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Itís Fatherís DayÖ Now Go Buy a Gun
Town Hall ^ | Jun 15, 2014 | Michael Schaus

Posted on 06/15/2014 7:34:46 AM PDT by Cheerio

Seriously… You can annoy a liberal, and save money at the same time. It’s like some sort of a magical set of circumstances that were created especially for gun enthusiasts on a budget. Gun stores currently have an overstock of merchandise, as sales decline from last year’s record breaking numbers. To consumers this means sales and discounted merchandise, to the industry it means a slightly less profitable year than last year, and to liberals it means an opportunity to weave an anti-gun narrative.

Brace yourself for a slew of stories about gun sales declining this year. A recent headline on Market Watch pretty much summed up the emerging trend among some pundits: Paranoia has its limits as gun sales slump. In other words: All those crazy, militant tea-partiers have finally stopped buying guns, and now businesses are coping with sales returning to normal.

Gun sales are in a decline from last year’s numbers… But, what did you expect? This isn’t a story about the declining interest in firearm ownership, it’s a story about free-market economics (which probably explains why Liberals don’t understand it). Obama, the Democrats in the Senate, and a billionaire-former-mayor of New York City, have all proven to be the best accidental-gun-salesmen in history… And that’s pretty unlikely to change.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; guns

1 posted on 06/15/2014 7:34:46 AM PDT by Cheerio
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To: Cheerio

I have enough. Ammo is still high though.


2 posted on 06/15/2014 7:37:46 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Cheerio

An arsenal can only store so many weapons. Mine is full.


3 posted on 06/15/2014 7:38:47 AM PDT by Ancient Man
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To: Cheerio

Big Five has been having some excellent sales.

Ammo for many guns is back in stock at Walmart and Big Five.


4 posted on 06/15/2014 7:44:18 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obozo, the Sunni WonDoer, will not divert $'s from his war on Americans to help our Veterans!)
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To: Ancient Man
An arsenal can only store so many weapons. Mine is full.

I don't know. I can always make room for more. May make the trip up to Cheaper Than Dirt in McKinney to see what they've got.

5 posted on 06/15/2014 7:46:05 AM PDT by Entrepreneur (We're past the tipping point - the only variable is the rate of decline)
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To: demshateGod

My cousin’s philosophy is, “I’ve got way more than I ever need and not nearly as much as I want.”

He applies this to firearms, bows, ammo, etc.


6 posted on 06/15/2014 7:48:00 AM PDT by Entrepreneur (We're past the tipping point - the only variable is the rate of decline)
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To: demshateGod

Never enough. My Father’s Day to me was a Marlin 1895 GS in stainless with a Leupold VX 3 silver scope. 45-70 Govt caliber.


7 posted on 06/15/2014 7:49:25 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Cheerio

My FIL has so many guns he has to hide them from his wife, who politely looks the other way. They are not antiques, for the most part. Might be as many as a hundred long guns.

Getting him a gun for Father’s Day might not be noticed. He gets a nice recliner instead.


8 posted on 06/15/2014 7:53:13 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

Good selection, mine was an AR15, 20” barrel stainless with 24x scope. Happy Fathers Day to all 2A’s .


9 posted on 06/15/2014 7:55:16 AM PDT by jonathan-swift2000 (The Good news from Iraq the MSM won't publish.)
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To: Cheerio

Got a few weapons including bows...


10 posted on 06/15/2014 8:00:46 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Ancient Man

You need a “boating accident” soon, to make room for more. Heh.


11 posted on 06/15/2014 8:03:25 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Cheerio

I do not hold that any ‘special day’ should be reason, alone,
to purchase any firearm.

“Oh, go git ya one ‘cause “the industry” ainta doin’ so good
right now!” BS!

“The industry”is doing fine. It’s getting a whole bunch of
govt money, whether you like it or not! Be it a new/old
1911 pistol, or the govt making the ammo makers
go into overtime, to fill their more-important-than-you-the-consumer
contracts, thereby deleting making ammo loads for
your specific rig, therefore rendering your firearm, useless.

