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Infographic On The Greatest Gun Salesman In America: President Obama

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American firearm sales and concealed handgun permit applications are at all-time highs since the 2008 election of President Barack Obama. President Obama's perceived hostility towards gun owners has been one of the key factors behind the multi-year financial boom the firearms industry continues to enjoy. In fact, the National Rifle Association (NRA) is actively preparing to work to defeat President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, according to Wayne LaPierre, the CEO of the NRA, who recently said the following at the 2012 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C.:

"Lip service to gun owners is just part of a massive Obama conspiracy to deceive voters and hide his true intentions to destroy the Second Amendment during his second term. We see the president's strategy crystal clear: Get re-elected and, with no more elections to worry about, get busy dismantling and destroying our firearms' freedom, erase the Second Amendment from the Bill of Rights and excise it from the U.S. Constitution...When the sun goes down on election day Barack Obama will have America’s gun owners to thank for his defeat.” -

Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the NRA, February 10th, 2012

Ironically, the perceived hostility towards gun owners by President Obama has actually helped the firearms industry tremendously. Since the 2008 election, more Americans than ever before are purchasing firearms & ammunition. This has meant massive increases in sales by firearm & ammunition makers, billions more in federal and state tax collections related to guns & ammo, increased membership in the NRA, and hundreds of thousands of new Americans carrying concealed handguns.  Therefore, should the firearms industry support President Obama for a second term or not?

Courtesy of Ammo.net

The Greatest Gun Salesman In America: President Barack Obama [INFOGRAPHIC]
Via: Ammo.net

As for why this may be the case, perhaps it has something to do with the death of the legal system under the current president, very much like Greece, and Robogate killed contract law.

courtesy of Chris Martenson

Are ever more Americans simply preparing to take "the law" into their own hands?

 

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Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:22 | 2178801 taniquetil
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I am proud to call myself the owner of a Glock 30, M1911, Mosin, and M1 Garand.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:25 | 2178815 LawsofPhysics
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Thanks for "self identifying".  Wish I had the funds to replace everything I lost in those canoe/hunting trips.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:34 | 2178849 BliptoP3
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yes, I will never load all of my gold/silver/ammunition/guns all on the same end of the canoe again - that shit is heavy.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:37 | 2178858 Cheesy Bastard
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Baracknophobia.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:56 | 2178927 TuesdayBen
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Barackojustifiablyhatehisgutsia

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 19:04 | 2178958 trav7777
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damn there are some arsenals sitting at the bottom of lakes along with a lot of bullion

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 19:38 | 2179060 Coast Watcher
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Bays and estuaries, too. Penobscot Bay alone has an amazing number of firearms and PMs resting among the lobster traps.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 19:54 | 2179134 constitutionalist
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get the nitrox!

 

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 21:25 | 2179352 Dave Thomas
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I'll believe all this bottom of the lake malarkey when I see a chart just like this gun statistic, except for Mini-Subs!

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 22:02 | 2179451 JW n FL
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I would think that this video would be of interest?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9Z8U0i4KKc

 

the new 308w Sig that is supposed to be coming? since last year? 2011 shot show?? may be ok?

I would think a 308w would serve you better, in any and all situations.

Just my 1 and 1/2 cents..

God Bless You and Yours!

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 19:38 | 2179063 flacon
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Why buy the cow when the milk is free. Rent a Russian:

 

Sexy Sacha With Her Suchka (Krinkov) 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA3uhNJ1NRY

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 21:26 | 2179353 macholatte
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 speaking of Ruskies ........

 

 

SHOOTING WHILE PEPPER SPRAYED

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8IGDIujijQ&feature=relmfu

 

AA-12 Fully Automatic Shotgun!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOoUVeyaY_8

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 00:56 | 2180027 chindit13
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Always looking for opportunity, I bought a couple spare SCUBA tanks.  Didn't find a single coin or a single gun.  I did, however, find stacks of residential home deeds, each and every one signed:  Linda Green.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 10:49 | 2180747 FEDbuster
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Soon the banksters will be sleeping with the fishes.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 00:58 | 2180031 TheFourthStooge-ing
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trav7777 said:

damn there are some arsenals sitting at the bottom of lakes along with a lot of bullion

Bullish for dredging.

 

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 19:07 | 2178970 nope-1004
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That word is too fancy for me.  I just call him what he is:  A prick!

I firmly believe his intentions are to ruin America.

 

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 20:27 | 2179235 GernB
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Careful now it's not politically correct to say ruin. The correct term is "fundamentally tranform."

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 19:26 | 2179010 Calmyourself
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Actually I suffer from realisticophobia; an abnormal grasp on reality, its a cross I bear..

You on the other hand suffer from hoplophobia, makes sense as I assume your from Moscow on the lake; Madison WI, cheesy turd..

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 19:32 | 2179036 Cheesy Bastard
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Admit it.  The only abnormal grasp you suffer from is the one your mouth has on Barack's penis.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 20:31 | 2179242 Calmyourself
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Ooo, too much realistico for me.. ha, I let the honorable Reggie Love handle those duties, I am in charge of Moochelles makeup, those trowels are heavy..

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 21:04 | 2179277 Cheesy Bastard
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Your comment down thread about fast and furious and this comment, which made me smile, forces my hand.  I will give you a greenie and send a blessing your way.  God bless and good evening.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 22:08 | 2179483 JW n FL
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Calm and Chessy?

seriously?

you 2?

I mean its fight club and all.. but not you two?

