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'Gun control' doesn't survive Christmas (Fading)
Politico ^ | 1/2/13 12:04 PM EST | DYLAN BYERS

Posted on 01/04/2013 6:48:45 PM PST by Red Steel

By DYLAN BYERS |

1/2/13 12:04 PM EST

 

Number of mentions of the term "gun control" in the news, according to Nexis.

On the day of the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., we published a chart showing the Sisyphean nature of the national gun control discussion. In the immediate aftermath of a shooting, such as the one that took place in Aurora, Colo., mentions of the term "gun control" spike in the news media. In a matter of days, that discussion all but disappears.

This time was supposed to be different. "It is hard to believe this will not be a watershed moment when we start to talk about, deal with and even perhaps legislate on guns," ABC News's Z. Byron Wolf wrote. He was one among many in the media who believed the momentum for gun control legislation was strong enough to turn the tide on a familiar pattern.

Blame it on the fiscal cliff, blame it on Christmas, blame it on our ability to forget, but the national discussion about gun control has once again ebbed. Mentions of the term "gun control" on television, in newspapers, and in online media are down to pre-Sandy Hook levels, according to the Nexis database.

Barring a post-holidy resurgence -- which is certainly possible -- the gun control discussion has once again gone the way of... the gun control discussion.

UPDATE: A colleague wonders:

...and how many of those gun control clips mentioned david gregory........even smaller when you factor that out.

That goes for Piers Morgan as well.

UPDATE 2: Jared Keller, director of social media at Bloomberg, provides the view from Twitter, via Topsy analytics:

 


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/04/2013 6:48:52 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
Jared Keller, director of social media at Bloomberg

More likely is the turds at Bloomturd want gun owners to be complacent.
2 posted on 01/04/2013 6:52:59 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Here's Google: http://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=%22gun+control%22&geo=US
It's headed in the right direction but still rather high.
3 posted on 01/04/2013 6:59:24 PM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: Red Steel
With the growth of blogs and internet access the pro-gun anti-leftwingtard voice has simply drowned out the anti-gun leftwingtards.

Then, too, stupid Obama put crazy-old brain surgery Biden in charge of the "investigative commission' he had in mind.

Biden is not highly respected even in his own circles.

4 posted on 01/04/2013 7:00:30 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Red Steel

What a person needs to control is himself.


5 posted on 01/04/2013 7:01:50 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Red Steel

Remember back in 1970 when the anti-gunners hated handguns so bad they claimed the Miller Decision ONLY protected military style rifles?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Miller

“3. The Second Amendment protects only the ownership of military-type weapons appropriate for use in an organized militia.”

The 1970 claim was handguns and sawed off shotguns were not protected.


6 posted on 01/04/2013 7:02:32 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (GUNS.. the rightful property of freemen, and formidable only to tyrannical governments.”)
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To: Red Steel
Any counts of sneakier synonyms? Something like "common sense regulation" or "gun show loophole"?

The gun grabbers haven't given up yet - they just know that they can't charge directly into gun control yet.

7 posted on 01/04/2013 7:04:32 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: Red Steel

Too bad the effect on the supply and pricing of guns and ammo won’t taper off that fast. It will all be scarce and pricey for the foreseeable future.


8 posted on 01/04/2013 7:05:15 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: TigersEye
Too bad the effect on the supply and pricing of guns and ammo won’t taper off that fast. It will all be scarce and pricey for the foreseeable future.

Indeed; now would be a good time to get into the manufacture business (of arms or ammo).

9 posted on 01/04/2013 7:13:02 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: muawiyah
I've been reading DUmmieland today and see many gun owner DUmmies giving the rest of the DUmmies static.

According to one DUmmie, The origins to why to Feinstein's anti-gun agenda... I'll post it instead.

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"2. A second AWB will promoted by the MSM for as long as the rich and super-rich want it to pass.

The first AWB was passed after an unhappy businessman went into a law office of a major San Francisco law firm and shot up the place. It was one of the enclaves for the rich and the super-rich.

