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Business brisk at Tucson gun show week after rampage
Reuters ^ | 1-15-11 | Tim Gaynor

Posted on 01/15/2011 3:06:22 PM PST by Justaham

Thousands of shoppers browsed for guns at a trade show in Tucson on Saturday, a week after a shooting rampage that killed six people and raised questions about permissive gun laws in the United States.

"People see it as either guns are going to get banned, or I'm going to get shot," said stall holder Randall Record, 27, explaining the mood at the Crossroads of the West Gun Show on the outskirts of the city. "Either way, it drives sales."

The show was held a week after college dropout Jared Lee Loughner allegedly opened fire on a crowd gathered outside a grocery store with semi-automatic pistol, killing a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl and four others.

Thirteen people were injured by the hail of bullets, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who remains critically ill in a city hospital, shot through the head.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: banglist; giffords

1 posted on 01/15/2011 3:06:23 PM PST by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Always wanted to go to Crossroads it’s supposed
to be a big show.


2 posted on 01/15/2011 3:07:41 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Justaham
"People see it as either guns are going to get banned, or I'm going to get shot,"

Or they want to protect themselves and their family.

3 posted on 01/15/2011 3:08:55 PM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: potlatch

4 posted on 01/15/2011 3:16:22 PM PST by devolve (. . . . . . . . . Wagya Butt for only $100 pound . . new and improved and ahead of the curve . . . .)
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To: Justaham
If I didn't hate everything about the entire Glock product line, I'd buy one just as a show of solidarity.

I might anyway.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

5 posted on 01/15/2011 3:20:09 PM PST by The Comedian (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope.)
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To: Justaham

In other news, business is brisk at the Safeway where the people were shot. So what?


6 posted on 01/15/2011 3:20:23 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Please donate to FreeRepublic, sanity in a world gone mad!)
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To: Justaham
It's odd how as much as the left hates gun ownership, they've never been able to stop, or even slow it down, various legislations notwithstanding. Quite the contrary. It's also a fact that despite how much we conservatives dislike abortion, we've never been able to stop, or even slow it down.

There's an important thought hovering around in my brain about this, but I can't quite figure out what it is. Too bad. I'm sure it's very clever.

7 posted on 01/15/2011 3:20:27 PM PST by Batrachian (I learned everything I needed to know about Islam on 9/11)
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To: Justaham

My wife has her carry permit but rarely does and started realizing that a nut can go off literally at any time.


8 posted on 01/15/2011 3:21:27 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Batrachian

State bans cannot be effective in a free country unless the people vigorously support them?


9 posted on 01/15/2011 3:24:44 PM PST by marktwain
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To: Justaham

I’ve got an AR-15 for sale. $10,000 and it’s all yours. LOL


10 posted on 01/15/2011 3:26:44 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (They bring a Bible to a Memorial, we bring a T Shirt - Long Legged Mac Daddy)
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To: Batrachian
It's also a fact that despite how much we conservatives dislike abortion, we've never been able to stop, or even slow it down.

I think the media has a lot to do with it. They make a (rightfully) big deal of George Tiller's murder but virtually (and wrongfully) ignore the murder of men like James Pouillon.
11 posted on 01/15/2011 3:28:24 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: tet68
Gun prices are likely to be up. Why not consider getting some reloading equipment and supplies? I see some at gunshows and it is often severely discounted. You can often obtain a complete quality reloading outfit for $200, that likely cost three times that when new. Good equipment tends to last through several owners.
12 posted on 01/15/2011 3:28:31 PM PST by marktwain
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To: tet68

BIG Crossroads of the West Gunshow at the AZ State Fairgrounds in Phoenix the weekend of 22-23 January.
The Fair Grounds are at 19th Ave and McDowell Rd.
See’ya there!


13 posted on 01/15/2011 3:33:39 PM PST by TaMoDee
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To: Justaham

I live in Illinois where it is still a felony to think about guns.

Yes, I’m trying to get out. Missouri looks awfully inviting.


14 posted on 01/15/2011 3:36:42 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Don't tell Obama what comes after a trillion)
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To: Justaham

And the MSM is blaming the American fascination with and love of guns as the reason for last week’s shooting!

Go figure.


15 posted on 01/15/2011 3:38:21 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: cripplecreek
"I think the media has a lot to do with it."

I think the real truth, about abortion anyway, is that it's just too useful to give up. Convenience will trump morality any day of the week. Unfortunately, morality is what upholds societies.

I wonder what genius or leader or savior was destroyed before it was even born, a loss to the world that can never be calculated or understood.

