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Americans Buy Enough Guns in Last Two Months to Outfit the Entire Chinese and Indian Armies
Gatewaypundit.com ^ | 1-14-2013 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 01/14/2013 6:28:42 AM PST by servo1969

The Obama Administration is the number one threat to the nation’s gun rights advocates. In the four years since Barack Obama was first elected president in November 2008, an estimated 67 million firearms have been purchased in the United States. In November a record 2 million guns were sold in America. This was followed up by another record in December. 2.7 million guns were sold in America in the last month of 2012.

Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, January 14, 2013, 6:42 AM

Honest Americans Bought Enough Guns in November and December to Outfit the Entire Chinese and Indian Armies

The Obama Administration is the number one threat to the nation’s gun rights advocates. In the four years since Barack Obama was first elected president in November 2008, an estimated 67 million firearms have been purchased in the United States. In November a record 2 million guns were sold in America. This was followed up by another record in December. 2.7 million guns were sold in America in the last month of 2012.

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To put this in perspective. Chinese and Indian Standing Army Numbers:

China

- There are 2.29 active members in the Chinese Army.

India

- There are 1.13 active members in the Indian Army.

There were enough guns sold in the US in November and December to outfit each active member of the Chinese and Indian armies with a brand new gun.


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KEYWORDS: armsbuildup; ban; banglist; chinesemilitary; donttreadonme; guncontrol; nocompromise; obama; secondamendment; shallnotbeinfringed; tyranny; youwillnotdisarmus
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To: NewHampshireDuo
Every where I look there’s a number of about 300 million firearms in the possession of US citizens. My gut says that number is low. Articles like this suggest that the number must be higher. Guns don’t age like cars.

My gut concurs with yours. I think the 300m number is just the firearms they know about.

51 posted on 01/14/2013 8:21:09 AM PST by paulcissa (The first requirement of Liberalism is to stand on your head and tell the world they're upside down)
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To: servo1969
STICK TO YOUR GUNS

Stick To Your Guns - No Matter What

52 posted on 01/14/2013 8:22:35 AM PST by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. STICK TO YOUR GUNS !)
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To: NewHampshireDuo
My gut says that number is low. Articles like this suggest that the number must be higher. Guns don’t age like cars.

There's a mountain of hardware that's totally off the radar. For example, I wonder how many AK parts kits have been imported over the years and subsequently turned into functioning rifles?

Just after Christmas, I was waiting while my car was being serviced at a Firestone shop. My car was the only one in the service bay, so two other mechanics busied themselves by working on something over by the shop's hydraulic arbor press. Finally I saw one of the guys holding what I recognized as a sheet metal AK receiver. There were six of them lined up on the workbench.

53 posted on 01/14/2013 8:28:20 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: yldstrk

Germany and Japan started WW2 with less than that.


54 posted on 01/14/2013 8:32:01 AM PST by USAF80
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To: jboot
BTW, decent Mosin Nagant stripper clips are FINALLY coming over. Get 'em while you can!

Good to hear. Last time I tried a quick re-load with my Russian surpluss strippers, I removed flesh from several parts of my hand. Good quality mid-war Soviet manufacturing. Don't bother rounding those edges Vasilli, the troops won't last long enough for a re-load.

55 posted on 01/14/2013 8:35:19 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: NCDave

Budsguns Ping for later!


56 posted on 01/14/2013 8:39:56 AM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: servo1969

Cool.


57 posted on 01/14/2013 8:51:26 AM PST by jersey117
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To: IYAS9YAS

The ones I’m seeing are postwar Soviet with the Ishevsk arrow. They are thicker and mor ridgid than any I’ve seen before. The new Chinese ones are the worst...they are like razor blades.


58 posted on 01/14/2013 9:02:50 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: servo1969

4 of them were mine.

Not counting the other 3 that i didnt buy from private sourced


59 posted on 01/14/2013 9:06:09 AM PST by digger48
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To: Tenacious 1

I have reservations about taking your family guns to someone for “servicing” because then the guns WILL be in someone’s records when ,not if, the government agenys come around with their portable scanners and copies to “examine” and ILLEGALLY copy the records.

What the government (or no one else) doesn’t know you have ,they can’t tax.Or specifically come to steal.


60 posted on 01/14/2013 9:13:51 AM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: TheRhinelander

It is not that WalMart is not restocking; their distribution centers are out of ammo also. The local Sporting Goods Deptartment Gal told me the Distribution Center is estimating 3 to 6 months back order on most of what she has on order.

