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Gun Sales Escalate After Mass Shootings ("..eight distributors...all out of inventory")
CNBC ^ | December 20, 2012 | Mary Thompson

Posted on 12/20/2012 8:25:57 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

At Freedom Firearms in Fort Wayne, Indiana there is hardly anything left in the store. Managing partner Angie Freeland told CNBC sales have "gone through the roof". With little left to sell, she will probably close for what is typically her busiest day of the year, December 24.

"It started on Monday with the AR-15s going out the door," she said. "Once those were gone they were buying anything with a high capacity magazine."

The rush to buy guns comes in the wake of last Friday's massacre in Newtown, CT. Twenty year old Adam Lanza shot twenty children between the ages of six and seven, and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. He killed them all with a semi-automatic rifle made by Bushmaster called the AR-15, before killing himself with a handgun.

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It is not only guns that are people are buying up, it is ammunition too.

"I've sold more bulk ammo (1000 rounds) in the last three business days than I have all year," said Henry Parro co-owner of Parro's Gun Shop and Police Supplies in Waterbury, VT. "Customers are using their hand carts to load their cars."

Parro said with Biden in charge of the gun violence task force, his clients sees the handwriting on the wall and they are deciding to exercise their right and buy guns now. As a senator, Biden steered a now expired ban on assault weapons through Congress, and has been a long-time supporter for stricter gun laws...

(Excerpt) Read more at cnbc.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: banglist; biden; bloat; obama


1 posted on 12/20/2012 8:26:08 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bought my “Assault” rifle and “Assault” magazines yesterday!


2 posted on 12/20/2012 8:33:37 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Gun Sales Escalate After Mass Shootings”

...and apparently so do crimes of all kinds....right?


3 posted on 12/20/2012 8:35:11 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Been planning on buying another gun. I hope the prices don’t get too high.


4 posted on 12/20/2012 8:36:49 PM PST by Terry Mross ( I don't watch the "news". Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

About 130,000 guns sold in a few days.


5 posted on 12/20/2012 8:36:49 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

I doubt Joe “plugs” will be leading the charge to get those 130,000 guns.


6 posted on 12/20/2012 8:38:07 PM PST by Terry Mross ( I don't watch the "news". Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

About 130,000 guns sold in a few days.


7 posted on 12/20/2012 8:38:53 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I bought one of these just to antagonize Mikey Bloomberg.

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Assault Shaker

8 posted on 12/20/2012 8:43:20 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (U.S. elections have become nothing but another cheap ripoff of American Idol.)
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To: Terry Mross

And that 130 grand number may only be for last weekend gun buys ,Fri - Sun, if I quote correctly my local tv news. Plugs and Obama will be in the far rear of that charge.


9 posted on 12/20/2012 8:45:43 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: FlingWingFlyer

LOL!!!


10 posted on 12/20/2012 9:00:29 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

lol


11 posted on 12/20/2012 9:00:50 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Priceless

I take it that is the rare and nearly extinct African salt shaker, not the European salty.


12 posted on 12/20/2012 9:04:46 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Red Steel

A guy could trade for a lot of .22’s, black powder and oddball stuff right now if he desired to be contrarian.


13 posted on 12/20/2012 9:05:43 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can 0bama really do this by executive decree?


14 posted on 12/20/2012 9:08:38 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Terry Mross
I'm in SW PA and I met my SIL @ WalMart tonight .. he said AR15's are out of stock in 5 states around us.

Said his buddy might have one out of Texas .. but unsure.

15 posted on 12/20/2012 9:10:00 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Not constitutionally, but when has that ever stopped him? The House leadership and Supreme Court have bowed down to him on numerous occasions.


16 posted on 12/20/2012 9:20:56 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Constitutionality has nothing to do with it.

0bama will throw sh_t on the wall till it sticks. Then we wait for the Supremes to sort it out. 3 years later waiting for them to take the case the media has destroyed all reality.


17 posted on 12/20/2012 9:27:12 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t blame people. That school shooter had the creepiest eyes I’ve ever seen. People are afraid there are more like him out there.


18 posted on 12/20/2012 9:42:39 PM PST by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I was at Sportsman’s Warehouse tonight and the gun counter was packed. All the popular magazines are also out of stock.
19 posted on 12/20/2012 10:50:23 PM PST by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: Morgana

Let’s give up all our rights because one guy on the planet was creepy.


20 posted on 12/20/2012 10:51:06 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It is not only guns that are people are buying up, it is ammunition too.

It's not only cars people are buying, they want gasoline too /s

21 posted on 12/20/2012 10:54:40 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

“Let’s get a gun and protect ourselves from the one guy on the planet that was creepy.”

there...fixed it.


22 posted on 12/20/2012 11:27:01 PM PST by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: mylife; GeronL

Speaking of creepy, notice we still don’t know who is dad is?

I figure he was so creepy even his own dad does not want to come forward and say “I fathered him”.


23 posted on 12/20/2012 11:29:04 PM PST by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: combat_boots

Good to know...I thought it was the silver crested assault shaker...but I will bow to your superior knowledge. :-)


24 posted on 12/21/2012 12:23:28 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt.)
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To: Morgana

Some people are working hard to keep that info under wraps, some say he is connected to the father of the Aurora shooting, that he too was supposed to testify in Federal court, what are the odds of that?


25 posted on 12/21/2012 12:55:42 AM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: Morgana

Dad is reportedly dead, the freak killed him in Hoboken.


26 posted on 12/21/2012 12:57:18 AM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Terry Mross

You know, I finally settled on a stag arms 8, piston driven AR.

Lots of dough, but I’ve been saving my pennies.

Now.....forget it. Prices have gone crazy.


27 posted on 12/21/2012 1:33:21 AM PST by onona (Twenty Nine Palms)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

You have no need for that. Only police and the military need those kind of salt shakers..

If the police hold a buyback near you, you need to turn it in. Because if it saves only one bowl of fries, it will be worth it.


28 posted on 12/21/2012 2:01:50 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Terry Mross

“”Been planning on buying another gun. I hope the prices don’t get too high.””


You were making a joke, right??????


29 posted on 12/21/2012 3:40:00 AM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

No


30 posted on 12/21/2012 5:00:07 AM PST by DownInFlames
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To: Eye of Unk
Some people are working hard to keep that info under wraps, some say he is connected to the father of the Aurora shooting, that he too was supposed to testify in Federal court, what are the odds of that?

That's been debunked.

31 posted on 12/21/2012 11:05:18 AM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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