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Obama win triggers run on guns in many stores
Reuters ^ | Nov 8, 2008 | Tim Gaynor

Posted on 11/09/2008 4:08:18 PM PST by Red in Blue PA

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Sales of rifles, pistols and ammo are surging in parts of the United States, as many gun owners fear President-elect Barack Obama's administration may seek to tighten ownership of certain weapons.

"The day after the election, I had many more calls than usual from people looking for semi-automatic rifles," said David Greenberg, the owner of the Second Amendment Family Gun Shop, in Bisbee, Arizona, who sold out of AR-15 rifles in recent days.

"There seems to be a fear they will be banned, and it's fairly likely," he added. "Obama and Biden are driven to eliminate firearms from the face of the country."

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Among other complaints, they accused Obama of endorsing a 500-percent increase in the federal excise tax on firearms and ammunition -- a comment he made as an Illinois state Senator in Illinois in 1999, but has not repeated.

The sentiments are so strong Wall Street is taking notice. BB&T Capital Markets analyst Frank Mitsch on Wednesday raised estimates for Olin Corp due in part to expected increased sales from its Winchester firearms ammunition business.

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 0bamm0grabber; 111th; banglist; bho2008; cnsf; guncontrol; gungrabbers; gunsales; obama; obamanation; pelosi; reid
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Serious question.

Isn't oenerous tax levied on ammunition akin to a poll tax? The 2nd Amendment is not something which only a few can afford.

But this is not an argument I have heard, though one I believe is true.

And FWIW, my fiancee bought the last AR-15 in the 3 county radius yesterday. And I have purchased about 4 guns since mid-October.

Anyone who owns guns and voted for Obama needs thei head examined.

1 posted on 11/09/2008 4:08:19 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Gun sales are up as much as 700% in some areas.


2 posted on 11/09/2008 4:09:36 PM PST by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Again? Another run?


3 posted on 11/09/2008 4:10:25 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Red in Blue PA

“Anyone who owns guns and voted for Obama needs thei head examined.”

We had a table at a gun show here in NY this weekend. Guy came up from Penn. looking for a M1 Garand and ended up buying one from my BIL.
Got to chatting, and I had to ask how they could have voted Murtha back in after his insults. He said “ Who”? WTH He then said he would have voted for Obama if his registration hadn’t expired. Talk about head up a$$.


4 posted on 11/09/2008 4:13:26 PM PST by AirForceMom (God Bless the USA)
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To: Red in Blue PA

When I stocked up on hollow points at Walmart, the clerk asked me my name and address. I told him “None of your business”

Then he asked “What kind of gun are these for?” I replied “None of your business!”

He then asked why I was buying hollow points, and I again told him “None of your business!”

Then he said “I am supposed to ask”. I told him that “I don’t care what you are supposed to ask, it’s still none of your business!”


5 posted on 11/09/2008 4:13:56 PM PST by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: All
AIM surplus has the best deals on ammo I have seen as of late.

It aint cheep but is some of the best prices on the market at the momemt

6 posted on 11/09/2008 4:14:02 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: TommyDale

Walmart here has to ask if they are for a handgun. The register even prompts them to ask.


7 posted on 11/09/2008 4:15:57 PM PST by MarkeyD (11-4-08 For the first time I can say I am ashamed of my country.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
The 2nd ammendment doesn't say anything about ammo. At the first sign of troube, the 'authorities' will ban the sale of ammo. You should already have yours when that happens.

BLOAT!

8 posted on 11/09/2008 4:17:46 PM PST by blam
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To: Red in Blue PA

I just left the Nashville gun show, Bought my son his first gun. A stainless all weather Ruger 10/22. Everyone’s arsenal should have at least one, it is the small block chevy of firearms. Many dealers were sold out of popular caliber ammo.


9 posted on 11/09/2008 4:19:40 PM PST by Boiling point (If God had wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.)
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To: MarkeyD

I wouldn’t tell them anyway. Do they think a criminal is going to answer that truthfully?


10 posted on 11/09/2008 4:19:50 PM PST by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: AirForceMom

How much for the M1 Garand?


11 posted on 11/09/2008 4:19:59 PM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: Prole

$800.00


12 posted on 11/09/2008 4:20:52 PM PST by AirForceMom (God Bless the USA)
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To: mylife

ping for later


13 posted on 11/09/2008 4:21:47 PM PST by MN Doc
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To: Red in Blue PA

Full capacity magazines for handguns and rifles are going fast also. Some sales are made by plain folks hedging their supply, and some sales are speculators stocking up for when a 30 round ar mag will be going for 50 or 100 dollars.

Gear up, ammo up, mag up

It’s the American way!

Don’t forget, a muzzle loader is a great way to deliver 300 grains.


14 posted on 11/09/2008 4:24:15 PM PST by petro45acp (Hunkered down in occupied Virginia!)
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To: Red in Blue PA; All

What chance does a renewed AWB have of being passed?


