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'Insane' crowds as customers flood Connecticut gun stores before vote
NBC ^ | 04/03/2013 | Matthew DeLuca and Sofia Perpetua

Posted on 04/03/2013 1:26:09 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Gun stores all over Connecticut were packed Tuesday, one day before lawmakers were expected to vote on a sweeping package of laws that would ban military-style assault weapons and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.

“They’re insane. I’ve never seen them so busy before,” shopper Shari Reilly, who bought up several high-capacity magazines, told NBC Connecticut.

Gov. Dannel P. Molloy, a Democrat, has said he will sign what could be “the toughest law passed anywhere in the country" -- if it gets through the legislature. Connecticut would become the latest of a handful of states – following Colorado and New York – to enact strict new gun-control legislation after the mass shootings in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater and Newtown, Conn., shool. President Obama was scheduled to speak in Colorado on Wednesday to push new federal laws.

Gun manufacturers, ammunition makers and gun store owners in Connecticut have said their businesses will be threatened if a stringent new gun control bill becomes law.

“I feel like we have one foot being pushed out the door,” Mark Malkowski, the owner of AR-15 manufacturer Stag Arms, told NBC Connecticut. He said his company has received nearly two dozen incentive-laden offers to move out of the state.

“They’re really good offers,” Malkowski said. “They are offering tax abatements, they’re offering to build you a factory.”

(Excerpt) Read more at usnews.nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: banglist; connecticut; democrats; donttreadonme; guncontrol; secondamendment; tyranny; wewillnotcomply; youwillnotdisarmus
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1 posted on 04/03/2013 1:26:09 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Watch as law abiding citizens become felons at the stroke of a pen?


2 posted on 04/03/2013 1:29:26 PM PDT by petro45acp (It's a fabian thing.....how do you boil a frog? How's that water feelin right about now?)
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To: petro45acp
Watch as law abiding citizens become felons at the stroke of a pen?

Or patriots in the next civil war.

3 posted on 04/03/2013 1:31:08 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: petro45acp
Watch as law abiding citizens become felons at the stroke of a pen?


4 posted on 04/03/2013 1:33:17 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Are Connecticut Democrats taking notice?


5 posted on 04/03/2013 1:34:01 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: petro45acp

I wonder what inanimate object CT will blame when the Sandy Hook survivors get blown to pieces by an Islamist with a backpack bomb? It’s not like there will be anyone with a gun to take him out before the button is pressed.

If a foreign force wanted to terrify idiot America into submission that would be the way to do it.

Retard America will outlaw backpacks and turn any child wearing one into a felon. I wish this was just a joke but you know it may happen...


6 posted on 04/03/2013 1:35:22 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: SeekAndFind

Connecticut citizens will not Stamford this crap.


7 posted on 04/03/2013 1:35:36 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.)
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To: SkyDancer

They won’t until they are facing down the barrel of a gun.

Tyrants never see the writings on the wall until they are overthrown.


8 posted on 04/03/2013 1:36:40 PM PDT by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: bunkerhill7
Connecticut citizens will not Stamford this crap.

Guess the gun owners are going to have to find a new haven.

9 posted on 04/03/2013 1:36:45 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

“Guess the gun owners are going to have to find a new haven.”

I’m kind of hoping that they mass on the capitol and make their “legislators” literally run to find a safe haven.


10 posted on 04/03/2013 1:42:41 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: SeekAndFind

Once again, Obama proves he is the firearms salesman of the millenium.


11 posted on 04/03/2013 1:42:51 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: SeekAndFind

Nothing puts more guns on the streets than gun control legislation!


12 posted on 04/03/2013 1:43:39 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: SeekAndFind

State motto:

Qui Transtulit Sustinet
(He Who Transplanted Still Sustains)


13 posted on 04/03/2013 1:44:22 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: SeekAndFind

There may come a time in the very near future when all the guns are made in Texas. Then the government will come after Texas and maybe the politicians in Austin will see secession is the only answer.


14 posted on 04/03/2013 1:45:12 PM PDT by Terry Mross (This country will fail to exist in my lifetime. And I'm gettin' up there in age.)
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To: Wanderer99
Official BSA Backpacks are toast.


15 posted on 04/03/2013 1:45:20 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: petro45acp

why they still live up there after how the north east has gone is beyond me, still those tax payers are giving more tax money for the lunatic left to spend and for a fake vet to spend their money on pure liberal crap


16 posted on 04/03/2013 1:49:59 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: SeekAndFind

how much money will this cost CT?

CT can’t survive by being the place effete NYC dwellers go at night.


17 posted on 04/03/2013 1:50:39 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

CT is the bedroom state for NYC.

People go to NY to work and come back to CT to sleep.


18 posted on 04/03/2013 1:52:37 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Everything the RAT party tries to do has the opposite effect of what was intended. Perhaps if they tried writing a law to encourage gun ownership...


19 posted on 04/03/2013 1:59:23 PM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: SeekAndFind

and we will be told by liberal idiots, who make most of their decisions based on THEIR genitals, that men buy because of inadequate penises, and women because obviously, then, of penis envy.