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 22:21 | 2179506 Cheesy Bastard
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A simple misunderstanding, I believe.  My reference to baracknophobia was intended to make a comparison to the movie where a bunch of venemous, deadly insects invades the U.S.  I believe Calm saw it as a defense of Barack, ie an irrational fear of him.  Nothing could be further from the truth. A small scuffle ensued, but no harm done.  At least on my end.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 22:48 | 2179548 Calmyourself
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I do enjoy this place.. 

All we need to know is that this government took "linebacker" a Bush era program to track guns into Mexico and transformed it into Fast and furious where straw buyers were implictly encouraged to purchase guns here and bring them to Mexico and arm the cartels.  MOST IMPORTANTLY, the individual honorable street agents were forbidden by their superiors from tracking these guns.  One of these guns was found at the mujrder site of federal Agent Brian Terry (whose family filed suit for 25M) and these street agents blew the whistle on their higher ups at risk or their lives, freedom and careers. These agents are still paying the price for their bravery. 

Memo's released as a result of the Darrell Issa investigation and exemplary work done by Mike Vanderbough and David Codrea of respectively Sipsey street irregulars blog and Examiner.com show this entoire operation as a plate setting exercise for the final course of restricting the 2nd amendment. 

All of you, do the research, hell log onto sipsey street Mike has done all of it already.. 

Ha, I really like this place.  No harm, no foul CB

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 22:56 | 2179598 Cheesy Bastard
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+1.  From.My.Cold.Dead.Hand.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 23:04 | 2179620 JW n FL
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at the risk of sounding unlike myself.. I really like you guys. So? please take care of each other.. if anything.. we have enough loud mouths (me) around here.. and the only reason I can get away with being me is the other 99% of us here are so civil..

I mean if you guys want to be the loud guy who catches the Flack! I will take a break! LULZ!

My Very, Very Best to You Both.

 http://georgia-arms.com/45acp-1.aspx

http://georgia-arms.com/308win-1.aspx

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 23:04 | 2179624 JW n FL
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at the risk of sounding unlike myself.. I really like you guys. So? please take care of each other.. if anything.. we have enough loud mouths (me) around here.. and the only reason I can get away with being me is the other 99% of us here are so civil..

I mean if you guys want to be the loud guy who catches the Flack! I will take a break! LULZ!

My Very, Very Best to You Both.

http://georgia-arms.com/45acp-1.aspx

http://georgia-arms.com/308win-1.aspx

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 23:23 | 2179712 nmewn
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"I do enjoy this place.."

As do I.

A little something on some cat named El Jaguar ;-)

"Torres Marrufo, also known as "the Jaguar," has been identified by U.S. authorities as the enforcer for Sinaloa cartel chieftain Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman. The Fast and Furious weapons were found at one of Torres Marrufo's homes April 30 when Mexican police inspected the property. It was unoccupied but "showed signs of recent activity," they said.

The basement had been converted into a gym with a wall covered with built-in mirrors. Behind the mirrors they found a hidden room with the Fast and Furious weapons and dozens more, including an antiaircraft machine gun, a sniper rifle and a grenade launcher.

"We have seized the most important cache of weapons in the history of Ciudad Juarez," Chihuahua state Gov. Cesar Duarte said at the time, though he did not know that many of the weapons came from the U.S. and Fast and Furious.

Torres Marrufo has been indicted in El Paso, but authorities have been unable to locate and arrest him."

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/oct/08/nation/la-na-atf-guns-20111009

The Sinaloa cartel, buying guns from Mom & Pop gun stores along the Mexican border is, I believe what we were told at the time what the problem was.

It wasn't, as I said at that time...Mom & Pop gun stores along the Mexican border don't sell grenade launchers and anti aircraft guns.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 23:36 | 2179760 JW n FL
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nmewn

It wasn't, as I said at that time...Mom & Pop gun stores along the Mexican border don't sell grenade launchers and anti aircraft guns

SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

You are going to get us in real trouble for telling the truth!

You know the Rules!

We can say whatever we want as long as it is a lie!

If you start telling the truth they will come after us!

 

 

 

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 19:38 | 2179065 hamurobby
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I think that would make a great bumper sticker.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 20:16 | 2179205 nmewn
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Cash for Carbines?

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 20:19 | 2179218 BLOTTO
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He eventually wants us to use them on each other.

It is sad to see that we may have to potentially shoot at another human being because they're mind is posioned.

The mind is warped due to heavy conditioning among other things.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 20:38 | 2179252 nmewn
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Hard to read to him when every other word that comes out of his mouth is a lie.

But I don't think so.

What he really wanted (IMHO) was for Fast & Furious to work out, to where public opinion might be shifted against gun possession/ownership and people would voluntarily disarm or make the process so onerous many would take their chances dialing 911.

Of course, now they are trapped in that whole mountain of bullshit (F&F) of their own making so public opinion will stay right where it is.

That is, no trust in anything they say.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 20:58 | 2179294 A Lunatic
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So I guess it will be "the hard way".

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 21:14 | 2179319 Bendromeda Strain
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Damn straight - everyone dies, but not everyone gets to influence the manner. I shit you not, while I am typing this my music queue served up "The Hard Way" by Point Blank. Southern rock at its finest.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 22:36 | 2179543 JW n FL
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nmewn

Hard to read to him when every other word that comes out of his mouth is a lie.
You Lie! He is has followed thru on Everything he told Wall Street he would do (behind closed doors)! Obama has put No! One!! Not! ONE!! (1)!!! Fucking Scumbag Behind Bars!
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/04/obama-to-banker/ Obama to Bankers: I’m Standing ‘Between You and the Pitchforks’
Lets review the Facts! The Sourced and Sited Facts!! Shall We? for the Stiupid Fucks who still dont get it that are reading this!
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/rulings/promise-broken/ Increase the capital gains and dividends taxes for higher-income taxpayers

 

Increase capital gains and dividends taxes from 15 to 20 percent for those making more than $250,000 (couples) or $200,000 (single)

 

>> More

  Expand the child and dependent care credit

 

Expand and make refundable the child and dependent care credit.

