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Part Time Workers Celebrate The Recovery With Soaring Gun Purchases

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Following continued strength in earnings (and analyst upgrades), Smith & Wesson is up 23% this morning (near three year highs). It seems all those freshly printed temporary workers are spending their hard-earned minimum wage on 'defense' instead of iPads.

*SMITH & WESSON BOOSTS REV. FORECAST                    :SWHC US

*SMITH & WESSON 3Q EPS CONT OPS 8C, EST. 4C                :SWHC


 

Earnings growth has been tremendous since the lows, as analysts upgrade expectations rapidly...

 

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Fri, 03/09/2012 - 11:59 | 2239693 FOC 1183
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rated strong buy at TOTUS

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:02 | 2239701 SheepRevolution
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The countdown for "Moment Bastille hits the U.S." has begun..

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:04 | 2239710 jeff314
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American are to fat and dumb to revolt...bande de gros cave!!!!

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:10 | 2239735 SoCalBusted
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+1 for humor value of misspellings in a post about dumb Americans.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:28 | 2239828 rufusbird
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That is just two funny!

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:33 | 2239853 Manthong
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Guns for industry.

Guns for peace.

Bombadier, it's your karma..

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:35 | 2239863 jeff314
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ouin cest ca l inculte...

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:59 | 2239998 kito
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isnt google translate great?!?!? we are all multilingual now!!

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:08 | 2240034 A Nanny Moose
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si vis pacem para bellum

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:12 | 2239744 LasVegasDave
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Real inflation in cheap romanian AKs:  11.3%

last year's price $439. This year's $489.

 

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:29 | 2239830 The Big Ching-aso
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"Six in cylinder better than six pallbearer friends."

Neoconfucius

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:11 | 2240044 Fukushima Sam
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19 in clip better than six in cylinder... unless of course you're talking concealed carry...

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:32 | 2240136 The Shootist
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It's a mag Francis.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:34 | 2240137 Stuck on Zero
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I want to buy a gun but I think gold is a better investment.  Does anyone make a solid gold revolver? Maybe a 22 Karat Colt?

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 20:24 | 2241901 Papasmurf
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Buy a 22 caliber carrot.

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 12:09 | 2244839 Jreb
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Try Desert Eagle - Gold plated anyways...

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:40 | 2239886 Carl Spackler
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Are Romanian AKs also the reason for the widening trade deficit and spike in imports ?

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:46 | 2239922 10mm
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Those Romanian AKs work.No Q Tips needed.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:30 | 2240123 LFMayor
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This. 

Also, they have both rifle and pistol variants available in .223, if you like to throw homegrown lead.
stock up, bitchez.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:19 | 2240085 brewing
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this american is ready...

Sat, 03/10/2012 - 09:46 | 2242927 JPM Hater001
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"American are to fat and dumb to revolt...bande de gros cave!!!!"

Yes but they are about to go on a CRASH diet and get a CRASH course in economics.

That should help.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:27 | 2239821 BliptoP3
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Obligatory soundtrack for Bastille Day reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GW72Gmqjse4&feature=fvsr

 

"Hear the echoes of the centuries, power isn't all that money buys."

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:39 | 2239875 The Big Ching-aso
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"Fertile wife say man who shoot blanks not worth a fuck."

Neoconfucius

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:56 | 2239983 BliptoP3
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Sorry about that, I didn't realize she was your wife.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 14:59 | 2240519 SgtShaftoe
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Guns are easy, plentiful and pretty reliable, Ammunition is an expendable item.  You need a helluva lot more than 5 boxes of ammo on your shelf.  Think Logistics.  Think lots of ammunition.  If you have a couple guns, spend your money on ammo...lots of it. 

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:29 | 2239838 whatsinaname
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Bullish...

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:30 | 2239844 Ruffcut
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Shooting our way to recovery. We shall be "lead" into a recovery as we "slug" it out. The fed is using a "shotgun" approach as they cannot find the magic "bullet".

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:59 | 2239997 azusgm
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The Domestic Steel Recovery and Jobs Creation Act

Stimulative for domestic steel.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:36 | 2239866 Gully Foyle
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I'm gonna get me a shotgun and kill all the whiteys I see...
When I kill all the whiteys I see, then whitey he won't bother me...
I'm gonna get me a shotgun and kill all the whiteys I see...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGBw8jS3sMw

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:47 | 2239928 The Big Ching-aso
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"Guns subconcious extension of penis.   That's why many men shoot snub-nose."