20 posted on 04/03/2013 1:59:26 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The legislature is insane.

Here’s how it works. They pass a law. Normal, law-abiding non-violent people are officially declared “lawbreakers” by the law. The cops arrest the honest people, and the politicians declare that they have arrested so many people, and thus they have solved the problem.

Liberalism is insanity.

Meanwhile, hardened violent criminals laugh all the way to the trunk of a gun-runner’s car and buy whatever the hell they damn well want. Then the criminal rape, loot, steal and murder the innocent people who were declared “lawbreakers.” The politicians are happy because their original intent was to create a permanent underclass that rises up against honest, law-abiding people.

Liberalism is insanity.


21 posted on 04/03/2013 1:59:44 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: SeekAndFind

how long before criminals realize homes in CT are the place to steal good stuff.

nobody lives there in the day.

nobody is armed.

laws favor the guilty.

nobody cries for dead effetes.


22 posted on 04/03/2013 2:01:21 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: petro45acp

Watch as law abiding citizens become felons at the stroke of a pen?
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There is no such thing as a law that over rides the Constitution of the United States.
all of my life I have been informed of my rights and a pack od a-holes cannot change these rights with a State law written by a pack of fools.

One day these laws will comeback to haunt these trasonous people who would steal our rights. American have not yet been reduced to the jugheads in England who calmly give up thri rights .One day we will fight.Wait until push comes to shove and remember who voted to steal your birthright.They are your target, and they are dependent on others to protect them.


23 posted on 04/03/2013 2:03:08 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: SeekAndFind

Is it tar-and-feather O’clock yet?


24 posted on 04/03/2013 2:08:54 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: History Repeats
They are training these DHS/HSI/SRT guys that white conservative Christians are all potential Timothy McVeighs, just getting ready to blow up federal buildings. Seriously. They are priming these guys up for action in Das Homeland, and we are the enemy.

Routine drug raids with MRAPs are just "training ops."


25 posted on 04/03/2013 2:10:14 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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26 posted on 04/03/2013 2:10:27 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: petro45acp

“There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any

government has is the power to crack down on criminals.

Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them.

One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes

impossible for men to live without breaking laws.” Ayn Rand


27 posted on 04/03/2013 2:21:55 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: SeekAndFind

Here is a list of gun manufacturers in CT (possibly not complete):

List of Connecticut Gun Manufacturers:

Colt’s Manufacturing Co
Marker B
PO Box 1868
West Hartford CT 06110-1336
(860) 236-6311
http://www.colt.com/mil/history.asp

Conntech Products Corp
Marker C
611 W Johnson Ave # 1
Cheshire CT 06410-4504
(203) 272-6280

Gunx LLC
Marker E
281 Canal St # C
Shelton CT 06484-3190
(203) 922-0472
http://www.gunxusa.com/

Marlin Firearms Co
Marker F
100 Kenna Dr
North Haven CT 06473-2516
(203) 239-5621
http://www.marlinfirearms.com/

O F Mossberg & Sons Inc
Marker G
7 Grasso Ave
North Haven CT 06473-3237
(203) 230-5300

Sturm Ruger & Co Inc
Marker H
1 Lacey Pl
Southport CT 06890-1207
(203) 259-7843

United States Fire Arms Mfg Co
Marker I
453 Ledyard St
Hartford CT 06114-3211
(860) 296-7441

Wildey Guns
Marker J
45 Angevine Rd
Warren CT 06754-1819
(860) 355-9000
http://www.wildeyguns.com/

Move them all to Texas. You would be welcomed with open arms. hee hee hee


28 posted on 04/03/2013 2:27:20 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: History Repeats
Tyrants never see the writings on the wall until they are overthrown.

Literally true, in the case of Romania. The Ceaucescus were in the middle of a Communist Party "mass rally" when the mob of revolutionary people showed up and broke it up. The Ceaucescus didn't just flee the public space, they hauled ass back to the palace and then took a helicopter out of there, just like Saigon. The People caught up with them a couple of days later, and that was that.

Madame Ceaucescu went out with her mouth open, still barking orders at her executioners to release her and her husband immediately.

29 posted on 04/03/2013 2:29:20 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: petro45acp

Don’t stand in line to get into the gun store, JUST MOVE OUT OF THE F’N STATE!!!!


30 posted on 04/03/2013 2:32:40 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Texas Fossil

Right, welcome to Texas!! In my many years I’m now realizing that this country really could split up!!! Texas couldn’t split off to soon for me!!!


31 posted on 04/03/2013 2:39:40 PM PDT by RAY (God Bless the USA!)
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To: SeekAndFind

None of this would have been possible without the Media propaganda machine.


32 posted on 04/03/2013 2:42:30 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

AYN'S BOOKS BECOME LIVING HISTORY TO THE HORROR OF US ALL!


