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The day after the Sandy Hook tragedy, the Virginia State Police Firearms Transaction Center processed 4,166 instant background checks done through licensed gun dealers.

It was the "highest volume of transactions received in one day since implementation of the FTC program in 1989," state police spokeswoman Corinne Geller wrote in an email.

1 posted on 12/19/2012 8:20:30 AM PST by FoxInSocks
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To: FoxInSocks
I hope the so-called assault weapons manufactures are running the assembly lines double speed, twenty four hours a day. If I remember correctly the last assault weapons ban allowed the sale of any assault weapons that were manufactured pre-ban, I also remember when the manufactures realized the writing was on the wall, they produced so many that the availability and price had barely budged at the end of the ten year ban. Of course I hope we can stop a ban, but short of that perhaps we can render it ineffective for another decade.
2 posted on 12/19/2012 8:33:40 AM PST by apillar
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To: FoxInSocks

People are acquiring firearms for self defense. The smart ones are anyway.


3 posted on 12/19/2012 8:38:56 AM PST by TheDon (Criminalizing self defense contributed to the Sandy Hook massacre.)
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To: FoxInSocks
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6 posted on 12/19/2012 9:24:56 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: FoxInSocks; Mad Dawg; EDINVA; JPG; Hawthorn; Paisan; ConservativeOrBust; VA_Gentleman; ...

Virginia Ping! If you want on or off the Virginia Ping List, please freepmail me.

7 posted on 12/19/2012 9:28:55 AM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: FoxInSocks
A few days after the tragic Sandy Hook school murders, a young Marine in fatigues stationed himself at the front entrance of the Nashville elementary school his two children attend. Another parent heard him admit to a reporter that he was unarmed. The other parent commented that, even though the young Marine standing guard was not armed, it made him “feel better” to know he was there.

It’s often been observed that “perception is more important than reality”. The observation is often correct. It is never MORE CORRECT than for those we’ve come to call “liberals”. I prefer “statist” but “liberal” has morphed from its classic meaning to the other end of the spectrum so I’ll stay with it.

Since these folks operate almost entirely on EMOTION and FEELING, REALITY seldom allows FACTS to intrude upon the delusional worldview they have constructed and the comfort that provides them. It is that illogical, irrational and delusional mindset that prompts many of them to continue to quest after a Utopian society. The thought that such a society can and will never be achieved in a fallen world populated with failed sinners never penetrates whatever remains of their cognitive consciousness. It’s a DANGEROUS WORLD and, as the liberals continue to “define deviancy down”, it becomes more dangerous daily.

There is another, far more sinister, level of the “liberal” call for gun control.

It was Mencken who offered that “The urge to save humanity is most often a false front for the URGE TO RULE.” He clearly had been a student of the liberal politicians of his day. Were he alive today and able to observe the likes of Chuck Schumer, Diane Feinstein, Obama and the rest, he’d almost certainly have used far stronger language to frame his sage observation.

To conclude, dozens of studies reveal the FACTS concerning gun control. Those FACTS are that where firearms are widely and READILY available to law-abiding citizens, CRIME GOES DOWN! The liberals who willfully ignore the FACTUAL EVIDENCE and continue to call for gun control (i.e. the DISARMING of DECENT CITIZENS, thereby denying them the ability to exercise their God-given right to self-defense) are those about whom Mencken wrote: Their goal is NOT about preserving life. It is about the hell-bent pursuit of the impossible to achieve Utopian world where all are equal but some (that’d be THEM) are MORE equal than others (that’d be US).

There are many PRO-RTKABA videos on You Tube that your often busy lives don’t allow you to find on your own. Search there for “Gun Control”, watch them – and, more importantly – SHARE THEM with the folks in your orbit.

We’re in a fight. And losing will ultimately cost us much more than our right to our guns.

8 posted on 12/19/2012 9:49:05 AM PST by Dick Bachert (An ARMED society is a POLITE society!)
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