 

>> More

  Create a foreclosure prevention fund for homeowners

 

Create a $10 billion fund to help homeowners refinance or sell their homes. "The Fund will not help speculators, people who bought vacation homes or people who falsely represented their incomes."

 

>> More

  Require automatic enrollment in 401(k) plans

 

Automatic enrollment in 401(k) plans for workers whose employers offer retirement plans.

 

>> More

  Require automatic enrollment in IRA plans

 

Require employers who do not offer retirement plans to offer their workers access to automatic IRAs and contribute via payroll deduction.

 

>> More

  End income tax for seniors making less than $50,000

"Will eliminate all income taxation of seniors making less than $50,000 per year. This will eliminate taxes for 7 million seniors -- saving them an average of $1,400 a year-- and will also mean that 27 million seniors will not need to file an income tax return at all."

>> More

  End no-bid contracts above $25,000

 

"Will ensure that federal contracts over $25,000 are competitively bid."

 

>> More

  Repeal the Bush tax cuts for higher incomes

 

Repeal the Bush tax cuts for those making more than $250,000 (couples) or $200,000 (single)

 

>> More

  Phase out exemptions and deductions for higher earners

 

Restore the phaseouts of personal exemptions and itemized deductions for those making more than $250,000 (couples) or $200,000 (single), with threshholds indexed for inflation.

 

>> More

  Sign the Employee Free Choice Act, making it easier for workers to unionize

 

"Obama is a cosponsor and strong advocate of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), a bipartisan effort to make the unionization process more transparent and increase penalties on companies that violate employee rights. He will sign EFCA into law as president."

 

>> More

  Forbid companies in bankruptcy from giving executives bonuses

 

"Protect the jobs and benefits of workers and retirees when corporations file for bankruptcy by telling companies that they cannot issue bonuses for executives during bankruptcy while their workers watch their pensions disappear."

 

>> More

  Allow workers to claim more in unpaid wages and benefits in bankruptcy court

 

"Increase the amount of unpaid wages and benefits workers can claim in bankruptcy court against their employer."

 

>> More

  Allow imported prescription drugs

 

"Allow Americans to buy their medicines from other developed countries if the drugs are safe and prices are lower outside the U.S."

 

>> More

  Appoint federal-level coordinator to oversee all federal autism efforts

 

"They will appoint a Federal ASD Coordinator to oversee federal ASD research and federal efforts to improve awareness of ASD and improve the training of medical professionals to identify and treat ASD. By establishing one top-level point person to coordinate ASD efforts in the White House, they will ensure that ASD receives the recognition and priority it deserves in the federal government. The Federal ASD Coordinator will also be tasked with eliminating bureaucratic obstacles that may be delaying implementation of important ASD measures and ensuring that all federal ASD dollars are being spent in a manner that prioritizes results. The Coordinator will work with state task forces on ASD to ensure effective communication and collaboration among federal, state, and local agencies."

 

>> More

  Double federal funding for cancer research

 

"Will double federal funding for cancer research within 5 years, focusing on NIH (National Institutes of Health) and NCI (National Cancer Institute)."

 

>> More

  Direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a comprehensive study of federal cancer initiatives

"As president, Barack Obama will immediately direct his Secretary of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with agency officials, academic researchers, cancer survivors and advocates for people with cancer, and state public health officials, to comprehensively examine the various cancer-related efforts of federal agencies, and provide recommendations to eliminate barriers to effective coordination across federal agencies and between the federal government and other stakeholders."

>> More

  Provide the CDC $50 million in new funding to determine the most effective approaches for cancer patient care

 

"Will provide the CDC $50 million in new funding to determine the most effective approaches that assist not only navigation of cancer patients through diagnosis and treatment processes, but also provide easy-to-understand information on the necessary follow-up steps to ensure continued lifelong health."

 

>> More

  Fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

 

"Barack Obama has been a strong and consistent advocate for fully funding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Congress promised to shoulder 40 percent of each state's "excess cost" of educating children with disabilities, but it has never lived up to this obligation. Currently, the federal government provides less than half of the promised funding (17 percent)."

 

>> More

  Create a National Commission on People with Disabilities, Employment, and Social Security

 

Create a national commission charged with "examining and proposing solutions to work disincentives in the SSDI, SSI, Medicare, and Medicaid," among other things.

 

>> More

  Change federal rules so small businesses owned by people with disabilities can get preferential treatment for federal contracts.

 

"Barack Obama and Joe Biden would direct the Small Business Administration to amend regulations under the Small Business Act that provide preferences in federal contracting to small businesses owned by members of socially and economically disadvantaged groups to include individuals with disabilities."

 

>> More

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:48 | 2178901 Lednbrass
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You know its funny how many people have learned this the hard way.  I lost about a dozen weapons like that. Who'd a thunk it?

Im planning on a sound suppressor or two this year so I dont disturb the neighbors while getting rid of varmints in my garden, hopefully when I take them in the canoe they arent lost the same way.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 19:11 | 2178978 hedgeless_horseman
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I am not a cocksucker attorney, but as far as I know there is nothing to prevent you from selling your firearms to strangers at a yard sale.  Although you need not keep a record of these sales, you may want to keep a copy of the yardsale advertisment from your local newspaper that clearly says, "Gold coins, guns, books, etc."

