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Push to crack down on guns has opposite effect, sales skyrocket
FoxNews.com ^ | 4-11-2013

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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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment; skyrocket
I heard that in 2008, when Obama was elected, people started stockpiling guns and ammunition. Seems like the spike is this buying has not stopped.

And I do wager that a lot of current military and ex-military will not let the government take their guns from them...

1 posted on 04/11/2013 11:28:33 AM PDT by topher
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To: topher

And just wait until the ‘tards try to get ‘em back.


2 posted on 04/11/2013 11:31:24 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: topher
A lot of "regular folks" too.
2A is more popular than I've ever seen it before.

3 posted on 04/11/2013 11:32:42 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: topher

             .. a rifle behind every blade of grass

4 posted on 04/11/2013 11:34:40 AM PDT by tomkat (-liberty or death-)
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To: topher
The news media and democrats have one goal to make the government more powerful so to be able to crack down on us more. as the government gains more power then our rights and freedoms are taken away one my one. they are after total control until we are all slaves. this is why they rabidly want to take away our gun rights.

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.

5 posted on 04/11/2013 11:34:55 AM PDT by Democrat_media (Mary Landrieu voted for the UN to take away our 2nd amendment rights)
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To: topher
The peasants don't know what's good for them.

Thank God they have the feral government to keep them in line.

6 posted on 04/11/2013 11:35:14 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: topher

“This isn’t a society stocking up on certain guns because they fear they may be banned. This is a society preparing for war.”


7 posted on 04/11/2013 11:36:06 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: topher

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.


8 posted on 04/11/2013 11:36:17 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: MrB
“This isn’t a society stocking up on certain guns because they fear they may be banned. This is a society preparing for war.”

Precisely!

9 posted on 04/11/2013 11:38:03 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: RoosterRedux

Not mine...

http://www.bob-owens.com/2012/12/something-funny-happened-on-the-way-to-the-tyranny/


10 posted on 04/11/2013 11:41:58 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: topher
The spike in checks ... comes amid concern by gun owners that new proposals at the state and federal level could limit access to firearms.

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.

11 posted on 04/11/2013 11:46:20 AM PDT by atomic_dog
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To: topher

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.


12 posted on 04/11/2013 11:50:32 AM PDT by crusadersoldier
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To: topher
I'm oddly heartened by the fact that the government has been completely unsuccessful in disarming even a single inner city ghetto, so it's unlikely they can disarm the rest of America.
Unfortunately, a lot of law abiding gun owner will be crushed before CW2 starts in earnest.
We're not breaking the law, the law is out to break us.

Meanwhile in the ghetto, it's business as usual. With tacit government approval.

13 posted on 04/11/2013 11:50:48 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Democrat_media
The news media and democrats have one goal to make the government more powerful . . .

With all due respect, you left the GOP out of the mix.

14 posted on 04/11/2013 11:53:06 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: MrB
Thx. Just read that. Very true.

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.

15 posted on 04/11/2013 12:01:10 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: topher
I have never owned a gun nor have ever wanted one in the house. I'm not anti-gun, just how I've chosen to live.

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.

16 posted on 04/11/2013 12:09:19 PM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Crazy Cracker Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

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.


17 posted on 04/11/2013 12:11:07 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

An outstanding, prescient quote .. where/who’s it from ?


18 posted on 04/11/2013 12:16:04 PM PDT by tomkat (-liberty or death-)
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To: MrB

Just saw your link .. nevermind .. lol


19 posted on 04/11/2013 12:16:42 PM PDT by tomkat (-liberty or death-)
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To: tomkat

2 posts down...


20 posted on 04/11/2013 12:16:52 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB
Another keeper from one of the comments below your linked piece:

             And I don’t think these people are buying stuff so they can turn it in …


bingo

21 posted on 04/11/2013 12:22:29 PM PDT by tomkat (-liberty or death-)
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To: tomkat

That sounds like something I’ve posted... but that wasn’t me.


22 posted on 04/11/2013 12:26:20 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: topher
"...mounting anecdotal claims that ammunition is hard to come by

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?


23 posted on 04/11/2013 12:45:28 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: BitWielder1
I'm oddly heartened by the fact that the government has been completely unsuccessful in disarming even a single inner city ghetto, so it's unlikely they can disarm the rest of America.

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.

24 posted on 04/11/2013 12:52:28 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: topher

Liberals have been the best gun salesmen ever!!!


25 posted on 04/11/2013 1:01:25 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: topher

26 posted on 04/11/2013 1:03:41 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: topher

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.


27 posted on 04/11/2013 1:05:20 PM PDT by Eye of Unk
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28 posted on 04/11/2013 1:09:24 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: topher

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.


29 posted on 04/11/2013 1:14:25 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: BitWielder1

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.


30 posted on 04/11/2013 1:20:13 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: topher

Obama -—Gun Salesmen of the decade.


31 posted on 04/11/2013 1:27:57 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen
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To: topher
From the end of the linked article: "... and a great chance for unintended consequences. Tread carefully.
32 posted on 04/11/2013 1:30:44 PM PDT by William Tell
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To: tomkat
.. a rifle behind every blade of grass

Pray and Prepare


33 posted on 04/11/2013 1:37:17 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Iron Munro

At some point, they are going to “lay siege” to some place like that and find that there is a perimeter around their perimeter.


34 posted on 04/11/2013 1:37:33 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

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 you’re 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 doesn’t count, you don’t have any legitimate power, and should be (forcibly) removed for trying to exercise power you don’t possess’.


35 posted on 04/11/2013 1:50:31 PM PDT by Cololeo (`)
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To: Cololeo

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.


36 posted on 04/11/2013 1:57:36 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: topher
...proposed gun-control legislation may be having the opposite effect.

Ah, that's just a rumor.

65.4 Million Guns Bought Since Obama Took Office, 91% More Than Bush's First-Term Total

And in the last two months... (Nov. 2012 and Dec. 2012)

Americans Buy Enough Guns in Last Two Months to Outfit the Entire Chinese and Indian Armies

LOL

37 posted on 04/11/2013 2:13:21 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Art in Idaho

She looks exactly like a g/f I had in college.


38 posted on 04/11/2013 2:44:11 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (0bama is a POS, with all due respect to excrement.)
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To: bicyclerepair
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. .

39 posted on 04/11/2013 2:59:03 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Democrat_media
Bears repeating:

"The media doesn't cover the 2.5 million home invasions per year in the USA and the 300,000 rapes of unarmed women."

40 posted on 04/11/2013 3:03:54 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Iron Munro

People will simply hide their guns.


41 posted on 04/11/2013 4:58:03 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: tomkat
" .. a rifle behind every blade of grass"

From your keyboard to God's ears, FRiend.

42 posted on 04/11/2013 5:55:45 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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*


43 posted on 04/11/2013 7:09:21 PM PDT by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Art in Idaho

Yep.


44 posted on 04/11/2013 10:04:26 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
"It's not me?"

"You mean, 'It's not I.', Achmed"


45 posted on 04/11/2013 10:06:24 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Eye of Unk

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.


46 posted on 04/12/2013 12:22:28 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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