Diane Feinstein pushed hard for the AWB, and she did not do so "for the children." She and her husband are exceptional wealthy participants in the military-industrial complex. If she really wanted to take action "for the children," she would take steps to help extricate this country from the endless wars in the Middle-East so that the children of this country would not have to pay for the military adventures.

The passage of the first AWB did not stop or mitigate the Columbine High School shooting.

She and others are pushing for another AWB because of the rich and the super-rich."

10 posted on 01/04/2013 7:26:00 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
"It is hard to believe this will not be a watershed moment when we start to talk about, deal with and even perhaps legislate on guns," ABC News's Z. Byron Wolf wrote.

We already have the Second Amendment -- we don't need any meddling and interference.

I'd like to see another chart illustrating the spike in gun and ammunition sales. Well, not so much a spike as an impressive sustained surge. Any good retail news over the holidays is probably due to firearms-related sales.

11 posted on 01/04/2013 7:27:06 PM PST by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: KarlInOhio

Ok, I am a gun owner, I go to gun shows. What is this gun show loophole? #outoftouch


12 posted on 01/04/2013 7:30:18 PM PST by USAFJeeper (Who Dat Nation - Loving the Manning Face!)
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To: Red Steel

Thank goodness because greedy sellers were trying to get $35 for a single AR-15 30 rd magazine and $500 for a stripped lower receiver.


13 posted on 01/04/2013 7:30:55 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The one thing that Hollywood gets right about guns is that crminals will always get them.)
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To: Red Steel

Does this mean that ammo will soon stop whisking off of the store shelves in mere seconds? I sure hope so.


14 posted on 01/04/2013 7:31:43 PM PST by lurk
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To: lurk

.223/5.56 disappear in a few minutes after stocking.


15 posted on 01/04/2013 7:34:26 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

I bet O wont press for this, he is way too smart for that,
He will go for amnesty for illegals instead.


16 posted on 01/04/2013 7:35:28 PM PST by sickoflibs (Fight like Dems, fight to win !)
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To: Red Steel

As a Second Amendment supporter, I am relieved the anti-gun hysteria has cooled. The killer was the evil monster, not the tools or means used in the horror.

Still, we have to remain prepared to defend our constitutional rights as the left can gin up support through its media control or sneak a law through if we sleep too soundly.


17 posted on 01/04/2013 7:36:42 PM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: USAFJeeper

The so-called “Gun Show Loophole” really has nothing to do with gun shows. It’s about private sales. The antis want to do away with them or require all of them to go through dealers with background checks.

The laughable part of background checks is that I’m a NYS pistol permit holder. I get a background check complete with fingerprints to get the actual permit. Then, with every purchase of a handgun, I get yet another background check for each new handgun. Then when you buy a long gun in NY, you get yet another background check for each purchase. It’s becoming a frigging joke.

When I hear some idiot talking about yet more background checks being needed they don’t know what the hell they are talking about.

With the amount of them that I have had I should qualify for top secret clearance for the government.


18 posted on 01/04/2013 7:40:19 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: headstamp 2

Thanks! Here in Georgia we are not registered unless you get a CCW license, which I have. When I buy a new gun, I show that, I fill out papers saying I am not an illegal immigrant, criminal, or crazy person and I walk out in 10 minutes or so. I am assured there are no state records kept here, just what the feds already require.

And yep, I could sell my gun to my neighbor and only keep a bill of sale to protect myself.


19 posted on 01/04/2013 7:43:47 PM PST by USAFJeeper (Who Dat Nation - Loving the Manning Face!)
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To: headstamp 2

Thanks! Here in Georgia we are not registered unless you get a CCW license, which I have. When I buy a new gun, I show that, I fill out papers saying I am not an illegal immigrant, criminal, or crazy person and I walk out in 10 minutes or so. I am assured there are no state records kept here, just what the feds already require.

And yep, I could sell my gun to my neighbor and only keep a bill of sale to protect myself.


20 posted on 01/04/2013 7:43:58 PM PST by USAFJeeper (Who Dat Nation - Loving the Manning Face!)
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To: USAFJeeper

“Thanks! Here in Georgia we are not registered unless you get a CCW license, which I have. When I buy a new gun, I show that, I fill out papers saying I am not an illegal immigrant, criminal, or crazy person and I walk out in 10 minutes or so. I am assured there are no state records kept here, just what the feds already require.

