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Gun sales increase across the state, nation
kvue ^ | April 14, 2012 | ASHLEY GOUDEAU and JUSTIN TERRY

Posted on 04/14/2012 5:06:28 PM PDT by bgill

The trend is not only happening in Texas, but around the nation. The National Shooting Sports Foundation says 11 million firearms were sold in the U.S. in the last year. The FBI also conducted 16.5 million firearm background checks in 2011. That's nearly two million more than in 2010, and double the amount from 2001.

The big question is why? Store owners say gun sales typically increase during an election year, but this year there's more to it.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: guns; obama
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Hmmm, could the answer to that big question be there's a commie usurper in the WH who's selling us out to the enemy, ripping off the taxpayers and is likely to inact martial law at any moment?
1 posted on 04/14/2012 5:06:40 PM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

I went to the gun store today, very busy. Looked at a $3,999 H&K AR-10.

Also, trying to decide if I want a full size or a pocket gun next. Also, .45 ACP or .40, decisions decisions.


2 posted on 04/14/2012 5:10:17 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: bgill

Flash mob violence by a certain minority group which has exploded in size and scope all the while without exception and worryingly gone unpunished.


3 posted on 04/14/2012 5:13:00 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: bgill

Nah. It can’t be the muzzie/commie/blacktivist in the WH.

But I wish that helmets, body armor, and LBE sales were going up as well. We’re going to be a well-armed mititia when the time comes with no way to move or fight except to hunker down at home and be defeated piecemeal.


4 posted on 04/14/2012 5:13:38 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: bgill

I went to a gun show in Dallas today and it was packed. Got some spare mags, ammo, and a new front handgrip for my AR. Oh, also got a new Gonzales flag (Come and Take It) ball cap as well.


5 posted on 04/14/2012 5:19:47 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Socialism is the political dream of the unachiever, the excuse maker, and the lazy.)
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To: driftdiver

why get just one? and they won’t go down in value either, only up


6 posted on 04/14/2012 5:24:29 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: bgill

That reminds me, I have to buy more ammo.


7 posted on 04/14/2012 5:26:57 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: bgill

Obama is doing one good thing, and he hates it.


8 posted on 04/14/2012 5:29:29 PM PDT by pallis
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To: beebuster2000

Waiting for customers to pay their bills. Plan to get some ugly ones. Will have to get them one at a time so I don’t trip any special ATF reports though.


9 posted on 04/14/2012 5:32:44 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: bgill

I’ve been buying black powder weapons, just in case things gets real primitive. I have molds and I can make my ammo from scratch. After all the fancy brass is used up it comes down to the black powder weapons which have their advantage.


10 posted on 04/14/2012 5:32:56 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: bgill

Found some good deals here for XD9 and XD40.

Use coupon code slickguns and get 5 more bucks off + free shipping.

http://www.aggressiveguns.com/

Just picked one up this morning from my FFL.


11 posted on 04/14/2012 5:34:43 PM PDT by davetex (All my weapons got melted by a NASA space pod!!)
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To: bgill
My most recent purchase...Mossberg 590A1.

Scratched off my list...on to the next one.

12 posted on 04/14/2012 5:38:34 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood)
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To: driftdiver

Went to gun range today with my daughter. she shot her first hand gun today. i am so proud. hope the only time i ever need to use it is if i am being stalked by a gator. not the orange n blue ones.


13 posted on 04/14/2012 5:39:18 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: pallis

The first female, otherwise known as my wife, informed me that there was a local gun show over the weekend.

I declined, although I did like the invite. We’ve no holes in our protective armament, and we’re short of money.

There’s still the .50 BMG, but I’ve a hard time coming up with a reason for a thousand yard weapon when I live in the woods where sixty yards would be a long shot...


14 posted on 04/14/2012 5:40:21 PM PDT by benewton
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To: bgill
Hmmm, could the answer to that big question be there's a commie usurper in the WH who's selling us out to the enemy, ripping off the taxpayers and is likely to inact martial law at any moment?

Regardless of who wins in November, Romney or Obama, we won't have a 2nd Amendment defender in the White House (of course we didn't really have one with Bush either). Though I'll give Obama credit. I was expecting the worst during the first two years when he had a Democrat congress but, much to my surprise, he's largely sat on the sidelines as President when it came to passing new gun control laws. Don't believe me? He earned an 'F' from the Brady bunch. I don't think even Bush got an 'F'.

