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In Fort Worth, Obama's election prompts run on guns and ammunition
Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | November 7, 2008 | ANNA M. TINSLEY

Posted on 11/07/2008 1:34:09 PM PST by FreedomOfExpression

Allan Craig is scared for the country and for himself.

So less than 48 hours after Democrat Barack Obama was elected president, Craig went out to buy an M-4 rifle.

"It’s for protection," the 57-year-old funeral director from Weatherford said. "I’m fearful for our country. I think there will be violence. People want to go in and take over this country . . . trying to destroy America.

"I will protect myself and my family."

Craig is part of a wave of people nationwide who, even before the election, began stocking up on guns and ammunition amid fear that Obama might put new gun restrictions in place after he takes office Jan. 20.

Obama has said he respects the constitutional right to bear arms but said last year that he wants to restore the ban on assault weapons.

The buyers are increasing demand for guns and ammo, swamping stores and causing prices to rise.

Law enforcement officials and Obama supporters say fears about unprovoked violence against Americans, from outside and within, are overblown. And they definitely see no legitimate need for people to rush out and buy weapons.

"People have had all this time to buy whatever they wanted since the assault-weapons ban expired," said Tarrant County Constable Sergio DeLeon, an Obama supporter. "There’s no legislation in place prohibiting them from that. I think a lot of fear has been built up by right-wing radio.

"There’s nothing to suggest that Barack Obama and the new administration would generate any cause for security concerns for the people of this country."

Craig said he’s heard all that and still wants to stock up, and he expects to have a lot of company from others unhappy with the results of the election. "I’m in a state of mourning for our country," Craig said.

(Excerpt) Read more at star-telegram.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist
From the article: "gun owners have taken the president-elect’s statements and other political talk in recent months to mean Obama might seek a nationwide prohibition on concealed-carry licenses and possibly a huge increase in the federal excise tax on guns and ammunition, said Jim Dark, executive director at the Addison-based Texas State Rifle Association."
1 posted on 11/07/2008 1:34:11 PM PST by FreedomOfExpression
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To: FreedomOfExpression

not only in Texas


2 posted on 11/07/2008 1:35:05 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: FreedomOfExpression

My dad and I are heading to a gun show Saturday ... we have all the guns we need, just need more food to feed them .....


3 posted on 11/07/2008 1:35:59 PM PST by SkyDancer ("I Believe In The Law Until It Interferes With Justice")
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To: FreedomOfExpression

I agree with this guy. The Obamanation Nazi brown Shirts are already flexing their power. We must be vigilant and well armed. We cannot let what happened to the Jews in Nazi Germany happen to us.


4 posted on 11/07/2008 1:36:31 PM PST by realcleanguy
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To: FreedomOfExpression

This article is curious. Not only should we FREEPS be worried about Barack’s gun grabbing tendencies, but Barack is so liberal that if foreign invaders attacked our country he may just go on national TV and say “Don’t perpetrate the circle of violence. Let violence stop with you.”

I’m eyeing an another gun... This time the S&W 442... It’s a hammerless revolver in 38 cal.


5 posted on 11/07/2008 1:38:14 PM PST by Doug4McCain (I'm sorry for supporting McCain, but I still love Sarah Palin.)
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To: FreedomOfExpression
I think a lot of fear has been built up by right-wing radio

I haven't heard any of this fear on "right-wing" radio. I just looked at Obama's statements and his record and decided I'd better buy now.

6 posted on 11/07/2008 1:40:33 PM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: FreedomOfExpression

Found out two people I work with bought AR’s in the last two days. So with mine that is three more AR’s in an office of 20. Just need to figure out how to arm the other 17...


7 posted on 11/07/2008 1:40:50 PM PST by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: FreedomOfExpression

I bought a box of .45 ACP last night and looked over an AR-15. Dealer said that ammo costs have rose 20% in two weeks! Of course he could just be talking.


8 posted on 11/07/2008 1:41:34 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Million Minuteman March (Spring 2009))
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To: Doug4McCain

I’m looking at a mini 14 in either 6.8 or 5.56, an S&W M&P in .45 or 9mm, and a Ruger SP 101 in 327 mag. Already picked up a 12 gage for home defense.


