Infographic - Are Guns And Ammo The New Gold?

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Thu, 12/22/2011 - 15:24 | 2004917 Bwahaha WAGFDSMB
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I think that was supposed to be, only armed men are free.

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 10:54 | 2006988 DanDaley
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"Only free men are armed."

That is the sine qua non of freedom.  

"Firearms stand second in importance only to the Constitution itself." George Washington

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 14:04 | 2004520 4realmoney
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Take the Pledge! I will leave the GOP if the "conservative" media continues its bias against Ron Paul

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 14:34 | 2004671 JPM Hater001
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Did you see the hatchet job Fox and Friends did on him this morning?

Kilmead even called his foriegn policy ideas "crazy".

I'll show you crazy.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 18:09 | 2005479 CompassionateFascist
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RP is not on board the Good Ship Israel. He understands that nothing grows gov't like wars. So the Jew-stooge neo-conz hate him. He's going Third Party, and that's all good.  

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 15:26 | 2004927 ebworthen
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Pledged, signed, thanks.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 15:27 | 2004928 ebworthen
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Thu, 12/22/2011 - 14:07 | 2004533 Vergeltung
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ratso, "racism"? seriously?


Thu, 12/22/2011 - 14:15 | 2004589 DaveyJones
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fear, paranoia and racism are all out there, you're just confused on the producers 

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 14:37 | 2004690 ilovefreedom
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A gun is one of those things where it is better to have it not need it than not have it and need it.


Thu, 12/22/2011 - 15:14 | 2004883 Grand Vizier
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It's official, there is website is full of whack-a-doos!  More Doom Porn please!!!

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 15:41 | 2005001 Dirtt
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ratso should wipe Soros' semen off his lips.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 16:51 | 2005259 ClassicalLib17
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Well, ratso,  I had to add to your minus column even though you beat my personal record of -132 back on a george washington comment thread.  As a common sense, fiscally conservative, firearm owner/enthusiast, competitive pistol shooter, NRA, ISRA, USPSA member,  I hope you have an epiphany some day soon and realize what is going on here.  You're a member, do you read the articles and the intelligent comment threads?  If you are a troll, well....

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 17:06 | 2005305 ratso
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Wow, you must feel really intelligent, secure and knowledgeable.  Good Luck with that approach. I suspect it doesn't work.


Merry Christmas

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 14:02 | 2004506 Chuck Norris
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When they come to take our guns be sure you give them the bullets first

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 15:03 | 2004821 Barbarians_R_Us
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Sorry but I am definitely going to be stealing that line!

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 15:11 | 2004814 kill switch
Thu, 12/22/2011 - 15:05 | 2004833 peekcrackers
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This is deserving of a cheezy Dave hester  YUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUP!

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 15:34 | 2004968 Gully Foyle
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Brains are always better than guns. People WILLINGLY give Gold to smart people.

Sell your guns and learn to THINK.


Thu, 12/22/2011 - 15:58 | 2005064 Lednbrass
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In a truly bad situation, those smart unarmed people will hand over their gold to an idiot with a gun right quick.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 16:52 | 2005260 Fedaykinx
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this... is.. my... BOOOMSTICK!!

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 21:27 | 2006034 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Shop smart ... shop S-Mart


Thu, 12/22/2011 - 17:01 | 2005289 Chupacabra-322
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U.S. to cut three quarters of National Guard troops on the border in “cost-cutting measure”????

Last updated at 8:13 PM on 21st December 2011

The number of National Guard troops on the border between the U.S. and Mexico will be cut by three quarters over the next year, the government has announced.

From next month the force of 1,200 border guards will be reduced to fewer than 300, a Defense Department official said yesterday.

Read more: h*t*t*p://


UPDATE on Chinese Troops In Mexico
Written by The Watchman
Thursday, 17 March 2011 21:04

The latest in information about Chinese troops in Mexico, along the border, and incursions into American airspace.

May 17th, 2011

Last Thursday (May 11th) was quite a stressful day. A report came in at around 6:30pm from our people near New Mexico on the Mexican border that two Chinese KIO Spotter helicopters had been seen entering US airspace. The two contacts were told by their superiors to keep it quiet. After our man on the ground got the message out he sent out a second message saying that his location had just been approached by Govt. Officials.

Approximately 25 min. after the second message all communication was lost with him and his unit. Our contact was unable to be reached for several hours. It was not until later that evening that I received an OK from my source letting me know that our contact was OK.

We expect to hear more details from a briefing that is classified regarding time, location, and individuals tonight on the conversation he had with our contact and the chain of events that took place on Thursday.

