Area gun sales, fears rising

Area gun sales, fears rising

There are 7574 comments on the North Port Sun story from Nov 14, 2012, titled Area gun sales, fears rising. In it, North Port Sun reports that:

Gun stores in Charlotte County have experienced increased sales since Election Day as local gun owners brace for an anticipated restriction of gun laws following the re-election of President Barack Obama.

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xxxrayted

Brook Park, OH

#2458 Jan 2, 2013
Frank wrote:
One could argue that it is Reagan who is the father of our massive national debt. Reagan tripled the national debt in his eight years in office with his obsession of the cold war. Reagan got Congress to cut taxes but never made the proportionate spending cuts. On his watch the debt surpassed a once-unheard-of $1 trillion in Reagan's first year in office, and it was nearly $3 trillion when he left. A modern precedent had been set. A scant 22 years after he left office, the debt has ballooned to $14 trillion with an additional $1.5 trillion coming this fiscal year. Except for wars and economic depressions, this growth in debt was virtually unprecedented. Even during the Vietnam War, the rise of the Great Society and the "guns and butter" debate of the '60s, the federal debt rose only from about $285 billion in 1960 to $370 billion in 1970.
How is it that the slow job growth and fiscal problems are the Republican Congresses fault toady and when Reagan was President, it was him who was at fault for the spending?
just another guy

Denver, CO

#2459 Jan 2, 2013
Spocko wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry Forrest, but you conservative troglodytes never change! You love to wield the “will of the Founding Fathers” like a sword. How hypocritical. In their day, these men were the leading edge of progressivism!
It was progressive thought that gave us freedom of speech, democracy, abolished slavery, replaced superstition with science, and in so doing, dragged the conservatives kicking and screaming into the future (as usual). If we want to prepare, we must continually revamp antiquated thinking with new ideas.
As for freedom, it was not a conservative idea. Had conservatism prevailed, we would all be paying allegiance to the King. While the liberals prevailed among the leading elite, conservatives did their best to install George Washington as the King of the New World!
So much for your misguided fantasy of progressives ...
You still try to justify your stupidity by bastardizing terms. Today's "progressives" are at the forefront of removing liberty. Look at their stance on guns, their fomenting class warfare and racism, their insistence on "political correctness".

Today's "progressives" have no new ideas. They are attempting to retread socialism as a "new idea".
just another guy

Denver, CO

#2460 Jan 2, 2013
Frank wrote:
One could argue that it is Reagan who is the father of our massive national debt. Reagan tripled the national debt in his eight years in office with his obsession of the cold war. Reagan got Congress to cut taxes but never made the proportionate spending cuts. On his watch the debt surpassed a once-unheard-of $1 trillion in Reagan's first year in office, and it was nearly $3 trillion when he left. A modern precedent had been set. A scant 22 years after he left office, the debt has ballooned to $14 trillion with an additional $1.5 trillion coming this fiscal year. Except for wars and economic depressions, this growth in debt was virtually unprecedented. Even during the Vietnam War, the rise of the Great Society and the "guns and butter" debate of the '60s, the federal debt rose only from about $285 billion in 1960 to $370 billion in 1970.
You could argue that , but you would lose to those who know the truth. Reagan reduced tax rates. He also reduced or eliminated many deductions. This resulted in a near doubling of tax revenues.

The dem congress promised $2 in spending cuts for each $1 in new tax revenue. They never delivered.(Sound familiar? Think about our latest "deal")

Sorry Charlie.

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#2461 Jan 2, 2013
Spocko wrote:
<quoted text>According to you retarded logic we ought to outlaw life as life kills more people every day than any other cause - moron!
You not only have no common sense, you just proved you have no sense at all. The irony is you calling me a moron and describing my logic as retarded, when its you changing my logic to fit your needs.

