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Gun sale surge driven by fear, Obama says
The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 14, 2013 | Charles J. Lewis

Posted on 01/15/2013 4:29:06 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

One month after the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., President Obama attributed the recent surge of weapons sales to efforts by gun control foes to arouse fears that the federal government would seize firearms.

Obama said he would unveil details of his "sensible, common-sense" program for tighter gun controls later this week. The president, responding to questions at a White House news conference Monday, said those steps would include "an assault weapons ban that is meaningful," stronger background checks and measures to keep high-capacity magazine clips "out of the hands of folks who shouldn't have them."

Asked at his news conference about the boom in weapons sales amid administration efforts to tighten gun rules, Obama said gun control opponents "have a pretty effective way of ginning up fear on the part of gun owners that somehow the federal government is about to take all your guns away."

The administration's gun control agenda is being fashioned by Vice President Joe Biden...

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; biden; economy; fascism; guncontrol; gunsales; obama; secondamendment
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You'd think a noted "constitutional scholar" would be able to understand a short sentence in the Bill of Rights.
1 posted on 01/15/2013 4:29:16 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee I wonder why Gun owners are worried..maybe because every day we hear more and more evidence that Obama wants total destruction of our 2nd Amendment..gee Obama, ya think maybe, just maybe THAT’S the reason


2 posted on 01/15/2013 4:32:44 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If he doesn’t really want to bankrupt America then why is he trying to shut down the only sector of the economy that is working. Guns


3 posted on 01/15/2013 4:33:05 PM PST by cquiggy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fear of Government.


4 posted on 01/15/2013 4:33:05 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So the president said that we have an irrational fear that he is going to take our guns away, then says he’s going to propose banning guns?


5 posted on 01/15/2013 4:33:37 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The administration's gun control agenda is being fashioned by Vice President Joe Biden...

What could possibly go wrong there?

6 posted on 01/15/2013 4:33:37 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: facedown

Should have said, “Driven by fear OF Obama.”


7 posted on 01/15/2013 4:34:41 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whaddya know, the idjit finally stumbled into a truth!


8 posted on 01/15/2013 4:35:13 PM PST by COBOL2Java (kak-is-toc-ra-cy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. See: GOP-e)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

i wish he’d be forced to answer what the definition of the word “infringed” means.

i wish our lawmakers would shoot these eo’s down as unconstitutional. because they are.


9 posted on 01/15/2013 4:36:44 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"..."an assault weapons ban that is meaningful,"

STICK TO YOUR GUNS

STICK TO YOUR GUNS - NO MATTER WHAT

10 posted on 01/15/2013 4:37:01 PM PST by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. STICK TO YOUR GUNS !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obungu is like all Democrat hacks and tyrants, they know that every gun purchase is a vote against them and their criminal coddling policies. That each purchase is a check on tyranny even if the buyer doesn't know this
11 posted on 01/15/2013 4:37:51 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Yo-Yo

yup, it’s totally rational. the dude needs impeachment and removal.


12 posted on 01/15/2013 4:38:08 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I want to hear from Obama ONE MORE TIME how the NRA is driving fear into people and not Andrew Cuomo, Barack Obama, or our new tyranical government!
13 posted on 01/15/2013 4:38:45 PM PST by Obadiah (Those who will not hear the messengers of peace, shall be made to hear the messengers of war.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How can he even be trusted to enter this debate when he doesn’t even know the difference between a clip and a magazine?


14 posted on 01/15/2013 4:39:06 PM PST by An American in Turkiye
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dr. Obvious speaks...


15 posted on 01/15/2013 4:39:25 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Statement: "Gun sale surge driven by fear, Obama says"

Response: True enough.

Comment: However, the mental incompetent fails to understand that a fear can be "reality based."

16 posted on 01/15/2013 4:39:32 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's called "voting with dollars."

People who feel like they are no longer being heard are sending a message any way they can.

-PJ

17 posted on 01/15/2013 4:40:07 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just wait till gun owners hear about the Marxists’ gun-grabbing plans tomorrow. There will be such a stampede to gun shops that the shelves will be cleared by noon.


