LETTER: An official ban helps spur sales

2013-01-23T22:32:00Z LETTER: An official ban helps spur salesBy Gary Barr, Charleston JG-TC.com
January 23, 2013 10:32 pm  • 

What three letter word stimulates the economy the most? If you guessed “ban” you are correct! Who could have seen this coming? My guess is only 80-90 million gun owners!

When someone tells you, “you can’t have something,” you are going to do whatever it takes to get it. Most gun owners I know, began stock piling guns and ammo the day after John McCain was defeated in 2008. We have had four years to prepare and our time was not wasted!

The only reason that gun bans were not a hot topic during the king’s first term was because he wanted a second term to do more damage to the Republic!!

Many people are buying semi-automatic weapons who have no clue how to use them. Others are buying them to re-sell on the internet to triple their money. How cool is that? Isn’t capitalism great!!

Gun owners are ok with background checks to purchase guns and ammo. The great state of graft and corruption has been doing this for years. For me, that is where regulation ends.

A wise old man once said, “When you sacrifice liberty for security you have neither.”

Join the NRA. Thousands are doing just that on a daily basis.

In closing, remember when guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.

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(15) Comments

  1. Hary P
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    Hary P - January 30, 2013 6:45 am
    My spell check changed Wayne's last name spelling and I didn't catch it. Sloppy work on my part. I'm reasonably sue sheepie will chime in too. I'm surprised Rosie this one pass.
  2. Time Lord
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    Time Lord - January 29, 2013 10:26 pm
    Who is Wayne Laure?
  3. sheepdog
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    sheepdog - January 29, 2013 3:06 pm
    "Every time one of those two scumbags speaks, the paranoid loser in the NRA run out and stock up."

    Actually, Harbob, you can thank your whacko brethren. You see when whackos like Cuomo state publicly that they embrace "confiscation", people tend to look at gov't differently. There are other whackos that want to outlaw all semi-auto pistols, rifles, and shotguns.

    Hey....wait a minute....Harbob, didn't you suggest that very thing?
  4. Hary P
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    Hary P - January 29, 2013 2:34 pm
    Wayne Laure and his Fellow NRA spokesman Teddy Nugent should be working on commission. Every time one of those two scumbags speaks, the paranoid losers in the NRA run out and stock up. So much in fact the manufacturers of these death machines can't keep up. I'll forgo my usual LOL because it's nothing to laugh about.
  5. sheepdog
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    sheepdog - January 29, 2013 7:42 am
    "What do you think Sheepdog?"

    Why else did the National Shooting Sports Foundation name him gun salesman of the year for '09? Of course that's the reason. Ammo is practically non-existent at present. Check out Wal Mart's inventory of .22lr. Even target ammo! AR's and AK's have tripled in price. Firearms & ammunition manufacturers can't keep up with demand. Maybe this is his way of stimulating the economy. Could this be yet another one of those unintended consequences thingys?
  6. Bps
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    Bps - January 28, 2013 4:59 pm


    "firearms industry analysts point to soaring numbers -- including first-time gun buyers now making up a quarter of all sales"

    ... seems the "bill of rights trampling --- gun grabbers" you leftists put in charge sure making lots-o-converts out among the people

    What do you think Sheepdog

    ... Is HP's anointed one & crew the #1 reason the public is buying guns & ammo at an all time record rate?

  7. sheepdog
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    sheepdog - January 27, 2013 6:00 pm
    I wouldn't go there Heavy. If you suggest that he and bob are one in the same, he'll say that YOU'RE paranoid for your inference, then claim you're posting as someone else.

    And, you're not the only one that's noticed that Hary has been regularly ducking my questions. What else can he do? Like most wild eyed gun-grabbers, he doesn't truly believe what he spews. Anyone foolish enough to debate me on the issue would be made a fool of. It's easier & safer just to stay silent when challenged.
  8. Hary P
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    Hary P - January 26, 2013 7:13 am
    Other than your fellow supporters, you don't seem to be winning any converts. I'm just trying to help you out. I would think you would show a little appreciation for my efforts. LOL!
  9. heavyweight
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    heavyweight - January 25, 2013 12:43 pm
    It wouldn't have anything to do with Gov. Cuomo saying that "confiscation is a possibility" would it? Didn't you recently compare the NRA to the KKK? Now the Nazis? And YOU are the one referring to THEIR "paranoid" membership? I've also noticed that you've been ducking Sheep Dog's gun control questions lately. Humm...interesting. Some of the similarities between you and Father Bob are uncanny.
  10. sheepdog
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    sheepdog - January 25, 2013 11:42 am
    Now THAT was witty!
  11. Hary P
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    Hary P - January 25, 2013 10:10 am
    If you value our 2nd amendment, join the NRA or don't squawk about them!

    If the NRA really wanted to increase heir membership they should be offering a souvenir sized piece of their hero Teddy Nugent's underwear to join. I'm sure they've had time to dry out by now. Their members could proudly display it along side their Confederate flags and other gun paraphernalia.
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    - January 25, 2013 7:10 am
    The rush to stock up on guns and ammo is the results of the NRA's propaganda efforts directed towards their paranoid and insecure membership. It's really sad to see a group of supposed adults being duped by a lobbyist organization who's only objective is to get more guns on the streets. Not since the Nazi movement have we seen such blatant propaganda. Like Nazi propaganda, the NRA appeals to it's sheep- like membership's patriotism, insecurities and paranoia.
  13. Rosanna
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    Rosanna - January 24, 2013 1:12 pm
    "What three letter word stimulates the economy the most?"

    Didn't Joe Biden tell us that "three letter word" was "J-O-B-S"?

    Don't worry, old uncle Joe does have a way with words, but I won't quote the "four letter words" that he uses.
  14. sheepdog
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    sheepdog - January 24, 2013 12:43 pm
    You mean this letter has been on the board for 14 plus hours and no rabid gun grabbers have commented.

    Mr. Barr, your letter makes all the sense in the world to me. I'm sure the Harys, bobs and Peggys of the world will disagree. It's no wonder that the National Shooting Sports Foundation named Barry as "Gun Salesman of the Year" in '09. They'll probably name him "Gun Salesman of the Decade" soon. Atta boy, Barry!

    If you value our 2nd amendment, join the NRA or don't squawk about them!
  15. Peggy's_Soapbox
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    Peggy's_Soapbox - January 24, 2013 11:18 am
    This kind of adolescent attitude is a big part of the problem of getting gun violence under control. Grow up!

    As to that 'wise man' who said 'When you sacrifice liberty for security, you have neither,' what came to my mind was the image of fenced schools where armed guards patrol the halls, and maybe teachers have guns, or at least, bullet-proof whiteboards they can hide behind in case of attack. Good guys with guns vs bad guys with guns. Security, maybe. Liberty, certainly not.
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