We have had independent verification of the Chinese choppers sighted you can read that here from the initial post and reply.

I know this is confusing because it has been “sanitized”. The point is…that there was a definite cover up of information regarding the identity of the choppers as Chinese and they were allowed to be flying in American airspace in New Mexico.


Thu, 12/22/2011 - 17:27 | 2005363 Tucson Tom
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Better be good with your first shot if you need to defend yourself and then be very mobile. this is Big Brother at it`s best.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 18:03 | 2005456 narapoiddyslexia
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ShotSpotter can be spoofed, dudes. Think about it. Make the equipment in your shop.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 19:40 | 2005772 IQ 101
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I think i could make the same argument for a pound of sliced bacon or bell peppers, @$6 for a pound of bacon yesterday, I would like to see a bacon chart? but then, perhaps health foods do carry a premium?

Bacon, the new gold.

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 01:22 | 2006495 7777flash
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I heard that corned beef hash was also a good investment in "uncertain" times. I once read that the value of the above stated commidity once traded as high as a night with a super hot former soccer mom

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 13:24 | 2004327 ohhhhhbaaaaahhh...
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And silver.... 

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 13:30 | 2004347 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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I still contend that platinum, silver, and gold will be a better play than a gun, but a gun (or more than one) will be a necessity.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 13:36 | 2004368 SheepDog-One
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I hear the Philharmonics make fairly good slingshot ammo.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 14:15 | 2004591 viahj
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a good wrist rocket (sling shot) with steel ammo, is good for hunting small game and limited self defense without the "bang".  should be in every prepper's tool box.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 15:30 | 2004947 Fukushima Sam
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Also good for taking out security and traffic cameras and plate glass windows at Wal-Mart and other such good deeds of public mayhem without fear of accidentally killing someone.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 13:39 | 2004379 JPM Hater001
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Pop me your address so we can test that theory shortly.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 13:43 | 2004396 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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My theory that owning a gun is a necessity?  Or that the price action in PM will be high enough so to trade for guns and other necessary goods?  Which?

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 14:03 | 2004513 JPM Hater001
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You edited.  Or I have ADD and didnt read your whole quote> both could be true.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 15:46 | 2005020 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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No edit

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 14:22 | 2004619 disabledvet
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I hear things at bars cuz "that's my habitué." one thing was one guy (lying) "I have a hundred acres" ( his Dad owned the land of course.) The other guy (BFF) responding (truth) "I have a gun."

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 14:26 | 2004644 HardwoodAg
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Every male can have a couple acres...after a properly executed knee to the nads!

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 15:01 | 2004812 disabledvet
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You'd "kill for another man's land"' then?

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 15:34 | 2004966 Bwahaha WAGFDSMB
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That's pretty much describes every war ever fought.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 19:17 | 2005721 Chuck Walla
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You only own what you can defend, if you are trusting civilization, you are a sucker.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 13:46 | 2004410 economics1996
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Concealed carry, regular handgun, shotgun, AR-15, 22 LR.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 13:52 | 2004453 JPM Hater001
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Wisconsin just issued me my Conceal Carry.

Wife asked it I was going to start carrying a gun.
"not unless you stop me."

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 13:54 | 2004476 narapoiddyslexia
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CC permit does little good in a shtf scenario. Then, no one will care if you have a license. Best to have a good rifle of at least 30 caliber, and sand bags for your house. nAnd lots of ammo.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 14:47 | 2004737 aerojet
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Unless you lead some kind of really dangerous life, you're going to find that there is zero reason to carry a firearm for protection in Wisconsin!  Maybe a couple of the cities have some rough neighborhoods? 

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 19:20 | 2005722 Chuck Walla
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No sense being a victim if you don't have to be. As far as it being useless in the SHTF game, where will you be when it comes down?  Its better to have a gun and not need it....


Oh, and I carry.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 13:52 | 2004459 narapoiddyslexia
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Is this your stash, or a list of wants? If its a list, its wrong. Get all the firearms you can afford, and all the ammo and reloading supplies. If the shtf, arm your friends who were complacent. 

Sat, 12/24/2011 - 00:23 | 2008806 DanDaley
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Right, and in common calibers, too: 12 guage shotgun, .223/5.56, .308/7.62, 9mm, .38, .40, .45 -and of course, .22.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 13:54 | 2004470 tmosley
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Utility function, bitchez.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 14:56 | 2004784 boattrash
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Well, on average, a good quality firearm will increase in valua aprox. 10% per year. Beats the hell out of CD's

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