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  •  Guns Sales Skyrocketing (0+ / 0-)



    The obsessive and paranoid out in droves, those are mental disorders by the way especially as they grow in an individual!

    They had a report on the local news about the big spike in gun sales locally and the growth of people seeking renewal or new concealed weapons permits. They talked to one suit, must be a local pol, about the why. His response:

    1} Christmas

    2} The President Got Re-Elected

    3} The Newtown School Shootings

    In that order, while another is reporting that SC legislators will bring out a bill for teachers to be allowed to carry in schools! And this comes from them smaller government pols, think the bush and with the teabag congresses, and get government out of their lives! My question, with what they pay teachers they're now going to want them to fund this as well as become the Law Enforcement arm of schools and not seek to protect and save the children in their charge!

    In the report about about the sales and especially the permits they said the local law enforcement are adding extra people to handle the load, nothing about who's going to pay for all this, and that for permits there's now a three to four month backlog!

    Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

    by jimstaro on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 03:30:06 PM PST

    •  On CBS News (1+ / 0-)
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      They just had a report of assault weapons and the extra round clips. The gun shop owner showed how quick one can change the clips with 30rd. loads. At the end of the report the reporter said the owner wanted to use the 60rd clips but he didn't have any left in stock, they sold they're the 2000 they had in four days after the Newtown shootings!!

      Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

      by jimstaro on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 03:47:07 PM PST

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      •  60 round clips don't work well (0+ / 0-)

        30 years ago, when I was in the military, they even took away the 30 round clips because they were more prone to jamming.  20 round clips were the ones you could count on to actually feed cartridges into the weapon.  Interesting that the focus is on the capacity of the clip, when an empty clip can be changed to a full one in less than 5 seconds (way less, after I was properly trained).  It can take minutes to clear a jam, depending on just how bad it is.

      •  If one is to believe what one hears (0+ / 0-)

        on the news.  If they did, bully for them.  As a professional it is plain silly to trust sales figures from the seller.  That is elementary business common sense.  The seller will always want to project wild demand. Not knocking you  BTW.

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