NRA, gun industry once again mine profit from paranoia

In the health-care debate, we’ve all watched as the proudest single accomplishment of a self-described “severely conservative” Republican governor has somehow been  transformed into proof of Marxist intent once that same plan was adopted by a Democratic president.

It’s political alchemy at its best. In fact, as testimony to the power of propaganda, that one’s hard to beat. It reminds us that if people really want to believe something — even something manifestly ridiculous, illogical and countermanded by facts — they will still find a way to do so.

But this example of that same phenomenon comes in a close second:

“Gun sales are soaring nationwide and retailers say that’s not unusual to see during a presidential election year. “Basically the situation you have now is 2008 all over again,” said Steven B. Drew, owner of Georgia Gun and Loan.

Analysts say the 2008 spike came from fear that new gun control legislation would make it more difficult to acquire firearms. “People were uncertain what the new president and the new administration was going to do so there tends to be a upsurge in fire arm sales in general,” said Drew.

Now, they are seeing it all over again. “A lot of people got guns and they certainly don’t want to be without ammo. If they think they are going to cut back on the ammunition they are going to stock pile it so they wont be out,” said Jackie Sizemore, the owner of Backwoods Outdoors.

Sizemore says his store has been busy. He’s constantly having to re-order guns and ammo to keep supplies on the shelves. “You’ll be out of a lot of goods, people will be waiting on a lot of stuff ,” he said.

Weapons like pistols and tactical weapons like AR-15s.

“Those are what you will find on the chopping block first they will do away with tactical type guns like that and high capacity magazines stuff like that,”he said.

In fact, Sizemore says he can barely keep AR-15s on the shelf. “Everybody will be out of AR 15s. You won’t be able to find them anywhere,” he said.

A screen-grab from the NRA's "gunbanobama.com" website.

A screen-grab from the NRA's "gunbanobama.com" website.

As I’ve noted earlier, we’ve been through this before. During the 2008 campaign, Wayne LaPierre and the NRA warned gun owners that Barack Obama had a 10-point plan to confiscate all of their guns and ammunition.

Point One was supposed to be a federal ban on the use of guns for home defense. Point Three was a ban on the sale, manufacture and possession of handguns. Point Four was the closure of 90 percent of American gunshops. Federal taxes on guns and ammunition were supposed to go up 500 percent, and the sale of ammunition for hunting rifles was supposed to be banned altogether.

And of course, none of that ever happened. It was all tinfoil-hat stuff, manufactured to part the gullible from their money, and it worked spectacularly well. Based on a completely fabricated threat, the NRA and its sponsors in the gun industry terrified the suckers into buying huge quantities of the gun industry’s products. Ka-ching!

Now, you might think that people who get fooled so badly would learn a lesson from that humiliation. They might get wary of those who had played them for dummies. But once again, such thinking fails to account for the fact that sometimes people just want to be fooled, and if people want to be played for suckers there is no way on earth to help them.

Consider, if you will, LaPierre’s explanation for why that 10-point plan was never implemented. He now argues that the fact that Obama has done nothing regarding gun control — the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has even given Obama an “F” rating — in fact proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that he’s a sinister gun-grabber.

And yes, that is actually the argument that they are using. And yes, that is the argument that is driving gun owners into the stores to buy still more guns. Like people lining up for a rollercoaster ride, they are scared because they want to be scared and, I suspect, even enjoy it at some level.

And the people scaring them are chuckling all the way to the bank.

– Jay Bookman

434 comments Add your comment

Peadawg

July 19th, 2012
8:39 am

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

July 19th, 2012
8:39 am

“Consider, if you will, LaPierre’s explanation for why that 10-point plan was never implemented. He now argues that the fact that Obama has done nothing regarding gun control — the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has even given Obama an “F” rating — in fact proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that he’s a sinister gun-grabber.”

ah, yes … the heads I win / tails you loose gambit …

stands for decibels (SfBA)

July 19th, 2012
8:39 am

Peadawg

July 19th, 2012
8:39 am

Ha! Ninja’d the hell out of you, UK. :lol:

stands for decibels (SfBA)

July 19th, 2012
8:41 am

in fact proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that he’s a sinister gun-grabber.

“Oh yes, [Half-] whitey is very tricky.”