Neoconfucius

 

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 11:59 | 2239695 GeneMarchbanks
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Transitory.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:01 | 2239696 slewie the pi-rat
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constitutional tradition

like gold&silver US coinage, BiCheZ!

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:00 | 2239697 Hulk
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Bang, Bang, Bitchez!!!

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:01 | 2239699 taniquetil
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I'm doing my part to bail out Europe by buying Glocks.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:05 | 2239714 xela2200
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Me 2. Got to give a hand to the land of my ancestors.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:40 | 2239885 RobD
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US sold Glocks are assembled in Georgia I believe so we skim a little off the top before Herr Glock gets his cut. I have three glocks with two more in the immediate family. I just wish Herr Glock would make a carbine, I would buy one in 10mm in a heartbeat. Closest thing I have found is Kel-tech makes a 40s&w and 9mm carbine that takes glock mags. I have the .40 version, they call it the sub-2000 and it is a ugly little sucker but shoots real nice for the price($350).

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:48 | 2239940 The Big Ching-aso
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The gun industry is booming.    That's pretty punny.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:51 | 2239952 Zymurguy
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Got the 9mm ver. myself... kicks like a fooking mule it does but surprisingly accurate.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 18:47 | 2241667 xela2200
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I have a 9mm gen 4. If the gun is not straight when I am firing, it will through an empty casing into my forehead. I froze the first time that happened. There is nothing like practice to figure things out before the real thing.

I had to order the gun online as the police bought all the ones in the local market. I live in Miami. Enjoy your retirement.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:55 | 2239973 10mm
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Kindred Spirit RobD.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:35 | 2240150 krispkritter
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These ain't cheap: 

http://www.firearmsystems.net/mechtech.html#.T1o_BcCTR2A

There are a number of mfg's out there depending on model of Glock you have. Seems to be catching on. Shot a Glock .40 recently and really liked it but I'm stocked for 9mm...

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 14:25 | 2240378 Jam Akin
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Got my Sub2k because of its folding feature.  It is fun to shoot but too unreliable to depend on in a real bad situation.  You get what you pay for.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:01 | 2239700 SHEEPFUKKER
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iGuns. 

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:20 | 2239792 Uchtdorf
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Funny, but I wish I had thought of it.

I also wish you would stop doing that to sheep.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:30 | 2239846 Sunshine n Lollipops
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Them fluffy little whoors was askin fer it.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:04 | 2239705 SteveGennisonBa...
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I'll be adding to this number next week after completing my concealed carry permit.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:08 | 2239719 xela2200
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Is it a good idea to do that? Wouldn't that flag you as a gun owner?

 

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:10 | 2239740 SheepDog-One
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Does it really make any difference at all? 

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:17 | 2239780 SteveGennisonBa...
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Like SheepDog says, what the fuck does it matter?  I know that law enforcement stands behind permit holders rather than just owners.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 18:57 | 2241688 xela2200
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Here in Florida my gunbroker told me that they are the only ones that keep a record of the gun. However, the conceal weapon permit is a state thing or am I wrong?

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:14 | 2239752 nakedshorted
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It also flags you as someone who knows their rights.  You got gunz? I got gunz too. 

http://youtu.be/gmrbNLt7Om8 

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:21 | 2239795 Uchtdorf
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What's a malformed video? Like an Igor in a scary movie?

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:24 | 2239814 SteveGennisonBa...
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Wife insisted that I get trained and get a permit in order to buy a gun.  She said that it would make her feel much safer.  So instead of having a long argument, I decided to pay the $100 and get a permit.  Fuck it.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:33 | 2239859 Agent P
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Proper firearms training and pleasing the wife are two things you should never feel bad about.  I'm amazed (and frightened) by some of the things I see people at the range.  You're taking the right path.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:44 | 2239903 RobD
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I used to frequent an indoor range in Tucson Az and the walls between the lanes at the shooting line had steel plates attached to both sides of the walls. It was a good thing as most of them had been "used" more times then you would like to see.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:36 | 2239864 Ghordius
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I agree with her, training is important, lots of cleaning-weapons accidents can be prevented so, and the way you train is important, every movement you train with is replicated in stress situations.

not that long ago they have found out that picking up cartridges is bad - if you train this way you'll be picking up cartridges instead of reloading during a gunfight - happened to several cops all over the world...

