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Americans Buy Enough Guns in Last Two Months to Outfit the Entire Chinese and Indian Armies
Gatewaypundit.com ^ | 1-14-2013 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 01/14/2013 6:28:42 AM PST by servo1969

The Obama Administration is the number one threat to the nation’s gun rights advocates. In the four years since Barack Obama was first elected president in November 2008, an estimated 67 million firearms have been purchased in the United States. In November a record 2 million guns were sold in America. This was followed up by another record in December. 2.7 million guns were sold in America in the last month of 2012.

Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, January 14, 2013, 6:42 AM

Honest Americans Bought Enough Guns in November and December to Outfit the Entire Chinese and Indian Armies

The Obama Administration is the number one threat to the nation’s gun rights advocates. In the four years since Barack Obama was first elected president in November 2008, an estimated 67 million firearms have been purchased in the United States. In November a record 2 million guns were sold in America. This was followed up by another record in December. 2.7 million guns were sold in America in the last month of 2012.

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To put this in perspective. Chinese and Indian Standing Army Numbers:

China

- There are 2.29 active members in the Chinese Army.

India

- There are 1.13 active members in the Indian Army.

There were enough guns sold in the US in November and December to outfit each active member of the Chinese and Indian armies with a brand new gun.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: armsbuildup; ban; banglist; chinesemilitary; donttreadonme; guncontrol; nocompromise; obama; secondamendment; shallnotbeinfringed; tyranny; youwillnotdisarmus
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To: servo1969
"Those who will not hear the messengers of peace, shall be made to hear the messengers of war."
41 posted on 01/14/2013 7:27:32 AM PST by Obadiah (It is when a people forget God, that tyrants forge their chains.)
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To: DocRock; All
Just scanning the linked article, it looks like those are just the ones requiring background checks. I wonder what the total is.

Great point! I am sure there are many Americans who carry and/or own several guns from years ago, with none of them registered! One thing Americans will NOT allow to happen is to have our 2nd amendment taken away.

This morning I read a report about a home owner who's home was broken into by criminals that were looking to steal his guns. The home owner was one identified by the Journal News as having guns. The criminals were caught.

I believe it would be fair to publish the names and addresses of all the DEM gun grabbers and the CEO, Editor and board of directors of Journal News to display their gun ownership or lack there of!

42 posted on 01/14/2013 7:37:12 AM PST by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: NewHampshireDuo
Guns don’t age like cars.

Too true. Even my cheap Mosin-Nagant throws the lead pretty well for a beat-up 71-year-old.

43 posted on 01/14/2013 7:43:22 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: Tenacious 1
A relative of mine recently found his cache of weapons. They are hand-me-downs. Some of them are VERY VERY old. 1873 Winchester for instance. There is an M1 Garand in the mix. They are in pretty good condition for the most part. But we are taking them to a gun smith to have them tuned up and ready to shoot.

Before you visit the gunsmith, you should call and discuss the calibers of the various guns you need checked out. Just to make sure he has the correct headspace gauges on hand for the basic safety check.

Be warned, if you leave a firearm with a gunsmith/FFL for more than 24 hours, they have to input the gun's information in their bound book. So eventually, despite not having seen the light of day since before the '68 Gun Control Act, those firearms will enter the BATFE database if that FFL ever shuts down, or gets raided for (fill in the "official reason" for the federal fishing expedition here), or... well, you get the idea.

Make sure the 'smith checks things out while you wait. If parts replacements are required, take the guns home until the parts shipment arrives.

Hey, it's not paranoia if they really *are* out to get you. ;-)

44 posted on 01/14/2013 7:47:16 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: technically right
On Saturday I visited three stores that either had a large sign stating that the were sold out of .223 or that customers were limited to x number of boxes of .223. On inspection it turned out that the latter stores were sold out, too.

Fortunately for me, I wasn't looking for .223 on Saturday.

45 posted on 01/14/2013 7:50:30 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: servo1969

Does this mean we’ll have to use our older weapons if the Chinese, Indians AND the Russians invade?