15 posted on 11/09/2008 4:25:17 PM PST by Momaw Nadon ("...with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world.")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Most of the gun stores here (Anchorage) are just about BINGO for ammo.

Reloading components are getting hard to come by as is, of all things, black powder.

I also noted at the local big box store that air gun ‘ammo’ (pellets) was all but gone - I got the last of the good .22 hunting pellets.

Guess it is time to break down and purchase some more molds.....


16 posted on 11/09/2008 4:25:44 PM PST by ASOC (Have a nice day, just don't have it around me (bumper sticker))
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To: TommyDale

Welcome to Barama world.

I have started saving brass. Time to learn the art of reloading


17 posted on 11/09/2008 4:25:48 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: TommyDale

I would give absurd answers, like “because I’m bored” or “I don’t know.” It’s none of their business, but I would handle with humor.


18 posted on 11/09/2008 4:27:17 PM PST by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: Momaw Nadon

With a dem executive, congress, senate and judiciary?

Odds are good.

The only thing that will stop it is the realization that loads of Dems are 2nd amendment supporters too.

I dont trust these guys to realize that.


19 posted on 11/09/2008 4:29:04 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Repeal 16-17

I think the first time I told them “target practice”. Then they really made me mad.


20 posted on 11/09/2008 4:30:24 PM PST by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: Momaw Nadon

Very strong chance within the first 6 months , so they can get it out of the way and hope that the public forgets by the time 2010 rolls around .

The first thing B.O. is going to do is use executive orders to ban all imported firearms related products .


21 posted on 11/09/2008 4:31:48 PM PST by Neu Pragmatist (Root out the RINO's , Rebuild , and Regain the House in 2010 .)
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To: Repeal 16-17; TommyDale
He then asked why I was buying hollow points, and I again told him “None of your business!”

I would give absurd answers, like “because I’m bored” or “I don’t know.” It’s none of their business, but I would handle with humor.

"I hate Mondays" probably not on the recommended list

22 posted on 11/09/2008 4:34:12 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (I still don't tag sarcasm)
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To: Oztrich Boy

I would ask him whether they ask buyers of knives the same questions.


23 posted on 11/09/2008 4:36:09 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Little known fact: Barack Obama translated into Kenyan means "Jimmy Carter")
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To: Momaw Nadon

“What chance does a renewed AWB have of being passed?”

100% by end of April 2009.


24 posted on 11/09/2008 4:36:53 PM PST by CapnJack
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To: Red in Blue PA

If I had the money I’d be buying a couple of dozen myself.


25 posted on 11/09/2008 4:41:41 PM PST by pctech
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To: Red in Blue PA

It will be interesting to watch when they try to get the guns out of the south side of Chicago, Detroit, Philly, Washington DC and East LA.


26 posted on 11/09/2008 4:43:37 PM PST by MarkeyD (11-4-08 For the first time I can say I am ashamed of my country.)
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To: Oztrich Boy

“My dog told me to, among other things”?


27 posted on 11/09/2008 4:44:36 PM PST by MarkeyD (11-4-08 For the first time I can say I am ashamed of my country.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The far left, whackos, foolish, etc. voted with their wallets on Tuesday.

This is just regular Americans voting with their wallets, post-election.


28 posted on 11/09/2008 4:44:55 PM PST by Perseverando
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To: do the dhue

Bump!


29 posted on 11/09/2008 4:47:18 PM PST by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (It's not Obama, it's O-bey-me !!!)
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To: Oztrich Boy
"I hate Mondays" probably not on the recommended list.

Along with "I'm on Prozac and I just lost my job at the Post Office!"

30 posted on 11/09/2008 4:47:52 PM PST by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: MarkeyD

Those are the guns they never go after for some reason.


31 posted on 11/09/2008 4:50:55 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Little known fact: Barack Obama translated into Kenyan means "Jimmy Carter")
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To: Momaw Nadon

Oh... I’d say somewhere in the general neighborhood of... uh... 100%.


32 posted on 11/09/2008 4:54:31 PM PST by Jack Hammer (here)
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To: Red in Blue PA

“Anyone who owns guns and voted for Obama needs thei head examined.”

Start with Cooper Firearms - Supported Obama. They in turn should be drummed quickly out of business. They claim it was only “Dan Cooper” president and CEO. When the head of a firm supports Obammo-Grabber - you know its a systemic stupidity problem in the firm.


33 posted on 11/09/2008 5:14:27 PM PST by FTL
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To: FTL

The CEO resigned.

I’m not going to be a party to drumming a gun manufacturer out of business.


34 posted on 11/09/2008 5:23:54 PM PST by Shooter 2.5 (NRA - Vote against the dem party)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The ammunition manufacturers should stop taking ammo orders from the police and concentrate on the public.

Sorry, Chicago Police, we’re out of ammo. We sold everything to the gunshops in Texas, Wyoming and Montana. [click].


35 posted on 11/09/2008 5:29:22 PM PST by Shooter 2.5 (NRA - Vote against the dem party)
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To: Momaw Nadon
What chance does a renewed AWB have of being passed?

