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Schumer: Retailers Should Suspend Some Gun Sales
WHAM-TV / The Associated Press ^ | January 13, 2013

Posted on 01/13/2013 3:07:29 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

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To: Cyclone59
Most Americans, even legal gun owners would be shocked at the underground market of legally bought firearms that end up being sold to criminals. Don't mean to sound bigoted but in the black community it's well established. Live in Detroit, Philly , Bed-Sty(Bedford Stuyvesant ,Brooklyn NY) Camden?. Got friends or relatives who live in Atlanta or Memphis? Ride down, pay them a visit for the week-end and come back home with a trunk full of hardware.
101 posted on 01/13/2013 5:42:39 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: castlebrew

“Some of my best guns are black guns!”

MY NEW ASSAULT WEAPON IS PINK! And it works just like the black ones, with 25 cartridge magazine.

102 posted on 01/13/2013 5:42:51 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet



103 posted on 01/13/2013 5:46:16 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: castlebrew
Some of my best guns are black guns!

Heh heh.
104 posted on 01/13/2013 5:46:39 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Taxbilly

If attacked, they just move into gun-free zones. By law, they are safe there.

105 posted on 01/13/2013 6:07:19 PM PST by expat2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Chuck Schumer, treasonous scum.

106 posted on 01/13/2013 6:14:26 PM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: maine-iac7
Why do you think Walmart was ‘convinced’ to rething their refusal of a tete-a-tete in DC last week? Why do you think Bank of America pulled their financing from a succussful gun manufaturer for a new facility , even tho’ the company had a spotless credit record?

This is so important for people to understand. They aren't going to revoke the 2nd Amendment out in the open. They are going to use their consolidated fascist power of the banks and big international companies to limit gun owenership. I am expecting registration as the "reasonable" compromise that will come out of congress. But good luck buying effective or afforable ammunition. And once the gun registries are shared with the insurance companies, do you think your home, auto and life insurance will go up? And do you think you'll be able to buy a home near a school, church, or day care center (meaning, almost anywhere?) High probability they are going to do this through stealth, not the door to door collections that would mean civil war.

107 posted on 01/13/2013 6:18:14 PM PST by JTHomes (28th: Congress shall make no law respecting economics , or prohibiting the free exercise of markets)
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To: umgud

When was that pic taken, where was it?

(What model is that?)

108 posted on 01/13/2013 6:24:27 PM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Schumer on Sunday released a letter he sent to major retailers asking for a voluntary moratorium.

Citizen/peasants of America should send a letter to US Senators who are incapable of treasonous suggestions to violate the Constitution, asking them for a voluntary moratorium on votes supporting such treason.

109 posted on 01/13/2013 6:28:26 PM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: WildHighlander57

This pic has been around many years. The gun looks like a Tec-9, but I’m not sure.

110 posted on 01/13/2013 6:28:42 PM PST by umgud
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Just a joke. It wasn't really removed by the moderator. I was simply saying I couldn't think of anything to say that wouldn't qualify to be removed by the moderator. :-)
111 posted on 01/13/2013 6:30:37 PM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: expat2
Gun-free zones, that’s the zones that are operated by the guys in the blue hats?
112 posted on 01/13/2013 6:34:31 PM PST by Taxbilly
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sen. Charles Schumer says retailers that sell assault weapons should stop offering them for purchase while Congress discusses gun regulation legislation.
Neidermeyer SEZ Chucky Schumer should hold his breath while AlGore attempts to salvage carbon trading... fair is fair.

113 posted on 01/13/2013 6:39:45 PM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: Chode

There is no difference between Republican and Democrat.

They are two factions, a collection evil degenerate baby killing communists on one side and elitist blue blood country clubbers crony capitalists on the other, who only have elections to decide who gets to divide up and spend the money extorted from the working man by the IRS.

There will never be any Solutions coming from Washington DC because Washington DC is the Problem.

The only thing that will come from DC is more taxes and less freedom.

The political class doesn’t give a rats ass about anything other than staying in power by any means necessary and serving 5 years to get a federal Congressional pension for life.

There is never a recession in DC, they skim off the the money they steal from workers paychecks every week and figure out new and ever more outlandish ways to waste it.

Every day they hire hundreds of new bureaucrats for life terms starting at salaries of $90-135K to sit around and figure out ways to steal more of our cash.

Their propaganda wing in the press reports none of this.

There is no greater threat to the Prosperity, Security and Freedom of the American citizen than the federal apparatus in DC.

The apparatus cannot be reformed, only destroyed.

The Federal capital must be rotated amongst the states, and allowed to convene for no more than 21 days in any given year.

We are slaves to the Washingtonians, it’s time to recognize the enemy within and come up with creative ways to defeat them.

Its time for someone like Palin or West to publicly break with the blue blood banker faction of the Washingtonians that call themselves “Republicans” and start a campaign to have all registered members of that party throughout the nation resign en masse.

Declare war on DC, start a new party larger in size than the GOP for real Americans, and recruit candidates who will go to DC not to reform or solve problems but to destroy the federal apparatus.

It’s time to start calling out the rabid baby killers, trade unionists, sex perverts, trial lawyers, communists , race baiters, lobbyists , apparatchiks, propagandists in the press, gun grabbers, and imbeciles that pollute DC and the State Capitols and their supporters that live amongst us for what they are, disgusting degenerate evil parasites that must be stopped.

