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

#2852 Jan 15, 2013
Spocko wrote:
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You should stop letting the NRA do your thinking, no one is going to take your guns away! What we are advocating is comprehensive and intelligent gun control. According to Homeland Securityís requirements the NRA is a terrorist organization.
The NRA and its cronies in congress have managed to suppress research and statistics compiled to support intelligent and workable fire arm regulations. Such as, ER statistics showing that a gun kept in the home is 43 times more likely to be involved in the death of a member of the household than to be used in self-defense. We are now a country where the exorbitant number of illegal guns has turned into a public health issue!
Okay, so what if people are 43% more at risk if there is a gun in the home? The solution must be to take those guns out of houses, don't you think? And in the same post, you say liberals are not after our guns?
xxxrayted

Brook Park, OH

#2853 Jan 15, 2013
Calm Liberal wrote:
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Oh, haven't you heard, okimar? The Sandy Hook incident was faked, according to the right wing nutjobs I will from now on refer to as the "Sandy Hook Truthers". According to this particular right wing delusion, Obama had actors just pretend to attack the school and shoot kids, in order to make God-fearin', gun-lovin' patriots look bad. There was an article in the news today about the guy who brought six of the children into his house after they ran from the shooting. The poor guy is getting death threats from the right wing whack jobs because they think he was in on the "fake" attack. This poor guy just opens his home to six kids, and the right wing nuts see some sort of evil conspiracy in that?
Well, just keep at it. You loons are setting yourselves up for another great "conservative victory" in 2016, huh?
Link please.
xxxrayted

Brook Park, OH

#2854 Jan 15, 2013
Calm Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama doesn't pay his male or female staffers anything. Employees at the White House are paid by the US Government. Obama has nothing to to with their salaries.
I would say "nice try" but it wasn't. A high school freshman knows that the White House personnel are government employees, and the President is not a private employer.
Right wing whackjobs are sooooooo stupid.
If DumBama has no say-so in what they get paid, then who does? You mean he can demand that private companies pay their females the same wage as males but can't do the same with the federal government? No wonder he's the worst President in our lifetime. What a failure.

“Hello Trump”

Since: Jan 07

Goodby Hillary

#2855 Jan 15, 2013
Calm Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Apples and oranges. Let me ask you some questions about the people on your list:
Did any of them demand to see any president's birth certificate?
Did any of them yell "You lie!" while any president was addressing Congress?
Did any of them publicly boo an Iraq combat veteran just because he admitted to being gay?
Did any of them continuously call a woman a "slut" on their radio show, day after day, just because she testified before Congress?
Did any of them cheer wildly at a presidential debate because it was suggested that sick people who can't afford insurance be allowed to die?
Did any of them ever claim that any president was part of some secret conspiracy to install a Muslim caliphate upon the world?
Did any of them carry firearms to a forum where the president was giving a speech?
Did any of them suggest that certain states should succeed from the Union?
Do you really want to compare Harry Reid to Glenn Beck? Nancy Pelosi to Ann Coulter? Apples and oranges, my friend.
Really? REALLY?

Who made a movie about the assasination of a sitting President?

Who spent 8 years denigrating the smarts of a man who was/IS every bit as intelligent as the current one?

Ect.....

Enough bullsh1t to go around on both sides. Time to cut the BS and get this country working. We do that and the rest of this crap can be hashed out later. You can blame the Tea Party and I can blame the left ALL night long and that won't accomplish diddley,just like Congress has been doing for far far too long.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#2856 Jan 15, 2013
Spocko wrote:
<quoted text>
Guns are a huge problem with terrorism as well as public health ... the cost to the taxpayer is enormous to the tune of $20.5 Billion annually ...
Modern Pseudo Liberals have turned into a public health issue along with their restrictive gun control laws which is a big public health issue for People especially in Chicago which was the purpose of SCOTUS case of Mcdonald Vs Chicago.