33 posted on 04/03/2013 2:47:51 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: RAY

And here is the list from NY with some CT addresses which are close by:

1
Godfrey Ferris Group Inc
408 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019 (212) 757-2180

2
Vayser Arms
4 Bashford Street, Yonkers, NY 10701 (917) 575-0688

3
Gunner’s Armory
1007 Forrest Rd., Sellersville, PA 18960 (215) 804-9810

4
Gunx
281 Canal St Ste C, Shelton, CT 06484 (203) 922-0472

5
Mossberg O F & Sons Inc
7 Grasso Ave, North Haven, CT 06473 (203) 230-1144

6
Solon Manufacturing Co
7 Grasso Ave, North Haven, CT 06473 (203) 230-5300

7
Rayco Armory LLC Firearms
Serving the New York Area. (856) 202-7260

8
Gun Parts Corp
226 Williams Ln, West Hurley, NY 12491 (845) 679-3500

9
Delta Arsenal-Ct Pistol Permit
82 Camp St, Meriden, CT 06450 (203) 514-0486

10
Delta Arsenal- CT Pistol Permit
342 Quinnipiac St Bld 8, Wallingford, CT 06492 (203) 514-0486

11
Conntech Products Corp
611 W Johnson Ave Ste 1, Cheshire, CT 06410 (203) 272-6280

Bring them all to Texas. They will be welcome here.


34 posted on 04/03/2013 2:49:55 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: SeekAndFind

The only ones who are insane are the democrat legislators.


35 posted on 04/03/2013 3:33:03 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: lentulusgracchus

The YouTube videos are cool. We need to do the same here.


36 posted on 04/03/2013 3:38:51 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: laplata
"Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry."
-Thomas Jefferson
37 posted on 04/03/2013 3:43:31 PM PDT by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: 45semi

When the law no longer protects you from the corrupt, but protects the corrupt from you - you know your nation is doomed.

-Ayn Rand


38 posted on 04/03/2013 3:48:20 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: RAY
Texas couldn’t split off to soon for me!!!

What is it that you do not like about Texas? I said nothing about Texas Splitting. But I said I would love to see the NE gun manufacturers move to Texas. To a place where they are appreciated.

39 posted on 04/03/2013 3:53:59 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Kimber America Mfg. Inc.
555 Taxter Road, Suite 235
Elmsford, NY 10523
(888) 243-4522


40 posted on 04/03/2013 4:06:23 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: carriage_hill

Thank you sir. I was honestly surprised to see the number of gun manufacturers in CT & NY.

I knew there were several, but the two lists are long. (some overlap)


41 posted on 04/03/2013 4:08:35 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe next time they’ll “flood” the voting booths.


42 posted on 04/03/2013 4:20:37 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: I want the USA back

Some cops aren’t stupid liberals. They know that in a time of real trouble, they may not be able to get to their stationhouse to get their weapons, body armor, ammo, etc.

They buy their own or take some home at night, just in case this situation happens.

They would become a criminal under the Connecticut, Colorado and New York laws if they had 30 round capacity magazines, certain “assault rifles”, etc.

It is time that the police told their state government to go to hell or they will resign en masse. Then who are you going to call at 911, “Ghostbusters”?


43 posted on 04/03/2013 4:27:12 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: dfwgator

To #9: How about the decent people of Connecticut taking NEW HAVEN back from the communists and marxists who now run it?

Seems that Rep. De Rosa (D-WITCH), is in bed with Joelle Fishman, the Communist Party USA leader in New Haven. Don’t believe me, check out the database site www.keywiki.org - search for Connecticut, Rep. De Rosa, Joelle Fishman, Communist Party of Connecticut, and you’ll see some very interesting photos and documents.

New Haven is part of the Red Triangle that goes all the way to Boston and Cambridge, Mass. As in Vietnam, it is time that it was cleaned up and out.


44 posted on 04/03/2013 4:35:14 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Texas Fossil

They USED to be Conservative-friendly states, in the 50s & early-60s, but the influx, takeover and pollution of libs and dems have destroyed them both, since.


45 posted on 04/03/2013 5:07:12 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: Travis McGee

WRAPS = Molatov cocktail magnet


46 posted on 04/03/2013 5:08:29 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Texas Fossil

When you throw in accessory, parts, and related tool makers there are dozens more. It is, after all, the old industrial northeast.


47 posted on 04/03/2013 5:10:06 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: dfwgator

touche`


48 posted on 04/03/2013 5:15:55 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.)
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To: cherokee1; carriage_hill

Yes, old industries have secondary suppliers that they depend on. I could see how that is.

But, can the firearms companies continue to take the punishment. I saw this happen in the Chicago Area. It was the center for hardware manufacturing for 100+ years. China killed the manufacturing and the cost of doing business killed the distribution and the cost of office presence forced the industry out. Now it is dispersed.

Banking/Finance/Brokerage in the NE is facing the same thing. The NY Stock Exchange was purchased by a company in Atlanta, if I understood correctly. It that the beginning of the slide for that industry?

Guess we shall see.


49 posted on 04/03/2013 5:23:02 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: RAY
I’m now realizing that this country really could split up!!! Texas couldn’t split off to soon for me!!!


50 posted on 04/03/2013 5:42:51 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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