Skip to comments.Gun sales increase across the state, nation
Posted on 04/14/2012 5:06:28 PM PDT by bgill
The trend is not only happening in Texas, but around the nation. The National Shooting Sports Foundation says 11 million firearms were sold in the U.S. in the last year. The FBI also conducted 16.5 million firearm background checks in 2011. That's nearly two million more than in 2010, and double the amount from 2001.
The big question is why? Store owners say gun sales typically increase during an election year, but this year there's more to it.
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I went to the gun store today, very busy. Looked at a $3,999 H&K AR-10.
Also, trying to decide if I want a full size or a pocket gun next. Also, .45 ACP or .40, decisions decisions.
Flash mob violence by a certain minority group which has exploded in size and scope all the while without exception and worryingly gone unpunished.
Nah. It can’t be the muzzie/commie/blacktivist in the WH.
But I wish that helmets, body armor, and LBE sales were going up as well. We’re going to be a well-armed mititia when the time comes with no way to move or fight except to hunker down at home and be defeated piecemeal.
I went to a gun show in Dallas today and it was packed. Got some spare mags, ammo, and a new front handgrip for my AR. Oh, also got a new Gonzales flag (Come and Take It) ball cap as well.
why get just one? and they won’t go down in value either, only up
That reminds me, I have to buy more ammo.
Obama is doing one good thing, and he hates it.
Waiting for customers to pay their bills. Plan to get some ugly ones. Will have to get them one at a time so I don’t trip any special ATF reports though.
I’ve been buying black powder weapons, just in case things gets real primitive. I have molds and I can make my ammo from scratch. After all the fancy brass is used up it comes down to the black powder weapons which have their advantage.
Found some good deals here for XD9 and XD40.
Use coupon code slickguns and get 5 more bucks off + free shipping.
Just picked one up this morning from my FFL.
Scratched off my list...on to the next one.
Went to gun range today with my daughter. she shot her first hand gun today. i am so proud. hope the only time i ever need to use it is if i am being stalked by a gator. not the orange n blue ones.
The first female, otherwise known as my wife, informed me that there was a local gun show over the weekend.
I declined, although I did like the invite. We’ve no holes in our protective armament, and we’re short of money.
There’s still the .50 BMG, but I’ve a hard time coming up with a reason for a thousand yard weapon when I live in the woods where sixty yards would be a long shot...
Regardless of who wins in November, Romney or Obama, we won't have a 2nd Amendment defender in the White House (of course we didn't really have one with Bush either). Though I'll give Obama credit. I was expecting the worst during the first two years when he had a Democrat congress but, much to my surprise, he's largely sat on the sidelines as President when it came to passing new gun control laws. Don't believe me? He earned an 'F' from the Brady bunch. I don't think even Bush got an 'F'.
I was in Wal-Mart a few days ago and noticed a Sig-Sauer which looked like a nice gun. I just assumed it was a .223 caliber. The price seemed good at just over $500.
I looked more closely and realized it was a .22LR. Still a nice looking gun.
I do think there are enough small arms in the hands of the citizenry. It’s time to move on to mortar tubes and anti-armor weapons.
I found a tiny little Taurus .380 for $199 at Academy today.
The right stuff, the low price!
I think he’s saving it for his second term. He has been using other methods to implement gun control, not laws through congress.
Things like banning the import of certain firearms.
What range do you go to in Dallas? I usually go to the Garland public range or to Gibson’s Outpost.I live about 5 minutes from Gibson’s.
Response: Why am I not surprised!
Comment: Every fool and his brother knows a Social War is coming. The exact date, time and location it breaks out is to be determined later.
I’m looking at a sig probably in 9mm. I have been carrying a little keltec .32 but want something with more stopping power.
Check out Armslist.com
It’s like craigslist, but for guns, and Mr. BATFE man has no idea how many you buy.
In FLorida, puma or bear are a more likely reason to need a firearm. However, if you live further down in the warm part of the state, there are always pythons and green anacondas.
Hopefully, no Urban Ferals, but that will be determined by November.
What firearms have been banned under the Obama administration? Just asking. Here in Florida pretty much everything is available.
had a barrett for a while, swarovski scope has markings out to 2,000 meters, and yes you can really hit something regularly at 1500 meters, as long as you know EXACTLY how far away it is.
got rid of it though. couple shots and it made your gums bleed. not the recoil but the concussion from the muzzle brake, and i mean how many places can you shoot 1500 meters.
one interesting thing, at that distance its flying around a 30 foot drop. that always amazed me. you would shoot it, and count to 4 or 5 and hear the clang coming back from the target.
I am not so afraid that guns will be band as I am that ammunition will get so scarce and expensive that we will just have high priced rocks to defend ourselves.
Race pimps baiting for a long hot summer and stirring up a race war.
There are places that is a very very bad idea.
We shall see how really stupid they are.
Through regulation he banned the import of Saiga shotguns although I think it was reversed. He’s also stopped the import of Korean War era rifles from Korea.
There are other examples but those are the two that come to mind.
Oh wow, I feel dumb. I thought a guy in Dallas had posted about going to the range.
I won't defend Bush's metamorphosis, but he was the guv that signed TX CHL law. But his second presidential term was an abortion.
The militia of today would have to fight like people of today. There won’t be a lot of marching in formation going on.
I'm much more concerned with the fifth day from here.
There is a decent supply of used police dept Beretta 92’s on the market, some for around $350. Great guns, ultra reliable.
I pass thru Gonzales occassionally. There’s a bar, the Long Branch Saloon, just off the square. The building is original from the 1880’s. Neat place and $1.50 beer.
Which one? The one on 183? I need one to stick in my pocket on my walks. Seen too many coyotes lately out here in Lago.
Fast & Furious was Hussein's program, but his peons got caught in the act when agent Brian Terry was killed.
President Hussein Obama is not sitting on the sidelines.
This is what you really need:
Oh! If you can find a Beretta 92 for that price, jump on it.
Awesome and very reliable weapon.
Yes, the whole idea of Fast and Furious was to push gun control.
The irritating thing is most so called conservatives still call it a botched sting when it was no such thing.
Yes, I do recall a shipment of Garands being blocked, largely at the behest of collectors who didn't want to see their rifles lose value in the market flooding that would've taken place. This isn't really a ban though. You can still legally buy Garand rifles. They just cost a lot. Don't get me wrong, I have no doubt Obama would love to engage in a gun-banning frenzy if he felt it was worth the massive amount of political capitol he'd have to expend.
Honestly, I'm concerned about Romney when it comes to guns. Unlike Obama, Romney actually has a demonstrable record of signing gun-banning legislation into law. Realistically though, the gun control movement seems to be dead. Liberals learned back in '94 that enacting gun control legislation brings huge electoral consequences while having very little impact on the availability of guns or any measurable reduction in public safety. In short, it's just not worth it. We'd have to enact Britain-style confiscation measures for gun control laws to have any effect and this simply will not happen in America.
And on the subject of guns, I've been pining for a Ruger Mini-14. I don't know why. I just find them aesthetically pleasing.
Lol. no, just two gals. in florida no less.
p.s my neighbor told me he THINKS a gator ate something in my yard at 4am this morning. With grandkids n dogs i take this seriously.
I own six. I’m kinda personally maxed out. lol