16 posted on 01/15/2011 4:05:26 PM PST by Batrachian (I learned everything I needed to know about Islam on 9/11)
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To: marktwain

Absolutely...get some good reloading stuff. Ammo will cost you a third of what it does for store-bought. But, semi-auto pistols throw the husks quite a ways off, and I find that aside from the fact that many will be lost in the weeds during practice, some will also be damaged or nicked in the ejection process. Also some semi-autos are very finicky about reloads (my 1911 Springfield doesn’t cycle them well at all). This, of course doesn’t apply to revolvers. It’s easy to save every case from a revolver. Of course your capacity is limited to 6 or 7,but it is important to learn to be a good shot. My fave is the Ruger GP100 (.357Mag) Go for it! Still, 9mm and .45 auto ammo isn’t THAT expensive yet. Practice, practice practice!


17 posted on 01/15/2011 4:11:19 PM PST by Larry R. Johnson (Power to the people!)
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To: Justaham

I think a good move by those States reaffirming the second amendment would be to help bring back “family gun culture” by the State producing, for free distribution, DVDs about guns for retailers to give away with free with any gun purchase.

Such DVDs could be packed with useful information, to include cleaning, proper storage, transport and handling; current gun laws and restrictions such as not taking guns into federal buildings; the location of public gun ranges; and lots of information about hunting, etc.

The value of doing this is in restoring “family gun culture” that has faded away for the last several decades. And it’s a lot better to learn gun lessons from a DVD than mistakes.


18 posted on 01/15/2011 4:18:58 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: The Comedian

<< If I didn’t hate everything about the entire Glock product line, I’d buy one just as a show of solidarity.>>

Tactical Tupperware - I wouldn’t carry anything else. And, I can clean it by dropping it in the top rack of the dishwasher (just kidding).

Regardless of your feelings about Glocks, the secret is to become competent with whatever you own, and carry it with you all the time.


19 posted on 01/15/2011 4:21:13 PM PST by Klaatu Barada Nikto (Government Axiom: Minimum Requirements = Maximum Achieved)
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To: Larry R. Johnson
Used 9mm and .40 cal brass is ridiculously cheap, about scrap price. If you practice with reloads, you will become very good at clearing malfunctions. Just use high quality commercial self defense ammunition (find a police or sheriff department that endorses the brand you have decided on) for carry purposes.

Reloading is lots of fun in itself, and most people are fully capable of doing it. I started when I was 12, as I recall.

20 posted on 01/15/2011 4:21:40 PM PST by marktwain
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

<< I think a good move by those States reaffirming the second amendment would be to help bring back “family gun culture” >>

Arizona has this: http://www.trainmeaz.com


21 posted on 01/15/2011 4:23:44 PM PST by Klaatu Barada Nikto (Government Axiom: Minimum Requirements = Maximum Achieved)
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To: The Comedian

I bought a Glock 17 when they first came out, just because all the lefties were screaming about “plastic guns”. I still have it, but I really prefer the good ol’ 1911 to pretty much everything else. SIGS and Walthers are fine, too, but the 1911 is 100 years old and hasn’t been topped yet.


22 posted on 01/15/2011 4:24:37 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Kickass Conservative
I’ve got an AR-15 for sale. $10,000 and it’s all yours. LOL

Take it to a gun show and put that price tag on it. Who knows, someone may need it more than they need $10,000. A lot of people are buying stuff because they do not know how what the dollar will be worth two years from now.

23 posted on 01/15/2011 4:26:07 PM PST by marktwain
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To: Klaatu Barada Nikto

Oy! That has some of the worst html I have seen in a long time. On my browser it looked awful.


24 posted on 01/15/2011 4:37:50 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: devolve

Do you know the source of the picture with President Bush?


25 posted on 01/15/2011 4:41:15 PM PST by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: ozzymandus
the 1911 is 100 years old and hasn’t been topped yet.

See, that's exactly how I feel. I've fired and owned most handguns known to man.

Nothing does it for me like good ol' .45 slab-sides. The way it carries, handles, recoils, reloads, field strips, everything. If God had a handgun, it would be a 1911.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

26 posted on 01/15/2011 4:57:14 PM PST by The Comedian ("Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice" - B. Goldwater)
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To: tang-soo

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The GW Bush image was posted here on FR as much smaller 300x290 image - I started with that -

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Years 2000-2009 I would say - Dunno

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Contact Brent Bozell at:

Media Research Center

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I do not attempt to keep an index or archive of sources or links or URLs for than many thousands of source images or graphics I have saved, enlarged, composted, uploaded, posted

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Otherwise - Try GOOGLE Image Search

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As they say:

‘Do a little research.....’