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:47 | 2239933 chunga
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Cleaning up after yourself at the range is easy with an AK. The empties just vanish.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 14:28 | 2240389 BudFox2012
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LOL, yeah, depending where you shoot, sometimes the guy in the shooting lane to your right will get a little upset.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 15:13 | 2240577 chunga
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The Yugoslavian AKMS (sinister looking wire under-folder with bonus grenade launcher attachment) does it best.

Cartridges ricochet off the chicken wire screen and fly down-range somewhere; I can never find them.

Hard to beat the AK. Field stripping involves removing receiver cover, main spring, and rotating bolt assembly. Four parts. I don't think it's possible to reassemble it wrong...and they just run forever.

Funny youtube tests. Dude stuffs a twinkie in the mag wells and test fires.

AK vs. Twinkie

AR-15 vs. Twinkie

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 15:30 | 2240666 BudFox2012
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I've always liked the Hungarian S85 myself, but I've never shot a yugo one either, though, so that might change my mind :)

First time I shot one (a wasr), I marvelled at how far spent cartridges flew

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 12:16 | 2244854 Jreb
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CZ 858

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 19:11 | 2241716 xela2200
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There is something to be said about training and practicing. However, in my opinion most accidents discharges have to do with just plain bad habits. Before cleaning a gun, take all the bullets out AND take the bullets out of the room. You can reload a gun without even noticing. You will NEVER have a cleaning accident if you get into this habit.

Even the guy at the gun shop when checking the serial numbers on the gun was pointing it at me. Number one mistake pointing a gun thinking it is empty. Again bad habit. Pointing a pistol up --> Yes bad habit

Bad habits will get you a bullet ticket to the hospital. Also, macho stupid shit. Think twice before getting one of those ghost trigger aids. If you cannot fire a couple of clips with 3 and 1/2 pounder or even 5, the problem is you. Exercise that finger. And for fuck sake a pistol is not meant to be automatic. You will shoot you hand.

Alright. Rant of the day. Sorry.

 

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:45 | 2239910 CvlDobd
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Down vote for being a pussy.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:04 | 2239706 Chupacabra-322
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Time for the shameless plug.  Go to Gunbroker.com now. 

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:47 | 2239932 RobD
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I've gotton some good deals on gunsamerica.com also. Just picked up an M1A scout squad at $300 below the local dealer price.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:04 | 2239707 morning_glory
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I could have sworn that chart was the Fed balance sheet.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:04 | 2239709 alexwest
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optimists buy Ipads, pessimists buy gold
REALISTS BUY GUNS

alx

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:10 | 2239736 nakedshorted
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I buy all three.  So what does that make me?  

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:16 | 2239771 WonderDawg
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2/3's as smart as you could be?

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:25 | 2239819 nakedshorted
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iPadz have 0.3 grams of Silver. FTW!

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:28 | 2239831 WonderDawg
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Ah, good point. Touche'.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:26 | 2239820 Thamesford
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an armed manic depressive

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:28 | 2239829 Agent P
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There's an app for that.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:15 | 2240064 A Nanny Moose
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overachiever.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 14:27 | 2240385 Jam Akin
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The 1%

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 15:01 | 2240531 Bansters-in-my-...
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All 3 makes you an optomistic gun tote'n gold bug pestimist about the futre without all three (replace ipad with alcohol)

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:11 | 2239743 Winston Churchill
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Gold,silver,food,and lead.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:21 | 2239802 Uchtdorf
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Never give up...

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:05 | 2239712 Ovis Americanis
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Sio what happened to the Greece default that was being declared here yesterday? Looks like Greece didn't default. So, what was all that about yesterday?

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:13 | 2239754 ebworthen
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Greece defaulted.  ECB stealing money to sell worthless bonds to pretend Greece didn't default.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:32 | 2239799 Ruffcut
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The default happened a long time ago and continue in default. Only the players are working out who owes who details, further fucking the people of greece hard and deep down the rabbit hole.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:05 | 2239713 Al Huxley
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Maybe the 'sheeple' aren't as sheep-like as those in power are assuming.  Maybe they're just following the 1% and sucking as much out of the system as they can before everything goes to shit.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:06 | 2239715 Seditious Blasphemer
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I kept reading the headline as "soaring GUM purchases", and was left wondering why part time workers celebrate with chewing gum.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:06 | 2239716 SheepDog-One
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YEA now thats what Im talkin about! The peasants are arming themselves! Remember dont fire till you see the whites of their eyes...take at least 1 down!