“Reduce immigration levels”

Since: Dec 06

Kings Mountain, NC

#2462 Jan 2, 2013
Fox News Parody About Gun-Free Zones Stopping Crime
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#2463 Jan 2, 2013
eternal cynic wrote:
<quoted text>I did that for him. The Daily Kos. Blaming the NRA for those deaths is like Blaming Budweiser for drunk driving.
Thank you for outing him. I knew it was bogus info, and when he didn't reply, it was confirmed.
You are exactly right.
Judge

Rochester, KY

#2464 Jan 2, 2013
eternal cynic wrote:
<quoted text>
I did that for him. The Daily Kos. Blaming the NRA for those deaths is like Blaming Budweiser for drunk driving.
Actually Miller Brewing Co. was sued for just that almost 10 years ago. Client's lawyer showed to jury a commercial that had ran on TV were a group pulls up to a camp fire with enough beer to float a boat. No way home for any of them out in the deep woods than to drive home. After two days of testimony the trial was stopped by Miller. Settlement out of court for the lady who's husband had been killed by a dunk driver was 7 figures.

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#2465 Jan 2, 2013
Spocko wrote:
<quoted text>The ignorance in your blissful stupidity is nothing short of spectacular. In fact, if it was not for your cranium you'd have to carry a pound of dog shit in a plastic baggy!!!
Is that your version if trying to sound intelligent? You screwed the pooch! It's funny you think the human brain weighs a pound. Your's is the only one that meets that criteria.

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#2466 Jan 2, 2013
Spocko wrote:
<quoted text>Huh? What is big government (other than a t-bag talking point)?
When did big government begin? Right-wingers seem to think federal spending went out of control around their tenth birthday, clearly none of you have any sort of historical perspective.
Washington formed its big spending habit long before any living conservative was born, and long before Franklin or Teddy Roosevelt. According to “real” historians the turn away from strong limits on federal government was the Civil War.
As a percentage of GDP, U.S. government spending lingered in the low single-digit range all the way through to the 1930s, peaked at 45% in 1944, troughed at 12% in 1948 (the first full year after World War II demobilization), and stands at 21% today.

President Lincoln levied real estate, excise, sales, and license taxes on a wide range of goods and services, and imposed an income tax on all incomes over $600 ($10,500 in 1995 prices) at rates ranging from 5% to 10%. To enforce it all, Lincoln introduced the Internal Revenue bureaucracy. Lincoln also raised tariffs from an average of 20% to an average of 47% by war's end. Republican protectionism continued to dominate trade policy...for the next three-quarters of a century.

Establishing a permanently big government were the large spending programs and new federal agencies that started with the Civil War and never ended. The federal government's first system of old-age and disability insurance was veterans' pensions, which grew from 2% of all federal spending in 1866 to 29% in 1884. The Department of Agriculture began during the war, as did the Government Printing Office, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and the National Academy of Sciences--set up in 1863 to seek technological innovations useful for the war effort. The first federal Department of Education wasn't created in 1867.
More liberal propaganda!
xxxrayted

Brook Park, OH

#2467 Jan 2, 2013
Judge wrote:
<quoted text>Actually Miller Brewing Co. was sued for just that almost 10 years ago. Client's lawyer showed to jury a commercial that had ran on TV were a group pulls up to a camp fire with enough beer to float a boat. No way home for any of them out in the deep woods than to drive home. After two days of testimony the trial was stopped by Miller. Settlement out of court for the lady who's husband had been killed by a dunk driver was 7 figures.
Have a link to that story? If true, it shows you just how fragile our society has become. You can sue for anything including a state where a mass shooting took place. Make money off of the bodies of dead children.

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#2468 Jan 2, 2013
eternal cynic wrote:
<quoted text>
I did that for him. The Daily Kos. Blaming the NRA for those deaths is like Blaming Budweiser for drunk driving.
"Personal responsibility" really is a foreign concept to these libtards.

“O'er the land of the free ? ”

Since: Jan 09

Don't Tread On Me

#2469 Jan 2, 2013
Armed Veteran wrote:
<quoted text>
"Personal responsibility" really is a foreign concept to these libtards.
It is so much easier to blame a gun when they the blamer knows the gun can not talk back , but if it could !

In Japan when a CEO bankrupts a company and investors lose money and workers lose jobs their culture dictates suicide for the shame is to great.

Back home in America we don't have the space in the morgues.

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#2470 Jan 3, 2013
Spocko wrote:
<quoted text>
The ignorance in your blissful stupidity is nothing short of spectacular. In fact, if it was not for your cranium you'd have to carry a pound of dog shit in a plastic baggy!!!
You are unable to dispute so you lash out like an angry child. Class act you liberals follow.

