Skip to comments.Push to crack down on guns has opposite effect, sales skyrocket
Posted on 04/11/2013 11:28:33 AM PDT by topher
In President Obama's push to crack down on the abundance of firearms in America, proposed gun-control legislation may be having the opposite effect.
Updated FBI statistics show that background checks in the first three months of the year far outpace the number of checks in early 2012. The stats show that from January through March, gun owners went through 7 million background checks -- compared with just 4.8 million in the first three months of last year.
The spike in checks, coupled with mounting anecdotal claims that ammunition is hard to come by, comes amid concern by gun owners that new proposals at the state and federal level could limit access to firearms.
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And I do wager that a lot of current military and ex-military will not let the government take their guns from them...
And just wait until the ‘tards try to get ‘em back.
They are passing a gun bill on a statistically nonexistent event. more people killed by lightning strikes than are by mass murderer shooters. real events the media doesn't cover are the 2.5 million home invasions per year in the USA , the 300,000 rapes of unarmed women etc.
yes practically anyone can grab a gun and start gunning people down in a government gun free zone( but not where people are armed because they will fire back). But practically no one does this as there are only hand-full of mass shooters and there are 330 million people in the U.S.A. people have always murdered and they don't need a gun to do it. but mass shooters is a fluke , a statistically non-existant event it is so rare that it really doesn't exist but the media and democrats make it seem like it is the only thing happening
The news media totally controls people's minds and the country
but even conservatives don't see this. that mass shooters are not really a threat ( it is so rare as to be statistically non-existant). the only thing we should say when the media brings this up to is to say this that it's a fluke that it's not representative of gun owners, that it is such a rare event that it is not worth talking about much less passing laws that restrict the freedom of all Americans and especially law abiding Americans. why don't people see this? send this to the stupid politicians and even the stupid conservative pundits that don't see how ridiculous this is. real events the media doesn't cover are the 2.5 million home invasions per year in the USA , the 300,000 rapes of unarmed women etc.
Thank God they have the feral government to keep them in line.
“This isn’t a society stocking up on certain guns because they fear they may be banned. This is a society preparing for war.”
And now we’ve got that idiot Joe Biden telling everyone that firing a good AR-15 is like driving a Ferrari...everyone’s gonna want one.
This is the party line promulgated by the MSM.
This is not shooters trying to get certain guns before they're banned; it is society arming itself for civil war.
Well he did say he would have a laser like focus on creating jobs and in this case he did ... now he has to pass some legislation to kill it.
With all due respect, you left the GOP out of the mix.
Something mentioned in that blog is in great parallel to what is happening today.
Just as the British accelerated the revolution by trying to confiscate the powder of the provincial storehouse in Boston, causing what was to become known as the Powder Alarm, Obama and his gun-grabbers are driving Americans to arm themselves against his tyranny.
I now see it as an absolute necessity to arm myself as it has become increasingly clear that our government has an adversarial relationship with it's electorate.
I'll be taking a handgun marksmanship class in a week and will likely seek a CCW at least for my wife.
That our nation has descended to this level is appalling. Christianity, self-defense and self-determination, among others, are currently not a principled portion of those we elect.
Buy one for “herd immunity” at least.
When nearly every household has one, they’re not as likely to try to demonize the gunowner to justify their actions.
An outstanding, prescient quote .. where/who’s it from ?
Just saw your link .. nevermind .. lol
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And I dont think these people are buying stuff so they can turn it in
That sounds like something I’ve posted... but that wasn’t me.
Just because the internet ammo dealers are all backordered, the Big Box store shelves are bare, and the gun shops haven't had an ammo delivery in six months doesn't mean there is really an ammunition shortage or that ammunition is hard to come by.
It's all just anecdotal - don't you see?
We can't be lured into thinking that the hands-off-by-law-enforcement style we see in the minority areas will be the way the government sets about disarming white suburbs, rural areas, Tea Party groups, military vets, militias, etc.
Think "Ruby Ridge" and, especially, "Siege Of Waco" - that is more like the treatment we can expect.
Liberals have been the best gun salesmen ever!!!
Used to be in the old days there were gunrunners, now we have all across the contry “ammo runners”. I swear it won’t be long before we see even good old boys racing out across the nation but instead of white lightning its a trunk full of ammo.
Actually that spike in buying you’ve seen started way back in 1995 when Clinton did the Brady bill. It flattened out a little about the turn of the century but turned up again after 9-11. Gun makers have been setting records since the mid 90’s. The one aspect that’s different now is that EVERYTHING gun related, ammo, reloading components, mags, holsters, sights, EVERYTHING, is cleaned out in sporting goods stores-—the down side of this is that dealers who weren’t well stocked are in a tight spot now because makers/suppliers are backed up 6 months or more out. And that is going to hurt some small guys simply because they can’t get anything to sell.
I promise you there is not a Federal man anywhere in the country who doesn’t remember what Oky City was all about. They will mind their manners.
Obama -—Gun Salesmen of the decade.
At some point, they are going to “lay siege” to some place like that and find that there is a perimeter around their perimeter.
It seems to me that the FedGov is picking and choosing which laws to respect and enforce, thereby setting the example for all of us.
‘If youre the president, member of congress, govt. agent, etc, the only reason why anyone should listen to what you say, is because you exercise power via the Constitution’.
‘If the Constitution doesnt count, you dont have any legitimate power, and should be (forcibly) removed for trying to exercise power you dont possess’.
You’ve stated, in essence, what I’ve said about the current exercise of power.
It is power that is not given the legitimacy of being granted by the Constitution, and therefore has no legitimate authority. It is simply obeyed because they have the means to impose it on us and punish us for not complying.
In other words, it is no more legitimate than thuggery.
Oh, we’ll obey, for now, but not out of respect for their authority. They don’t have authority. They have force.
Ah, that's just a rumor.
And in the last two months... (Nov. 2012 and Dec. 2012)
She looks exactly like a g/f I had in college.
Maybe it's her. . I think women are starting to 'get it' re the whole gun issue and are buying and taking classes in droves. A lot of women around here shot a gun for the first time last year, and are really into self-defense and the whole 2nd Amendment 'guard against tyranny' concept. Education is the key. .
"The media doesn't cover the 2.5 million home invasions per year in the USA and the 300,000 rapes of unarmed women."
People will simply hide their guns.
From your keyboard to God's ears, FRiend.
"You mean, 'It's not I.', Achmed"
I’ve actually taken to bringing in the ‘orphan’ boxes of 9mm I find to a 1st-shift coworker - not at profit to me, but out of sympathy due to her schedule. By the time she leaves work, a day’s ammo delivery is long sold out from Wally World & gun shops.