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Gun Sales Booming: Doomsday, Obama or Zombies?
Good Morning America ^ | 4/5/12 | ALAN FARNHAM

Posted on 04/05/2012 11:41:35 AM PDT by Kartographer

Buyers in record numbers are flooding into gun stores, retailers say. Ammo, too, is flying off the shelves. The reasons for the spike, last seen in 2009, include fears that a second Obama administration might restrict gun ownership and the popularity of TV shows devoted to doomsday preparation and killing zombies.

"He's never been pro-gun," says Cris Parsons of President Obama. Parsons, 31, owns a Texas gun purveyor called the Houston Armory. So far, Parsons insists, Obama has been "pretty coy" about his antipathy toward guns--and he likely will remain so during the campaign. To do otherwise would "upset a lot of people."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ammo; banglist; bho2012; donttreadonme; gunvote; obama; preparedness; prepperping; preppers; selfreliance; shtf; survivalping; youwillnotdisarmus
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The money line from the article:

Says Parsons, summing up the reasons for record gun sales, "You got zombies, you got 'preppers, and you got Obama."
1 posted on 04/05/2012 11:41:37 AM PDT by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!


2 posted on 04/05/2012 11:42:39 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

That threat for which ‘zombies’ are the socially acceptable euphemism.


3 posted on 04/05/2012 11:44:25 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Romney's judicial appointments were more radical than Obama's)
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To: Kartographer

Everyone can “feel” that the time is short.

And people, based on their worldview, are assigning that feeling to something, anything, to make sense of it.

I really hope those in charge don’t try to “test” those who are buying guns and ammo in record quantities. It would get real ugly real fast.


4 posted on 04/05/2012 11:44:54 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Paine in the Neck

I just figured out the “zombie” euphemism just recently.
It makes total sense, though.

Hoards of bipedal threats, coming to eat your “brains”.


5 posted on 04/05/2012 11:46:29 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Kartographer
There are more than a dozen manufacturers, says Parsons, making zombie riffles,...

What are 'riffles'? Nice editing.

6 posted on 04/05/2012 11:48:02 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: Kartographer

Includes me. Purchased a handgun and have been progressively enlarging my ammo supply.


7 posted on 04/05/2012 11:48:49 AM PDT by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: Kartographer

Lead and brass are truly precious metals.


8 posted on 04/05/2012 11:51:23 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: MrB; Paine in the Neck

‘Zombies’ aren’t limited to the Libs they are even here on FR.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2867609/posts?page=51#51


9 posted on 04/05/2012 11:52:16 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

All I could figure about poster #51 was that s/he lives in a city, feels rather helpless about preparing for ANYTHING, and would rather we all just go away, shut up, and not remind him/her how totally screwed s/he is when the ‘shift’ happens.


10 posted on 04/05/2012 11:56:06 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Godzilla

I wish I would have known how much. 380 ammo was before I bought one.


11 posted on 04/05/2012 11:56:40 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Kartographer

12 posted on 04/05/2012 11:57:24 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1171 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: goseminoles

Sounds like a good reason to buy another caliber.

Carry the .380, but get a 9mm or 40sw for home/zombie defense.

Also, you can, last I knew, get a surplus mosin nagant 7.62X54 for less than $100, and 500rds for about that as well.

Good zombie gun... :)


13 posted on 04/05/2012 12:01:45 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Kartographer

Putin claims they have a ray gun that turns people into Zombies.

They may have already tested it here from whatI see coming out of the press.


14 posted on 04/05/2012 12:04:35 PM PDT by itsahoot (Tag lines are a waste of bandwidth, as are most of my comments.)
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To: Godzilla

Key principle: one is zero, two is one.

Get more than one, of the same caliber, as a backup.

In an “after” situation, you can’t go to the gunsmith or get parts online.


15 posted on 04/05/2012 12:17:45 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: Kartographer

16 posted on 04/05/2012 12:18:30 PM PDT by NY.SS-Bar9
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To: Kartographer

Zombies ?..... Nope.....SOB’s. Aka sons of obama...!


17 posted on 04/05/2012 12:19:06 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: goseminoles

Another reason I ‘wanted’ .308, but went .223.

$10 a box for Remington .223 55 gr UCM. Not exotic, but it’ll get the job done.

That and I know every family member can handle a .223 carbine.


18 posted on 04/05/2012 12:22:53 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: Kartographer
GO TEAM!

19 posted on 04/05/2012 12:29:19 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: MrB

” Sounds like a good reason to buy another caliber. “

12ga is perhaps the best all-around survival gun, with a wide range of special purpose ammunition available for hunting or fighting...

Two real advantages to the shotgun - first, it can be used effectively with a minimum of training and range time, and, second, the “break guns” (double or single barrel) can be home repaired (often with ‘found’ materials) instead of the specialized skills and parts, without which the ‘sexy’ guns become inefficient doorstops or paperweights when they break... ;)

After a youth spent watching my Western heroes fan their six-guns and crank off 100 rounds (without reloading) from their Winchesters, I was amazed to learn that “The Gun That Won The West” was the humble shotgun...

My .002 cents... ;)


20 posted on 04/05/2012 12:29:43 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Kartographer

I wonder if the zombie herd could be directed toward Washington. Anybody know how to fly a helicopter?


21 posted on 04/05/2012 12:37:31 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Kartographer

From the article: “Zombies, which, last we heard, don’t actually exist”.

They manage to arise early every election day, vote often, and go back where they usually stay.


22 posted on 04/05/2012 12:40:48 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Kartographer

Since the GOP is going to have control of Congress, could Obama outlaw private gun ownership through an executive order? I don’t think so since it would violate the 2nd Amendment and, thus, be unconstitutional.


