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  • Anonymous

    The civil war is coming folks…start mapping out your neighbors who are anti-gun now and purchase firearms via private sale

    • Rocky4

      ….and buy ammo, in bulk.

      • Anonymous

        and tin foil. Lots of tin foil.

        • Rocky4

          The ammo I bought 4 years ago has almost doubled in price.
          I’ll guarantee you that NONE of your investments performed
          that well. ;=)

          • Anonymous

            That’s why the NRA is financed by gun and ammo manufacturers but loves its membership. All they have to do is breath the word “Obama”, demand spikes, prices go up and the membership rushes out to line the pockets of the manufacturers. Heck of a racket, if you ask me.

          • Rocky4

            O’Bummer has done more for guns & ammo sales than
            any other single person or event in the history of the world!

          • Anonymous

            All that with virtually no gun legislation presented. Like I say, pass the tin foil.

          • Rocky4

            I guess you haven’t heard his comments after the Newtown
            shooting. And you probably haven’t noticed that he appointed
            Joe (anti-gun) Biden to head up the commission to present
            a “plan” & legislation on more gun control laws. The same Biden that wrote the gun legislation in the 90’s that did no good at all.
            Try & keep up…….. please.

          • Anonymous

            You got that right!

          • Anonymous

            Actually the Black Panthers have that distinction. in September 1965, right after the riots in Watts, gun sales across the country tripled and ownership of guns went up 25%.

          • Anonymous

            We were just discussing that very thing. If I could sell the ammunition I have purchased and stored in the basement over the years, I would indeed be far wealthier.
            But then, I am smart enough not to sell what I will need in the future.

          • Anonymous

            Be sure it stays dry & cool.

          • Anonymous

            On pallets @ 68F.

          • Anonymous

            Nice return on investment!
            Time to reap your rewards and spend some on yourself.

        • Anonymous

          You betcha….you’re gonna need it!

    • Anonymous

      We shouldn’t have to worry about anarchists like you. Maybe we should keep track of you. Incidentally, I’m not anti-gun so stay away.

    • Anonymous

      And NEVER leave your residence! Stay inside in a crouched position and you should be just fine.

      Good luck you patriots!

  • Anonymous

    We have to keep continual pressure on those who value individual rights over the greater public good. Hopefully the President will help us draft new legislation banning deadly assault weapons. At least it would be a start. But we have to keep the conversation alive every day to remind others that no one is safe from mass violence on America’s streets.

    Write, call, and email asking for a ban on semi-automatic assault weapons and
    high capacity ammunition clips – VP Biden, President Obama, your local
    Senators and and Representatives.

    Also, ask for gun control legislation that includes the following
    1) Thorough background check on everyone wishing to purchase a gun, even at gun shows.
    2) 30 day waiting period before gun purchase, during which prospective gun owners must complete a training class in gun safety.
    3) No more than 1 gun purchased every 30 days.
    4) Registration of all guns and re-registration every year with local police department.
    5) All gun owners must purchase gun insurance.

    • Anonymous

      Absolutely NOT!

      • Anonymous

        If you favor ownership of assault weapons over public safety, then you don’t deserve to own a gun.

        • Anonymous

          First, unelightened one, the term “assault weapons” was conjured up by a gang of bleeding heart, left wing, liberal, pinko, anti-gun cry babies….demorats all…to create fear in the hearts of the unintelligent masses.
          The proper nomenclature of side arms and shoulder fired weapons carried by the US military and law enforcement is:
          semi-automatic hand gun
          semi-automatic rifle
          automatic rifle
          sub-machine gun
          Add these terms to your vocabulary.
          Secondly, and speaking only for myself, I own several semi-automatic hand guns and rifles, and more than one automatic rifle and more than one submachine gun……all legal. And, numerous “high capacity magazines” to accompany the aforementioned.
          And, although you will not comprehend this, the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution gives me the right to do so.
          And lastly, my ownership and possession of said firearms, along with my CCF permit, contributes greatly to your “public safety” term. If you have to ask why, then you will never understand.

        • Anonymous

          “The public” (who ever that is) is Perfectly safe from my “arms” as long as they don’t show up here after dark (when the gates close) or with evil intent.

      • Anonymous

        I agree. It’s way too reasonable.

    • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

      You are cordially invited to buy a one way ticket out of the U.S. You get to choose the destination.

      • Anonymous

        After you.

    • Anonymous

      Where do you draw the line with “the greater public good”???????? Furthermore, who is the arbiter of what constitutes “the greater public good”????? You???? Barack Obama??? Our Constitution (and nation) is based on individual rights. Once you start down the road of what is essentially the collective, where do you draw the line. The problem with your thinking is that banning weapons will stop mass violence, which is simply not true. So you ban semi-automatic “assault” weapons, only to see the collective decide that hunting rifles are unsafe, then handguns, then shotguns, and on and on. I would remind you that a ban on assault weapons has alrdeady been tried and, predictably, failed because the dirty little secret is that it didn’t work. Criminals still managed to find and use them. Most of the other things you think should be legislated are patently ridiculous, because they make absolutely no sense. Registration and re-registration with the police department places undue burden on the police departments. Gun insurance to insure against what? If I wish to purchase 2, 3, or 10 guns in 30 days, that’s my business- one of my brothers is a gun collector, as are many people in Maine. The one thing Adam Lanza’s mother could have done to prevent the horrible Connecticut tragedy was readily available- a gun lock. For whatever reason, she didn’t place them on her guns. Finally, the United Nations has absolutely, positively NO business mandating gun laws in this country and neither does Barack Obama. I firmly believe that the vast majority of sensible citizens of the U.S. would agree.

