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Fear Breeds Gun Sales

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Dihappy, Feb 21, 2009.

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  1. Dihappy

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    Wow! Sometimes im just dumbfounded by people.

    http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/new...ds_gun_sales_-_and_gun_sales_breed_death.html

     
  2. Hungry Seagull

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    We had a Channel 7 Reporter invaded and killed in her bed, it took her a week to die in a hospital last October. That drive alot of folks to go ahead and get weapons for HD.

    But the tipping point seems to be the Election.

    In our state, there does not seem to be any "Fear" as the media would like to have it shouted in the streets. Instead, homeowners have engaged and killed intruders on a regular basis during the last 7 months or so in our state.

    Dont worry about the LEO's and thier actions. Dont worry about the Media.

    America is and always has been a armed people. Now, normally people who decide to go buy weapons would do it for a variety of reasons. But I doubt fear is the top reason.

    We bought ours while the previous president was still in office because it was a good time to do it and economically helpful to United States Firearms industry as a spending. We were happy to do this. But fearful? No way. In fact, it was a sort of good thing as a activity, learning new things and a way to participate during down time together as a Married couple who has survived cancer and bad medical issues recently. Shooting is FUN! But HD is serious business. But not driven by fear. No sir.

    If a large people succumb to fear, it can be a bad cycle that requires a strong response and it's not a good thing.

    The only possible fear I can think of is my advancing age and flab has prevented me from relying on martial arts Semper fu/Judo mixed as shown to me years and years ago by several good friends. It would be very easy for a younger BG to overpower myself and spouse if we did not have weapons for HD.
     
  3. Duke of Doubt

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    I love these stories. What did they expect, that a communist gun grabber would get into the White House and everyone would just shrug?
     
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    Disturbing for criminals?




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  5. I_AM_LEGEND

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    law abiding citizens buying guns..... oh no!!!!! they're going to be able to fight the political agenda of the left and not allow the government to control everything!!!!!
     
  6. Fat Boy

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    Interesting reading....especially this comment:

    Sure, I know: many are legal guns, bought by responsible gun owners who don't kill people, blah blah blah.

    Not just many legal guns, but another fact generated by statistical studies will confirm, I believe that actually a small fraction of total guns owned wind up in criminal activities. Thus the majority of law-abiding gun owners are punished for the deeds of a minority of gun owners. Funny how the liberal thinking writers never seem to consider this part of the studies. Using the logic of this writer, if I understand it correctly, we should then restrict ownership and usage of an almost limitless list of things, including vehicles, scissors, knives, dogs (yes, some time ago the media reported that a woman got angry with her significant other and threw a dog at him), frying pans, "blah blah, blah" since these things are occasionally used by individuals in the commission of a crime.

    The other thought process is that if guns could be totally removed from our society, criminals will resort to whatever weaponry is left, including I believe knives and ultimately big rocks to give them some force in commission of a crime....

    The bottom line is that we need to stop crime, not gun ownership. However, the thinking continues in the what seems like much of our world, especially the media, that the best first step in dealing with crime is to try and remove guns...

    And the saga continues-
     
  7. hwyman

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    Law abiding citizens do not normally shoot cops. A little urban investment would go a long way to ensure that these felons do not become so in the first place. Much better than trying to control their tools.
     
  8. Macmac

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    Maybe when the bleeding hearts lock up the violent criminals we will stop shooting them eh?

    Lady it ain't our fault you weepin hearts whine and dine then release the most vile criminal on Earth!
     
  9. Wyo_F-A

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    Wow. Gun grabbing weenies never cease to amaze me. The fact that she attributes the recent gun purchase increase to a deadly homicide in one of the more dangerous metro areas in the country, GIMME A BREAK.
     
  10. TexasRifleman

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    This in Philadelphia, where cops are being slain almost weekly is seems.

    Yes, people want guns to protect themselves, can you just imagine?
     
