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Connecticut Gun Sales Brisk, Mirroring National Trend (Up 71%)
Courant ^

Posted on 01/27/2013 11:50:41 AM PST by Red in Blue PA

Connecticut's retail gun sales, mirroring a national trend, have been so busy that some store owners are keeping waiting lists for some firearms and noting dwindling inventory for others.

"We're out of about everything," said Bob Farr, the owner of Connecticut Firearms and Tactical in Orange.

He said that demand and orders picked up right after the Dec. 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. "[The manufacturers] won't even give us a ship date."

In December, Connecticut gun stores sold more than 19,400 firearms, according to data from the Connecticut State Police, up 71 percent from the previous year.

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

1 posted on 01/27/2013 11:50:49 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

May be this is how the economy has come up lately?


2 posted on 01/27/2013 11:52:58 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Suppot gun makers. Buy RGR stock and grab a mini 14 and 10/22 if you can find one!


3 posted on 01/27/2013 11:54:36 AM PST by samadams2000
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To: Red in Blue PA

BUMP
I like to bump thread titles that get the scumbag Democrat lefties’ panties in a twist.


4 posted on 01/27/2013 11:55:50 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

There was a lib at work the other day that could not believe the reaction to firearm bans. He could not believe that sales skyrocketed. In his opinion, sales should have plummeted and people should be turning in their guns. We didn’t even know where to begin explaining things so we just said, most communists think like you and moved on to a different subject. Can’t argue with a sheep.


5 posted on 01/27/2013 12:01:53 PM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: Red in Blue PA

Up by 71% is just a bit more than ‘brisk’ in my book.


6 posted on 01/27/2013 12:03:11 PM PST by Bob
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To: Red in Blue PA

Between Christmas and New Year’s, I went to the local Cabela’s in East Hartford. Looked like they only had handguns (which require a CCW in this state), shotguns and bolt-action rifles.

It was PACKED. Lots of slightly nervous looking soccer parent-types. I just got some more ammo and left.


7 posted on 01/27/2013 12:04:20 PM PST by Betis70 ("Leading from Behind" gets your Ambassador killed)
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To: Bob
Up by 71% is just a bit more than ‘brisk’ in my book.

Yep, if it was iPads, generators, or snowblowers up by the same amount, it would be called "explosive". BUt because it is guns, 71% is merely brisk.
8 posted on 01/27/2013 12:08:22 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

“Brisk”?

Seems like a bit of an understatement.


9 posted on 01/27/2013 12:24:18 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Where I live gun buying has reached a point that they are now being donated to the unemployed but worthy individuals so they may participate standing up for 2A rights.

Pretty soon there may even be gun libraries where a person can check out their firearm for a week, they return it and can check out a different one and so on.

Or better an Express Lube drive through, while you enjoy your favorite cappuccino your AR is lovingly cared for in an ultrasonic cleaning tank, inspected, lubed and returned in less than 20 minutes, or its free.


10 posted on 01/27/2013 12:38:24 PM PST by Eye of Unk (AR2 2013 is the American Revolution part 2 of 2013)
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To: Dutch Boy
We didn’t even know where to begin explaining things so we just said, most communists think like you and moved on to a different subject. Can’t argue with a sheep.

Precisely.
Sometimes you have to call to mind the old Chinese proverb:
"Only a fool argues with a fool."

11 posted on 01/27/2013 3:07:41 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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