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The Albuquerque Journal ^ | December 31, 2011 | Olivier Uyttebrouck

Posted on 12/31/2011 6:24:13 PM PST by CedarDave

No one knows exactly why, but a lot of people are interested in packing heat.

In fact, FBI data suggest that gun sales in New Mexico and nationally will hit record levels in 2011.

Will Hogsett, sales director at Calibers Shooter Sports Center said strong sales at his store may be due to an improving economy or lingering fears about stronger gun control before the 2012 elections.

Sales of handguns and shotguns continue to be the big sellers among people looking for protection in their homes, he said. “The big thing people come to us for is home defense.”

The FBI reports that the number of background checks required to buy a firearm hit a national one-month record of more than 1.5 million in November and remained strong this month, CNN has reported.

In New Mexico, the number of FBI National Instant Criminal Background checks totaled 10,011 in November, up 14 percent from about 8,800 in November 2010.

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No one knows exactly why, but a lot of people are interested in packing heat.

Pretty obvious if you ask me - increasing crime from those on drugs looking for an easy mark, fear of the future especially more government restrictions on gun and ammo sales, especially if Obama is re-elected and appoints one or more gun grabbers to the Supreme Court.

1 posted on 12/31/2011 6:24:16 PM PST by CedarDave
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2 posted on 12/31/2011 6:25:15 PM PST by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave

How many shotguns should the homeowner have? (Most hold but six rounds.)


3 posted on 12/31/2011 6:27:47 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: CedarDave
No one knows exactly why...

Funny how the newspaper person doesn't follow the news.

4 posted on 12/31/2011 6:30:19 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Paladin2
How many shotguns should the homeowner have? (Most hold but six rounds.)

My 20" Mossy holds 8.

5 posted on 12/31/2011 6:31:24 PM PST by umgud
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To: CedarDave

Question for NM readers. I own a handgun but don’t have a CC permit. My boss says I need one (he has one). I say I don’t as I can legally have a gun in my house for self-defense and NM law allows me to carry it with me in my vehicle.
What say you?


6 posted on 12/31/2011 6:37:05 PM PST by CedarDave
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To: umgud

My Beretta Extrema 2 holds twelve and can fire all of ‘em in less than two seconds. Yee haw!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uk2mFcsa7mw


7 posted on 12/31/2011 6:38:47 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Think I’ll go ask a reporter to try and get the scoop on why I bought it. LOL!


8 posted on 12/31/2011 6:40:08 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Paladin2
Wing shooting shotguns are plugged for 3, max of 5. Combat shotguns can go anywhere from 5 to 9 or more.

Any gunowner knows there is no 'how many', but 'how much room is in the safe.'

9 posted on 12/31/2011 6:41:46 PM PST by Wizdum (Wisdom is what you gain when things go wrong.)
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To: Paladin2

How many? I recommend one per person.


10 posted on 12/31/2011 6:43:00 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: CedarDave
Oh, in case you haven't seen it:

Governor Susana Martinez Requalifies for Concealed Carry License in August of 2011

100% score with .45 and .38 caliber handguns.

11 posted on 12/31/2011 6:44:39 PM PST by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave

If you need it for the job, yes. Otherwise, what you stated is true.


12 posted on 12/31/2011 6:44:45 PM PST by Wizdum (Wisdom is what you gain when things go wrong.)
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To: CedarDave

Happy New Year Dave.


13 posted on 12/31/2011 6:47:24 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: CedarDave
No one knows exactly why, but a lot of people are interested in packing heat.

Everyone but this writer knows exactly why.


14 posted on 12/31/2011 6:49:00 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: CedarDave

Going gun shopping. What would you all recommend for small, semi-arthritic hands?


15 posted on 12/31/2011 6:50:39 PM PST by kayti (Maranatha!)
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To: CedarDave

That’s fine if you are in your home or your car, but if you encounter a bad guy when you are away from your car, is he going to let you go to your car to get your gun?


16 posted on 12/31/2011 6:51:05 PM PST by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: Paladin2

The new Keltec KSG shotgun holds 12 rounds. I don’t know if they are in full production yet or not. You can check them out at the Keltec website.


17 posted on 12/31/2011 6:51:51 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: kayti
Going gun shopping. What would you all recommend for small, semi-arthritic hands?

A .38 Special revolver, they don't jamb, your hands may not be strong enough to rack a semi-automatic, and they won't get stronger as you get older. Don't let anyone sell you a revolver without a full hammer. if your hands are semi-arthritic you may have trouble pulling the trigger on a revolver with a shrouded hammer, if you have trouble cocking the hammer with your thumb, you can use your other hand.

