FIREARM SALES SOAR RESULTING FROM GOP FEAR MONGERING

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    Sep 05, 2011 10:33 PM GMT
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    "Dealers and analysts have several theories. One is that hardcore gun enthusiasts fear the lousy economy will set off a crime wave. Another is that political upheaval over the federal debt may lead to riots like those in Greece and London. Still another popular, if paranoid, belief that’s taken hold among gun-rights advocates: that Obama is waiting until he is reelected to separate Americans from their firearms, prompting worried gun owners to stock up in anticipation."
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    Sep 06, 2011 4:52 AM GMT
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    "Dealers and analysts have several theories. One is that hardcore gun enthusiasts fear the lousy economy will set off a crime wave. Another is that political upheaval over the federal debt may lead to riots like those in Greece and London. Still another popular, if paranoid, belief that’s taken hold among gun-rights advocates: that Obama is waiting until he is reelected to separate Americans from their firearms, prompting worried gun owners to stock up in anticipation."
    actually I've bought a few just for the nuts that come knocking.. the 'thumpers' and their friends!
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    Sep 06, 2011 6:42 AM GMT
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    catfish5 saidhttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44375021/ns/business-us_business/



    "Dealers and analysts have several theories. One is that hardcore gun enthusiasts fear the lousy economy will set off a crime wave. Another is that political upheaval over the federal debt may lead to riots like those in Greece and London. Still another popular, if paranoid, belief that’s taken hold among gun-rights advocates: that Obama is waiting until he is reelected to separate Americans from their firearms, prompting worried gun owners to stock up in anticipation."
    actually I've bought a few just for the nuts that come knocking.. the 'thumpers' and their friends!


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    Sep 06, 2011 7:53 AM GMT
    Right-wing paranoia.

    Yet I know more about handling weapons than most of these "patriots" ever can hope, have run firing ranges myself, and have fired more ammunition than most of them will ever will.

    But I've never had a weapon in my house. I don't need a substitute for my balls sitting next to my bed.

    These Republican nut-jobs always think an army is going to storm them one day. Truth is, most of them couldn't repel a Den of Cub Scouts.

    All a right-wing fantasy, but part of the imaginary threat that faces them. They always have some enemy, against which they must be armed, and build bunkers in their basements, stocked with food & survival items.

    There guys are always under attack from someone. It previously was the communists, now it's the gays, and socialists, or whoever FOX News tells them is about to come over the barricades.

    Total wackos, they just need to know who the next threat is. Maybe aliens from outer space?
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    Sep 06, 2011 9:14 AM GMT
    Wonderful little bit of "fluff" reporting... I noticed they used Rugers stock price instead of Smith and Wesson. S&W is down to $3 from $20 four years ago, Ruger is up 400% and Colt is a private company that does not release numbers.

    No reasons given for the increase in sales, though the author is happy to speculate (the excuse being that "gun owners don't like to be surveyed.) They have no idea how many actual guns have been purchased, by whom or for what. The noted stock price increase for Ruger may well be based on foreign orders from the 50 ongoing wars around the world... Yeah, criminal checks in America are up which does point to an increase in sales, but there is a lot of speculation in that article.

    You have managed to take an article that says nothing about the GOP and incorporate that into the title of the thread.

    I think that I will make one addition the the ending of the article.
    "The bottom line: Since Obama took office, Ruger’s stock has climbed from $7 to $32 , outperforming gold while S&W fell from $20 to $3, doing slightly worse than many CDO's. (this must all be proof of something.)