They are also out of AR15s and Mini14s nation wide. The ARs are likely to be back ordered for up to a year.


61 posted on 01/14/2013 9:15:10 AM PST by El Laton Caliente (NRA Life Member & www.Gunsnet.net Moderator)
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To: PGR88

However, it is the Chinese army that we fund through our annual debt servicing.


62 posted on 01/14/2013 9:33:55 AM PST by DPMD
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To: TheRhinelander

with all these unfortunate boating accidents I’m thinking of taking up salvage scuba diving...maybe just a huge magnet on a hoist!


63 posted on 01/14/2013 9:42:06 AM PST by rolling_stone
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To: Tenacious 1

If it were my very old 1873 win rifle, I would look for a buyer then buy a whole armory from a private seller from the precedes.


64 posted on 01/14/2013 9:48:00 AM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: rolling_stone

>8^)


65 posted on 01/14/2013 9:54:54 AM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: libstripper

The problem is, hussein is buying up untold numbers, too.


66 posted on 01/14/2013 10:03:36 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: TheRhinelander

My husband and I and our neighbors went yesterday to a gun store near us. Out in the country and packed. We bought 2 handguns, our friend bought 1. We were limited to 2 boxes ammo per gun. While we were waiting for our background checks, I saw at least 4 rifles out the door and a couple more hand guns.


67 posted on 01/14/2013 10:03:36 AM PST by southernindymom
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To: servo1969; sickoflibs; NFHale

always the pessimist, i *hope* that a large percentage arent being bought up with fed/bambam dollars to diminish supply and arm the civilian defense force of brown zombies...


68 posted on 01/14/2013 10:09:48 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Jimmy Valentine
It would be interesting to know how mny weapons of all types have been inherited, passed down from father to son/daughter, or privately traded/gifted.

Or disappeared from all the gun trade-ins.

69 posted on 01/14/2013 10:12:34 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Gilbo_3

I have never owned a gun. But I am signed up for a gun class later this month. After that I am buying. I did not get interested until the talk of gun control ratcheted up. If they say I can’t have a gun, I am going to buy one. Or two. I may then take them boating.


70 posted on 01/14/2013 10:13:38 AM PST by lawdave
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To: Gilbo_3

#68

Only if they’re buying them online and at the store. And they’ve hired a million different people to do it.


71 posted on 01/14/2013 10:16:40 AM PST by servo1969
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To: NewHampshireDuo

That 300 million number was correct——— about a decade ago. Since then nearly every year has been a record year for new gun production with 2012 producing over 14 million new ones. As I’ve noted before, there are more privately owned firearms in the US population than there are in the rest of the world combined, including all the other militaries. And it’s OK with me if Walmart bails from the gun bidness-—they’ve done it before and we all survived. They’ve never been serious about servicing guns, just cherry picking the market for a few popular models and do more harm than good with respect to regular gun dealers.


72 posted on 01/14/2013 10:17:28 AM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: brownsfan

Check out this one, it’s easy on the wallet and has great reviews:

http://www.berettausa.com/products/stoeger-cougar-8000f/


73 posted on 01/14/2013 10:25:15 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Sir Napsalot

So, OK, start here: John Snow, Clintoon’s old treasury secretary is a big deal in Cerebus, who in turn owns Freedom Arms, and in turn Remington and Bushmaster and others. Same guy who screwed up Chrysler. I’m getting tired already. You can finish.


74 posted on 01/14/2013 10:25:19 AM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: PGR88
“It’s not the Indian or Chinese Army we fear.”

EXACTLY!

It is the communist in the Whorehouse!

75 posted on 01/14/2013 11:11:05 AM PST by paratrooper82 (82nd ABN Div. 1/508th BN "Fury From the Sky")
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To: Mr. K
What is nice about a .410 cal. shotgun is that you can shoot .41 cal pistol ammo and you have no rifling in the barrel!
76 posted on 01/14/2013 11:14:01 AM PST by paratrooper82 (82nd ABN Div. 1/508th BN "Fury From the Sky")
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To: servo1969

2.7 million gun sales in December.

There are “about” 1.5 million sworn law enforcement officers in the US.

That “roughly” equates too....every time a cop cashes a paycheck, a private citizen buys a gun.

Obama’s utopia!


77 posted on 01/14/2013 11:15:20 AM PST by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: servo1969

Good.


78 posted on 01/14/2013 11:23:39 AM PST by metmom ( For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: yldstrk

No kidding.