And yep, I could sell my gun to my neighbor and only keep a bill of sale to protect myself.”

Here in NY, to get a handgun, assuming you have the permit, you give a down payment to the dealer, dealer writes up a bill of sale, take bill of sale to county permit clerk. Fill out amendment paperwork. Clerk submits paperwork for judge to approve. After about a week, you pick up a “coupon” from county permit clerk. Clerk writes make and S# of gun right on your permit. Take coupon to gun store, pay rest of purchase price after presenting coupon. You now have your gun.

Permits for the majority of the great unwashed here are stamped “Hunting and Target Only”. Always remember if you are stopped, that you are going to the range or coming home from the range. Helps to carry a perforated target with you just for laughs.

As we all know, criminals will jump through all these hoops too.


21 posted on 01/04/2013 8:05:42 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: USAFJeeper
And yep, I could sell my gun to my neighbor and only keep a bill of sale to protect myself.

Protect yourself by paper-cutting an intruder to death? ;-)

22 posted on 01/04/2013 8:06:00 PM PST by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: Red Steel

The lame stream media moved on to the latest fad - one of the Kardashians is pregnant


23 posted on 01/04/2013 8:44:39 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: headstamp 2

“Always remember if you are stopped, that you are going to the range or coming home from the range.”

“Boy, you better have a receipt from that there range, ‘cause if you ain’t got one, you in one HEAP o’ trouble!” Ok, they don’t REALLY talk like that in NY, but...;)


24 posted on 01/04/2013 8:47:00 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Red Steel
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25 posted on 01/04/2013 9:35:38 PM PST by null and void (The world is full of Maple Streets.)
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To: RicocheT

The Anti-Gun hysteria has only moved to “under the radar”...


26 posted on 01/04/2013 9:42:36 PM PST by castlebrew (Gun Control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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To: Red Steel

That happened with ObamaCare too. I wouldn’t get comfortable that the far left will defer to the Constitution in this area either.


27 posted on 01/04/2013 10:29:38 PM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

So, you are not a supporter of free markets? How would you price your gun parts? Significantly below market levels? How long would you be in business doing that?


28 posted on 01/05/2013 1:54:58 PM PST by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: ExpatGator

Drop dead, creep.


29 posted on 01/05/2013 4:16:03 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The one thing that Hollywood gets right about guns is that crminals will always get them.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Quite a witty reply. However, I am serious about the questions I asked. Here’s why: I own a gunshop. I am pretty much sold out due to the fact that I have not increased prices on anything that I had in inventory before the HUGE rush after the election then shootings. That would seem like a good problem, and yet it’s really not.
Here’s the rub: There is nothing to buy from the distributors to replace what I sold and when it comes available it is going to cost more. Much more according to my distributors.
That being the case, it is looking bad for the next few months. Not much to sell, huge unmet demand and very little supply.
So, what’s a person to do? Sell the few things I can get from distributors at the old prices, instead of what the market is dictating and have nothing in stock? Or should a person price according to the market and have some in stock?

I propose the questions merely for discussion, because history shows the proper answer. If you want to know what I think just go read “Human Action” by Ludwig von Mises.


30 posted on 01/05/2013 4:50:44 PM PST by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: ExpatGator

Again, drop dead, creep. Just I don’t want to pay fear-inflated prices doesn’t make me anti-capitalist.


31 posted on 01/05/2013 4:57:31 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The one thing that Hollywood gets right about guns is that crminals will always get them.)
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To: ExpatGator

Again, drop dead, creep. Just because I don’t want to pay fear-inflated prices doesn’t make me anti-capitalist.


32 posted on 01/05/2013 4:58:53 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The one thing that Hollywood gets right about guns is that crminals will always get them.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Your level of discourse is refreshing for FR. Most people on here are willing to discuss things like adults, with at least a modicum of intelligence thrown in. You however, remind us of how progressives address issues that they do not understand: with invective and insults. Thanks for reminding me why I love FR and despise conversing with progs.


33 posted on 01/05/2013 5:02:50 PM PST by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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