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  • BREAKING: Obama Named Gun Salesman of the Year

    10/09/2009 11:01:12 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 2 replies · 539+ views
    National Rifle Association ^ | 10/09/09 | EEEvil Gun Manufacturers
    Finally, an award he deserves.
  • Ammo rationing at Wal-Mart as panic buying sweeps US

    10/05/2009 2:55:57 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 91 replies · 3,375+ views
    theregister.co.uk ^ | 9/24/09 | Lewis Page
    The USA is suffering the most severe ammunition famine in living memory. Gun fanciers, fearing a Democrat crackdown on every American's right to pack heat, are clearing shelves at ammo shops and hoarding cartridges. AP reports that the Remington Arms Company's factory in North Carolina is now working around the clock trying to supply insatiable demand for rifle, pistol and shotgun cartridges. "We've had to add a fourth shift and go 24-7," Remington spokesman Al Russo told the news wire. "It's a phenomenon that I have not seen before in my 30 years in the business."
  • 450 Mayors Petition Obama To Adopt Broad Gun Reform (Gun Grabbers Inc.)

    10/05/2009 1:35:35 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 58 replies · 2,259+ views
    washingtonpost ^ | 10/3/2009 | Staff
    A new report from a national coalition of mayors urges President Obama to adopt dozens of reforms to help curb gun violence, including steps to crack down on problems at gun shows and the creation of a federal interstate firearms trafficking unit. The "Blueprint for Federal Action on Illegal Guns," a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Post, presents 40 recommendations that "would dramatically improve law enforcement's ability to keep guns out of the hands of criminals -- and, in doing so, save innocent lives." The strategies outlined by the Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a bipartisan group of...
  • Gun retailers aim to plug yearlong bullet shortage

    10/04/2009 3:46:35 PM PDT · by Radix · 29 replies · 2,067+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 4 October 2009 | McClatchy Newspapers
    FORT WORTH, Texas - Weapons sellers say gun enthusiasts won’t have to bite the bullet much longer, as a nearly yearlong nationwide ammunition shortage may be winding down. “We’re seeing the light at the end of the tunnel,” said DeWayne Irwin, owner of Cheaper Than Dirt, a Fort Worth store and online retailer. Demand for guns and ammo began growing last year before the November presidential election, partly because many gun owners were concerned that President Obama and Democrats in Congress would reinstate an assault weapons ban or drastically raise taxes on ammunition, guns and firearms materials. “It was the...
  • 450 Mayors Petition Obama To Adopt Broad Gun Reform

    10/02/2009 7:54:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies · 3,172+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 3, 2009 | David S. Fallis
    A new report from a national coalition of mayors urges President Obama to adopt dozens of reforms to help curb gun violence, including steps to crack down on problems at gun shows and the creation of a federal interstate firearms trafficking unit. The "Blueprint for Federal Action on Illegal Guns," a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Post, presents 40 recommendations that "would dramatically improve law enforcement's ability to keep guns out of the hands of criminals -- and, in doing so, save innocent lives." The strategies outlined by the Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a bipartisan group of...
  • Ammo Shortage Linked to Fear of Obama and Democrats, Say Gun Owners

    09/27/2009 11:01:38 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 110 replies · 3,259+ views
    MensNewsDaily.com ^ | September 27, 2009 | Jim Kouri
    While the dismal economic picture in America hasn’t caused “bank runs” wherein customers demand to withdraw their savings from banks across the country — a frequent occurrence during the Great Depression — gun owners are causing a run of their own: a national “gun shop run” for ammunition. Ammunition manufacturers report their factories are producing ammunition at record rates and keeping their facilities operating 24/7. Yet they still cannot keep up with the demand for bullets for everything from handguns to hunting rifles. Gun store owners and manufacturers claim this is the first time they have ever seen such...
  • America Armed, But Guns Not Necessarily Loaded [Historic Bullet Shortage!]