Eliminate tax withholding, no new hiring of federal employees, rotate the Capital amongst the states and if necessary break up the Republic and form new nations on this continent.

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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ya chuck, they should just give up their business and convert it into a hotdog stand....

....which they would do, but


115 posted on 01/13/2013 7:30:41 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: rolling_stone

> It would break my heart to see one used against someone in
> the Administration who thought up and ran that idiotic
> program,/s

And how many seconds would it take them and the MSM to *sanctimoniously* blame the Tea Party, and redouble their efforts at gun control?

116 posted on 01/13/2013 7:44:53 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Schumer Calls On WalMart & Other Retailers To Suspend Assault Weapons Sales While Debated In Congress

Since the Sandy Hook massacre, many states across the country have seen consumer demand for guns skyrocket. According to the Associated Press, there were nearly twice as many background checks in the country for firearms between November and December of this year than during the same time last year. Law enforcement officials in Florida announced that on the day of the shooting, there were 4,805 background check requests for buyers as opposed to the 3,388 the day prior to the shooting. In Georgia, the FBI processed 37,586 background checks for guns in October and that number skyrocketed to 78,998 in December. In Alabama, the number went from 32,850 in October to 80,576 in December. In Connecticut, one gun store, ArmsX, located near Sandy Hook Elementary School noted that the AR-15 style rifle, which was used at Sandy Hook, accounted for more than 25 percent of their recent sales.

Recently, extreme pro-gun advocates announced “Gun Appreciation Day,” which will fall on January 19, 2013. The purpose of this day is to gather as many Americans as possible to go to their local guns store, gun range or gun show and purchase assault weapons. In fact, the website’s goal is to reach 50 million American signatures on their petition that protests a discussion of national gun laws.

Schumer is today calling on the nation’s largest gun retailers to temporarily suspend all sales, online and in stores, of modern assault-style weapons, like the one used at Sandy Hook. He noted that a moratorium on assault weapons would appropriately respect the Second Amendment and the safety of our nation’s children, while Congress debates the best way to implement gun safety laws.

A copy of Schumer’s letter can be found below:

Michael Duke
Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Millner
Chief Executive Officer

James Hagale
Chief Executive Officer
Bass Pro Shops

David Pratt
Chief Executive Officer
Gander Mountain

Darrell Webb
Chief Executive Officer
Sports Authority

Rodney Faldyn
Chief Executive Officer
Academy Sports and Outdoors

Steven G. Miller
Chief Executive Officer
Big Five Sports

Dear Mr. Duke, Mr. Millner, Mr. Hagale, Mr. Pratt, Mr. Webb, Mr. Faldyn, and Mr. Miller,

I write today with a heavy heart; the tragedy that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, has left an indelible imprint on our national psyche. As a parent, my heart goes out to all of those who lost loved ones in the tragedy as well as the survivors. The people of Newtown —and all our fellow Americans—will have a long journey to try to understand how such a horrific event could occur. On a national level, there is a thoughtful discussion underway about specific legislative approaches to prevent a senseless massacre like this from occurring again. In the meantime, I respectfully request that you temporarily suspend all sales of assault rifles such as the Bushmaster .223 assault rifle and AK-47 rifle.

The Bushmaster .223 allowed Adam Lanza to fire enough rounds to put multiple bullets in each of the twenty slaughtered children in a span of two minutes. It may be that there is an appropriate role for weapons like the Bushmaster in the hands of civilians, but today it is difficult to imagine what that might be. I hope to work together with you to evaluate our laws and identify the best way to balance the rights of individuals with our responsibility to protect the most innocent among us. I am disturbed, however, that while that conversation is ongoing, sales of assault rifles are reportedly skyrocketing and those resistant to change are planning events such as “National Gun Appreciation Day” to protest these conversations. I believe that these activities are counterproductive to the open dialogue we have begun.

As the President recently said, “Our first task [is] caring for our children. If we don’t get that right, we don’t get anything right. That’s how, as a society, we will be judged.” I agree with the President and believe that every necessary step must be taken to protect innocent children. Therefore, during this time of grief, reflection, and sadness, I would ask that you follow the action of some of your peers and suspend sales on assault rifles both online and in your retail stores. I also hope that you will join in a conversation with the American people regarding these weapons and how to appropriately respect both the Second Amendment and the safety of our children.

Thank you,

Charles E. Schumer
United States Senator

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

Lying Commie POS is hauling water from the WON who sleeps at 1500 Penn. Ave. but serves the father-of-lies.

117 posted on 01/13/2013 7:53:35 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Farmer Dean

Ever heard,

“every Jew, a .22” ?

118 posted on 01/13/2013 8:08:13 PM PST by Big Red Badger
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To: Texas Fossil
As the President recently said, “Our first task [is] caring for our children. If we don’t get that right, we don’t get anything right. That’s how, as a society, we will be judged.”

Then stop allowing 300,000 to be aborted each year.

These liars always say it's "for the children" except when it comes to abortion. He's got it right about the we "will be judged" part, though.

119 posted on 01/13/2013 8:09:32 PM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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To: Jane Long

These are truly evil men and women who are destroying our nation. They clearly serve the father of lies.

God Bless the US. God Bless Texas. God Bless your family and mine.

120 posted on 01/13/2013 8:16:38 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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