Think of the poor .29 and the poor .13 guys.

Ouch


79 posted on 01/14/2013 11:33:19 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: metmom

Everyone should buy more...and lots of ammo.


80 posted on 01/14/2013 11:35:32 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

I just cleaned out a closet and forgot how much I had squirreled away.

But I will be looking for more, if they have it.


81 posted on 01/14/2013 11:40:00 AM PST by metmom ( For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: PGR88

Don’t have the heavy lift capabilities to get em all here quickly with all thier needed crap.


82 posted on 01/14/2013 11:44:46 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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I’m looking for scope mounts for an Egyptian FN-49. Freep mail if you know where to find a kit??


83 posted on 01/14/2013 11:48:31 AM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: NewHampshireDuo

yep, I’d say .. probably 85% of all guns made and sold in the US since 1900 are still out there somewhere, being sold to others or handed down to the next generation.

Every person I know you owns guns owns... LOTS of guns.

300 million gun estimate is WAY low, I’d gun closer to a billion.


84 posted on 01/14/2013 12:00:17 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: NewHampshireDuo

Recent numbers I have seen are 315 million firearms.


85 posted on 01/14/2013 12:04:12 PM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: servo1969
If they're not buying food stocks, water purification equipment, and other survival gear it won't mean diddly.

Then there's the little problem of a functional command structure with secure communications, part of what a "well regulated militia" really means. Try putting that together in the current electronic environment.

We have a lot of work to do.

86 posted on 01/14/2013 12:19:49 PM PST by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: yldstrk

Evidently, women in those countries only count as fractions of a person.


87 posted on 01/14/2013 12:20:42 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: Nervous Tick

I had a clerk at the gun counter say that you could also fire 45 cap through those but can’t find confirmation


88 posted on 01/14/2013 12:37:02 PM PST by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: servo1969; All

Fabulous news, Darlings!

I added a new .22 rifle to my arsenol and Mr. Wonderful is buying me a handgun of some sort in the very near future.

Last night, for giggles, we retro-fitted one of his bolt-action rifles with a pistol grip.

Life. Is. Good.

Now, if I can just keep getting ammo...


89 posted on 01/14/2013 12:37:45 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: jboot

I love hearing stuff like that.


90 posted on 01/14/2013 12:39:28 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: servo1969

add two more this weekend, one for the misses and a shotgun for the house


91 posted on 01/14/2013 12:40:52 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: servo1969
Great news!!

I guess they don't add in all the guns that made their way back into the US after Obama/Holder gave them to the Mexican drug cartels.

92 posted on 01/14/2013 1:07:34 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: FrogMom
Seen these FrogMom?


93 posted on 01/14/2013 1:10:54 PM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: FrogMom
Target at 20'.


94 posted on 01/14/2013 1:12:58 PM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: servo1969
B T T T ! ! ! ©


95 posted on 01/14/2013 1:31:05 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Yosemitest

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96 posted on 01/14/2013 1:32:11 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: servo1969; All

If I only had the money, I would have bought one(s) as well. The best I can do is a sling shot and marbles. The Good News is: I’m dead on target. The Bad News is: I need more marbles...

;o]


97 posted on 01/14/2013 1:39:20 PM PST by Monkey Face (Did dinosaurs become extinct because of a reptile dysfunction?)
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To: All

One point that I have not seen made here in this discussions, yet...I stand to be corrected...

But...

If these sales numbers alone, are not enough of a message to the government and these temporary tenants of representation are not getting it clearly enough...I predict they will very, very soon...

I believe it is time to NOT be very cordule or nice to any of them...Including the ones that may put up a fight, but it will be feckless in content and committment in my opinion...


98 posted on 01/14/2013 1:49:57 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: servo1969

I bought a Ruger 10/22 in .22 LR on Friday. I can’t find any ammo around here (I have plenty stockpiled) and finally found a spare magazine today but only the factory 10 round one.


99 posted on 01/14/2013 1:52:30 PM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: servo1969; All

I’m trying to help a friend fine something appropriate for concealed carry. She’s 68 with arthritis. We found a Ruger 32 that she could work the slide on, but I’m worried she’d have trouble loading the magazine, even with a re-loader. I think a revolver would be better, due to her hand-strength issues & was looking at a S&W 638 Airweight on-line. But I think it’d be best to have her see it/try it in person. Anyone with an idea of what might be suitable?


100 posted on 01/14/2013 1:53:42 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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