9 posted on 11/07/2008 1:41:39 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: FreedomOfExpression
Better bitter cling brothers,bitter cling big!

Or perish.

10 posted on 11/07/2008 1:49:22 PM PST by Happy Rain ("In the late 50s,America gave Castro the "benefit of the doubt" too.Once bitten twice stupid?")
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To: FreedomOfExpression

My brother -in law owns a gun shop..his phone hasn’t stopped ringing...everyone wants guns n ammo


11 posted on 11/07/2008 1:49:38 PM PST by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd,you get no further than the crowd")
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To: FreedomOfExpression

“Law enforcement officials and Obama supporters...” -— this is spin, every policeman I know (5 or 6 are close friends) strongly encourage gun ownership.


12 posted on 11/07/2008 1:50:32 PM PST by Pantera
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To: antiRepublicrat

I think a lot of fear has been built up by right-wing radio

Just more projection. They don’t have a thought in their heads unless it filters down from the democrat collective.


13 posted on 11/07/2008 1:51:28 PM PST by kenth (It's all about the zero.)
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To: PzLdr

The .327 Mag. is so freakin sweet. It is the new pal of my old 1911. I have 2500 brand new .45acp rounds on the way. Not junk ammo...good stuff.


14 posted on 11/07/2008 1:56:00 PM PST by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: FreedomOfExpression

Cheaper Than Dirt is in Fort Worth.....anyone needing ammo there has the best place ever.


15 posted on 11/07/2008 1:59:12 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: realcleanguy

Just bought about 20 boxes of ammo today. They will begin to “nationalize” in a year or two if they are not checked. I have plenty enough for my sidearm as well as my rifle.

I sincerely hope i never need it.


16 posted on 11/07/2008 1:59:21 PM PST by ChinaThreat (s)
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To: FreedomOfExpression

I look at Obama Osama and I KNOW he is NOT like us. And he would like nothing better than to take out OUR movement.

I’ve been thinking about moving away from my city.
I’m surrounded by socialists and homosexuals and their supporters.


17 posted on 11/07/2008 2:01:00 PM PST by JoeThePainter
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To: FreedomOfExpression

Still have the govt knowing you bought a gun with the background check. Best to buy from a newspaper classified ad to leave no trace for Baraks minons to track you down....or maybe, and let them and get some practice in!


18 posted on 11/07/2008 2:01:53 PM PST by Bommer ( Republican Party - RIP!)
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To: FreedomOfExpression

Never owned a gun in my life, but it’s time for a CHANGE. Going shopping for one (maybe two) tomorrow.


19 posted on 11/07/2008 2:03:20 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Sybeck1

Bought an AR-15 last Friday.


20 posted on 11/07/2008 2:10:21 PM PST by MarkeyD (11-4-08 For the first time I can say I am ashamed of my country.)
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To: All

My son has a Tennessee carry permit, and I am taking the class tomorrow. I’ll have the certification behind me then I can have that debate with myself whether it is a good idea for the state to know that I have a permit. Although a person in Tennessee can get a permit without owning a firearm, I’ll be on a list. I have been on this planet for 61 years and had a rifle and access ro a handgun since I was twelve, and I have to go to class.

Tennesse, especially East Tennessee is a bit like Texas as far as gun ownership is concerned. Even Knoxville does not require local firearm registration.


21 posted on 11/07/2008 2:12:10 PM PST by Pelagius of Asturias
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To: Bommer

Don’t forget gunshows and now is the time to start going before they are ended. Not by a ban, but the red tape and financial burden on the promoter will be so harsh that no one can afford to stage them. That’s the secret of this “loop hole” closing effort. It is a sly way to end gunshows without actually prohibiting them.