15 posted on 04/14/2012 5:41:21 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: bgill

I was in Wal-Mart a few days ago and noticed a Sig-Sauer which looked like a nice gun. I just assumed it was a .223 caliber. The price seemed good at just over $500.

I looked more closely and realized it was a .22LR. Still a nice looking gun.


16 posted on 04/14/2012 5:42:09 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: bgill

I do think there are enough small arms in the hands of the citizenry. It’s time to move on to mortar tubes and anti-armor weapons.


17 posted on 04/14/2012 5:44:28 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: driftdiver

I found a tiny little Taurus .380 for $199 at Academy today.

The right stuff, the low price!


18 posted on 04/14/2012 5:49:05 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: Drew68

I think he’s saving it for his second term. He has been using other methods to implement gun control, not laws through congress.

Things like banning the import of certain firearms.


19 posted on 04/14/2012 5:51:01 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: bgill
We've notice shops around here are mobbed...have been for several months...everyone knows what tomorrow is...don't they?


20 posted on 04/14/2012 5:51:01 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Donnafrflorida

What range do you go to in Dallas? I usually go to the Garland public range or to Gibson’s Outpost.I live about 5 minutes from Gibson’s.


21 posted on 04/14/2012 5:51:46 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Socialism is the political dream of the unachiever, the excuse maker, and the lazy.)
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To: bgill
Report: "Gun sales increase across the state, nation"

Response: Why am I not surprised!

Comment: Every fool and his brother knows a Social War is coming. The exact date, time and location it breaks out is to be determined later.

22 posted on 04/14/2012 5:53:39 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: txhurl

I’m looking at a sig probably in 9mm. I have been carrying a little keltec .32 but want something with more stopping power.


23 posted on 04/14/2012 5:54:18 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Check out Armslist.com

It’s like craigslist, but for guns, and Mr. BATFE man has no idea how many you buy.


24 posted on 04/14/2012 5:55:57 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Socialism is the political dream of the unachiever, the excuse maker, and the lazy.)
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To: Donnafrflorida

In FLorida, puma or bear are a more likely reason to need a firearm. However, if you live further down in the warm part of the state, there are always pythons and green anacondas.

Hopefully, no Urban Ferals, but that will be determined by November.

Maybe.


25 posted on 04/14/2012 5:56:43 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: bgill
I'll bet President Recovery is so proud of the economic activity he's promoting! Think of all those jobs he's single-handedly created or saved!
26 posted on 04/14/2012 5:58:22 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: driftdiver
He has been using other methods to implement gun control, not laws through congress. Things like banning the import of certain firearms.

What firearms have been banned under the Obama administration? Just asking. Here in Florida pretty much everything is available.

27 posted on 04/14/2012 5:58:54 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: benewton

had a barrett for a while, swarovski scope has markings out to 2,000 meters, and yes you can really hit something regularly at 1500 meters, as long as you know EXACTLY how far away it is.

got rid of it though. couple shots and it made your gums bleed. not the recoil but the concussion from the muzzle brake, and i mean how many places can you shoot 1500 meters.

one interesting thing, at that distance its flying around a 30 foot drop. that always amazed me. you would shoot it, and count to 4 or 5 and hear the clang coming back from the target.


28 posted on 04/14/2012 6:00:30 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: bgill

I am not so afraid that guns will be band as I am that ammunition will get so scarce and expensive that we will just have high priced rocks to defend ourselves.


29 posted on 04/14/2012 6:02:29 PM PDT by TDA2
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To: bgill

Race pimps baiting for a long hot summer and stirring up a race war.

There are places that is a very very bad idea.

We shall see how really stupid they are.


30 posted on 04/14/2012 6:04:22 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Drew68

Through regulation he banned the import of Saiga shotguns although I think it was reversed. He’s also stopped the import of Korean War era rifles from Korea.

There are other examples but those are the two that come to mind.


31 posted on 04/14/2012 6:05:17 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Donnafrflorida

Oh wow, I feel dumb. I thought a guy in Dallas had posted about going to the range.


32 posted on 04/14/2012 6:34:33 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Socialism is the political dream of the unachiever, the excuse maker, and the lazy.)
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To: Drew68
(of course we didn't really have one with Bush either).

I won't defend Bush's metamorphosis, but he was the guv that signed TX CHL law. But his second presidential term was an abortion.

33 posted on 04/14/2012 6:35:46 PM PDT by matthew fuller (The Magic Mormon is now in position to re-elect the Magic Negro.)
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To: Bryanw92

The militia of today would have to fight like people of today. There won’t be a lot of marching in formation going on.


