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Some firearms purchase facts from Fox 31 Denver

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 230RN, Dec 24, 2007.

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  1. 230RN
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    230RN Marines raising the left-leaning Pisa tower.

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    230RN reports that Fox 31 Denver reports that the Rocky Mountain News reports that the peak firearms buying days are the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and Valentine's Day.

    How apropos!

    Sorry about no details or links and hearsay on hearsay on hearsay, but I was pouring cup of coffee #1 when I heard these snippets from the living room.

    Also heard that 161,000 Coloradans were subjected to the background check this (2007) year.

    (I'd try to find a link to the original RMN article, but it takes a significant part of forever to load their site on this old hand-cranked computer with a 28.8 connection.)
     
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    http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2007/dec/24/1-day-record-set-for-gun-background-checks/

     
  3. Outlaws

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    Wow. I am surprised your computer even runs still. ;) 56k modems became standard over 10 years ago. What operating system are you running?

    Not that it would be a huge improvement, but you could get a 56k modem shipped to your door step for about $10. Its twice as fast as a 28.8.
     
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    try bandwidthplace.com. for a actual reading of you speed. mine just now is 7.32 mega. slow, but the kids are on vacation now. 28.8 aint even up to .32....crank faster!
     
  5. 230RN
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    230RN Marines raising the left-leaning Pisa tower.

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    Thank you, Bruce 333 ! I knew someone would come to the rescue.


    Kind of an aside, but by way of explanation...

    (A) I refuse to go cable, I get enough entertainment just by talking a walk and looking around and saying hello to folks.

    (B) Twenty-eight-eight is a telephone company limitation out here. That's all they'll guarantee, and that's all you get for the base price. I'm a World-Class Champion Cheapskate, especially when it comes to the telephone company.

    (C) I get a lot of other stuff done around the house while I wait for my gun pron to download. Sort of like getting other stuff done at work when you're on hold. A higher "production rate" on the machine does not mean a higher overall "production rate." And some sites are so full of the latest and greatest gewgaws and gimcracks that I don't want to bother with them. (My machine at work is a screamer with a screaming connection, though. Now that's where production rate is a concern.)

    Jes' li'l ole me, I guess. I put the Fud in Fuddy-Duddy. At least at home, where I come to relax and live.
     
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    When I was on D/u, I seldom connected faster than 28k even with the so called faster modem which by government regulation was limited to 50k anyway.Now I can download a full length movie faster than it takes to watch it...I have no idea where some of these people are getting these movies but I had Mr Brooks , Live Free or Die Hard , Firewall and The Kingdom before they were released in theatres. also got the Bourne Ultimatim but it was in Japanese with Japanese sub-titles...drat
     
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