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27 posted on 01/15/2011 5:48:29 PM PST by devolve (. . . . . . . . . Wagya Butt for only $100 pound . . new and improved and ahead of the curve . . . .)
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To: The Comedian
Perhaps. If John Moses Browning had access to modern materials, he would have designed a Glock.

The Glock 17 is simply an updated John Moses Browning design.

28 posted on 01/15/2011 7:48:35 PM PST by marktwain
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To: ozzymandus
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29 posted on 01/15/2011 9:07:23 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: ozzymandus; The Comedian
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30 posted on 01/15/2011 9:09:20 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: marktwain
The Glock 17 is simply an updated John Moses Browning design.

Obviously you have never held, much less ever shot a 1911. There are absolutely zero similarities between the Glock and 1911 actions.

As for the Glock plastic frame concept and the use of a polygonal barrel in a pistol, it was developed in Germany by Heckler & Koch.


31 posted on 01/15/2011 9:15:56 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: marktwain
Perhaps. If John Moses Browning had access to modern materials, he would have designed a Glock.

To heck with you trigger-safety plastic fetishists.

You couldn't hope to knock anyone unconscious by hitting them with a Glock, nor could you even entertain the notion of doing anything like this to one of your disposable Bic handguns:

;-)


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

32 posted on 01/16/2011 7:11:48 AM PST by The Comedian ("Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice" - B. Goldwater)
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To: Cobra64
Ug, I remember the VP70Z.

Had a trigger pull like a friggin staple gun.

It was a civilianized version of a 3 shot burst machine pistol, which I'm sure was as useful a feature as it was a beautiful firearm (gag).


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

33 posted on 01/16/2011 7:23:41 AM PST by The Comedian ("Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice" - B. Goldwater)
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To: The Comedian
Had a trigger pull like a friggin staple gun.

Good analogy with the staple gun. A gun collector friend of mine is going to buy one some day as a novelty. I told him it looks like something out of the 1950s Jet Jackson science fiction tv series.


34 posted on 01/16/2011 9:30:41 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: Cobra64

Forgive them Cobra, for they are ignorant and know not what they do.

Colt 1911........Currahee!


35 posted on 01/16/2011 9:35:46 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone else's fault!....))
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To: The Comedian
Yeah, the children are so weak and out of shape they whine about carrying a steel pistol.

On the other hand, a friend of mine collects 1911s. Some are very expensive full custom builds, others are stock mil-spec going back to WWI.


36 posted on 01/16/2011 9:36:22 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: Cobra64

The Colt 1911; There is no other before or after.


37 posted on 01/16/2011 9:41:33 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone else's fault!....))
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To: Cobra64
I am in awe.

But your friend needs to diversify.

There isn't a single 1911 with a rail in the bunch. He needs to correct that deficiency!

38 posted on 01/16/2011 9:42:16 AM PST by ex 98C MI Dude (Alea Iacta Est)
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To: Cobra64

porno.


39 posted on 01/16/2011 9:43:29 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Cobra64
What a gorgeous family photo.

Yup, my first 1911 was actually a WWI original, lanyard ring and all.

My current favorite carry piece is a little stainless Officer's Model with Crimson Trace laser grips.

It's practically a keyring ornament.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

40 posted on 01/16/2011 9:43:39 AM PST by The Comedian ("Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice" - B. Goldwater)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
Forgive them Cobra, for they are ignorant and know not what they do.

Sad isn't it... living in Lego-land and never having experienced the thrill of the world's finest trigger. I'm up to about four 1911s and want to add at least three more.

My favorite is this Colt WWI 1918:


41 posted on 01/16/2011 9:48:15 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: ex 98C MI Dude
There isn't a single 1911 with a rail in the bunch. He needs to correct that deficiency!

I told him if he gets a railed 1911, I'd have him neutered! There are some things you don't do to a 1911. Hell, I don't even like skeletonized triggers and FCSs. :)

He has plenty of other HD/SD pistols/revolvers... Sigs, HKs, Walthers, Berettas, six Pythons, a Korth, etc. I think his night stand HD is a P220.

42 posted on 01/16/2011 9:55:24 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: Cobra64

Ah! A purist!

You would be surprised how well that extra few ounces of metal forward of the trigger guard balances the gun. I have 1911s with rails and without, but I shoot better with the railed versions.


43 posted on 01/16/2011 10:00:59 AM PST by ex 98C MI Dude (Alea Iacta Est)
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