empty.”

Colleen Bush, the ‘author’ of this so-called article didn’t say what time of day she saw this “nearly empty” box. Either she was the first one in or it had been emptied a dozen times already. Gun owners are known to be generous to innocent victims of gun violence.

Filling up another barf-bag.


9 posted on 01/16/2011 10:47:46 AM PST by panaxanax (The less people know about you, the better off you are.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

The author writes like this gun show was planned after the Giffords shooting, when any sane person realizes it was scheduled months ago. What an idiot. The NY Post should be ashamed of itself.


10 posted on 01/16/2011 10:48:43 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Might have been a different news week if there were a crowd of open carry at Walgreens last week.


11 posted on 01/16/2011 10:48:55 AM PST by Eye of Unk (If your enemy is quick to anger, seek to irritate him. Sun Tzu, The Art of War.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Good grief....The people writing this garbage are like super controlling homeowners association types....

These people are total control freaks.

12 posted on 01/16/2011 10:51:15 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: panaxanax

So how much did she put in the empty box???


13 posted on 01/16/2011 10:51:41 AM PST by OldEagle
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To: BuckeyeTexan

“Gun nuts”? Did they not get the memo on civility?


14 posted on 01/16/2011 10:52:02 AM PST by Eddie01
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To: BuckeyeTexan
a mere 13 miles away from last weekend's rampage.

Oh Noes!

15 posted on 01/16/2011 10:52:15 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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Gun nuts showing off near site of Ariz. slay rampage
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To me this headline saye they were on the same block as the Safeway...

13 miles away is not “near site”


16 posted on 01/16/2011 10:53:02 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: panaxanax

“...a donation box at the entrance for the six dead and 13 wounded, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, sat nearly empty.””

The box I saw on TV this AM looked to be about 60 inches tall, about 18 inches square. Tht is a sizeable amount of space.

There was a nice amount of money showing thru the CLEAR walls of apparently plexiglass.

This show was planned for months- such facilities are booked as much as 2 years in advance. There is now way anyone could afford to cancel the event & return vendors fees or throw away all the pre-advertising.

The same show appears in Reno every year. I think they travel all over the western states. No reason to cross the Mississippi.


17 posted on 01/16/2011 10:55:09 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Gun nuts showing off near site of Ariz. slay rampage
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Moslem religious nuts showing off near site of NYC slay rampage

and that mosque is just deowen the block...


18 posted on 01/16/2011 10:57:45 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Red_Devil 232

They hope she will die, as in dead mugged liberals don’t tell tales... tales of the corruption cover up going on between a crazy liberal mother’s son’s mental illness, carried on by Sheriff against the US army recruiters, coming back to haunt them in a shooting of their fellow congress member...

Liberals are the death star.

Nah, we cannot tell about this, we are going to blame guns and gun owners. Too convenient for fed gov. and Marxists.


19 posted on 01/16/2011 10:58:19 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrates Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: panaxanax
How did she know it was nearly empty?

Not suggesting anything, just asking.

20 posted on 01/16/2011 10:59:43 AM PST by magslinger (Samuel Colt, feminist. Making women equal to men for over 150 years.)
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To: Red_Devil 232
The dems were expecting Giffords to die.

The sheriff STATED to the MEDIA that Giffords was dead.

The Arizona Memorial Ceremony was for her death, but since she wasn't really dead, they threw in the Judge and the little Girl as a Substitution.

Wonder how long they had this Arizona Memorial planned?

21 posted on 01/16/2011 11:00:16 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: OldEagle

“So how much did she put in the empty box???”

Very good question. I’m sure this self-absorbed woman would have mentioned it if she did. Or offer here pay for the day to go to the families. Hypocrites, all of them.


