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Americans buy record numbers of guns for Christmas
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Posted on 01/01/2012 1:16:58 PM PST by Sub-Driver

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1 posted on 01/01/2012 1:17:02 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Woot!


2 posted on 01/01/2012 1:20:05 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed!!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

3 posted on 01/01/2012 1:22:16 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war. It's coming.)
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To: Sub-Driver

na na na na na na


4 posted on 01/01/2012 1:22:34 PM PST by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I am willing to bet that there are a large number of “independents” and yes, even liberals doing the buying...

And they aren’t likely to honor the forthcoming edicts of the current admin regarding gun control. In fact, they will likely get real annoyed when Obama decides to try further limiting their suddenly discovered 2nd Amendment rights.

Ironic.


5 posted on 01/01/2012 1:23:37 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: Sub-Driver

And these numbers do no reflect private sales or CHL holders.


6 posted on 01/01/2012 1:23:38 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Americans buy record numbers of guns for Christmas"

I see it as "Americans using their 2nd amendment rights given to them by the grace of God and spitting in the face of tyranny". : )

Right to Bear Arms

7 posted on 01/01/2012 1:24:26 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Sub-Driver

Disarming the citizenry might not be quite as easy as the half dark overlord may happen to think.

This pleases me.


8 posted on 01/01/2012 1:26:02 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: Eddie01

The poor folks have to wait till their earned income credit comes in with their taxes to buy.

good news BUMP


9 posted on 01/01/2012 1:26:02 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: Sub-Driver
It was the highest number ever in a single month, surpassing the previous record set in November.

It's been a constantly increasing slant on the graph since 0bama has run for POTUS and just look at the mayhem and lawlessness that we have experienced since then! /s

10 posted on 01/01/2012 1:28:39 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Sub-Driver

Makes me proud.


11 posted on 01/01/2012 1:29:40 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: Sub-Driver

The average American sees the shit hitting the fan and doesn’t want to face the near future unarmed. That’s the legacy of the Kenyan.


12 posted on 01/01/2012 1:30:22 PM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg
Disarming the citizenry might not be quite as easy as the half dark overlord may happen to think.

LOL!

I see it as "partially eclipsed wannabe". ~snort

13 posted on 01/01/2012 1:32:20 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: txhurl
The "poor folks" can't buy guns. They can't afford to get the I.D. required to buy a gun. Which is probably a "racist" requirement anyway. Eric the Holder would call it one of those "Jim Crow" things.

sarc/off

14 posted on 01/01/2012 1:34:13 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed!!!!!)
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To: EGPWS

It’s been a constantly increasing slant on the graph since 0bama has run for POTUS and just look at the mayhem and lawlessness that we have experienced since then! /s


It was zero with the knife to gunfight, get in their faces, we’ll handle this the Chicago Way etc that wrought this wonderful turnaround.

Behind every blade of grass, indeed.


15 posted on 01/01/2012 1:34:53 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder how much of an effect that kids who have grown up playing computer games like Call of Duty, Medal of Honor, or even games like Fallout 3 are having on gun purchases. I think gaming is probably having a bigger impact than most people realize.


16 posted on 01/01/2012 1:37:05 PM PST by FreedomForce (Dunno 2012)
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To: FreedomForce

I think there’s a lot of truth to that. Again, to quote Alanis Morrisette...Isn’t it ironic? ;)

There are definitely a ton of kids/younger Americans that are sheep...but there is a good number of them that, while perhaps not 1950s type right wing Leave it to Beavers, ARE far more like ‘us’ than the generation the libs wanted.


17 posted on 01/01/2012 1:50:39 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: txhurl
Behind every blade of grass, indeed.

Yep.

That's why the nefarians want TSA roving the highways with mobile backscatter x-ray machines.

18 posted on 01/01/2012 1:57:15 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: FreedomForce

I don’t think it’s just gaming, I think that it’s an overall favorable approach to guns in media in general. I’ve been a gun enthusiast ever since basic training, but my wife didn’t really care about them at all...at first. Then, we started watching “Top Shot” on History, then “Sons of Guns” as well.

She enjoyed watching them, which made it easier for me to get her to the range to actually shoot. She had never fired a firearm before she went to basic training, and never fired one afterwards and punched out after her first enlistment was up.

But once she started shooting at the range with me, she LOVED it. Every new episode of one of those shows would come out, and she’d want to shoot whatever they did. Something interestingly ironic about watching a Korean girl fire an AK-47 made me giggle on the inside.

Long story short, she became one of those “first time gun owners” this Christmas. Santa brought her a Smith and Wesson 686 plus .357 revolver that she had enjoyed shooting the last couple of range trips.