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

July 19th, 2012
8:41 am

P-dawg – :lol:

the first time I’ve ever seen ninja as verb … and I’m so stealing it!

ty webb

July 19th, 2012
8:42 am

“we’ve all watched as the proudest single accomplishment of a self-described “severely conservative” Republican governor has somehow been transformed into proof of Marxist intent once that same plan was adopted by a Democratic president.”

again, this sentence is not true…no matter how many times Jay types it.

Peadawg

July 19th, 2012
8:43 am

“There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — [pauses] — shame on you. Fool me — [pauses] — You can’t get fooled again.”

Common Damn Sense isn't Very Common

July 19th, 2012
8:44 am

Be afeered cons be very afeered

:-)

TaxPayer

July 19th, 2012
8:45 am

Consumers. You gotta love ‘em. The capitalist thing to do would be to spread talk about how them Muslims are invading as we type and they are out there buying up all the guns and ammo from local suppliers so there will not be any left for conservative Christian Republican patriots, the only ones that love America, to use to defend themselves.

Common Damn Sense isn't Very Common

July 19th, 2012
8:46 am

Pea

you are on a roll this morning :-)

Got to keep that uppity USin in her place LOL

JKL2

July 19th, 2012
8:47 am

-It reminds us that if people really want to believe something — even something manifestly ridiculous, illogical and countermanded by facts — they will still find a way to do so.

exhibit 1: President obama “I only need 4 more years to accomplish all that stuff you fell for last time” Hopey/changey you can believe in.

Vote obama: Power to the sheeple!

Keep Up the Good Fight!

July 19th, 2012
8:47 am

The conned remain guppies willing to swallow whatever is rammed down their throat…… they just dont realize who is doing the real ramming.

Misty Fyed

July 19th, 2012
8:48 am

Hahaahahah…wow…I wonder how many Priuses were sold because of the “sky is falling” claim of man made global warming.

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

July 19th, 2012
8:48 am

“again, this sentence is not true…no matter how many times Jay types it.”

that’s right – Obamacare doesn’t include abortions – Romneycare does

stands for decibels (SfBA)

July 19th, 2012
8:49 am

PD @ 8.43, if you want a real treat, actually *watch* that Bush video wherein he utters that now-famous bollocks-up of a line everyone already knows.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKgPY1adc0A

(ignore the laugh-trackin’ in the background–it was probably swiped from Jon Stewart or such.)

What’s really priceless, what keeps me coming back to watch it again and again, is what Bush actually DOES, body-English-wise, when he realizes he’s screwing up. He starts SELLING it. You get the impression that he’s been there, done that scores of times in the past. You can see the gears turning in his brain: “I can make this work, if I just put my hand out there like… SO. And deliver the rest of the line with confidence.”

Peadawg

July 19th, 2012
8:49 am

“The conned remain guppies willing to swallow whatever is rammed down their throat…… they just dont realize who is doing the real ramming.”

Hopefully it’s not the guy who got stopped at the airport b/c people thought he was smuggling something in his pants. Turned out his…twig…was in fact a branch.

Misty Fyed

July 19th, 2012
8:49 am

Those gun buyers may have been duped….but they are prepared.

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

July 19th, 2012
8:49 am

“I wonder how many Priuses were sold because of the “sky is falling” claim of man made global warming”

whatever you do, pay NO ATTENTION to the record heat and drought that the US is experiencing …

quick!!!

look!!!!

a balloon!!!!

ty webb

July 19th, 2012
8:50 am

usinuk,
so in that sense, Romneycare is better than Obamacare’s “war on women”, right?

ragnar danneskjold

July 19th, 2012
8:51 am

2 1/2 Pinocchios for this essay. Suggesting that the 70 page RomneyCare is virtually identical to the 2500 page ObamaCare is a journalist tort. If you want to write about deceptions, why not mention that the leftist whining about tax returns is phony, and that not a single one of them would actually vote for Romney if he published them? The entire essay is the usual leftist attack on private groups and private thoughts, none of which have anything to do with the constrictive regulations that are crushing the economy.

stands for decibels (SfBA)

July 19th, 2012
8:51 am

Obamacare doesn’t include abortions – Romneycare does

FIFTY DOLLAR ABORTIONS!