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 19:34 | 2179050 GFKjunior
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Down here in Texas all you have to ask is "are you a US citizen?" 

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 19:49 | 2179112 hedgeless_horseman
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I can't find any law that burdens a private citizen with that requirment.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 20:09 | 2179176 DosZap
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GFKjunior

Down here in Texas all you have to ask is "are you a US citizen?" 

DUDE your either a liar, or a TROLL, or BOTH.

That's a lie, and you know it,IF your even from Texas.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 20:07 | 2179167 Uncle Remus
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Stikethrough fixed?

Edit - guess not

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 20:14 | 2179198 Amish Hacker
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California-based ZH-ers should ignore this advice. Unless the seller has a valid COE (Certificate of Eligibility), and the buyer provides all the personal information required by the DROS (Dealer Record of Sale), the transfer is illegal. Tranfers from private party to private party (e.g. your yard sale example) require that a licensed dealer act as itermediary. He or she will fill out all the forms for the buyer and seller, as well as hold the gun for the required ten day waiting period. Only then does the buyer get his gun. Unless it's a handgun, in which case the buyer must also pass the test for the Handgun Safety Certificate first.

I think the buyer has to do some more paperwork within 30 days and send it in to the DOJ, but you get the idea. It's complicated. I remember an episode of the Simpsons where Homer is trying to buy a handgun, and the salesman informs him of the 10-day waiting period, and Homer says, (read this in your best Homer Simpson whine) "But I'm angry now."

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 20:56 | 2179293 Tuco Benedicto ...
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"All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void."    --Marbury v. Madison    1803

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 21:55 | 2179446 TruthInSunshine
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Obligatory +1 to Tuco for citing such a relevant statement from the highest court in the land in one of the most important cases in U.S. history, even if "our" goverment (of the special interests, by the special interests and for the special interests) ignores it with incredible frequency.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 21:14 | 2179325 Hacked Economy
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Unless the firearm is 50+ years old, in which case it's re-classified in CA as a "relic", and eligible for straight sale with no paperwork necessary.  You can go to a gun show with cash and pick up some Mosins no problemo (at least for now).

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 08:32 | 2180358 johnQpublic
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while you do not need to keep a record of private sale for the sake of the law, if your weapon is used in a shooting of any sort, you need to provide a documentation of chain of custody of the weapon....fact

so, you had better keep a personal record of transactions just in case

the form you need is available online in pdf format, so keep your own records

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 20:11 | 2179188 Ceteris paribus
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"yes, I will never load all of my gold/silver/ammunition/guns all on the same end of the canoe again - that shit is heavy."

So you are ready to roll over and make excuses and not stand up to the Government , call yourself an American how about chicken.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 21:56 | 2179448 exi1ed0ne
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Go ahead - be the first across the minefield.

Strategically however the best option right now is to respond just like you are being violently raped by a larger and stronger attacker. Because you are. Your goal in that scenario is to endure what is happening and survive, all the while looking for options to escape or turn the tables on your attacker. Enduring is not surrendering, and the harder choice, since you CAN'T go into mental lala land. You HAVE to stay conscious and aware of what is going on.

Fighting a battle when you can't obtain victory makes no sense, since nothing is static. There are always moments when victory is attainable, and it does no good to tip your hand before the moment can arrive.

Ever wonder why everything always erupts at once? It's because there needs to be a critical mass of people who are aware they are being victimized before a spark can put them into motion. In any honest assessment, are there enough out there who realize what is going on?

Endure my brothers.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 23:54 | 2179821 Bansters-in-my-...
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Hey Ceteris paribus...

Fuck off you little fucking weasel.....

And leave your moms computer alone,FuckTard.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 03:36 | 2180196 A Nanny Moose
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Please share for the class, your whereabouts when you last remember having possession of said boat filled with said booty.

X marks the spot, right?

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:43 | 2178861 DoChenRollingBearing
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A friend of mine sponsors a Shootfest every year on his rural property, I will ask permission from the Boss at home (please?) to go next year...  Same guy the day after Obama was elected bought $12,000 of guns & ammo.  Were it not for Obama being elected, I would not have (whoops had, lost them in a boating accident, dang!) the AK-47 and 9 mm Beretta.

Matter of fact, there are two pictures of his Shootfest at my latest blog piece ("Dis and Dat" -- NOT Bruce K's "Dis and Dat"), drop me a gmail saying you will behave, and I will send you the link, or just search for it.  It's a holiday, so my piece is lighter than normal.  Hey, humor, history, conspiracy theories and gold all in one easy-to-digest piece!

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 20:46 | 2179271 krispkritter
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If all your stuff fit in a canoe, you needed more stuff to begin with...

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:28 | 2178826 JimBobOMG
Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:59 | 2178935 bank guy in Brussels
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That is a GREAT song and video by Australian Steve Lee you link there ... some of the lyrics

« I like guns, I like the way they look
I like the shiny steel and the polished wood

I don't care if they're big or small
If they're for sale, Hell, I want 'em all ...

I ain't gonna shoot anyone
And no one shoots at me, 'cuz I got a gun ...

God made the animals, God made the trees,
God made you, Hell, He even made me

God gave me this voice, so I could be a singer
So you tell me why I got a trigger finger! »

* * *

Note to Americans: Surprise! We actually have lots of private civilian guns in Europe.

Germany: 25 million civilian privately owned handguns, shotguns, rifles.
France: 19 million civilian privately owned handguns, shotguns, rifles.
And so on.

