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Gun Control Fears Spark Buying Frenzy

February 28, 2013

Frank Provance, owner of Sand Hill Gun Shop in Wheeling, said three of his five cases of guns and ammunition in the store are almost empty due to a recent gun-buying frenzy that is emptying local gu......

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mikeyd

Feb-28-13 8:55 AM

obama's economy is working out good for some.thanks barrack.

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walksabout

Feb-28-13 7:10 PM

well. my fienstine-obie-schumer- soccermom type guns that had cost $750 new are now going for $3,000.

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Wheeldog

Feb-28-13 8:05 PM

"It's a buying frenzy. They're afraid someone's going to take (their guns) off them," Provance said. "I don't think that's the case. I imagine this will all cool down eventually and everything will go back to normal."

I find it interesting that the purchase of firearms and ammunition virtually exploded when there have been efforts to place some controls on firearms. It seems to reflect the same mentality of people virtually cleaning out the grocery stores when there is a report of an approaching storm or following an earthquake or other natural disaster. Are some people buying up guns and ammo anticipating some form of disaster? This is panic buying and reflects a crowd mentality. As the dealer said, he expects all the angst to die down and for people to realize that this is not the end of the world. Even if a law affecting firearm ownership passes Congress it will unlikely take away anyone's guns, and it won't happen overnight. Relax.

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TrollSlayer

Feb-28-13 11:49 PM

When the knock comes on your door, and the well-armed authorities standing there tell you to hand over your guns or go to jail, just remember that progressive Wheeldog said to “relax.” I agree. When it's all over it goes easier if you just relax.

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mikeyd

Mar-01-13 7:26 AM

the people can read between the lines.when you feel threatened by your government, you prepare.a lot of us are prepared to die for our country.

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Wheeldog

Mar-01-13 12:42 PM

O.K., for the sake of discussion let's pretend you hear the "knock on the door" and there are federal agents who have come to collect your firearms. Needless to say, you already feel threatened by your government. Now, what do you do? Do you comply or do you start shooting? Come on, be honest. How will buying more guns now change anything even if this scene played out? The fact is that you do not really anticipate the government is going to batter down your door to confiscate your .22 squirrel gun or your 12 ga. rabbit killer. Some people seem to need an "enemy", real or imagined, to give themselves a reason for their paranoia and need to feel adventuresome. There is nothing in the existing gun control proposals that include taking away all your guns. There are proposals to place tighter controls on the sale of high capacity semi-automatic assault style weapons and to improve background checks when people purchase a new gun. It is not Bunker Hill again.

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TrollSlayer

Mar-01-13 1:41 PM

Wheeldog “Now, what do you do? Do you comply or do you start shooting? Come on, be honest.”

Duh. Of course you comply. No citizen will successfully make a stand against a tyrannical Government force all by himself. See Ruby Ridge or Waco for examples.

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TrollSlayer

Mar-01-13 1:42 PM

Wheeldog “How will buying more guns now change anything even if this scene played out?”

Because right now, when the knock comes at the door, I can tell those armed agents, “I sold those guns. No, I don’t know to whom I sold them. Go away.” But after universal registration is enacted, that would be admission of a felony and I would be arrested for selling those weapons without conducting a background check, and then charged with making a false statement to the authorities when they searched my home and found them. And then charged with felony possession of an “assault” weapon if my weapon had any features Dianne Feinstein finds frightening, like a pistol grip or a telescoping stock.

So law-abiding Americans are stocking up on weapons and ammo of all types. Because if Barry Ogungrabber gets his way, they won’t get another chance to exercise their Second Amendment rights.

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TrollSlayer

Mar-01-13 1:43 PM

Wheeldog “The fact is that you do not really anticipate the government is going to batter down your door to confiscate your .22 squirrel gun or your 12 ga. rabbit killer.”

Red herring alert. This is NOT about your right to hunt, or your right to sport shoot, or your right to self defense against criminals. But those like Wheeldog, who are working hard to take away your Second Amendment rights in order to make you defenseless against a tyrannical Government, are doing everything they can to make you think so.

Wheeldog “Some people seem to need an "enemy", real or imagined, to give themselves a reason for their paranoia and need to feel adventuresome.”

Sure, Wheeldog. And “then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” As Barry Oracebaiter so eloquently explained in his 2008 campaign. Duh again.

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TrollSlayer

Mar-01-13 1:44 PM

Wheeldog “There is nothing in the existing gun control proposals that include taking away all your guns. There are proposals to place tighter controls on the sale of high capacity semi-automatic assault style weapons and to improve background checks when people purchase a new gun.”

Wrong. It also applies to purchases of used guns, and private sales of guns. Explain to me how I go about conducting a background check if I want to sell my gun to my own brother. And explain to me what an “assault style weapon” is. And prove to me Barry Ogungrabber won’t expand that definition when he figures out the names of the other parts of that shotgun he shot once in his life for a photo op. This isn’t a slippery slope. This is a cliff.

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TrollSlayer

Mar-01-13 1:46 PM

Wheeldog “It is not Bunker Hill again.”

I’m sure they said similar things just before every other armed conflict. If you choose to be unprepared that’s your prerogative. If the Government exercises unconstitutional power to stop me from being prepared, that’s tyranny and an infringement of my Constitutional right to bear arms.

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daWraith

Mar-02-13 7:53 AM

Wienerdawg proves once again he has shat for brains.

The question should be: "WHAT is the GOVERNMENT doing buyin 1.6 BILLION yes BILLION Bullets for DOMESTIC USE??

Why does the GOVERNMENT need enough bullets to fight a war the size of AFGHANISTAN for 24 YEARS???

Why IS your GOVOVERNMENT building EMERGENCY containment facilities with GUARD TOWERS under the guise of FEMA???

WHY does the SOCIAL SECURITY/Medicare Administration need 1.7 MILLION .357 magnum hollow point people killer bullets???

Why is the MILITARY allegedly purging high level officers who REFUSE to fire on American Citizens??

THAT is what intelligent people are asking, NOT what to do when the knock comes.

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daWraith

Mar-02-13 8:39 AM

We do, however, know for sure what Wienerdawgs will do when "THE KNOCK" comes:

"Please please please don't hurt me sir! I have my PAPERS! See my ballot, I VOTED for the Messiah.

And besides, I have the ADDRESSES for Trollslayer, Log Hog, daWraith, and ALL of those anti-government blogger BAD MEN!

I'll trade for my freedom! Please please please, I am a GOOD lap dog, arf arf arf!!!....."

There were "GOOD" J*ws in Nazi Germany too, LapDawg!

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