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Gun sales expected to jump with Obama’s reelection, background checks rose 18.4% in October
The New York Daily News ^ | November 10, 2012 | Victoria Cavaliere

Posted on 11/10/2012 3:20:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Gun sales are headed for a boom following President Barack Obama’s reelection.

In October, the number offirearms background checks performed on potential gun buyers across the U.S. jumped 18.4%, according to data released by the FBI. The number of applications for gun ownership is considered a leading indicator for future gun sales.

Experts believe the spike is linked to jitters that a Democratic administration might try to tighten gun control laws.

Gun sales also rose in 2008 after Obama was first elected. The FBI conducted 12.7 million background checks that year, compared to 11.2 million the year before, a 13.4% increase.

"Sales are up," John Kielbasa, owner of Fernwood Firearms in Hankins, N.Y. told CNN. “I had a guy waiting here first thing in the morning (Wednesday). He came in, bought two AK-47s."(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012election; banglist; cwii; donttreadonme; economy; firearms; guncontrol; obama; tyranny; youwillnotdisarmus

1 posted on 11/10/2012 3:20:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

gotta be armed to fight the civil war


2 posted on 11/10/2012 3:23:08 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


3 posted on 11/10/2012 3:36:51 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Local gun show was pretty crowded today. However, several empty exhibitor booths, too. I can’t explain that. Personally, I went to Academy Wednesday at lunch and spent $1200 on.....fishing supplies I’ve had my eyes on. Figure they will either not be available or the price will go through the roof soon. I took one of my new fishing rods to the indoor fly fishing range today; it casts very nice.


4 posted on 11/10/2012 4:10:48 PM PST by suthener
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You do realize with all legal ownership of guns they know who has the guns.


5 posted on 11/10/2012 4:23:41 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Morris70

You mean the ones I sold, or the ones that fell out of my deep water fishing boat this past summer?


6 posted on 11/10/2012 4:29:09 PM PST by Obadiah (Americans lusted for Obama. Give them Obama! Everything he Constitutionally asks for.)
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To: Morris70
not if you buy from an individual they don't...
7 posted on 11/10/2012 4:33:03 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Morris70

When did we start having to register rifles and shotguns? And if you buy a pistol privately they have no idea you own it.


8 posted on 11/10/2012 4:50:49 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Chode

Didn’t think of that. I been meaning to get a license for years. My brother in law has many guns and is always buying new ones.

I do admit I know nothing about gun purchasing. I was just thinking of gun permits only.


9 posted on 11/10/2012 4:53:00 PM PST by Morris70
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sorry. Commented on something I didn’t have little knowledge on , but no knowledge on.
Was just thinking of permit registrations .


10 posted on 11/10/2012 4:56:22 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Morris70

“You do realize with all legal ownership of guns they know who has the guns.”

They do? Good. I won’t have to go find them.


11 posted on 11/10/2012 4:57:43 PM PST by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: Morris70
look in the paper or at gun shows for individual sellers and there is NO paper trail...
12 posted on 11/10/2012 4:57:56 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Morris70

“Was just thinking of permit registrations .”

Only in backwards-assed liberal States are there permits to buy a gun. So much for liberals being “progressive”. We freedom loving States don’t have that problem.


13 posted on 11/10/2012 4:59:28 PM PST by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: Morris70

No, I was just asking if there were some new rules.


14 posted on 11/10/2012 5:05:01 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: CodeToad

My brother in laws in a blue state.
Don’t know where he gets all if his guns from. None of my business .
Not as bad as NYC but close enough.
Have relatives all over country so that’s one way to get them I’m guessing.


15 posted on 11/10/2012 5:05:41 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Chode

Right. I do remember my brother in law buying many guns at shows. Some nice old ones.


16 posted on 11/10/2012 5:07:16 PM PST by Morris70
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To: GeronL

Went in to my local gunshop today to pick up a Mosin and it was wall to wall customers. I even noticed they had some extra people working the counter I had never seen before.

Spoke to one the sales guys who said they are selling out of 5.56 AP as soon as it comes in.

Folks is gearin up.


17 posted on 11/10/2012 5:11:02 PM PST by Grubwart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I will be purchasing another 2nd amendment device this weekend.


18 posted on 11/10/2012 5:13:08 PM PST by RugerMini14
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To: Grubwart

bump!!


19 posted on 11/10/2012 5:16:14 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not sure. Trying to decide on a gun but am all over the map on models.
From my brother in law I know I have 60 days to buy one after getting permit. Want to decide before getting permit. There a very tough laws here for transporting them also .


20 posted on 11/10/2012 5:17:08 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Morris70

Are permits needed in all states?


21 posted on 11/10/2012 5:19:08 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Morris70

I use Hi-Point since I’m as poor as a church mouse. Many people here can tell you about other brands.


22 posted on 11/10/2012 5:19:39 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Morris70

Hmmmm, I doubt that. I have guns given from Christmas presents as a kid. Semi-auto rifles to boot. I don’t think they have those records.


23 posted on 11/10/2012 5:37:43 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FYI.....get a Cabela’s credit card and there are times when you can buy a gun for 0% financing for 12 mos.

They usually have one such period near Black Friday......looks like I will be making use of it. Again.


24 posted on 11/10/2012 5:51:04 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FYI.....get a Cabela’s credit card and there are times when you can buy a gun for 0% financing for 12 mos.

They usually have one such period near Black Friday......looks like I will be making use of it. Again.


25 posted on 11/10/2012 5:51:18 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: GeronL

Probably just east of PA. Not sure though.

Gonna try humor again.

If I got a gun in my left pocket and several packets of salt in my right pocket and I’m driving in NYC and worried about being pulled over, which pocket should I empty first?


26 posted on 11/10/2012 6:15:38 PM PST by Morris70
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I use Hi-Point since I’m as poor as a church mouse. Many people here can tell you about other brands.

Could you give me any experience on these fellows. I am considering two of the 4595TSFGFL-LAZ models.
27 posted on 11/10/2012 6:24:37 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
"FYI.....get a Cabela’s credit card and there are times when you can buy a gun for 0% financing for 12 mos." Paper trail. Zero will go after firearm owners before he's done, you know that.
28 posted on 11/10/2012 6:43:22 PM PST by damncat
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To: GeronL; All

http://www.nraila.org/gun-laws.aspx

NRA-ILA is the legal branch of the NRA. It is the defacto source for info on gun laws. Spend a few minutes looking up your state or ones you are traveling or moving to.


29 posted on 11/11/2012 11:01:36 AM PST by El Laton Caliente (NRA Life Member & www.Gunsnet.net Moderator)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Completely unrelated, I'm assured, our rural township just passed an ordinance making it legal to discharge a firearm in the township.
30 posted on 11/13/2012 12:38:50 PM PST by Centaur (Never practice moderation to excess.)
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To: CodeToad

“Only in backwards-assed liberal States are there permits to buy a guns”

What about when you buy online?...They just shipped to to a local FFR transfer dealer.....


31 posted on 11/21/2012 8:43:01 AM PST by 3722535r
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To: 3722535r

It isn’t a permit like some dum-assed Illinois FOID card or New Jersey’s gotta ask the cops first permission slip.

The NRA and Charlton Heston were directly responsible for that nasty 1968 Gun Control Act (GCA) that mandated FFL transfers. However, we don’t have restrictions beyond the NICS check, which takes about 15 minutes most days.


32 posted on 11/21/2012 8:48:29 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: 3722535r

Correction FFR = FFL


33 posted on 11/21/2012 8:49:07 AM PST by 3722535r
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