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What's driving gun sales spike? Federal law, women and zombies
KING5.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | CHRIS DANIELS

Posted on 11/28/2012 3:07:31 PM PST by DogByte6RER

What's driving gun sales spike? Federal law, women and zombies.

BELLEVUE – Karen Manley stood strong in the range Tuesday afternoon, her right hand firmly gripping a handgun.

“There had been a rash of home invasions,” said Manley, of Brier. “If anything happens, I could defend myself, my kids, and my home.’

Women are just one factor behind a recent spree of gun sales, locally, and across the nation, according to gun lobbyists.

The FBI reported Tuesday that it received 154,873 buyer background check requests on Black Friday, up roughly 20 percent over the same day last year. The requests were so heavy, FBI call centers suffered two outages trying to keep up with demand.

“We were probably 30-35% ahead of what we expected (on Friday),” said Wade Gaughran of Wade’s Eastside Guns in Bellevue, who acknowledges sales have doubled since Election Day, and concerns over changes in the federal gun policy are prompting the spike. “I think (Obama’s) going to try and make something happen this time.”

“There is a concern in the United States about what is going to happen with firearms laws under the second Obama administration,” said Dave Workman, of the Second Amendment Foundation, who also cites economic conditions as a driver.

Workman also says a zombie fad is helping push sales too.

“There is quite a following on this zombie target shooting - the idea of shooting targets that look like weird strange zombie people instead of human silhouette targets or junk targets appeal to a lot of people,” said Workman.

But the President of Washington Ceasefire is not laughing about that explanation.

“It’s the usual paranoia, that Obama is the Boogeyman,” said Ralph Fascitelli, Board President of Washington Ceasefire. “Guns rights groups want to increase anxiety, membership. It’s all about money.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: banglist; batf; federallaw; gunban; gunsandammo; youwillnotdisarmus; zombies
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Zombies

Lots of zombies out there ...

1 posted on 11/28/2012 3:07:40 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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2 posted on 11/28/2012 3:08:27 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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3 posted on 11/28/2012 3:13:15 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER
Fascitelli added, “The more guns in a society, the more violence you’re gonna have.”

Speaking only for myself, I'm armed to protect myself against moronic oversimplifications & criminal stupidity like this.

4 posted on 11/28/2012 3:15:27 PM PST by skeeter
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To: DogByte6RER
All you zombies hide your faces
5 posted on 11/28/2012 3:18:44 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: DogByte6RER

I don’t think the MSM has caught on that by “zombies” we mean the entitlement class-when the money runs out.


6 posted on 11/28/2012 3:23:12 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: DogByte6RER

nice poster


7 posted on 11/28/2012 3:23:52 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: DogByte6RER
“It’s the usual paranoia, that Obama is the Boogeyman,” said Ralph Fascitelli, ...

Paranoia, hell, obama is the boogyman!

8 posted on 11/28/2012 3:24:44 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: DogByte6RER

I was in a Wal-Mart Supercenter a couple of days ago and noticed quite a few empty spaces in their gun rack. On the other hand the lcoal small Wal-Mart had a good selection.

I noticed the Marlin Model 60 was only $167 and the gun looked really sharp. It had some type of wood laminate stock. Also noticed the Ruger Ranch Rifle was just over $650. That is a bit high imo but it is cheaper than I have seen it anywhere else. They also had the Olympic Arms AR type for well under $700.

I think I might just get one of the Marlins. I remember the one my Father had was unusually accurate and completely reliable.


9 posted on 11/28/2012 3:26:51 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Interesting that they cite a gun controller named Ralph Fascitelli. The -telli ending to the name means “brothers” in Italian. Fasc-, well, let’s say that it is associated with Fascism or Fascist.


10 posted on 11/28/2012 3:29:47 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

No, “fra” as a prefix means brother(s).

The “telli” means members, or adherants, or some kind of association. It could be family, or many other associative links.


11 posted on 11/28/2012 3:36:21 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Fratello is brother.


12 posted on 11/28/2012 3:37:49 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Fascistelli.


13 posted on 11/28/2012 3:39:48 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: GeronL

I always find it amusing that the pro-gun community’s uphemism for feral urbans spawned an entire industry of movies, tv shows, clothes, etc.


14 posted on 11/28/2012 3:40:22 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: yarddog

Give me an idea of how much I can expect to spend for a pistol.....I’m thinking of a revolver.


