Friday, October 31, 2008
Gun owners fret Obama White House
The nation's gun owners have the presidential election in their sights.
Some are up at arms about the prospect of future gun legislation should Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama win the White House. Others are beefing up their personal arsenals, skittish that firearms could become scarce or too expensive in the near future.
"If the economy is down, and gun sales are up, it shows you just how deep-seated the concern is out there about the situation," said Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association.
"Most gun owners at least until recently have been misled by Senator Obama. Though he claims to be an advocate for the Second Amendment, his voting record in the Illinois Senate says otherwise. He voted for a bill that would ban nearly every hunting rifle, shotgun and target rifle owned by Illinois citizens," Mr. Pearson continued.
"His campaign has done a good job burying his take on firearms," he added.
Hal Goldstein, owner of the Armory gun shop in Annapolis, said, "People should be scared."
"Sales are definitely up," he said. "I've got people with Obama stickers on their cars coming in to buy. We're looking at possible a super- Democratic majority [in Congress], and a president who's going to do what's best for the collective. I don't want to sound paranoid, but the prices could go way out of sight."
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News Channel 5 Nashville TN:
Gun Sales Soar, Handgun Permits Rise
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Gun stores are doing big business these days despite the sluggish economy.
Sales may be slow for some retailers but there are two reasons why the registers have been ringing at gun stores.
"I have personally never seen it like it has been this year," said Larry Baity at Gun City USA in Nashville.
He has sold a record number of guns recently... and he knows why.
Safety isn't the only reason people have started packing heat. The presidential candidates' positions on gun control is another.
"Because that seems to be the Far Left's choice to drive a wedge in between people owning firearms," Baity said.
The National Rifle Association claims Barack Obama would work towards banning handguns if he's elected. On their Web site the group said Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is, by far, the most anti-gun presidential nominee in history.
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Firearm sales surge as election nears
By Tami Osborne,
Oct 29, 2008 at 9:07 PM EDT
MARCO ISLAND, Fla. - Political views and ads are driving an increase interest in firearms. Gun sales and permit requests are up in many places, including here in Southwest Florida.
These days Mike Christoff's Mobile Tactics gun shop and range is busier than normal. "There's a lot of people who never even considered carrying a weapon, but are thinking about just in case, obtaining a carry permit," Christoff says.
Many of his customers worry that if Barack Obama wins the election, their right to bear arms could be reduced or taken away.
"I'm a great believer in the second amendment and I think its my right to try shooting and have gun for protection or whatever reason," Denise McCarthy says.
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Gun Sales Up Before Election
Many Americans are cutting back on purchases these days, but federal data shows an increase in people buying firearms and ammunition. Some think campaign 2008 is influencing those numbers.
Owners at JT's Gun & Pawn say gun and ammo sales have tripled in the weeks leading up to the presidential election and they say they don't think it's a coincidence.
Bryan Wilson is a gun collector, but fears democratic talks of gun controls will make buying firearms more difficult after the upcoming election.
“People are buying them because they are afraid they won't be able to get any and, you know, I guess they're scared like I am,” gun owner Bryan Wilson said.
They are fears some gun shop owners say have sparked a jump in sales numbers.
“Ammo sales have tripled. The gun sales, we're ordering every day, two and three orders at a time just trying to keep up with the demand,” JT’s Gun & Pawn owner Jaime Campbell said.
Campbell says politics are the recent topic of conversation when customers come in to make purchases.
“People don't know the outcome of the election and what that's going to bring,” Campbell said.
She says customers are buying more of the weapons they think may be restricted under the possible legislation, like the Colt AR-15, a semiautomatic rifle.
“Everyone is coming in trying to stock up now,” Campbell said.
Customers we talked to say it all comes back to the Second Amendment.
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KBCI2 News Boise ID.
Gun sales on the rise in Idaho
TWIN FALLS (AP) - Sales of firearms have increased in south-central Idaho, firearms dealers in the region say, because of fears of possible new gun control laws if Sen. Barack Obama is elected president.
Ryan Horsley, manager of Red's Trading Post in Twin Falls, says gun owners are concerned that certain kinds of guns could be banned.
Specifically, he said, sales of assault-type rifles, such as military-style AR-15s, have jumped, far outselling traditional, bolt-action hunting rifles.
"We had a particular sale of them a little while ago (Oct. 10), and in one day our sales were over $20,000," Horsley said.
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ABC7 News Denver CO
Arming Up For President Obama
Sales Of Guns Up As Fears Of Gun Control Escalate
By Tyler Lopez
DENVER -- As polls show Democrat Sen. Barack Obama leading in his race with Republican Sen. John McCain for president of the United States, more and more Americans are arming themselves.
Gun sales are up nationwide and in Colorado.
"Probably an increase of 25 percent," said Richard Taylor, manager of the Firing Line in Aurora.
Time and again, Taylor said customers, especially first-time buyers, say they're afraid an Obama White House would mean more gun control.
"If Barack Obama gets in, people are concerned they might not be able to purchase certain types of firearms. So that has been driving a number of the sales," Taylor said.
"The upcoming election, I guess you could say, is part of it too because these guns may not be accessible to the civilian population," said Nicki Cook, a math tutor buying an AR-15.