McDonald v. Chicago

In McDonald v. City of Chicago,___U.S.___, 130 S.Ct. 3020, 177 L.Ed.2nd 894 (2010), Chicago resident Otis McDonald, a 76 year old (in 2010) retired maintenance engineer, had lived in the Morgan Park neighborhood since buying a house there in 1971. McDonald decried the decline of his neighborhood, describing it as being taken over by gangs and drug dealers. His lawn was regularly littered with refuse and his home and garage had been broken into a combined five times, with the most recent robbery committed by a man McDonald recognized from his own neighborhood. An experienced hunter, McDonald legally owned shotguns, but believed them too unwieldy in the event of a robbery, and wanted to purchase a handgun for personal home defense. Due to Chicago's requirement that all firearms in the city be registered, yet refusing all handgun registrations after 1982 when a citywide handgun ban was passed, he was unable to legally own a handgun. As a result, in 2008, he joined three other Chicago residents in filing a lawsuit which became McDonald v. Chicago.

McDonald v. Chicago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonald_v._Chic...

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#2857 Jan 15, 2013
Spocko wrote:
<quoted text>I agree, don't want to give up your automatic weapons? Fine, then you should have to get your ammo like one has to get any other controlled substance prescriptions ¬Ė through a numbered window, recorded in triplicate and not to exceed a certain number within a regulated time period. Smart and effective gun control that protects society has nothing to do with the 2nd amendment at all! Qualified people certainly have the right to own or carry but the government has a duty and responsibility to regulate the sale and ¬Ďthe carry¬í of guns. The notion that a mob of people are ready and equipped to take on the US Gov¬ít is comical at best. Besides, don¬ít you think we're pretty damn safe from that scary tyrannical rule propagated by the NRA?
Would you apply the same regulations to the freedom of speech?
nick

Holley, NY

#2858 Jan 15, 2013
Obama is a dumb ass you can't take away guns

“Hello Trump”

Since: Jan 07

Goodby Hillary

#2859 Jan 15, 2013
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
<quoted text>
Would you apply the same regulations to the freedom of speech?
Not ntil/unless they can negate the 2nd and only then THEY would have "free speech"...... Sh1theel hypocrits all of 'em. The big question being asked is WHY the left wants to ban private ownership of firearms. No one seems to be able to answer that question on the left. They give vague answers about public safety but ummmm....,that ain't washing.
ScOoTeR

United States

#2860 Jan 15, 2013
ToManyLaws wrote:
<quoted text>
I love the second. I own guns and hunt myself. Just think some people go wild and over board.
here's a grand idea,why don't you mind your own business?

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#2861 Jan 15, 2013

citizens against senseless violence

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#2862 Jan 16, 2013
Spocko wrote:
<quoted text>
Guns are a huge problem with terrorism as well as public health ... the cost to the taxpayer is enormous to the tune of $20.5 Billion annually ...
Guns are a huge problem with terrorism? How many of the acts of terrorism on US soil involved firearms?

Guns cost taxpayers how much? My firearms have cost the taxpayers nothing. Donít you mean criminal use costs taxpayers? What do you care anyway? You probably donít pay federal income tax.

Iím still awaiting evidence of your claim more than six million Americans are terrorists simply because they belong to the NRA.

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#2863 Jan 16, 2013
Calm Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
So okimar, your are saying that the killing of 20 children is not an act of terrorism? The Gabby Giffords shooting was not terrorism? The Colorado movie incident was not terrorism?
Or are you saying that guns have no ill effect on society at all? What part of his post is "fullashlt"?
None of those acts were acts of terrorism. Clearly you donít know what terrorism is. Go read the definition. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/terror...

There is a common thread connecting all three shootings. All three shooters had a serious mental condition.

On Newtown, Iíll go further. I blame the mother. She knew of her sonís condition. She failed to secure her firearms.

His entire post was incorrect.

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#2864 Jan 16, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
<quoted text>
That doesn't surprise me although I don't recall him spewing off about guns recently.
Democrats like guns too. They need guns to protect themselves from other Democrats.
Do you think we can convince Obama and Biden to go hunting with Dick Cheney? That would solve many problems.

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#2865 Jan 16, 2013
Calm Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
That is one definition. But terrorism can have no political aim at all. Common definitions of terrorism refer to any violent act intended to create fear (terror). In the 1920s for example, newspaper editorials sometimes called the gangsters like Al Capone and Bugs Moran terrorists. In fact, I recall reading an old editorial from one of the Chicago papers that referred to the St. Valentine's Day Massacre as "a repulsive act of criminal terrorism".
Because someone writing an editorial incorrectly uses the term terrorism the meaning is suddenly expanded? You do know what an editorial is?

