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People are Buying Guns and Ammunition for a Reason
American Thinker ^ | 12/25/12 | Neil Snyder

Posted on 12/25/2012 8:51:16 AM PST by Nachum

It's 2:00 a.m. You are at home in your bed sound asleep. Your wife is sleeping beside you, and your children are asleep in their rooms down the hall.

The muffled sound of a window breaking interrupts your slumber. You're groggy and you wonder if it was just a dream, so you lie there quietly and listen. A few seconds later, you hear other sounds. The window opens; a table beside the window makes a noise as it is jostled by an intruder; through your open door, you see reflections from a dim light that's moving from side-to-side on the floor below.

You are your family's protector. What should you do?

If you are like most Americans, there is not much that you can do except pray that the intruder won't come upstairs. In 2011, only 47% of Americans had a gun in their home or on their property. Republicans were more likely to own a gun than Democrats, but between 2009 and 2011, gun ownership among Democrats increased by 33% compared to less than 4% for Republicans. Obviously, people who call themselves "Democrats" are beginning to realize that something isn't right.

The scenario that I presented may sound like a nightmare situation, something that happens only rarely, but that's not the case. According to the FBI, in 2011 there were 1,203,564 violent crimes in the United States. That's 386.3 violent crimes per 100,000 people in our country. That means that in 2011 you had a less than 1% chance of being a victim of a violent crime in the U.S., but for those who were victims, statistics didn't matter in the slightest.

The FBI reports that aggravated assault accounted 62.4% of violent crimes committed in the U.S. in 2011; robbery was the criminals' motive 29.4% of the time; forcible

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ammunition; banglist; buying; guncontrol; guns; people; secondamendment
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1 posted on 12/25/2012 8:51:22 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum
Here's the bullet I still carry from being robbed and shot in 1974; I won't be a victim, twice:


2 posted on 12/25/2012 8:54:59 AM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!)
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To: Nachum
Soap Box, Ballot Box, Jury Box...

Three out of five boxes have been exhausted.

3 posted on 12/25/2012 8:55:26 AM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: null and void

Help me out here. I know that “ammo box” is one. What’s the fifth?


4 posted on 12/25/2012 9:06:46 AM PST by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum

Pine box?


5 posted on 12/25/2012 9:11:22 AM PST by exnavy (Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: OldPossum

Burial box perhaps?


6 posted on 12/25/2012 9:11:22 AM PST by The FIGHTIN Illini
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To: OldPossum

Some say the mail box ....

Soap box
Mail / in box
Ballot box
Jury box
Ammo box


7 posted on 12/25/2012 9:14:41 AM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Squantos; OldPossum; exnavy; The FIGHTIN Illini
exnavy and The FIGHTIN Illini got the box I intended. The thirst for freedom will outlive any dictator.

You went one better with the mailbox.

8 posted on 12/25/2012 9:22:15 AM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: Nachum
People are Buying Guns and Ammunition for a Reason

More importantly, the leftists are obsessive about "gun control" for a reason, and it ain't a good one.

9 posted on 12/25/2012 9:24:50 AM PST by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved, or not at all)
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“You are your family’s protector. What should you do?”

Um - dial “911” and wait 20 or 30 minutes for the police to come? (so they can draw chalk-lines around my dead body)

or -

Grab my 12-gauge and light and head on down the hall....


10 posted on 12/25/2012 9:46:51 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Nachum
Home invasions are one reason but I think the biggest reason is that people anticipate that they are going to have to protect themselves from the government large hordes of city dwellers looking for food, water, etc.
11 posted on 12/25/2012 9:58:24 AM PST by ryan71 (Water, food and ammo.)
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To: Nachum

I have my guns because of the communists takeover of America. Locked and loaded.


12 posted on 12/25/2012 10:07:51 AM PST by Logical me
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To: Nachum
If you are like most Americans, there is not much that you can do except pray that the intruder won't come upstairs.

During the entire 60 plus year history of TV, the weapon that all fathers grab, is a golf club.

13 posted on 12/25/2012 10:08:16 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney--guns not for recreation or self-defense"sole purpose of hunting down and killing people".)
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To: Nachum

It’s 2:00AM.I hear glass break followed by blood curdling screams as our German Shepherds swarm the intruder.Do I go downstairs and break up their party or just let them have their fun?


14 posted on 12/25/2012 10:10:48 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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The president and most of our elected officials are protected by people with guns, as are celebrities and athletes. We protect our money and property with armed people, and we see armed guards in hospitals, casinos and airports. The school attended by Obama’s daughters has 11 armed guards. Why do the Democrats insist that we turn our schools, where are most precious possessions are, into ideological battlegrounds where the Democrats arguments are purchased with the blood of innocents? The high schools where I live all have sworn officers assigned to them o a permanent basis, and the only shooting in 30 years occurred when the police shot a mentally disturbed student who showed up with a pistol and threatened a mass shooting.


15 posted on 12/25/2012 10:11:05 AM PST by Spok
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To: Farmer Dean

How many dogs?


16 posted on 12/25/2012 10:14:51 AM PST by Nachum (The List is off the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

The bullets in the first magazine or for intruders, the next 500 to 1,000 rounds I have for every gun in my house are for when the SHTF or
for when someone comes to try and take them away from me.


17 posted on 12/25/2012 10:25:52 AM PST by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: Nachum
In 2011, only 47% of Americans had a gun in their home or on their property. Republicans were more likely to own a gun than Democrats, but between 2009 and 2011, gun ownership among Democrats increased by 33% compared to less than 4% for Republicans. Obviously, people who call themselves "Democrats" are beginning to realize that something isn't right.

Obviously the old saw about we "being the ones with all the guns" is no longer true (if it ever was).

18 posted on 12/25/2012 10:31:54 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: carriage_hill

Ouch !!


19 posted on 12/25/2012 10:34:48 AM PST by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Nachum
A small anecdote: I went on line a little while ago to shop on the Cheaperthandirt.com website, for which my lovely wife had given me a very generous gift card for Christmas (she knows me well).

I was interested in buying a few more AR-15 30-round magazines.

Good luck: completely sold out. Every make. Every model. Every manufacturer.

At least some Americans are awake.

20 posted on 12/25/2012 10:35:04 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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