22 posted on 11/07/2008 2:19:27 PM PST by Pelagius of Asturias
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To: Bommer

+1


23 posted on 11/07/2008 2:35:07 PM PST by waterhill (An armed man has the means for independence)
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To: FreedomOfExpression
The wife and I have shifted some of our household budget towards defense spending. If she'd only let me run a deficit <Sigh>
24 posted on 11/07/2008 2:44:16 PM PST by ReeseBN38416
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To: FreedomOfExpression

‘Law enforcement officials and Obama supporters say fears about unprovoked violence against Americans, from outside and within, are overblown. And they definitely see no legitimate need for people to rush out and buy weapons.”

“they difinitly see no legitimate need”

enough said


25 posted on 11/07/2008 2:50:30 PM PST by School of Rational Thought (Sarah Palin - High ideals on high heels)
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To: FreedomOfExpression; All
From the article: "gun owners have taken the president-elect’s statements and other political talk in recent months to mean Obama might seek a nationwide prohibition on concealed-carry licenses and possibly a huge increase in the federal excise tax on guns and ammunition, said Jim Dark, executive director at the Addison-based Texas State Rifle Association."

Get 'em while you can-- from my files:

Sitting in committee, just waiting for The One:

H.R. 1022: Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act of 2007

On Concerns Over Gun Control, Gun Sales Are Up

From "Change.gov", the official transition website. Agenda tab and then select "urban policy" and go down to "Crime Control".

Address Gun Violence in Cities:
As president, Barack Obama would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals who shouldn't have them. They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent, as such weapons belong on foreign battlefields and not on our streets.

There will be no one left to protect you
Barack Obama wants to institute a Civilian National Security Force, a vast militia not unlike Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, a personal army. He knows he would need such a force to protect him and to enforce his will on Americans. Americans will have not seen such arbitrary power used against them since the days of the Civil War when Lincoln put the Constitution in the bottom drawer of his desk and set about arresting anyone who opposed his policies...

VIDEO of Obama calling for a Secret Police Force: CIVILIAN NATIONAL SECURITY FORCE??

QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT civilian national security force.

“Just as powerful, just as strong, and just as well funded.” So the astute observer and deep thinker might reflect for a minute and be compelled to pose several questions (although the MSM won’t)...

OBAMA AND HIS SCARY NATIONAL SECURITY VISION - QUICK IMPRESSIONS



Obama's plan to disarm America (video, in his own words)

Click here for the video ^

26 posted on 11/07/2008 3:10:55 PM PST by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: realcleanguy
Did you read the rest?

"Ben Agger said he’s concerned, though, about what is prompting fear in gun owners. "What is the underlying motivation . . . to buy assault weapons?" asked Agger, a sociology and humanities professor at the University of Texas at Arlington who wrote There Is a Gunman on Campus: Tragedy and Terror at Virginia Tech. "Part of me worries this is an expression of the need for people who disagree with Obama to arm themselves because they entertain the thought that there could be armed conflict or possibly race war."

27 posted on 11/07/2008 3:14:38 PM PST by An Old Man (Are you happy now that you live in a Socialised Country?)
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To: An Old Man

Anyone planning to buy an assault weapon has either read what William Ayers has written or knows what sort of Black liberation theology Barack Obama believes in.


28 posted on 11/07/2008 3:20:23 PM PST by usmcobra (Go ask Obama for your change, and don't bug me!)
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To: SkyDancer
"...we have all the guns we need..."

Ah, but do y'all have all the guns you WANT?"
LOL!

29 posted on 11/09/2008 4:31:59 PM PST by Redbob (McCain was Bob Dole with a decent running mate)
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To: Sybeck1
"Of course he could just be talking."

Of course he was jsut talking - telepathy has been outlawed at gun shows, you know...

30 posted on 11/09/2008 4:37:45 PM PST by Redbob (McCain was Bob Dole with a decent running mate)
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To: Redbob

Well what I can shoot anyway - I have this Marlin Camp gun (.45 carbine) and an M1 Carbine (well my dad’s) but I can shoot them - the other two are a 30-30 and a 30-06 but I can only shoot several rounds before my shoulder gives out ....


31 posted on 11/09/2008 4:48:58 PM PST by SkyDancer ("I Believe In The Law Until It Interferes With Justice")
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