  • Anonymous

    Whow, Whow, the U.N. for sure has the NRA President David Keene’s back! Time for everyone to get their assault weapons, find a bunker and take aim… Oh, wait, I was using my assault waepon to hunt rabbits… Yes, rabbits, you know, they multiply almost as fast as my assault weapon can discharge…

  • Anonymous

    The UN. A body of anti US fear mongerers.
    Anyone care to explain why the UN should be drafting a treaty that regulates ANYTHING within the United States of America? Rubbish.
    The UN, to which We The People support with our tax dollars to the tune of 25% of their corrupt, comtemptible agenda, should not receive another dime of US dollars. They can move to France or Russia, or Iraq, but get the hell out of the USA!

    • Anonymous

      You might want to read the article instead of American Rifleman.

    • Anonymous

      The UN should have nothing to do with “our” 2nd Amendment. Keep playing with the UN and we won’t have a 1st. Amendment either. Half the countries in the UN hate everything about the US.

      • Anonymous

        The UN will not have anything to do with the 2nd amendment.

      • Anonymous

        Right you are!!

  • Anonymous

    This is another attempt by the Obama administration to “bait and switch!” First they will try to put gun owners to sleep with “we support the 2nd amendment” until they have the treaty in place, then the switch will start!

    Last night it was reported on the news that Governor Cuomo of New York (a Democrat) has said that all gun control options were on the table including confiscation or forced sale of some to the state (another form of confiscation.) If he were running for election now, the first words out of his mouth would be “I support the 2nd amendment and the right to bear arms!” But he is not now running for election and hopes that the voters will forget before the next election! However, the governor may have done gun owners a real favor by bringing to the forefront the real objective of the anti-second amendment crowd which has always been either complete ban or confiscation of private firearms.

    The evidence was clear before November 6 that Obama and his entire administration was anti-second amendment. Any gun owner that voted for Obama did so despite this clear evidence.

    Even today if one expresses concern about Obama’s attitude toward gun ownership, they are immediately branded as paranoid. However, his actions belie this claim. It is clear that Obama (in his second term) is running for the title of the “most despicable” president – he already has earned the title of “the worst” president (in my lifetime!)

  • Anonymous

    I have always suspected that the National rifle Association represents the gun manufacturers more than the gun owners It has 4,000,000 members officially and as that is a very small part of the actual gun owners, the money from dues would not give them near the political clout that they do without a massive influx of money from the gun manufacturers.

    This would well explain their often extreme positions on weapon ownership, not to mention the endless scare tactics, more to drive up gun sales and manufacturing profits then to protect the gun owners.

  • Anonymous

    The next time someone pleads the Second Amendment for gun ownership, tell them that the American Declaration of Independence says all citizens are entitled to “Life, liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” This includes the right to be free from mass violence. Thomas Jefferson averred that this birthright is, “namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.” GUNS MAKE NO ONE SAFER!!

    • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

      You want to quote Thomas Jefferson, fine. Then we’ll quote him together.

      In 1785 Thomas Jefferson wrote to his fifteen-year-old nephew, Peter Carr, regarding what he considered the best form of exercise: “…I advise the gun. While this gives a moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprize, and independance to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks.”

      • Anonymous

        Except I’m sure Jefferson knew how to spell “independence” and enterprise.” Illiteracy is still no excuse to put your rights above public safety.

        • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

          This quote is taken directly from Jefferson’s letter, spelled as he spelled it. The spelling of the two words are archaic spellings. Is archaic an unfamiliar word to you? It never hurts to pick up a dictionary on occasion, seriously.

          • Anonymous

            The supercilious liberals believe they are the worlds foremost authority on every subject.

            Ben Franklin said that “He who puts his security above his liberty deserves neither liberty nor security.” He said this so many times in so many different ways that this thought must have been part of his core beliefs.

          • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

            Your right, but even though I’d have more success talking to a wall, I still have to respond to them sometimes.

    • Anonymous

      An opinion is like a butt hole, everyone has one.

      Of course your opinion is wrong, or the army would give up its guns, and the police departments would give up theirs.

      • Anonymous

        Tux, this legislation is NOT aimed at the military or law enforcement. It is aimed at private gun owners.

        • Anonymous

          You wrote “GUNS MAKE NO ONE SAFER!!” I countered that argument, very well if I do say so myself.

          • Anonymous

            Sure Katz, guns make us safer, just like War = Peace.

    • Anonymous

      Your rights stop where mine begin. I don’t know when you liberated baby geniuses will begin to understand that you can’t legislate morality. Guns DO make one safer and the first time somebody tries to break into my home when I’m in it will become an object lesson in how I’m correct.

  • Anonymous

    I’m sick of the NRA.

    • Anonymous

      Oil, Guns, Religion…It’s amazing and saddening the power these organizations hold over the US Government.

      • Anonymous

        Oil holds power over the US government only because US citizens DEMAND inexpensive energy.

    • Anonymous

      The NRA is sick ofr you, too.

  • Guest

    The NRA is immoral.

  • Anonymous

    Would the government execute a disaster to get its agenda across?

    I question this “New World Order” espoused by politicians of every different stripe. The Swiss were forced to change their 500 year old national flag as part of the price of entering the European Union. What will US citizens give up to become members of the world order? Perhaps our Constitution?

  • Anonymous

    Obviously the NRA is only concerned with the gun manufacturers and exporters. So what’s new? And since when does either group have delegates to the UN?

  • goodbrothah

    Yea well, we are sick of you too. Gangsters dont buy Guns at Maine Military, they but them from the trunk of someones car in new york, a state notoriously anti-gun. And high powered rifles are no more use at close range than a 38 special anyhow. Look at the stats. Most firearms deaths are committed with a small caliber firearm gangsters dont snipe each other from a distance.

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