Abortions so cheap that even if have LOTS OF SEXYTIME SEX, you don’t need that extra-expensive birth control that sluts want the government to pay for. You can just have abortions!

.

.

(yes, I do hope that things never get so grim for Team Obama in this 2012 general election season that they have to schlep around this stinky bait, but I’m not above it. Nosirree.)

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

July 19th, 2012
8:51 am

I’m a proud member of the NPNA

National Pocketbook Numchuks Association.

For summer it’s a smart traditional bamboo handled straw model, with cell phone pockets.

AAAAAAAAAAAA EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

They’ll have to pull them out of my cold dead hands.

(Speaking of which was Heston buried packing?)

Jm (LL) -pass TSPLOST silly people

July 19th, 2012
8:51 am

Tangentially on topic

Everyone should have to buy a gun or pay a tax penalty.

After all, we’re all in the marketplace for security, but those without guns have a greater need for the police and security.

Back to the regular scheduled programming.

TaxPayer

July 19th, 2012
8:51 am

I just wonder how many Priuses would be sold if gas climbed to $5+ per gallon and stayed there.

stands for decibels (SfBA)

July 19th, 2012
8:52 am

but they are prepared.

…to sell their stuff to me for pennies on the dollar in a year or two. Heh.

Misty Fyed

July 19th, 2012
8:52 am

I still think its a good idea to have subdivisions announce whether they are gun friendly or not. That way all you libs can live together; hold hands and sing kumbaya in peace knowing all your neighbors are gun free.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

July 19th, 2012
8:52 am

Pea… That was the sleeping giant waiting to be awoken.

TaxPayer

July 19th, 2012
8:53 am

Gun buyers prepare! To be duped.

Misty Fyed

July 19th, 2012
8:53 am

Stands.. You wouldn’t buy a gun would you? What would the other bloggers on here think?

Jay

July 19th, 2012
8:53 am

So … the two plans are different because the number of pages differ?

Quite the argument you have there Rags.

Mr_B

July 19th, 2012
8:54 am

Like T.S. Eliot’s arch-villain McMavetey the Mystery Cat

“when it comes to seizing all your guns;
Obama isn’t there!!!”

Bill Orvis White

July 19th, 2012
8:54 am

This “president” received that Brady rating is because we were smart to stock up our caches before “he” was installed into office in January 2009. Why is this a pure fact? Because WE THE PEOPLE who have common sense know full well that this “administration” along with the UN and Hillary Clinton have a master plan to round up private owners’ weapons caches. There once was a guy named Adolph who cooked up a scheme to take average private citizens’ weapons. I think we all know how that story turned out many years ago. They WILL NEVER take my stockpile. So, when the jihadists storm our borders, Bill White will be ready and naive secular progressives will be left behind to fend for themselves.
Amen,
Bill

ty webb

July 19th, 2012
8:55 am

“So … the two plans are different because the number of pages differ?”

yes for that, and many many other reasons.

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

July 19th, 2012
8:55 am

What part of “no federal monty can be used to pay for abortions” do you not get??

aka “The Hyde Amendment”

Jm (LL) -pass TSPLOST silly people

July 19th, 2012
8:55 am

It’s impossible to argue that a bill 35 times longer than the other is the same.

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

July 19th, 2012
8:55 am

not to be confused with money

Keep Up the Good Fight!

July 19th, 2012
8:55 am

Why worry about who does and does not have guns…. I mean according to some, if it is god’s plan for them to kill you…. it’s God’s fault, no regrets! :roll:

Peadawg

July 19th, 2012
8:55 am

Aaahh, yes. Priuses.

Anyone every seen Jeff Dunham? The good part starts about 0:28.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP-tyvBGla4

Joseph

July 19th, 2012
8:56 am

Yeah these kind of folks are clinging to their guns and religion…

Misty Fyed

July 19th, 2012
8:56 am

If I could talk some sense into some of my conservative brethren…It’s not how many “guns” you have that’s important…It’s how many bullets.

LeeH1

July 19th, 2012
8:57 am

The Bible said it 2,500 years ago in Proverbs: “The instruction of fools is folly.”

And yes, dumb people with guns scare me more than smart people with guns. I’m scared that so many of these people are so easily swayed by racist and political campaigns.