I chose revolvers because they work, and are simpler
than the others. I chose lead ammo loads, because
they work.


12 posted on 06/15/2014 8:05:18 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Cheerio
My safe is overflowing right now.

I do have two revolvers on layaway, though.

13 posted on 06/15/2014 8:11:48 AM PDT by SIDENET
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To: demshateGod

I’m thinking about a Ruger 77/44 or a 77/357.

Bolt action carbine for pistol cartridges, with built in scope mounts and rings.


14 posted on 06/15/2014 8:12:00 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Cheerio

I went to an old mans house one time to pick up a couch his daughter sold us.

We admired the old mans cuckoo clock collection, and she said ‘you should see his guns’

She proceeded to take us around the house showing us closets full of old military guns, a basement full of guns, and then to the garage, which had more guns than I could even imagine in one place.

To say this man had 2,000 guns in his house wouldn’t be any exaggeration, and it’s possible there were far more than that.


15 posted on 06/15/2014 8:23:56 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: Cheerio; All
Is an XD, from Springfield Arms a
Good deal?...or a Henry Rifle?

16 posted on 06/15/2014 8:31:23 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: skinkinthegrass
Is an XD, from Springfield Arms a Good deal?...or a Henry Rifle?

Yes.

17 posted on 06/15/2014 8:40:55 AM PDT by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: skinkinthegrass

I tried yesterday. Been looking for a Winchester Half-Octogon Model 1892 in .357 Magnum. My favorite gun shop doesn’t have one and their distributors don’t have any in the pipeline. I’m guessing they are limited production run guns. I’ll just have to keep looking! :-)


18 posted on 06/15/2014 8:43:28 AM PDT by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do nything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Ruger 77/17 HMR. Just fun as hell.


19 posted on 06/15/2014 8:47:07 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: umgud; Afterguard; eyedigress
Thanks, All...shall buy w/i a year.

20 posted on 06/15/2014 8:54:57 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Grampa Dave

WE were at Wallyworld last week. Plenty of .40, .45, .223 and even some 5.56. No .22 or .22 mag, 9mm


21 posted on 06/15/2014 8:57:12 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Cheerio

Ruger guns and Federal ammo. Both made proudly in America.


22 posted on 06/15/2014 9:26:12 AM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Cheerio
Who has time to buy another gun? Once you start on AR-15's, you've essentially bought a "Barbie for guys".

You have to dress it up. You need the:

Prom dress:

The sports car:

Malibu Ken and a friend to play with:


23 posted on 06/15/2014 9:30:17 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Terry L Smith

I guess you told us off!


24 posted on 06/15/2014 9:34:36 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Terry L Smith

Well wheelguns are good weapons. Basic, simple and easy to use. We have some.

But for multiple assailants I will stick with the semi auto and mine in particular since it has a 30 round magazine. 12 inch muzzle flash and louder than a you know what doesn’t hurt either. :-)


25 posted on 06/15/2014 9:49:23 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Gaffer
You can't play golf with just a putter! Need drivers & wedges too. 1895 is a great driver! And remember, you can never have too many bullets!
26 posted on 06/15/2014 9:59:32 AM PDT by paulcissa (The first requirement of Liberalism is to stand on your head and tell the world they're upside down)
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To: Cheerio

FINALLY. A Gun story without “Sandy Hook” thrown in.

My father is a huge anti-gun pro Obama liberal. Obama is anti-gun, so father is anti-gun. I always thought my father was smarter than that. My parents bought the whole hope and change nonsense. It’s a shame. I’ll buy some ammo in his honor.


