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'Gun Appreciation Day' Seeks To Emulate Chick-fil-A Success, Scheduled For Jan. 19
cnsnews.com ^ | Jan. 8, 2013 | Joe Schoffstall

Posted on 01/09/2013 6:21:36 AM PST by PROCON

Pushing back against calls for greater gun control from some members in Congress, conservative groups have now launched a Chick-fil-A style 'Gun Appreciation Day' set to take place on January 19, 2013.

According to US News and World Report:

"If all goes according to plan, gun lovers will come out in droves on January 19 to support gun stores, gun ranges, and gun shows."

"The national "Gun Appreciation Day," which is being launched by a coalition of conservative and gun rights groups, will take place a day before California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein is expected to introduce legislation for an assault weapon ban," according to the Report.

"We felt that there needed to be a swift, strong statement, Chick-fil-A style, to show that we're not only here but we're vocal," Gun Appreciation Day chairman and president of Republican new media consulting firm Political Media, Inc., Larry Ward tells the Report.

On Aug. 1 of last year, Chick-fil-A enjoyed a record-setting day as customers flocked to the national chain to show their support for the pro-traditional marriage statements made by the company's president.

Will gun retailers experience the same record-setting volume on Jan. 19?

Additional information can be found at GunAppreciationDay.com.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2ndammendment; banglist; chickfila; feinstein; gunappreciationday; guncontrol; secondamendment
Works for me!
1 posted on 01/09/2013 6:21:44 AM PST by PROCON
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To: PROCON

Anyone going to be able to go to this event?


2 posted on 01/09/2013 6:25:13 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: svcw

Ok, for some reason I thought this was going to be in DC. Of course you can go (anyone) who has a gun store in their area can and should participate.


3 posted on 01/09/2013 6:28:33 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: PROCON

The problem is they have nothing left to sell, the shelves are bare...


4 posted on 01/09/2013 6:28:51 AM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: PROCON

Bill of Rights Day is the 15th of December, but that may be too long to wait.

January 19th may be too soon to get any media coverage.


5 posted on 01/09/2013 6:29:54 AM PST by PizzaDriver ( on)
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To: marktwain

Ping!


6 posted on 01/09/2013 6:32:30 AM PST by PROCON (Never underestimate the power of low information voters in large numbers.)
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To: svcw
If there is a gun show local to me on that day, I will go and I will purchase a firearm.
7 posted on 01/09/2013 6:34:40 AM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: PROCON

When is Tax-Free Weekend for the purchase of guns coming up in SC?

Anyone know?


8 posted on 01/09/2013 6:45:48 AM PST by Paisan
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To: liberalh8ter

Have fun!

www.floridagunshows.com


9 posted on 01/09/2013 6:48:34 AM PST by panaxanax
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To: PROCON

Every day is gun appreciation day.


10 posted on 01/09/2013 6:48:36 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: PROCON

Gun Appreciation Day already happened, except it was Gun Appreciation Month — the gun stores and online stores were mobbed after the Lanza temper-tantrum. Now, they are out of ammo and guns until they get re-stocked.


11 posted on 01/09/2013 6:56:53 AM PST by expat2
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To: panaxanax
Thanks! I've had my eye on something for a while and figure now is the time to get it.
12 posted on 01/09/2013 7:05:02 AM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: PROCON
I love the idea, but what are we going to buy? My local shop is down to nothing but rimfire guns, obscure euro ammo calibers and a half-empty rack of slings and holsters. Bass Pro has been picked over, too. Unless you count the pink furniture offerred by TAPCO there is nothing at all for ARs, not even an accessory rail.

I can't even find any Mosin Nagants. ;_; But just to show solidarity I might by a box of 9.64x67.5R Vulgarian or whatever the local shop has left...

13 posted on 01/09/2013 7:13:29 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: PROCON

If you are going to be somewhere at which location merely possessing a firearm would land you in the clink, may I humbly suggest open wearing of empty holsters, filled with copies of the Constitution?


14 posted on 01/09/2013 7:16:25 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Kozak
The problem is they have nothing left to sell, the shelves are bare...

So I'll bring coffee and donuts!

15 posted on 01/09/2013 7:37:42 AM PST by azsportsterman
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To: jboot

Stock up on whatever you can get your mitts on. What you can’t use you can alway trade down the line. If nothing happens it will be a collectors item.