46 posted on 01/14/2013 7:54:53 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: servo1969

I just got a gun for the first time in my 63 years. I’ve been thinking abotu it for a few years as I watched civil order break down. Last month I decided to get one while I can. Saturday at the Gander Mountain, the gun department looked like a beehive, and, probably due to the popularity of the Taurus Judge, stocks of 410 shells were depleted in Gander Mountain, Wal-Mart, and a local hunting store.


47 posted on 01/14/2013 7:55:43 AM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: IYAS9YAS
SHHH! So far the panic buying hasn't impacted prices of the C&R guns too much. We don't want anyone finding out that the old wariors still have a lot of fight left in them! ;-)

BTW, decent Mosin Nagant stripper clips are FINALLY coming over. Get 'em while you can!

48 posted on 01/14/2013 7:57:05 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: brownsfan

Check out www.budsgunshop.com They are awesome!! (at least to me..)


49 posted on 01/14/2013 7:59:10 AM PST by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: Charles Martel

Hmmmmm.... didn’t know that.

Thanks for the info.


50 posted on 01/14/2013 8:20:45 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: NewHampshireDuo
Every where I look there’s a number of about 300 million firearms in the possession of US citizens. My gut says that number is low. Articles like this suggest that the number must be higher. Guns don’t age like cars.

My gut concurs with yours. I think the 300m number is just the firearms they know about.

51 posted on 01/14/2013 8:21:09 AM PST by paulcissa (The first requirement of Liberalism is to stand on your head and tell the world they're upside down)
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To: servo1969
STICK TO YOUR GUNS

Stick To Your Guns - No Matter What

52 posted on 01/14/2013 8:22:35 AM PST by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. STICK TO YOUR GUNS !)
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To: NewHampshireDuo
My gut says that number is low. Articles like this suggest that the number must be higher. Guns don’t age like cars.

There's a mountain of hardware that's totally off the radar. For example, I wonder how many AK parts kits have been imported over the years and subsequently turned into functioning rifles?

Just after Christmas, I was waiting while my car was being serviced at a Firestone shop. My car was the only one in the service bay, so two other mechanics busied themselves by working on something over by the shop's hydraulic arbor press. Finally I saw one of the guys holding what I recognized as a sheet metal AK receiver. There were six of them lined up on the workbench.

53 posted on 01/14/2013 8:28:20 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: yldstrk

Germany and Japan started WW2 with less than that.


54 posted on 01/14/2013 8:32:01 AM PST by USAF80
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To: jboot
BTW, decent Mosin Nagant stripper clips are FINALLY coming over. Get 'em while you can!

Good to hear. Last time I tried a quick re-load with my Russian surpluss strippers, I removed flesh from several parts of my hand. Good quality mid-war Soviet manufacturing. Don't bother rounding those edges Vasilli, the troops won't last long enough for a re-load.

55 posted on 01/14/2013 8:35:19 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: NCDave

Budsguns Ping for later!


56 posted on 01/14/2013 8:39:56 AM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: servo1969

Cool.


57 posted on 01/14/2013 8:51:26 AM PST by jersey117
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To: IYAS9YAS

The ones I’m seeing are postwar Soviet with the Ishevsk arrow. They are thicker and mor ridgid than any I’ve seen before. The new Chinese ones are the worst...they are like razor blades.


58 posted on 01/14/2013 9:02:50 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: servo1969

4 of them were mine.

Not counting the other 3 that i didnt buy from private sourced


59 posted on 01/14/2013 9:06:09 AM PST by digger48
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To: Tenacious 1

I have reservations about taking your family guns to someone for “servicing” because then the guns WILL be in someone’s records when ,not if, the government agenys come around with their portable scanners and copies to “examine” and ILLEGALLY copy the records.

What the government (or no one else) doesn’t know you have ,they can’t tax.Or specifically come to steal.


60 posted on 01/14/2013 9:13:51 AM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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