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Record gun sales soar even higher in Maryland
Baltimore Sun ^ | 2 Oct 2013 | Erin Cox

Posted on 10/03/2013 4:47:54 AM PDT by smokingfrog

Maryland gun dealers have sold more firearms in the first nine months of this year than in all of 2011 and 2012 combined, the state police said Wednesday.

Buyers have applied to purchase 117,009 guns this year as lawmakers debated and enacted some of the toughest new gun laws in the country. More than 15,000 gun purchase applications were sent to the state police in the 10 days before Maryland's ban on assault rifle sales and a new handgun licensing requirement took effect Tuesday.

"Maryland is armed to the teeth," said Del. Luiz Simmons, a Montgomery County Democrat who voted for the law but argued that the assault rifle ban was not strong enough. "We caused this rush, this stampede really, to purchase guns."

State police could not say how many of the firearms purchased this year were handguns or assault rifles, but they have a backlog of more than 60,000 background checks to make sure the buyers are allowed to own those guns.

(Excerpt) Read more at baltimoresun.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; assaultweapons; banglist; gunbans; guncontrol; luizsimmons; rkba; secondamendment
Marylanders flock to buy guns at rate of 1,000 a day
1 posted on 10/03/2013 4:47:54 AM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

Good for Maryland!

It’s just too bad that the people of Maryland have to get police permission to buy a tool.


2 posted on 10/03/2013 4:52:14 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: smokingfrog

1,000 per day sounds pretty normal for some free and gun loving states like PA, TX, FL, etc.


3 posted on 10/03/2013 4:52:16 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - shall not be questioned)
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To: smokingfrog

Most any urban black youth is ready, willing and able to play the “knockout game” on you or “white girl bleed a lot”, suddenly a silly law like a gun ban seems less frightful.


4 posted on 10/03/2013 4:53:26 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: smokingfrog

Why no report on shotgun sales.


5 posted on 10/03/2013 4:56:13 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: smokingfrog
"Maryland is armed to the teeth," said Del. Luiz Simmons, a Montgomery County Democrat who voted for the law but argued that the assault rifle ban was not strong enough. "We caused this rush, this stampede really, to purchase guns."

Absolutely correct. Making it even tougher to own guns will not decrease sales, however, Mr. Simmons. The citizens of the no longer free state of MD are arming to defend themselves against you and the gang of thugs who have stolen the state.

6 posted on 10/03/2013 5:00:32 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: smokingfrog

While it is a very good thing that thousands of the fine folks in MD are adding to their stock of firearms, I still chafe every time I read “Buyers have applied to purchase...”. That simple statement is the very reason the rest of us should be buying more arms and ammo.

Of course, regulation at the STATE level is an issue for the residents of that state, but still...


7 posted on 10/03/2013 5:12:58 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Are .22 supplies getting restocked yet? I haven’t been to a gun store since the shortage.


8 posted on 10/03/2013 5:13:40 AM PDT by naturalborn
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To: naturalborn

No, and I always look when I’m in Walmart.


9 posted on 10/03/2013 5:34:28 AM PDT by j. earl carter
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To: bert

That’s because they’re Joe Biden approved!


10 posted on 10/03/2013 5:37:03 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: smokingfrog

They’re a-gonna need ‘em, methinks.

Lock and load, boys and girls.


11 posted on 10/03/2013 5:47:30 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The redcoats are coming" -- TO SEIZE OUR GUNS!!--Paul Revere)
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To: smokingfrog

Now rise up MD.


12 posted on 10/03/2013 5:48:25 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: smokingfrog

If you can’t get ammo, what does it matter.


13 posted on 10/03/2013 5:49:20 AM PDT by Old_Grouch (66 and AARP-free. Monthly FR contributor.)
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To: naturalborn

.22LR - still scarce as hen’s teeth!

http://www.impactguns.com/remington-22-bullet-bucket-reserve.aspx


14 posted on 10/03/2013 5:54:40 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: j. earl carter
No, and I always look when I’m in Walmart.

Same here - checked this morning and they have a lot more ammo than they've been displaying, but much of the popular stuff is still absent.

15 posted on 10/03/2013 6:15:39 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: smokingfrog

Check out the comment by Ranya Bardiwell.


16 posted on 10/03/2013 6:19:37 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
Ranya Bardiwell
17 posted on 10/03/2013 6:39:58 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: trebb

Our walmart has maybe two boxes of some calibers I’ve never heard of, been that way for months. Some ammo is trickling in to a couple of local gun shops, but it is 2x to 3x what it used to cost. I’m currently shooting just enough for bare proficiency.


18 posted on 10/03/2013 6:42:27 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ThunderSleeps
maryland...THE < Freak state.
19 posted on 10/03/2013 6:52:07 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Rehabilitation Camp?)
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To: ThunderSleeps
maryland...THE Freak state.
20 posted on 10/03/2013 6:52:34 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Rehabilitation Camp?)
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To: naturalborn

.22 supplies are available, but you might have to go to more than one store to find them. Most stores are limiting them to one brick per customer per day. Reloading supplies are in pretty good shape, although I only buy primers and powder locally to avoid the Hazmat fee when shipped.


21 posted on 10/03/2013 2:09:14 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - shall not be questioned)
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To: smokingfrog; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; Bigg Red; ...

I’ll bet the dumbass Luiz Simmons didn’t even see it coming.

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


22 posted on 10/03/2013 8:29:31 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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