Did you get your Obama phone yet?

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#2471 Jan 3, 2013
Spocko wrote:
<quoted text>
Huh? What is big government (other than a t-bag talking point)?
When did big government begin? Right-wingers seem to think federal spending went out of control around their tenth birthday, clearly none of you have any sort of historical perspective.
Washington formed its big spending habit long before any living conservative was born, and long before Franklin or Teddy Roosevelt. According to “real” historians the turn away from strong limits on federal government was the Civil War.
As a percentage of GDP, U.S. government spending lingered in the low single-digit range all the way through to the 1930s, peaked at 45% in 1944, troughed at 12% in 1948 (the first full year after World War II demobilization), and stands at 21% today.
President Lincoln levied real estate, excise, sales, and license taxes on a wide range of goods and services, and imposed an income tax on all incomes over $600 ($10,500 in 1995 prices) at rates ranging from 5% to 10%. To enforce it all, Lincoln introduced the Internal Revenue bureaucracy. Lincoln also raised tariffs from an average of 20% to an average of 47% by war's end. Republican protectionism continued to dominate trade policy...for the next three-quarters of a century.
Establishing a permanently big government were the large spending programs and new federal agencies that started with the Civil War and never ended. The federal government's first system of old-age and disability insurance was veterans' pensions, which grew from 2% of all federal spending in 1866 to 29% in 1884. The Department of Agriculture began during the war, as did the Government Printing Office, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and the National Academy of Sciences--set up in 1863 to seek technological innovations useful for the war effort. The first federal Department of Education wasn't created in 1867.
Plagiarize much? Lifted completely from David Henderson’s article of 12/9/96. You call others blissfully stupid yet are unable to use your own words or give credit to others.

It was published so it must be true. Nice try.

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#2472 Jan 3, 2013
Judge wrote:
<quoted text>Actually Miller Brewing Co. was sued for just that almost 10 years ago. Client's lawyer showed to jury a commercial that had ran on TV were a group pulls up to a camp fire with enough beer to float a boat. No way home for any of them out in the deep woods than to drive home. After two days of testimony the trial was stopped by Miller. Settlement out of court for the lady who's husband had been killed by a dunk driver was 7 figures.
Yes, so that’s proof Miller Brewing was actually guilty. The trial never should have seen a court date. People unwilling to accept responsibility for their own actions. You choose to drink and you accept all the risks associated with drinking alcohol. Sometimes companies will settle to avoid costs, sometimes they’ll settle to avoid negative publicity.

Cite the case so it can be reviewed. Prove your statement, if you can.

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#2473 Jan 3, 2013
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
<quoted text>
More liberal propaganda!
Yes and plagiarized from a 1996 CNN Money article.

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#2474 Jan 3, 2013
Armed Veteran wrote:
<quoted text>
"Personal responsibility" really is a foreign concept to these libtards.
Of course, the individual can’t be responsible. Must be the fault of some big corporation or defect in society.

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#2475 Jan 3, 2013
Judge wrote:
<quoted text>Actually Miller Brewing Co. was sued for just that almost 10 years ago. Client's lawyer showed to jury a commercial that had ran on TV were a group pulls up to a camp fire with enough beer to float a boat. No way home for any of them out in the deep woods than to drive home. After two days of testimony the trial was stopped by Miller. Settlement out of court for the lady who's husband had been killed by a dunk driver was 7 figures.
Sounds ridiculous! Who says they weren't planning to camp all night?

Maybe all these actors should be sued despite their appeals for gun control. Such hypocrisy!
http://m.youtube.com/watch...

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#2476 Jan 3, 2013
eternal cynic wrote:
<quoted text>Yes and plagiarized from a 1996 CNN Money article.
He's great at plagiarism.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#2477 Jan 3, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
<quoted text>
Keep up the slander and abuse, it should guarantee more Democratic victories at the polls.
Oh, no doubt your side will continue to steal elections by promising to pilfer more tax payer money and give it to the "Obamaphone lady" type, lazy, system abusers.

Clue: It's not slander when it's true.

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