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:51 | 2239955 Andy_Jackson_Jihad
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pfft...thats only for people that buy pistols.  Any peasant worth their soylent green SHOULD be buying nato era main battle rifles.

Pistols are for shooting muggers and dipshits that cut you off in traffic.  I know it's in jest but some newly awakened peasent may be out there reading this and taking it seriously.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:07 | 2239717 Rainman
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Homeland security is beating expectations...bullish !

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:07 | 2239718 FubarNation
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Minimum wage slaves can only afford HiPoints.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:12 | 2239748 SheepDog-One
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As long as it fires, who cares.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:35 | 2240148 LFMayor
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exactly.  It doesn't make a shit of a difference what makes the hole, because  no one has a sunny day after they get their second navel.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:14 | 2239758 mikhail kalashnikov
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Hi-Points are no match for my baby.  

also, Ammo, magazines and replacement parts.

"when Tyrrany becomes law, Rebellion becomes duty"

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:08 | 2239721 user2011
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It's sooooo funny..

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:08 | 2239727 yabyum
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Ruger has done well. Made in America my friends.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:14 | 2239756 Dr. Engali
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Just bought a new ruger 270 model 77 I love it.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:16 | 2239768 Ralph Spoilsport
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Way to go. I lust after that model myself. Maybe after the economy improves....nah. I'll be dead by then.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:28 | 2240111 FeralSerf
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I'll just try to make do with my old obsolete .308 Winchester Model 70.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:14 | 2239757 Ralph Spoilsport
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Ruger makes great stuff. I had a Stainless Steel Mini-14 and a P89 along with a 10/22 until I lost them all in a boating accident.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:08 | 2239729 xela2200
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I got a letter from the NRA about some new laws that will curtail gun rights. I wonder if this jump has something to do with that.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:37 | 2239766 slewie the pi-rat
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first letter?

what would your opinion be, if you could pretend to have one. robot?

i can see you've posted aboveabove that you're into glocks

was it your first letter, or not?

and, how would you answer your own "innocent" question?

go ahead and junk me, but please put out a little more about how much info you get from the NRA and what your thinking is like, ok?

don't play games around weapons and the constitution.  play straight here, if you are willing to "come out" but don't do NRA 'teases' if you have an agenda around them, is all

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:15 | 2239767 mikhail kalashnikov
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The NRA can save money by not sending me a letter 3 times a week.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:18 | 2239778 Ralph Spoilsport
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+1   I was thinking the same thing when I cancelled my membership with them.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:24 | 2239813 Dr. Engali
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Boy ain't that the truth. It drives me nuts when they waste all that money mailing shit out asking me to renew my membership and I still have three years before my membership is up.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:51 | 2239953 RobD
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If it wasn't for  the NRA and the credit card companies looking for more suckers the USPS would be really in trouble.

Sat, 03/10/2012 - 01:12 | 2242565 Real Estate Geek
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Just call or email the NRA and ask for the reduced mail option.

Or, become a life member.  The mail volume drops a lot then.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:26 | 2239822 slewie the pi-rat
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exactly! 

the NRA can't keep up with the "legislative proposals"

their membership has been fuked to death by the legislative "news" and the organization's needs for money to stand up to the fuking nannies who can out-organize motherNature, btw...

[kinda like the "iran" propaganda assaults, in many non-stop ways, by analogy]

so, everybody is just responding to the absolute mountains of fuking bullshit coming outa prez0+bilary-town by making sure that when they really try to shut it down, if they are really that fuking styoooopid, they're done w/ their x-mas shopping, is all, even if they hafta borrow the money to get the shopping done, here!  L0L!!!

 

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 14:58 | 2240512 ratpack1968
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I not only get 3 letters a week but the NRA sent me a membership renewal letter 3 weeks after I joined.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:18 | 2239786 onebir
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Sounds plausible. Anything on the NRA site about it?

(Wasn't sure what to look for...)