100 of the Democrat caucus is now Blue Dog Democrats. This was part of Rahm Emanuel's plan to recruit candidiates who were pro-gun and pro-life to defeat Republicans in 2006 and 2008. The problem for them now comes with how to pass the extreme pro-abortions and anti-gun legislation advocated by their President-Elect.

36 posted on 11/09/2008 5:30:51 PM PST by montag813
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To: TommyDale
"Gun sales are up as much as 700% in some areas."

They are every year just before Christmas. Amazing they didn't say gun sales were up from "fear" of a Bush government when he won. This mostly fabrication, with a few comments speculating such fears to make the stories seem legit.

37 posted on 11/09/2008 5:31:42 PM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: Red in Blue PA

There is no “run on guns”. But thatnks to hysterical, race-baiting articles like this, there may well be one after all.


38 posted on 11/09/2008 5:34:13 PM PST by montag813
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To: TommyDale

I mean really. Think about it. why would gun owners be rushing out to buy more guns?

Most are already have gun cabinets bursting with their collections. I certainly don’t need to buy more guns, and most of us have already stocked up on bullets primers and powder from the last scare of a shortage of these items.


39 posted on 11/09/2008 5:36:08 PM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: petro45acp
Don’t forget, a muzzle loader is a great way to deliver 300 grains.

In a cannon maybe. 70 to 100 max for a .50 cal muzzle loading rifle.

40 posted on 11/09/2008 5:36:35 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (In Memory of My Father [1917-1988] --WWII Vet, U.S. Army Air Forces)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Silly people, do none of them remember the scene from Red Dawn, “go to the sporting goods stores and get from the files.... obtain form 4473 - this will contain descriptions of weapons and lists of private ownership”?


41 posted on 11/09/2008 5:37:56 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Jimmah Carter cubed. Obama, the only man in America who can make Hillary Clinton look good.)
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To: Boiling point

My 11 year old daughter shoots the same gun.

My husband bought an AR15 yesterday, gun shops can’t keep them in stock they say.


42 posted on 11/09/2008 5:40:27 PM PST by riri
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To: Momaw Nadon
What chance does a renewed AWB have of being passed?

In the upcoming Congress? About as likely as death and taxes.

43 posted on 11/09/2008 5:40:37 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Jimmah Carter cubed. Obama, the only man in America who can make Hillary Clinton look good.)
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To: petro45acp
"Don’t forget, a muzzle loader is a great way to deliver 300 grains."

A lot of people underestimate the amount of brutal short range kinetic power a muzzle loader has. Hard lead balls or home poured buffalo bullets have no problem knocking holes through engine blocks.

44 posted on 11/09/2008 5:43:57 PM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: Inyo-Mono
"Don’t forget, a muzzle loader is a great way to deliver 300 grains.

In a cannon maybe. 70 to 100 max for a .50 cal muzzle loading rifle."

I believe the gentleman was referring to the bullet weight - and you are also incorrect about propellant charges for the .50: I routinely use 120 grains of FFG in my Hawken.

45 posted on 11/09/2008 5:45:52 PM PST by Chinstrap61a
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To: Inyo-Mono
"n a cannon maybe. 70 to 100 max for a .50 cal muzzle loading rifle."

are you kidding? store bought balls and bullets start at 284 grains.

46 posted on 11/09/2008 5:46:22 PM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: Momaw Nadon
What chance does a renewed AWB have of being passed?

Anywhere from 99 to 100 percent.

47 posted on 11/09/2008 5:50:47 PM PST by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Isn't oenerous tax levied on ammunition akin to a poll tax? The 2nd Amendment is not something which only a few can afford.

A poll tax, ammo tax, speech tax, etc., would all be assaults on enumerated rights, but with the new 'living constitution' I doubt there would be any legislative or judicial sympathy to the restrictions imposed by massive firearms and ammunition taxes. Obama could impose restrictive taxes on guns and ammunition with an executive order, and I doubt anyone would call him on it.

48 posted on 11/09/2008 5:51:23 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Isn't oenerous tax levied on ammunition akin to a poll tax?

Of course it is. Ditto the $200 NFA tax.

Anyone who owns guns and voted for Obama needs their head examined.

Leftists are great friends of the gun owner, right up until they get into power. They have a perfectly consistent history.

Obama win triggers run on guns in many stores

Anybody who couldn't see that coming, needs their head examined.

Cue up the Who, "Won't Get Fooled Again."

49 posted on 11/09/2008 5:51:57 PM PST by Lee N. Field (< sarc>"I for one welcome our new Chicago overlords"< /sarc> NOT!)
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To: Neu Pragmatist
"The first thing B.O. is going to do is use executive orders to ban all imported firearms related products ."

LMAO! As if that will stop imported firearms and related products. It only stops the legal ones. The illegal ones, which is what most of the gangs in the 'hoods' use, will be as plentiful as ever.

50 posted on 11/09/2008 5:52:11 PM PST by Nathan Zachary
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