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Local firearms sales ‘through the roof,’ dealers say

January 18, 2013

MARSHALL — In anticipation of increased regulations of firearms, and a possible assault rifle ban following the tragedy at Sandy Hook School, sales of all kinds of guns and accessories have......

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ProdigalSon

Jan-23-13 7:50 PM

No, h75, I brought numbers and sources. I'm willing to go with NORTHCOM's self description, and the ammo purchases can be verified with a Google search.

You brought another "nu-uh".

If you can demonstrate how an inanimate object is instigating and carrying through with these rampage killings, I'll become the biggest advocate for banning those objects.

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commonman

Jan-23-13 7:29 PM

Hartman hits the nail on the head because I was about to ask which militia Prod is forming. Acting more educated won't get it, Prod. Quote everything you want that supports your side, your comments have only painted you as an extremist.

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hartman75

Jan-23-13 9:47 AM

"And you're having a melt down over a 20 round magazine."

Really Prod? I think my responses have been measured by comparison to the claims of you and Kaptain. So unlimited access to guns are necessary in case "we the people" need to go to war with the 1st Brigade Combat Team. And you think I'M the one having a meltdown? Good luck forming your militia.

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commonman

Jan-22-13 7:22 PM

Yes, Al, that's all I've got for you. I have read what others say to you and what you reply. My conclusion is that you are bordering on mental illness from being bullied in your youth. KK, that "somebody" would have to be 20+ soldiers with muskets and hardly what we are taling about here. Get with the times. Why do gun zealots think everyone else expects the government to protect them? I don't. I think the less weapons designed to kill humans that are sold will reslut in less killed humans. By bad guys or "good guys" like the one in Little Falls.

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ProdigalSon

Jan-22-13 6:51 PM

"...its child-like trust that leads me to believe our Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines and/or Coast Guard will NOT attack the citizens of this country."~h75

FYI: DHS also contracted to buy 200 million rounds of .223 rifle ammunition, as well as 176,000 rounds of .308 caliber 168 grain hollow point boat tail [HPBT] rounds.

That .308 is match grade sniper ammo h75.

In 2012, DHS contracted to buy OVER 1.4 BILLION rounds of ammo.

And you're having a melt down over a 20 round magazine.

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ProdigalSon

Jan-22-13 12:44 PM

"...its child-like trust that leads me to believe our Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines and/or Coast Guard will NOT attack the citizens of this country."~h75

This ain't tin foil hat conspiracy stuff. You Google United States Northern Command {USNORTHCOM} and see what their justification for the usage of tax money is.

Then Google The Marine Corps National Capital Region Command..."to coordinate emergency response with DOD, federal, state and local authorities in the region."

"We need a lot more in our toolbox in order to deal with angry people on the street,"~ Col. Barry Johnson, USNORTHCOM

The 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 3rd Infantry has been assigned to USNORTHCOM since it was created.

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ProdigalSon

Jan-22-13 12:20 PM

"...its child-like trust that leads me to believe our Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines and/or Coast Guard will NOT attack the citizens of this country."~h75

h75. Hollow point bullets are so lethal that the Geneva Convention does not allow their use on the battlefield in time of war.

Our Social Security Administration bought 174,000 rounds of hollow point. They've never taken part in defending us in time of war.

NOAA [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] bought 46,000 rounds of hollow points. Better zip up or else...

The Department of Homeland Security signed a 5 year contract with ATK [aerospace and defense products company] to purchase up to 450 million rounds of .40 caliber hollow point rounds. Remember the Geneva Convention prohibits the use of hollow points on opponents on the battlefield. Winchester is contracted to supply 200 million rounds of hollow point to DHS.

So who would those billion + rounds be used on?

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hartman75

Jan-21-13 11:01 PM

So Kaptain, its child-like trust that leads me to believe our Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines and/or Coast Guard will NOT attack the citizens of this country. With your mindset, how did you pass the background check to buy a gun? Sounds like we should be more concerned that you and your "armed militia" will overthrow our government. I'm beginning to think you lack the good judgement required to know when you should use your loaded weapon.

"...folks need to stop thinking they are constitutional scholars because they are members of the NRA and watch TV" Great line allenlyon. The closer you are to the truth, the more insulting rangeral becomes.

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rangeral

Jan-21-13 9:08 PM

common - don't you ever read what others have written? And are you now taking hartman's place, who has a history of making things up?

Bottom line - you don't have a plan. If you do, then how will the drug gang violence go away under you plan?

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KaptainKrunch

Jan-21-13 9:06 PM

Wrong commonman. The founding fathers were worried about "somebody" with a musket murdering several innocent people in a public place. That "somebody" was a tyrannical out of control government murdering it's own people after they've been disarmed. I find the senseless child-like trust among some commentators regarding governments ability to protect them and provide for their every need so over the top as to border on mental retardation.