We do not carry them around, or have as high gun ownership rates as in the US, but 100 million plus private guns in Europe is definitely significant.

Yes, the crazy UK Brit government that confiscated all privately owned handguns in the 1990s - But the Brit regime has crazy moments indeed. It is not like that on the Continent. Here we know the Nazis can come back, they were here before. Guns stay in European people's hands and homes.

Facts of gun ownership and policies in countries around the world:
http://www.gunpolicy.org/

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 19:37 | 2179058 Calmyourself
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As long as your expounding where exactly are those guns and ammunition required to be stored, not in your home, right.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 20:24 | 2179229 CompassionateFascist
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Your problem isn't "Nazis". The White race in Europe is dieing out thanks to sub-replacement reproduction, and massive non-white/anti-white cheap labor immigration; when the Whites die out, Western Civilization dies with them.  Your problem is globalist capitalism + state socialism. Same as in America.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 20:51 | 2179281 nmewn
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"As long as your expounding where exactly are those guns and ammunition required to be stored, not in your home, right?"

Saw right through it didn't you?

Plus .357 ;-)

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 22:58 | 2179607 Calmyourself
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A simple question and red, wtf.  Brussels (whose commentary I enjoy) ought to tell us that virtually all private arms are kept at shooting ranges (locked up) in Europe and there are virtually no militarily significant weapons among those allowed to be owned, except Switzerland.   If you think your shotgun is in most cases militarily significant lets pace off 500 meters between us and have a match, you shotty, me .308..

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 21:01 | 2179302 DosZap
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bank guy in Brussels

We do not carry them around

 

bank guy,great to know,and congrats on making sure you get to keep them.When any govt wants your birthright, you can rest assured you will sooner of later be a victim.

Police do great work, but they are 1st responders, and not PROactive. But, Reactive......................................I do not need them after my family or myself is shot dead by a scumbag.(no matter what he's wearing).

But here we do carry them around................................by the millions daily.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 21:31 | 2179367 nmewn
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Its a great deterrent...crime rates are way down, murder, rape and robberies are at 50yr lows.

It would seem, an armed society really is a polite society.

And a tip o the hat to the NRA for standing in the breach, sometimes completely alone, for all those years.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 21:35 | 2179379 DosZap
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nmewn

10/4, and do not forget the GOA.

They are even more ardent than the NRA, just not as numerous.

They unlike the NRA(at times) do not believe in compromise with the devil.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 22:31 | 2179529 nmewn
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I've sent them funds as well, along with ILA.

I'm a "Lifer" ever since Clinton, who I can thank (personally) for really opening my eyes to what they're all about.

"People should not fear their government. Government should fear their people."

V ;-)

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 00:13 | 2179899 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ 1s to my brothers nmewn and DosZap!

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 19:06 | 2178966 Poor Grogman
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Beat me to it Go Steve

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:52 | 2178911 I Got Worms
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I just completed my Concealed Handgun License course on Saturday, and will be strapped as soon as I receive the card in the mail next month. God Bless Texas!

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 19:21 | 2178996 hedgeless_horseman
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Do yourself a huge favor and take Tactical Pistol, I, II, and III before you start to carry.  You need not have received your CHL to attend.

http://www.hoffners.com/hoffsked.htm

 

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 19:26 | 2179015 Dr.Vannostrand
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HH, taking the TP I next weekend!

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 19:40 | 2179071 I Got Worms
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Already signed up for such a class next month.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 00:17 | 2179896 Dave Thomas
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Waving them four fingers and a thumb from H-Town!

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 20:21 | 2179222 Ceteris paribus
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"The 2nd amendment shall not be infringed"  Thats right wait unill you have permmision from your masters

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 00:54 | 2180021 logically possible
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Those of you that don't agree with Ceteris, you need to re-think what he has said. The conceal carry is the first step. Wake up!!

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 20:04 | 2179163 Gringo Viejo
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Just finished reading an article on MSN.COM titled "The 15 Richest Counties In America". Ten of the Fifteen are in the DC Metropolitan area.

I was born and raised there over 60 years ago.

Are you awake yet?

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 20:09 | 2179177 vast-dom
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to protect against the gov and the police state.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 21:05 | 2179306 billsykes
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Thats a pretty good collection.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 22:31 | 2179530 hondaicivic
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Glock 19, Sig 556 classic, AR-15 here.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 23:56 | 2179610 sgorem
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another proud owner of a glock 36 +++++. "guns don't kill ! but one of my 45 cal hollow points ripping through your fucking torso will probably do the trick!" Love is a warm gun, or is it happiness, sorry John.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 23:52 | 2179810 sgorem
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for all you gun and gold lovers out there, check me out on www.ebay.com. just type in sgorem1949 and find that ONE particular item I run occassionaly. you owe me tyler:)

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:22 | 2178802 falak pema
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collective death wish.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:26 | 2178820 CH1
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Collective survival wish.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 19:04 | 2178952 Manthong
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A little encouragement if you are feeling bad about where the country seems to be heading..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=t6yyQ_328mA#!

 

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 20:12 | 2179193 grid-b-gone
Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:38 | 2178866 JohnG
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Depends on who/what gets dead.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:39 | 2178868 tradebot
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I got mine!

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 19:22 | 2178999 mr. mirbach
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The "Death Wish" movies were all about ridding the streets of lawless scum. Time to show the lawless scum how their bad behavior should be properly rewarded.

 

Too bad the "are you feeling lucky, punk" line was already used in another movie, I'd have enjoyed hearing Bronson say that line.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:22 | 2178803 bob_dabolina
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This is a racist post. 