27 posted on 06/15/2014 10:05:44 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Cheerio
Does anyone know the link to a past posting that went something like "What good is one GUN against an army"? I believe it was posted many years ago and occasionally I have seen FR links to it but cannot find it today.
28 posted on 06/15/2014 10:14:28 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio
Pentagon studying protesters to prep for ‘mass civil breakdown’

A good reason to be "stocking up" and preparing for things to come. The national clown is not leaving the WH on Jan 21, 2017 - he will have put into place martial law far before that date.
29 posted on 06/15/2014 10:23:59 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio

http://westernrifleshooters.blogspot.com/2008/07/vanderboegh-handgun-against-army-ten.html


30 posted on 06/15/2014 10:24:56 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: exit82

Thanks so much. I have it bookmarked now.


31 posted on 06/15/2014 10:27:37 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Love my .40 XDM. Or I did before the boating accident.....


32 posted on 06/15/2014 10:29:26 AM PDT by Mom MD
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To: Mom MD; All
that's the 5" variant?

33 posted on 06/15/2014 11:08:02 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Mom MD; All
they're sure are alot of boating accidents/firearm losses on FR these days. :-P

34 posted on 06/15/2014 11:16:41 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Beagle8U

I do need a 10/22.


35 posted on 06/15/2014 11:39:37 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Yes, but get an XDM for higher cap mags.


36 posted on 06/15/2014 12:33:30 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: Caipirabob

Nice! But night vision scopes are changing so fast I can’t decide when to “pull the trigger”!


37 posted on 06/15/2014 12:36:22 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: Organic Panic

My father was the same way. A farmer, so DFL (Democrat Farmer/Labor) was the only way to vote. Plus, those Republicans were so snooty and more wealthy while we struggle on the farm. I get it back then, I was, too. But eventually, I moved away from home and that strict mentality to see the other side, and never looked hack. He and I debated politics for years, even when I could show him the facts, he would not acknowledge his error, but simply sputter and drop that specific subject. Mom voted Rat simply because she was told to. Father smarter than that? No, it has been quoted so many times here, “Liberalism is a mental disease”. He and Mom are both gone now, and in a better place. Miss them, but not their politics.


38 posted on 06/15/2014 12:43:43 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Dear georgia girl,
Ya missed a point.
Y’all, with your bucket of bullets, are using a
caliber that is govt used, and could be labeled
contraband, by the same.
Y’all with your bucket of bullets, means to me,
that you are depending on a hail of bullets,
instead of maybe as many as three, between
the shirt pockets, or intimidation of brandishing
an ‘evil black rifle’, when a lever-action can do
the same.


39 posted on 06/15/2014 1:58:03 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Terry L Smith

“Y’all, with your bucket of bullets, are using a
caliber that is govt used,’

Which means there will be plenty of it and it will be easy to find. :-)

Good luck killing 4 guys with 6 shots. Superior firepower is never a bad thing.


40 posted on 06/15/2014 3:51:46 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: skinkinthegrass

“Is an XD, from Springfield Arms a
Good deal?...or a Henry Rifle?”

Yes, both, for starters.


41 posted on 06/15/2014 3:54:21 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (There's only one reason for authorities to take the arms of good people.)
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To: Cheerio
I bought this beauty yesterday....always wanted an AR in .308.


42 posted on 06/15/2014 4:51:56 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

A positive attribute of the ammo shortage is seeing what does NOT sell, i.e. like what’s always left in the cabinet at wally world.

Should go buy something that takes what nobody is buying around here. Seems like unfamiliar numbers to me though. (i.e. 7mm?)

No more .22 or 9mm. Been checking since 09.


43 posted on 06/15/2014 6:14:45 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Dear jor-ja goil,
A revolver has a larger caliber than your 1960’s
McNamara bought squirrel gun.

You forget that placement is king.

You should remember that many a perp was
downed with revolvers.

However, with your comment about ‘being easy to find’
Means to me, you are already purposed to blindly
kill American service members, in order to obtain
your ammo.

Therefore, as a military veteran, I refuse to continue
this discussion.
Good night.


44 posted on 06/15/2014 8:44:26 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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