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Post by LostShadow225 on Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:35 pm

Obama's Election Sparks Gun Sales
Up in Arms: Post-Election Fears Cause Surge in Gun Sales

By RYAN OWENS

Nov. 7, 2008—

While shoppers are cutting back on almost everything, sales of one item are suddenly soaring -- guns. Buyers across the country are snapping up firearms at a record pace

At 9 a.m. today, the counter was already crowded at Cheaper Than Dirt, a discount gun and ammunition store in Fort Worth, Texas.

"Everyone is here for the same reason: Buy it now or you're not going to have a chance in the future," said Charlie Street, a gun owner.

At Cheaper Than Dirt alone, more than $100,000 in guns and ammunition have been sold every day since Election Day. Buyers are stocking up before President-elect Barack Obama takes office.

"Election Day, people wake up and say, 'Obama, oh my!'" said Dewayne Irwin, owner of Cheaper Than Dirt. "It's the knee-jerk reaction but it's good for business."

Business is so good that Irwin spent the morning furiously calling suppliers to find more guns.

"You can't find an AK-47 from a distributor anywhere in the nation," Irwin said, looking at his computer and checking on inventory.

Sales are brisk across the West. Background checks for new gun owners jumped 15 percent last month, according to Federal Bureau of Investigation data.

Colorado just set a record for the highest number of background checks for new gun owners, nearly 1,500 in a single day, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

Obama says he supports the right to bear arms with reasonable restrictions. But that has not been enough reassurance for some people or enough to quell the spreading fear among gun owners.

The National Rifle Association Web site encouraged NRA members to go out and buy guns.The site's news scroll read, "Gun stores report brisk business after Obama election >>>> Run on Guns in Texas!"

Some guns are selling more than others. Assault rifles are especially popular because Obama supports renewing the expired federal ban on assault weapons.

For some voters, issues like the economy took precedence over gun control.

"One of the strangest things I've had happen in the past few weeks was that I've had people coming in here wearing Obama buttons and Obama T-shirts," Glen Parshall, owner of a local Fort Worth gun shop. "[They] tell me they're in here to buy them before he bans them."

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Post by ZeroCool on Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:34 pm

I'm gunna be very pissed off if he bans them before march Crying or Very sad

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Post by Unforsaken on Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:57 pm

Hey, march is the longest, we looking at jan-feb hopefull!

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Post by LostShadow225 on Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:51 pm

does that mean i can't shoot guns at a shooting range?

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Post by Unforsaken on Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:08 pm

You are in luck miss, it just so happens I know some people that have a few guns that you can shoot!!!

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Post by ZeroCool on Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:06 pm

I can think of 2 on this board that have them, muahahahahah

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Post by LostShadow225 on Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:41 pm

i like my knife

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Post by mellowyellow on Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:52 am

lol...your turning into one of them

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Post by Unforsaken on Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:25 pm

But it is a damn nice knife, although I had to laugh when i needed to cut a skate lace yesterday and went for the trusty pocket knife that is being trusty for someone else. Luckily skates include a sharp blade, but I still grabbed another knife after that, just in case!

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Post by LostShadow225 on Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:48 am

sorry!

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Post by ZeroCool on Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:44 am

I like knives mostly just katanas or sharp objects of that nature.

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Post by Unforsaken on Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:33 pm

No sorry's, just was funny is all. And Zero, what would the point of a blunt edged knife or katana? Do we need to specify sharp objects?

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Post by ZeroCool on Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:23 am

yes we do

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Post by Unforsaken on Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:46 pm

No. We Don't.

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Post by LostShadow225 on Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:30 pm

yes. we do.

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Post by ZeroCool on Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:46 pm

I got nothing

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Post by Unforsaken on Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:54 pm

Lady.

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Post by LostShadow225 on Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:45 pm

Dude.

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Post by ZeroCool on Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:41 pm

man

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Post by LostShadow225 on Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:42 am

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Post by ZeroCool on Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:19 pm

regin

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Post by LostShadow225 on Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:40 pm

its reggin.. two (2) g's buddy. hahaha

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Post by ZeroCool on Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:09 pm

ehhh, english was never my strong point, i spwell vewry wewll.

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Post by Unforsaken on Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:29 am

nice spleling tewl!

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