Just 'cause he's black let's start making jokes about food stamps and guns. 

Right wing Republican radicals. 

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:27 | 2178824 CH1
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Troll.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:30 | 2178830 Floordawg
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Black guns are the best. No joke.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:36 | 2178859 covsire
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Yeah i'm not racist, I own a color TV and black guns.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 03:13 | 2180176 SAT 800
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too cool for school.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:42 | 2178878 ExpendableOne
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"Scary" black rifles for the win!

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:29 | 2178832 Gold N Glocks
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My JHP's don't care if you're black, white, yellow or brown.

 

Neither do I.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:33 | 2178846 navy62802
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Well, I'm not so sure about that. Let's think back a little bit to the 2008 period. People were scared shitless at that point. We were in the middle of what could have been a total collapse of the US (and possibly the world) financial system. I think people are still frightened of the possibility. And while some of this increase can certainly be attributed to the fear of an Obama presidency, I have a hard time attributing it entirely to his election. I think it's just a real-world expression of general fear. People are scared that the socio-economic system is going to collapse and they'll be left to fend for themselves. It's a concern for me, and I'm sure I'm not alone.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:39 | 2178867 SgtSchultz
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As the Eurozone unravels we may learn a great deal.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 19:04 | 2178955 TuesdayBen
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Potential for socioeconomic collapse worries me not. Gubmint 'solutions' worry me. Gubmints squander, pervert, ruin, and slaughter.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 19:37 | 2179061 MachoMan
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You do not have your ear close enough to the ground...  I can state, without a doubt, president obama's election was 95% of the impetus for gun sales. 

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 21:36 | 2179381 Transformer
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I remember walking by the gun department at a local department store the week after the election.  I noticed that there were a whole bunch of empty shelves.  I asked the clerk what was going on and she said that after the election the week before, they had sold out of all ammo, and as soon as they got more in, it instantly sold out.

I shook my head and thought about those foolish right wing kooks.  I voted for Obama and I knew he was going to bring about change and make things much better.  I went away seriously worried about tea partiers and right wingers starting a revolution and ruining this great country.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 21:49 | 2179426 DosZap
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Transformer

Ok, So now what is your opinion of yourself, and of your choice you made to vote for him?.

You think the same, or have you seen the results( or lack therof).

I think a lot of folks know who is ruining this country at this time and date.(subject to change next election, if there is one).

Tea Party, and Right Wingers are the backbone of this country,the small business folks, and blue collars, the farmers,the construction people,mostly from the Red states, and many from the Blue.

( name ONE incedent that either have stirred the pot, or started any violence, YOU CANNOT.)

 

When real danger is obvious, enemies can come together for a common good.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 21:53 | 2179440 UP Forester
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How's that working out for you?

You were worried about a bunch of Bostonians dressed up as Indians and dumping British tea into the Cape starting a revolution?

Or are you just a clairvoyant future-teller?

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 22:33 | 2179539 nmewn
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I gotta say, that was an awful impression of MDB.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:35 | 2178854 covsire
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Obama told Catholics he'd respect their religious beliefs when he went to get their support to ram Obamacare down our throats.  He hasn't said anything as sweet and caring about self defense advocates at all.  We don't even have a lie to cling to for hope.  I know personally i've bought 2 guns since Obama got elected, including one that needed a class 3 transfer w/ $200 tax stamp.  Get them while you can folks, this marxist won't suffer good people for any longer than he has to.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:50 | 2178907 weinerdog43
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By all means, let's all go back to the 17th century.  Every sperm is sacred!

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 20:26 | 2179232 Uncle Remus
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Obama told Catholics he'd respect their religious beliefs when he went to get their support to ram Obamacare down our throats.  He hasn't said anything as sweet and caring about self defense advocates at all.  We don't even have a lie to cling to for hope.

Were did the commenter infer or imply they were Catholic, or write anything about human reproduction or lack thereof? The commenter cited a specific example of Dear Leader saying whatever it took to achieve a political end and further lamented about not having their own lie to cling to on a cold dark night.

Are you angling to be a poster weenie for abortion?

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 21:16 | 2179333 DosZap
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Uncle Remus

I think he was referring to the LIE told to get their vote..........only to get STABBED in the back on that issue.

Abortion,mandatory( birth control meds) for them to provide it to all Catholic employees,by Exec fiat.

Which, is just ONE more over step of his STOMPING on the Amendments.

Government gets no say in the practice of religion, much less requiring by force they (Catholics) provide this shit to their flocks.

Luckily, they are a HUGE voting block, that usually leans Dem, this time HE STEPPED in it.

This will follow him all the way to the 2012 elections, and will cost him millions of votes.

Keep it up bamster.................

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 21:46 | 2179418 covsire
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There's a reason why they often vote Democrat and thats precisely why he knows it's not a big deal for them.  The cardinals and the pope have to put on a show, but the rank and file are socialists through and through and will still vote for Obama.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 11:35 | 2180853 DosZap
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covsire

Disagree, 50% of Catholics still do not believe in any form of contraception.

PLUS the bigger issue, HE stuck his  Dumbo floppy eared ass nose into the Const & BOR's YET again.

The Federal Government does not have the right to tell Churches or any religion how to procreate,and FORCE them to promote death.

Have another question I would have liked to ask WHY was the Catholic Church singled out on this?

Had he done this to Southern Baptists, his ass would still be on the BBQ grill.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:46 | 2178892 Pool Shark
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I'm not a racist.

I only dislike Obama's white half...

 

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 19:06 | 2178963 Zenseless
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I thought he was half white. Or is he ashamed of that part?