The meaning of words is important for accurate and effective communication. You and others like you choose to attempt to expand the definition because you lack real argument. Label it terrorism and then everyone will understand. Thatís dishonest.

The St. Valentineís Day massacre was in no way an act of terrorism. It was absolutely a crime. It was nothing more than a conflict between two gangs. There was no political motivation.

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#2866 Jan 16, 2013
Spocko wrote:
<quoted text>
You should stop letting the NRA do your thinking, no one is going to take your guns away! What we are advocating is comprehensive and intelligent gun control. According to Homeland Securityís requirements the NRA is a terrorist organization.
The NRA and its cronies in congress have managed to suppress research and statistics compiled to support intelligent and workable fire arm regulations. Such as, ER statistics showing that a gun kept in the home is 43 times more likely to be involved in the death of a member of the household than to be used in self-defense. We are now a country where the exorbitant number of illegal guns has turned into a public health issue!
Who is we? What we are you part of?

The NRA suppressed research? Evidence? Thatís the second time youíve made that claim. Which acts of terror has the NRA committed? How exactly is the NRA a terrorist organization?

Again with the 43 times more likely, not long again your claim was 22 time more likely. I recently pointed that out, you didnít dispute. I will find you making the 22 times more likely claim.

Your method of debate is to toss shit and hope it sticks.

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#2868 Jan 16, 2013
Calm Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, haven't you heard, okimar? The Sandy Hook incident was faked, according to the right wing nutjobs I will from now on refer to as the "Sandy Hook Truthers". According to this particular right wing delusion, Obama had actors just pretend to attack the school and shoot kids, in order to make God-fearin', gun-lovin' patriots look bad. There was an article in the news today about the guy who brought six of the children into his house after they ran from the shooting. The poor guy is getting death threats from the right wing whack jobs because they think he was in on the "fake" attack. This poor guy just opens his home to six kids, and the right wing nuts see some sort of evil conspiracy in that?
Well, just keep at it. You loons are setting yourselves up for another great "conservative victory" in 2016, huh?
Repeat that often enough and it may become truth in your mind. What are you smoking?

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#2869 Jan 16, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>Barry Obama
Uncle Joe Biden
Harry Reid
Nancy Pelosi
Al Sharpton
Jesse Jackson
Michael Moore
George Clooney
Chuck U. Schumer
Dianne Feinstein
Barbara Boxer
Carol Mosely Brown
I could keep going but you get the point. The biggest laugh are the Hollywierd hypocrit folks crying about guns but get wealthy USING guns in the violent movies they make. The left is full of hypocrits who want guns restricted-but not THEIR guns. Just everybody elses.
Add John Lewis and Bill Maher to that list.

You could have listed Pelosi and Sharpton twice. Theyíre both a special kind of loon.

Since: Jan 13

Clearwater, FL

#2870 Jan 16, 2013
eternal cynic wrote:
<quoted text>
Because someone writing an editorial incorrectly uses the term terrorism the meaning is suddenly expanded? You do know what an editorial is?
The meaning of words is important for accurate and effective communication. You and others like you choose to attempt to expand the definition because you lack real argument. Label it terrorism and then everyone will understand. Thatís dishonest.
The St. Valentineís Day massacre was in no way an act of terrorism. It was absolutely a crime. It was nothing more than a conflict between two gangs. There was no political motivation.
You on the right insist that "terrorism" must have a "political" component. That is because you spent so much time using the 9/11 attacks for political gain. And it worked, for a while. But I stand by my statement. Terrorism is any act performed with the aim of inducing fear, whatever the motivation.

Sorry, but the right wing no longer has a trademark on the word "Terrorism". Your trademark expired, and the American people refused to renew it.

“Hello Trump”

Since: Jan 07

Goodby Hillary

#2871 Jan 16, 2013
Calm Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
You on the right insist that "terrorism" must have a "political" component. That is because you spent so much time using the 9/11 attacks for political gain. And it worked, for a while. But I stand by my statement. Terrorism is any act performed with the aim of inducing fear, whatever the motivation.
Sorry, but the right wing no longer has a trademark on the word "Terrorism". Your trademark expired, and the American people refused to renew it.
Kinda like racism and the left,huh?

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#2872 Jan 16, 2013
eternal cynic wrote:
<quoted text>Do you think we can convince Obama and Biden to go hunting with Dick Cheney? That would solve many problems.
ROTFLMAO!

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