Mr_B

July 19th, 2012
8:57 am

” 2500 page ObamaCare”

Rags can’t count very well. The PPACA is less than a thousand pages and half of that is blank paper. My guess is that it would make about a 450 page paperback. ( but a really boring one.)

Common Damn Sense isn't Very Common

July 19th, 2012
8:58 am

Jay

of course the 2 plans are different.

I just counted the words and ‘the’ was used more times in one than the other :-)

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

July 19th, 2012
8:58 am

Jay – 8:53 – don’t forget the weight … Romneycare WEIGHS less than Obamacare …

Lord Help Us

July 19th, 2012
8:58 am

Show me somebody that is stocking up on AR-15’s and ammo ‘for protection’ and I will show you someone that is about 300 times more likely to hurt himself or someone else accidentally than ever protect himself…

The NRA sold out years ago.

F. Sinkwich

July 19th, 2012
8:58 am

Democrats have a well-earned reputation as gun-grabbing weasels.

Need proof?

Just look at the draconian gun laws in lib ilk Meccas like DC, NY, SF, etc.

It’s common knowledge that Dems would implement such laws nationally if they got the chance. It’s in their DNA.

Now they’re shocked, shocked, that the populace actually believes what they’ve advocated for years.

Go figure.

GT

July 19th, 2012
8:58 am

Political classifications have become a social classification in this generation. If you run with a macho crowd you have to be conservative, if you run with a religious crowd you have to be conservative, if you are liberal you are gay, communist or worse. For these social reasons declaring one’s self open minded especially in the south which has a innate inferiority complex to start with will shut down any popularity your natural personality can muster.

I have notice the most brilliant southern people with facilitate the most brain dead beliefs in fear of not getting into a country club or private school or any other social reward held high. So you have Ivy Leaguers in the south believing gay life is a personal choice, Obama is not born in this country, and illegals are the ruination of this nation. To think differently is not worth the torture to many. Religion gets the same drag of logic because it is not religion people practice it is to be seen that matters. If you are liberal that is not an option in the south, creativity depends upon different, social well being depends on walking a straight line.

Michael

July 19th, 2012
9:00 am

Misty, what are you afraid of? Wouldnt want to live in your skin. Go get you another gun as that will help calm you, at least for awhile.

Goldie

July 19th, 2012
9:00 am

The NRA is pure lunacy and about 38% of the voting population listens to them! Kids carrying guns to school and they don’t want to do ANYTHING to change that… bad for business and bad for tamping down all the paranoia they promote!

:)

TaxPayer

July 19th, 2012
9:00 am

If I ever need a gun I plan to tell the first available con that he or she is actually a brainwashed Muslim plant sent here to commit acts of terrorism and so the patriotic thing to do would be to give me his or her guns so I can protect him or her from him or her self. Hey! It worked with healthcare and taxes.

stands for decibels (SfBA)

July 19th, 2012
9:01 am

Stands.. You wouldn’t buy a gun would you?

Why not? I owned my first lethal bang-shootie thing before I could drive.

Chris Sanchez

July 19th, 2012
9:03 am

Jay,

What is it liberals have against honest, law-abiding citizens exercising their Constitutional right to own firearms? Why do you care if the owner of a business is doing well by selling his/her wares? Is it the success itself or the guns that bother you? Would it help if there were a law requiring gun owners to post a sign on their property stating that guns are present? Many gun owners would love that…and so would criminals.

JKL2

July 19th, 2012
9:03 am

Jm- Everyone should have to buy a gun or pay a tax penalty

Just waiting on obama to pick the winner for us. You know people aren’t smart enough to make a decision on their own.

PM

July 19th, 2012
9:04 am

All this fear-mongering causes people to go buy up all the ammo and guns they can find and suddenly -WOW! The shelves are empty, which is taken as evidence that the bans are happening or mysterious forces are at work. It’s not evidence and there are no mysterious forces. The empty shelves are caused by people buying up all the stuff. Very simple. The gun store owners love this because they get to flip inventory for extra profit -nobody worries about shopping for a bargain when they feel threatened- so there’s no need to worry about matching Walmart’s price for ammo. Heck, in 2008, Walmart was out of ammo for months thanks to this stupid paranoia.