18 posted on 12/31/2011 7:01:41 PM PST by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

“The new Keltec KSG shotgun holds 12 rounds. I don’t know if they are in full production yet or not. You can check them out at the Keltec website.”

Reloading takes too long. You need one of these:

http://www.tromix.com/saiga.htm


19 posted on 12/31/2011 7:03:57 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: CedarDave

No one knows exactly why, but a lot of people are interested in packing heat.

Idiotic comment of all time.


20 posted on 12/31/2011 7:05:28 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: c-b 1

Thanks c-b. My husband just got a semi-automatic and I realized today I was unable to rack it without difficulty. Hence the reason for research! Appreciate the insight :)


21 posted on 12/31/2011 7:07:56 PM PST by kayti (Maranatha!)
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To: CedarDave

http://www.opencarry.org/nm.html


22 posted on 12/31/2011 7:14:52 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit (Washington,DC is FULL of people with Political Experience... How's that Working out for you??)
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To: kayti

How much you looking to spend? ... EAA has a nice revolver in .357 magnum you can load with .38 +P hollowpoints and be well protected. If you can afford more, Smith and Ruger make very nice revolvers. In shotguns, go for a twenty gage semi-auto.


23 posted on 12/31/2011 7:17:34 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they cannot be deceived, it's impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: umgud

20 gauge mossy holds eight?
The 12 gauge mossy I bought for my daughter holds eight too.


24 posted on 12/31/2011 7:22:26 PM PST by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: kayti

If my hands hurt most of the time, I would look into one of these:

http://www.taurususa.com/product-details.cfm?id=625&category=Revolver&toggle=&breadcrumbseries=

Nine rounds of 22LR or 22Mag with changeable cylinders.

You could handle this one for sure.


25 posted on 12/31/2011 7:25:07 PM PST by davetex (All my weapons got melted by a NASA space pod!!)
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To: CedarDave

>>>Guv Requalifies<<<<

Now there’s a Governator.

That lady can shoot!


26 posted on 12/31/2011 7:27:08 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: c-b 1
That’s fine if you are in your home or your car, ...

Came across an interesting video that could save grief if I'm stopped for a traffic violation. The narrator says it helps if you notify the officer upfront that you have a CCW permit and hand him the permit with your driver's license.

Thoughts on that anyone?

Concealed Carry FAQ (frequently asked questions)

27 posted on 12/31/2011 7:28:08 PM PST by CedarDave
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To: Iron Munro; ronnie raygun; BenLurkin

The silly fart’s name is Olivier Uyttebrouck.

No one knows remotely why.


28 posted on 12/31/2011 7:32:01 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: South Dakota
20 gauge mossy holds eight? The 12 gauge mossy I bought for my daughter holds eight too.

I wrote 20" (inch). Mine is 12ga, probably same as yours.

29 posted on 12/31/2011 7:40:19 PM PST by umgud
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To: CedarDave
No one knows exactly why, but a lot of people are interested in packing heat.

Samantha should have read further down in her own article...

“The big thing people come to us for is home defense.”

LOL

30 posted on 12/31/2011 7:55:58 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

Samantha = Olivier (transposed the name of an author of another silly article)


31 posted on 12/31/2011 8:28:24 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: South Dakota

What shot are you ‘using’ if you have to?
I bought #4....I couldn’t find buckshot.


32 posted on 12/31/2011 8:38:05 PM PST by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: CedarDave

“The narrator says it helps if you notify the officer upfront that you have a CCW permit and hand him the permit with your driver’s license. “

Although it is not the law here, it is very good practice. I go even a bit further when stopped, I first remove my DL and CCW from wallet, then registration and insurance card from glove box, next I roll down window and place both hands on steering wheel at the 10:00 and 2:00 positions.

I have been stopped numerous times over the years including three times this last year in DWI checkpoints and have never had a problem with any of the officers.


33 posted on 12/31/2011 8:57:05 PM PST by Tomhorn (Wake up and smell the coffee)
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To: umgud

My Saiga 12 has a 20 round drum.


34 posted on 12/31/2011 9:35:53 PM PST by toofast2
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To: toofast2

We can’t have more than a 10 round mag in CA.


35 posted on 12/31/2011 9:39:12 PM PST by umgud
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To: CedarDave

I’m in Arizona, I don’t think it is much different in New Mexico, I have always done that when I got stopped, the officer always thanked me for telling him.


36 posted on 12/31/2011 9:44:32 PM PST by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: CedarDave

Where I live I need to carry a gun because I hike, alone with my dog, in remote areas and there’s some wildlife I’d rather not run into without a weapon.


37 posted on 12/31/2011 9:48:39 PM PST by bergmeid (KAPLOINK! (The sound of kicking Obama's a$$))
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To: kayti

You are welcome.


