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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

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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To: Nachum

“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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To: Nachum

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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To: Nachum

We routinely attend public meetings where armed CA Dept. of Fish and Game wardens line the back walls. We have had local farmers and ranchers visited by agents in full flack jackets to inquire about their water diversions. This is the message of intimidation our government is sending us. Perhaps our Founders were smarter than we give them credit for.


21 posted on 12/25/2012 11:03:33 AM PST by marsh2
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To: carriage_hill

Damn, brother, that is something.

I am glad you are here.

I have hunted my whole life, yet for many years didn’t think I was a handgun kind of guy, let alone defense rifles, shotguns and so on.

Now I carry, I conceal and am (not so) slowly building my system of personal and family defense.

Often I’m accused of paranoia, sometimes I wonder myself.

Your photograph and your quiet presence on the boards speaks volumes of truth.

Tip o’the hat to you. Hey-—and Merry Christmas to you and yours!


22 posted on 12/25/2012 11:05:26 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Nachum

...and it’s not to turn them in for any new law, buyback program, or confiscation.


23 posted on 12/25/2012 11:06:53 AM PST by 38special (The Department of Education wastes money)
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To: andy58-in-nh
At least some Americans are awake. I think there are a lot of US. . . . . . .
24 posted on 12/25/2012 11:12:18 AM PST by DeaconRed (How did Hitler accomplish what he did? He started with disarming the German people first.)
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To: Fightin Whitey

Thanks, FRiend.

And a Very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year, to you & yours!


25 posted on 12/25/2012 11:19:30 AM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!)
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To: andy58-in-nh

I just bought another load of 40-30rnd & 20-40rnd mags from Bushy last night, so they’re back in business.

http://www.bushmaster.com/products.asp?cat=9


26 posted on 12/25/2012 11:24:47 AM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!)
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To: Delta 21

Actually, it didn’t hurt; my fiancee and I were feeling no pain from all the champagne we’d had at the premiere of “People” Magazine opening in W. Palm Bch, FL.

It didn’t even bleed. Just left a half-grapefruit-sized red mound w/ black dot in center. Wound sealed itself. The .32cal bullet missed all organs, bones, nerves, arteries etc. Everything. Just amazingly stopped short of the spine.

Trauma ctr doc in S. Miami Hospital said I was luckiest SOB he’d ever seen in 20yrs. “God was sitting on your shoulder tonite”, I remember him saying. “He’s saving you for something.” Removing bullet would have caused more trauma than being shot, so we opted to leave it in. Hasn’t caused any problems in 63yrs...


27 posted on 12/25/2012 11:34:25 AM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!)
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To: Fightin Whitey

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2972149/posts?page=27#27


28 posted on 12/25/2012 11:35:42 AM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!)
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To: Farmer Dean

It would be irresponsible dog ownership to not at least scratch their ears and give them a “Good dog!” after they’re done. No rush getting down there though.


29 posted on 12/25/2012 11:55:54 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: DeaconRed
At least some Americans are awake. I think there are a lot of US. . . . . . .

I hope you are right. And even if you are, we need to be more than merely awake, as the results of the last election ought to have taught us: we need to organize. The other side can do that using a national organization (the Democrat Party) as an umbrella because they are collectivists who believe in centralized government power.

Our mistake, I now believe, has been to believe that a similar national organization (the Republican Party) can serve the same function for us. But they can't - because such an organization given a leadership role will always seek to consolidate its own power and control in the seat of national government (Washington, DC), to the detriment of the various individuals and coalitions that it depends upon for support.

What we end up with is what we have seen: the same, but less. Collectivism on the cheap. Dime store socialism. Surrender masquerading as cooperation.

The answer is to remove power from Washington by enforcing the Constitution and returning power to individuals to manage their own lives in each state and each locality. But how do we do that when virtually all of our public institutions are controlled by leftists committed to the consolidation of power and control in a centralized government structure?

Perhaps we may begin by using their own guerrilla tactics against them, and why not, now that they are in charge and seeking to remove all practical means by which we might oppose them?

30 posted on 12/25/2012 12:31:14 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: Nachum

Heard a thump and a tumble in the middle of the night, with just the wife & I home.

She was surprised how quickly I was up and armed, headed out the bedroom door.

It was only box, that had been poorly balanced, sliding off of the couch, to the floor.

Good practice, no harm, and the wife knows I won’t be fumbling for the phone, when danger calls.


31 posted on 12/25/2012 12:41:38 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: andy58-in-nh
I agree.
I really think the last election was a wake up call for US.
We need to get the constitution BACK .
It can be done but will not be easy. . . . . .
32 posted on 12/25/2012 1:10:25 PM PST by DeaconRed (How did Hitler accomplish what he did? He started with disarming the German people first.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

At least some Americans are awake.

could be a reason but another possibility: Government buying as many as possible. Remember, multiple agencies and departments of government just purchased 100s of thousands of rounds. You can bet they aren’t loading each bullet manually.


33 posted on 12/25/2012 1:57:18 PM PST by Joan Kerrey
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To: Joan Kerrey

It’s a savings plan for the Gov buy back!


34 posted on 12/25/2012 3:14:36 PM PST by Conserev1
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To: marsh2

Maybe it’s time a few farmers visited these “officials” at their homes, where they shop, where they vacation with their families... Just sayin’.


35 posted on 12/25/2012 3:23:11 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

The County Board of Sups. referred the situation to the D.A. to consider initiating a criminal prosecution against them for engaging in a conspiracy against people’s rights. http://www.siskiyoudaily.com/article/20121217/NEWS/121219819/-1/Top%20stories


36 posted on 12/25/2012 5:33:39 PM PST by marsh2
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To: marsh2

18USC242. If they were indeed armed then life imprisonment is quite possible.


37 posted on 12/25/2012 5:37:12 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: ryan71

“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.”

Used to be “if”. Now, it is “when”. “Soon.”


38 posted on 12/25/2012 6:20:24 PM PST by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: Nachum

39 posted on 12/26/2012 4:18:44 AM PST by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: Nachum

Well, let’s see.
Our acting president and his party are actively wrecking the economy creating more and more dependants.
At some point the checks will stop and/or prices will skyrocket. They have armed up paramilitary drug gangs along our southern border. And now they are using the Connecticut shooting as an excuse to make it more difficult for law abiding citizens to purchase weapons to defend themselves. Bet they start talking about national gun registration soon. If they haven’t already.


40 posted on 12/27/2012 11:57:28 AM PST by Texas resident (Enilgat)
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To: Psalm 73
Grab my 12-gauge and light and head on down the hall....

I have to admit that is probably what I would do, because I am a hothead and don't want anyone to take our stuff. Most of the time they would probably run off if they weren't cornered after they heard you chambering a round.

But I have heard that uder most circumstances... the safer more reasonable thing to do would be to make sure that you and your family are safe in a defendable hidden place of cover then wait for the intruder(s) to come to you. Then blow them to pieces before they have a chance to come up with a plan to disarm and kill you and your family.

41 posted on 01/16/2013 10:56:10 PM PST by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: fireman15
"... the safer more reasonable thing to do would be to make sure that you and your family are safe in a defendable hidden place of cover then wait for the intruder(s) to come to you."

Understand - but the best defense is also a good offense - take the fight to the enemy.
On the other hand, I have never fired a shot at another human being - so, do I let the adrenalin take over while I'm still in attack-mode, or seek an easier, softer way?
I've thought long and hard on that - guess I really don't know until it's time....

42 posted on 01/17/2013 4:27:20 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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