I own a gun and had to stop going to the shooting range because all the jokers were stalking Walmart delivery trucks and buying the stuff the second it was put out for sale. Who bought it? The gun store owners who promptly took it back to their stores and resold it for two or three times the price, all the while telling all their customers how bad it was gonna get just to make sure they bought whatever the store had. The store owners made out like bandits.

So sure, they want to see a repeat of that in 2012. Bring on the fear and extra profit.

joe

July 19th, 2012
9:05 am

With all the communist and marxist “mentors” BHO has had, I’d rather have a stockpile than wait and not be able to secure my home and family. Once bitten, twice shy. If he continues with his class warfare and spending our country into a worthless currency, I’ll at least be protected from the “class” that stages flash mob robberies (see Jacksonville walmart for the latest example). Have a great day.

TaxPayer

July 19th, 2012
9:05 am

Most guns used by criminals are bought in the after-market from cons.

too little time

July 19th, 2012
9:05 am

The NRA likes to put it in your face in order to raise money (I am a gun owner, and don’t agree with this tactic). Actually, the assault on gun ownership is more insidious. They seek to 1) make it harder to get/transfer weapons without leaving a paper trail and 2) make it difficult to get ammunition for the gun. The real threats are things like the EPA regulating lead used in bullets. Or, stopping person-to-person sales of weapons without transferring through an FFL (those with a license to transfer firearms who will use the NICS database), thus adding a fee to every sale and creating a pseudo “registry” of all guns (assuming most guns change hands within a generation).

Most actual gun owners see through the NRA nonsense. They are more concerned about ammunition shortages like occurred in 2008 and persisted for almost two years.

I don’t think people are viewing this election like that in 2008. In 2008, there was real concern that a Democratic led house/senate/whitehouse would act against gun owners. They didn’t, as they were too busy with Obamacare to pay attention to anything else including guns or the economy. This election is not the same, but there is always a concern that the WH will use it’s executive power to rule on some aspect of gun ownership that will be illegal and will take the courts to untangle.

East Lake Ira

July 19th, 2012
9:06 am

So by this reasoning, we’re all getting ponies right?!

Obama’s not saying or doing anything to make me believe I’m getting one so I am!!

JKL2

July 19th, 2012
9:07 am

Jay- So … the two plans are different because the number of pages differ?

Romneycare is a state-run healthcare plan. Obamacare is a tax.

Maybe you should should read it so you can find out all the neat things inside the law…

Joe Hussein Mama

July 19th, 2012
9:08 am

M. Fyed — “Hahaahahah…wow…I wonder how many Priuses were sold because of the “sky is falling” claim of man made global warming.”

Probably not as many as were sold because of the price of gas and the fuel economy Priuses bring with them.

Jay

July 19th, 2012
9:08 am

Chris, I have no objection whatsoever to “honest, law-abiding citizens exercising their Constitutional right to own firearms.” I do have an objection to con men creating and preying upon paranoia.

Are you unable to distinguish between the two? Do you somehow believe that objecting to con men and their con equates to gun-grabbing? I’m having a hard time following your logic here.

MiltonMan

July 19th, 2012
9:08 am

Yes – that crappy 2nd amendment – we need to scrap it right now!

Ask the libs in Chicago how well their guns laws (which have been shot down by the courts) are working for them.

Fast and Furious – Obozo’s attempt to push more gun laws???

godless heathen

July 19th, 2012
9:08 am

What liberal Democratic pol from a large northern city is not a proponent of strict gun control? President Obama?? Sure. He’s good at reading the polls and wise to realize that it’s not a winning position with the American people outside of a few liberal conclaves. He’ll have more latitude after the election (if he’s re-elected), but no congressional support so I do not see any more Clinton-esque gun grabbing in the near future.

Joseph

July 19th, 2012
9:08 am

Mr_B

July 19th, 2012
9:08 am

Let’s see:
The whole “fast and Furious” uproar is about letting people buy guns.
Guns in national parks now OK
In 3 1/2 years not one federal gun control initiative, let alone signed legislation….

That Obama sure is a slippery devil.

Lord Help Us

July 19th, 2012
9:09 am

Actual hunters, be it deer, turkey, quail, dove, hogs and/or even squirrel (yes, I have some dear friends that love them some squirrel) don’t give a squat about the NRA anymore.