38 posted on 12/31/2011 9:53:43 PM PST by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: CedarDave
Thoughts on that anyone?

In some states the law is that you must notify.

In Oregon, there is no requirement to notify and my instructor advised against it.

I have never been asked to get out of a vehicle, but would notify at that point, if it ever comes up.

39 posted on 12/31/2011 10:21:33 PM PST by CurlyDave
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To: SVTCobra03

Dang!


40 posted on 12/31/2011 10:28:31 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: davetex; kate

Use a small semi auto, just make sure you have a round in the chamber, then you only need to flip the safety. People worry too much about a round in the chamber, I have kept all my weapons chambered for more than 60 years, never had one go off, that I didn’t intend to go off.

A 25 cal can hold nine and most people won’t keep coming with that many rounds in them, 32 is about the same size. As a plus they make a lot of noise for the size and they fit nicely into a pocket or purse.


41 posted on 01/01/2012 12:40:51 AM PST by itsahoot (Throw them all out! Especially the Frugal Socialists who call themselves Republicans.)
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To: kayti
You should go to a gun shop with a range and see what kind of gun: (1) fits your hands, (2) you can manipulate with semi-arthritic hands, and (3) find out through live firing what kind of recoil you can tolerate with accuracy.

Good starting points should be a .38 Special revolver or a good 12 ga. or 20 ga. riot gun with extended magazine.

42 posted on 01/01/2012 1:03:20 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: kayti; c-b 1
"A .38 Special revolver, they don't jamb, your hands may not be strong enough to rack a semi-automatic, and they won't get stronger as you get older. Don't let anyone sell you a revolver without a full hammer. if your hands are semi-arthritic you may have trouble pulling the trigger on a revolver with a shrouded hammer, if you have trouble cocking the hammer with your thumb, you can use your other hand. "

I think that c-b 1's reply is close, or maybe right on for you. My wife has arthritis (RA and OA) and osteoporosis. she carries a heavy (to reduce recoil) .357 magnum (S&W 686, 4" barrel) loaded with medium velocity .357 mag personal defense rounds. The revolver has had a trigger job by S&W, and it's great for her. I recommend a similar revolver, or maybe a .357 Magnum S&W Ladysmith model 65 3" barrel, a little bit lighter and smaller, and in any .357 Magnum you can choose to carry .38 Special lower recoiling less powerful ammo.

43 posted on 01/01/2012 1:26:05 AM PST by matthew fuller ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." Winston Churchill)
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To: Paladin2

How many shotguns should the homeowner have?

As many as he/she desires.


44 posted on 01/01/2012 5:01:31 AM PST by LFOD (Formerly - Iraq, Afgahnistan - back home in Dixie.)
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Don't let anyone sell you a revolver without a full hammer.

One possible exception to this would be the Ruger LCR. Through some ingenious design work, they have managed to make the trigger pull "feel" like single action, even though it's DAO. I was impressed when I checked one out recently. Considering getting one for my (and wifes') arthritic old hands.

45 posted on 01/01/2012 6:16:21 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: CedarDave
No one knows exactly why, but a lot of people are interested in packing heat.
Exsqueeze me, "no one knows why"??

How about:

In 2011 the "urban yutes" were killing cops in broad daylight. Really nothing but plain and simple assassinations. So if an armed Cop in Uniform isn't safe, then what about us regular citizens, huh brainiacs? (One Chi Cop was whacked right in his PDs parking lot. It was about 2:00-3:00pm and in front of other Chi Cops right there who were getting off their shift too. [yeah they got the maggot, filled him full of lead]

So yeah, 'no one knows why' citizens are arming up. Duh.
(My next door neighbor just got a Taurus Raging Judge Magnum which fires the .45 Casull, plus the .410 Magnum and .45 Colt. Thing's a Hand Cannon, and very sweeeeet.

btw, I'm *pretty sure* all the references to 'urban yutes' going tribal is purely a coincidence.

46 posted on 01/01/2012 6:45:50 AM PST by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Get a Saiga 12 and you can enjoy a 20 round drum, not a measly 12 rounds in a tube magazine.

;-)

PS 30 round drums are also available.


47 posted on 01/01/2012 7:07:29 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: GladesGuru

Thanks for the recommendation! I’ll check them out!


48 posted on 01/01/2012 7:39:21 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: matthew fuller

I agree with you, but I don’t consider a 686 a carry gun. I was thinking of someone having one pistol, that they may want to carry. I didn’t mention brand or model to avoid a Ford vs. chevy discussion.


49 posted on 01/01/2012 7:39:26 AM PST by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: Paladin2

Square footage of home divided by average reach equals number of shotguns one “should” own.....:o)

My swag on the question....


50 posted on 01/01/2012 7:39:36 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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