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    As gun sales shoot up in anticipation of Obama's presidency, Obama warns gun owners not to worry

    As gun sales shoot up around the country, President-elect Barack Obama said Sunday that gun-owning Americans do not need to rush out and stock up before he is sworn in next month. "I believe in common-sense gun safety laws, and I believe in the second amendment," Obama said at a news conference. "Lawful gun owners have nothing to fear. I said that throughout the campaign. I haven't indicated anything different during the transition. I think people can take me at my word."
    But National Rifle Association spokesman Andrew Arulanandam said it's not Obama's words but his legislative track record that has gun-buyers flocking to the stores.
    "Prior to his campaign for president, his record as a state legislator and as a U.S. Senator shows he voted for the most stringent forms of gun control, the most Draconian legislation, gun bans, ammunition bans and even an increase in federal excise taxes up to 500 percent for every gun and firearm sold," Arulanandam said.
    Obama answered "yes" in 1996 to a questionnaire from an Illinois group on whether he supported a handgun ban. But he later said a staffer filled out that answer and he did not support a ban.
    Nationally, background checks for gun purchases jumped nearly 49 percent during the week Obama was elected, compared with the same time period last year, according to the FBI's National Instant Background Check System.
    Anecdotally, gun dealers around the country have reported spikes in sales. The Illinois State Rifle Association Reports gun sales for November were 38 percent higher than last year.
    "We don't dispute [the gun sales hike] because the numbers from the federal system certainly confirm that there is increased activity out there. We just think it's a bit stupid," said Peter Hamm, spokesman for the Brady Campaign against Gun Violence.
    "Anyone who thinks they need to rush out and buy a firearm clearly has not been paying attention to how quickly we make progress on this issue. We don't think these are first-time buyers. We think they are people who already have more than enough guns at their homes to protect themselves and are buying more."

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    It certainly effected me. I don't trust him at all. Especially when his website stated what this "common sense" gun laws were. Any LEO should be ashamed to support that. We took an oath to uphold the Constitution. The 2nd amendment is pretty clear as far as I can tell.
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    When politicians lips go a flappin', ya know the BS is starting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    It certainly effected me. I don't trust him at all. Especially when his website stated what this "common sense" gun laws were. Any LEO should be ashamed to support that. We took an oath to uphold the Constitution. The 2nd amendment is pretty clear as far as I can tell.
    That, and the state laws in affect here are why I am not actively pursuing a law enforcement career. I WILL not put myself in a position to enforce laws that are wrong.
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    He who signs the cheques, makes the rules.
    He who makes the rules, has the power.
    He who has the power, has the money.

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    LOL Once i realized he was probably going to win i ran out and bought my AR. Gotta get them while the getting is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    We think they are people who already have more than enough guns at their homes to protect themselves and are buying more."
    What's the exact number for "enough" guns for the Brady idiots? 0
    Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.

    That which does not kill me, better start fucking running.

    If I lived every day like it was my last, the body count would be staggering.

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    If the economy's so bad, how can people afford all these guns?
    "If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn't thinking." -Gen. George S. Patton

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    I dont trust his attempt to placate us at all...
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    "Read my lips... NO NEW GUN CONTROL..."

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    Buy American guns, it's good for the economy.

    Colt, Bushmaster, Rock River, etc.
    I'm your huckleberry...

    Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentus telum est!

    You can be the weapon, and the gun in your hand is a tool - or the gun is a weapon and you are the tool.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino View Post
    If the economy's so bad, how can people afford all these guns?
    They skip a months rent to pay for a Glock and skip the car payment to pay for a double barrel shotgun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    Buy American guns, it's good for the economy.

    Colt, Bushmaster, Rock River, etc.
    I hope Smith & Wesson is doing well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I hope Smith & Wesson is doing well.
    Until they help draft the Gun Control Act of 2009 for exemptions for their products.
    Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.

    That which does not kill me, better start fucking running.

    If I lived every day like it was my last, the body count would be staggering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I hope Smith & Wesson is doing well.


    If this company folds I'm moving to Canada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retmilleo909 View Post


    If this company folds I'm moving to Canada.
    Not if you're looking for firearms freedom.
    Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.

    That which does not kill me, better start fucking running.

    If I lived every day like it was my last, the body count would be staggering.

    I intend to go in harm's way. -John Paul Jones

    Hunt the wolf, and bring light to the dark places that others fear to go. LT COL Dave Grossman

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    Up until recently, S&W "Rugered" themselves out of any support for the second amendment when they made a deal with Clinton and HUD.

    Most American gun owners were perfectly willing to let S&W die, myself included - especially since it was owned by the British at the time they made a deal with the devil.

    Since the company was going to die on the vine as American gun owners boycotted it, the British holding company sold it back to Americans, who promptly turned away from their betrayal of American gun owners.
    I'm your huckleberry...

    Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentus telum est!

    You can be the weapon, and the gun in your hand is a tool - or the gun is a weapon and you are the tool.


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    It is important to listen very carefully to what Obama says about guns.

    When he tells gun owners "not to worry" he is speaking to the folks who own what he feels are "acceptable" weapons and who are willing to put up with his "acceptable" measures.

    If you own a semi-automatic rifle, he's going to call it an assault weapon and take it - and he has said so right on his change.gov website.

    Don't fall for his "don't worry" stuff. He is trying to placate hunters, who would move in mass if he tried something more in line with his actual beliefs.
    I'm your huckleberry...

    Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentus telum est!

    You can be the weapon, and the gun in your hand is a tool - or the gun is a weapon and you are the tool.


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    Amen, Maclean, Amen.
    The strongest reason for the people to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against the tyranny of government.
    -Thomas Jefferson

    That is why our masters in Washington are so anxious to disarm us. They are not afraid of criminals. They are afraid of a populace which cannot be subdued by tyrants. Jeff Cooper'

 

 

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