    09/23/2009 8:55:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 45 replies · 1,859+ views
    AP Report ^ | September 23, 2009
    America Armed, But Guns Not Necessarily Loaded By MARY FOSTER, Sep 23 NEW ORLEANS – Bullet-makers are working around the clock, seven days a week, and still can't keep up with the nation's demand for ammunition. Shooting ranges, gun dealers and bullet manufacturers say they have never seen such shortages. Bullets, especially for handguns, have been scarce for months because gun enthusiasts are stocking up on ammo, in part because they fear President Barack Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress will pass antigun legislation — even though nothing specific has been proposed and the president last month signed a law allowing...
  • There's No Ammo on the Shelves (Defends DHS Report slamming vets)

    09/24/2009 9:35:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 107 replies · 3,618+ views
    Mother Jones ^ | May 11, 2009 | Yasha Levine
    VICTORVILLE, Calif.—Ever since it became clear that Barack Obama would be our next president, there's been an unprecedented run on guns 'n ammo in America. Partly this is fueled by fears, some justified some not, that Obama will outlaw a broad range of assault weapons; partly it's fueled by socioeconomic factors, racism and right-wing hate. Nowhere is this phenomenon more evident than in Victorville, a desert exurb of Los Angeles that boomed faster with the subprime craze than just about any city in the country and fell harder when it all collapsed. Today, guns and ammo are in short supply...
  • Firearms, Ammunition See Explosive Sales Growth

    09/22/2009 12:11:14 PM PDT · by pissant · 66 replies · 2,924+ views
    WSJ ^ | 9/21/09 | Bill Spain
    While a remarkable surge that began late last year is starting to ease, Americans' demand for firearms and ammunition - driven largely by economic concerns and the fear of new regulations - remains brisk as double-digit sales increases continue to fill the financial coffers of gun and ammo makers alike. In August, the number of background checks performed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Instant Criminal Background Check System was up 12.3% from the same month in 2008 to about 1.1 million. That is down from the nearly 42% increase of November but is still a growth rate that would...
  • Surprise Winner of Obama Stimulus Spending: Gun Industry

    09/12/2009 2:19:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies · 1,857+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 9/12/09 | Patrik Johnson
    Many gun-loving Americans are convinved that President Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress are bent on ripping rifles from their "cold, dead hands," as actor Charlton Heston once declared at a National Rifle Association meeting. But from the perspective of police departments – not to mention gunmakers – the Obama administration may go down as one of the most gun-friendly in history. Across America, police departments are using the taxpayer-funded stimulus bill to boost their arsenals with shotguns, handguns, and assault rifles. Among the general public, a record 1 million guns were sold across the United States in August alone, rebuffing...
  • Good News: 1M New Firearms Bought By Americans in August

    09/09/2009 6:35:07 PM PDT · by jdfromny · 28 replies · 1,575+ views
    tammybruce.com ^ | 9/8/09 | Tammy Bruce
    That’s right. In one month alone Americans made themselves and this nation safer (from enemies foreign and domestic) by choosing to exercise one our most precious rights–the right to own a firearm. I think Thomas Jefferson would be especially pleased with this news when we consider a letter he sent to one of his nephews: “A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives a moderate exercise to the Body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind . . . Let your gun therefore be the constant...
  • Another 1,000,000+ Guns Added to American Homes in August

    09/08/2009 9:12:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 113 replies · 4,566+ views
    Ammoland.com ^ | 9/8/09 | staff
    Washington, DC --(AmmoLand.com)- Data released by the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) reported 1,074,757 checks in August 2009, a 12.3 percent increase from the 956,872 reported in August 2008. So far that is roughly 9,076,205 gun bought this year! The total is probably more as NICS background checks may cover the purchase of more than one gun at a time.
  • Radicals in robes: why extreme right-wing courts are wrong for America

    09/06/2009 9:24:40 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 28 replies · 1,694+ views
    Google Books ^ | 2006 | Cass Sunstein
    Chapter titled "Guns, God and More" - pp. 219-222. Sunstein states his view that the 2nd Amendment does not guarantee an individual right to keep and bear arms.
  • Women boost Conn. gun sales (pistol permits up 90% over 2008)