16 posted on 01/09/2013 7:39:28 AM PST by USAF80
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To: USAF80

In all seriousness, I may pick up something small I’ve had my eye on for a while. Or do a parts buy. Just in case.


17 posted on 01/09/2013 7:50:47 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: PROCON

This should be a Federal holiday.


18 posted on 01/09/2013 7:59:10 AM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: Lazamataz

Will the Feds be there snapping photos? We bitter clingers are all potential terrorists, you know. /s


19 posted on 01/09/2013 8:51:32 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Kozak

Doesn’t matter.

Buy a holster. Buy a scope. Buy a picatinny rail. Buy a cleaning kit.

Just go in and buy something, and show them our support.

Millions of gunnies all across this country are waking up finally.


20 posted on 01/09/2013 9:03:27 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Kozak

Good point. I stopped into a range near my home just to find out (actually I already knew, I just had to find out officially) and not only were they sold out of ARs, etc, and not knowing when they’d have more, the handgun displays were almost bare too.


21 posted on 01/09/2013 9:08:24 AM PST by OKSooner ("The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God's people. Amen." - Revelation 22:21)
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To: PROCON

Instead of having everyone go to various gun stores around the country (which will be ignored by the media and politicians) they should have everyone assemble on the steps of the local capital or government office in their city. That way we can show up in force and show our numbers. It would also be harder for the press to ignore.


22 posted on 01/09/2013 9:22:42 AM PST by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: expat2
Now, they are out of ammo and guns until they get re-stocked.

I wanted to get a brick or two of .22 LR for plinking the other day. The sporting goods dept didn't have a single box of any .22 on the shelf. No .45 or .30 carbine shells either.

23 posted on 01/09/2013 9:33:14 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: Kozak
The problem is they have nothing left to sell, the shelves are bare...

They've partially redeemed themselves through the reinstitution of firearm sales, and much of their "better" selection is out of stock, but Cheaper Than Dirt does still have some select items in stock. I've been throwing some money at them since Christmas for odds-and-ends to complete some modifications I've been wanting to make.

24 posted on 01/09/2013 12:25:19 PM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: PROCON

There’s a pro-gun rally going on in Denver right now.

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/state-news/pro-gun-rally-greets-returning-colorado-lawmakers-returning-for-first-day-of-session


25 posted on 01/09/2013 12:27:14 PM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: NFHale

I think I’ll pick up some Magpul “parts”. My buddy still has em in his shop and at a decent price too. :-)


26 posted on 01/09/2013 7:26:27 PM PST by hiredhand
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To: svcw

It’s a shop locally event. So you can visit your favorite gun store and give them words of encouragement as you buy a few supplies on that day. I think it’s a great idea. I hope they have stuff worth buying because a lot of stock is getting bought up.


27 posted on 01/09/2013 7:33:08 PM PST by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: rabidralph

You are correct.
I am not sure why I thought (when I posted) the event was in DC.
Very pleased to learn this was local.
Although I will not be in my home town, I will be in Arizona on that day, I am sure I can find a proper store.


28 posted on 01/09/2013 7:47:30 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: hiredhand

We all support each other. We spend money with each other, within our own groups, and have each others’ six.

Anything $$$ you spend in a gun shop is $$$ that helps someone else get a firearm to defend themselves, ultimately, because that owner stays in business a little longer.

Capitalism...”it’s not just for breakfast anymore...”


29 posted on 01/10/2013 7:09:38 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: PROCON

How many fraud politicians will show up screaming “I’m with you! Re-elect me!”


30 posted on 01/10/2013 7:26:49 AM PST by Terry Mross (R)
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To: PROCON

Gun Clubs are also a great place to hang out and make friends!


31 posted on 01/10/2013 7:31:01 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: NFHale; Squantos
We took advice from a certain somebody a few years ago and ceased spending ANY money with retailers who don't share enough of our philosophies. We started paying attention and getting to know the management and/or owners. If we discovered that they were leftward leaning, or supported socialists/communists, we simply didn't go back.

That was a few years ago and as I understand it now, there have been NUMEROUS retailers in our area who have gone under for supporting the wrong side politically.

My buddy at the particular gun shop is a decent fellow. He cuts youngsters a break on prices and doesn't love money. Him and his family own/operate it. :-)

Anyway... my point was that we're very careful where we spend our money any more. :-) Good to hear from you buddy. :-)
32 posted on 01/10/2013 12:12:49 PM PST by hiredhand
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