22 posted on 01/16/2011 11:00:35 AM PST by panaxanax (The less people know about you, the better off you are.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Just how far away should they have gone? How far is far-enough? Citizens must not allow infringement of their 2nd Amendment rights just because a crime was committed on some liberals by a mad man. I, for one, would have done the same if I lived in the area.
23 posted on 01/16/2011 11:02:16 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Domandred
Obviously you are a completely uninformed right wing gun nut.

Didn't you know this was not just any gun show, they are selling howitzers and other artillery pieces that can reach 13 MILES!

There's an RPG and grenade show, not to be confused with a gun show, coming up in Houston in a few weeks. Landmines and flamethrowers are two for one.

24 posted on 01/16/2011 11:02:24 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I see no nobody was shot with any of those guns available.

Perhaps the writer should mention that these people are the responsible gun owners. The ones that gun laws would hope to restrict.


25 posted on 01/16/2011 11:02:35 AM PST by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

The moslems mentality is that of the captured Iraqi tankist commander making fun of his American counterpart for having a picture of his enemy Romel as a role model.

It’s how they think, like liberals, they want to “speak”, ie. to harass, bully, murder and cut off for good the voices of those who died on the site, and, instead, parading like prostitutes their mosques on sidewalks of NYC. Have at it, I say, let their mosque show off as the whores of Babylon that they are. We need more of that travesty of sand transvestites.


26 posted on 01/16/2011 11:02:35 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrates Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: dirtboy

They were also complaining that Sarah Palin is keynote speaker at the Safari Club International convention in Reno at the end of the month.

The media complained that SCI just announced it this week and that it was just so heartless and irresponsible for Palin to attend a show put on by people who hunt with those evil guns.

It’s actually been the lead banner on top half of SCIs website for over a month, and that it was sold out. I was on the website the first of December when my sis told me she had tickets.


27 posted on 01/16/2011 11:02:44 AM PST by digger48
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To: BuckeyeTexan
It could have been a teachable moment.

Only 13 miles away? 7000 armed citizens and hundreds of vendors with every legal firearm readily available?

Now here's the teachable part: no one was shot. No one was even threatened, apparently. There were no problems whatsoever. Maybe it's true that an armed society is a polite society? But the MSM could never admit that.

If I was a public figure, I might consider a gun show as a safer place to hold a rally...

28 posted on 01/16/2011 11:03:30 AM PST by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: Domandred

The headline makes it sound like it was in the parking lot of the Safeway!


29 posted on 01/16/2011 11:03:41 AM PST by panthermom
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To: doodad
Anybody that uses the phrase packing heat is suspect in my opinion and learned all they know of shooting and guns from movies.

You know all the famous stories and movies about the SHOWDOWN in the OLD WEST? One bad guy at each end of the main drag of the town, in a quickdraw shootout?

NEVER HAPPENED. It was all made up by Hollywood based on the old ENGLISH 'dueling pistols'.

All of the bad boys of the old west were shot in the back.

30 posted on 01/16/2011 11:05:06 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

BIG Crossroads of the West Gun Show at the AZ State Fairgrounds in Phoenix next weekend, January 22-23.

The fairgounds are located at 19th and McDowell. (Easy access from I-17.)

See’ya there!


31 posted on 01/16/2011 11:06:09 AM PST by TaMoDee
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To: OldEagle
So how much did she put in the empty box???

The real question is how much did she take out?

32 posted on 01/16/2011 11:07:12 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

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Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

33 posted on 01/16/2011 11:09:14 AM PST by The Comedian ("Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice" - B. Goldwater)
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To: The Comedian

I still have firearms in my safe.

Very soon, I’ll probably go out and fire some of them at targets!(when the damn weather warms up)

The horror!


34 posted on 01/16/2011 11:12:27 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: BuckeyeTexan
100 vendors hawking massive arsenals of AK-47s, assault weapons, sniper gear and ammo.