15 posted on 11/28/2012 3:40:46 PM PST by Terry Mross (I haven't watched the news since the election. Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: Terry Mross

I have seen some of the Rossi and Taurus revolvers for not much over $200. They are decent guns but for the better S&W models they probably start at around double that.

Smith & Wesson does sell a .22 auto for around $260 or a little more.


16 posted on 11/28/2012 3:45:10 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: Terry Mross

A decent revolver will probably be $400 or higher. Look at .357


17 posted on 11/28/2012 3:46:40 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Terry Mross

I’m also looking for a good deal on a smaller handgun. A Christmas present for my wife. She loves shooting my 9mm but it’s more that she can handle and she needs something to keep in her purse. A friend suggested a Ruger SR22 - about $350.


18 posted on 11/28/2012 3:51:12 PM PST by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: yarddog; Terry Mross

A good friend lost the tip of his right thumb when the cylinder of a Rossi .357 blew.
.


19 posted on 11/28/2012 3:59:38 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Terry Mross

Check out Hi-Point, they make a good weapon with a great deal of value. I have fired the 9mm and the .45 both were solid.


20 posted on 11/28/2012 4:03:34 PM PST by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: editor-surveyor

Does he know what caused it?


21 posted on 11/28/2012 4:16:02 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: DogByte6RER
"But the President of Washington Ceasefire is not laughing about that explanation."

Imagine that.

“It’s the usual paranoia, that Obama is the Boogeyman,” said Ralph Fascitelli, Fascistelli.

There, fixed it.

22 posted on 11/28/2012 4:18:04 PM PST by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: editor-surveyor

Over-ambitious reload?


23 posted on 11/28/2012 4:24:10 PM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: APatientMan

Terry,
I purchased a Sig Sauer Pro 250 9mm semi auto. I have small arthritic hands and this piece fit my hands and I find does not have a lot of recoil. $399 at Academy Sports, or at least it was when I purchased 6 months ago. I highly recommend. It comes with a 15 round mag and one in the pipe makes it 16. Christmas is coming and would make a great gift for your lady!


24 posted on 11/28/2012 4:26:49 PM PST by TRAPPER2 ( God Bless Our Troops and God Bless America!! In God We Trust.)
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To: Blueflag

No, new gun, Federal 158gr.


25 posted on 11/28/2012 4:30:12 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: TRAPPER2

Thanks! I’ll check this out.


26 posted on 11/28/2012 4:31:12 PM PST by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: DogByte6RER
Just remember to get that special ammo for the Zombie hoard. Just make sure to mark the Zombie loaded clip, you don't want to waste this ammo plinking cans in the backyard.

Hornady 223 Remington 55gr Z-MAX- Be prepared with the only ammunition made specifically for the Zombie Apocalypse, Zombie Max ammunition from Hornady. This live ammunition is loaded with Z-MAX bullets made to keep the living dead, dead. The Zombie Apocalypse is here. Hoards of the Living Dead are coming at your home, but you were ready with the only ammunition made specifically for Zombies, Z-MAX ammo. Thankfully there are survival tips right on the box. In that moment of chaos, you will know exactly what to do.

27 posted on 11/28/2012 4:32:55 PM PST by SledgeCS (Good Men Died. Obama Lied. Impeach the LYING COWARD!!!)
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To: yarddog

>> “Does he know what caused it?” <<

Metalurgist said that the cylinder was grossly under-designed. Apparently a cheap alloy was used.


28 posted on 11/28/2012 4:34:57 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: APatientMan

For a woman...check out the Browning Buckmark Micro semi-auto pistol (if you can get your hands on one, it will be about $350)...or for stopping power without too big of a kick, the Ruger SP101 327 Federal Magnum revolver (yes that is a 327 not 357..)...about $500...the 327 also takes 32...best 327 ammo is a Low Recoil version that would be woman friendly also...ammo will not be cheap for the 327 like it will be relative to the 22 of course.


29 posted on 11/28/2012 4:35:03 PM PST by BarneyCrush
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To: RightOnTheBorder

bump


30 posted on 11/28/2012 4:35:28 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: TRAPPER2; Terry Mross

But I think this was meant for Terry Mross. Still going to check it out. Thanks.


31 posted on 11/28/2012 4:44:38 PM PST by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: DogByte6RER

Did I not read in these columns just yesterday about a prospective Obama Exec Order that would criminalize possession of semi-automatic firearms? And is not my .357 revolver a semi-automatic firearm?


