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Gun sales increase in 2012
Augusta Chronicle ^ | 19 Feb 2012 | Bianca Cain Johnson

Posted on 02/19/2012 3:53:04 PM PST by smokingfrog

In the gun business, fear drives sales, and recently, sales have increased.

About 300 people have already applied for a Georgia Weapon Carry license in 2012, according to Richmond County Probate Court records. Last year, approximately 1,600 permits were submitted. At the current rate, applications could nearly double 2011’s numbers by the end of this year.

Kayna Widener was driven to purchase a gun after she saw a man attack a woman outside the Augusta Mall several months ago. She was the only witness to the attack.

In this case, the man fled after the victim put up a struggle. But Widener knows everyone isn’t as lucky.

On Friday, she practiced shooting a “Bad Guy” paper target with her Glock 26 at Shooters gun range. Her boyfriend, Sean Morgan, stood nearby.

“It definitely makes me feel better,” Morgan said of Widener’s ability to defend herself.

Steven Fryant, Shooters’ store manager, said business has increased by 15 percent or more in the past two months.


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Sellers said they expect sales to continue to increase this year because of crime and it being an election year. Uncertainty over a new president and his policies can drive consumers to stock up on guns and ammunition. Sales generally increased in 2008 and 2009, after the election of President Obama.

1 posted on 02/19/2012 3:53:13 PM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

I’ve settled on the firearms I like so it’s just getting ammo for them on a continual basis. Shop for groceries, pick up a box or two (Walmart) - this is when I’m home. In Australia both are very controlled.


2 posted on 02/19/2012 3:57:17 PM PST by SkyDancer ("No Matter How The People Vote There Will Always Be A Federal Judge To Over Turn It")
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To: smokingfrog

Gun sales increase in 2012

Probably due to Freepers replacing all those guns they keep
losing in boating accidents.


3 posted on 02/19/2012 3:59:16 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: CrazyIvan
I have also heard of the occasional zombie apocalypse attack or alien abduction. So, it's not just boating that's the culprit.
4 posted on 02/19/2012 4:01:56 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: smokingfrog

I guess this means Obama is the NRA Firearms Salesman of the year three years running!


5 posted on 02/19/2012 4:02:43 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: smokingfrog

Guns, ammunition and good guitars are about the best investments you can make right now. Sorry if I offended the gold guys. Gold is nice too.


6 posted on 02/19/2012 4:03:08 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (This time, the alien invaders are bringing the viruses with them.)
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To: combat_boots
...occasional zombie apocalypse attack ... is that what they're calling the OWC now?
7 posted on 02/19/2012 4:04:35 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: smokingfrog

Told by a friend in the weapons industry that Rugur SOLD OUT its ENTIRE 2012 production line on the SECOND WEEK in January.


8 posted on 02/19/2012 4:04:57 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: CrazyIvan
LOL!

We have winner for best thread post!!

9 posted on 02/19/2012 4:06:35 PM PST by rllngrk33 (Things will continue getting worse until January 21, 2013.)
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To: smokingfrog
Sellers said they expect sales to continue to increase this year because of crime and it being an election year.

I don't know why they had to repeat themselves.

10 posted on 02/19/2012 4:07:38 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Chickensoup

Are you serious??!!! That is a lot of guns!!! Are you sure it is not just a popular type or model gun. You are talking about long guns and handguns total!!! If true that is a lot of guns.


11 posted on 02/19/2012 4:10:49 PM PST by Fee
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To: smokingfrog

“In the gun business, fear drives sales.”

No. In the gun business, FREEDOM drives sales.


12 posted on 02/19/2012 4:11:03 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: CrazyIvan

LOL, you too?


13 posted on 02/19/2012 4:11:30 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: CrazyIvan

See tag line.


14 posted on 02/19/2012 4:12:53 PM PST by davetex (All my weapons got melted by a NASA space pod!!)
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To: Fee

Are you serious??!!! That is a lot of guns!!! Are you sure it is not just a popular type or model gun. You are talking about long guns and handguns total!!! If true that is a lot of guns.
______________________

That is what he said. All have been sold, I imagine to gunshops and dealers nationally, and perhaps internationally. All of them. And my local dealer has guns flying out of his store. Cabelas still has people lined up three deep on weekends.