NRA pimps are usually the wimps that show up with little hand warmer bags and couldn’t dress or cook anything they accidentally shot in the first place…

lynnie gal

July 19th, 2012
9:09 am

M F seems to believe that liberals do not own firearms and instead sing Kumbaya as protection. As a liberal I can assure MF that is false. I own a gun but I’m also in favor of background checks for mental patients–something conservatives and the NRA fight against, (I suspect) because so many right wingers would fail the background check.

Joe Hussein Mama

July 19th, 2012
9:09 am

M. Fyed — “I still think its a good idea to have subdivisions announce whether they are gun friendly or not. That way all you libs can live together; hold hands and sing kumbaya in peace knowing all your neighbors are gun free.”

What makes you think libs don’t own firearms?

TaxPayer

July 19th, 2012
9:10 am

My lousy aim has forced me to limit my weapons purchases to horse shoes. Or was it, hand grenades. I forget. I do hope I remember which to take to the park the next time we have a friendly game planned.

Joseph

July 19th, 2012
9:10 am

Jay:

Yeah paranoia like telling minority’s that those evil Republicans are gonna take their checks away.. Jay you and your ilk have absolutely no creditably talking about paranoia.

Aquagirl

July 19th, 2012
9:10 am

Would it help if there were a law requiring gun owners to post a sign on their property stating that guns are present? Many gun owners would love that…and so would criminals.

Yes, criminals would love that, because guns are a treasure trove to a burglar. You have to be home to use that gun. Why don’t you post a sign saying “lots of cash and gold coins here?”

There is something weird about this “ooh, criminals are so skeered of me” richard-swinging. Then again, there’s plenty of gun owners who seem to do nothing but sit in the house cleaning their guns and posting paranoid $#!^ on the internet. So maybe they are home all day.

ty webb

July 19th, 2012
9:11 am

personally, I prefer grenades.

Real Scootter

July 19th, 2012
9:11 am

Who bought it? The gun store owners who promptly took it back to their stores and resold it for two or three times the

Piffle!! (thanks GG)

Joseph

July 19th, 2012
9:11 am

Joe Hussein Mama

July 19th, 2012
9:11 am

F. Sinkiewicz — “It’s common knowledge that Dems would implement such laws nationally if they got the chance. It’s in their DNA.”

Don’t do drugs, kids! :D

Mr_B

July 19th, 2012
9:11 am

“Once bitten, twice shy.”

Or in this case, never bitten, just plain paranoid.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

July 19th, 2012
9:13 am

guns and ammo…..

my preciousssssssssssss

can’t let the hobbits get

my preciousssssssssssss

my preciousssssssssssss

JKL2

July 19th, 2012
9:13 am

taxpayer- Most guns used by criminals are bought in the after-market from cons.

Unless your friends with Eric Holder…

“If guns cause crime, then all mine are defective” -Ted Nugent

Joe Hussein Mama

July 19th, 2012
9:14 am

JKL — “Obamacare is a tax.”

No, it’s not, and even the SCOTUS decision didn’t say that it was.

TaxPayer

July 19th, 2012
9:15 am

Then again, there’s plenty of gun owners who seem to do nothing but sit in the house cleaning their guns and posting paranoid $#!^ on the internet. So maybe they are home all day.

They spent all their money on guns and ammo so they cannot afford a vacation.

Jm (LL) -pass TSPLOST silly people

July 19th, 2012
9:15 am

Well I think the NRA is a bit nutty

But I give them credit for this:

Any foreign country would be insane to invade the US

We’re armed to the teeth

Bhorsoft

July 19th, 2012
9:15 am

I used to be an NRA member because I do support the good that they do – gun safety and hunter education, amateur competition, national firearms museum, and other worth while activities. However, they seem to be spending most of their time as a political organization. I would get more e-mail and phone calls from the NRA-ILA about defeating Obama this fall than about anything else. Yes, I want my Second Amendment rights protected but the fear mongering by the NRA is over the top.

I remember after the last election cycle many gun store had photos of President Obama with the caption, “Salesman of the Year.” This year, they need to use LaPierre’s photo.

MiltonMan

July 19th, 2012
9:16 am

“Most guns used by criminals are bought in the after-market from cons.”

Proof?

Thomas Heyward Jr.