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:12 | 2239751 Vincent Vega
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Guess I should have loaded up on Smith & Wesson. But I just couldn't get myself to pull the trigger. It should have been an automatic. Perhaps it will be a revolver and I can get it once some people unload.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:22 | 2239800 Agent P
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You kind of missed on this one, but hey...at least you took a shot at being funny.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:32 | 2239852 Vincent Vega
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I got a couple of up clicks so I feel like I hit the target.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:38 | 2239878 Agent P
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One was from me...your post was a fun target...I was just plinking.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:47 | 2239935 Vincent Vega
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I'm glad you sighted it and clicked. Otherwise I may have felt like I shot myself in the foot. Some may have thought my comment was a hollow point but at least I had the brass to post it.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:54 | 2239974 Agent P
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That's a tight group of puns...ok, I'm done.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:12 | 2240051 Vincent Vega
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I aim to please. I'm done too...all out of ammo.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:15 | 2239763 BORT
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I finally figured it out.

  Temp jobs working to process student loan applications, file for tax refunds because H&R Block can get me mo money, processing siri requests at home on google to send reply to iphones, processing foreclosure documents since that little issue is "solved", and processing CCW permits.

 

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:15 | 2239765 onebir
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Part Time Workers Celebrate The Recovery With Soaring Gun Purchases

Inspired headline! :D

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:16 | 2239773 Miss Expectations
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Might make sense to get one of these, too.

http://sallyscopshop.com/image/cache/data/RTATF-500x500.jpg

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:16 | 2239775 LawsofPhysics
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Remember, America has a volunteer military.  A lot of vets out of work or working part time.  Could get interesting should they be called up to fight themselves.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:16 | 2239777 Jreb
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SHOT this year was packed. Current inventory from distribution and manufacturers is abysmal. The gun buisness is booming. Thank you central banks, Mr Obama and all the Neocons pounding the war drums over Iran and Syria. 2012 should be a bumper year.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:39 | 2240168 LFMayor
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So was the Indy 1500.  Packed like the fucking Stones were playing, even on Sunday when I showed up.

My shameless plug time:  I drive 2.5 hours to go to Indy and it's well worth it.  1500 + 8 foot tables,  takes about 4 hours to walk the whole thing and you'll find prices that typically match or sometimes better than anything you'll find on the web.  There's one coming 16, 17, 18 of March, next weekend.  Go to it if you've never been, you won't be sorry.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:26 | 2239823 InconvenientCou...
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"...We only want the weapons for defensive purposes."

That's why we frequently use metaphors about killing, shooting, and threatening people.

That's why we pose with big smiles in gun glamor shots.

That's why we fight for the right to carry guns in public places, schools government buildings.

That's why we believe more killing machines make us safer.

 

Oh, and before I forget, Iran doesn't pose a threat. They are merely a victim of circumstance.

Makes perfect sense.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:41 | 2239892 prole
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Who is "we" you commie?

I think someone dropped a turd in the souffle.

Well "we" are a victim of the circumstance of retards trolling here who think they are clever

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:27 | 2239827 nakedshorted
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You can pick up a S&W M&P15 (AR15) for $599!  1000 rounds through and not a hitch.  

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:32 | 2239837 JohnKozac
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Ammo at Walmart is sold out within 48 hours they get it in.....38....45....308....223......when i ask the salesman why everyone is buying so much ammo he looks at me like I am from Mars.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:43 | 2239899 slewie the pi-rat
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try asking in spanish

Hahaha!

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:36 | 2239865 DeadFred
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It looks like the latest surge coincides with the nice government men telling us they reserve the right to send us to Gitmo whenever they want to. But maybe that's just a random coincidence.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:36 | 2239868 fuu
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It goes boom, it goes boom.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:38 | 2239879 DogSlime
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Should this really worry TPTB, though?

People might be increasingly well-armed, but are most people arming because they don't trust the government?

Observation of people suggests to me that the majority of them are stupid.  If they're stupid and armed, then all TPTB needs to do is to get them to see each other as a threat - light the blue touch paper and retire to a safe distance.

If the shit really hits the fan, how will it play out?

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:39 | 2239881 Loan Gunman
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Glock 36.  Slimline, can carry it in your pants pocket.  