15 posted on 02/19/2012 4:16:39 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: CrazyIvan
I hate it when that happens...


16 posted on 02/19/2012 4:20:45 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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17 posted on 02/19/2012 4:23:06 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Chickensoup

Buy the guns now, go canoeing later.


18 posted on 02/19/2012 4:30:09 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: combat_boots; SandRat

Exploding zombie targets here:

http://zombieindustries.com/


19 posted on 02/19/2012 4:40:59 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Jack Hammer; smokingfrog
“In the gun business, fear drives sales.”

No. In the gun business, FREEDOM drives sales.

You are correct, if the concept includes the "loss of freedom".
We are only one liberal USSC vote away from losing our 2d Amendment.
Buy them while you can, what you do after they are declared illegal is up to you.

20 posted on 02/19/2012 4:47:08 PM PST by frog in a pot (I am not a birther, I am an NBC'er)
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To: smokingfrog; All
This is probably because of all the folks that bought guns back in ’08 and later sold them privately and now need to buy some more.

That data the Feds have from the 4473’s is going to be useless for them.

21 posted on 02/19/2012 4:47:58 PM PST by Voice of Reason1 ("Absolute power corrupts absolutely” Lord Acton 1887)
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To: smokingfrog

My husband did his part and got a new handgun last weekend. Plus he’s going to get my elderly dad’s M1 carbine tonight.


22 posted on 02/19/2012 4:48:17 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Chickensoup

My husband bought his handgun last weekend at Bass Pro and he said it was VERY busy in there when he went back to purchase it.


23 posted on 02/19/2012 4:52:57 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Chickensoup

http://www.ruger.com/micros/million/results.php


24 posted on 02/19/2012 4:53:36 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: beaversmom

25 posted on 02/19/2012 4:56:44 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog; All

For Denver area female FReepers or men with a significant other, Firing Line in Aurora has a Free Ladies Day/Night at their range:

http://www.firinglineonline.com/


26 posted on 02/19/2012 5:02:28 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: SkyDancer

Skydancer , you just described what I did today. Sixty bucks worth of Wally world groceries and 200 bucks worth of rounds for the all three of my pistols.


27 posted on 02/19/2012 5:02:43 PM PST by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: smokingfrog

Your post is invisible :)


28 posted on 02/19/2012 5:03:13 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Voice of Reason1

“That data the Feds have from the 4473’s is going to be useless for them.”

Sure hope you’re right. What if the BATFE goons show up at your doorstep with a stack of 4473’s with your signature and demand, “OK, citizen, where are all these guns you bought?”

“WHERE ARE THEY, B!TCH!!!?”

“Uh, I sold them all. Here, here’s the receipts.”

(Sounds of beatings and screams)

Please tell me I’m exaggerating or am overwrought about the abrogation of the rule of law.


29 posted on 02/19/2012 5:05:11 PM PST by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: smokingfrog
And I helped!
30 posted on 02/19/2012 5:05:24 PM PST by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: South Dakota

My favorite is my Marlin .22mag with a nine power scope. I also have a 22-250 Savage with a scope about the length of the barrel. Both neat shooters. I pick up a box of each whenever I go shopping at home.


31 posted on 02/19/2012 5:08:31 PM PST by SkyDancer ("No Matter How The People Vote There Will Always Be A Federal Judge To Over Turn It")
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To: Voice of Reason1

When I sell a gun I am depressed for weeks, and the only cure is to buy two.


32 posted on 02/19/2012 5:14:44 PM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never have made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
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To: beaversmom

http://www.publiusforum.com/images/obamagunsalesman.gif


33 posted on 02/19/2012 5:49:25 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

For all you people out there that think that a firearm is like a Barbie doll, it’s naked without
a lot of accessories.........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4-h-Wx08kw


34 posted on 02/19/2012 5:58:35 PM PST by bopdowah ("Unlike King Midas, whatever the Gubmint touches sure don't turn to Gold!')
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To: smokingfrog

I did my part: Brought a Ruger SP101 .357 snubbie.