  11. Hungry Seagull

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    Not to be smug, but decades ago in the old Duck and Cover days, we used to tell each other the Russians may invade the USA but they would never take West by gawd Virginia. LOL.

    A people properly armed is worth raising as militia in times of trouble.

    Ive kind of gotten away from various media outlets and thier negative news reporting, too stressful to listen/watch some of these 10 second bites of the sky falling.
     
  12. Leanwolf

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    Gee, I wonder why she was "uncooperative" with a certified gun confiscation crusader???

    L.W.
     
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    Home Invasion

    In Wellington Florida recently the good guy blew away a home invader. I think if this were the norm we would have fewer home invasions or home burglaries.
     
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    I would be "uncooperative" with someone who reduces my rights to "blah, blah, blah."
     
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    Double tap, sorry.
     
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    Wow, what a dumba$$. So, let's see, we're supposed to rely on the cops to protect us? Who's gonna protect the cops?

    Seriously, LEOs put their life on the line everyday, and venture into territory and situations w/ a target on their back, and thank God for them. But, when criminals are so willing to shoot at them, not fearing what will happen to them for shooting at cops, do you think these criminals will think twice about shooting you, even if you comply?

    Having a family, and seeing what goes on out there makes you concerned for their safety. Is some gun ownership fear driven? Maybe. But to me it's more logic driven.

    Are you living your life in fear because you lock your car doors when you leave your car in the parking lot? Are you living in fear when you lock your doors to your home when you go to sleep, or leave your home unattended? Are you living in fear if you subscribe to a monitoring service for an alarm at your home? Are you living in fear by not letting your small children out of your sight? Or are these things just logical things to do, based on the threats to your personal and property safety? Hell, why even have a police force if there's nothing to be afraid of or concerned about, right?

    WTH is wrong w/ idiots like this? You lock your doors and set your alarm as deterrents. You call the police if those deterrents don't work. You may choose to arm yourself w/ another tool, in the event the locks and alarm don't work, and the police don't get there in time. What is so freakin hard to understand here?

    Peace,

    Karz
     
  17. Tyrannosaurus

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    The increase in gun sales may partly be due to the change in presidency, but I believe the larger part of this trend is due to the economic downturn.

    Common sense: when people are broke, a portion of these people may turn to crime. Law-abiding citizens are fully realizing their personal need to protect themselves and their families, and on a secondary level, their property.

    Good people who have never previously considered purchasing firearms are thinking ahead, and due to the economic climate, they are purchasing firearms, and learning how to use them.

    If there were a substantial fear of nuclear war in the US at this time, people would be purchasing potassium iodide tablets and duct tape.

    There's no difference, and there's nothing disturbing about good people protecting themselves against danger to their families.
     
  18. StoPPeR

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    It's an unrelenting plague, and its agent of death is - guns.

    Hyperbole much?

    Sounds like the writer is living gripped with fear over law abiding citizens.
     
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    "But my math is simple: The more guns in circulation, the more that find their way to the dregs of society who casually assassinate cops."

    Yes, your math is simple, and terribly elementary. If the guns I've bought recently constitute living in fear, then I'm TERRIFIED.
     
  20. DRYHUMOR

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    It's not fear, it's determination to survive.
     
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    *Ack*
    sounds like my ex-gf wrote that article...
     
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    His high school math teacher is weeping in a corner somewhere.
     
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    Fear, maybe more like sensibility and awareness.

    Before all this started, most people were just drifting around and not paying any attention to gun issues unless the media brought it up.

    Now, more and more people are realizing that stuff could happen to them. Stuff as in home invasion and the potential inability to someday purchase a gun as easily as they can now. The fence sitters are stepping up to the plate and making a move.

    I have personally assisted a number of those people purchase their first gun in the last few months and then trained them in the safety and use of same.
     
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    Just amazes me that the plague is always guns.
    Never the " Cold Hearted Savages".
     
  25. Duke of Doubt

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    markallen: "Just amazes me that the plague is always guns.
    Never the " Cold Hearted Savages"."


    Or the chimpanzees.
     
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