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commonman

Jan-21-13 8:19 PM

Then what is it, Al? I find the paranoya among some commentors regarding the right to bear arms so over the top as to border on mental illness.

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rangeral

Jan-21-13 2:16 PM

Wrong, common!

By the way the musket was the M-16 of the Revolutionary War period.

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commonman

Jan-21-13 10:29 AM

Prod, why are you wasting your time in your current occupation if such a "killing" could be made producing untraceable guns? I don't think our forefathers were worried about somebody with a musket murdering several innocent people in a public place. I find the whole "don't take my guns" argument self-serving. Al and the rest are not worried about our society, just their personal arsenal.

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rangeral

Jan-21-13 9:45 AM

hartman - you need to get back on your meds!

Yet again you prove you can't read and understand what others have written.

In regard to gun control, you do what you want to do in your own home and leave the rest of us alone.

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hartman75

Jan-20-13 11:01 PM

Kaptain and Prod, get a grip. You both are exhibiting a great deal of animosity towards those who believe some form of controls and enhanced background checks are both warranted and desired. In fact, a majority of Americans share that view. No need to feel smug about copy and pasting the definition of socialism Kap. I know you support and enjoy the many socialistic policies which currently enhance the quality of your life.

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sumyounguy

Jan-20-13 2:06 PM

This is not unlike abortion. Many consider it a crime to abort, therefore, any guy responsible for impregnation that leads to abortion may be guilty of a crime. So perhaps we should remove the guilty guy's weapon or the nutty neighbors. Oh wait, feminism has already done that.

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sumyounguy

Jan-20-13 1:48 PM

Gun control has never been about guns, only control.

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ProdigalSon

Jan-20-13 10:02 AM

"Being so rigidly afraid of some simple measures to limit gun types in an effort to make our country safer is alarming."~common

You've drifted into waters deeper than you can can navigate. If a ban occurs, there'll be a booming cottage industry of made to order firearms using desktop milling machines and 3D printers. A hobbyist nerd can push out 150 made to order AR's a year, averaging say, $2500.00 a pop, that's $375,000.00 a year. Beats moon shining and safer than a meth lab in the basement. A smart phone, apps, a 3D printer & some polymer / carbon fiber, source the alloys for a slide, barrel and springs or modify existing, and anyone can make a full auto untraceable weapon.

Don't ignore that with less effort they can built a bomb that'll take out a square block. You let that sink into someone wanting to leave a lasting impression.

I'm under no obligation to ignore the obvious. Rampage killings are about the people committing them, not how or the tools they use.

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rangeral

Jan-19-13 6:47 PM

common - you limit what you do - leave the rest out of it.

As usual Nobama doesn't have a good, comprehensive plan - no Chicago, no drug gangs, etc.

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commonman

Jan-19-13 6:05 PM

Being so rigidly afraid of some simple measures to limit gun types in an effort to make our country safer is alarming. I do believe intelligence will eventually prevail over paranoya.

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KaptainKrunch

Jan-19-13 3:56 PM

OK Hartman heres what socialism is. A theory, (failed everywhere it's tried) of the ownership and operation of the means of production and distribution by the state (ie government) with all members sharing (unequally) in the work and the products. How bout communism, A theory or system of common ownership of property, socialism as formulated by Marx and Lenin. Sound kinda similar don't they, but of course someone as brilliant as you already knew that. So which one best describes you, or maybe your more of a national socialist type. Since you seem to enjoy impugning anyones intelligence who doesn't agree with you, lets go back to one of your former comments and you can explain in detail just what an "artillery style" handgun is. We all know you don't like firearms Hartman but your completely unarmed in a battle of wits also.

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SELyonCo

Jan-19-13 2:35 PM

I really wish I still had my HK-93, so I could sell it to one of these paranoid lunkheads for 10x what I paid for it. Alas, I sold it decades ago, because while it was a fine weapon, I really didn't have any practical use for it, which is pretty much true of any of these types of weapons outside of police and military use.

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ProdigalSon

Jan-19-13 9:38 AM

"After reading the various comments so far, I feel SO much safer knowing some will be carrying loaded guns with them everywhere they go."~h75

Maybe you should just stick to reading for a while on this one. So far, all you've contributed is high pitched hysteria totally void of reason. I'm trying not to judge you harshly, as I know some disorders like Hoplophobia [mental aberration consisting of an unreasoning terror of gadgetry, specifically, firearms] are insidious and can be compounded by things like a bad reaction to THC, leading to acute panic anxiety. Give yourself a few day break from the herb and see if things aren't better.

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rangeral

Jan-18-13 11:19 PM

allen - you win - the most stupid comment on this posting.

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ProdigalSon

Jan-18-13 10:22 PM

"Melt all the guns into shovels and hoes and prove your manhood by starting a garden."~allenlyon

"Those who hammer their guns into plowshares will plow for those who do not." Thomas Jefferson Third President of the United States

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