35 posted on 02/19/2012 6:03:09 PM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: Labyrinthos

That’s a good one to have.


36 posted on 02/19/2012 6:17:40 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: elcid1970

Oh... it’s coming, FRiend. It’s coming VERY soon, I am certain.

We won’t have an election in November. Watch what happens this summer with the “Occupy Movement.” It’s all being telegraphed. Obama doesn’t need to worry about losing in November if he declares martial law and suspends elections.

The only hope for a non-violent resolution would be for Governors to step up and declare State sovereignty. Call up militiamen and women. Once the South “rises again” and long lines of militia are shown on national TV ready to go to battle against the Liberals, there will be a sudden collapse of support for the Federal government and a power vacuum this country has never seen.

Suspension of disbelief is all that’s necessary for fiction to become reality.


37 posted on 02/19/2012 6:34:43 PM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: bigheadfred
Sellers said they expect sales to continue to increase this year because of crime and it being an election year.

I don't know why they had to repeat themselves.

POST OF THE DAY!!

38 posted on 02/19/2012 6:35:26 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: little jeremiah

Come November 6, I fear we are going to witness the crime of the century.


39 posted on 02/19/2012 6:38:58 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: All

Is there a way we can organize a Freep-A-Thon purchase of handguns ?

How great would it be, if we all went and bought a firearm, en-masse, with the sellers knowing that it was FR that did it ?

Maybe make a specific date for purchases, and when the news reports “over 10,000 firearms were purchased this saturday..”, and we see the media have a melt-down, It’ll be worth it.


40 posted on 02/19/2012 6:59:23 PM PST by Celerity
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To: smokingfrog

Not guilty!


41 posted on 02/19/2012 7:10:03 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: elcid1970
“Uh, I sold them all. Here, here’s the receipts.”

But private sales are perfectly legal. How are they going to beat a name out of you that you never knew in the first place?

42 posted on 02/19/2012 7:14:55 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: SkyDancer

My rifles are a savage 30-06, FN FAL 308 and a pair of marlin 22s semi auto


43 posted on 02/19/2012 7:35:37 PM PST by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: SandRat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQWb-5nblx4


44 posted on 02/19/2012 7:36:22 PM PST by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Chickensoup
All have been sold, I imagine to gunshops and dealers nationally, and perhaps internationally. All of them. And my local dealer has guns flying out of his store. Cabelas still has people lined up three deep on weekends.

Don't forget the big wholesale "buffer" in between Ruger and the retailers. Cabelas might buy direct from Ruger, but mostly its wholesale companies like Davidson's that front the money to buy Ruger products by the boxcar-load. The independent gun shops all buy from the middle-men.

45 posted on 02/19/2012 7:49:59 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel

The only part of the Dicks near me that is busy is the gun department.


46 posted on 02/19/2012 7:51:46 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: SkyDancer

I’ve been doing this for the past couple of years. I work right next to a Walmart, so I stop in for groceries a couple of times a week. While I’m there, I pick up a bag of beans, a bag of rice, a container of salt, and a box or two of ammo to go in my emergency closet.


47 posted on 02/19/2012 8:05:39 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: elcid1970

Are you required to keep those kinds records like that on all of your private possessions?

It would be very difficult for them to do that to everyone who owns a gun – thus this is the reasons they will try to get people to submit to registration ‘voluntarily’.


48 posted on 02/19/2012 8:37:04 PM PST by Voice of Reason1 ("Absolute power corrupts absolutely” Lord Acton 1887)
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To: bigheadfred

I hope not, because if Bummer “wins” with fraud (it would have to be either with fraud, or with Romneypuke being crammed down our gullets, but that would also be with fraud), I think CW2 would be inevitable.


49 posted on 02/19/2012 8:39:37 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: elcid1970

That should be:

Are you required to keep those kinds OF records like that on all of your private possessions?


50 posted on 02/19/2012 8:42:10 PM PST by Voice of Reason1 ("Absolute power corrupts absolutely” Lord Acton 1887)
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