18 posted on 01/15/2013 4:41:02 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gun manfacturers, gun shops, the NRA, gun shows, and the entire weapons industry owe Obastid a great big thank you.

The more he, Biden and other useful idiots piss and moan about those eeevil guns...

..the more sales go up.

I was just reading the NRA have gained 250,000 new members thanks to the leftists preening over gun control.


19 posted on 01/15/2013 4:41:28 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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Gun sale surge driven by fear, Obama says

Well damn, the Kenyan told the truth for once.

5.56mm

20 posted on 01/15/2013 4:41:51 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
President Obama attributed the recent surge of weapons sales to efforts by gun control foes American citizens to arouse fears that the federal government would seize firearms.
21 posted on 01/15/2013 4:43:04 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
driven by fear, Obama says...

Fear? Hardly... driven by Patriotism.

22 posted on 01/15/2013 4:43:53 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"out of the hands of folks who shouldn't have them"

Hmm...

Obama uses the term "folks" a lot when he's addressing a black audience, but he also tends to sling it about when he's lying to "white people like his grandmother." Is this a dog whistle for minority disarmament or is he lying?*

Mr. niteowl77

*(Yes, I know.)

23 posted on 01/15/2013 4:44:16 PM PST by niteowl77 (Oh, crap.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I know, I know, Barry. “Trust me”.


24 posted on 01/15/2013 4:45:09 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The fallacies and conflating this man engages in with every sentence are worth studying. Enthymemes, non-sequiturs and various appeals to......that folks are no longer taught to fight.


25 posted on 01/15/2013 4:45:17 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The fallacies and conflating this man engages in with every sentence are worth studying. Enthymemes, non-sequiturs and various appeals to......that folks are no longer taught to fight.


26 posted on 01/15/2013 4:45:28 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This Kenyan puke should talk! His Department of Homeland Security has been buying titanic quantities of ammo for months. I wonder what guns they have been purchasing?

So the Federales in DC get armed to the hilt and protected by Secret Service and packs of armed bodyguards while the Obungu plan is to disarm the peasantry. So they are more subject to the whims of the imperial city, Washington DC


27 posted on 01/15/2013 4:45:53 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

dennisw~:” Obungu is like all Democrat hacks and tyrants, they know that every gun purchase is a vote against them and their criminal coddling policies. That each purchase is a check on tyranny even if the buyer doesn’t know this”

That is why the media call firearms : “Assault Weapons”
He!! NO ` that’s what they aren’t !
They are “defense firearms” from the Federal tyranny
overriding the protections of the Federal Constitution.


28 posted on 01/15/2013 4:46:10 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt ("Political correctness is tyranny with manners." - Charlton Heston)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Keep voting —> buy more guns and Ammo !


29 posted on 01/15/2013 4:47:32 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt ("Political correctness is tyranny with manners." - Charlton Heston)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Funny, I thought the sales were a reaction to the fact that we elected a low IQ QUOTA BABY ...once again, that’s low IQ QUOTA BABY to the presidency.

Obamadork, I consider the slime mold to have more respectability than you.


30 posted on 01/15/2013 4:48:22 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Personally I'm kind of surprised that Obama put Biden in charge of this.

In fact I can't remember Biden being in charge of anything before.

Furthermore I have not had the impression that Obama does anything more than tolerate Biden.

Very unusual, TOO unusual if you ask me....

31 posted on 01/15/2013 4:50:28 PM PST by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. STICK TO YOUR GUNS !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Darn right. It’s called self-preservation.

[Note tagline.]


32 posted on 01/15/2013 4:50:34 PM PST by LucyT (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
President Obama attributed the recent surge of weapons sales to efforts by gun control foes to arouse fears that the federal government would seize firearms.

The acumen of this POS asshole borders on brilliance.

