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A year after state concealed-carry law, gun sales stay red hot
Milwaukee J-S ^ | 04 nov 2012 | James Causey

Posted on 11/04/2012 4:43:14 AM PST by rellimpank

West Allis - Tim Johnson and his wife were looking at a Colt 9mm and an AK47 at The Shooters Shop. When Johnson held and aimed the AK47, he was surprised at how light the high-powered weapon felt.

"Now this feels good," he told a store employee before finally handing the gun to his wife. She looked through the scope and stood in a shooter's stance before handing the gun back to Johnson.

Johnson, 30, already owns a 9mm Ruger, but he said the recent spa shooting in Brookfield and the increase in violent crimes - especially in his neighborhood - have forced him to go gun shopping.

"I'm not worried about responsible gun owners; it's the irresponsible ones that you need to worry about. I just want to keep my family protected and safe," Johnson said.

Nov. 1 marked the anniversary of Wisconsin's concealed-carry law. Since the law went into effect, handgun sales in the state have been red hot. The Wisconsin Department of Justice already has issued more than 151,000 concealed-carry permits, and handgun sales are up 90% since 2010.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: banglist; rkba

1 posted on 11/04/2012 4:43:20 AM PST by rellimpank
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To: afraidfortherepublic; marktwain


2 posted on 11/04/2012 4:51:41 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: rellimpank

Interesting. But, for those who are not familiar with the AK-47, it’s a semi-auto meaning the trigger must be pulled each time it’s fired. Secondly, the AK-47 round is not particularity powerful. The ballistics is similar to the 30-30 Winchester round, fairly slow and drops about 6” at 100 yards. But, it is very reliable and the military version can lay down a lot of rounds when on full auto - which by the way, is extremely difficult to buy here in the U.S., requires a class II FFL. Anyway, so much for that...

3 posted on 11/04/2012 4:55:05 AM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: rellimpank

Yup. It’s gonna be real interesting in America if all those people threatening to riot when Obama loses actually try something. I’ve got enough ammo to handle the first 500 or so that try to come through the door, hope my neighbors do too.

4 posted on 11/04/2012 4:55:21 AM PST by Kenton
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To: Kenton

I can handle the first 1,500. If they’re still interested after that, they’ve earned it!

5 posted on 11/04/2012 5:22:41 AM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: snoringbear
Last part is not true. In states that allow them, machine guns can be bought be an individual or a trust on a Form 4, under the National Firearms Act of 1934. It must be a transferable machine gun (no firing from an open bolt, and manufactured before 1987), and you must wait a number of months before taking possession (my buddy's last purchase took 5 months), but you can buy a full auto AK nonetheless without being a firearms dealer.

Anyway, the mention of the AK in the article was just to cause liberals to wet their panties.

6 posted on 11/04/2012 6:06:50 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (My game is disruption. I will use lethal force --my vote-- in self-defense against Obama.)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

I did an inventory when I came home on R&R and was pleasantly surprised to find that I have much more than I thought.

7 posted on 11/04/2012 6:08:43 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: Doctor 2Brains; Kenton

Seriously, you guys better get down to Walmart today!

8 posted on 11/04/2012 7:07:45 AM PST by panaxanax
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To: rellimpank
So far, we have been lucky. Wisconsin did not turn into the wild, wild west when concealed carry became law, but that doesn't mean we have not had some notable incidents.

"Lucky?" Good grief, the other 48 states that enacted CCW must have been "lucky" as well. What a lame excuse to explain why, once again, they were wrong. Last year, too many J-S readers fell for the Kabuki theater these liberals put on and got upset for no reason. All they had to do was look at the others states' experiences since 1987. Nada, nil, zip, yet the Wild Wild West scenario is echoed even unto today by these professional hand-wringers.

But, hey, it reinforces their creds with the self-appointed A-List crowd.

9 posted on 11/04/2012 8:23:01 AM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: rellimpank; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; ...

Concealed Carry interest still high in Wisconsin a year after law went into effect.

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.

10 posted on 11/04/2012 11:04:40 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: jospehm20

It’s good to do an inventory once in a while. Mine tells me I’m short on .45.

11 posted on 11/04/2012 11:09:32 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
It’s good to do an inventory once in a while. Mine tells me I’m short on .45.

Enhancing inventory is best accmplished by using, The craigslist type for private gun sales website.

I never leave home without it.

12 posted on 11/04/2012 12:09:18 PM PST by Erich von Manstein (You need to see things my way!)
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To: backwoods-engineer

Ok, could be. I had an FFL about 20 years ago and let it expire because regulations became too restrictive and burdensome. I’ll take your word for what you say as I’ve forgotten a lot and am too lazy to research :)

13 posted on 11/04/2012 2:36:55 PM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; All

Sign on my back door, right next to my NRA sticker: “Welcome To My Home. That door you just kicked in was locked for YOUR protection.’


14 posted on 11/05/2012 6:20:34 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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