19 posted on 01/01/2012 1:57:57 PM PST by The Black Knight (What would John Rambo do?)
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To: Sub-Driver

What does the Giffords shooting have to do with this topic?


20 posted on 01/01/2012 1:57:57 PM PST by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: mylife

And these numbers do no reflect private sales or CHL holders.


Nor do they reflect multiple firearms beyond the first one a transaction.


21 posted on 01/01/2012 2:00:49 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

but there is a good number of them that, while perhaps not 1950s type right wing Leave it to Beavers, ARE far more like ‘us’ than the generation the libs wanted.


The article title explains to those Commies who invested all that time and energy (with OUR money) that they failed, deeply. Zero was supposed to close the deal, instead he utterly failed at his mission.

Oorah! Wolverines!


22 posted on 01/01/2012 2:06:17 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: muir_redwoods

Exactly, they are expressing their expectations of the outcome of Obama and is racist/ economic/ mb charged agenda.

A referendum in action. Maybe they are the occupy America /tea party members!


23 posted on 01/01/2012 2:06:17 PM PST by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: muir_redwoods

Exactly, they are expressing their expectations of the outcome of Obama and is racist/ economic/ mb charged agenda.

A referendum in action. Maybe they are the occupy America /tea party members!


24 posted on 01/01/2012 2:06:37 PM PST by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: Sub-Driver
I bought a 270 barrel for my Mauser project, does that count.
25 posted on 01/01/2012 2:07:07 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and nervous supporters.)
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To: EGPWS

More than 50,000 people have applied for concealed carry since Wisconsin implemented the law on Nov. 1. About half of those applications have been approved and the state DOJ has been swamped with background checks since that time.


26 posted on 01/01/2012 2:10:44 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: Sub-Driver

That’s the one industry that the Kenyan is improving.


27 posted on 01/01/2012 2:13:48 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Americans buy record numbers of guns for Christmas

I should be so lucky! Anybody want to buy some new sweaters (never used), several scarves (never used) or some stupid socks (worn only a couple times)?

Oops, I gave the 8 years of new sweaters and scarves to charity so they're no longer available........

28 posted on 01/01/2012 2:16:45 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Santa missed my house again....or maybe he's stuck in the chimney. I'll go look.......)
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Tighter laws? Guns will always be available for a price. Coming bad times? That has always been a possibility. Now, fewer cops on the street is a good reason. Hoarding? If you have one firearm, you want ‘em all. Santa was kind enough to leave CZ-82 at my house this year. Now EandHmom wants one.


29 posted on 01/01/2012 2:17:16 PM PST by EandH Dad (sleeping giants wake up REALLY grumpy)
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To: EGPWS
Disarming the citizenry might not be quite as easy as the half dark overlord may happen to think.
LOL!

I see it as “partially eclipsed wannabe”. ~snort

Kind of partial to “Mulatto Castrato” myself.

30 posted on 01/01/2012 2:17:28 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: txhurl

Im a Reagan Gen-Xer. My daughter is 22 and from what she tells me, there are a significant number of people in her age bracket in and outside the military that she known (she’s USAF) that have had that proverbial Come to Jesus Revelation regarding liberalism.

We will probably never ‘convert’ them to full blown old school conservatism, but the libs have most definitely overreached with a bunch of their target market. The PETA/enviro and yes, even total abortion as birth control in leu of personal responsibility crap does not sit well with more younger people than one might think.

I also laugh every time she tells me about how one of her friends suddenly realizes they’ve been lied to. Warms my heart ;) Dispite the best laid plans of Communism, they STILL defy the programming.


31 posted on 01/01/2012 2:18:27 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: EGPWS

Maybe more people think they may have to defend their right to vote in Nov 2012.


32 posted on 01/01/2012 2:25:01 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I’m Gen-X too, and my 20yo daughter a few years ago developed with her best friend a pretty good darn shootin’ Zombie plan.

With her schoolmates off to Afghanistan, Iraq, places where only bullets decide matters, and having a Marine (Iraq) roommate, she saw the light on her own.

She’s ~socially liberal, but quite serious about property rights and 2nd amd, and socialism. She and her class have had to fight out socialistic tendencies at work where we really didn’t. Of course, we didn’t start out in service industries, either.

I have more than a glimmer of hope for our twenty year olds.


33 posted on 01/01/2012 2:28:28 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: Sub-Driver

So a writer from Los Angeles uses the “C” word rather than a non-nondescript phrase like “the holidays” when writing about firearms. Is he trying to make an unsubstantiated association? How does he know they weren’t purchased as presents for Hanukkah or Kwanza, which also fall in December?