    09/06/2009 10:13:53 PM PDT · by Brugmansian · 38 replies · 2,030+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | September 6, 2009 | not given
    WATERBURY, Conn. - Connecticut residents are arming themselves at quite a clip, with women, in particular, packing heat in growing numbers. The state issued 7,741 pistol permits from January through May, a 90 percent increase over the same time period in 2008. Nearly 12,000 new permits have been issued so far this year in a state that recently posted one of the lowest gun ownership rates in the country, according a study of 2006 data by the Violence Policy Center, a national gun control advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. Connecticut gun retailers and educators who run the safety classes...
  • Fear Of Gun Limits Fuels A Burst Of Demand For Bullets

    08/29/2009 11:01:49 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 93 replies · 2,669+ views
    LATimes ^ | August 29, 2009
    Fear of gun limits fuels a burst of demand for bullets Since President Obama's election, demand for guns and ammunition has skyrocketed. Gun shops have trouble keeping bullets in stock. A sign at the Los Angeles Indoor Pistol Shooting Range notifies customers the sale of ammo sales is limited. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times / August 25) By W.J. Hennigan August 29, 2009 There's a bull market for bullets. Stacks of ammo, once piled high at gun shops across America, have dwindled. Prices paid by consumers for much-sought-after Winchester .380-caliber handgun bullets have doubled. At weekend gun shows,...
  • The Media Gets It (Really) Wrong, Again, On Guns

    08/20/2009 8:29:30 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 14 replies · 1,450+ views
    Fox News ^ | Friday, August 20, 2009 | John R. Lott Jr.
    In Portsmouth, New Hampshire recently, a man carried a handgun a few blocks away from the site where President Obama was scheduled to hold a town hall a couple of hours later. Was it a danger or not? The man carrying the gun, William Kostric, even had permission to have the gun on private church property while he was protesting Obama's appearance. Everybody from the New York Times to USA Today to CBS News expressed their outrage, interpreting it as a hot head threatening the president and linking it to militias and conservative talk radio. A prominent liberal radio talk...
  • Norton Calls on Homeland Security Officials to Restrict Gun Carrying Outside Public Events Where...

    08/20/2009 11:51:00 AM PDT · by neverdem · 84 replies · 2,521+ views
    norton.house.gov ^ | August 19, 2009 | NA
    Norton Calls on Homeland Security Officials to Restrict Gun Carrying Outside Public Events Where President and Federal Officials Appear in D.C. and NationwideAugust 19, 2009    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), who sits on the Homeland Security Committee, today called on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and U.S. Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan to restrict the carrying of weapons openly or concealed in or around the areas where the President of the United States and cabinet officials are appearing, following reports, photos, and videos of people carrying guns outside of  an Obama town...
  • MSNBC vid: Gun-Toting Protesters are 'White' Racists... Black Guy with AR-15 Edited to Conceal Race

    08/20/2009 12:09:12 PM PDT · by past_present · 76 replies · 2,263+ views
    youtube ^ | 8-18-09
    On Tuesday, MSNBCs Contessa Brewer fretted over health care reform protesters legally carrying guns: "A man at a pro-health care reform rally...wore a semiautomatic assault rifle on his shoulder and a pistol on his hip....there are questions about whether this has racial overtones....white people showing up with guns." Brewer failed to mention the man she described was black.
  • Did MSNBC Edit Video of Man With Rifle at Obama Event to Hide His Race?

    08/19/2009 10:13:14 PM PDT · by Justaham · 27 replies · 1,513+ views
    breitbart.tv ^ | 8-19-09
    "Here you have a man of color in the presidency and white people showing up with guns strapped to their waists or to their legs." -- MSNBC Editor's note: The man was black.
  • FOLLOW-UP: Anti-gun bigotry may be losing traction

    08/18/2009 8:05:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies · 2,353+ views
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 18 August, 2009 | Dave Workman
    As the Obama health care program continues to descend from debate to debacle, increasing attention is being given to a handful of activists who have attended protest rallies openly carrying firearms, leaving some television reporters and commentators having to acknowledge there is nothing illegal about it. When I wrote about MSNBC’s Chris Matthews joining in the vitriolic attacks on gun owners here, and about anti-gun bigotry here, it brought the hoplophobes out of the proverbial woodwork. At least a few of these folks were not shy about displaying their prejudices, to the point of race baiting, which – thanks to...