23 posted on 04/05/2012 12:46:31 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman

24 posted on 04/05/2012 12:52:14 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

I guess he’s talking about me. I just bought two AR-15s Monday and my buddy and I shot them for the first time today. I’ve also got 400 rounds of ammo coming for them in the mail. Last one on my shopping list is a Remington 700P in .308 with a really good scope on it. That’s going to have to wait until the bank account recovers from the ARs.


25 posted on 04/05/2012 12:58:45 PM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: goseminoles

I carry a Ruger LCP 380 solely due to it’s size. My Kahr CW9mm was still a tad too big for me to carry comfortably everyday.

Yep, time to buy another piece (you see, this is what starts happening :)).

Shoot the 380 enough to stay familiar with it, but pick up something else to shoot at the range regularly.


26 posted on 04/05/2012 1:16:51 PM PDT by tickedoffnow (No more...)
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To: Blueflag

As with many of my preps, they are incrimental. My SP101 is my current goto for immediate bump in the night defense. I have many other arms to fall back on.


27 posted on 04/05/2012 1:17:47 PM PDT by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: goseminoles

My .357 SP101 takes .38 as well - great for practice fire.


28 posted on 04/05/2012 1:18:48 PM PDT by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: Godzilla

Yeah, I used to have a gp 100.


29 posted on 04/05/2012 1:22:33 PM PDT by goseminoles
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My money's on, "All of the above."
30 posted on 04/05/2012 1:24:09 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: MtBaldy

Where’d you get your ammo? My usual place is all out of .45 ACP FMJ.


31 posted on 04/05/2012 1:25:47 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: GladesGuru
From the article: “Zombies, which, last we heard, don’t actually exist”.

They manage to arise early every election day, vote often, and go back where they usually stay.



32 posted on 04/05/2012 1:28:32 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: 43north
Lead and brass are truly precious metals.

And learning to reload is a precious, as well as money saving skill.

33 posted on 04/05/2012 1:29:18 PM PDT by Noumenon ("I tell you, gentlemen, we have a problem on our hands." Col. Nicholson-The Bridge on the River Qwai)
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To: goseminoles
I wish I would have known how much. 380 ammo was before I bought one.

LOL! Didn't used to be as much. Sell it and buy a .38 or a 9mm. Some dumb husband will snatch it up for his wife without asking her first.

Or add to your collection.

34 posted on 04/05/2012 1:38:12 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Ku Klux Klan is alive and well as the New Black Panthers, CBC and the NAACP)
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Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!
35 posted on 04/05/2012 1:47:23 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Blueflag

That is a very good idea, thanks.


36 posted on 04/05/2012 1:53:38 PM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: Signalman
Since the GOP is going to have control of Congress, could Obama outlaw private gun ownership through an executive order? I don’t think so since it would violate the 2nd Amendment and, thus, be unconstitutional.

Then how many years would it take to work its way though the courts ?

37 posted on 04/05/2012 1:58:08 PM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: VeniVidiVici

I have the S&w bodyguard. I really like the little gun. Built in laser and all.


38 posted on 04/05/2012 2:01:03 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Paine in the Neck
That threat for which ‘zombies’ are the socially acceptable euphemism.

Yes. They are otherwise known as "Trayvons."

39 posted on 04/05/2012 2:02:48 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: Kartographer
"Gun Sales Booming: Doomsday, Obama or Zombies?"

What is redundancy.

I'll take Headlines from the Department of Redundancy Department for 400 next Alex...

40 posted on 04/05/2012 2:04:09 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: goseminoles
I agree. My 45 ammo costs were painful. I was listening to a Gunny (good guy) with a YouTube site. He was using CO2 pellet gun for practice. Air Gun Depot is a great place to find both pump and CO2 rifles and pistols. I went with the Beretta PX4 Storm. The refurbished models are $60 and the cartridges and pellets are very economical. The CO2 pistols are excellent for practice. I like the blow back action on the Beretta as a gentle reminder of safe handling.

I have also purchased a few of the break action air rifles. They are worth checking out for practice and varmint hunting. For a kick check out the Gamo Hunter Extreme Air Rifle .25 cal- 730 fps w/3-9x50 IR A/O Scope. The break action is a little hefty on this one, but ammo is cheap and is competitive with powder. You won't break the bank stocking up with ammo.
41 posted on 04/05/2012 3:10:45 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: Godzilla

I sleep with a SP101, .357. I also have backup from .22 to 45/70 to 12 ga.


42 posted on 04/05/2012 3:16:36 PM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: PA Engineer

Cool. Didn’t know anything about these...


43 posted on 04/05/2012 3:18:39 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles
Cool. Didn’t know anything about these...

I felt like a five year old in a candy store.
44 posted on 04/05/2012 3:23:06 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: goseminoles
look at the Sportsman's Guide and Cheaper Than Dirt...
45 posted on 04/05/2012 3:24:34 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Signalman

Under his EO #13603 he can do whatever he feels “needs” to be done...


46 posted on 04/05/2012 3:32:20 PM PDT by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: Kartographer

As far as I’m concerned Obama IS a brain eating zombie.


47 posted on 04/05/2012 3:34:47 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: goseminoles

“I wish I would have known how much. 380 ammo was before I bought one.”

Whoever said “freedom isn’t free” was not kidding-it ain’t even CLOSE to being cheap!;)


48 posted on 04/05/2012 3:48:42 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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“Alan Korwin, author of nine books on gun laws, including “Gun Laws of America,” says gun owners are worried that the president, as a lame duck, will clamp down as never before on gun ownership. “

If asked I’d say it’s because I’m worried, too. In the back of my mind I’m thinking “Bring It!”


49 posted on 04/05/2012 4:13:34 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: null and void


50 posted on 04/05/2012 5:09:14 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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