34 posted on 01/01/2012 2:33:26 PM PST by walkerk
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To: himno hero

Maybe they are the occupy America /tea party members!


Glockupy.


35 posted on 01/01/2012 2:34:32 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah read it and weep all you public school bone smugglers from across the pond.

Here we call it liberty


36 posted on 01/01/2012 2:35:53 PM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Sub-Driver

How many guns did this picture sell?

37 posted on 01/01/2012 2:39:15 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: mylife
And these numbers do no reflect private sales or CHL holders.


We are CHL holders and I bought my wife a TCP 738 for Christmas, didn't show up in the stats.
38 posted on 01/01/2012 2:39:15 PM PST by askrenr (HOOAH! It's an Army thing.)
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To: txhurl

That’s something the libs didn’t take into consideration...then again, perhaps they did and thats why they were so anti war.

All those tens of hundreds of thousands of military saw combat and just even the ‘real world’ over there. It changed them all profoundly. I know my daughter came back a much harder person with far less tolerance for BS.

Those people know what guns are, for and aren’t. They know the lib line on them is BS. They know the lib line on Islam is BS. Many MANY have realized that lib anything is BS...

And they talk with their America-bound non military friends.

The ‘homies’ are not so easily brushing off the truth when their friends tell them and byt the liberal line in it’s staid.

Thus we see Incompitano/DHS labeling ex-military a threat.


39 posted on 01/01/2012 2:46:08 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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1. Commander Zero & henchmen arm violent drug cartels in Mexico.

2. They use the violence committed by said cartels to restrict 2nd Amend. Rights of Americans.

3. The Obama administration implements and carries out a plan to assassinate Americans without trial if they appear on a secret list of terrorists.

4. President signs NDAA that allows military to arrest and detain indefinitely, without charges or counsel, anyone deemed to support terrorism, even citizens in the US.

5. DHS releases a report that the Tea Party, Patriot groups, RTL orgs, 2nd Amend. Supporters and Military veterans might be terrorists.

Fear mongering my a$$.


40 posted on 01/01/2012 2:53:48 PM PST by Eagles6 (E)
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1. Commander Zero & henchmen arm violent drug cartels in Mexico.

2. They use the violence committed by said cartels to restrict 2nd Amend. Rights of Americans.

3. The Obama administration implements and carries out a plan to assassinate Americans without trial if they appear on a secret list of terrorists.

4. President signs NDAA that allows military to arrest and detain indefinitely, without charges or counsel, anyone deemed to support terrorism, even citizens in the US.

5. DHS releases a report that the Tea Party, Patriot groups, RTL orgs, 2nd Amend. Supporters and Military veterans might be terrorists.

Fear mongering my a$$.


41 posted on 01/01/2012 2:54:02 PM PST by Eagles6
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To: Sub-Driver

Brings new meaning to the term “Fast and Furious”.


42 posted on 01/01/2012 2:55:33 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

And that’s a reason I still support W. Franklin wasn’t kidding when he said ‘a Republic, if you can keep it’.

We have every Muslim, Commie, greenie, you name it doing everything they need to in concert to bring us down, and take our Republic away from us.

Our kids are taking away the real ‘global’ truth from the Caliphate vs. God-loving America skirmishes.

Wolverines!


43 posted on 01/01/2012 3:04:29 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: txhurl

On one hand you have a generation of people (mostly Boomers directing “entitlement Millenials’) trying to make “Idiocracy” into the reality and millions of sheep ready to go along and let them. On the other, there are the Iraq/Afgh vets non-entitlement’ Millenials and plenty more all the time not willing to play along, who have actual leadership ability, real world knowledge and no intention of playing nice.

Then throw in the financial collapse/mess.

Ultimately, we win, but it’s going to be “Road Warrior” before that victory comes about.


44 posted on 01/01/2012 3:18:31 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: Sub-Driver

They can’t confiscate them all!


45 posted on 01/01/2012 3:27:41 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Because of my work, I know a lot of people in your daughter’s age bracket. I would hazard a guess that their social liberalism is mostly a function of their age, and hope they eventually grow out of it.


46 posted on 01/01/2012 3:31:13 PM PST by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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47 posted on 01/01/2012 3:34:22 PM PST by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Its a banner year at the gun range too.


48 posted on 01/01/2012 3:38:49 PM PST by DainBramage
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To: Sub-Driver

I plan to add a .30 caliber long gun and .357 mag revolver to my collection this year that I just know will end up in a horrific boating accident and them sinking to the bottom of the lake. :)


49 posted on 01/01/2012 3:39:44 PM PST by jy8z (From the next to last exit before the end of the internet.)
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“The gift that keeps on giving” lol


50 posted on 01/01/2012 3:41:20 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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