Yeah, 'sniper gear'. Also called a 'Scope'.
and why would a Gun Show sell ammo? (friggen idiots)

35 posted on 01/16/2011 11:13:09 AM PST by Condor51 (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Gun buyers= “gun nuts”
Shopping for guns= “showing off”
13 miles= “near”


36 posted on 01/16/2011 11:14:38 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: BuckeyeTexan

You’re right - owning a gun is different than being a liberal who goes in to a political meeting to kill citizens ... I guess that’s a hard one for liberals to understand.


37 posted on 01/16/2011 11:14:45 AM PST by GOPJ (."Blood libel" - - when MSM/Dems incite hatred and violence against conservatives based on lies.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
a mere 13 miles away from last weekend's rampage.

What is the magic number that would be an acceptable distance from the rampage? Apparently there was no "rampage" at the gun show "chock full of high-powered rifles and semiautomatic pistols" with "many openly packing heat".

38 posted on 01/16/2011 11:17:12 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: BuckeyeTexan

What a load! (oops, is that violent?) I bet this idiot could write the headline, “Nuts dance around a fire near site of arson fire that killed many” when writing about a Boy Scout Jamboree.


39 posted on 01/16/2011 11:20:28 AM PST by DejaJude
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To: Condor51

Lots of antique and hard to find ammo there.Reloading supplies too.

13 miles? Uhh NO! Safeways out the northwest end of Tucson in Marana, Fairgrounds are well past city limits to the southeast.


40 posted on 01/16/2011 11:21:14 AM PST by Old Flat Toad (Pima County, home of the single vehicle accident with 40 victims.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Thousands of weapons enthusiasts, many openly packing heat, crammed into an Arizona gun show... a mere 13 miles away from last weekend's rampage.

Are these idiots serious?

The silver lining from this tragedy is that more and more normal, decent people are seeing Leftists for the utter hysterical morons which they are...

41 posted on 01/16/2011 11:22:33 AM PST by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: Domandred

Blocks from Ground Zero is “nowhere near Ground Zero,” but “a mere 13 miles” from “the rampage” is just too close for comfort?

Unbelievable. How do they reconcile such hypocrisy?


42 posted on 01/16/2011 11:22:45 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
AH! I should have known.
This tripe is by: Colleen Bush. Another firearm illiterate, ditz, reporterette.

I really, really think it's Union Rule. All firearm articles shall be written by an ignoramus female.

43 posted on 01/16/2011 11:26:51 AM PST by Condor51 (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: dirtboy

Months? Try like a year ago. I play the Pima County Fair in April. That 13 miles is a LOOOOOONNNNNNGGGGG 13 miles. Heck, you might as well be in Benson. Go a few miles furthur, (intended), and you can see THE THING!


44 posted on 01/16/2011 11:29:09 AM PST by abigkahuna (screw em all)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Liberals don’t like people exercising their constitutional rights? F*uck them! I think a censored profanity is quite appropriate.

For the life of me, I can’t see what they’re doing wrong at the gun show. Can you?


45 posted on 01/16/2011 11:30:02 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Colleen's idea of what a 2nd Amendment supporter looks like (since she's probably never met one):


46 posted on 01/16/2011 11:30:55 AM PST by Fresh Wind (TOTUS knows how to give a speech. Obama knows how to read.)
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To: sargon

For liberals, killing people is understandable. They go NUTS when people actually deign to DEFEND themselves!


47 posted on 01/16/2011 11:31:45 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Fresh Wind

Fail! A real redneck hardcore gunner would have CATFISH on the puter screen not Koi. LOL


48 posted on 01/16/2011 12:00:35 PM PST by Old Flat Toad (Pima County, home of the single vehicle accident with 40 victims.)
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To: doodad

I know! What about all the cops “packing heat”!


49 posted on 01/16/2011 12:07:07 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: IMR 4350

I actually did see a WWII era flame-thrower at a Dallas gun show, in the downtown convention center, once. But it was a Class III item, I bet.


50 posted on 01/16/2011 12:16:18 PM PST by 2harddrive
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