34 posted on 04/14/2012 6:39:18 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Daffynition
"..everyone knows what tomorrow is...don't they?"

I'm much more concerned with the fifth day from here.

35 posted on 04/14/2012 6:40:10 PM PDT by matthew fuller (The Magic Mormon is now in position to re-elect the Magic Negro.)
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To: KantianBurke
Flash mob violence by a certain minority group which has exploded in size and scope all the while without exception and worryingly gone unpunished.

Yep. I carry 2 .45ACP pistols everywhere I go.
36 posted on 04/14/2012 6:41:33 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: struggle
That reminds me, I have to buy more ammo.

I hope you don't shoot .45ACP. They're going FAST!
37 posted on 04/14/2012 6:42:38 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: TDA2

Reload!


38 posted on 04/14/2012 6:47:10 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: driftdiver

There is a decent supply of used police dept Beretta 92’s on the market, some for around $350. Great guns, ultra reliable.


39 posted on 04/14/2012 6:48:35 PM PDT by matthew fuller (The Magic Mormon is now in position to re-elect the Magic Negro.)
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To: gop4lyf

I pass thru Gonzales occassionally. There’s a bar, the Long Branch Saloon, just off the square. The building is original from the 1880’s. Neat place and $1.50 beer.


40 posted on 04/14/2012 6:49:31 PM PDT by MisterArtery
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To: txhurl
I found a tiny little Taurus .380 for $199 at Academy today.

Which one? The one on 183? I need one to stick in my pocket on my walks. Seen too many coyotes lately out here in Lago.

41 posted on 04/14/2012 6:50:35 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Drew68
"much to my surprise, he's largely sat on the sidelines as President"

Fast & Furious was Hussein's program, but his peons got caught in the act when agent Brian Terry was killed.
President Hussein Obama is not sitting on the sidelines.

42 posted on 04/14/2012 6:53:23 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: benewton

This is what you really need:

http://www.accuracyinternational.com/ax338.php


43 posted on 04/14/2012 6:53:23 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: driftdiver; matthew fuller

Oh! If you can find a Beretta 92 for that price, jump on it.
Awesome and very reliable weapon.


44 posted on 04/14/2012 6:54:52 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: Bryanw92
But I wish that helmets, body armor, and LBE sales were going up as well.

Good site for civilian armor.
45 posted on 04/14/2012 6:55:27 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: Deaf Smith

Yes, the whole idea of Fast and Furious was to push gun control.

The irritating thing is most so called conservatives still call it a botched sting when it was no such thing.


46 posted on 04/14/2012 6:57:52 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: driftdiver
He’s also stopped the import of Korean War era rifles from Korea.

Yes, I do recall a shipment of Garands being blocked, largely at the behest of collectors who didn't want to see their rifles lose value in the market flooding that would've taken place. This isn't really a ban though. You can still legally buy Garand rifles. They just cost a lot. Don't get me wrong, I have no doubt Obama would love to engage in a gun-banning frenzy if he felt it was worth the massive amount of political capitol he'd have to expend.

Honestly, I'm concerned about Romney when it comes to guns. Unlike Obama, Romney actually has a demonstrable record of signing gun-banning legislation into law. Realistically though, the gun control movement seems to be dead. Liberals learned back in '94 that enacting gun control legislation brings huge electoral consequences while having very little impact on the availability of guns or any measurable reduction in public safety. In short, it's just not worth it. We'd have to enact Britain-style confiscation measures for gun control laws to have any effect and this simply will not happen in America.

And on the subject of guns, I've been pining for a Ruger Mini-14. I don't know why. I just find them aesthetically pleasing.

47 posted on 04/14/2012 6:58:20 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: gop4lyf

Lol. no, just two gals. in florida no less.
p.s my neighbor told me he THINKS a gator ate something in my yard at 4am this morning. With grandkids n dogs i take this seriously.


48 posted on 04/14/2012 7:03:02 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: gop4lyf
I went to a gun show in Dallas today and it was packed. Got some spare mags, ammo, and a new front handgrip for my AR. Oh, also got a new Gonzales flag (Come and Take It) ball cap as well.

The Tanner Gun Show in Denver last month was PACKED! I found 2 Beretta 92FS mags and one Springfield XDM .45ACP mag. Can't wait to go this month.
49 posted on 04/14/2012 7:04:04 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: bgill

I own six. I’m kinda personally maxed out. lol


50 posted on 04/14/2012 7:04:04 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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