32 posted on 11/28/2012 4:47:56 PM PST by Elsiejay
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To: DogByte6RER

Fairly liberal area of King County WA in this story.
Just saying.

Maybe Liberals are arming against Zombie Right Wingers.


33 posted on 11/28/2012 4:49:01 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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To: APatientMan
Beretta 21 Bobcat .22LR or.25ACP. Lighter than the Ruger.


34 posted on 11/28/2012 5:17:45 PM PST by caveat emptor
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To: DogByte6RER

Great graphic!


35 posted on 11/28/2012 5:31:09 PM PST by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: skeeter

seems the virginia study released this week or last disproves the theory of more guns must mean more violence.

besides if that were true we could guarantee a decrease in violence by disarming all federal officers and law enforcement folks, and the military too.


36 posted on 11/28/2012 5:31:09 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: GeronL

zombies == threatening takers


37 posted on 11/28/2012 5:32:14 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Terry Mross

depends if you want a big boy or concealable, and what caliber you want. also if you want new or well taken care of used.


38 posted on 11/28/2012 5:34:07 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: APatientMan

a great gun for you and her wouild be ruger’s LCR. she could get the 38+p, and you could get that one or the .357 rated one, which can also fire 38+p.


39 posted on 11/28/2012 5:35:53 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Elsiejay

***** “And is not my .357 revolver a semi-automatic firearm?” *****

Single Action or Double Action? (like they would know the difference)

Play their game ... “neither... it doesn’t do anything till I pull the trigger, so I guess it is a “No Action” firearm”

TT


40 posted on 11/28/2012 5:36:26 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: Elsiejay

has to hold more than 10, or have ability to take mags more than 10.


41 posted on 11/28/2012 5:38:51 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: APatientMan

Consider a Ruger GP-100 revolver in .327 Federal Magnum. 7 shots and more reliable than a semi-auto (for the inexperienced shooter, anyway).

http://www.ruger.com/products/gp100/models.html


42 posted on 11/28/2012 5:40:52 PM PST by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: TRAPPER2

I bought one (Sig P250)a couple of weeks ago, also at Academy, along with a Beretta Neos and another Remington 870. The Sig is my new carry gun. It has a very good feel and I ate up the bullseye at 7 yards. I’m thinking about getting the .40 conversion for it because that’s the only common caliber I don’t have one of. I bought the P250 originally because I didn’t have a 9mm and there may come a day when that’s all the ammmunition that’s available.


43 posted on 11/28/2012 5:45:18 PM PST by suthener
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44 posted on 11/28/2012 5:48:25 PM PST by tomkat (a million tiny cuts .. add yours daily .. be creative)
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To: DogByte6RER

“It’s the usual paranoia, that Obama is the Boogeyman,”

Snicker. Why that’s not paranoia; that’s the TRUTH. I keep hearing that Hussein is the best gun salesman in the country. He’s sold me on the need for a couple more guns in my home.


45 posted on 11/28/2012 5:54:42 PM PST by Old Grumpy
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To: tomkat
That is the best statement seen lately. Now I need to follow up with the wife and I CHL in TX. Been going to do it just need to do it.
46 posted on 11/28/2012 5:56:25 PM PST by nomorelurker
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To: DogByte6RER
“There is quite a following on this zombie target shooting - the idea of shooting targets that look like weird strange zombie people instead of human silhouette targets or junk targets appeal to a lot of people,” said Workman.

Indeed, there's a particularly popular zombie target which appears to be a green-tinted black guy with big ol' ears.

I can see why those might be selling very well (Red Jacket Firearms is sold out of that one).

47 posted on 11/28/2012 5:58:15 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: APatientMan

Ruger LCP in 380. Excellent firearm. $320.


48 posted on 11/28/2012 7:00:48 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: tomkat

Gotta get one of those tshirts for my wife, she’d love it!


49 posted on 11/28/2012 7:08:58 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: caveat emptor

Carried a 950 Jetfire (.25) in the 80s, upgraded to a Model 21 in the 90s. Love that little jewel.

I taught both of my children to shot with with the 950, no mag, tip the barrel, load 1 round, close barrel, BRASS.

Great little piece, use high velocity round nose rounds to insure reliable cycling.


50 posted on 11/28/2012 7:13:04 PM PST by JMJJR ( Newspeak is the official language of Oceania)
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