33 posted on 01/15/2013 4:51:33 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“ban that is meaningful”

Prohibition started on January 16th, too. Blacks were given land. Caesar became Augustus Caesar. The English Parliament outlaws Roman Catholicism. Adolf Hitler moves into his underground bunker, the so-called Führerbunker. The UN Security Council unanimously establishes an arms embargo and the freezing of assets of Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda, and the remaining members of the Taliban.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_16


34 posted on 01/15/2013 4:52:18 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He shoves a program of massive government control of healthcare down the throats of Americans and then has the audacity to ask why people would be afraid for their guns.... LOL .... he really is an idiot isn’t he.... to the low information voters Obama sounds reasonable to people that understand Obama he sounds like a leftist nutcase, it is the job of the GOP to wake up the low info voter by explaining exactly how Obama’s policies are destroying their country...


35 posted on 01/15/2013 4:52:26 PM PST by Typical_Whitey (The political mirage of something for nothing; has ruined many a nation.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

He certainly has no intention of removing the handguns from the millions of sons that look like him that populate the ghettos of every city in America. Liberals have no problem if poor black kids get slaughtered by their own neighbours, one-by-one. it’s when some whack job causes a tragedy in a white, suburban school that they get upset and make plans to confiscate guns from law abiding citizens.


36 posted on 01/15/2013 4:53:02 PM PST by littleharbour
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To: Da Coyote

Just another thing Obama will blame on someone else. When all hell breaks loose tomorrow, he will blame Biden for the mess.


37 posted on 01/15/2013 4:54:28 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (I own a weapon to protect my family from those wanting to take that weapon away.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Okay Obama.....and your point is?


38 posted on 01/15/2013 4:54:31 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright

NY just killed the 2nd amendment in their state. Count on Obama to go as far as he can.


39 posted on 01/15/2013 4:55:58 PM PST by umgud
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As if our Marxist president has a “sensible” & “common sense” bone in his body.
What he has is a turbo-charged ego & an ocean liner’s worth of hubris.


40 posted on 01/15/2013 4:58:08 PM PST by KGeorge (hoplophobia: n. irrational, morbid fear of guns. A mental disorder coined by Col. Jeff Cooper)
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To: Obadiah

I would like to hear from the “Republicans”, more. Last I heard, we’re a “Constitutional Republic”. WHERE THE HELL ARE THEY???????


41 posted on 01/15/2013 5:02:05 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: obama
Resolve ≠ fear


asshØle

42 posted on 01/15/2013 5:02:23 PM PST by tomkat ( .. shall not be infringed)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He understands it fully and completely. He just thinks he can ignore it with impunity.


43 posted on 01/15/2013 5:09:34 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The only thing that Hollywood gets right about guns is that criminals will always get them.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
WHERE THE HELL ARE THEY?

The reason you hear nothing from them is, likely, because they are statists as well.

44 posted on 01/15/2013 5:18:17 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The disarming of America is the crux of this war.

If the Communists can disarm us, they can beat us.

If they fail to disarm us...they cannot win.

45 posted on 01/15/2013 5:21:38 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
James O'Keefe has posted a new video, where he and friends visit many NJ journalists' homes and ask them to put up "gun-free home" signs. Hilarity ensues.
46 posted on 01/15/2013 5:23:57 PM PST by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
I would like to hear from the “Republicans”, more. Last I heard, we’re a “Constitutional Republic”. WHERE THE HELL ARE THEY???????

Like most of us, they are trying to wrap their minds around the inconceivable idea that we are indeed under attack by Communists. Being inside the Beltway means that they lack the distance needed for perspective and clear thinking.

They will be the last to "get it."

47 posted on 01/15/2013 5:25:49 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: umgud

Yes I know...you missed my sarcasm......


48 posted on 01/15/2013 5:29:06 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Secret Agent Man
“i wish he’d be forced to answer what the definition of the word “infringed” means.”

Exactly. The operative word is “infringe” just as you say. Anything he does to infringe upon a person's right to have a gun, violates the second amendment so any EO causing that, means Hussein must be impeached. He will laugh his head off thinking anyone could do that to him.

I cannot say in polite company what he is.

49 posted on 01/15/2013 5:30:33 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Da Coyote

Many comments on this thread that I wish I could hit a “like” button to show my approval!


50 posted on 01/15/2013 5:30:54 PM PST by Rutabega (If you don't want me in your personal affairs, don't stick your hand out for my help.)
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