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Gun sales shoot up at Christmas
KGET 17 News ^ | 12/21/11 | staff

Posted on 12/22/2011 7:26:03 AM PST by umgud

Flat screen TVs and laptops are always popular gifts at Christmas. But, a different kind of present is triggering people's interest this holiday season. Gun sales are up at outdoor shops around Bakersfield...........

Be careful when you check those stockings by the fireplace this year because there could be a pistol inside. As shoppers crowd into stores these last few days before Christmas looking for that perfect gift, some shoppers are dropping the gift cards and grabbing a Glock.

At Second Amendment Sports, sales have spiked in recent weeks. "We're up 25% from last year," said Jennifer McKenna.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: bang; banglist; christmas; guns; sales
I helped the cause by spreading much cash around all the local gun stores this month.
1 posted on 12/22/2011 7:26:05 AM PST by umgud
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To: umgud

And I only bought three in the last month....


2 posted on 12/22/2011 7:26:49 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: umgud

Yule put your eye out, kid.................

3 posted on 12/22/2011 7:27:21 AM PST by Red Badger (Every child should have a meadow to play in..............)
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To: umgud

Darn....I didn’t get any guns for hubby this Christmas. However, I did get reloading equipment. Does that count?


4 posted on 12/22/2011 7:29:56 AM PST by CAluvdubya
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To: umgud

That means gun sales are right on target.


5 posted on 12/22/2011 7:31:03 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: CAluvdubya
Darn....I didn’t get any guns for hubby this Christmas. However, I did get reloading equipment. Does that count?

Sure. I bought hunting/shooting stuff, ammo, renewed my CCW with a training class at one of the store's with a range. Only bought one gun.... a 60's vintage Belgium Hi-Power in excellent condition.

6 posted on 12/22/2011 7:33:18 AM PST by umgud
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To: umgud
I'm expecting a firearm from Santa myself.. I've been a very good boy!

Mike

7 posted on 12/22/2011 7:34:09 AM PST by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: umgud

Something odd is happening in my home town. For years there were two large gun stores, and I do mean large. Both had an inventory I would guess at over a thousand guns.

For years both did a good business but I noticed one closed a couple of years ago and now the other is having a closing sale. There was also a small pawn shop which carried guns but it is also closed tho I don’t remember when.

Unless there is one I am not aware of there will no longer be a gun shop there. All this at a time when gun sales are at historic highs.


8 posted on 12/22/2011 7:34:40 AM PST by yarddog
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To: Red Badger; bang_list
Yule put your eye out, kid.................


9 posted on 12/22/2011 7:34:52 AM PST by DCBryan1 ("Forget the Lawyers! FIRST YOU MUST kill the journalists!" - Die Ritter, die sagen, "nee"!)
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To: CAluvdubya

I get ammo!


10 posted on 12/22/2011 7:35:01 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati)
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To: umgud

An Old Fashion All-American Christmas


11 posted on 12/22/2011 7:39:17 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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We got a lot of ammo at the gun show last weekend. They had some great deals!


12 posted on 12/22/2011 7:39:43 AM PST by CAluvdubya
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To: umgud


13 posted on 12/22/2011 7:41:41 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: yarddog

Paperwork issues? We lost our gunshop due to an “error” [they claim it was minor] on a form, the first in over a decade.

They were essentially told to hire an extra person to complete and monitor the paperwork compliance or give up their license. They were already operating on a pretty thin margin, so chose to close.


14 posted on 12/22/2011 7:43:53 AM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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I don’t know what happened to either store tho I have an idea on one. The owner died and the guy who inherited it was not what you would call good at dealing with the public.


15 posted on 12/22/2011 7:56:06 AM PST by yarddog
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To: umgud
Be careful when you check those stockings by the fireplace this year because there could be a pistol inside.

Aiieee! A pistol! No doubt harboring evil spirits!

Nominee for stupidest statement of the year!

16 posted on 12/22/2011 8:01:09 AM PST by pabianice (")
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Aaah, you beat me to it. Still, an incredibly stupid comment by the newsditz.


17 posted on 12/22/2011 8:39:09 AM PST by MtBaldy
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To: yarddog

BATF is wagingd a quiet war against all gun stores but especially small local ones. I’ve known a couple who closed due to minor paperwork issues. Of course the media gives them a pass because they also want an unarmed populace. I don’t know if that’s the case with your stores but it wouldn’t surprise me.


18 posted on 12/22/2011 8:42:16 AM PST by MtBaldy
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To: umgud

My company recognized my efforts on several projects this year and awarded me a hefty little cash gift on a recent paycheck. Went out and bought a new 1911.


19 posted on 12/22/2011 8:44:39 AM PST by LoneStarGI (Vegetarian: Old Indian word for "BAD HUNTER.")
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To: yarddog

The internet happened.


20 posted on 12/22/2011 8:54:11 AM PST by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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Bought my 17 yr old daughter her first centerfire auto. A nice used but unfired 9mm S&W Ladysmith. With that and her cellphone stungun she’s out to the mall....


21 posted on 12/22/2011 9:00:13 AM PST by libertyhoundusnr
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To: Gaffer
And I only bought three in the last month....

I'm slowing down. I only bought one last week.

Oops, almost forgot the Makarov I picked up last month, too!

And I'm getting my 1911 tuned up.

:)

22 posted on 12/22/2011 9:01:35 AM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: SZonian

Probably paperwork. My local shop was interupted for 2 months because of paperwork licensing... now they cannot stop selling guns with a huge turn over of used firearms trading.

A renewal of the so called “gun culture” (a leftist term, by the way) is important. It really is about the ability as a citizen to protect yourself from law enforcement when investigating government corruption.

But many gay mall “santa claus and red nose raindeer” businesses out there are plaid a political dhimmit prostitute card of importance in gunlessness and gutlessness.

Too many die at the hands of governments worldwide without anyone knowing about it because these have no firearms and no means to let neighbors know to organize the situation. Without guns, your witness voice is on a countdown to death in anonimity, kind of like deathcare and euthanasia.


23 posted on 12/22/2011 9:39:26 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: SZonian; yarddog

Probably paperwork. My local shop was interupted for 2 months because of paperwork licensing... now they cannot stop selling guns with a huge turn over of used firearms trading.

A renewal of the so called “gun culture” (a leftist term, by the way) is important. It really is about the ability as a citizen to protect yourself from law enforcement when investigating government corruption.

But many gay mall “santa claus and red nose raindeer” businesses out there are plaid a political dhimmit prostitute card of importance in gunlessness and gutlessness.

Too many die at the hands of governments worldwide without anyone knowing about it because these have no firearms and no means to let neighbors know to organize the situation. Without guns, your witness voice is on a countdown to death in anonimity, kind of like deathcare and euthanasia.


24 posted on 12/22/2011 9:39:41 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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