 

Get the permit, saves a lot of hassle.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:40 | 2239884 carbonmutant
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"Sons of Guns" Bitchez...

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:47 | 2239905 Carl Spackler
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Cultural point of information for those people for which english is a second language (e.g., those living in California, not necessarily "residents" of said location)..."sons of guns" actually originates from the English Navy.  It has nothing to do with firearms and has everything to do with "gunnies" on board the ship making babies when they had shore leave.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:51 | 2239946 Agent P
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Remember when all the reality TV shows on cable were about flipping houses?  Now it seems every other one is about guns.  I'm thinking we're nearing a top, and I for one look forward to the deeply discounted secondary market that is sure to come from all this.

 

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:00 | 2240004 10mm
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Far from that point.I do agree there will be a secondary market,just not there.SHTF scenerios must play out.Elites get off on that.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:01 | 2240007 aerojet
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And all of those shows are like commercials for gun makers.  It's sickening.  What is also sickening is the near total ignorance of the people on those shows when it comes to guns--I saw a segment the other night where a 45ACP was described as "high velocity."  There is nothing high velocity about a 900fps 45ACP you assholes!  It's high velocity compared to a rock being thrown, I guess...

I hate reality tv. Really, really hate it.

 

 

 

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:42 | 2240185 10mm
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Out passed 50+ yrds,shes sinking.10mm makes up for that.At 100 yards,the 10 is traveling at the same rate as a .45 coming out of muzzle..45 a good stopper indeed,proven.But if i need to reach out a little,my 10 comes into play.

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 12:08 | 2244834 Jreb
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Are you saying guns and ammo are in a bubble?

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:41 | 2239890 i love cholas
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this is a stupid headline

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:48 | 2239939 slewie the pi-rat
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people keep buying tyler drinks, this morning

it's the ISDA party!

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:41 | 2239893 haskelslocal
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Out of the 12 states looking to pass no conceal permit laws, I'm especially looking forward to the passage in Ohio. Out of all the states choosing to go the fully armed route, Ohio has the largest population centers. Guns concealed on a rancher in Cheyanne is kinda cool and I respect this right. Yet oh will it be fun when waring tribes converge on a Cleveland Applebee's and shoot up each other over politically and racially divided tensions.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:57 | 2239988 RobD
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Not to pick nits but I'm pretty sure no self respecting rancher in Cheyenne conceals his six gun.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:07 | 2240033 10mm
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Permits,another revenue racket.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:39 | 2240172 gaoptimize
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Fine with me.  A smaller golden horde to deal with in my outer 'burbs.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:44 | 2239906 stant
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no dishonor being poor.but unarmed and poor means your a slave

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:53 | 2240235 mikhail kalashnikov
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FUCKING AYE!

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:46 | 2239924 Offtheradar
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War spurring gun purchases in America?  WTF?  Reminds me of a comment made to me on 9/11/01.  As I got to work, I was unaware of the first plane hitting WTC.  When I got there, this idiot contractor yells "Get your guns!  Were under attack!"  Now mind you, being a avid gun owner myself, I appreciate the feeling of that cold steel in my hands.  But come on, can a .223 really reach Afghanistan? U.S. military takes care of shit outside of our borders.  Americans need guns to counter OUR government!

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:01 | 2240008 Andy_Jackson_Jihad
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And its not like a smallarm would really matter if our own gov't decided to attack its own people anyway.  Take a look at Iraq or Afghanistan...how many soldiers were killed by small arms after the initial invasion?  They're all riding around in armored humvees, MRAPs, tanks etc.  which, now that things are winding down, I expect to all get shipped back to CONUS and handed out to local police departments.

People should be stocking up on fertilizer and fuel if they want to have a chance against big sister.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:54 | 2239970 Zymurguy
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Invest in precious metals... brass, lead and blued steel bitchez!

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:54 | 2239976 Peter K
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That's why God created money, to purchase food and guns:)

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:03 | 2240012 Agent P
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And God created money...and then he created woman to take it away.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:02 | 2239981 aerojet
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I'm pretty sure if S&W stock is up and if it is not related to all the robots trolling the markets then it would be due to sales to law enforcement and not just retail purchases by Joe Sixpack.  The M&P line is making some inroads into Glock's business.  Glock is pretty much giving the guns away.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:58 | 2239992 batz
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Quick, short butter.

 

 

 

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