July 19th, 2012
9:16 am

The Soros-approved Romney is a gun grabber too.See is Mass-record.
.
But you faux/conned conservatives be sure to vote for him this coming election..ya heah.

gadem

July 19th, 2012
9:16 am

It is amazing that in conservative world, time travel is possible. It is real…People have traveled back in time to create President Obama. And now Hollywood traveled all the way back to 1993 to create DC Comics character Bane to slight Mitt Romney. It must be cool to travel back in time to change the future…

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/rush-limbaugh-takes-batman-dark-knight-rises-features-villain-a-deliberate-ploy-impune-mitt-romney-article-1.1116479

carlosgvv

July 19th, 2012
9:17 am

“if people really want to believe something, even something manifestly ridiculous, illogical and countermanded by facts, they will still find a way to do so.”

The above is a perfect description of fundamentalist Christians who actually believe the fables of the Bible. It is not suprising that these same “compasionate conservatives” are the very ones who are packing the gun stores and turning their homes into armed camps. It is even less suprising that these same mindless loons are the voting backbone of today’s Republican Party.

It looks like America will set a record in going from a modern industrial power to a third world hack state.

Jefferson

July 19th, 2012
9:17 am

Bullets go bad.

JKL2

July 19th, 2012
9:18 am

Jay- .” I do have an objection to con men creating and preying upon paranoia.

Exhibit 2: President obama.

Those evil Republicans are going to take away your Social Security/healthcare/poison your drinking water etc, etc, blah blah blah…

TaxPayer

July 19th, 2012
9:18 am

“Most guns used by criminals are bought in the after-market from cons.”

Proof?

Cons proclaim that liberals do not own guns so who they gonna turn to, ye of short memory.

Joe Hussein Mama

July 19th, 2012
9:19 am

Joseph — “I guess this is what Jay don’t want to talk about….”

Blogspot and Wordpress are ready whenever you are, Champ.

TaxPayer

July 19th, 2012
9:19 am

Those evil Republicans are going to take away your Social Security/healthcare/poison your drinking water etc, etc, blah blah blah…

Let me guess, you need proof.

Joe Hussein Mama

July 19th, 2012
9:19 am

Jefferson — “Bullets go bad.”

Only if you leave them out on the kitchen counter all night.

Joseph

July 19th, 2012
9:20 am

Joe Hussein Mama:

You are clearly uninformed….

The Act provides that this “penalty”
will be paid to the Internal Revenue Service with an individual’s taxes, and “shall be assessed and collected in the same manner” as tax
penalties. §§5000A(c), (g)(1).

godless heathen

July 19th, 2012
9:20 am

This is a prime example of why folks should be allowed to pack….

Who says there is never any good news in the paper?

MiltonMan

July 19th, 2012
9:20 am

“Yes, criminals would love that, because guns are a treasure trove to a burglar. You have to be home to use that gun. Why don’t you post a sign saying “lots of cash and gold coins here?””

How many thugs have been killed by cash/gold coins vs. a nice warm lead slug being introduced into their carcass???

TaxPayer

July 19th, 2012
9:21 am

Bullets go bad.

I heard that you have to burn the old ones and buy new ones once a year. :lol:

Disclaimer: Please don’t try this at home, cons.

Joseph

July 19th, 2012
9:22 am

Joe Hussein Mama:

Making libs foam at the mouth is my hobby… I can’t do that at Blogspot or Wordpress because you loons would never subscribe to my blog…….

MiltonMan

July 19th, 2012
9:23 am

“Cons proclaim that liberals do not own guns so who they gonna turn to, ye of short memory.”

…and this has absolutely nothing to do with the original question. Pathetic attempt on trying to deflect.

I asked a rather simple question that could be easily satisfied with a link – even one to Huffington yet you default to typical lib logic mode.

Joe Hussein Mama

July 19th, 2012
9:23 am

Joseph — “You are clearly uninformed….”

Nope. I’m better informed than you.

“The Act provides that this “penalty”
will be paid to the Internal Revenue Service with an individual’s taxes, and “shall be assessed and collected in the same manner” as tax
penalties. §§5000A(c), (g)(1).”

Not if you’ve got insurance already. I won’t be penalized. Therefore, not a tax.

And once again, even the SCOTUS didn’t say it was a tax, and I’m sure they’re better informed that you or me on the topic.