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 19:49 | 2179111 Papasmurf
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It's his Kenyan citizenship he's ashamed of.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 22:09 | 2179484 NoClueSneaker
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Nope. He can always wash up the camo and greet with:

"Hello, I'm Berry Bush  ... "

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 19:48 | 2179108 Blano
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What did last year's flash mobs and flash robs have in common, Bobby?

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 20:04 | 2179160 HungrySeagull
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Those are dangerous.

Let's see... fast reload drill 5 mags, ten rounds in about 20 seconds or less. Total of 50. A Glock happy stick can dump just as many if not more with just two changes.

Maybe half will be hit but for certain the leaders get it first. Anyone still advancing gets seconds.

I hate to say it goddamn it. I carry to live not to kill.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 20:28 | 2179238 Upswaller
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Troll

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 23:54 | 2179825 masterinchancery
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idiot troll

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:22 | 2178804 SHEEPFUKKER
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At least some businesses are flourishing in this fake economy. lol

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:31 | 2178805 TruthInSunshine
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Ammunition is among the best performing assets classes in the last 8 years.

I sold some barbaric relic & just placed my order for one of these:  Marauder

 

I feel like a youth awaiting Santa all over again.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:41 | 2178876 grid-b-gone
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Greatest test-drive ever.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 19:15 | 2178985 trav7777
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lol that was fkin awesome

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 20:08 | 2179172 Pairadimes
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Awesome. Turn parallel parking into a contact sport.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 21:08 | 2179311 nmewn
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lol...oh, good show!!!

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 22:44 | 2179561 55 men
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not good for drive thru              Check

not good for lions in the safari    Check

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:23 | 2178809 Scribbles
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Nice "bullet points"

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:23 | 2178811 Joebloinvestor
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Actually, I think E. Holder is gonna claim this title.

 

He will sell guns to anyone, as long as it is illegal.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 19:26 | 2178992 DosZap
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Joebloinvestor

That dumb ass Mexican  Pres. Calderone has put up a fence sign EIGHT feet tall at the ENTRY point in Texas into Mexico, telling the US Government NO MORE guns shipped into Mexico from the USA.!!!!!!!!

I agree, the Government should not be setting up American gun ownership for a take down, over something they HAVE done in secret themselves, to the tune of over 2000+ we know of so far.

All the while Fast & Furious was going on, Fox Celente, and Hellary were stumping to try and pass even more draconian laws against Americans for Mexicos woes................what Hypocrites.

All the while THEY were sending illegal weapons in, at least two Federal agents have been murdered with these weapons sent in by OUR gov.

As we know Holder is immune to prosecution, as is Obama.BOTH were aware and authorized it.

What a shame.

Get ready for the UN Small Arms Treaty, when he signs it...............I fully expect serious shit when he does it.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 20:40 | 2179258 trav7777
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treaties have to be ratified by supermajority

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 20:54 | 2179280 DosZap
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trav7777

Trav, would not a 2/3 majority  Senate UP vote, and POTUS get it done, the House would have no say.

The way I understand it.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 21:16 | 2179332 King_Julian
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True that. Only the senate ratifies treaties. Art. II sect 2.2 advise and consent with 2/3 of those present.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:25 | 2178813 Zero Govt
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"..should the firearms industry support President Obama for a second term or not?"

Nope, give that man a bullet

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:26 | 2178819 Just Observing
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I know the guys at my local gun store are passing out "Obama....Four More Years, & We Can Retire" bumper stickers.....and I don't think they are joking......

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 22:12 | 2179487 NoClueSneaker
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Awesome :-)

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:28 | 2178825 non_anon
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fast and furious

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:29 | 2178827 Jus7tme
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This article is a complete fail. I expected from Zero Hedge to know the difference between correlation and causation. I guess not.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 19:13 | 2178981 A Lunatic
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Just tell us the make and model of the firearms in your possession and move along will ya.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 00:02 | 2179865 masterinchancery
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So you don't think obama and his communist  buddies want to make it harder to buy firearms and ammunition, thereby causing preemptive action? I guess not.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:29 | 2178829 DarkestPhoenix
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Glocks are awesome.  G20 and G22, which fire 5 and 4 different calibers, respectively, with appropriate conversion kits/barrels.

I bought mine for the impending collapse more than Obama, though. 

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 21:27 | 2179348 Bendromeda Strain
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Whatever, you think you are going to change barrels according to scrounged ammo? That is a fantasy I hadn't considered. Glocks ARE awesome, but mostly because they are darn near idiot proof and easy enough for plebes to break down. Exhibit A is eyecandy.com with Ashley showing how to clean your Glock. I am... I mean WAS, a Walther guy and still enjoy that bookmark. 

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 22:00 | 2179460 Prometheus418
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If you're going to do that, Thompson/Center Encore is the way to go.  Single shot, but they're nice.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 22:07 | 2179478 vato poco
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Yeah, Glocks *are* awesome, especially if you're talking about reliability & simplicity. They break down into..what...3 whole parts for cleaning, and you just can't get 'em to jam, no matter how much you neglect/abuse them. They're the AK's of handguns. Fine weapons....but they have a fatal flaw.

No safety. So if you want to carry the gun hot, you'd better have your shit together. At this point, I fully expect all the Internet Tough Guys and "Ex- SEALS" to chime in about how a fully-focused Warrior never lets his guard down or his attention stray _for even a second_; "Booger Hook off the Bang Switch"; all that macho bullshit. But the world ain't full of SEALs or Recon Marines - it's full of regular guys & gals. People who aren't perfect, who sometimes forget about the dangers & responsibilities of carrying a hot weapon.