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Thursday, October 30, 2008
The Obama Cheka caught red handed:
Columbus Dispatch reports: Tax, welfare info also sought on McCain ally
A state agency has revealed that its checks of computer systems for potential information on "Joe the Plumber" were more extensive than it first acknowledged.
Helen Jones-Kelley, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, disclosed today that computer inquiries on Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher were not restricted to a child-support system.
The agency also checked Wurzelbacher in its computer systems to determine whether he was receiving welfare assistance or owed unemployment compensation taxes, she wrote.
Jones-Kelley made the revelations in a letter to Ohio Senate President Bill M. Harris, R-Ashland, who demanded answers on why state officials checked out Wurzelbacher.
Harris called the multiple records checks "questionable" and said he awaits more answers. "It's kind of like Big Brother is looking in your pocket," he said.
If state employees run checks on every person listed in newspaper stories as buying a business, "it must take a lot of people a lot of time to run these checks," he said. "Where do you draw the line?"
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Cheka (from Wiki):
The Cheka (ЧК - чрезвычайная комиссия Chrezvychaynaya Komissiya, Russian pronunciation: [tɕɛ.ka]) was the first of a succession of Soviet state security organizations. It was created by a decree issued on December 20, 1917, by Vladimir Lenin and subsequently led by an aristocrat turned communist Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky. After 1922, the Cheka underwent a series of reorganizations.
From its founding, the Cheka was an important military and security arm of the Bolshevik communist government. In 1921 the Troops for the Internal Defense of the Republic (a branch of the Cheka) numbered 200,000. These troops policed labor camps, ran the Gulag system, conducted requisitions of food, liquidated political opponents (on both the right and the left), put down peasant rebellions, riots by workers, and mutinies in the Red Army, which was plagued by desertions
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
USA Today reports:
Dan Cooper CEO of Cooper Arms, one of the elite makers of hunting rifles, is backing Barack Obama.
Just minutes after the USA Today broke the story on the Internet, thousands and thousands of gun owners sent angry emails, called and sent boycott letters to Cooper Arms threatening to never purchase any of their firearms again.WASHINGTON — Dan Cooper, a proud member of the National Rifle Association, has backed Republicans for most of his life. He's the chief executive of Cooper Arms, a small Montana company that makes hunting rifles.
Cooper said he voted for George W. Bush in 2000, having voted in past elections for every Republican presidential nominee back to Richard Nixon. In October 1992, he presented a specially made rifle to the first President. Bush during a Billings campaign event.
This year, Cooper has given $3,300 to the campaign of Democrat Barack Obama. That's on top of the $1,000 check he wrote to Obama's U.S. Senate campaign in 2004, after he was dazzled by Obama's speech at that year's Democratic National Convention.
Just 48 hours later, this is what appeared on the company website:
In response to the recent article highlighting Dan Cooper’s personal political donations, the board of directors, shareholders and employees of Cooper Firearms of Montana, Inc would like to issue the following statement.
The employees, shareholders and board of directors of Cooper Firearms of Montana do not share the personal political views of Dan Cooper.
Although we all believe everyone has a right to vote and donate as they see fit, it has become apparent that the fallout may affect more than just Mr. Cooper. It may also affect the employees and the shareholders of Cooper Firearms.
The board of directors has asked Mr. Cooper to resign as President of Cooper Firearms of Montana, Inc.
Daily operations will continue with the competent staff currently in place in Stevensville, MT producing the finest, most accurate rifles money can buy.
Dan Cooper has spent all of his working life producing the highest quality rifles built here in the USA. He started with nothing but the American Dream and built that into firearms company anyone would be proud of. We firmly believe Dan stands by the 2nd amendment.
We wish him all of the best in his future pursuits.
He's gone, I guess. That was quick ;)
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
P.S. Some visitors have pointed out Shattner's character in this video is Denny Crane from the TV series Boston Legal. I already knew that but the popularity of Star Trek and the Captain Kirk character that launched Shattner's career decades ago has far more resonance with the American public than the character he plays in Boston Legal. This is why I chose to put Captain Kirk instead of Denny Crane in the headline of this blog entry.
Monday, October 20, 2008
I am. This is the best insurance against any guns or ammo bans the Kenyan will pass.
Friends of mine who work in gun stores told me the have seen a great increase in the number of guns and ammo purchased. The reason? They say pretty much every customer is afraid of the gun bans and severely restricted ammunition legislation Obama and his Dhimmicrat Congress will pass.
My advice? If Obama wins, you better start buying any guns you can lay your hands on (or can afford). And instead of spending thousands of dollars buying on cases of ammo, just make sure you'll buy the reloading tools and supplies to make your own ammo with. Because without ammo or with severely restricted and serialized ammo, a gun is less effective than a crowbar.
Nope, I won't give any of it to you lefties. You can shoot spitballs for all I care.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Animals that were formerly self-sufficient are now showing signs of belonging to the Democratic Party... as they have apparently learned to just sit and wait for the government to step in and provide for their care and sustenance. This photo is of a Democrat black bear in Montana nicknamed 'Bearack Obama
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Click twice on the pics to enlarge full size:
If the right lower portion of the second page is missing, that's because my wife ripped it off from the magazine in a moment of "enthusiasm"