Guys like Plaxico Burress. NFL stud who went out clubbing, had a Glock in the waistband because a)gotsa be lookin badass and b)gotsa be ready whe the Heavy Shit be comin' down, and c) the legitimate reason: rich celebrities are sometimes targets of Bad Guys. So he's out on the floor, shaking the old Groove Thing, Impressing the Bitches, and....the gun starts sliding down his (warmup) pants, down his leg, headed for the floor. Since possession of a handgun in NYC is a crime worse than 'swindling billions from millions of investors', say (especially when you compare prosecution rates and incarceration guidelines)....he naturally panics and grabs for the gun. By the trigger. Whereupon he shoots himself in the leg.

Result? 2 years in prison that *would not have happened* if he'd been carrying a Ruger or a Berretta or anything else with a safety on it. Hell, a frickin' FIRESTAR - the laughably uncool & nerdy weapon of choice of "Heat"'s superscumbag, Waingro, would have saved his ass/leg that night. Bad rep, kinda mostly useless, just like Waingro - but there would have been no self-inflicted shot fired that night at the muhhhfuhhhn disco. Nobody would have known a thing.

I think it's best to play the numbers here. Probable odds of winning a gunfight because you had a hot Glock that you didn't have to waste time disengaging a safety: 10 Million to 1, more or less? Probable odds of carrying a hot gun and never once accidentally shooting yourself or someone else because you have a safety? Much better. MUCH better. Sure Glocks are sexier. Comparing Glocks to old-dude guns like Ruger or Berretta is like comparing a Vette to a minivan. One's much cooler than the other. But they both have to follow certain restrictuive Rules which tend to negate much of the Sexiness Factor; both will get you where you want to be at pretty much the same time; and one's *much better* from an insurance standpoint. (and if you want sexy and have the scratch, there's always the safety-included HK. Totally bitchin' AND safe. What a concept.) For the last word, let's look at recent military rifles. Am not a soldier and have never been but I'm pretty sure the M-16 and M-4 have a safety switch, and I know the AK does. Listen to the pros, gang: Glock Schmock.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 22:24 | 2179517 Bendromeda Strain
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'Bout a long winded fellow, aint ya? Like I said, I *was* a Walther guy, because if a person wanted the ease and reliability of a Glock, but maybe wanted a double action decocker, the P99 AS (anti stress) lets you run hot or backed off into a long pull DA that feels like a revolver. I like it a lot. A quick tug on the slide and you are in Glock mode - punch the decocker and you can drop kick the thing like an all day doorstop. The P99 also comes in a QA (quick action) Glock clone model, but why bother - it's unsafe.

Plexico Burris deserved every second in Hotel Bloomberg for being an idiot. 

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 22:54 | 2179589 JW n FL
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FNH .45

the 1911 of Plastic Guns!

http://www.fnhusa.com/le/products/firearms/family.asp?fid=FNF020&

cocked and locked!

or any hi-cap steel 1911 is fine too!

http://www.sviguns.com/largepics/206.jpg <-- that is a SVI Copper Carry.

But! anyone who wants the perfect 1911 will need a;

6 inch slide

full dust cover

hi cap wide body

look for this picture (Stainless Wide Body with Trijicon sight) in the link below.. you can Thank Me Later!

Titainium Coated (Gold, for my fellow PM freaks)

anything other than that is fixxens!

http://www.sviguns.com/1500.php

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 02:48 | 2180158 vato poco
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So you've never royally fucked up in your life? Never made a mistake so profoundy dumb that you'd still be embarrassed by it decades later? And if you HAD, you're fully A-OK with the idea that doing so should have cost you some prison time, and furthermore "you'd deserve it"?  Uh-huh. 'Cause perfection like that hapepns all the time in real life. I dunno, maybe it's me, but I just can't help but be reminded of the infamous old youtube vid in which the macho & studly DEA agent announces to a packed house that in his opinion, "he's the only person in this room professional enough to handle this weapon". Much hilarity promptly ensues. ("DEA agent shoots himself in the foot.")

I imagine y'all knew this was coming: Supercop "shot himself in the foot"......with a Glock.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 23:17 | 2179678 sgorem
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i am white, i don't disco, and my mofuggggin name ain't plexico. ain't gots no safety neeetha mofuk!

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 01:54 | 2180123 sideway
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Holsters work...

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:29 | 2178831 Awakened Sheeple
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Bought my almost-teenage son his first shotgun for his B-Day. The wife is trying to convince me of what a good investment lead is. I must be doing something right.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:51 | 2178910 grid-b-gone
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Lead is not as good as copper and brass as an investment. Due to stringent recycling requirements for lead, nearly 100% of U.S. demand for lead is covered by the effort. Thus, price is not as affected by geo-political factors.

Every kid should spend some time with a shotgun and some clays, even if parents don't want one in the house. Clay sports are great fun. 

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:30 | 2178837 Robslob
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You also forget what he seems to have done for bullion sales!

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:31 | 2178841 FunkyOldGeezer
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sick!!!!!!

 

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:36 | 2178845 hedgeless_horseman
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Too damn bad he didn't do the same for this book's ownership. 

http://www.amazon.com/Creature-Jekyll-Island-Federal-Reserve/dp/091298645X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329777144&sr=8-1

 

 

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:36 | 2178857 Dr.Vannostrand
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Just finished it last week. Next up is Crossing the Rubicon or The Long Emergency. Both are sitting on my shelf. Any suggestions as to which one to crack open 1st?

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